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Business Aviation Flight Activity at Highest Levels Since 2008

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the world's leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the business aviation industry, has released its latest Business Aviation Index for the third quarter of 2017. According to the index, which tracks utilization of approximately 2,000 business aircraft worldwide, average flight hours have reached levels not seen since the...

U.S. Air Force to preserve KC-10 avionics upgrade investment through sustainment contract with Rockwell Collins

Maintains Rockwell Collins’ participation in future KC-10 avionics integrations while preserving safety, suitability and effectiveness of the aircraft Rockwell Collins will be an important part of the future of KC-10 avionics with a recent award from the U.S. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Wright Patterson Air Force base. The contract provides maintenance and susta...

Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Celebrate Delivery of First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first Boeing 787-9. Ethiopian is leasing the Dreamliner through an agreement with AerCap. Ethiopian's newest 787 touched down in Addis Ababa following a non-stop 8,354 mile (13,444 km) delivery flight from Boeing's Everett, Wash., facility. Ethiopian becomes the first carrier in Africa&nb...

Boeing, Singapore Airlines Announce Order for 39 Airplanes

Deal includes 20 777-9s and 19 787-10 Dreamliners Ceremony in the presence of President Trump and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong Boeing and Singapore Airlines formally announced a deal for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, during a ceremony at the White House.  The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, is worth $13.8 billion at current lis...

Air Culinaire Worldwide and Universal Private Transport Integrate with RocketRoute

Air Culinaire Worldwide® and Universal Private TransportSM announced last week during the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) annual conference, a new integration with RocketRoute. With this new fusion of technology, RocketRoute’s Marketplace users will be able to seamlessly place catering orders and hire ground transportation with the click of a button. “We ar...

Boeing, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Reach Agreement on Cost Reduction for 787 Production

Partnering for Success collaboration to enable sales and competitiveness Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced an agreement to strengthen collaboration in ways that will enhance both companies' competitiveness. The agreement includes efforts to reduce costs in MHI production of wings for the 787 Dreamliner and joint studies of advanced aerostructure technolo...

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Program Achieves Another Milestone

 Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter program recently marked yet another successful achievement with the first flight of the second production LM-100J aircraft Oct. 11.  "The flight was outstanding and the aircraft's performance was flawless," said Wayne Roberts, LM-100J chief test pilot. "After this completely successful first airworthiness...

AW169 helicopter scores first contract success in the US emergency services market

The order for three AW169 Emergency Medical Services helicopters was placed by Travis County, Texas for its STAR Flight program • Travis County’s AW169s will be the first in the US to support patient transport, search and rescue, law enforcement and firefighting missions   • Contract builds on the global success of the AW169 for EMS and public service operations, as...

Daher salutes the humanitarian efforts of TBM owners and pilots in hurricane relief flights

Daher today recognized the TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s (TBMOPA) airlift of vital supplies to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Houston following the devastation caused by recent hurricanes.  Nine TBMOPA members brought their TBM aircraft to various locations in Florida for the pickup of relief supplies that ranged from food, water and chainsaws to generators, diapers and b...

Inmarsat certified for Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi installations on Gulfstream G550 aircraft

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced that its Jet ConneX business aviation inflight Wi-Fi service has received a Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for the popular Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The certificate, awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), approves Gulfstream G550 business jets to be equipped with the exclusive Jet...

Gulfstream exceeds G500 and G600 planned performance

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that its long-range Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 offer even better performance than originally promised. During rigorous flight testing, the all-new aircraft have exceeded expectations, regularly demonstrating capabilities beyond the company’s initial projections. As a result, Gulfstream is announcing new performance standard...

Sikorsky Launches Customer Experience 2.0

Sikorsky announced the launch of its Next Generation Customer Portal for customers, providing an enhanced and more direct web-based location for all customer needs regarding maintenance and questions about their aircraft. The announcement was made at the 2017 NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Owners, operators and directors of maintenance will continue to access&nbs...