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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...
January 17, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has added helicopter safety and General Aviation (GA) weather identification and communication to its "Top 10 Most Wanted List of Transportation Improvements for 2014."    According...
January 17, 2014
Holt Integrated Circuits has introduced a new ARINC 429 line receiver family with integrated lightning protection circuitry.    According to the Mission Viejo, Calif.-based supplier of integrated circuits for avionics, the new receiver family has...
January 16, 2014
Russian Helicopters is expanding flight coverage to the regional government of Sakhalin Oblast with the delivery of two medium multirole Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters scheduled for...
January 16, 2014
AgustaWestland has handed over its fifth AW139 helicopter to Lease Corporation International (LCI). The helicopter will be...
January 16, 2014
General Aviation (GA) pilots and operators received increased access to financing options for upgrading their aircraft with avionics mandated by the FAA’s NextGen airspace modernization program with a new partnership between NextGen GA Fund and the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA).    FreeFlight System's RANGR 978 ADS-B solution. Photo, courtesy of FreeFlight Systems.    ...
January 16, 2014
Bombardier is delaying the entry into service of its CSeries aircraft until the second half of 2015, after discovering that the flight test phase will require more time than originally anticipated.      Photo, courtesy of Bombardier.   The delay will eliminate the Canadian airframe manufacturer's original plans for a CS100 introduction in...
January 16, 2014
United Arab Emirates’ national carrier Etihad Airways announced the launch of Zurich, Switzerland-based Etihad Regional.    The regional carrier will be operated as a partnership with Switzerland's Darwin Airline, which is based in Lugano. Etihad...
January 16, 2014
The Boeing 777X has begun high-speed wind tunnel testing at the company's Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle, Wash.      Boeing 777X wind tunnel testing. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   Seattle-based...
January 16, 2014
Rockwell Collins has a final agreement with Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology to establish a joint venture flight simulation company.    LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins, (right front) and Mr. Jin Dongsheng...
January 16, 2014
Airbus Defense and Space has begun flight tests on Taurus standoff precision missiles on the Instrumented Production Aircraft 7 (IPA7).    Following the recent...
January 15, 2014
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has issued a $549.9-million modification for years four and five of an existing contract with Sikorsky Aircraft involving...
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