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Bell 505 Assembly Centre in Lafayette opens

Bell Helicopter has opened a new assembly centre in Lafayette. The new centre will assemble the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Steven Grissom and other state, regional and local officials joined Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO, John Garrison,...

China's Biggest UAV Makes Maiden Flight

China's self-developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the CH-5, representing a world standard in size and weight, made its maiden flight in Gansu province, the Beijing Times reported on Monday. The country's biggest UAV, with a wingspan of 20 meters, has a maximum takeoff weight of 3 tons,...


Robinson Introduces New R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen Primary Flight Display Package

The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44. The R44 autopilot option has all of the same modes and functionality as the R66 including basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking, and approach guidance...

Embraer’s Legacy 450 Receives FAA Certification

Embraer Executive Jets today announced that its new Legacy 450 business jet received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The approval comes a few weeks after the aircraft earned certification from Brazil’s civil aeronautics authority (ANAC).  “The FAA certification highlights our commitment to delivering innovative products that go beyond cus...

Boeing settles 401(k) lawsuit

Boeing reached a settlement Wednesday in a class-action lawsuit that alleges the company mishandled its 401(k) plan, allowing excessive fees. The provisional settlement in Spano v. Boeing, filed in 2006, was reached the same day it was set to go trial, and terms were not disclosed. A status conference is set for Sept. 24 to establish deadlines for approving the proposed settlement. St. Louis...

Inmarsat launches third Global Xpress satellite

Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat launched the third satellite in its Global Xpress program, Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), on Aug. 28. The third Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on an International Launch Services Proton Breeze M launch vehicle and is now in orbit. Inmarsat said it will join the first t...

First MRJ test flight scheduled for latter half of October

The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test flight is scheduled for the latter half of October, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced. Mitsubishi said in a statement released Monday that further details will be released near the end of September and the exact date of the first flight will be announced one day before. The first flight will take place at Nago...

ADEPT SWiPE from Acumen Aviation

Acumen Aviation has launched a new mobile application – SWiPE for the users ofADEPT – the smart and secured records management platform from Acumen Aviation. Through this intuitive app, users will be able to manage the records of all their assets in ADEPT on the go using their mobile devices. Some of the key features of the app are: Secure access to ADEPT s...

Spairliners' Board names Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO, Benoît Crombois appointed new CFO

Spairliners GmbH, supplier of aircraft component support, announced today changes to its two Managing Directors. The Supervisory Board appointed the former CFO, Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO of Spairliners. At the same time, Benoît Crombois has joined the company’s management team as Chief Financial Officer. Both directors assumed their role on August 01, 2015. Sven-U...

KC-46A: Big Airplane Being Delayed by a Few Big Problems

Aug. 30--Delays with development of a new Air Force tanker scheduled to be based and serviced in Oklahoma are causing turbulence at the Pentagon, but local leaders say they're not too worried about a project that is expected to pump millions of dollars into their economies. Both Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base will serve important roles in maintaining and operating the KC-46A...

Mid-Atlantic aviation partnership explores tethered drone opportunities with florida company

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech will collaborate with Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a Jacksonville-based aviation company, to research, test, and advance the commercialization of the company's tethered unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones. The organizations began test flights this month in Jacksonville, Florida, to explore the reliability, safety, and...

Jeppesen And Virgin Australia Announce Crew Operations Agreement

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide Virgin Australia with its Crew Tracking solution through a new service agreement. The Jeppesen crew management tool will help the airline monitor and resolve changes or disruptions to set crew schedules. Virgin Australia General Manager, Operations Planning, Shane Lord said: "Efficient crew management is a key...

COMAC to Deliver First ARJ21 to Chengdu Airlines in November

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) is working toward an internal target to deliver its first ARJ21-700 regional jet to the launch customer Chengdu Airlines (EU) on November 28, 2015, China National Radio reported. ARJ21, short for Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century, is equipped with 78 seats in a two-class configuration (including eight first class seats) a...

Boeing uses its clout to control supplier consolidation

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Berkshire chief Warren Buffett isn't alone in seeing potential for profits from rising demand for commercia...

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South Korea goes for the modernization of Ka-32 helicopter fleet

Rostec State Corporation will offer its partners from South Korea the modernization of Ka-32 multipurpose helicopter fleet. The program for upgrading this type of helicopters will be presented at Seou...

Mil and Kamov Design Bureaus to team up as National Helicopter Center

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FACC Innovation recognized by Airbus

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