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Full slate of Gulfstream customer-centric support events 2020

Gulfstream Aerospace Customer Support organization will host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020, including its biennial Operators & Suppliers Conference, two Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meetings, several operators forums and a flight operations forum. “These events provide us with numerous opportunities, in groups or individually, for customer input a...

The most advanced transportation method to healthcare raises strategic investment

A strategic investment was announced by Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications. The round of funding will provide Matternet with access to a broad set of opportunities in the U.S. healthcare logistics market and accelerate existing partnerships in key international markets. McKesson Ventures joins Matternet's roster of strategic investors Boeing, Sony an...

Texas Turbine Awarded STC for Hartzell 5-Blade Props on CASA 212

Airplane modifier Texas Turbine Conversions has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA for Hartzell Propeller's high performance five-blade structural composite swept propellers for CASA 212 short takeoff and landing utility aircraft. "The modern five-blade props replace original equipment Hartzell four-blade aluminum propellers, providing weight savings and more ef...

Airbus - increased investment, expansion of aircraft manufacturing in the U.S.

As part of Airbus plan to produce 63 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2021, the company will expand its industrial footprint in the U.S. by increasing the production rate of A320 family aircraft at its Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile to seven per month by the beginning of next year. This increase, and continued recruiting for the A220 manufacturing team, will result in a further...

Scientific research on pilots - Head-Up Display Virtual-Reality training device

The FAA has ordered a Head-Up Display Virtual-Reality training device from Collins Aerospace Systems to be used in scientific research in areas such as pilot-HUD interface, pilot performance and crew workload.  The HUD VR trainer provides a unique out-of-the-window view of what a pilot would actually see when flying with a HUD that uses Collins Aerospace’s Head-up...

2020 SR Series launched by Cirrus Aircraft, powered by an All-New Mobile App

The all-new 2020 G6 SR Series, the most technologically advanced models ever of the world’s best-selling SR20, SR22 and SR22T piston aircraft is launched! The highlight of the new model year is the introduction of the Cirrus Aircraft App powered by Cirrus IQTM – providing a digital connection to the aircraft from virtually anywhere in the world. Further enhancements include r...

NetJets took delivery of first Cessna Citation Longitude

NetJets accepted the first delivery of the new Cessna Citation Longitude. The first super-midsize business jet arrived on December 31, 2019, and we anticipate that it will enter service in the coming weeks. This represents a significant milestone for both NetJets and Textron Aviation as we bring this revolutionary aircraft to NetJets Owners. The Citation Longitude incorporates the latest...

Hyundai Motor and Uber Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Hyundai Motor Company and Uber announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept. Hyundai is the first automotive company to join the Uber Elevate initiative, bringing automotive-scale manufacturing capability and a track record of mass-producing electric vehicles. The air vehicle concept Hyundai release...

American Airlines and British Airways mark the official start of the JFK Redevelopment Plan

Atlantic Joint Business partners American Airlines and British Airways joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to announce the start of construction on a $344 million investment at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 8 at the Association for a Better New York luncheon in Midtown. “Our investment will put th...

The City of the Future revealed by Bell

How do you imagine the City Of Future? Her is the visionof Bell Textron, reveals at CES. A vivid look into the future of the smart city ecosystem. The Bell Nexus air taxi and the Autonomous Pod Transport coexisting to move people, products and information across connected cities.  “With a focus on the passenger experience, we revealed the technology and the vehicl...

Tailwind Adds Aerospace Welding Minneapolis and Aerospace Manufacturing to Portfolio

Tailwind Technologies has acquired Aerospace Welding Minneapolis and Aerospace Manufacturing, both headed by President Tom Heid, who will continue in that capacity for Tailwind. Tailwind Technologies is the parent company of Hartzell Propeller, Inc. and Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC. "President Tom Heid founded AWI-AMI in Eagan, Minn., more than 20 years ago. The operation is wel...

Airbus is now offering Gentex electrochromic windows

Gentex Corporation announced that Airbus is now offering the Company’s latest generation of electrochromic windows on its aircraft. More details of the roll-out will be revealed this spring. The EDWs will allow passengers to selectively darken the aircraft windows as desired while still enabling them to view the scenery outside. Not only do these EDWs eliminate the need for traditional...