Aviation International News » November 2004

December 18, 2007 - 11:17am

ExpressJet became the first airline to join the new Embraer Collective Inventory Planning (ECIP) program, in an effort to better manage its spare parts inventory for its fleet of 240 regional jets.

Supported by its AeroChain Web portal, ECIP monitors parts usage and guarantees automatic stock replenishment.  Embraer’s U.S. support subsidiary, EACS, manages the program.

December 18, 2007 - 11:15am

Mesa Air Group has cut salaries among its senior management by 23 percent; the company will credit the proceeds to US Airways in support of the major airline’s restructuring efforts. Mesa has also asked its US Airways Express employees to voluntarily agree to defer up to 23 percent of their salaries. US Airways has agreed to repay all the deferrals upon its emergence from bankruptcy protection.

December 18, 2007 - 11:07am

Creditors expect to start reviewing a status report due on November 2 from a court-appointed insolvency administrator for Fairchild Dornier’s 728 program division, just as the most recent target date for first flight of the 70-seat regional jet once again passes uneventfully. Scheduled for this year’s fourth quarter, the 728’s first flight now couldn’t happen until late next year–if ever.

December 18, 2007 - 7:56am

Both Bombardier and Embraer announced cuts in regional jet production that will see next year’s CRJ200 output fall by 25 percent and total Embraer RJ deliveries by some 9 percent this year and 15 percent next year.

December 18, 2007 - 7:49am

At the NBAA Convention last month, EMS Technologies announced that it will begin delivering its new four-channel HSD-400 satcom data terminal early next year. The product initially will support four channels of Inmarsat Swift64 and, according to the Ottawa, Canada-based company, can be upgraded to handle SwiftBroadband (formerly BGAN) service when Inmarsat launches its new I4 satellites in early 2006.

December 18, 2007 - 7:47am

It took several years for the U.S. and the European Union to reach agreement about satellite navigation systems, but the cooperation agreement the parties signed in June that paves the way for the Galileo and GPS satellite navigation systems should be beneficial to both sides, and to aviation worldwide.

December 18, 2007 - 7:44am

Chelton Satcom last month announced the signing of supplier contracts to provide high-speed-data equipment as customer options for the Embraer Legacy and Gulfstream G450/550.

December 18, 2007 - 7:41am

Lufthansa Technik has completed the first installation of an unconventional moving-map system on an Air Berlin Boeing 737 and expects to carry out the first installation on a VIP aircraft, a Europe-based Boeing Business Jet, early next year.

December 18, 2007 - 7:37am

Gulfstream announced that it has received an STC for the installation of its Broad Band Multi-Link (BBML) high-speed Internet connection, giving buyers another choice for airborne access to the Web.

December 18, 2007 - 7:35am

At NBAA’04 last month 3M Aerospace introduced the 900AST (advance  systems tester), a handheld unit used for checking for faults in avionics wiring. The tester can pinpoint open, short and intermittent faults, providing maintenance technicians the location of the problem on the unit’s display. The 900AST includes an infrared port for uploading test results to a PC and built-in internal help menus.

 
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