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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
September 1st
David McMillan has been elected chairman of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation Arising from Conflict Zones. He is chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and was director general of Eurocontrol. ...
September 1st
Ron Price will receive the Award of Merit for North America from the London-based Honorable Company of Air Pilots. He has been director of the Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia that is now known as Aerospace North America. Winners of t...
September 1st
Honda Aircraft Co. President/CEO Michimasa Fujino has been named to receive the SAE International Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award in late September. It recognizes individuals for “contributions ...
September 1st
Talha A. Zobair (see photo) has been appointed vice president-tax for the Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop Grumman Corp. He was senior tax counsel and director of global taxes for Raytheon.  
September 1st
Brian Colan has become vice president/controller/chief accounting officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Maryland. He succeeds Christopher Gregoire, who is now vice president-finance and business operations for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and...
September 1st
Wade Burchell has become aerospace market manager for the Superior Tube Co., Collegeville, Pennsylvania.  
September 1st
Greg Paxson has become Part 135 director of maintenance for Sun Air Jets, Camarillo, California. He succeeds Dave Anderson, who is now Part 145 accountable manager.   
September 1st
Tom Z. Collina has become director of policy for the Washington-based Ploughshares Fund. He was research director of the Arms Control Association and has been executive director/co-founder of the Institute for Science and International Security and direct...
September 1st
Brian Campbell (see photo) has been named vice president-global sales for StandardAero read more
September 1st
Jack Arehart has been named president of Delta TechOps MRO. He was co-chief commercial officer at the AAR Corp. and was an executive at the Nordam Group and Timco Aviation Services.   
September 1st
Brian Campbell (see photo) has been named vice president-global sales for StandardAero Business Aviation, Tempe, Arizona. He was vice president-worldwide aftermarket MRO sales for Beechcraft and had been an executive for Honeywell Aerospace.  
September 1st
Matthew Jennings (see photo) has been named Washington-based senior manager of public affairs in the U.S. for Etihad Airways. He was head of legislative affairs for the International Air Transport Association.  
News from FlightGlobal
August 29th
​The US military has put out a call for drop-in replacement engines to power all variants of its Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
August 29th
​A recent long endurance test of Airbus Defence and Space’s Zephyr 7 high altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) has resulted in the system being the first of its type to receive UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) military registration.
August 29th
​Russian Helicopters has boosted first-half revenue to Rb69.2 billion ($1.86 billion), up 7.4% on the same period a year earlier.
August 29th
Iceland's Meteorological Office has again raised its alert status indicating the risk of atmospheric contamination by volcanic ash as a result of increased seismic activity near the Bárðarbunga and Trölladyngja volcanoes in central Iceland, both on the no...
August 29th
​Google is furthering its journey into the world of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) as it introduces its parcel-delivery UAV prototype that has been developed under its two-year Project Wing effort.
August 28th
​Rockwell Collins announced on 28 August plans to double the size of its facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil, with construction to begin before the end of 2014.
August 28th
​North Sea helicopter operators Blueway Group and Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen are joining forces, creating a near-$300 million turnover business with a 59-strong rotorcraft fleet.
August 28th
​An air-to-air refuelling test campaign using an F/A-18 Hornet combat jet has proven Airbus Defence and Space’s A400M transport aircraft capability to act as a tanker.
August 28th
​Bell Helicopter has started construction of its new Lafayette, Louisiana production facility that will house the final assembly line for its new 505 Jet Ranger X.
August 28th
​China and Iran are further integrating unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) into their inventories as both move towards including the technology in military drills for the first time
August 27th
Bombardier has delivered its first 86-seat Dash 8 Q400 aircraft to launch customer Nok Air.
August 27th
​AVIC Xian Aircraft Industry has rolled out the mid fuselage of the first Comac C919, as the airframer works towards starting final assembly of the narrowbody by end 2014.
News from AviationNews
August 29th
The Embraer Executive Jets Service Center, in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, was named an authorized Rolls-Royce line maintenance center for the AE3007 engines in Brazil. The agreement allows Embraer to perform Rolls-Royce’s warranty or CorporateCare® pr...
August 29th
First widebody airplane for all-Boeing airline Airline to use 787 to launch long-haul routes to Europe, North America and Australia Boeing and Xiamen Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. “We are excited...
August 28th
Embraer S.A. has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as for an additional twelve E-Jets family options. The value of the firm order is estimated at USD 677 million, b...
August 28th
Thailand’s number one premium low cost airline is the launch operator for the extra capacity seating Q400 NextGen airliner with six on firm order Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Nok Air of Bangkok, Thailand announced today the delivery of the carrier’s...
August 28th
New freighters will allow Azerbaijan-based airline to carry cargo more efficiently Silk Way fleet expansion strengthens Baku’s position as trade hub Boeing and Silk Way Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s two 747-8 Freighte...
August 28th
Visitors will be able to experience the KC-46 air refueling operator station Boeing will participate in the annual MSPO International Defence Industry exhibition in Kielce, Poland, which runs Sept. 1-4. The company will highlight several of its defense pr...
August 28th
The first Airbus Defence and Space A400M new generation airlifter for the Royal Air Force has taken another step towards delivery with the start of taxying trials. The aircraft was moved under its own power for the first time on August 10th at the Airbus ...
August 28th
Now seven new aircraft to join the all-Airbus single aisle fleet Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest airline, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for two additional A320ceo aircraft, adding to a previous order for five A320s aircraft placed in September ...
August 27th
IAE International Aero Engines AG has achieved Federal Aviation Administration certification of the V2500®-E5 engine for Embraer’s KC-390 aircraft. The KC-390′s launch customer is the Brazilian Air Force.”Achieving engine certification o...
August 27th
The Navy’s X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea. While underway, the X-47B flew in the carrier pattern with manned air...
August 27th
NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) — the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars — and approved the programR...
August 27th
SAN DIEGO – Aug. 27, 2014 – Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) high altitude long endurance (HALE) series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours. The Air F...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
August 28th
China’s efforts to protect its submarine gateway to the South China Sea could broaden from standoffs with U.S. military planes to announcing an air defense identification zone, according to two retired army officers. China could seek to restrict the air s...
August 28th
If combat aircraft are sent, they would probably be six of the RAAF’s 24 Super Hornet fighter-bombers. They would need to be escorted to the Middle East by a flying tanker, possibly one of the RAAF’s KC-30s. If the RAAF tankers are not ready for such a mi...
August 28th
Now is the time for Saudi Arabia to man up. There is broad agreement that the black-clad savages of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham pose a profound threat first to neighboring Arab regimes and only then to Europe and the United States. Yet amid the ...
August 28th
In case you haven't noticed, the military enjoys its abbreviations. That's especially true of the flying forces, which seemingly speak in nothing but shorthand. While we will endeavor to explain as many of those phrases as possible in this series, today, ...
August 28th
Boeing will participate in the annual MSPO International Defence Industry exhibition in Kielce, Poland, which runs Sept. 1-4. The company will highlight several of its defense products and services including the AH-64 Apache and AH-6i combat helicopters, ...
August 28th
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Maj. Matthew Mutti said that if the pilot whose F-15C jet crashed in Virginia on Wednesday ejected, that pilot is trained, if not equipped, to survive in the wild. Every Air Force member who flies goes through an extensiv...
August 28th
Kiev and its Western backers accused Moscow of sending Russian troops and armor to fight alongside rebels in eastern Ukraine, dimming hopes for a diplomatic solution to the crisis and prompting the U.S. and Europe to threaten new sanctions. Ukrainian Pres...
August 28th
The Czech Republic moved a step closer to completing a deal to sell 12 subsonic fighter planes to Iraq after the Defence Ministry and plane maker Aero Vodochody agreed on conditions, defence officials said on Thursday. The Czech army has a surplus of the ...
August 27th
NATO is not looking for ways to set off a war with Russia, despite the alliance’s commitment to build up rapid response forces close to Russia’s border, a representative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies told RIA Novosti. “We are not l...
August 27th
The UN Security Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to Russia's press statement proposal, urging "a swift, through and transparent investigation" into the downing of a UN helicopter, which killed three Russian crew members and injured one in South Sudan....