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Gulfstream G280 surpasses 100,000 flight hours

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that its worldwide fleet of G280 aircraft recently eclipsed 100,000 flight hours, a milestone achieved less than five years after the first model entered service. “The G280 continues to reinforce its status as the premier super mid-size aircraft in business aviation,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstrea...

Boeing, Japan Investment Adviser Finalize Order For 10 737 MAX 8 Airplanes

Boeing and Tokyo-based Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd., (JIA) finalized an order for Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $1.12 billion at current list prices. The order was previously announced as a commitment at the 2017 Paris Air Show in June. The new 737 MAX 8s are the first directly purchased airplanes for JIA and will help bolster the lessor's growing fleet...

Caverton expands existing Bell fleet with eight 407GXPS

Bell Helicopter announced the signature of a purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, for eight Bell 407GXPs. The Group operates in the marine and aviation logistics sectors for the oil and gas industry and employs over 700 employees in Nigeria. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to begin later this year. “Our...

Gogo Business Aviation’s 4G Service Takes Flight

4G Dual-Directional Antenna Shipments and Gogo AVANCE L5 Installations Underway A new era in business aviation has begun. Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of broadband connectivity products and services for business aviation, has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the FAA for its new dual-directional antennas whic...

Nextant Aerospace Challenger 604XT to feature fully integrated Safe Flight auto throttle system, AutoPower

Nextant Challenger 604 based program will be the first to feature the Safe Flight AutoPower® System fully integrated with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® Cockpit Advanced system provides take-off to touchdown power management Nextant to offer introductory sales incentive through year end Nextant Aerospace, builders of the 400XTi, G90XT, and newly announced Challenger 604X...

Boeing, EL AL Israel Airlines Celebrate Delivery of First 787 Dreamliner

Boeing EL AL Israel Airlines and Air Lease Corporation are celebrating the delivery of the carrier's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today. EL AL leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation. The 787-9 touched down in Tel Aviv today following a nonstop, 6,746 mile (10,856 km.) delivery flight from Paine Field, adjacent to Boeing's factory in Eve...

Successful June for JetLoan Capital

JetLoan Capital has announced that it completed another three transactions in June: The transactions were a Gulfstream G550, with a five-year term and $14 million loan; a Citation CJ1, with an 80% LTV including improvements, 5.5% fixed rate with a 48-month term, and 156-month amortisation; a Grand Caravan turboprop, with 75% LTV, 4.5% fixed rate on a 60-month term with 180-month amortisation....

Boeing-Built Satellite Completes NASA’s Space Communications Network

TDRS-M satellite enables continued communication with International Space Station, Hubble Telescope The sixth and final Boeing Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), launched today, will enhance NASA’s space communications network when the satellite becomes fully operational early next year. TDRS-M is the latest satellite in NASA’s TDRS constellation and will provide high...

Boeing Helena Site Expands to Support 777X Airplane Production

New 90,000 square-foot facility to begin machining parts for Boeing’s newest family of twin-aisle aircraft. Over the past seven years, Boeing has built a strong presence in Montana, and last year spent nearly $12 million with 58 suppliers and vendors in the state, supporting 470 direct and indirect jobs. Boeing employees and community members today commemorated the 90,000 square-foot...

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group awarded Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Marshall designs and manufactures the auxiliary fuel tank system for the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, which is a military derivative of the Boeing 737-800 platform and to date has delivered more than 500 tank sets to support the Boeing P-8 programme. The Performance Excellence Awards re...

HondaJet ranks as most-delivered jet in its category during first half of 2017

Honda Aircraft Company today announced that the HondaJet was the most-delivered jet in its category for the first half of 2017, as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Honda Aircraft delivered 24 aircraft to customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and countries in Europe during the first six months of 2017. The company is steadily ramping up production...

First U.S.-built A320 Takes Flight

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley . The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structural performance.   The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility can produce three members...