Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

2016 Commercial Aviation MRO Market By Region

Reading Time: 2 minutes Africa South African Airways Technical (SAAT) and AAR Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding in June to establish a joint venture partnership that aims to cut SAAT’s cost and grow its third-party MRO work through a focus on supply chain and airframe maintenance. Airframe heavy maintenance and modification expenditures in Africa will generate $311.7 million […]

Mooney M10T First Flight Test

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mooney International Corp. has successfully completed the first flight of the M10T Proof of Concept (POC) aircraft. The first flight was performed by test pilot Len Fox on Wednesday, December 23rd in the vicinity of the Chino Airport in California. The flight lasted approximately 15 minutes, with Len Fox conducting basic flight maneuvers and verifying […]

First Flight of Epic E1000 Prototype

Reading Time: < 1 minute Epic Aircraft completed the successful maiden flight of its first conforming prototype E1000 single-engine turboprop, code-named FT1, putting the manufacturer on track to achieve certification later this year. FT1 made its successful first flight on December 19 from the Bend Municipal Airport. After the 20-minute test hop, Epic chief pilot David Robinson reported, “The aircraft […]

Embraer Executive Jets Starts Legacy 450 Deliveries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer Executive Jets announced today that it has begun deliveries of its newest business jet, the Legacy 450. The first aircraft was delivered to LMG, an industry leader delivering show technology for corporate meetings, trade shows, live broadcasts and specialty events. The U.S. provider of video, audio, lighting and audiovisual support is headquartered in Orlando, […]

MRJ’s First Delivery Delayed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today announced that the companies will change the first delivery schedule of the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet, from the second quarter of 2017 to approximately one year later. The first flight and the subsequent flight tests have confirmed the basic characteristics to […]

Airbus Acquires Navtech

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of the Navtech group of companies, a leading global provider of flight operations solutions. Closing of the acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals for such type of transactions. Navtech serves more than 400 aircraft operators and aviation services customers worldwide with a […]

Boeing Fined $US12m Over FAA Violations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing has been ordered by the US Federal Aviation Administration to pay a $US 12 million fine to the US Treasury after reaching settlement over 13 pending and potential civil penalties. If it fails to comply with the agreement it can be fined up to $24m over the next five years. Settlement stems from two […]

Airbus Beluga XL Production Starts

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first cut of the Beluga XL MSN001 rear fuselage has been successfully achieved in Spain, paving the way for the final assembly to begin in early 2017. MSN001 will be the first Beluga XL to fly. The rear fuselage, produced by Aernnova, will be the first part to be delivered to the Beluga Final […]

Extended Time for Some Cessna SIDs in Australia

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has provided an extension to the deadline for the completion of Cessna Supplemental Inspection Documents – or SIDs – on two groups of aircraft. The extension applies to Cessna 100 series aircraft used in charter and aerial work and Cessna 200 series aircraft used in private operations. SIDs compliance dates […]

MTU Maintenance Canada Looks Back at Successful Accessory Repair Ramp-up

Reading Time: 2 minutes Three years after the opening of the Accessory Repair Center (A.R.C.), MTU Maintenance Canada, is satisfied with the development of its business for accessory repair and  (LRU) management. The company, an affiliate of one of the world’s leading engine maintenance providers, has managed to increase revenues by 48 percent to 40 million ULine Replaceable UnitS […]