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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.   
August 1st
Textron, which recently launched a new simulation and training unit to serve the business, commercial and military markets, is already growing its new business with the acquisition of ProFlight in Carlsbad, California. Founded in 1988, ProFlight is an app...
August 1st
Range/Payload Profile — Each of the four payload/range lines was plotted from only two data points by B&CA, so they are highly simplistic approximations. The graph illustrates the Eclipse 550 at a 518-lb. payload, 1,109 nm at high-speed cruise i...
News from FlightGlobal
July 23rd
Boeing blames a wiring redesign on the KC-46A programme for a $272 million forward loss announced on 24 July in a second quarter earnings filing, but dismisses a government estimate predicting more delays and up to another $515 in cost overruns.
July 23rd
​One of the potential bidders for a future UK maritime patrol aircraft requirement is calling on the Ministry of Defence to hold a competition, rather than “rush in” to a sole-source deal to buy Boeing’s 737-based P-8.
July 23rd
​Bell Helicopter is targeting mid-November to perform the maiden sortie of its new 505 Jet Ranger X as activity on the initial flight-test vehicle accelerates.
July 23rd
​An Australian parliamentary report has called for the use of unmanned air systems in civil applications to be further assessed in order to protect the population from “malicious drone use”.
July 23rd
India's Avro programme to replace obsolete Hindustan Aeronautics-built HS-748 transports will be handled by the nation’s private sector. The decision – taken during a Defence Acquisition Council meeting led by defence minister Arun Jaitley – means state-o...
July 23rd
​Hindustan Aeronautics has received approval to manufacture 32 Dhruv Mk III advanced light helicopters, to be divided equally between the Indian navy and Indian coastguard.
July 23rd
The Swedish government has announced that it will not contend Denmark’s fighter replacement competition with its domestically-built Saab Gripen jet.
July 23rd
​Bristow Helicopters has performed the first commercial flight with the new AgustaWestland AW189 super-medium helicopter from its UK, Norwich base.
July 23rd
Carey Bond, President of Sikorsky's Commercial Systems & Services
July 22nd
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has emerged as the preferred bidder to develop a 4.5t helicopter with both civilian and military variants.
July 22nd
​The French air force has taken delivery of its first upgraded Boeing E-3F airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, following successful flight testing.
July 22nd
Strong growth is expected across the light, medium and large-cabin business aircraft sectors over the next 20 years, propelled by “long-term market drivers” such as wealth creation, expanding globalisation of trade, replacement aircraft and the increasing...
News from AviationNews
July 23rd
Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest airline, has chosen Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (‘Panasonic’) global connectivity service, eXConnect, to provide its passengers with free-of-charge in-flight Wi-Fi service. Passengers will be able to stay on to...
July 23rd
ESA’s fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle is now scheduled for launch to the International Space Station at 23:44 GMT on 29 July (01:44 CEST 30 July) on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. ATV-5 will deliver more than six ton...
July 23rd
Hawaiian Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for six A330-800neo aircraft. The agreement adds yet another name to the growing list of launch customers for the new aircraft type. The new commitment replaces a previous order ...
July 23rd
Typhoon fighter proposed to replace F-16 fleet Airbus Defence and Space has submitted its bid in response to the Danish Ministry of Defence´s tender for the replacement of Denmark´s fleet of F-16 fighters. On behalf of Eurofighter it confirms that the Eur...
July 23rd
(Reuters) – A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said. The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashe...
July 23rd
Aviationnews.eu is a Dutch site and because we are Dutch we would like to give special attention to all the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over the Ukraine last Thursday July 17th. The grief in our country is great, becau...
July 22nd
(Reuters) – Airbus has carried out a high-speed rejected take-off test for its new A350 airliner, the planemaker said on Tuesday. The test is a key step towards European safety certification which industry sources expect in late August or early Sept...
July 22nd
The tragedy of MH17 is an outrage. Over the weekend it was confirmed that the passengers and crew aboard the aircraft were the victims of a hideous crime. It was also an attack against the air transport system which is an instrument of peace. Among the im...
July 22nd
Fokker Services, part of Fokker Technologies, announces that a total of nineteen Fokker aircraft were placed with five existing and four new Fokker operators during the first half of 2014 by their respective aircraft sellers and lessors. These comprise se...
July 22nd
At 12:15 EST on July 22, 2014, the FAA issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) informing U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for a period of up to 24 hours.  The notice was issued in resp...
July 22nd
Airbus Helicopters has increased its global customer base with the first order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, which is acquiring a fully-equipped AS350 B3e for utility missions. Derazona Helicopters, a leading helicopter operator in Indonesia, ha...
July 22nd
Boeing on July 17 delivered on schedule the first of four upgraded French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The upgraded aircraft will increase the fleet’s surveillance, communications and battle management capabilities. The Mid-Life U...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
July 23rd
Starting on Saturday the SA Air Force (SAAF) will stand up and be counted for operational and combat readiness when Exercise Winter Solstice 1V starts. The two week long exercise will see portions of airspace over Eastern and Northern Cape utilised by jet...
July 23rd
More than 90 countries are sending their military attaches to Russia’s international air force crew competition Aviadarts, Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Russian Air Force commander-in-chief said Wednesday. “The costs [of organizing the competition] are compar...
July 23rd
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently demonstrated its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) dual-mode guidance section during a second internally funded flight test at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. During the test, the rail-mounted JAGM flew 6.2 kilometers ...
July 23rd
Lockheed Martin (LM) and BAE Systems reported progress this month on their rival upgrades for F-16 Fighting Falcons. Two aircraft from each company’s launch customer (Taiwan for LM, South Korea for BAE) are now in rework, ironically just a few miles from ...
July 23rd
Two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets were shot down on Wednesday in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. The planes were downed in an area of heavy fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, near where a Malaysia Airlines jet was b...
July 23rd
After more than a dozen years fighting wars against unsophisticated opponents and technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Air Force is refocusing its training on tests ripped from the headlines — surface-to-air missiles, chemical weapons and cyber warfare...
July 23rd
Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed Martin have confirmed they have submitted bids to replace the Royal Danish Air Force’s aging F-16 combat jet fleet but Saab has withdrawn from the competition. The Danes invited two European and two US bidders to respond to a r...
July 23rd
It’s become popular to depict American UAVs as some kind of super weapon and a danger to world peace. Anyone who understands how modern warplanes operate knows this is not true, but the mass media and many politicians who find it useful to follow whatever...
July 23rd
The horrifying deaths of 298 passengers of a jetliner shot down over Ukraine have focused the world's attention on a previously unrecognized threat: the proliferation of surface-to-air missiles in the hands of rogue, non-state actors. Malaysia Airlines Fl...
July 22nd
Jeppesen now offers operators an enhanced version of its industry-leading FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for iPad. New iOS 7-compliant features and functionality of FliteDeck Pro will help airlines and other large operators work more e...