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Gulfstream deepens technical expertise with enhanced employee Training LAB

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it recently enhanced its On-the-Job Training (OJT) Laboratory with two additional aircraft structures: an all-new Gulfstream G600 fuselage, main entry door and wing and an industry-leading Gulfstream G650 fuselage, door, interior and wing. The additions ensure Gulfstream technicians continue to provide aircraft owners and operators with...

Gogo AVANCE L5 Flying on 200th Business Jet

It took just 12 weeks for Gogo Business Aviation, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, to reach its second major milestone for Gogo AVANCETM L5 with the 200thaircraft taking flight with the new system on board.   To date, more than 400 AVANCE L5 systems have been shipped with hundreds of additional systems on bac...

Boeing, Safran Agree to Design, Build and Service Auxiliary Power Units

New joint venture will leverage capabilities of two aerospace leaders to combine the best technologies and services for customers Proposed long-term partnership will create a competitive offering designed to meet market needs Boeing and Safran have agreed to jointly design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), creating better value for customers and for both companies. An APU...

Gulfstream G500 on final approach for type certification

 Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500 is nearing completion of function and reliability (F&R) testing, which will mark the end of the flying required for U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification later this summer. Gulfstream’s other in-development aircraft, the Gulfstream G600, is well into its certification program. “...

Textron Aviation’s Cessna Denali enters new phase of development; company builds first flight test articles

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, today updated the development status of its new high-performance Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2018. Fabrication of the nose section, fuselage, wings and tail cone of the first three flying prototypes is underway, paving the way for the aircraft to enter the...

New Advanced Vertical Lift Center Showcases Bell’s Innovative Flight Solutions

The location offers demonstrations and expertise on how new aviation technology can deliver solutions for customers’ most pressing mission demands Bell Helicopter opened its new Advanced Vertical Lift Center (AVLC) in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This office provides a unique setting for Bell’s military customers, partners and policy makers to interact with technology...

Boeing, Xiamen Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Carrier’s First 737 MAX Jet

Fast-growing Chinese carrier has doubled its fleet in less than five years; plans to double it again Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX airplane and the 200th Boeing jet to Xiamen Airlines, a fast-growing Chinese carrier that has doubled its fleet in less than five years and has plans to double it again to serve more domestic and international passengers. “The addition of the...

Sikorsky and Canada's DND Receive AHS International Award for Successful CH-148 Cyclone Helicopter Shipboard Tests

AHS International has recognized Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for "conducting an extraordinary international effort" to demonstrate flight and shipboard operation of the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter from a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate. The award cites successful expansion of the flight envelop to S...

Boeing, Assembrix to Collaborate on Secure 3D printing

Boeing and Israeli company Assembrix Ltd today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will enable Boeing to use Assembrix software to manage and protect intellectual property shared with vendors during design and manufacturing.  "This agreement expands Boeing's ties to Israeli industry while helping companies like Assembrix expand their business," said David Ivry, p...

Gulfstream G500 and G600 highlight high-speed performance with tandem city-pair records

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft continue to demonstrate their unmatched performance excellence, maturity and reliability with tandem city-pair records from Asia to North America. The sister aircraft flew together, each accomplishing the records in their respective weight classes. On April 20, the G500 and G600 flew from Shanghai to Honolulu at an avera...

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars.  The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.   "NASA has a proud history of firsts," said NASA Administrator...

Boeing Details More Than $54 Million in Grants and Philanthropic Investments

Contribution Part of Previously Announced $300 Million Tax Reform Package Puts Company on Path to Exceed $200 Million in Corporate Giving in 2018 Announcement Coincides with Launch of 2018 Boeing Global Engagement Portfolio​ Boeing announced details for $54 million in grants and philanthropic sponsorships to nonprofits in the U.S. and around the globe. As part of the company'...