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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 confe...

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 Se...


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...

SCAC may deliver Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Iran if sanctions are lifted

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) may deliver Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Iran if sanctions against the country are lifted, RIA Novosti reports with reference to SCAC President Ilya Tarasenko. “We are working closely with our Iranian partners and they are interested in purchasing our aircraft. They have very old aircraft and extensive network of regional airports. Moreover, Iran ha...

Russia and China are negotiating deliveries of Il-103 aircraft

Russia and China are negotiating possible deliveries of light Il-103 aircraft (“air taxi”). However, the process is very slow, General Designer of Ilyushin Company Nikolai Talikov told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 airshow. Il-103 is the five-seat (pilot plus four passengers) single-engine piston passenger aircraft or an air taxi, which is used as a trainer aircraft. “We are in tal...

How "Domain Expertise" Gave General Electric a Competitive Advantage in Aviation

Nearly 30 years ago, GE developed a super material for power generation that is now helping it win in aviation. General Electric's (NYSE:GE) co-developed LEAP jet engine with Safran has made history as the fastest-selling product in aviation history. To date, CFM International, General Electric's 50-50 joint venture with Safran, has received orders for 9,550 LEAP engines worth...

Russia and Egypt signed no deal on Alligator combat helicopters — arms exporter

A military-diplomatic source earlier told TASS that Egypt had ordered Russian KA-52 combat helicopters, without providing further details  Russia and Egypt did not sign a contract to supply Russian Kamov Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters at the MAKS-2015 International Air Show, the director-general of the Rosoboronexport agency dealing with exports and imports of defense-rel...

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Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

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Embraer to collaborate on technologies and solutions to combat COVID-19

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COVID-19 crisis efforts - Airbus A400M transports masks to Spain

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Airbus set to partially resume production in France and Spain

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New Rolls-Royce MTU solutions distributor in China

Rolls-Royce is moving forward with its growth strategy in China, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. VPower Group, one of the world’s leading system integrators in the power generation sec...

Leonardo: solidarity shown through its support towards civilian

During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and peop...

Airbus realises new supplies to support Europe fight against COVID-19

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Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

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Rolls-Royce statement on UK Civil Aerospace facilities

Our priority since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has been to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees. We have been actively implementing government guidelines throughout our global facilities,...

Bombardier temporary suspends Canadian operations; suspends 2020 financial guidance

Bombardier announced that in support of the recent mandates from the Governments of Quebec and Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will suspend all non-essential work at most...

FACC confirms the results for FY 2019 and sets the course for the time after Corona

The previously reported results for the short fiscal year 2019 (1 March - 31 December) are unchanged after completion of the audit. New orders worth USD 800 million will help offset impending market c...