Aircraft

July 9, 2012 - 6:30pm

Pratt & Whitney Canada has been awarded a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certificate for its flight-data acquisition storage and transmission (FAST) engine-diagnostic system for the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 regional turboprop.

July 9, 2012 - 4:45pm

Rolls-Royce and Aircelle have signed a service contract for the Trent 900 engine nacelles that will be fitted to British Airways Airbus A380s. The airline has ordered 12 of the type.

July 9, 2012 - 4:00pm

Zodiac Aerospace (Hall 1 Stand A15k) announced at the Farnborough International airshow on Monday that it has signed two contracts with Irkut (Hall 1 Stand E8) to supply equipment for the Russian manufacturer’s in-development MC-21 narrowbody airliner. Under the first deal, Zodiac subsidiary ECE will provide the primary power distribution system. Another new contract, with cabin specialist Zodiac C&D, is for the MC-21’s interior.

July 9, 2012 - 3:40pm

Esterline CMC Electronics recently delivered its 1000th multifunction control display unit (MCDU) for Airbus A320 family aircraft to Thales Avionics of France.

July 9, 2012 - 2:45pm

A Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90GT collided with a communications tower near Morgantown, W.Va. on June 22 during daylight VFR conditions.

The aircraft shed its right wing, left horizontal stabilizer and left engine before hitting the ground. The pilot, the only occupant, was killed.

July 9, 2012 - 2:40pm
GIII Dragon Star AML

The pressure on government spending is forcing even the defense industrial giants to adapt. One example is Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS division, which is promoting a supermarket-style choice of intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) products and services, with trademarked branding to match.

July 9, 2012 - 2:40pm

British Airways has chosen Crane’s enhanced landing gear control interface unit (LGCIU), which has been standard fit on Airbus A320 family aircraft since October 2010, for its A320 fleet upgrade. The LGCIU provides system health status to the central fault display system, sensing the position of the landing gear and landing gear doors, flap disconnect status and cargo door position.

July 9, 2012 - 1:15pm

AgustaWestland logged a cluster of new helicopter sales on the eve of the Farnborough International Airshow. In Japan, two AW139 medium twins have been ordered for fire-fighting roles, one by the Fire Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) and the other by the city of Yokohama. The FDMA should receive its aircraft in 2013, equipped with a belly tank and bambi bucket, while

July 9, 2012 - 12:10pm

Indonesia has ordered eight more Embraer A-29 Super Tucano single-engine turboprops, and a full-flight simulator for the type. The announcement, made here at the Farnborough International airshow, came just as deliveries of a first batch of eight was about to start. The Indonesian Air Force will receive all its aircraft in light-attack configuration.

July 9, 2012 - 10:45am

Pratt & Whitney this week signed an agreement with Australia’s Broens Industries for the supply of support equipment that will be used at initial operating bases for the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter in the U.S.

Broens has designed a jack that allows the removal and maneuvering of the gearbox from under the F135 engine. The new contract is worth around $300,000 and follows a prototype award, while follow-on production contracts could reach a value of at least $7 million.

 
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