Aerospace

January 28, 2014 - 3:00pm
BAe 146 window breather pipe

BAE Systems said that it has produced and certified a replacement part for the BAe 146 regional jet for the first time using additive manufacturing, or “3-D printing” technology. Now the company is exploring using 3-D printing to supply replacement parts for other commercial aircraft types.

January 22, 2014 - 2:20pm

Bahrain International Airport will be home to Mena Tempus, a new joint venture between Mena Aerospace Enterprises and Tempus Jet Centers (Tempus Jets). The new venture will focus on delivering aviation services to the Middle East.

January 22, 2014 - 2:00pm

Jet Aviation Basel has been selected to complete the interior of an Airbus ACJ320 for an undisclosed head-of-state. The aircraft will be delivered to the Basel completions center in the third quarter.

Configuration of the ACJ320 includes a luxurious bedroom, bathroom, lounge and office area in addition to a large executive staff area. The aircraft will be redelivered to the client at the end of next year.

January 15, 2014 - 10:41am

High-speed wind tunnel tests for the Boeing 777X started last week at the company’s transonic wind tunnel in Seattle, Boeing announced Wednesday.

January 14, 2014 - 2:35pm

With its new name now in place, Airbus Helicopters (née Eurocopter) is embarking on a transformation, according to CEO Guillaume Faury. He wants production processes to improve, has reshuffled priorities in research and development (R&D) and envisions a new market for the company’s product line.

The new name is expected to provide better integration with the rest of the Airbus group, according to Faury. Moreover, the Airbus name has a stronger, more global impact, “especially in countries that are important to us,” such as Brazil, the U.S., China and Russia, he added.

January 5, 2014 - 3:00am

Bell Helicopter will build its new short light single (SLS) helicopter at Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana, the company announced last month.

January 4, 2014 - 3:25am

GA Innovation China has passed its audit by the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) and its quality system is accredited and able to operate to ASA-100 in the People’s Republic of China. A joint venture between Air China and GA Telesis, GA Innovation China serves hundreds of aviation maintenance organizations supporting Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, McDonnell Douglas and Embraer aircraft and components as well as CFM International, General Electric, Honeywell, International Aero Engines, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce jet engines and components.

January 3, 2014 - 10:15am

Airbus Defence and Space may be a new brand, but the former defense and space businesses of EADS face a familiar problem: how to remain profitable when European defense budgets are in decline and export competition is intensifying. The combining of Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidian took effect at the executive level on January 1. Three weeks earlier, a reduction of 5,800 jobs at the new combined division over the next three years was announced.

January 3, 2014 - 1:35am

Aircraft management and charter operator Comlux has just added this Bombardier Global 6000 to its fleet. The aircraft will operate under the European Union AOC of the group’s Malta-based company but will be based in Central Asia. The cabin, designed by Comlux Creatives, can accommodate 13 passengers and includes a private stateroom.

December 12, 2013 - 2:57pm

Yankee Pacific–a provider of custom structures, components and systems to the executive aircraft market since 2006–will be renamed Advent Aerospace, effective January 1. Advent means “the arrival of something new,” said managing director Ken Goldsmith. “And for us, Advent Aerospace means an ever-increasing emphasis on technology and innovation to bring great new products and services to our customers and offer new opportunities for our employees.

 
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