Aerospace engineering

October 5, 2008 - 3:20pm

Aviation Partners (API, Booth No. 2218) has selected Lanseria, South Africa-based National Airways Corp. (NAC) as the first authorized Blended Winglet installer outside North America.

API said it expects a “significant” increase in Blended Winglet sales due to NAC’s strong relationships throughout the region. To date there are three Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 800 series aircraft with Blended Winglets flying in Africa.

October 5, 2008 - 10:29am

Aerion executives still hope they will secure an OEM partner by the end of the year to build the company’s supersonic business jet, but vice chairman Brian Barents told NBAA Convention News that the company won’t “fall off a cliff” if the deadline passes without an announcement.

October 2, 2008 - 5:20am

International Communications Group (ICG) is now an FAA-approved repair station. The certificate was issued to the Newport News, Va.-based aeronautical communications specialist (Booth No. 729) on September 15.

October 1, 2008 - 6:54am

Chatsworth, Calif.-based Sensor Systems (Booth No. 2907) has received FAA technical standard order certification for its GPS WAAS antennas, the company announced. The S67-1575-135, -145 and -137 antenna models are currently in production and certified to the requirements of DO-301. The -135 LPV-capable model is also included in L-3 Avionics’ STC’d equipment on the Cirrus SR22 G2.

October 1, 2008 - 6:22am

Delta AirElite Business Jets recently announced that it is the first U.S. charter operator to add a Dassault (Booth No. 235) Falcon 7X to its fleet. The 5,950-nm-range trijet will be based in the Rocky Mountain region, the charter firm said. The Falcon 7X is on display this week at Orlando Executive Airport.

September 30, 2008 - 6:01am

Delta AirElite Business Jets last month added a Dassault Falcon 7X to its fleet. It claims to be the first U.S. charter operator to add the airplane to its fleet. The 5,950-nm-range trijet will be based in the Rocky Mountain region, the charter firm said.

September 24, 2008 - 10:08am

DAE Capital, the aircraft leasing and financial business arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has signed a deal with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) to buy 50 shipsets of Blended Winglets for its new 737-700/800 Next Generation aircraft.

September 24, 2008 - 5:15am

Aspen Avionics announced an expanded roster of airplanes approved for installation of its EFD1000 Evolution PFD, now available for more than 600 makes and models of GA airplanes weighing up to 6,000 pounds. Higher-gross-weight airplanes will be added to the list by year-end, the company said. The Aspen PFD replaces the attitude indicator and directional gyro in typical instrument panels and costs $5,995 to $12,995, depending on the version.

September 23, 2008 - 6:39am

The quality of cabin air remains a concern for aircraft manufacturers in their quest to ensure the safety of crewmembers and passengers. Even small oil leaks have laid the groundwork for a disturbing sequence of events that too often figure in routine flight report summaries covering airliner and corporate aircraft crews and passengers.

September 17, 2008 - 11:17am

PMA parts manufacturer Heico reported it is on track to meet its 2008 earnings-per-share guidance. The Hollywood, Fla. company’s net income increased 18 percent, to a record $12.827 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2008, up from $10.914 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, for the same period last year.

 
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