EADS Astrium (Stand H23) is displaying a model of its proposed Space Plane, which would require seven years of development between actual program launch and first commercial flight.
Singapore Air Show » February 4, 2010
Airliner maintenance group SR Technics (Stand CO1) has managed to bring the turnaround time for CFM56 engine overhaul down to 45 days. In January the first engine to be completed under its newly streamlined maintenance process was returned to German airline Hapag Lloyd Flug.
Eurocopter’s revenues in Asia grew by 58 percent in 2009, to ?896 million ($1.25 billion)–20 percent of the group’s total. In fact, CEO Lutz Bertling is so optimistic that on Tuesday here at the show he predicted the Asian helicopter market one day will be the size of that of the U.S., which today ranks first by far.
With the program having been declassified last November, the Rafael’s Spike NLOS weapon is being seen here for the first time at a trade show. The latest member of the successful missile family to emerge has an effective range of 25 km, more than three times that of the Spike-ER. The NLOS weapon is easily distinguishable from other Spike variants by having much longer folding wings.
Korea Aerospace Industries (Stand T98) aims to raise its exposure to the civil side of the aerospace business from its current 35 percent to at least 50 percent over the next 10 years, according to the company’s executive vice president and general manager for marketing Enes Park.
Former U.S. Senator Mel Martinez has joined the board of directors of Military Parts Exchange (MPX) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a global supplier of nonmunition
CFM International has said its new CFM56-7BE turbofan, which will have a 2-percent fuel-burn improvement over current production engines, is “progressing on schedule” and will start a 150-hour certification block-test to “triple redline conditions” within “the next few weeks.” This will lead to a 50-hour flight test program on General Electric’s flying test bed aircraft later this year, with flight tests on a Boeing 737NG due in early 2011 ah
Ruag Aerospace Services (Stand K95) is here promoting the Do 228 NG, an upgraded version of the Dornier 228 twin turboprop. “Asia–especially the southeast and Far East–is the most important region for us,” sales director Thomas
Imke told AIN.
Jet Aviation’s U.S. charter division is now operating under its own Part 135 charter certificate as Jet Aviation Flight Services. Previously, aircraft managed by Jet Aviation in the U.S. were operated under Part 135 rules by a third-party air carrier, which currently is Priester Aviation.
The first production models of Gulfsteam’s two newest business jets are proceeding down their respective assembly lines, both heading toward type certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Safety Agency in 2011, Gulfstream division vice president for international sales Roger Sperry said Tuesday.