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January 22, 2014
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced the winners of its 2014 Salute to Excellence Awards, and will recognize industry leaders during Heli-Expo. This year's winner's include the following: Archie Gray, senior vice president of aviation services at Air Methods Corp...
January 22, 2014
Textron Inc. reported net income of $167 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, up from $148 million during the same period in 2012. This gain marks the first quarterly profit after five straight quarters of decline for the world's largest business jet manufacturer.  Cessna M2 business jet. Photo, courtesy of Cessna. Sales of business jets have been stagnant in recent years, as the General Aviation...
January 22, 2014
Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) has selected Northrop Grumman to provide the analytics module of its Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) suite for Dubai Airports.     The ARC tool will provide the...
January 22, 2014
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA ASI) and Northrop Grumman demonstrated the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System's (UAS) electronic attack capability during a U.S. Marine Corps' Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course.    The demonstration evaluated...
January 22, 2014
Russian charter carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered the Türksat 4A telecommunications satellite from Japan to Kazakhstan ahead of a launch scheduled to occur at the Baikonur...
January 22, 2014
Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air signed a number of fleet maintenance and improvement agreements, totaling $150 million, at the Bahrain International Airshow.   On the first day of the show, the airline...
January 22, 2014
ATR has announced the first qualification one of its full flight simulators in Latin America, a -600 series added to the flight training facilities of Avianca in Bogota, Colombia.    The simulator features an electric...
January 21, 2014
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has added "the unique characteristics of helicopter operations" to its Most Wanted List for 2014, as the agency continues to look at ways to...
January 21, 2014
Avincis Group subsidiary Inaer has received a contract to provide air ambulance support for the...
January 21, 2014
Astronics Corp., looking to boost its test systems business and expand into the commercial aerospace market, has agreed to acquire EADS North America's Test and Services (EADS T&S) unit for $53 million.    The New York-based aircraft lighting and electronics manufacturer expects the purchase agreement to close in February. Irvine, Calif.-based EADS T&S provides engineered Automatic Test...
January 21, 2014
Rockwell Collins has increased its projected sales for 2014 to be in the range of $4.95-5.05 billion after recording total sales of $1.07 billion during the first quarter of 2014. The company's first quarter earnings were an increase of 1 percent from the $1.06 billion recorded during the same period a year ago. ARINC, which was...
January 21, 2014
Bombardier reported a "challenging year" for 2013, receiving 388 new orders, a 19 percent drop from the previous year.    The Canadian airframe manufacturer said it delivered 180 business jets, 55...
January 21, 2014
GE Capital Aviation Services, General Electric's commercial aircraft leasing unit, announced a $3.9 billion order for 40 Boeing 737s.    The order includes 20 737...
January 21, 2014
CAE has announced that it set a new record for the sale of full-flight simulators (FFS) with 43 sold year to date in fiscal 2014.    The Canadian manufacturer's latest contracts include the sale of five...
January 17, 2014
Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) has reached an agreement with the government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to provide six AS332 Super Pumas. The helicopters will conduct anti-drug...
January 17, 2014
The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, has received a $26.6-million cost-plus-fixed-fee for on-site flight test management, engineering...
January 17, 2014
While the FAA made a significant advancement in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) for commercial with the announcement of six testing sites, manufacturers and industry experts believe the nation is lagging behind other countries in taking advantage of this new technology. The blame is lay on a lack of regulatory development and market-stunting...
January 17, 2014
Gulf Air has signed JorAMCo to a new three-year agreement to provide heavy maintenance and C check fleet requirements.    The Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier selected the regional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility based in Jordan because of its close proximity...
January 17, 2014
Boeing has begun assembling the fourth and final KC-46A flight-testing aircraft, the manufacturer's next-generation aerial refueling tanker replacement for the U.S. Air Force's current fleet of KC-135s.   ...
January 17, 2014
Newly launched Saudi Arabian national carrier SaudiGulf Airlines will acquire up to 26 Bombardier CSeries jets, the Canadian airframe manufacturer said.    The acquisition will occur through a purchase agreement signed by Al Qahtani Aviation Co., which signed a firm...
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