Aviation International News » April 2003

January 23, 2008 - 9:10am

File this one under the heading “what were they thinking?” The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) has confirmed that one of its test MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor transports (S/N 21) strayed from its approved IFR flight-test profile near Patuxent River Naval Air Station to make a decidedly VFR circular flight through the Washington, D.C. TFR, a flight evidently intended as a sightseeing circuit of the Pentagon.

January 23, 2008 - 9:10am

File this one under the heading “what were they thinking?” The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) has confirmed that one of its test MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor transports (S/N 21) strayed from its approved IFR flight-test profile near Patuxent River Naval Air Station to make a decidedly VFR circular flight through the Washington, D.C. TFR, a flight evidently intended as a sightseeing circuit of the Pentagon.

January 23, 2008 - 9:02am

Ending a roughly one-year tenure as president and CEO of Enstrom Helicopters, and just a few weeks after HAI’s Heli-Expo show where he sketched a bold new battle plan for the company he then headed, Steve Daniels is out, replaced by former consultant Peter Parsinen, who will serve as acting president until a permanent replacement can be located.

January 23, 2008 - 9:02am

Ending a roughly one-year tenure as president and CEO of Enstrom Helicopters, and just a few weeks after HAI’s Heli-Expo show where he sketched a bold new battle plan for the company he then headed, Steve Daniels is out, replaced by former consultant Peter Parsinen, who will serve as acting president until a permanent replacement can be located.

January 23, 2008 - 8:54am

Antonov has removed the first An-148 fuselage from its assembly jig at the company’s experimental factory in Kiev after completing the project on schedule. Assembly started last October and proceeded without the delays typical of recent CIS aircraft projects. Antonov plans first flight by the end of this year and certification to Russia’s AP-25 airworthiness requirements–harmonized with FAR Part 25– next year.

January 23, 2008 - 8:54am

Antonov has removed the first An-148 fuselage from its assembly jig at the company’s experimental factory in Kiev after completing the project on schedule. Assembly started last October and proceeded without the delays typical of recent CIS aircraft projects. Antonov plans first flight by the end of this year and certification to Russia’s AP-25 airworthiness requirements–harmonized with FAR Part 25– next year.

January 23, 2008 - 6:55am

The Russian Regional Jet (RRJ) bid submitted by Sukhoi, Ilyushin, Yakovlev and Boeing has won the Russian state tender for development of a new 70- to 80-seat regional jet. Russia’s Rosaviacosmos state agency initiated the tender last summer. The winner will get state funding to cover some research and development, provided the rest comes from commercial sources.

January 23, 2008 - 6:55am

The Russian Regional Jet (RRJ) bid submitted by Sukhoi, Ilyushin, Yakovlev and Boeing has won the Russian state tender for development of a new 70- to 80-seat regional jet. Russia’s Rosaviacosmos state agency initiated the tender last summer. The winner will get state funding to cover some research and development, provided the rest comes from commercial sources.

January 23, 2008 - 6:48am

Last September’s merger of Brazil’s Varig with Rio Sul and Nordeste, its two regional-airline subsidiaries, has resulted in a new alignment of the operator’s 15 Embraer ERJ-145s, the only under-100-seat aircraft it currently flies.

January 23, 2008 - 6:48am

Last September’s merger of Brazil’s Varig with Rio Sul and Nordeste, its two regional-airline subsidiaries, has resulted in a new alignment of the operator’s 15 Embraer ERJ-145s, the only under-100-seat aircraft it currently flies.

 
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