Support Engineers' Tool Kit

Aerospace News

Four blocks, from Aviation Week & Space TechnologyFlightGlobal, AviationNews and CombatAircraft.com News

News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
August 1st
Edited by Jessica A. Salerno jessica.salerno@aviationweek.com A good lineman is worth his weight in dollar bills if he knows how to treat people. – Torch Lewis, B&CA FAA cer...
August 1st
Cessna leaps into the MRO business at Mach 0.90 Five-hundred plus knot cruise speeds are routine, if you’re flying aboard a $6.5 million Citation X Elite, an airplane from Cessna’s pre-owned lineup that&r...
August 1st
By Jessica A. Salerno jessica.salerno@aviationweek.com 1. RUAG Aviation, Tata Enter Partnership for Dornier 228 read more
August 1st
Jet Support Services, Inc., (JSSI), Chicago, appointed Raymond Weiser helicopter program specialist. Weiser will help grow JSSI’s presence in the helicopter market worldwide. He formerly was vice president of sales and business development for EuroT...
August 1st
Meridian, Teterboro, New Jersey, announced that Anthony Banome has been promoted to director of Fuel Sales. In 2013, Anthony was a recipient of Airport Business magazine’s “40 Under Forty,” an annual award honoring the best and brightest...
August 1st
Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced that Clay Jones is retiring from his position as director and non-executive chairman of the board of Rockwell Collins, effective July 31. Anthony Carborne, a longtime member of the board, will succeed Jones ...
August 1st
West Star Aviation, East Alton, Illinois, announced that Terry Lutrick has joined West Star Aviation as regional sales manager. He has decades of industry experience, winning the National Business Aviation Association’s “Maintenance Safety Awa...
August 1st
Landmark Aviation, Houston, announced that Charles (Chuck) Buckland was appointed general manager of Landmark the facility at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), North Carolina. Buckland brings 19 years of general aviation experience to his new position.&nb...
August 1st
Tampa Jet, Tampa, Florida, promoted Clayton Lackey to assistant general manager. He has been with TIJC since 2008. Lackey will oversee most of the day-to-day functions of the FBO. Corey Cline has been promoted to line service supervisor. 
August 1st
FlightSafety International, LaGuardia Airport, New York, announced that Todd Bitgood has been promoted to manager of its Learning Center in Long Beach, California. He succeeds Pete Nily who has become a regional director of Training Operations. Mark Salza...
August 1st
Epic Aviation, Salem, Oregon, named Steven Kephart vice president of government fueling and logistics.   
News from FlightGlobal
July 29th
Airbus's fifth aircraft in its A350 test fleet, MSN5, has commenced a series of flight tests between Singapore and Hong Kong.
July 28th
​French airframer Daher-Socata’s latest iteration of its high-speed workhorse the TBM 900 is making its Oshkosh debut. Company executives captured the EAA Airventure spirit during their press conference, dubbing the show “the perfect backdrop to our signi...
July 28th
​Kestrel Aircraft is now on pace to deliver the first of its eponymous, single-engined turboprop aircraft in 32-36 months, a company official says.
July 28th
​Cirrus Aircraft is continuing to test the flight characteristics of the first production-conforming model of the single-engined SF-50 Vision jet, says Cirrus president and chief operating officer Pat Waddick.
July 28th
​Icon Aircraft marked the sixth anniversary of the unveiling of the A5 amphibian light sport aircraft by unveiling the first production-conforming prototype at EAA Airventure.
July 28th
​With 100 low-lead avgas becoming increasingly scarce in Europe and Asia, Cessna has added a new variant of the ubiquitous 172 with a diesel engine.
July 28th
​Elbit Systems is offering its Hermes 900 unmanned air system (UAS) in a maritime patrol configuration.
July 28th
​Airbus Defence & Space has delivered the last of nine Lockheed P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft it has upgraded for the Brazilian air force.
July 28th
Flight Tech has received the first export contract for its tactical Horus FT-100 unmanned air vehicle that will see it deliver the UAV to an undisclosed African customer.
July 28th
​Brazil has ordered three search and rescue-configured Airbus C295s for operation by the nation’s air force.
July 28th
France has received its third Airbus A400M Atlas tactical transport, representing the fourth delivery overall for the progamme.
July 28th
​Ilyushin has delivered the first upgraded Il-38N anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to the Russian navy following a modernisation effort beginning in 2012.
News from AviationNews
July 28th
(Reuters) – European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) declined to comment on Monday on a report that it had agreed to drop an order for six A380 superjumbos from Japan’s Skymark Airlines (9204.T). Bloomberg News reported that Airbus had agreed to re...
July 28th
International Capacity Falls 36% under Growing Financial Burden The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair exchange r...
July 28th
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippines for C-130T aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $61 million. The Defense Security Coo...
July 28th
Cessna Aircraft Company,a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced today the successful maiden flight of the first production unit of the Citation CJ3+ from the company’s manufacturing facility adjacent to Mid-Continent Airpo...
July 28th
Three SAR aircraft add to existing fleet of 12 transports Brazil has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the acquisition of three Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft. The three aircraft will progressively be delivered to the Brazi...
July 28th
Two specially-equipped EC145 helicopters will be delivered for air ambulance service operations in Moscow according to terms of the state tender for the contract. As recently announced by the Moscow Health Department, following an open tender, Airbus Heli...
July 28th
Hannes Arch pulled a rabbit out of his hat with a thrilling victory in front of a giant crowd of 130,000 at the first-ever Red Bull Air Race held in Poland. Austria’s Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 1...
July 24th
* Air Algerie jet went missing en route to Algiers * Burkina Faso says jet asked to change course due to storm * Passenger list includes 51 French citizens (Adds Mali president, Burkina Faso general, Lebanese family) (Reuters) – French warplanes and...
July 24th
(AFP) Ireland’s Ryanair and Greece’s Aegean Airlines are among more than 15 applicants who have made a non-binding expression of interest to buy loss-making Cypriot flag-carrier Cyprus Airways, officials said Thursday. “The interest has ...
July 24th
After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] and Kaman Aerospace Corporation [NYSE: KAMN] K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has returne...
July 24th
Dassault Aviation has joined the engines, wings and fuselage of the first Falcon 8X, paving the way for initial power-on and the beginning of ground tests. The 6,450 nm ultra-long range 8X was unveiled at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhi...
July 24th
The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350-900, has taken off this morning for the final stage towards certification. These Route Proving tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
July 28th
Brazil has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the acquisition of three Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft, according to a news release from the company. The three aircraft will progressively be delivered to the Brazilian Air For...
July 28th
More than seven months after it was cleared for being flown by IAF pilots, the entry of the first LCA Tejas in its newly-raised squadron in Bangalore is still awaited as the project has been delayed yet again. IAF has raised its 45 Squadron at Bangalore ...
July 28th
A day which began with high hopes of peace ended in appalling bloodshed with 24 dead and the ominous prospect of a widening conflict. Ten children were killed in an air strike in Gaza City, while, across the border, nine Israelis were killed in separate i...
July 28th
Grob Aircraft revealed another military customer for the G 120TP turboprop trainer. The Mexican air force has ordered 25 and optioned another 15 in a deal worth about $110 million including ground-based training aids. Indonesia, Argentina and Kenya previo...
July 28th
Russia’s Air Force will this year receive over 260 new aircraft, a senior defense official said Monday. “Over the past year, the Russian Air Force got more than 200 aircraft. This year, there will be many more of them - over 260; some 80 will be upgraded,...
July 28th
Thales announced that its Scorpion helmet-mounted sight and display system (HMSD) had been selected for all new weapons systems sales and upgrades by Airbus Helicopters. The unusual sole-source selection had been made “following a full and open competitio...
July 28th
The People's Liberation Army will need at least 400 Y-20 cargo planes produced by the Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation in order to catch up with the force projection capabilities of the United States, Russia and India, according to a report published...
July 28th
This is not the time to talk about reducing the number of F-15 fighter jets in Europe, given the situation in Ukraine, according to the new commander of the 48th Fighter Wing, which flies the only F15s in Europe. “What an exciting time to be in Europe and...
July 27th
From Foxtrot Alpha: A few months back Mike Ballaban posted one of the coolest combat aircraft videos of the year, called 'Fulcrum Drivers,' that put us right into the cockpit of the mighty MiG-29 during some jaw dropping maneuvers. Well now the Fulcrum an...
July 27th
VICE News is out at the world's largest international naval exercise, Rim of the Pacific 2014, more commonly known as RIMPAC 2014, shooting footage for upcoming episodes of War Games. Like you'd pretty much expect from a major international naval exercise...