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April 24, 2014
Leicester-based academy Helicentre Aviation will be taking enrollments for a BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice Degree/Higher Apprenticeship which will allow graduates to obtain the degree alongside their professional helicopter...
April 24, 2014
AgustaWestland has inked distribution agreements for its AW139 with both Saudi Aramco and Heliconia Aero Solutions. Saudi Aramco has placed an order for one additional...
April 24, 2014
Overhaul Support Services has received a $7.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Drag Brace Landing for the Black...
April 24, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft has demonstrated the optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army.  The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk (OPBH) Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter (MURAL) Program...
April 24, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft has delivered an S-76D to Yunnan Jingcheng Group, the first S-76D to operate in China. The aircraft is configured for transportation of corporate and government VIPs. Jingcheng also flies a Sikorsky S-92 for use in transporting corporate and government...
April 24, 2014
[Aviation Today April 24, 2014] American Airlines reported a record $480 million net profit for the first quarter of 2014, the first earnings period for the newly merged carrier.  The new American was formed by the completion of the December merger between US Airways Group and American's predecessor, AMR Corp., which filed for bankruptcy in November 2011...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] Northrop Grumman has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the U.S. Air Force with its software upgrade for the B-2 Bomber. The upgrade is designed to replace multiple Operational Flight Programs (OFP) — embedded software that allows the...
April 24, 2014
[Aviation Today April 24, 2014] Landmark Aviation announced a new agreement to acquire Ross Aviation's network of Fixed Based Operations (FBO) located throughout the United States. The Texas-based FBO used investment funds from...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] Universal Avionics is looking to grow its business within the emerging Latin American business aviation market.    The Tucson, Ariz.-based avionics manufacturer announced the appointment of Corey...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] The Government of Canada is investing $4.4 million in the latest research and development program from Avcorp Industries, according to a statement released by Industry Canada.  Avcorp will use the...
April 24, 2014
AgustaWestland's autorotation trials for the AW609 TiltRotor program have been completed successfully. Between the end of March and early April 10 dedicated flight hours saw more than 70 power-off conversions from airplane mode to helicopter mode flown from the Arlington (Texas) facility in the USA. The tests were flown under auspices of FAA and covered the full wind-milling and...
April 23, 2014
Velocity Aerospace Group acquired Calif.-based EDN Aviation, a move that is expected to expand the company’s repair and...
April 23, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Avionics & Systems Integration Group (ASIG) with a supplemental...
April 23, 2014
The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) received approval from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to conduct Bell 412EP/Bell 412EPI B1.3 and B2 Part 147 technical training at the Bell Helicopter...
April 23, 2014
Rolls-Royce has received $39 million to support AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft operated by the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force. The Rolls-Royce...
April 23, 2014
Bell Helicopter was awarded a maximum $38.4-million firm-fixed-price contract for yoke assemblies for the U.S...
April 23, 2014
[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Three of the world's largest aerospace and defense manufacturers, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, reported their first quarter earnings. Boeing came out first, with the strongest first quarter earnings of the three. The manufacturer’s results were fueled by higher sales and increased deliveries of its flagship commercial airframes, the 737 and the...
April 23, 2014
[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Lockheed Martin's announced progress with its Kestrel flight control systems and mobile Ground Control Station (mGCS) software, designed to increase the automation capabilities of its Group 1 family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).    The Desert Hawk III, a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) made by Lockheed, demonstrated increased automation during...
April 23, 2014
[Aviation Today April 23, 2014] Brazilian airframe manufacturer Embraer is forecasting demand for 530 new regional jets in Africa and the Middle East over the next two decades, representing 8 percent of global demand for the segment during that period.    Among the demand, Embraer sees 65 percent of total new deliveries supporting market growth in the region, with another 35...
April 23, 2014
[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Vector has reported on the successful completion of the first test trial of its GL1020FTE data logger analyzing Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus communications onboard the second flight test aircraft in the Airbus A350 XWB program.    CAN data bus is a serial...
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