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Civil Aircraft
GKN Aerospace - First Blended Winglet delivered for the Boeing 767-300ER/F
Mechanical components and Assemblies : 15 July, 2008
GKN Aerospace has now delivered Blended Winglets for the certification flight tests to Aviation Partners Boeing, in support of their launch customer American Airlines' fleet of 767-300ER aircraft.
 
AgustaWestland - BERP IV Rotor Technology
Helicopters and special aircraft : 15 July, 2008
AgustaWestland as a result of its technology investment strategy is now delivering BERP IV rotor technology to its customers to give improved operational capabilities and is also investing in active rotor technology research, where it sees the promise of significant performance and environmental benefits over current technology rotors.
 
AugstaWestland - First Grand Delivery To Russia
Helicopters and special aircraft : 15 July, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that the first Grand light twin helicopter sold in Russia has been delivered to its private owner.
 
Air Data Inertial Reference Units for US Airways
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 14 July, 2008
US Airways has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) latest air data inertial reference unit (ADIRU) for its new Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft.
 
Air Data Inertial Reference Units for US Airways
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 14 July, 2008
US Airways has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) latest air data inertial reference unit (ADIRU) for its new Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft.
 
Boeing venture with SkyHook International to develop JHL-40
Passenger aircraft : 09 July, 2008
Boeing Company and SkyHook International Inc. have announced a teaming agreement to develop the JHL-40 (Jess Heavy Lifter), a new commercial heavy-lift rotorcraft designed to address the limitations and expense of transporting equipment and materials in remote regions. Boeing has received the first increment of a multiyear contract from SkyHook to develop the new aircraft.
 
SkyHook International and Boeing venture for JHL-40
Helicopters and special aircraft : 09 July, 2008
SkyHook International Inc. and Boeing have announced a teaming agreement to develop the JHL-40 (Jess Heavy Lifter), a new commercial heavy-lift rotorcraft designed to address the limitations and expense of transporting equipment and materials in remote regions.
 
Rockwell Collins selected by Xiamen Airlines for avionics for Boeing aircraft
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 06 July, 2008
Xiamen Airlines has selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics for 12 Boeing 737NG aircraft, with an option for an additional 25 aircraft. Delivery begins in 2009 and continues through 2013..
 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Structure Test a Success
Materials : 03 July, 2008
Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, successfully completed destructive testing on the horizontal stabilizer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
 
Boeing and Biman Bangladesh Airlines - Boeing NG 737 order
Passenger aircraft : 01 July, 2008
Boeing and Biman Bangladesh Airlines have announced an order for two Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s, with purchase rights for two additional 737s. The signing ceremony, held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, was attended by dignitaries from Bangladesh and the United States and also celebrated Biman's selection of an all-Boeing jet fleet for its future operations.
 
Boeing 737 Component Services Program to Help Caribbean Airlines Cut Costs
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 27 June, 2008
Boeing has welcomed Caribbean Airlines, Ltd., into the Boeing 737 Component Services Program (CSP), a materials management and supply-chain solution designed to help airlines reduce costs, enhance efficiency and improve spare parts availability.
 
Moritex - LightScope Mini
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 22 June, 2008
The LightScope mini from Moritex is a small-diameter industrial endoscope for remote viewing of inaccessible structures.
 
Boeing - 787 Dreamliner Fatigue Airframe Departs Factory
Materials : 21 June, 2008
Boeing has moved the 787 Dreamliner designated for fatigue testing from the final assembly factory in Everett, Wash., to another production bay at the facility, where assembly work will continue.
 
Gulfstream Signs $1.9 Billion Agreement with NetJets
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 21 June, 2008
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has reached an agreement with NetJets to supply a total of 40 new Gulfstream aircraft. The agreement is valued at approximately $1.9 billion.
 
Two Way Bi-Directional Poppet Valves now available for Hydraulic Engineering
Hydraulics, Landing Gear and Wheels : 19 June, 2008
Integrated Hydraulics have further extended their range of 2 way bi-directional poppet valves with the introduction of a new 90 litre valve. Designated S716, this new valve is normally open and when energised will close, preventing flow in either direction. An actuator controlled by this valve will be locked in position despite varying induced loads or changes in system pressure.
 
J&P Group win ?1m+ contract from Airbus
Mechanical components and Assemblies : 18 June, 2008
J&P Group have been awarded a £1m+ contract by Airbus to undertake a refit of one of Airbus’s key production lines at its wing manufacturing facility in Broughton, North Wales.
 
Boeing - First 767-300BCF dellivered
Passenger aircraft : 18 June, 2008
Boeing, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) celebrated the completion and certification of the first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter at a redelivery ceremony held in Singapore today. Boeing launched the 767-300BCF passenger-to-freighter conversion program in 2005 with three firm orders and four options from ANA. Since then, ANA has exercised all the options and now has ordered seven passenger-to-freighter conversions in all.
 
Japan National Police Agency Orders Five More AW109 Powers
Helicopters and special aircraft : 14 June, 2008
AgustaWestland and Kanematsu Corporation are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) to supply a further five AW109 Power Law Enforcement Helicopters as part of an on-going program to modernise the Police helicopter fleet.
 
Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings - Farnborough 2008
Materials : 12 June, 2008
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is featuring its latest aerospace and military grade coatings at Farnborough
 
PZL-Swidnik Deliver 200th AW139 Airframe
Helicopters and special aircraft : 10 June, 2008
In a ceremony held at PZL-Swidnik's facility in Poland last week the 200th AW139 airframe to be manufactured by PZL-Swidnik was accepted by AgustaWestland.
 
Boeing begins work on first Boeing Business Jet 3 (BBJ 3)
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 04 June, 2008
Boeing has begun work on the first Boeing Business Jet 3 (BBJ 3). The BBJ 3 is a new, larger business jet based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range), which entered commercial service and was certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in April 2007. Certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency occurred in April 2008.
 
Plexus - Specialist Engineering Expertise to Showcase at Farnborough 2008
Electrical and electronic components : 04 June, 2008
Electronics manufacturing services specialist Plexus is using its participation in this year's Farnborough Air Show to highlight its experience and capabilities as a global supplier to the defence and aerospace industries.
 
Helicopters New Zealand Orders Three AW139s Plus Two Options
Helicopters and special aircraft : 02 June, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that Helicopters New Zealand (Helicopters NZ) has signed a contract for an additional three AW139 medium twin turbine engine helicopters plus options for a further two aircraft.
 
Head up guidance system for business jets
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 30 May, 2008
Rockwell Collins' HGS®-6000 Head Up Guidance System has been selected by Cessna for its new Citation Columbus business jet, which is expected to debut in 2014. Rockwell Collins' HGS will be the first head up display ever installed on a Cessna Aircraft.
 
iPod gets into business jet cabin management
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 30 May, 2008
The entertainment offering on the new Citation CJ4 business jet has seen the addition of Rockwell Collins' iPod docking solution to the Venue cabin management system.
 
Business Aviation Award for CEO of NetJet Europe
Materials : 29 May, 2008
Mark Booth Chairman and CEO of NetJets Europe has been recoginized for his outstanding contributions to european business aviation.
 
Fully integrated flight deck offered as aircraft option
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 28 May, 2008
Cirrus Aircraft will offer Cirrus Perspective, Garmin's all-glass, fully-integrated flight deck tailored for the Duluth, Minnesota, based aircraft manufacturer and its SR22-G3, according to Garmin International.
 
Increased payload for business jet
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 28 May, 2008
The new Beechcraft Premier II light business jet from Hawker Beechcraft is the newest member of its family of jets.
 
Dassault Announces Fuel Efficient Falcon 900LX
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 25 May, 2008
"The 900LX will make one of the most popular Falcon series much more capable, economical and environmentally responsible to operate – an issue that means more today than ever before,’ said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.
 
Boeing Shanghai Challenge gives colleges a chance to change the future of aviation
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 25 May, 2008
Boeing Aims to Make Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Facilities More Environmentally Progressive
 
Bombardier's Learjet 85 to feature Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion?
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 25 May, 2008
Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics have been selected for Bombardier's* all-new Learjet* aircraft - the all-composite Learjet 85*jet. Pro Line Fusion is also key component in Bombardier's Global Vision* Flight Deck.
 
Sasemar Orders Three More AW139 Helicopters
Helicopters and special aircraft : 23 May, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that Sasemar, the Spanish Marine Safety Agency, has placed an order for three more AW139 medium twin turbine engine helicopters.
 
Boeing - New navigation system from Jeppesen for China Eastern Airlines
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 21 May, 2008
A China Eastern Airlines (CEA) Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 today completed a flight into China's Lijiang Airport to validate the capability and benefits of an advanced navigation method known as Required Navigation Performance (RNP).
 
GKN Aerospace - Composite Aircraft Wing research gets underway
Mechanical components and Assemblies : 21 May, 2008
GKN Aerospace teams at the Company's Composites Research Centre, Cowes, UK and at the Ice Protection Facility in Luton, UK, have commenced work on the three year 'Next Generation Composite Wing' (NGCW) research programme aimed at revolutionizing technologies that will improve future wing design and manufacturing processes in the UK
 
Jenson Button Honda Jets First European Customer.
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 20 May, 2008
Honda Aircraft Company, has began it's European sales of the HondaJet advanced light jet at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) by introducing its first customer in the region - F-1 racer and business entrepreneur, Jenson Button.
 
AgustaWestland And Oboronprom Corporation
Helicopters and special aircraft : 17 May, 2008
Launch Of Large Scale & Long Term Cooperation In Helicopter Business
 
TDG Aerospace awarded patents
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 16 May, 2008
TDG Aerospace, has announced that it has been awarded three patents by the United States Patent Office, all of which relate to its ground-breaking UFI(R) line of fault detection devices.
 
Boeing - 777-200ERs ordered by Asiana Airlines
Passenger aircraft : 14 May, 2008
Boeing and Asiana Airlines have completed an order for two 777-200ERs (Extended Range).
 
Boeing and Iraq Announce Airplane Order, Discuss Support for Aviation Modernizatio
Passenger aircraft : 11 May, 2008
Boeing and the Government of Iraq today announced an order for 30 Boeing 737-800 commercial airplanes, the first step in re-establishing that country's scheduled commercial aviation operations. Iraq has also contracted options for 10 additional 737s.
 
C&K - 14 Function Navigation Switch
Electrical and electronic components : 11 May, 2008
C&K Combines Sensitive Touch and Tactile Technology In 14-Function Navigation Switch
 
Boeing Delivers First 737-900ERs to GECAS for Lease to Futura International Airways
Passenger aircraft : 11 May, 2008
Boeing last week delivered Europe's first two Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes to GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) and its leasing customer, Spanish carrier Futura International Airways, based in Palma de Mallorca.
 
Inmedius? Delivers ATA Civil Aviation Technical Documentation Solution
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 11 May, 2008
Utilizing Inmedius Horizon&, an XML content management system, Inmedius is delivering a revolutionary new methodology to create, maintain and published ATA iSpec 2200 data.
 
Inmedius? Debuts S1000Dmanager? V3.0
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 10 May, 2008
Next Generation S1000D& Publication Lifecycle Management System
 
Reducing Impact on the Environment
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 07 May, 2008
Bombardier’s popular Q400 turboprop is emerging as a top performer when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of aircraft.
 
Take to the Sky with WiFi
Passenger cabin, seating and entertainment : 07 May, 2008
Partnership With Azur Helicoptere Gives Customers Premium Hotspot Access During the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix
 
Comair Reduces Fuel by 3 Percent Using PPAS
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 07 May, 2008
At a time when fuel prices continue to fluctuate, Comair has been able to reduce fleet-wide fuel burn by approximately 3 percent utilizing PPAS, a Cost Index optimization system designed by Applied Aeronautical Systems Inc. (AASI).
 
Grand Helicopter for Motorbike World Champion Mick Doohan
Helicopters and special aircraft : 07 May, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that Motorbike World Champion Mick Doohan has taken delivery of a Grand light twin turbine engine helicopter during an official handover ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy today.
 
President Bush Meets Mercury President
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 06 May, 2008
Mercury Air Group President & CEO Joseph A. Czyzyk greeted US President George Bush on Saturday when the President’s aircraft, Air Force One, was being fueled and serviced at Mercury Air Centers’ Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Ontario International Airport in Ontario, California.
 
Communication, data network, landing systems packages for all new A350
Navigation, Radar, Flight control systems, Instrumentation : 03 May, 2008
Airbus has awarded Rockwell Collins three significant avionics packages for the all new A350 XWB aircraft. The awards include the fully integrated Communication Global Work package, the Avionics Data Network, and landing systems. These awards come in addition to Airbus' previous selection of Rockwell Collins' Trimmable Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator (THSA).
 
First Boeing 777 Freighter Leaves Factory
Cargo aircraft : 03 May, 2008
Progress continues on the first Boeing 777 Freighter as the company's newest cargo airplane was towed out of its factory in Everett, Wash. and onto the flight line. Work will continue on the 777 Freighter to prepare for flight test this summer and to paint the airplane in the Boeing livery.
 
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