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Civil Aircraft
The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department Orders Two AW139s
Helicopters and special aircraft : 28 January, 2009
The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) has ordered two AW139 medium twin engine helicopters from AugustaWestland.
 
Air Austral selects A380 in single-class configuration for future growth
Passenger aircraft : 27 January, 2009
Air Austral, the airline based in Saint Denis, La Reunion, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of two A380s in a single-class configuration.
 
SAIC Awarded $25 Million Contract by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 27 January, 2009
Company to Develop Affordable Alternative to Petroleum-Derived Jet Fuel (JP-8) from Agricultural and Aquacultural Feedstock
 
Airbus builds eco-efficient A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse
Passenger aircraft : 26 January, 2009
Airbus starts construction work on the final assembly line for the A350 XWB, the new highly efficient wide-body aircraft scheduled to enter service in 2013.
 
Rockwell Collins to supply avionics for Hainan Airlines A320s
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 20 January, 2009
Hainan Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide a comprehensive package of communication, navigation and surveillance avionics for 13 new Airbus A320 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2010.
 
ST Engineering - 20-year agreement with GE Aviation (GE)
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 15 January, 2009
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its aerospace arm, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace), has signed a 20-year agreement with GE Aviation (GE) that enables ST Aerospace's subsidiary, ST Aerospace Engines Pte Ltd (STA Engines), to serve as a GE-approved On-Wing Support provider for the GEnx-1B and GEnx-2B engines.
 
EADS/Airbus completes its aerostructures strategy from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 14 January, 2009
With GKN Aerospace's recent acquisition of the Airbus wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit at Filton, UK, EADS/Airbus has accomplished its aerostructures reorganisation strategy.
 
Boeing Finishes 2008 With 662 Commercial Airplane Orders
Passenger aircraft : 09 January, 2009
Boeing in 2008 recorded 662 net commercial airplane orders, bringing its backlog of unfilled commercial orders to more than 3,700 airplanes
 
Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008
Passenger aircraft : 02 January, 2009
The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15th October 2007, with five more delivered to the airline in 2008. Qantas received three A380s in 2008, and Emirates four - the most recent of which was delivered on the 30th December 2008 from the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany.
 
Boeing selected by Southwest Airlines to integrate flight deck improvements
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 26 December, 2008
Boeing has been selected by Southwest Airlines as the lead integrator for the airline's 737-300/-700 flight deck upgrade to incorporate advanced performance-based navigation capabilities.
 
Airbus - Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s
Passenger aircraft : 26 December, 2008
Uzbekistan's national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, signed a firm contract for the purchase of four A320 aircraft as part of the modernisation of its medium range fleet. In addition to six A320s already acquired by the airline in June 2007, this order will further enlarge the airline's A320 orders up to ten aircraft.
 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Maintenance Program Approved by FAA
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 24 December, 2008
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the all-new 787 Dreamliner's scheduled maintenance program.
 
AgustaWestland - Heligo Charters Starts AW139 Offshore Operations In India
Helicopters and special aircraft : 23 December, 2008
Heligo Charters Pvt Ltd, the Mumbai based offshore helicopter operator, has started operations this month in India with its first AW139 medium twin engine helicopter.
 
AgustaWestland - Third AW139 Helicopter for Estonia
Helicopters and special aircraft : 17 December, 2008
The Government of Estonia has given approval for the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia to sign a contract with AgustaWestland for the purchase of a third AW139 helicopter.
 
Boeing - revised Dreamliner first flight schedule
Passenger aircraft : 15 December, 2008
Boeing Schedules 787 Dreamliner First Flight for Second Quarter 2009; First Delivery for First Quarter 2010. Schedule change driven by impact of Machinists' strike and fastener replacement work.
 
Sky Shuttle Helicopters Takes Delivery Of The 200th AW139
Helicopters and special aircraft : 10 December, 2008
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company has announced the delivery of the 200th AW139 medium-twin helicopter.
 
Boeing Philadelphia Site Earns Environmental Certification
Passenger aircraft : 10 December, 2008
Boeing's Rotorcraft Systems facility in Philadelphia has earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 certification, a global benchmark of an organization's commitment to understand and continuously improve its environmental performance.
 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses - A Royal Flight Aboard the Goodyear Blimp
Hydraulics, Landing Gear and Wheels : 03 December, 2008
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Queen, Courtney Chou Lee and Royal Court, Princesses Mary Gaule, 17, Jasmine Jenkins, 17, Bridget McDonald, 18, Molly Novell, 18, Lauren Valenzuela, 18, and Quinn Young, 17, will take to the air aboard the world famous Goodyear blimp.
 
AgustaWestland - AW109 Power for Bulgarian Police
Helicopters and special aircraft : 03 December, 2008
The Bulgarian Police has signed a contract for one AW109 Power light twin helicopter which will be delivered in 2010. This aircraft will be used for law enforcement and border patrol missions.
 
Mesa Announces Sale of DHC8-200 Parts and Component Maintenance Agreement
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 03 December, 2008
Mesa has finalized an agreement with Fokker Services, Inc., a part of the Stork Aerospace division for the sale, management, and repair of its DHC8-200 spare parts inventories.
 
AAAF: aerospace award 2008
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 01 December, 2008
The aerospace award 2008 of Aeronautical Association and Astronautics of France was decreed to Alain Picard, directing technical certification to the DGT.
 
Tire deflator saves time and money
Hydraulics, Landing Gear and Wheels : 25 November, 2008
Newbow Aerospace have designed and assembled a pre-set tire defelator which will save time and money in the wheel bays.
 
Strutting Out with Hawk
Hydraulics, Landing Gear and Wheels : 25 November, 2008
A new strut/accumulator inflate/deflate tool for the aerospace and defense industries has been developed by Newbow Aerospace.
 
Door Surveillance for Airline on a Budget
On-board safety and security systems : 24 November, 2008
SkyEurope Airlines has chosen CabinVu-123 from A D Aerospace for monitoring cabin doors.
 
New Representative for South America
On-board safety and security systems : 24 November, 2008
AD Aerospace has appointed Millennium Aviation to act as there representative in Latin America.
 
WestWind Technologies - Huntsville Aircraft Modification & Integration Center
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 21 November, 2008
WestWind Technologies, Inc. (WestWind) broke ground today on its new Huntsville Aircraft Modification & Integration Center at the Huntsville International Airport.
 
AgustaWestland - AW139 Enters Service With Saudi Aramco
Helicopters and special aircraft : 20 November, 2008
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 medium twin helicopter has now entered service with Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco's fleet of AW139 helicopters is being used to support oil and gas operations in Saudi Arabia and operate alongside a fleet of seven AW109 Power helicopters that were delivered in 2006.
 
Rockwell Collins inks service pact with Airbus for Singapore Airlines A330s
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 19 November, 2008
Rockwell Collins has been selected by Airbus to provide its Dispatch Program for Singapore Airlines to maintain its future fleet of 19 leased A330 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2009.
 
Airbus - Comlux orders extra Airbus A320 Prestige
Passenger aircraft : 19 November, 2008
Comlux Aviation, the VVIP charter division of Comlux The Aviation Group, has ordered a second A320 for its VVIP operation, consolidating its role as the largest operator of the Airbus ACJ Family.
 
Boeing Adjusts 747-8 Program Production and Delivery Schedule
Passenger aircraft : 18 November, 2008
* Deliveries of 747-8 Freighter to begin third quarter of 2010; deliveries of 747-8 Intercontinental passenger model to begin second quarter of 2011. * Company working with customers to minimize disruption.
 
Boeing - 787 wing-box destructive testing complete
Materials : 17 November, 2008
Boeing has completed destructive testing on a full-scale composite wing box of the 787 Dreamliner, the first all-composite wing box ever built for a Boeing commercial airplane. This test is part of the certification process for the all-new jetliner.
 
All Nippon Airways selects Rockwell Collins to provide long term B787 avionics support
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 13 November, 2008
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has selected Rockwell Collins' Dispatch Program for their fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft. The program is scheduled to begin upon delivery of the first Boeing 787 to ANA.
 
Air New Zealand and Boeing - Sustainable Biofuels Test Flight
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 12 November, 2008
Air New Zealand and Boeing Announce December Date for Sustainable Biofuels Test Flight. Partnership with Rolls-Royce and UOP highlights the path to fuel certificatio
 
Evac+Chair International - Onboard wheelchair takes off
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 12 November, 2008
Evac+Chair International has just launched Air+Chair – an onboard wheelchair for commercial passenger aircraft.
 
Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways - order for four 767-300ER (Extended Range)
Passenger aircraft : 09 November, 2008
Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways have finalized an order for four 767-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at $597 million at list prices. Including today's announcement, Uzbekistan Airways has now ordered six Boeing jetliners (two previously ordered 787-8s and the four 767-300ERs).
 
China Cargo Airlines selects Rockwell Collins' avionics for 10 Boeing 777s
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 07 November, 2008
China Cargo Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide a comprehensive package of communication, navigation and surveillance avionics for 10 Boeing 777 aircraft. Deliveries of these aircraft are scheduled to begin in December 2009 and continue through 2013.
 
Oboronprom Corporation and AgustaWestland
Helicopters and special aircraft : 06 November, 2008
Agree Upon JV Establishment and UTAir Signs Letter Of Intent For Purchase of AW139s
 
Boeing - three 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) to Air China's cargo fleet.
Cargo aircraft : 05 November, 2008
Boeing and Air China Cargo today announced that the carrier will add three 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) to its cargo fleet.
 
Airbus A320 to Benefit from Avionics Package
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 04 November, 2008
Saudi Arabian Airlines have ordered a complete avionic package from Rockwell Collins which includes communication, navigation and surveillance systems.
 
Aircraft Lavatory Hose Overcomes Design Fault
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 29 October, 2008
The new improved B757 lavatory hose from Co-Operative Industries has overcome all the problems of the current design used in the Boeing 757-200.
 
Royal Saudi Airforce Award Boeing Maintenance Contract
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 22 October, 2008
Alsalam Aircraft Co a Boeing Partner has been awarded a contract to provide depot maintenance to the Royal Saudi Airforce.
 
Rockwell Collins selected by Aer Lingus to provide suite of avionics
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 14 October, 2008
Aer Lingus has selected Rockwell Collins to provide a comprehensive suite of avionics, including MultiScan weather radar, the GLU-920 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) and a full range of communication and navigation offerings, on six Airbus A330 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2009.
 
Volaris takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 14 October, 2008
Volaris, a Mexican low-fare airline based in Toluca, Mexico, has received its first Airbus A320 from Airbus.
 
AgustaWestland - Certification For NEW Around-the-World Speed Record
Helicopters and special aircraft : 12 October, 2008
Aviation Record Breakers Scott Kasprowicz And Steve Sheik Receive National Aeronautic Association Certification For NEW Around-the-World Speed Record In AgustaWestland Grand Helicopter
 
AgustaWestland - Ornge Orders Ten AW139 Helicopters
Helicopters and special aircraft : 09 October, 2008
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Ornge of Ontario, Canada, has ordered ten AW139 medium twin helicopters with an option for two additional aircraft. The overall contract value is about US$120 million.
 
Dassault Falcon - ?EASy Phase II?
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 07 October, 2008
Dassault Falcon announced the launch of ′EASy Phase II’, a host of enhancements to the award-winning flight deck that will include synthetic vision technology.
 
Rockwell Collins - new pricing structure
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 05 October, 2008
Rockwell Collins announces new platform pricing for Falcon 2000 and Hawker 400XP/Beechjet 400A aircraft
 
Northrop Grumman's New LCR-100 AHRS Achieves Flight Certification
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 04 October, 2008
The LCR-100 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation's navigation systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH, has achieved certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
 
Boeing Submits Proposal for Special Operations Forces Support Activity
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 03 October, 2008
Boeing has submitted a comprehensive proposal in response to U.S. Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) Request for Proposals for the $5 billion Special Operations Forces Support Activity (SOFSA) contract.
 
Norwegian Air Shuttle selects Rockwell Collins avionics for Boeing fleet
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 03 October, 2008
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has selected Rockwell Collins to provide avionics for 42 Boeing 737NG aircraft with an option for an additional 42 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2009.
 
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