Major Infrastructure Project Could Create Hundreds Of Jobs
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joined federal and local officials Monday in breaking ground for a new, NextGen equipped air traffic control tower at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO).
Deal Includes Long-Term Maintenance On A320neo Engines
Pratt & Whitney and IndiGo have signed a definitive agreement for PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 150 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The agreement includes 300 firm PurePower PW1100G-JM engines with additional options and a long-term PureSolution maintenance agreement. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2015.
Jetscape announces the acquisition of three (3) new Embraer E175 aircraft delivered on lease to Alitalia, Rome, Italy in June, 2012. Each aircraft has been leased to Alitalia for twelve-years and will be operated by Alitalia’s regional subsidiary Alitalia CityLiner.
European Planemaker Expands Its Presence In Israel
Israeli airline signed a purchase agreement Monday for four A321neos at the Farnborough International Airshow. This order makes the airline a new Airbus customer and the first airline in Israel to order the A320 neo Family. Engine selection will be announced at a later date.
Many Airlines Shifting To More Efficient, Smaller Aircraft On Some Routes
As some smaller and low-cost airlines look at short-haul domestic routes as a way to boost the bottom line, they're also finding that turboprop airplanes like the Bombardier Q400 and ATR-72 series are a better fit than single-aisle airliners, or even regional jets.
The World’s Only Flying Vulcan Will Open The World’s Leading Airshow With The Red Arrows
Sixty years after the prototype Vulcan’s first dramatic appearance at the famous Farnborough International Airshow, the last flying example of the iconic all-British aircraft will open the 2012 event in formation with the Red Arrows. After a long association with the show, starting when the prototype aircraft stunned audiences with a surprise appearance in 1952, this year’s Farnborough could well be the last at which a Vulcan will fly.
Planemakers Say Certification Process Needs To Be Streamlined
A combination of a flood of new aviation products and a flat or shrinking FAA budget has caused a massive bottleneck in the certification process, and aviation company officials in Wichita say it is stifling innovation for and production of new airplanes and products.
Component Suppliers Concerned About Keeping Up With Demand
Airbus and Boeing are gearing up to roll out large commercial jetliners in ever-increasing quantities over the next 10 years, according to a new report from Forecast International. But that has component suppliers concerned they won't be able to keep up with demand.
Companies Jointly Developed Upgrades Inspired By The Dreamliner
Rockwell Collins announced today a new program to bring a series of innovative technologies to the flight deck of Boeing 757/767 airplanes. Jointly developed by Rockwell Collins and Boeing, and inspired by flight deck improvements offered on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the advanced flight deck technology will be available for retrofit on existing Boeing 767 and 757 airplanes. Supplemental type certification is expected in the 2nd quarter of 2014.
Half-Size Replica Of A Trent 1000 Dreamliner Powerplant
Rolls-Royce unveiled the world's first jet engine to be made entirely of Lego building blocks at the opening of Farnborough International Airshow. The engine, which is one of the most complex Lego structures ever built, is a half size replica of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
One On Board Had Been Injured In An Accident 15 Years Earlier
Two people were fatally injured last Thursday when the airplane they were flying went down in Piru, CA near Whiteman Airport (KWHP). One of the people on board had suffered serious injuries 15 years ago in another aircraft accident.
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Published 07.25.11: Nightly Webcasts Keep You Up To Date On Events At The Show
From Our Day One Coverage of Oshkosh2011: In an ongoing effort to keep you informed about what's going on at AirVenture this year, ANN has made a commitment to bring you a live video wrap up of the days activities each evening a 1900 CDT. The programs, which will continue through Friday, include a summary of the days top news, as well as a feature interview with one of the days' newsmakers. In our first program, Avidyne led off the day today introducing a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft. The new avionics stack
Boeing, Air Lease Announce Agreement At Farnborough
Boeing and Air Lease Corporation have announced a firm order for 60 737 MAX 8 and 15 737 MAX 9 airplanes, with reconfirmation rights for 25 additional 737 MAXs. The order, with a list-price value of $7.2 billion, represents the first 737 MAX order by a leasing company.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner laid out his goals during the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow, saying the company is hitting its stride on performance and making significant progress on new airplane programs.
The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) and XCOR Aerospace on Monday jointly announced the establishment of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center Headquarters that will be created over the next eighteen months.
The announcement by Boeing that Air Lease Corp is ordering 75 737 MAX airplanes may be the beginning of a shift on the order-book leader board between Boeing and Airbus ... with Boeing moving to claim the top spot.
Twelfth Customer Added To The CSeries Aircraft Program
Bombardier Aerospace announced Sunday that a new customer, which has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has placed a conditional order for five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners. Based on the list prices of CS100 and CS300 aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $1.02 billion.
Sikorsky has grabbed a DoD contract that is reportedly worth $7.3 billion over five years. Under the agreement, the company will provide the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force with additional H-60 Black Hawk helicopters, as well as other versions of the utility aircraft
Completes First Over-Water Flight For The Solar-Powered Airplane
After a flight that was particularly challenging from a tactical standpoint, the Solar Impulse aircraft landed at Madrid-Barajas International airport in the early-morning hours Saturday. The flight completed the airplanes' first over-water flight, which was considered something of a dress-rehearsal for an around-the-world attempt planned for 2014.
“This flight has taught us even more about the aircraft allowing us to fly through winds superior to the speed of the airplane." Source: André Borschberg, Co-founder and CEO of Solar Impulse, following the airplane's successful landing in Madrid returning from Morocco.