Airline Adds Largest Version Of All-New Airliner To Existing A350 XWB Order
Cathay Pacific Airways said Tuesday at the Farnborough Air Show that it intends to add the A350-1000 to its future A350 XWB fleet, with an agreement to place a new order for 10 aircraft. In addition, the Hong Kong-based airline will convert 16 of its existing orders for the A350-900 to the larger A350-1000.
Closes On Deal To Purchase Rolls-Royce Program Share In The IAE Collaboration
Pratt & Whitney and IAE International Aero Engines (IAE) shareholders, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines GmbH, have announced details of the June 29 closing of Pratt & Whitney's agreement to purchase Rolls-Royce's program share in the IAE Collaboration. Pratt & Whitney has increased its program share to 61 percent and MTU Aero Engines has increased its program share from 11 to 16 percent via a separate risk revenue sharing agreement with Pratt & Whitney.
A storm is brewing between a number of Alaska Air Taxi Services and the IRS who says the fliers owe the government hundreds of thousands in back taxes. Specifically the IRS wants payment of a per-passenger excise tax.
Union Says Management Crisis Creates Urgency for Governance Reform
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is calling on Republic Airways shareholders to vote for the union's proposal to appoint an independent chairman of the board. The proposal — No. 4 on the company's proxy - will be voted on by shareholders before polls close at the company's Aug. 1 shareholder meeting.
Doolittle Raiders, Tuskegee Airmen Among Those Recognized At EAA AirVenture
Veterans from two legendary World War II military units are among the honored guests this year during the "Salute to the Greatest Generation in the Air" at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 23-29 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Seven CFIs completed Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of June. The title has been eared by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country. The last 17 National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs. In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.
On the heels of a successful Singapore Air Show and South East Asia aircraft demonstration tour, the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 has now broken into the Chinese market with new customers added to the sales roster.
The Wichita Aero Club (WAC) has elected six new members to its Board of Directors. The group includes three additions and three executives who were elected to replace company representatives who have left the Board. The new members are John Ek, Publisher of the Wichita Business Journal, Sean Weaver, Executive Vice President, Assurance Services at Allen, Gibbs, & Houlik, L.C., and Rod Wilson, Business Development, Goodrich Interiors.
Technology Offers A Solution To Enhance Aircraft Reliability And Minimize Aircraft Down Time
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for its FAST (Flight Data Acquisition Storage and Transmission System) engine diagnostic solution aboard the Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft which is powered by PW150A engines.
Leasing Company To Purchase 75 737 MAX 8s, 25 Next-Generation 737-800s
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has agreed to purchase 75 737 MAX 8s and 25 Next-Generation 737-800s. Boeing made the announcement Monday at the Farnborough Air Show in London, saying the commitment builds on the momentum for the 737 MAX.
Adds Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University Of North Dakota’s Aerospace Program
ForeFlight announced Monday that it is expanding its Educational Licensing Program (ELP) program offerings and the addition of both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace (UND) as members.
Monday's announcement that Hawker Beechcraft had entered into an agreement with Superior Aviation Beijing for the purchase of the Wichita planemaker may have been what's known in the business world as a "stalking horse," according to some analysts. A stalking horse bid is one that's intended to "test the waters," and assure that the actual sales price of a company is not too low. It is often used in bankruptcy proceedings.
Company Announces Updated Performance Stats For Its Re-Engined Single-Aisle Airplane
Boeing says its re-engined 737 MAX will extend the range advantage already offered by its 737NG airplanes. Speaking at the Farnborough Air Show Monday, Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program, said The 737 MAX models will have the capability to fly more than 3,500 nautical miles, an increase of 400 – 540 nmi over the Next-Generation 737.
United Airlines, the North American launch customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has announced details about its induction of the aircraft into the company's fleet and revealing a specially-designed livery for the aircraft.
EASA Certification Also Secured, Transport Canada Expected To Follow Suit Soon
The FAA has approved the S-92 helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions, completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion and bringing further mission capability to operators. The FAA Sea State 6 certification was achieved on May 30, followed by certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Certification by Transport Canada is expected soon.
Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Boeing Capital Reach Agreement On The Airplanes
Southwest confirmed Monday that it, together with its subsidiary, AirTran Airways, has reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines and Boeing Capital to lease or sublease all 88 of AirTran's Boeing 717 aircraft to Delta. The Company will transition approximately three 717 aircraft per month beginning August 2013.
The Portal Of The Folded Wings - Shrine To Aviation is the final resting place for many of aviation's pioneers. Restoration of the building began in 1995 and was completed in 2001 by an army of preservation specialists organized by the Sculpture Conservation Studio of Los Angeles.