Adds More Seats, Reduces Seat Mile Costs By Five Percent
Airbus is offering airlines new options for configuring the floor space offered by the A321neo. The planemaker says they allow more flexibility and thus increase the number of seats at the same comfort standard. In addition, the maximum exit limit is raised beyond 220 seats.
Will Boost The Number Of Turboprop Commuter Airliners Flying For Qantas To 31
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Australia’s largest domestic and international airline, Qantas Airways Limited has placed a firm order for three Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $98 million.
Prominent Orthopedic Surgeon Was Former Member Of President George H.W. Bush's Medical Support Team
Dr. Clifford H. Turen, a prominent orthopedic trauma surgeon in the Dover, Delaware area was killed Sunday when the single engine Piper PA-28a Cherokee he was piloting went down in a wooded strip along a farm field just east of Dover. The plane had disappeared from radar amid heavy fog after Turen made an emergency call to air traffic controllers at Dover Air Force Base, police said.
Aircraft Being Modernized For The Air National Guard
Rockwell Collins recently completed the first installation of the next generation ARC-210 Gen5 radio on an HH-60G Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopter for the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard (ANG), a key milestone in the HH-60G Avionics Communications Suite Upgrade Program.
Embraer Defense and Security and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed a contract to modernize five EMB 145 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control), designated E-99 in the FAB. The contract, valued at approximately $215 million, provides for the updating of electronic warfare systems, command and control systems, electronic countermeasures and air surveillance radar.
ACA Specializes In FAA/JAA/EASA Ab Initio Training
American Capital, Ltd. ("American Capital") announced Thursday that in December 2012 its portfolio company Pan Am International Flight Academy ("Pan Am") acquired substantially all of the assets of Airline Career Academy and its subsidiaries ("ACA"), a leading pilot training academy specializing in JAA/EASA and FAA ab initio training.
Collaboration Between Northrop Grumman And UAE's Higher Colleges Of Technology
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) of the United Arab Emirates to collaborate and explore ways to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in areas that build local capacity across various sectors in the UAE.
International aircraft leasing company Avolon has revealed its intention to partner with Wells Fargo & Company (“Wells Fargo”) to form a new joint-venture aircraft leasing business called Avolon Capital Partners Limited ("ACP" or the "Business"). The formation of ACP is subject to a number of regulatory approvals.
System Built On A 'Management By Exceptions' Doctrine
Denver-based Bye Aerospace said in a news release that BoldIQ Inc. will provide operations optimization and disruption management software for the planned hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called the Silent Guardian.
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As the worldwide fleet of 787-Dreamliners continues to sit on the ground while investigators probe two recent overheating battery incidents, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney issued a statement saying the company "Deeply regrets" the impact on its customers and their passengers. The 787s batteries are made by GS Yuasa of Japan and its manufacturing process is almost certainly going to become part of the investigation. And wile the aviation world has plenty to worry about on the airline side of things, there is much sport flying goodness at Sebring's USSAE 2013 event
Thirteen Great Aircraft, Backed By Thirteen Great Companies
Compiled and Edited by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell
Now that we've seen all that was new and novel at this year's 2013 US Sport Aviation Expo, in Sebring FL, it's time to get off the dime and fill you in on this year's list of what we consider to be the best "Flyer's Dozen" (thirteen, in all) Sport Aircraft available for an embattled flying community that needs value now more than ever before. All this LSA and SportAv goodness represents what we feel to be the very best that the industry can field at the moment and is but a small part of the valued data, insight, and critiques we plan to render in the Third Edition of our upcoming SportPlane Resource Guide.
NTSB Provides Third Investigative Update on Boeing 787 Battery Fire in Boston
The National Transportation Safety Board has released a third update on its investigation into the Jan. 7 fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston. The lithium-ion battery that powered the auxiliary power unit has been examined in the NTSB Materials Laboratory in Washington. The battery was x-rayed and CT scans were generated of the assembled battery. The investigative team has disassembled the APU battery into its eight individual cells for detailed examination and documentation.
Will Build And Fly One Or More Demonstrator Aircraft By 2017
Sikorsky and Boeing signed a teaming agreement on Jan. 13 to submit a joint proposal in response to the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for the Army's Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 program.
With just a few days to go before the opening of NBAA’s 2013 Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference in San Antonio, TX, the event already has set a new Exhibitor record and attendance is forecast to be strong. More than 2,500 Attendees are expected at the four-day event, which runs Jan. 22 to 25 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, where 425 Exhibitors are featured in the exhibit hall. Last year, the Conference had 407 Exhibitors.
Pratt & Whitney Moves From Production To Sustainment On The Raptor Powerplant
The 507th and last production F119 engine has been delivered to the U.S. Air Force for its F-22 Raptor fleet. The F119-PW-100 turbofan is the world's first operational fifth-generation fighter engine in service and is providing dependable power for the F-22 Raptor.
Witnesses Said The Airplane Entered A 'Steep Nose-Low Attitude' Before Impacting Terrain
An accident which occurred November 17th, 2011, rocked Oklahoma State University when two members of its women's basketball coaching staff and a third member of the athletic department who were on a recruiting trip were fatally injured. The NTSB's recently-released factual report on the accident indicates that the pilot for the flight was an 82-year-old alumnus of the University.
Sixth Completed Delivery On Sales Contract Initiated In 2010
The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Program Executive Office Aviation facilitated and delivered three Bell 407 Scout helicopters to Iraqi Army Aviation last week. This marks the 6th completed delivery of Iraqi Armed 407 Scout helicopter through Foreign Military Sales that began in 2010.
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