Starting next month, Airbus subsidiary Quovadis will begin offering required navigation performance (RNP) services to airlines, airports and authorities. RNP requires the use of state-of-the-art onboard navigation systems and GPS technology and is recommended by the ICAO especially for reducing flight time and fuel consumption. Services provided will range from RNP procedures design, testing and flight operations packaging to training.
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.
Like it or not, we live in a global economy. While balance-of-trade issues are complex, a free-market economy opens up new sources for raw materials, goods and services and creates new markets for U.S. businesses.
Heavy-iron operators traveling to India and the neighboring region will soon have
Emivest Aerospace appears to be getting the SJ30 light jet program back on track since deliveries stalled more than a year-and-a-half ago. SJ30 S/N 008, the first aircraft built under the Emivest name since the Dubai-based firm became the majority shareholder of the San Antonio-based aircraft manufacturer last June, is expected to be delivered this summer. Two more copies are planned to be handed over to customers this year.
EADS Airbus Military hopes that by the Paris Air Show next month launch customers Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Turkey and the UK will complete a review of their commitment to the A400M military transport.
EADS expects its Airbus unit to capture new gross orders for up to 300 aircraft this year, “even if it is becoming more challenging in the current market environment,” according to a company statement attached to its first-quarter earnings release. Based on a stable delivery assumption and a conversion rate of €1 to $1.39, EADS predicts that revenue should run roughly in line with last year’s.
Looking back on European business aviation’s boom years of 2004 to 2008, new figures from the European General Aviation Manufacturers Association (EGAMA) show that during this period the value of its members’ combined deliveries climbed by 59 percent to peak at $12 billion last year. In 2008, almost 1,000 aircraft were delivered by an industry that directly supports 35,000 jobs in Europe.
StandardAero and TAG Aircraft Interiors (Booth No. 651) announced at EBACE a joint venture for completions with interiors designed by the House of Versace. The latter will be responsible for content, design and style, while Standard Aero will manage logistics and technical aspects and act as marketing and sales agent. Actual completions will take place at StandardAero’s Springfield, Illinois facility.
Emivest Aerospace, which is represented here at EBACE by UK-based distributor Action Aviation (static display), appears to be getting the SJ30 light jet program back on its feet. SJ30 Serial No.