New Rate Is Highest Ever For A Boeing Twin-Aisle Airplane
Boeing has rolled out the first 777 to be built at the increased production rate of 8.3 per month, or 100 airplanes per year. The airplane is a 777 Freighter that will be delivered in February to Korean Air.
Company Recorded A 45 Percent Increase Over Last Year's Production Rate
The past year turned out to be a good one for Robinson helicopter. Despite a sluggish economy, the company posted a significant production increase over the previous year, with the majority of sales being racked up overseas.
Even as it eyes an eventual emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Hawker Beechcraft will idle some 240 employees following a lag in negotiations with the U.S. government for additional T-6 airplanes. The furloughs are expected to begin later this month.
Demonstrator Aircraft Expected To Come Off The Line In April
The initial production run for Cessna's Citation M2 is underway in the company's Independence, Kansas facility. The front and aft cabin assemblies for the light business jet are built at Cessna's Wichita, Kansas facility and are then transported to Independence for final assembly and delivery.
Raises Concerns About Erosion Of Skills Due To Autopilot Use
A recent FAA analysis of flight operations data (including normal flight operations, incidents, and accidents) has identified an increase in manual handling errors. The FAA believes maintaining and improving the knowledge and skills for manual flight operations is necessary for safe flight operations.
Boeing says it will consolidate its El Paso facilities and reduce the workforce there by the end of 2014. The move is part of the company's strategy to increase affordability for government customers and become more competitive in an increasingly global marketplace.
Industry Has Been Performing Demonstrations Flights Since Last Year
While helicopter companies have been wooing U.S. Army officials with demonstration flights of potential replacements to the Kiowa Warrior scout aircraft, Army officials now say the earliest they could issue an RFP for the aircraft is the summer of 2014.
May Have To Complete Anger Management Training If Probation Officer Deems It Necessary
A federal court in Alabama has determined that Jason Allen McCay does not need to spend time in jail for shooting at a restored 1943 Stearman biplane that was flying over his house last June. McCay pleaded guilty to firing at the airplane owned and restored by Fred Campbell, an 81-year-old neighbor who built and operates a private airstrip across the street from McCay's house.
"This difficult decision was based on a thorough study of the current and future business environment and the need to remain competitive." Source: Derek McLuckey, director of Boeing Network Operations.
The joint Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Aviation Safety and Health Team (hereinafter referred to as “the Team”) was established by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies in August 2000.