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Aerion and Lockheed Martin Join Forces to Develop World's First Supersonic Business Jet

 Two leaders in supersonic technology, Aerion and Lockheed Martin announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to define a formal and gated process to explore the feasibility of a joint development of the world's first supersonic business jet, the Aerion AS2. Over the next 12 months, the companies will work together to develop a framework on all phases of the program, including...

Airbus delivers 50th A320 Family aircraft assembled in the U.S.

Alabama workforce also celebrating meeting goal to produce four A320 Family aircraft a month Less than two years after Airbus delivered the first  A320 Family aircraft from its Airbus A320 Family U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, the company today delivered its 50th aircraft. The A321, designated MSN 7943, was delivered to Delta Air Lines. The milestone was celebrated by t...

Boeing, Avation PLC Deliver Philippine Airlines' 10th 777-300ER

Boeing and leasing company Avation PLC celebrated the delivery of Avation's first Boeing airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), that will be leased and operated by Philippine Airlines. This airplane is the 10th 777-300ER for Philippines' national carrier. "The Boeing aircraft will serve our long-haul operations, a move designed to primarily enhance the total...

Boeing Board Raises Dividend 20 Percent, Establishes $18 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization

The Boeing board of directors declared the company's quarterly dividend will increase 20 percent to $1.71 per share. The board also replaced the existing share repurchase program with a new $18 billionauthorization. "Boeing's strong and growing cash flow allows us to deepen our commitment to provide competitive returns to our shareholders, while continuing to in...

Boeing Forecasts Stable Growth and Funding Diversification for Aircraft Financing in 2018

Approximately $139 billion in new aircraft funding needed in 2018, up $17 billion from 2017 Innovations in aircraft finance bolster customer choices in a healthy financing market Boeing anticipates diverse markets and participants will continue the upward trend in availability of efficient financing for record new aircraft deliveries in the next year. Now in its tenth year, the annua...

Boeing, Turkish Airlines Celebrate the Airline's First 777 Freighter

Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated the delivery today of the airline's first 777 Freighter, the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter. The airplane and a second freighter on order will help the airline expand its cargo business. "The delivery of our first 777 Freighter is a milestone event in our cargo business," said Mr. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board an...

Boeing KC-46A Tanker for U.S. Air Force Completes First Flight

The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests today, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 a.m. PST and landing approximately three-and-one-half hours later. “Today’s flight is another milestone for the Air Force/Boeing team and helps move us closer to delivering operational aircra...

Tamarack Announces Approval of New Active Winglet Performance Data

Latest Aircraft Flight Manual Supplement Enhances Operational Envelope for Cessna 525 Active Winglet Operators Tamarack Aerospace Group announced that it has now received EASA, FAA and ANAC approval of a new Aircraft Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) for aircraft equipped with its ATLAS ® Active Winglets on the Cessna C525 series which includes the CJ, CJ1, CJ1+ and M2 busines...

Textron Aviation unveils new large-utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier

Textron Aviation announced its new twin-engine, high-wing, large-utility turboprop – the Cessna SkyCourier 408. FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and longtime Textron Aviation customer, has signed on as the launch customer for up to 100 aircraft, with an initial fleet order of 50 cargo aircraft and options for 50 more. Entry into...

Luxaviation Group enters US FBO market by joining forces with The Paragon NetworkTM

Luxaviation Group, the world’s second largest private aviation company, is announcing a strategic collaboration with Paragon Aviation GroupTM, the US facilitator of The Paragon NetworkTM, creating a new network of 52 Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) around the world, of which 25 are in the US. The strategic collaboration includes Luxaviation Group’s FBO management company, ExecuJet, Par...

Garmin® celebrates a milestone in aviation, delivers one-millionth certified product

Garmin International, Inc. celebrated the delivery of the one-millionth certified avionics product from its manufacturing facility in Olathe, Kansas. The milestone product was a GTX™ 3000 DO-260B compliant Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder, which enables ADS-B Out transmissions and features TCAS II/ACAS II compatibility for a wide range of business and transport category aircraft....

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Deal for 75 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement includes firm orders for 55 MAX 8s, 20 MAX 10s and options for 20 MAX 8s Dublin-based lessor joins growing customer base of the 737 MAX 10, the newest member of Boeing's 737 MAX family Boeing and Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today finalized an order for 75 737 MAX airplanes. The confirmed order is for 55 MAX 8s and 20 MAX 10s, with options for 2...