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Flightdocs partners with HondaJet Owners and Pilots Association to offer discounted services to members

Flightdocs, the leading provider of cloud-based aircraft maintenance tracking, compliance, and inventory management services, announced that it has partnered with the HondaJet Owners & Pilots Association (HJOPA) to offer discounted services to HJOPA members. The annual cost for its Enterprise service will be significantly less than a competitive system that is also offered to HJOPA members, wi...

Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in High-Speed Metal 3D Printing Company Digital Alloys

Patented multi-metal additive manufacturing system enables rapid, low-cost production of aerospace-quality 3D-printed parts Boeing announced its investment in Digital Alloys, Inc., a Burlington, Mass.-based company developing high-speed, multi-metal additive manufacturing systems that produce 3D-printed parts for aerospace and other production applications.  Digital Alloys'...

NBAA to Honor Women Airforce Service Pilots With Meritorious Award at NBAA-BACE

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced it would present its Meritorious Service to Aviation Award to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), at the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), to be held Oct. 16-18, in Orlando, FL. The Meritorious Service to Aviation Award recognizes extraordinary lifelong contributions to aviation. Accepting the a...

Boeing Sending Last Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson Back to Space

Veteran of three space shuttle missions will be first corporate astronaut to fly a new spacecraft with NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson, who led the final space shuttle mission, will make his fourth spaceflight when he and NASA astronauts Eric Boe and Nicole Mann take the new Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft to the International Space Station. The three pioneers will he...

Boeing to Establish New Aerospace & Autonomy Center

New research and development facility brings together engineering teams to accelerate development of future mobility solutions 100,000 square foot facility scheduled to open in 2020 Boeing announced plans to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the first major tenant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) new mixed...

Gulfstream revolutionizes patient care with State-of-the-Art medevac aircraft

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has designed and delivered a state-of-the-art Gulfstream G550 medevac aircraft that will revolutionize in-flight medical care. The modified G550 was delivered to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center during a delivery ceremony at Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah. Gulfstream President Mark Burns and Beijing Red Cross Emergency...

Viking Air Ltd. is working to revitalize 11 CL-215s, which are considered one of the best water bomber configurations

From 1969 to 1990, Canadair produced more than 120 examples of the purpose-built CL-215 water bomber. Since then those airplanes, and the turbine-powered follow-on CL-415, fought fires by dropping millions of gallons of water scooped up into a set of large internal tanks. Availability of aviation gasoline and the maintenance efforts required to keep the craft’s World War II era radial eng...

First Boeing Apache, Chinook helicopters for India complete inaugural flights

Deliveries of 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters to India begin in 2019 Boeing and India recently took a significant step toward modernizing the Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet by completing the first flights of Apache and Chinook helicopters destined for delivery next year. “We look forward to delivering this phenomenal capability to India,” sai...

Daher enhances its “Me & My TBM” cloud-based app for owners and operators of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft

The first upgrade to Daher’s “Me & My TBM” application for owners and operators of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft was unveiled today at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in. This enhanced version has a redesigned main screen for better readability, larger touch areas for improved interface, and 3D visuals with a TBM silhouette whose movement more realistically reflects the...

Boeing Delivers First Direct Next-Generation 737-800 to Jeju Air

Jeju Air becomes first low-cost carrier in Korea to own and operate 737-800 Delivery marks the first of three new 737-800 NGs the airline has on order with Boeing Boeing and Jeju Air celebrated the delivery of the airline's first direct-buy Next-Generation 737-800 airplane during a ceremony at the Seattle Delivery Center. With this delivery Jeju Air will become the first low-cost ca...

Stratos Aircraft introduces The Stratos 716

Stratos Aircraft presented an update on its VLJ program and introduced the Stratos 716 model. The Stratos 716 is an evolution of the 714 Proof of Concept (PoC) aircraft. “When we introduced the Proof of Concept aircraft last year the marketplace feedback was tremendous.” said Stratos CTO, Carsten Sundin. “It was clear that the market is looking for the performance and comfort we...

Boeing Forecasts Unprecedented 20-Year Pilot Demand as Operators Face Pilot Supply Challenges

2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook forecasts a 20-year demand for 790,000 pilots Study cites fleet growth rates and tightening labor supply among reasons for increasing shortages Boeing training and crew solutions offer operators support for staffing challenges Boeing released its 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, projecting demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years. This represent...