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Boeing Studies Plan to Offer 737 Freighter Conversions

Boeing is looking at offering conversions of its most popular passenger jet, the 737-800, into freight haulers in a move aimed at express parcel firms, a senior executive said. The proposal emerged weeks after rival Airbus relaunched plans to offer conversions of its competing A320, forging a par...

AL SKY WIDER II, the Latest Economy Class Seat for International Routes Wins Good Design Award in 2015

Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday received Good Design award 2015 from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for its latest Economy Class seat - JAL SKY WIDER II. JAL has been arranging this new seat on its Boeing 787 aircraft since December 2014, as the second installment of "Ne...


Bombardier Called "Huge Asset" As Quebec Vows Aid If Needed

Bombardier Inc., draining cash amid delays on its marquee CSeries jetliner, can count on Quebec's provincial government if the planemaker needs financial assistance, Premier Philippe Couillard said. Even with the shares plunging 60 percent this year and the CSeries US$2 billion over budget, Bombardier's central role in Quebec's aerospace industry makes it a "huge asset" wo...

Jeff Bonner Research delivers first electronic window shades for BBJ 787

VIP aircraft interior parts manufacturer Jeff Bonner Research and Development (JBRND) has delivered its first electronically controlled window shades for the Boeing Business Jet BBJ787. The handover comes less than a week after the lightweight system, called SyncDrive, secured US certification. While JBRND already designs and develops window shades for a range of business aircraft, including th...

Beechcraft delivers China's first 350i to be used in a charter role

Beechcraft has handed over the first of two King Air 350is to Chinese aviation services company AVIC Hebei General Aviation (HGAC). The twin-engined turboprop will be based in Shijiazhuang City, in northern China’s Hebei province, and will be the first 350i in the country dedicated to charter services, says the Textron Aviation subsidiary of the American Textron Group which also owns Beec...

Qantas Group and GE Aviation sign strategic Flight Efficiency Services agreement

The Qantas Group and GE Aviation have signed a comprehensive agreement for GE’s Flight Efficiency Services, which will help Qantas and Jetstar increase operational flexibility and fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by drawing on GE’s industry-leading navigation services, data and analytics expertise. The agreement includes flight efficiency and Flight Operations Quality Assura...

Rolls-Royce and American Airlines to dissolve Texas Aero Engine Services LLC partnership

Today, Rolls-Royce and American Airlines announced plans to dissolve Texas Aero Engine Services LLC (TAESL). TAESL is a 50-50 joint venture between Rolls-Royce and American Airlines Group in Fort Worth, Texas, that provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul services on aircraft engines. The combination of reductions in demand and lack of future growth opportunities for the b...

P&W Renews Agreement for Customer Training Center in Beijing

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, has signed a 15-year renewal for its joint venture agreement between United Technologies Far East Ltd. and the China Aviation Supplies (CAS) Holding Company to support the Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center located in Beijing, China. The Customer Training Center has been in operation for more than a decade and has provided tail...

Jeppesen Optimizes Crew Management For SkyWest And ExpressJet

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, has entered into an agreement to provide crew management services for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, which are both operated by SkyWest, Inc. Through a recent agreement, Jeppesen now provides SkyWest and ExpressJet with its Crew Pairing optimization solution, to maximize scheduling efficiency. "Jeppesen Crew Pairing allows...

Virgin Galactic makes progress in LauncherOne project

Virgin Galactic, part-owned by Aabar Investments of Abu Dhabi, has announced it has made significant progress with LauncherOne rocket propulsion after test firings. The Abu Dhabi based stock company owns a 37.8 per cent stake in Virgin Galactic, whose engineers and technicians have achieved longer duration, steady state firings of the small satellite launch vehicle’s gas generator in Cali...

Raytheon says new U.S. civilian cyber contract worth about $1 billion

Raytheon Co on Monday said a new five-year contract it won from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help more than 100 civilian agencies manage their computer security could be worth $1 billion, a key win for the company. Raytheon said DHS selected it to be the prime contractor and systems integrator for the agency's Network Security Deployment (NSD) division, and its National Cyber...

Cargolux may buy five Boeing jets, says iPhone shipments strong

Cargolux is in talks with Boeing (BA.N) to buy five more 747-8F freighter jets, the chief executive of Europe’s largest all-freight carrier said on Tuesday. Such a deal could be worth $1.9 billion at list prices. The aircraft would serve a planned joint venture between Cargolux and its 35-percent shareholder Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment (HNCA) to be based in Zhengz...

A date for the start of testing of the upgraded high-altitude M-55 aircraft was set

Myasishchev design bureau is going to complete the upgrade of M-55 «Geophizika» high-altitude aircraft this year, Interfax reports with reference to a source close to the aircraft industry. “At present the aircraft is being upgraded; the upgrade should be completed this year. It is expected that the flight tests will be started in December,” the source said.  Acc...

Citation Latitude heading to Australia for demonstration tour

Aeromil Pacific will officially launch the Cessna Citation Latitude in Australia at Sydney Airport on October 8 ahead of a demonstration tour around the country. The nine-seat Citation Latitude and achieved certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June 2015, allowing first deliveries began in August. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney...

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Pratt & Whitney Invests $30 Million in West Virginia Facility for MRO of PW800 Engines

A $30 million US investment announced by Pratt & Whitney  in its engine services facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of PW800 engines. Specifi...

400th Gulfstream G650 aircraft delivered

Congratulations Gulfstream Aerospace on the delivery milestone - the 400th Gulfstream G650! The record-breaking, ultralong-range extended-range Gulfstream G650ER will be based in the U.S.&nb...

Innovations, tomorrow aircraft, development - meet Mike Ingram from Honeywell Aerospace

As we've states already several times, big events is the best place to meet aviation professionals and to discuss the future of the industry. We had such opportunity during Dubai Airshow, exchangi...

50 Airbus A321XLRs for United Airlines transatlantic route expansion

United Airlines ordered 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it begins to phase out older models and launches an expansion of transatlantic routes from its key U.S. hubs in Newark/New York and Washington D.C...

Dassault Aviation invests Aeronautical Pyrotechnics

Dassault Aviation inaugurated its new pyrotechnic facilities at its Martignas-sur-Jalle site. The inauguration ceremony was led by Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, along with site...

The 100th Airbus A220 aircraft produced - it is airBaltic'

A special ceremony in Mirabel, Canada was dedicated too the celebration - the 100th Airbus A220 aircraft produced! The aircraft, an A220-300, destined for Riga, Latvia-based airBal...

SAS first Airbus A350 XWB is flying home

With the delivery of its first A350-900, AS became the newest operator of this latest generation, highly efficient widebody aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on or...

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The final design features of its SH09 helicopter will be presented at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Kopter continues to expand the performance and flight envelope of the SH09 Prototype 3, while simultaneously increasing flight test activities in the flight test center located at Pozzallo, Sicily. P3...

Aston Martin and Airbus prepare to take to the skies

Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters revealed a new partnership that brings together the best of automotive and aeronautical design. For the past 12 months designers fr...

Best Of What's New in Aerospace Award goes to Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70

Popular Science recognized the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 with a Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace category for 2019. In 2018, Bell received a Best of What’s New Aw...

Pratt & Whitney Invests $30 Million in West Virginia Facility for MRO of PW800 Engines

A $30 million US investment announced by Pratt & Whitney  in its engine services facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of PW800 engines. Specifi...

Ministère des Transports du Québec Became Launch Customer for Viking CL-415 AUP

Viking Air Limited will take care of the Avionics Upgrade Program for eight of Ministère des Transports du Québec Canadair CL-415 aerial firefighters. The contract si...

EHang Debuts In-City Demo Flight for Commercial Sightseeing Operations

EHang announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate to build out an urban air mobility demonstration project in Guangzhou. This is a major miles...

Gulfstream moves EU Parts Distribution Center near Amsterdam

Gulfstream Aerospace has moved its European Customer Support Parts Distribution Center from the London area to near Amsterdam. The new center adjacent to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol houses high-us...