First Financing Of Boeing Aircraft For The Young Middle-Eastern Carrier
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $117.5 million loan guarantee supporting exports of Boeing 737-800 aircraft to flydubai, a low-cost airline owned by the government of Dubai.
Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison Expresses Grave Concern About Automatic Budget Cuts
The automatic budget cuts which are scheduled to go into effect in January known as "sequestration" could be devastating to the aerospace industry. That's the forecast from Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison, who made the remarks Tuesday at the Aviation and Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Summit being held in Fort Worth, TX.
Japan's New Carrier LINK Will Operate A Fleet Of 3 ATR 72-600s
The first ATR 72-600 turboprops to fly in Japan will do so in the livery of that country's new regional carrier LINK. The airline will start operations in 2013 with the introduction into its fleet of three leased ATRs. The aircraft will be delivered starting in late 2013. The order was announced at the Japan Aerospace Airshow, held in Nagoya (Japan).
ADS-B Receiver Combines Performance, Upgradeability With GRT Avionics Advanced Systems For LSA, Experimental Aircraft
FreeFlight Systems announced Thursday that it will integrate its XPLORER ADS-B weather receiver with GRT Avionics Horizon HXr, Horizon HX and Sport SX panel-mounted Electronic Flight Information Systems (EFIS) for experimental and Light Sport aircraft.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered the first two S-92 baseline helicopters to Bond Aviation Group, the first of 16 to be delivered under the largest one-time acquisition of S-92 aircraft ever received by Sikorsky. The company signed the contract with Sikorsky earlier this year. Sikorsky will customize the helicopters for offshore oil operations.
Free Installation On Upgrades From Garmin GMA340 To PMA8000-Series
Aircraft owners with a GMA340 audio selector panel can upgrade to one of the PMA8000 series audio panels without installation labor costs, thanks to the return of the “Plug ‘N Play – No Pay” program announced by PS Engineering at the opening of the AOPA Summit in Palm Springs, CA.
U.S. Citizens Will Not Be Present During The Proceedings
The pilots of a business jet which was involved in a mid-air collision with a Brazilian airliner in 2006 will be re-tried in absentia for their role in the accident. All 154 people on board the Boeing 737 involved in the collision were fatally injured in the accident.
Wins CoreNet Global's 13th-Annual H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award
Space Florida was awarded CoreNet Global's 13th-Annual H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award (GIA) for Boeing's Commercial Crew Program Headquarters and Manufacturing Site for its CST-100 Commercial Crew Capsule. Award results were announced during the Opening General Session at CoreNet Global's Summit in Orlando on 8 October, 2012.
FreeFlight Systems RA-4000 Radar Altimeter And FTG-410 Tone Generator Approved In Type Certificate Amendment For Factory Or Field Installation
Robinson Helicopter has received FAA certification for installation of FreeFlight Systems RA-4000 radar altimeter and FTG-410 Tone Generator audio alert safety system in Robinson R22, R44 and R66 models. FreeFlight Systems says the RA-4000 is part of the lightest-weight, lowest-cost radar altimeter solution available.
Rapid Support And Technical Assistance Available Out Of Indianapolis, IN
Rolls-Royce has opened its first-ever U.S. Defense Operations Center in Indianapolis, IN, to enhance service and technical support for US defense customers. The Defense Operations Center will provide round-the-clock response for customers in the field to speed support and technical assistance for engine-related issues.
A True Aviation Pioneer Talks About The Future of GA
Even to many who have to compete with him, Bob Showalter is "Mr. FBO." A veteran of decades of service to the GA and BizAv communities, Bob and Showalter Aviation have been working the leading edge of the airport services industry by running Orlando Exec's premier FBO. He's pretty much seen and done it all and served the industry not only at the helm of one of the best FBOs we know, but also through his volunteer efforts on behalf of the industry via a number of positions and with several of the aviation industry's associations. The Showalter family has been serving GA for most of the past century.
NTSB Determines Probable Cause In Test Flight Accident
The NTSB met Wednesday and determined that the probable cause of the crash of an experimental Gulfstream G650 on April 2, 2011, in Roswell, NM, was the result of an aerodynamic stall and uncommanded roll during a planned takeoff test flight conducted with only one of the airplane’s two engines operating.
EADS and BAE Systems have mutually agreed to end discussions of a possible merger of the two companies. Talks of a possible combination of the two businesses through a dual listed company structure began on September 12.
Spacecraft Berthed At ISS Wednesday Morning For First Contracted Resupply Delivery
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station at 0803 CDT Wednesday, a key milestone in a new era of commercial spaceflight. The delivery flight is the first contracted resupply mission by the company under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.
Adds Two New Board Members To Increase Aerospace Expertise
Aspen Avionics announced the closing of a $12.8 million round of equity financing to support continued product and emerging technologies development on Wednesday. All of Aspen’s previous investors, including Granite Ventures, Sun Mountain Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, EPIC Ventures, Fort Washington Capital Partners and New Mexico Community Capital participated in the round. In addition, an investment group led by Dr. John B. “Jack” Mowell, also injected additional growth capital into the company.
Says Engine Company Not Liable For 2008 Accident In Kentucky
Continental Motors has been found not to be liable for an accident that resulted in the fatal injury of a Louisville, KY man in 2008. A jury in Mobile, AL, where the company is based, determined that the accident was not caused by a manufacturing defect in the crankshaft.
Says Romney Budget Would Mean Deep Cuts For The Space Program
In a letter targeted directly at aerospace workers in Florida, a pivotal swing state in next month's election, a group of former astronauts, academics, and consultants says President Obama has the best plan of action for the space program in general, and for Florida's Space Coast in particular.
Holds 4th Annual Safety Conference In Cologne, Germany
EASA's 4th annual safety conference, continuing through Thursday, is focusing this year on Performance Based Oversight. More than 300 aviation specialists gathered in Cologne, Germany to consider the future of oversight by regulatory authorities, when Safety Management Systems (SMS) will be fully implemented by organizations in all aviation domains.
Esterline CMC Electronics’ To Guide The All-Composite Business Aircraft
Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that Cobalt Aircraft Industries has selected CMC’s SmartDeck integrated avionics suite as standard on the new Co50 single-engine executive aircraft.
"It is, of course, a pity we didn’t succeed but I’m glad we tried. I’m sure there will be other challenges we’ll tackle together in the future.” Source: EADS CEO Tom Enders, on the termination of merger talks with BAE Systems.
The National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education
The coalition represents government, industry, and labor; united to promote aviation education activities and resources; increase public understanding of aviation; and support educational initiatives at the local, state, and national levels.