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Virgin Galactic’s Historic First Spaceflight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, landed from her maiden spaceflight to cheers from Richard Branson and the teams from Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company. History has been made . Not only is this the first human spaceflight to be launched from American soil since the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011, but the very first time that a crewed vehicle built for comm...

787th of Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered

AerCap, world's largest airplane lessor, adds to its growing 787 portfolio Special milestone airplane to be operated by China Southern Airlines Boeing delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner to come off the production line, marking a special milestone for the super-efficient airplane family and the fastest-selling twin-aisle jet in history. Since its first delivery in September,...

Flying Colours Corp. breaks ground for new hangar at headquarters

Flying Colours, the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business has broken ground as work starts on building its largest hangar to date. Industrial construction company Vicano Construction Ltd braved the cool Ontario weather to formally begin the fourth phase of expansion plans at the Canada-headquartered business aviation company this month.  On completion in mid...

Able Aerospace Services breaks ground on 50,000-S.F. Facility Expansion

Approximately 100 new jobs planned to be added to current team of 450 employees in Mesa, Arizona Able Aerospace Services joined with dignitaries from the East Valley, Phoenix and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 50,000-square-foot expansion at its headquarters within Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona.  The expansion allows Able to enhanc...

11 Med-Trans Bases Reaccredited By Leading Industry Commission

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has reaccredited eleven Med-Trans air medical transport bases in the United States. "This recognition is a result of the hard work and professionalism of every employee to become the best at their positions of tremendous responsibility in transporting and caring for patients," said Med-Trans Corporation President Rob...

Air Lease Corporation takes delivery of its first U.S.-manufactured A321 aircraft

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has taken delivery of its first U.S.-produced A321. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, will be leased to Denver-based Frontier Airlines and features Xavier the Mountain Goat on its vertical tail and Sharklets. The aircraft is also the first U.S.-made A321ceo to enter Frontier’s fleet. The airline has previously...

First Boeing 777X Flight Test Airplane Comes Together

Boeing has brought together the major fuselage sections to form the first 777X airplane that will take to the skies in 2019. In a major production milestone called 'final body join,' Boeing teams connected the airplane's nose, mid and aft sections in the company's factory in Everett, Wash.The jet now measures 252 feet long (77 meters) from nose to tail, making it the longes...

HAECO Cabin Solutions Expanding Engineering Capacity

HAECO Cabin Solutions, a division of HAECO Americas headquartered in Greensboro, NC, USA, announced today immediate expansion plans to its seating engineering and product development facilities in the Piedmont Triad, NC. This is in response to numerous customer wins on the Vector Premium and Vector Economy seating platforms. The company forecasts that it will need to grow its local engineering sta...

Airspace Technologies Raises $20 Million Series B Led by Scale Venture Partners

Airspace Technologies, the company that is digitizing air cargo and time-critical logistics, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series B funding to expand globally and accelerate its next-generation delivery network and enterprise software platform. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Qualcomm Ventures, Defy.vc,...

Supersonic Commercial Travel Begins to Take Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®

X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Manufacturing Begins Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to bring supersonic commercial travel over land one step closer to reality. "The start of manufacturing on the project marks a great leap forward for the X-59 and the future of quiet supersonic comme...

Guardian Flight Strengthens Its Rural Air Medical Outreach in Alaska, Hawaii, Utah

Guardian Flight has recently strengthened the reach and focus of its air medical transport footprints in Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah with additional dedicated and medically equipped fixed wing aircraft. Guardian Flight Alaska added a Super King Air B200 at Deadhorse Airport to serve the North Slope oil industry and Native Alaska communities including Prudhoe Bay, Utqiaġvik and Kuparuk. ...

Bristow Group To Combine With Columbia Helicopters In A $560 Million Transaction

Bristow Group Inc., the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with privately-held Columbia Helicopters, Inc. ("Columbia") for $560 million. Columbia will be designated as an unrestricted subsidiary under the Columbia name and air operating certificate (AOC).  Bristow ex...