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January 16, 2016

UTC Appoints Robert Leduc As President Of Pratt & Whitney

Paul R. Adams To Retire After 17 Years With The Company

Robert Leduc has been appointed by United Technologies as President of Pratt & Whitney. Leduc (pictured), who most recently served UTC as President of Sikorsky Aircraft prior to its sale, succeeds Paul R. Adams, who is retiring at the end of February. Adams and Leduc will work over the next weeks to assure a smooth transition. Leduc will report to UTC President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Hayes.

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Boeing To Help USAF Keep T-38 Trainers Flying

Extending The Life Of The Aircraft Through 2026

Boeing, which has maintained and supported the U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon trainer fleet for 16 years, will do that for another ten years through a new contract worth up to $855 million.

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Accolades Roll In For CRS-2 Contract Awardees

Congressional Leaders, Industry Offer Congratulations

The leadership of the House Science Committee offered congratulations to the three companies awarded Commercial Resupply Service-2 contracts from NASA Thursday.

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GKN Aerospace Delivers Innovative Clean Sky Wing Structure

Flight Tests To Begin In 2017

Innovative wing components are part of a major research program to test and measure the benefits of ‘natural laminar flow’ (NLF) designs during trials on the wing of a flight test aircraft have been delivered for integration on an A340 flight test aircraft.

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Epic Adds Konect Aviation To Their FBO Network

New Fuel Provider At McMinnville (OR) Municipal Airport (KMMV)

Epic welcomes Konect Aviation at McMinnville (OR) Municipal Airport (KMMV) as the newest Epic FBO Network location. As an Epic branded location, Konect Aviation will be accepting the globally accepted Epic Card and will award Bravo Rewards points on all fueling purchases.

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Airbus Group India Moves To Realize Its ‘Make In India’ Plans

Hires Ashish Saraf As ‘Make In India’ Officer

Airbus Group has taken another step in the direction of realizing its ‘Make in India’ plans, appointing Ashish Saraf as Vice-President – Industry Development, Strategic Partnerships and Offsets. Saraf will drive the Group’s existing ‘Make in India’ initiatives and conceive new ones for all the businesses of Airbus Group India with the aim to increase their industrial footprint there.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.16.16)

“These Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) contracts will not only expand ISS users’ access to greater cargo capability, but also provide increased schedule certainty and mission flexibility to ensure the fullest possible utilization of the ISS’s revolutionary capabilities, while creating resupply capacity for future private sector stations in LEO as well.” Source: CSF President Eric Stallmer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.16.16): Request Full Route Clearance

Used by pilots to request that the entire route of flight be read verbatim in an ATC clearance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.16.16)

Space Frontier Foundation

Since 1988 the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) has been championing ideas for opening the space frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-01-08

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-01-04

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SR series airplanes.

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