Creating New High-Skill Manufacturing Jobs In The Niagara region
Airbus Helicopters Canada (formerly Eurocopter Canada) announced Tuesday that it will be adding a new production line at its Fort Erie, ON helicopter production facility, creating approximately 40 new high-skill manufacturing jobs.
Deliveries Are First Of Five BBJ 787 Dreamliners Scheduled This Year
Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) recently celebrated the first two BBJ 787-8 deliveries of 2014. The deliveries, made over the past week to separate undisclosed customers, mark the second and third BBJ 787 airplanes delivered to date.
Benoit Defforge has been appointed Managing Director, Airbus Corporate Jets. He now leads Airbus’ corporate jet business globally, combining his new role with that of his previous one as Head of the Airbus Corporate Jet Center (ACJC).
Planet's Tilt On Axis Can Vary As Much As 30 Degrees Over 11 Years
Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly world found by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.
Public Private Partnership Will Provide Funding For Avionics In GA Airplanes
Aspen Avionics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the NextGen GA Fund, a public-private partnership that will provide up to $1.3 billion in financing over the next 10 years for NextGen avionics upgrades in general aviation (GA) aircraft.
Aircraft Will Be Used Primarily For Surveillance Missions
Following an extensive review of available platforms, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD) has selected the GippsAero-Mahindra Aerospace GA8 Airvan as its next generation ISR mission platform. Replacing its current fleet of Cessna aircraft, the GA8 Airvan’s are being acquired to expand mission capabilities and lower operational costs.
More Than 470 Orders Received In The Past 12 Calendar Months
The CF34 engine captured more than 470 orders in the last 12 months as airlines revitalized their regional jet fleets. The rising order book is also boosting production rates for the engine. CF34 production rates will grow from more than 330 engines in 2013 to close to 400 engines in 2014 and more than 475 engines by 2016.
First Service Readiness Checks At Qatar Airways’ New Hub
An A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN3) has made its premier appearance at Doha’s new Hamad international airport, on its way to the Singapore Airshow. The visit is part of the Entry-into-Service preparations between Airbus and Qatar Airways, the A350 XWB launch customer, who will take delivery of its first A350 XWB in Q4 this year.
A man working as a TSA officer at George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (KIAH) was arrested Monday after allegedly telling his supervisor that he'd "rather vent than come back and shoot up the place."
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress this week of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million.
During January, test pilot Larry Neal flew the Carter Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) prototype breaking five of its own records. He set an altitude record of nearly 18,000 feet, slowed the rotor to a new minimum of 105 rpm which is Mu 1.3, and achieved a level 202 mph true air speed. The flight was well over one hour; the longest flight to date. Jay Carter said, “We are expanding the envelope in baby steps. This aircraft should be able to fly up to 8 hours on its given fuel capacity, cruise at 220+ mph and reach an altitude up to 28,000 feet.” Vans Aircraft
Measure Could Improve Safety In Thousands Of Airplanes
The FAA on Wednesday today took an important step to help improve safety in small aircraft by simplifying design approval requirements for a cockpit instrument called an angle of attack (AOA) indicator. AOA devices, common on military and large civil aircraft, can be added to small planes to supplement airspeed indicators and stall warning systems.
Hearing Focused On The FAA's Impact On Small Businesses
The U.S. House Small Business Committee, chaired by Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), held a hearing Wednesday to examine how FAA policies affect small general aviation businesses. John Uczekaj, President and CEO of Aspen Avionics testified on behalf of Aspen and GAMA.
Single-Aisle Airplane Production Increases To Record 42 Per Month
Boeing is starting assembly this week of the first Next-Generation 737 to be built at the increased rate of 42 airplanes per month. Since 2010, production of the 737 has increased about 33 percent, from 31.5 to 42 airplanes a month, its highest rate ever.
Features Capabilities For Assessing Lightning And Hail Threats
Rockwell Collins today unveiled its new MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, which provides new atmospheric threat assessment capabilities for air transport aircraft. The company will be showcasing the new system at next week’s Singapore Airshow.
Graves To Receive William A. 'Bill' Ong Memorial Award
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), Chairman of the House Small Business Committee will receive NATA’s William A. “Bill” Ong Memorial Award and Marian Epps, Chief Financial Officer of Epps Aviation is the recipient of NATA’s Distinguished Service Award.
Initial Flight Operations To Begin In About Six Months
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) will acquire 14 Alenia Aermacchi C-27Js as part of an intra-service transfer from the United States Air Force (USAF). The transfer was approved on December 19 through the Congressional passage of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act and formally signed into law by President Obama on December 26.
“To be successful, businesses, and in particular small businesses, need to clearly understand the tasks and be able to expect the FAA to respond in a timely fashion.” Source: Aspen Avionics president John Uczekaj, in testimony before the U.S. House Small Business Committee Wednesday.