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Civil Aircraft
Hawker Beechcraft Support Plus Program Enrolls 500th Aircraft
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 03 April, 2008
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC), is celebrating the five-year anniversary of one of its many customer service programs, Support Plus, by announcing a significant milestone. Support Plus, part of HBC’s industry-leading Global Customer Service & Support, recently enrolled its 500th aircraft in the program.
 
Airline Industry Executive John Happ Joins Aircell
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 03 April, 2008
Aircell has announced the appointment of airline industry veteran John Happ as Executive Vice President - Airlines.
 
Broadband for commercial airlines
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 03 April, 2008
Aircell had announced the completion and full operational readiness of the nation’s first wireless network designed specifically to provide mobile broadband services to commercial and business airline passengers while flying over the U.S.
 
Boeing - Turkmenistan Airlines Order 737s
Passenger aircraft : 01 April, 2008
Boeing has confirmed an order for three Next-Generation 737s by national flag carrier Turkmenistan Airlines. The order for two 737-900ERs and one 737-700 is worth approximately $221 million at list prices.
 
Russian Airlines Aircraft Requirements
Passenger aircraft : 31 March, 2008
The Russian airlines will need more than 900 passenger aircraft over the next 20 years in response to the strong growth in this market, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF).
 
Boeing to Provide Airplane Health Management System to Qantas
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 26 March, 2008
Boeing Company has announced that Qantas Airways' fleet of 747-400 airplanes will be monitored by Boeing's Airplane Health Management (AHM), a software system that helps airlines improve the management of unscheduled maintenance events. In addition, Qantas will use Airplane Health Management for future 787 Dreamliner deliveries. Qantas has 65 Boeing 787s on order.
 
Jeppesen's JetPlan - RAIM prediction report
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 26 March, 2008
Effective March 31, 2008 aircraft operators and pilots who operate in US terminal and enroute RNAV environments, and who use GPS as a primary navigation method, will be required to add another element to their flight planning process.a RAIM prediction report.
 
Eaton - New VP of Innovation Center
Mechanical components and Assemblies : 24 March, 2008
Eaton Corporation has announced that Michael Wynblatt has been named vice president of the company's Innovation Center. Wynblatt will report to Yannis Tsavalas, chief technology officer, and will be located in Southfield, Mich
 
ExpressJet Services using Quantum Control Software
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 24 March, 2008
ExpressJet Services, LLC announced that is has gone live with Component Control’s Quantum Control enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to manage its composite, sheet metal, and thrust reverser maintenance and repair aircraft services.
 
Enviro Tech Europe - Ensolv
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 24 March, 2008
The aerospace industry presents many critical cleaning applications where surfaces need to be completely degreased and cleaned with no residues. Although aqueous cleaning is the method of choice for perceived environmental reasons many materials used in manufacturing are water sensitive and solvents are the only practical alternative.
 
Pratt & Whitney - FAA Approval for CFM56-3 Engine
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 23 March, 2008
Pratt & Whitney received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the Global Material Solutions CFM56-3 engine fan and booster Supplemental Type Certificate.
 
Pratt & Whitney Installs Geared Turbofan(TM) Engine Flight Nacelle System
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 23 March, 2008
Pratt & Whitney installed the flight inlet and nacelle system on the Geared Turbofan demonstrator engine in preparation for Phase II ground testing scheduled to begin next month. The nacelle system, provided by Geared Turbofan demonstrator program partner Goodrich, was installed during a fit check before final test sensors are connected and the engine returns to the test stand.
 
Jet deal with Lebanon travel firm for efficiency and comfort
Passenger aircraft : 23 March, 2008
Embraer and Lebanese M1 Travel have confirmed options on three EMBRAER 190 jets. The deal, valued at US$ 112.5 million, at list price, completes the original order for five aircraft, announced in February 2007. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2009.
 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner horizontal stabilizer tested
Passenger aircraft : 22 March, 2008
Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, has successfully completed the 'ultimate load testing' of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner horizontal stabilizer. The test has been carried out at the Laboratory of Structural Tests at Alenia's Pomigliano plant in Naples in the presence of Boeing engineers.
 
Versace Interiors for AgustaWestland Helicopters
Helicopters and special aircraft : 22 March, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that the first two helicopters fitted with Versace-styled interiors have been delivered to their customers during an official ceremony held at its Vergiate plant.
 
New TTP controller targeted for aerospace industry.
Electrical and electronic components : 21 March, 2008
TTTech and ON Semiconductor join forces to develop a controller for TTP (Time-Triggered Protocol). This new controller is targeted at cross-industry applications and especially the aerospace market.
 
Airbus - A380 makes first commercial flight to London
Passenger aircraft : 21 March, 2008
Airbus' flagship, the A380, makes its first commercial flight into London Heathrow operated by Singapore Airlines.
 
Gangwon Fire Fighting Department Orders AW319 Utility Helicopter
Helicopters and special aircraft : 15 March, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that the Korean Government has signed a second contract for an additional AW139 medium-twin helicopter in fire fighting / utility configuration for operation by the Gangwon Fire Fighting Department. The order, secured with the support of AgustaWestland’s Korean representative, United Industries International (UII), represents the third AW139 helicopter to be sold into Korea for government applications.
 
Boeing - Laboratory and robot integrated into space station
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 13 March, 2008
The contributions of Canada and Japan to the International Space Station, a robotic device and a laboratory, have been integrated thanks to help from Boeing.
 
Aviation Specialists Appointed
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 13 March, 2008
Enviro Tech Europe has introduced their Aviation Specialists.
 
Boeing Completes 50-Percent Design Release for the 747-8 Freighter
Cargo aircraft : 12 March, 2008
Boeing has completed 50 percent of the design releases for the new 747-8 Freighter. The program has released the 747-8 Freighter's detailed designs to Boeing factories and its suppliers in order to begin building parts, assemblies and tools for the new cargo airplane.
 
Marshall Aerospace - Agreement with CAV Aerospace
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 12 March, 2008
Marshall Aerospace has signed a further agreement with CAV Aerospace which will see the company’s Manufacturing division continue to prepare aircraft stringers for a further 5 years at its Cambridge facility. The stringers which are produced for CAV are ultimately for Airbus and are in support of a range of aircraft types; A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-500, A340-600 and A380.
 
Elbit Systems - contract by Spirit AeroSystems to supply doors for commercial aircraft
Mechanical components and Assemblies : 09 March, 2008
Elbit Systems has announced that its subsidiary, Cyclone Aviation Products Ltd. (Cyclone), was awarded a contract by Spirit AeroSystems to supply doors for commercial aircraft. The contract, valued at approximately $160 million, is Cyclone's largest contract ever, with deliveries scheduled between 2009 and 2016.
 
SKF - acquires QPM Aerospace's metallic rod business
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 09 March, 2008
SKF has acquired QPM Aerospace's metallic rod business. The manufacturing site is located in Monroe close to Seattle, USA. SKF will take over 12 employees.
 
SKF - Vartan Vartanian has been appointed President, SKF Service Division
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 09 March, 2008
Vartan Vartanian has been appointed President, SKF Service Division and will join the Executive Committee. He replaces Phil Knights who will take up a role as Senior Vice President, Global Relations. Phil Knights has successfully led the Service Division since its inception in 1998. The changes will be effective as of 2 April 2008.
 
Boeing - 700th 777 Delivered
Passenger aircraft : 08 March, 2008
Boeing has delivered its 700th Boeing 777 airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), to International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) and its customer, Cathay Pacific Airways. The 777 Program reached this milestone after 12 years in service -- faster than any other twin-aisle airplane program in commercial aviation history. ILFC has ordered 79 Boeing 777s since 1992 and the airplane delivered today is its 74th, which makes ILFC the world's largest 777 customer.
 
Honeywell - 131-9A Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for BOC's Airbus 320's
Electrical and electronic components : 07 March, 2008
Honeywell has announced that its 131-9A Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) has been selected to provide air conditioning, main engine starting and electrical power for BOC Aviation’s fleet of new Airbus A320 aircraft. Aircraft deliveries commence from 2010 through 2012.
 
Honda Aircraft Company - HondaJet sales expansion
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 05 March, 2008
Honda Aircraft Company, has announced the expansion of sales of its advanced light jet HondaJet throughout North America with the selection of a retail sales and service representative for Mexico and a direct sales and U.S. service support plan for Canada. Honda Aircraft Company also announced its first fractional booking from Mexico with an order for 10 aircraft.
 
Dassault Aviation - Falcon sales and milestones
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 01 March, 2008
For the third consecutive year, Dassault set a record for Falcon business jet sales with 212 firm orders worldwide. "The results are a tremendous statement to the benefits of business aviation which are now only being understood in some areas of the world,’ said Edelstenne.
 
Boeing - 1,400th 747 delivered
Passenger aircraft : 01 March, 2008
Boeing has delivered its 1,400th 747, a 747-400 Freighter delivered to GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) for lease to AirBridgeCargo Airlines, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group.
 
Boeing - Dreamliner Successfully Completes Fuselage Barrel Test
Passenger aircraft : 01 March, 2008
The composite technology, design and construction of the 787 was proven during a series of testing scenarios conducted beginning in late 2007 and concluding this week. The tests were performed on a composite fuselage test section and are part of Boeing's certification efforts for the 787.
 
AAR - Acquisition of Avborne Heavy Maintenance, Inc.
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 27 February, 2008
AAR has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Avborne Heavy Maintenance, Inc. (Avborne) and a related entity from AHM Holding, Corp.
 
AgustaWestland - Grand Helicopter Breaks Speed Record
Helicopters and special aircraft : 27 February, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that a Grand light, twin turbin engine helicopter successfully accomplished the fastest transcontinental helicopter flight ever in the United States. The international speed record from New York to Los Angeles was broken by pilot Scott Kasporwicz in his executive configured Grand along with co-pilot Steve Sheik at 07:21:30 pm EST on Saturday, February 16, 2008.
 
GKN Aerospace - ecologically improved single-skin crashworthy material for aircraft fuel bladders
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 23 February, 2008
As part of an initiative to reduce and remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from fuel tank manufacturing processes, engineers and scientists at GKN Aerospace in Portsmouth, UK, have developed the first single-skin flexible fuel bladder material that is able to offer crash resistance and puncture tolerance. The Company will launch this new development at Heli-Expo in Houston, Tx, this month with a display of the material on the Company's stand.
 
GKN Aerospace - and highly efficient helicopter Emergency Flotation System (EFS).
Helicopters and special aircraft : 23 February, 2008
GKN Aerospace has adapted technology employed in European Space Agency programmes and proven in the extreme environment of rocket propulsion, and re-applied it to create a completely new and highly efficient helicopter Emergency Flotation System (EFS).
 
Boeing - The future of freighters
Cargo aircraft : 23 February, 2008
As Boeing looks forward in the freighter business, the company doesn't have to look very far to see that 'The Future of Freighters Is Now.'
 
AAR - New facility at McClellan Business Park
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 23 February, 2008
AAR has announced at the Singapore Airshow that it is significantly expanding its Composites manufacturing operations with the lease of a 90,000 square-foot facility located at the AAR has announced at the Singapore Airshow that it is significantly expanding its Composites manufacturing operations with the lease of a 90,000 square-foot facility located at the McClellan Business Park, formerly McClellan Air Force Base, in Sacramento, California.
 
Spirit AeroSystems - Contract for maintenance with Cathay Pacific Airways
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 23 February, 2008
Spirit AeroSystems has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide overhaul, repair, and modification services for Cathay Pacific Airways' fleet of 777 Trent 800 thrust reversers.
 
AgustaWestland - YTL Corporation Berhad Orders An AW139 Helicopter
Helicopters and special aircraft : 21 February, 2008
 
Texas Aviation Services - certification for Brazilian rotorcraft customers.
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 20 February, 2008
Texas Aviation Services, has achieved repair station certification number CHE No. 0712-01/ANAC with Brazil's ANAC (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil). TAS is now one of only a very few independently owned helicopter customizing and completion centers in the U.S. with certification for Brazilian rotorcraft customers.
 
Hamilton Sundstrand - Airbus A350XWB Electric Power Generation System
Electrical and electronic components : 20 February, 2008
Airbus, an EADS company, has selected Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. to provide the Electric Power Generation System for the Airbus A350 XWB
 
Hamilton Sundstrand selected by Singapore Airlines for APU maintenance
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 20 February, 2008
Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems announced today that it has signed a maintenance support agreement with Singapore Airlines, which includes an asset management plan for the airlines' Airbus A380 aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems is the Auxiliary Power Systems division of Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
 
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. - MoU with TATA
Helicopters and special aircraft : 20 February, 2008
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for teaming up with Tata Advanced Systems to manufacture S-92(R) helicopter cabins in India. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
 
Boeing - Lion Air orders 56 737-ER aircraft
Passenger aircraft : 20 February, 2008
Boeing Company and Jakarta-based Lion Air today announced an order for 56 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes. This order, valued at more than $4.4 billion at current list prices, brings Lion Air's combined orders for the 737-900ER to 178. Additionally, the airline acquired purchase rights for an additional 50 737-900ERs.
 
Boeing - Jakarta-based Garuda Indonesia orders 4 777-300ERs
Passenger aircraft : 19 February, 2008
Boeing and Jakarta-based Garuda Indonesia have announced at the Singapore Air Show that the airline has ordered four 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at more than $1 billion at current list prices.
 
Curtiss-Wright - Saab contract for Boeing 787 Door System
Mechanical components and Assemblies : 17 February, 2008
Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement valued at over $16 million from Saab Aerostructures to provide the large cargo door mechanical actuation system for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
 
Boeing - KLM's First 777-300ER Delivered
Passenger aircraft : 17 February, 2008
Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 777-300ER (Extended Range). The airplane joins KLM's fleet of 15 Boeing 777-200ERs when it arrives at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
 
GKN Aerospace - CAAC certification renewed
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 17 February, 2008
GKN Aerospace CAAC certification renewed. Engine support operation will grow to meet demand.
 
GKN Aerospace - growth in transparencies activity in Asia.
Mechanical components and Assemblies : 17 February, 2008
GKN Aerospace will exhibit at the Singapore Airshow just as an agreement is completed for distribution partner A J Walter Aviation Singapore (AJWS) to stock a full inventory of GKN Aerospace's market-leading CrystalVue IIT passenger windows and flight deck windows at their Changi facility.
 
Boeing - Second Test 787 Aircraft Construction Begins
Passenger aircraft : 17 February, 2008
Final assembly started on the second flight-test airplane for the all-new Boeing [NYSE: BA] 787 Dreamliner.
 
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