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Civil Aircraft
AVISA Aviation Safety Systems Ltd - Contract with Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 06 June, 2009
AVISA Aviation Safety Systems Ltd ("AVISA’) (www.avisa-ltd.com), a leading global aerospace airworthiness and safety consultancy, announces today that it has signed two major contracts with The Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation ("BDCA’) (www.dca.gov.bm).
 
First A320 assembled in China performs maiden flight from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 28 May, 2009
The first A320 aircraft assembled outside Europe in the Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) successfully completed its first flight today.
 
Rockwell Collins dual HGS? selected by Azul for E195 fleet
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 26 May, 2009
Rockwell Collins has been selected by Azul Airlines to provide dual HGS-5600 Head Up Guidance Systems (HGS®) for its fleet of 31 Embraer E195 aircraft. Installation will be completed at Embraer prior to delivery.
 
Rolls-Royce Supplier of the Year
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 23 May, 2009
Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced that its Parker Aerospace business group has received the Rolls-Royce Supplier of the Year award for gas turbine engines.
 
Petroleum Air Services orders two AW139 helicopters
Helicopters and special aircraft : 23 May, 2009
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Petroleum Air Services (PAS) of Egypt has signed a contract for two AW139 medium twin engine helicopters plus two optional aircraft. These helicopters will be used for offshore oil and gas support operations.
 
New fuel management software
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 21 May, 2009
Running a fleet of any size can be a nightmare. Controlling fuel access, monitoring stock levels and analysis of driver/vehicle fuel usage is vital. Fueltek, the UK's market leader in fuel management technology, has produced Fueltek Fuel Manager Online (FMO) fuel management software developed to put fleet managers in the driving seat.
 
Dassault Aviation completes the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent?s stakes in Thales
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 20 May, 2009
Alcatel-Lucent and Dassault Aviation have announced that they have completed the acquisition by Dassault Aviation of Alcatel-Lucent’s shares in Thales namely 41 262 481 shares.
 
AgustaWestland opens new regional business headquarters In Portugal
Helicopters and special aircraft : 19 May, 2009
In support of its increasing business activities in Portugal, AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company has announced the opening of its new regional business headquarters in Lisbon, following the establishment of its in-country subsidiary AgustaWestland Portugal S.A.
 
Boeing, AgustaWestland sign contract to provide ICH-47F Chinooks to Italian Army
Helicopters and special aircraft : 14 May, 2009
Boeing and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, today signed a contract for the manufacture and support of 16 ICH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Italian Army. The contract makes Boeing the prime subcontractor to AgustaWestland for the new aircraft.
 
Esperia Aviation Services S.p.A. orders one Grand helicopter
Helicopters and special aircraft : 14 May, 2009
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has announced that Esperia Aviation Services S.p.A. of Italy has signed a contract for one Grand light twin helicopter.
 
Dassault Falcon launches new interior concept for the Falcon 7X
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 12 May, 2009
Dassault Falcon has unveiled a new cabin interior design for the 5,950 nm Falcon 7X. The program is the result of a collaborative effort between Dassault and DesignworksUSA, a global design consultancy and subsidiary of BMW Group. Falcon 7X s/n 44, which is presented on the Dassault static display at Geneva Airport, was used in the development of this new interior which will be available as an option for deliveries starting in the first quarter of 2011.
 
Rockwell Collins begins Pro Line Fusion? flight tests
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 12 May, 2009
Rockwell Collins announced that flight testing is underway for its Pro Line Fusion& integrated avionics system. The flights are taking place on Rockwell Collins' test airplane
 
Airbus changes A380 delivery schedule for 2009/2010
Passenger aircraft : 08 May, 2009
Due to the current economic and aviation crisis and following specific customer requests for deferrals, Airbus is adapting its A380 aircraft delivery schedule for 2009/2010.
 
Boeing and Turkish Airlines finalize deal for five 777- 300ERs
Passenger aircraft : 07 May, 2009
Boeing Company and Turkish Airlines have signed an order for five Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes valued at $1.36 billion at current list prices.
 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner moves to flight line for testing
Passenger aircraft : 05 May, 2009
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner that will fly later this quarter has moved to the flight line. Fuel testing - the first in the next phase of extensive checks the airplane must undergo - will begin in the next few days.
 
Boeing Delivers 75th 777 to Emirates
Passenger aircraft : 02 May, 2009
Boeing has delivered the 75th 777 commercial jetliner to Emirates.
 
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announces order from Airbus
Electrical and electronic components : 29 April, 2009
Single board computer to be deployed in state-of-the-art cabin electronics system
 
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental design update
Passenger aircraft : 28 April, 2009
Boeing 747-8 has passed a major milestone in its design, completing 25 percent of the design releases for the new passenger airplane.
 
Boeing - Air China Cargo receives 747-400 Boeing converted freighter
Cargo aircraft : 23 April, 2009
Air China Cargo and TAECO (Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Co.) today celebrated the redelivery of the carrier's first 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter, the first of three 747-400BCFs ordered by the airline. The airplane is converted from an Air China 747-400 Combi.
 
Boeing assembles first set of 747-8 wings
Passenger aircraft : 22 April, 2009
New 747 wings
 
AeroEngineering 09 - Manchester, UK, 10 & 11 November 2009
Materials : 21 April, 2009
The prospect of face-to-face discussions with aerospace OEM and supply chain senior engineering management and decision makers, business leaders and stakeholders at AeroEngineering 09 is already proving irresistible to specialist UK component, tooling and service suppliers as companies sign-up for exhibition space at this year’s inaugural event in Manchester on November 10 + 11.
 
AgustaWestland - AW139 enters service with Sky Shuttle Helicopters
Helicopters and special aircraft : 20 April, 2009
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first two AW139 medium twin helicopters owned by Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited of Hong Kong have entered operational service.
 
Boeing marks 6,000th 737 with delivery to ILFC and Norwegian Air Shuttle
Passenger aircraft : 17 April, 2009
Norwegian Air Shuttle to operate 737 with special decal
 
Boeing - Air France takes delivery of special Boeing 777 airplane
Passenger aircraft : 11 April, 2009
Boeing and longtime partner Air France celebrated significant milestones today with the delivery of the 777th Boeing 777 airplane. The new Boeing 777-300ER also will be the first to bear a new Air France livery and company brand identity.
 
FB Heliservices takes delivery of Its first AW139 helicopter
Helicopters and special aircraft : 09 April, 2009
AgustaWestland has announced that FB Heliservices has recently taken delivery of its first AW139 medium twin helicopter at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy.
 
Aircell - Gogo Inflight Internet
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 03 April, 2009
New inflight internet service
 
Air Arabia selects Rockwell Collins dPAVES? IFE
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 02 April, 2009
Air Arabia has selected Rockwell Collins' dPAVES& in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for installation on 49 of its A320 aircraft.
 
Goodyear Aviation celebrates 100th anniversary
Hydraulics, Landing Gear and Wheels : 01 April, 2009
Back in 1903, the Wright Brothers made history with their first successful flight in a self-powered airplane at Kitty Hawk, N.C. In the years that followed, they made great progress in the air, but getting back on the ground was still challenging.
 
Armavia takes delivery of its first new A319 from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 27 March, 2009
Armenia flag carrier Armavia has today taken delivery of its first new A319. The aircraft was handed over to Armavia's President, Mikhail Bagdasarov, at a ceremony held at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany. Operated under a lease agreement with ILFC, the new A319 will increase the airline's Airbus fleet to five aircraft.
 
Boeing demonstrates net-centric capabilities of tactical network in Australia
Materials : 25 March, 2009
Boeing has demonstrated for the first time the ability to deliver streaming video over a mobile, ad hoc tactical network from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to a Chinook helicopter and ground troops. The demonstration proves that the high-bandwidth connection can deliver video beyond line-of-sight to the tactical edge, providing greater situational awareness to warfighters equipped to receive video.
 
Lockheed Martin - WindTracer (R) Doppler lidar system
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 23 March, 2009
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently approved a national Flight Rules change for aircraft separation based on the data provided by Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] WindTracer (R) Doppler lidar systems.
 
Final Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Flight Test Enters Final Assembly
Passenger aircraft : 20 March, 2009
The sixth and final Boeing 787 Dreamliner designated for flight test is now undergoing final assembly in Everett, Wash. The airplane, designated ZA006, will be powered with General Electric GEnx engines.
 
Barco secures avionics deal for ATR regional airliner
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 13 March, 2009
Avionics display provider Barco has achieved a new success with its control display unit on the civil aviation market. The company announced today that its CDMS-3000 display has been selected for the future ATR-42 and ATR-72 regional passenger aircraft.
 
Boeing Delivers Two Qatar Airways 777-200LRs in February
Passenger aircraft : 09 March, 2009
Middle East Carrier has a total of 27 777s on order
 
AgustaWestland Unveils the DA VINCI Project Helicopter
Helicopters and special aircraft : 06 March, 2009
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has unveiled the DA VINCI helicopter to Swiss air-rescue operator REGA during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant on March 4th.
 
General Dynamics - Gulfstream Aerospace to cut production
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 06 March, 2009
General Dynamics announced today that, as a result of deterioration in the backlog, particularly during the month of February, and continued weak demand, Gulfstream Aerospace has found it necessary to cut large-cabin aircraft production and green-aircraft deliveries from a projected rate of 94 to 73 in 2009. Gulfstream also will reduce production of its mid-size aircraft from a projected rate of 30 to 24 aircraft this year.
 
Airbus revises production rates
Passenger aircraft : 27 February, 2009
Airbus is adapting production rates of its A320 Family programme from 36 to 34 a month from October 2009 onwards. Production rates of the A330/A340 family will be paused at the current level of 8.5 a month, and not increased further as previously planned.
 
Dragon Aviation Leasing receives its first directly purchased Airbus aircraft from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 26 February, 2009
Customer awaits first delivery from Final Assembly Line China in Summer
 
Dassault - Falcon 7X approved for London City airport
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 26 February, 2009
Dassault Falcon announced today that the Falcon 7X recently received approval for arrivals and departures at London City Airport (LCY) in London, England. The 7X offers the most range and cabin size of any business jet permitted to fly into and out of London City and links the heart of one of the world’s largest financial centers with nonstop access to the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
 
Physical Optics Corporation -Sikorsky Chooses Digital Video Recorder
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 22 February, 2009
Physical Optics Corporation (POC - Torrance, CA) has announced that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (Stratford, Conn.) has chosen Physical Optics FAERITO(r) Digital Video Recorder product line to support its S-76C+ and S-76C++ customers with video flight recording (DVRS) capability. This complements its existing flight data analysis and animation capability.
 
Boeing Delivers First 777 Freighter to Air France
Cargo aircraft : 21 February, 2009
Boeing has celebrated the delivery of the company's first 777 Freighter to launch customer Air France in a ceremony at the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour near Paine Field. The contractual delivery and airplane departure are scheduled for Friday.
 
Barco avionics displays reach landmark of eighty reference platforms
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 21 February, 2009
Barco has reached a new milestone in the avionics display market with the attainment of its 80th reference platform
 
Korean Air orders two more A380s from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 16 February, 2009
Korean Air has placed firm orders with Airbus for two more double-deck A380 aircraft. This latest purchase agreement brings the total number of A380s ordered by Korean Air to ten aircraft. The carrier will operate the aircraft in a three-class layout on routes linking Seoul to destinations in North America and Europe, including Los Angeles, New York and Paris.
 
European Aviation Safety Agency Validates FAA Certification of Boeing 777 Freighter
Cargo aircraft : 08 February, 2009
The newest member of the Boeing [NYSE: BA] 777 family, the 777 Freighter, today received its formal stamp of approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EASA validated the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Feb. 3 type certification of the 777 Freighter.
 
Boeing - 777 Delivered to V Australia
Passenger aircraft : 07 February, 2009
Boeing and the Virgin Group's new V Australia long-haul airline today celebrated the first 777-300ER to go to an Australian carrier. The airplane, delivered by Boeing to International Lease Finance Corp. and leased to V Australia, is one of seven leased and purchased 777-300ERs V Australia will deploy on trans-Pacific and other routes.
 
Partnership with GE Aviation delivers lighter, more efficient aircraft
Electrical and electronic components : 03 February, 2009
Tekdata’s expertise in specialist interconnects is helping hasten the arrival of all-electric aircraft, which eliminate bulky hydraulic actuators and bleed systems for lighter and more efficient planes. Tekdata has completed development of the wiring harness for GE Aviation’s actuation system for the Elgear electrically actuated landing gear aimed at the Airbus A320 replacement airliner.
 
Boeing Delivers 77th 777 to Singapore Airlines
Passenger aircraft : 02 February, 2009
Boeing and Singapore Airlines reached an historic milestone with the delivery of the airline's 77th 777, which also is its 19th 777-300ER.
 
Production Resumes on Boeing 787 Dreamliners with Fifth Flight-Test Airplane
Passenger aircraft : 02 February, 2009
Production of Boeing 787 Dreamliners has resumed with the join of the fifth airplane designated for flight test.
 
ATK to produce Composite Aft Fan Cases for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engines
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 30 January, 2009
Contract Builds on ATK's Decades of Experience in Large-Scale Composite Manufacturing
 
Parker Hannifin - chosen by Rolls-Royce to partner on its Trent XWB engine program.
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 29 January, 2009
The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB is the sole engine currently available to power the new Airbus A350 XWB family of aircraft. At the date of this announcement, Rolls-Royce has received orders for over 1,000 Trent XWB engines, representing an unprecedented launch position for a large civil aerospace engine at such an early stage in the program.
 
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