Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Departs Long Beach Assembly Facility

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif. departed on Sunday, Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to […]

FRASCA 407 FTD Receives Level 7 Qualification

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Helicopter Flight Training Center, Shreveport, LA has recently received FAA Level 7 approval for their FRASCA built Bell 407 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD includes an advanced visual system capable of providing VFR, IFR and highly realistic NVG training using actual night vision goggles. The cockpit design was developed with input from the […]

Airbus A320neo Receives EASA and FAA Type Certifications

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft, the A320neo, has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24th November 2015. The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines. The EASA A320neo type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Director Trevor Woods […]

Expected 15% MRO Growth in Southeast Asia

Reading Time: 1 minute Growing government and corporate use of helicopters in Southeast Asia is fueling demand for maintenance, repair and overhaul services in the region, Channel NewsAsia reported. The Singapore-based news outlet said spending on helicopter MRO services is expected to grow by about 15% over the next 10 years (compared to 5%-plus for aviation as a whole). […]

Robinson Introduces The Two-Place R44 Cadet

Reading Time: 1 minute Robinson Helicopter Company plans to debut the R44 Cadet, a two-place R44, in the first quarter of 2016. While suitable for a wide variety of utilitarian applications, Robinson developed the Cadet with the training market in mind. The Cadet retains the same basic airframe, rotor system, and Lycoming O-540-F1B5 engine as the R44 Raven I; […]

Garmin Releases Terminal Safety Solutions

Reading Time: 1 minute At this week’s NBAA show in Las Vegas, Garmin announced a new series of aviation products that are designed to make the runway environment safer. By providing audible and visual cues, Terminal Safety Solutions alert the pilot of threats to safety in the airport environment. The Terminal Safety Solutions include SurfaceWatch, TerminalTraffic and SafeTaxi. SurfaceWatch […]

Wizz Air Renewed MRO Contracts with Lufthansa Technik

Reading Time: 1 minute Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has renewed two eight-year MRO contracts with Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) and Lufthansa Technik Budapest (LTB) for line maintenance services on its fleets based in Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. Under the agreements, LTMI and LTB will provide a single point of contact for all line maintenance issues, preventive […]

Etihad and Air France-KLM Expand MRO Cooperation

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways has expanded its cooperation with Air France-KLM through a component maintenance agreement for its Boeing 777 fleet. The precise value of the 10-year deal was not given, although Etihad said it was worth several hundred million dollars and would start February 2016. It will give Etihad and its equity partners access to a […]

Gulfstream G550 and G650ER Claims Speed Record

Reading Time: 1 minute The Gulfstream G550 arrived for this year’s National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition after setting a new speed record between Macau and Las Vegas. The G550 departed Macau International Airport for McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, 2015. The 6,586 nautical-mile/12,197-kilometer trip was covered in 12 hours and 8 minutes at […]

Gulfstream G500 Makes NBAA Debut

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s all-new Gulfstream G500 made its first cross-country trip for the 2015 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015). The flight test aircraft arrived at Henderson Executive Airport on Nov. 13 to join the G650ER, G550, G450, G280 andG150 in Gulfstream’s static display. The G500 flew from Savannah/Hilton Head International […]