Emirates Airline and Airbus have completed discussions and signed the firm contract for 50 additional A380s originally announced at the Dubai Airshow on November 17. The contract documents were finalized by Tim Clark, Emirates Airline President, during a visit to Airbus’ Headquarters in Toulouse, France.
Over 350 Of The Engines To Be Delivered Through 2027
Pratt & Whitney and Boeing officials marked the delivery of the first PW4062 engines for the first KC-46 test aircraft during an event at Boeing's Everett, WA, facility this week. Howie Chandler, vice president of business development, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, and Maureen Dougherty, Boeing vice president and program manager, KC-46 Tanker Program, addressed approximately 200 employees on the shop floor of Building 40-32.
Proceeds From Sale To Benefit The Armed Forces Foundation
Cessna has unveiled the restored 1959 Cessna L-19E “Bird Dog” to be auctioned at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, AZ. The L-19E will be auctioned alongside a Dodge M37 truck restored and donated by Okoboji Classic Cars. Cessna recently announced it would donate the aircraft for auction with proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF).
Company To Invest $7 Million In New MRO Facility In Kansas City, MO
Everett, WA-based Aviation Technical Services (ATS) plans to open a new 607,000-sq.-ft. facility at the KCI Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Base at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, MO. ATS will create more than 500 new jobs over the next three to five years with potential for 1,000 employees over time.
Aircraft-Specific Templates Can Be Customized For Individual Aircraft
FltPlan has introduced what it says is the first free checklist program integrated with a pilot's flight planning account. The program makes completing the checklist easier ensuring that no step is accidentally missed. It also enables aviation operators to quickly transfer a checklist to other tail numbers, share it with other airmen, and print the checklist with a few simple commands.
Landed His Airplane After Being Blinded By Enemy Fire
His Skyraider had been hit. Fragments of the airplane had pierced his eyes. And somehow, Navy pilot Ensign Kenneth Schechter managed to land his crippled airplane at a remote Army dirt strip in Korea, guided by his best friend on the USS Valley Forge; Lt. j.g. Howard Thayer.
Battery In The Aircraft's ELT Caught Fire On The Ramp At Heathrow Causing Extensive Damage To The Airplane
The Boeing Dreamliner belonging to Ethiopian Airlines which experienced a battery fire in its ELT causing what was described as major structural damage to the airplane may soon be flying again. The airline has been conducting test flights with the airplane in an effort to restore its airworthiness certificate.
AgustaWestland has been awarded a contract for 16 AW101 helicopters plus support and training, valued at approximately $1.57 billion, to meet the Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter (NAWSARH) requirement. The contract also includes an option for six further aircraft.
“The donation and auction of the ‘Bird Dog’ is deeply significant to our workforce. What people might not remember is during part of World War II Cessna shut down our commercial operations and manufactured aircraft solely for military operations." Source: Roxanne Bernstein, Cessna senior vice president of marketing and communications.