Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 have approved a long-term contract extension intended to better position Boeing to compete for work that’s critical to its St. Louis site's future. The company's contract with the more than 2,300 represented workers now expires in July, 2022. It was to have expired in January, 2015.
Web-Based Aircraft Tracking To Be Offered For All Models
Spidertracks has made an agreement with Robinson Helicopter Company to include the Spider S5 as the helicopter manufacturer's real-time flight tracking offering in their options catalog for the R22, R44 and R66 models.
The FAA has granted STC No. SA03368NY to MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH for the next generation 4-blade scimitar composite propeller MTV-16-1-E-C-F-R(P)/CFR240-55 on the DHC-6 (Twin Otter) produced by Viking Air Ltd.
Announces Student Programs, Contests In Conjunction With The Celebration
Sunday marked Canada's sixth annual National Aviation Day. To celebrate the occasion the Government of Canada is pleased to launch the call for applications for the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) - Transport Canada Civil Aviation Internship Program, and announce an exciting new aviation photo contest.
AirSpace Minnesota on Friday announced the "Go Boldly Challenge" at the Minnesota Science Teachers Association Conference on Science Education in Mankato, MN. Created to celebrate Minnesota's remarkable contributions to technology innovation through aerospace and aviation, AirSpace Minnesota is committed to inspiring a new generation by showing what's possible when dreams and skills connect.
Deal For An Unspecified Number Of Aircraft To Meet Anticipated Market Growth
Hawker Pacific and Bell Helicopter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intent to enter into future purchase agreements for various Bell helicopter models based on anticipated market growth. The deal reflects what the company says is a very positive response to Bell Helicopter products by the market, and puts Hawker Pacific in a much stronger position to meet that demand.
Will Provide Engine Maintenance For U.S. EMS Helicopter Operators
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed engine maintenance contracts with four U.S. emergency medical service (EMS) helicopter operators that will keep their fleets flying with predictable maintenance costs.
Kate Upton and Sports Illustrated have taken swimsuit modeling where it’s never gone before. Flying with the Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO G), Upton flipped, floated and modeled in true weightlessness – as if in outer space – for SI’s 50th anniversary Swimsuit issue. AgustaWestland may find itself frozen out of the Indian helicopter market if a measure to blacklist the company passes that country's parliament. The move is under consideration in the wake of allegations of kickbacks given to the company associated with a $733 million deal dating ba
Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition To Launch The Probe
The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition (TAMC) announced Friday that it will launch an investigation into reports of a disproportionate number of engine failures, air returns and declared emergencies at Allegiant Air. TAMC immediately recognized that a comprehensive investigation into the continuing maintenance failures at Allegiant is imperative after interviewing pilots at the airline.
Bank Approves $300 Million For Export Of Gulfstream Aircraft To China, Supports 2,100 U.S. Jobs
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has topped $1 billion in support of American-made business-aircraft and helicopter financings since the beginning of FY 2012, the organization announced Saturday.
IAE Has Shipped The 6,000th Engine Produced To JetBlue Airways
IAE International Aero Engines AG reached a new production milestone when it shipped its 6,000th V2500 engine from the Pratt & Whitney Middletown Engine Center. The engine will be delivered to JetBlue Airways under the wing of an Airbus A321ceo aircraft in March.
IAM Says Carrier Will Outsource Canadian Ground Operations
United Airlines is pulling out of Canada and will outsource its Canadian operations effective May 1, 2014. United said the move is a result of the Company's continuing efforts to ensure its competitiveness in the international airline industry.
Predicts 4,800–5,500 New Civilian Helicopter Deliveries From 2014–2018
In its 16th annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace says it expects that 4,800–5,500 civilian-use helicopters will be delivered during 2014–2018. Overall demand remains steady versus the 2013 five-year forecast, with large fleet operator requirements offsetting a moderate softening in new helicopter purchase plans reported in the 2014 Honeywell survey.
Dassault Aviation Generates Solid Sales For Flagship 7X In The Region
The new Falcon 5X introduced last fall at NBAA and due to enter service in 2017 has already generated strong response in the Middle East, according to Dassault Falcon. The region has generated a significant number of the airplane's initial sales, according to the company.
"We welcome today’s ratification. Not only does it better position us to compete, but it also ensures that our highly-skilled IAM-represented employees, those with us today and in the future, are appropriately compensated for their important work." Source: Boeing St. Louis site executive Bill Schnettgoecke.