Wide-body aircraft

May 2, 2008 - 7:40am

A new Pentagon order for V-22 Osprey tiltrotors could boost prospects for more rapid development of the BA609 civil tiltrotor. The U.S. Department of Defense signed a $10.4 billion contract for 167 more Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey military tiltrotors over the next five years, despite continuing engine problems on the machine. The Marine Corps will receive 141 MV-22s and the Air Force 26 CV-22s for its Special Operations Command.

March 3, 2008 - 9:55am

Swiss-based Jet Aviation Group expanded its U.S. footprint last month with the acquisition of maintenance and cabin completion and refurbishment specialist Savannah Air Center. The deal adds some 280,000 sq ft of space at Savannah Air to the more than 650,000 sq ft at Jet Aviation’s Midcoast Aviation subsidiary in East Cahokia, Ill.

February 26, 2008 - 6:25am

Despite the beginning of the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day (a popular holiday in Hong Kong), the fast-approaching Singapore Airshow and temperatures low enough to break a 40-year-record, the third Asian Business Aviation Conference &

February 17, 2008 - 10:54pm

In what is the second commitment for the newest member of the Airbus corporate jetliner family, an unidentified Asian customer has placed a firm order for an Airbus A350XWB Prestige. The aircraft will feature a VIP interior and will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB87 engines. The choice of cabin outfitter has yet to be announced.

February 8, 2008 - 10:23am

The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar as an airliner has already flown into the sunset, but it is finding new life in an executive role. According to King Aerospace director of corporate aircraft services Don Salisbury, the company delivered an executive L-1011 bizliner major refurbishment on January 11, on schedule and just eight months after the widebody trijet rolled into the Ardmore, Okla. facilities.

February 8, 2008 - 10:23am

The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar as an airliner has already flown into the sunset, but it is finding new life in an executive role. According to King Aerospace director of corporate aircraft services Don Salisbury, the company delivered an executive L-1011 bizliner major refurbishment on January 11, on schedule and just eight months after the widebody trijet rolled into the Ardmore, Okla. facilities.

January 14, 2008 - 5:27am

A persistently optimistic outlook was in evidence at the first Large Executive & VIP Aircraft Conference: Opening speaker Arnaud Martin, program director of corporate and VIP aircraft for Airbus, noted that while sales are suffering as a result of a depressed U.S. economy, “The market is still alive.” The event, held December 11 and 12 in Hamburg, Germany, attracted some 50 delegates.

January 2, 2008 - 10:28am

Lufthansa Technik has signed a contract to do its first cabin completion on an executive version of the new Boeing 747-8. The four-engine airplane is scheduled to arrive at the company’s Hamburg, Germany completion center in early 2011 and will be delivered to the unidentified customer 18 months later.

December 27, 2007 - 7:23am

AMAC Aerospace is preparing to open as a new completions, refurbishment and maintenance provider for business aircraft in August. The Swiss start-up company is being founded by former Jet Aviation CEO Heinz Köhli and will be based at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, near Jet Aviation’s completions center. In late October, AMAC signed a 35-year lease on a 452,000-sq-ft site at the airport.

December 27, 2007 - 6:48am

For the better part of a year, Airbus has been referring to the executive version of its A380 as the Flying Palace, so it seemed appropriate that the first customer should be royalty–Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud.

 
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