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Boeing drops 'X' from stretched 777 designation

Boeing has formally dropped the ‘X’ suffix from its individual stretched 777 variants, although it will retain it for the overall family. The US airframer is officially referring to the variants as the 777-8 and the 777-9, the company said during the Dubai air show. But the combined family, it adds, will still be known as the 777X. Boeing Large-scale models of the aircr...

Boeing single-minded over growth forecast

Boeing has kicked off its activities at the Dubai Airshow this week with its latest 20-year forecast for sales in the Middle East, predicting that the region's airlines will require 3,180 new aircraft between now and 2034, with an estimated value of $730 billion. In a sign that the explosive growth of the region’s airlines will continue, it predicts that 70% of this demand will be dri...

Boeing upbeat over possible Kuwait jet sale, oil price hits some deals

Boeing on Saturday gave its strongest indication yet about a near-term sale of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to Kuwait, although the world's second-largest weapons maker said lower oil prices were delaying some arms purchases by Gulf states. "There are things that we're waiting on... those things are going to be cleared and we think they're going to be cleared soon," Boeing...

Clay Lacy Aviation Adds To Its VNY Apron

As the first phase of a $10 million development plan, Clay Lacy Aviation has opened an additional 2.5 acres of ramp space at its Van Nuys (Calif.) Airport FBO, providing more space for overnight parking and aircraft positioning and reducing the need for towing. The upgrade project, which will encompass six acres in total, is aimed at creating the Los Angeles area’s best and most secure priva...

Air Methods To Acquire Tri-State Flight for $222M

Air Methods announced its intention November 5 to acquire air medical provider Tri-State Care Flight for $222.5 million. Tri-State was founded in 2002 and operates a mixed fleet of 19 EMS helicopters, including AgustaWestland AW109Es and AW119s, and Eurocopter AS 350 models, and four fixed-wing aircraft, including Beechcraft King Air B200s, from bases in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico....

Wall St Analyst Report: Delta May Create Overseas Subsidiary

Delta Air Lines could potentially set up a non-U.S. subsidiary housing its international operations and joint ventures (JVs) to reduce the amount of U.S. taxes it pays, according to a Wall Street analyst report. In a report issued Nov. 6 by New York-based Wolfe Research, the firm says Delta senior management has several times hinted in analyst calls that it was working on a tax strategy and Wol...

Learn How Space Weather Impacts Business Aviation at NBAA2015

For operators wondering how space weather may impact business aircraft operations, Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (FPAW) is hosting an education session on Nov. 18 at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) to explore this issue. "Space weather has the potential to impact business aviation in several areas, including the radiation environment, radio...

U.S. said to plan increased security on international flights

The Department of Homeland Security plans to announce an increase in security on international flights by U.S. carriers after the suspected bombing of a Russian plane flying over Egypt on Oct. 31. The action will be unveiled as soon as Friday, according to a person familiar with the plan who wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter. The person declined to specify what steps will be taken....

United CEO Oscar Munoz to Return in 2016 First Quarter

United Airlines released a Nov. 5 letter from United president and CEO Oscar Munoz to company employees indicating Munoz will return in the 2016 first quarter. Munoz was stricken by a heart attack on Oct. 15 and has been on medical leave. On Oct. 19, United announced the appointment of EVP and general counsel Brett Hart as acting CEO. Munoz's letter read: "Dear United team,...

Latin America network to be developed by Delta Cargo

Delta Cargo is looking to develop its network into Latin America (LATAM) while in North America it is focusing on US West coast growth. The carrier’s director of sales for the Americas, Andy Kirschner, tells Air Cargo Week, despite the industry facing some challenges like excess capacity, and foreign exchange yield pressure, it is seeing strong numbers domesticall...

American Airlines Customers Gain New Non-Stop Routes to Cancun

American Airlines will offer new access to Cancun, Mexico – one of Mexico’s most popular destinations – when it adds new service from four U.S. cities in 2016. The new seasonal service to Cancun International Airport (CUN) will operate on Saturdays from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Ka...

Honeywell Develops Apple Watch App for Cabin Control

Honeywell Aerospace is in the final stages of developing a native Apple Watch app that can control cabin systems in aircraft equipped with the company’s Ovation Select cabin management system. The watch software is expected to be available in the iTunes App Store next month and will be similar to the Ovation Select apps already available for Android and iOS devices, which can control cabin l...