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Civil Aircraft
AgustaWestland - AW109 Powers delivered to Kaan Havacilik
Helicopters and special aircraft : 02 May, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that Kaan Havacilik of Turkey has taken delivery of its first two AW109 Power light twin turbine engine helicopters.
 
Challenger 605 Jets Join Flexjet Fleet
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 02 May, 2008
Bombardier Flexjet, the fractional business jet ownership program of Bombardier Aerospace, has announced the induction of Bombardier’s new Challenger 605 jets into the Flexjet fractional fleet.
 
Spirit AeroSystems - repair station in the Asia-Pacific region
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 01 May, 2008
Spirit AeroSystems has announced its participation in a joint venture partnership between several major aviation companies to develop and implement a state-of-the-art composite and metal bond component repair station in the Asia-Pacific region.
 
Boeing - Lion Air Celebrate 10th 737-900ER Delivery
Passenger aircraft : 01 May, 2008
Boeing and Jakarta-based Lion Air today celebrated the delivery of the airline's 10th Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplane.
 
Lawsuit ends for Messa
Materials : 30 April, 2008
Mesa Air Group, has announced that it entered into a settlement with Hawaiian Airlines concerning their long-running lawsuit over Mesa's inter-island flight services operated under the go! brand name. Under the terms of the Settlement and without admitting any wrongdoing, Mesa will receive $37.5 million from the Bond the Company previously posted with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii. Hawaiian Airlines will be entitled to the remaining collateral of the Bond totaling $52.5 million. This settlement does not restrict in any way go!'s ability to continue to offer services in the Hawaiian interisland market.
 
Boeing - 787 Dreamliner Static Test Airframe to Testing Rig
Passenger aircraft : 28 April, 2008
Boeing hasmoved the 787 Dreamliner static test airframe from its Final Assembly facility in Everett to its structural test rig this evening. The test rig is located only 1,000 feet away from Final Assembly at the Everett factory.
 
AgustaWestland and Alitalica S.r.l. Sign Agreement for Helicopter Hub
Helicopters and special aircraft : 24 April, 2008
AgustaWestland and Alitalica of Italy are pleased to announce the signing of a collaboration agreement to establish the first helicopter hub in Italy at Rome’s Urbe Airport, according to their respective competencies.
 
Biman Bangladesh Airlines order four 777-300ERs & four 787-8 Dreamliners
Passenger aircraft : 24 April, 2008
Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Boeing today announced the airline's order for four 777-300ER (Extended Range) and four 787-8 Dreamliner airplanes at a signing ceremony in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
 
Saygrove Wins Contract for Flight Actuation System
Electrical and electronic components : 23 April, 2008
Saygrove have been awarded the prestigious UAV contract HERTI for the primary flight actuation system. The system will make use of proven intellectual property from civil aviation
 
25Millon Pound Contract for Welsh Aerospace Company
Mechanical components and Assemblies : 23 April, 2008
Saygrove has announced a £25m contract which will have 'a hugely positive impact on the economy of north Wales'.
 
Lie Flat Seating for Every Comfort
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 23 April, 2008
Contour Premium Aircraft Seating has been selected by Delta Air Lines to supply its ′Solar’ fully lie-flat sleeper suite for the airline’s BusinessElite cabin. The seats are to be delivered in early 2008, when the airline takes delivery of two new Boeing 777 Long Range aircraft.
 
Airlines Choose Aura from Contour for Comfort
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 23 April, 2008
Contour Premium Aircraft Seating’s new Aura premium business class product has been selected by six airlines for their Boeing 787 fleets - making Aura one of the most successful premium business class product in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Catalogue to date.
 
Universal Fault Interrupter Protects Fuel Tank Systems form Electrical Faults
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 23 April, 2008
TDG Aerospace, has announced that American Airlines has purchased and is now set to begin installation of the Universal Fault Interrupter (UFI) on their Boeing 737NG aircraft.
 
Boeing - new category of ultra-long-endurance aircraft.
Passenger aircraft : 23 April, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a $3.8 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for Phase 1 of the Vulture air vehicle program, an effort to create a new category of ultra-long-endurance aircraft.
 
New Sales Manager for Western Region
Materials : 22 April, 2008
Frank J. Kuzniar has rejoined the Rexnord Aerospace Sales Team as the District Sales Manager for the Western Region, USA. Frank will resume his role as sales/account manager for several key Aerospace accounts which include: Boeing - Seattle, Parker Aerospace, Goodrich Aerostructures and Hamilton Sundstrand.
 
District Sales Engineer for South West Region
Materials : 22 April, 2008
Michael R. Neal has accepted the position of District Sales Engineer - Southwest Region, within the Aerospace Sales Team; effective March 17, 2008.
 
Rexnord at Farnborough 2008
Mechanical components and Assemblies : 22 April, 2008
Rexnord Aerospace will be exhibiting at the upcoming Farnborough Air Show, 14 July through 20 July 2008.
 
Honda Expands into Europe
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 21 April, 2008
Honda Aircraft Company has announced plans to expand sales of HondaJet to Europe, beginning in May at the annual EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
Airbag Now Available for Aviation Retrofit
On-board safety and security systems : 21 April, 2008
AmSafe a provider of safety products to the aviation, defense and ground transportation markets, has announced plans for the aftermarket distribution of its airbag system, the AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraint (AAIR(R)), to general aviation customers worldwide.
 
Safety Company Receives Crystal Cabin Award
On-board safety and security systems : 21 April, 2008
AmSafe, has received the prestigious Aircraft Interiors Crystal Cabin Award - presented as the Judges Commendation Prize for cross-category products and concepts.
 
Vac Aero Expands into Poland
Materials : 21 April, 2008
In the last 15 years Poland has seen considerable direct investment by American, Canadian, and Western European aerospace companies. During the pre-1990 Soviet years, Poland was one of the main centers of Soviet Bloc aerospace activity.
 
VAC AERO Leads the Industry in the Vacuum Oil Quenching of Landing Gears
Hydraulics, Landing Gear and Wheels : 21 April, 2008
As a world leader in vacuum oil quenching of large aerospace components, VAC AERO is preparing for increases in commercial aircraft production that are forecast over the next few years. Despite the fact that production for portions of these programs continues to move offshore, VAC AERO expects to be installing additional vacuum oil quench capacity to support forecast increases in demand in North America. Indeed, some of the new large aircraft programs will require some of the biggest vacuum oil quench furnaces ever constructed by VAC AERO.
 
Multi-year contract for V-22 electrical systems
Electrical and electronic components : 17 April, 2008
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems has awarded Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies, a follow-on procurement contract to supply additional constant frequency electric systems for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, under Lots 12-16 of the program.
 
Keystone to certify modifications on fixed wing aircraft
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 17 April, 2008
Keystone Helicopter a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft has announced it has won approval to act on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in certifying modifications performed on certain fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
 
Pop-up supply pits for Tianjin airbus assembly line
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 17 April, 2008
The Tianjin Airbus joint venture company has ordered 12 Cavotec Fladung Pop-Up Pits to service aircraft at its A320 assembly line at the Chinese port city of Tianjin, southwest of Beijing.
 
Atlantic Airways Takes Delivery Of An AW139
Helicopters and special aircraft : 17 April, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that Atlantic Airways Ltd of the Faroe Islands has taken delivery of an AW139 medium twin turbine engine helicopter during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant. The helicopter is configured for 12 or 15 seat layouts for both public passenger transport and offshore passenger transport operations.
 
First 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter Takes Flight
Cargo aircraft : 16 April, 2008
Boeing and ANA celebrated the inaugural flight of the first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter this week, as well as completion of the airplane's journey to Seattle on the airplane's second flight.
 
Boeing - First 777 Freighter Enters Final Assembly
Cargo aircraft : 14 April, 2008
Mechanics at The Boeing Company began final assembly work on the first 777 Freighter at the company's Everett, Wash., facility this week.
 
Boeing Revises 787 First Flight and Delivery Plans
Passenger aircraft : 13 April, 2008
Boeing Revises 787 First Flight and Delivery Plans; Adds Schedule Margin to Reduce Risk of Further Delays * First flight moved into fourth-quarter 2008; deliveries to begin third-quarter 2009 * Production plan now targets approximately 25 787 deliveries in 2009 * Company expresses confidence in plans; will work closely with customers to minimize disruption * No change to 2008 earnings guidance; strong 2009 EPS growth still expected
 
AgustaWestland - New Regional Business Headquarters in Japan
Helicopters and special aircraft : 12 April, 2008
AgustaWestland, in support of its increasing business activities in Japan, is pleased to announce the opening of its new regional business headquarters in Tokyo. The opening ceremony was attended by Finmeccanica Chief Operating Officer Giorgio Zappa, AgustaWestland Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Orsi, Italian Ambassador Mario Bova and British Ambassador Sir Graham Fry.
 
Parker Hannifin acquires Vansco Electronics
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 11 April, 2008
Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced that it has acquired Vansco Electronics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of electronic controls, displays and terminals, communication and operator interfaces, and sensors.
 
Titanium award to inspire creative applications
Materials : 11 April, 2008
Continuing its mission promote and expand the use of titanium in industrial and consumer applications, the International Titanium Association (ITA), Broomfield, CO, is now accepting applications for its second-annual 'Titanium Applications Development Award.' The deadline to submit applications is June 30
 
NEiNastran from Noran used by Cessna
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 11 April, 2008
Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas used NEiNastran to perform finite element analysis on the new Citation CJ3 and Citation Mustang business jets.
 
All-Glass, Standard Configuration Avionics for Aircraft Manufacturers
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 09 April, 2008
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd has launched the G950 avionics suite, an all-glass avionics suite that is designed for aircraft manufacturers who want a standardized avionics configuration and will complete certification of their airframe's avionics panel on their own. Quartz Mountain Aerospace is the first manufacturer to select the G950 for its 11E aircraft, a four-seat, single-engine airplane that is newly in production.
 
Parker Hannifin Corporation acquires HTR Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 09 April, 2008
Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced that it has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of the capital stock of HTR Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries, including Hi-Tech Rubber, Inc., Inland Technologies, Inc., Ventrex, Inc. and Accusil, Inc. The acquired companies operate under their own names and under the trade names Hi-Tech Group, A.C. Hoffman Engineering and Infinity Plastics.
 
STC certification for Synthetic Vision Technology
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 09 April, 2008
Garmin International, a unit of Garmin has announced that it received FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT(TM)), which is designed to integrate with the acclaimed G1000 avionics suite. Garmin's SVT presents a 3D depiction of terrain, obstacles and traffic on the G1000's primary flight-display (PFD) so that the avionics panel replicates what pilots would see outside the cockpit on a clear day.
 
Portable aviation device for pilots
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 09 April, 2008
Garmin International, a unit of Garmin has launched the GPSMAP 495, a portable aviation device designed for pilots who want many of the same features as the popular GPSMAP 496 at a fraction of the cost. The GPSMAP 495 includes Garmin's SafeTaxi(R) airport diagrams, Garmin's Smart Airspace, AOPA's Airport Directory data, enhanced high-resolution terrain database, aviation database with private airports and heliports, accelerated GPS update rate, and European VFR reporting waypoints.
 
Lockheed Martin - Final GPS IIR satellite prepared for launch
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 07 April, 2008
In a ceremony heralding the success of the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System Block IIR modernization effort (GPS IIR-M), Lockheed Martin has announced it has completed work on the last satellite in the program constellation, which features a demonstration payload that will transmit the new civil signal, known as L5. Preparations are now underway to ship the satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. for a scheduled launch in June 2008.
 
Barco - Control Display Unit order for C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 07 April, 2008
Barco has been selected by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Waco, Texas, USA, to supply Control Display Units for the C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft program.
 
Boeing - Two more 767-300 Freighters for ANA
Cargo aircraft : 07 April, 2008
Boeing and Tokyo-based ANA (All Nippon Airways) have announced that the airline exercised options for two more 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters. The value of the agreement is not being disclosed.
 
Innovative Solutions & Support - Flat Panel Display Systems certified
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 06 April, 2008
Innovative Solutions & Support, has announced that the Company’s Flat Panel Display Systems have been certified for the Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet as part of the certification process for Eclipse Aviation’s Avio NG Total Aircraft Integration system.
 
Aircell - FAA Approvals to Launch Inflight Mobile Broadband
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 06 April, 2008
Aircell Receives Critical FAA Approvals to Launch Inflight Mobile Broadband Over Its Nationwide Network in 2008
 
AAR - Boeing 707, 747, 757 and 767 main landing gear (MLG) truck beams.
Hydraulics, Landing Gear and Wheels : 06 April, 2008
AAR has responded to a South Florida FAA FSDO notice (UPN No. 2008-S20080110024, dated March 25, 2008) regarding enamel paint applied to the inside surfaces of Boeing 707, 747, 757 and 767 main landing gear (MLG) truck beams.
 
Boeing - Agreement to Acquire Vought Share of Global Aeronautica
Passenger aircraft : 05 April, 2008
Boeing has announced that it has agreed to acquire Vought Aircraft Industries' interest in Global Aeronautica, LLC, a South Carolina fuselage sub-assembly facility for Boeing's newest airplane, the 787 Dreamliner.
 
Gulfstream Aerospace - certified synthetic vision system
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 05 April, 2008
Gulfstream Aerospace, has become the first Part 25 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to have a synthetic vision system certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
 
Gulfstream - Flight Data Monitoring /Flight Operations Quality Assurance program
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 05 April, 2008
Gulfstream has developed a Flight Data Monitoring /Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FDM/FOQA) program to enhance flight safety.
 
Gulfstream - first large-cabin business jet aircraft sold in China
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 05 April, 2008
Gulfstream has sold its first large-cabin business jet aircraft in China with the recent multi-aircraft sale of three mid-range G350s and one ultra-long-range G550 to Hainan Airlines Group.
 
High powered transistors for avionics
Electrical and electronic components : 03 April, 2008
Link Microtek, has expanded its transistor range with the addition of a family of high-power devices aimed at avionics, radar and TACAN applications.
 
New Vice President for aircraft manufacturer
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 03 April, 2008
Hawker Beechcraft (HBC), has announced the appointment of Charles D. Mayer as vice president, marketing. Mayer is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and branding initiatives for all marketing activities supporting Hawker Beechcraft products and services worldwide.
 
European Aviation Safety certifications for aircraft manufactuer
Materials : 03 April, 2008
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, has achieved certifications by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and several other international agencies for the Hawker 900XP. The aircraft is part of the latest evolution of the world’s best-selling business aircraft of all time, the mid-size Hawker 800-series. Deliveries of the Hawker 900XP in Europe and other countries began in December 2007.
 
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