2nd millennium

July 27, 2009 - 7:13am

A six-week strike at Bell Helicopter Textron’s transmission and rotor-blade component plants in Texas ended after union members ratified a revised four-year contract offer on July 22 and returned to work on July 27.

June 9, 2009 - 5:17am

Mexico’s fast-growing aerospace sector is here at the Paris Air Show in strength once again (Hall 3 Stand D24), and the latest projections for its future suggest it is set to get bigger still in the next six years or so. Much of the growth in the past few years has come from foreign OEMs opening new facilities and expanding existing properties in their increasingly urgent pursuit of lower production costs and access to markets.

June 4, 2009 - 6:07am

Gulfstream Aerospace added another European parts distribution center to its product support network. The Corjet Europe facility in Madrid, Spain, will serve as a strategic parts distribution facility for high-usage items commonly required by Gulfstream customers. Located at Madrid Barajas Airport, the facility currently holds almost $4 million in Gulfstream parts, with plans for expansion this year.

May 13, 2009 - 12:18pm

Gulfstream Aerospace added another European parts distribution center to its product support network. The Corjet Europe facility in Madrid, Spain, will serve as a strategic parts distribution facility for high-usage items commonly required by Gulfstream customers. Located at Madrid Barajas Airport, the facility currently holds almost $4 million in Gulfstream parts, with plans for expansion this year.

February 25, 2009 - 9:38am

Future technicians can now take advantage of a combined FAA Airframe and Powerplant mechanic and associate degree program offered by St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Fla., and National Aviation Academy.

June 30, 2008 - 8:53am

Executive charter broker Air Partner has opened new offices in Washington, D.C., and Boston. The UK-based group also has operations in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., having moved into the U.S. market five years ago.

May 23, 2008 - 5:16am
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The U.S. Navy’s choice of Northrop Grumman to provide the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) platform, using a new version of the Global Hawk UAV designated RQ-4N, has prompted a protest from competitor Lockheed Martin. According to Lockheed Martin, its bid was less than Northrop Grumman’s $1.1 billion proposal. Lockheed bid the Mariner UAV based on the Predator B, in cooperation with General Atomics.

March 25, 2008 - 8:41am

The current Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates in effect through June 30 are: 0 to 500 sm–$0.2031; 501 to 1,500 sm–$0.1548; and more than 1,500 sm–$0.1489. The SIFL terminal charge is $37.12. SIFL fees are used to satisfy IRS requirements for operators to compute the value of non-business transportation aboard employer-supplied aircraft.

February 23, 2008 - 10:26am
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Half a continent away from its builder’s growing U.S. base in Philadelphia, an AW109 Grand looks sleek and businesslike even with its feet out feeling for terra firma here in Houston.

February 14, 2008 - 10:59am

Defenders of Berlin Tempelhof Airport in downtown Berlin have reported significant progress in their fight to keep the German airfield open, as they have gathered the 170,000 favorable votes required for a full public referendum. Earlier this week, the vote count had reached 190,000, and Bernd Gans, president of the German business aviation association, told AIN he anticipates more than 200,000 by tomorrow’s deadline.

 
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