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June 13, 2018

PRNewswire Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] selected Raytheon [NYSE: RTN] to develop and deliver the next generation Distributed Aperture System (DAS) for the F-35 fighter jet. The result of a Lockheed Martin-led competition, the selection will enhance capability and reduce cost. The F-35’s DAS collects and sends high resolution, real-time imagery to the pilot’s helmet from… Read More ›

Philippine Airlines’ A350 XWB completes first flight in Toulouse

Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) new A350-900 has completed its first flight from the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse, France. The flight marks the start of the final phase of the production process, leading to customer acceptance and delivery in the coming weeks. Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s. The airline will use these aircraft on its… Read More ›

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Deliver 300th F-35 Aircraft

F-35 Enterprise Ramps Up Production and Reduces Costs PRNewswire The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft, demonstrating the program’s continued progress and momentum. The 300th aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “The F-35 weapons system is… Read More ›

Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Software Startup Kittyhawk

Integrated technology platform will support a safe, reliable next-generation air traffic management system Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company offering a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Kittyhawk’s technology will support development of a UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) that enables… Read More ›

Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec agree C Series Partnership closing effective July 1, 2018

·         Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, effective July 1, 2018 ·         All regulatory approvals required for the closing of the transaction have been obtained ·         Partnership head office, leadership team and primary final assembly line located in Mirabel, Québec (representing some 2,200 employees and subcontractors), with the support of… Read More ›

Gulfstream Aerospace, community and corporate partners build home for Army veteran

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., along with Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity and other community partners, recently presented a U.S. Army veteran and her family with a newly constructed home. The recipient, wounded during a deployment to Afghanistan, now serves with the Georgia Army National Guard. As part of Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity’s initiative to provide… Read More ›

Fire Aviation – The PC-12 in Use

Two PC-12s play a key role in fire-fighting missions in the USA: Operated by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, they are also used in search and rescue efforts. Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd On average, seven million acres of forest, rangeland, and grasslands in the United States are consumed by fire each year…. Read More ›

The first of the UK’s F-35 Lightning aircraft have landed at RAF Marham and been welcomed by our business which has played a central role in its arrival.

The first of the UK’s F-35b Lightning aircraft landed on 6 June at RAF Marham. Amongst others, they were welcomed by representatives from our business, which has played a central role as a major contributor on the programme. The four jets arrived at the RAF station in Norfolk, UK, following a journey from Marine Corps… Read More ›

Kaman Announces $69 Million Joint Programmable Fuze Order

New orders for JPF over the last year increase to almost $500 million Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that its Aerospace segment received its first order under Option 14 of its current Joint Programmable Fuze (JPF) contract with the U.S. Air Force (USAF). This order has an expected value of approximately $69 million for the… Read More ›

Leonardo introduces BriteCloud 55-T, the first expendable decoy for the protection of military transport aircraft

BriteCloud 55-T will use sophisticated miniaturised jamming technology to protect military transport aircraft from advanced radar-guided missiles. It will join the proven 55 and 218 format BriteCloud rounds already on offer for fighter jet operators  Made in Luton, UK, Leonardo’s BriteCloud family is the only such technology in the world which has been demonstrated to… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce completes sale of L’Orange to Woodward Inc

Rolls-Royce confirms that completion of the sale of its fuel injector business, L’Orange, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, to Colorado-based Woodward Inc. took place on 1 June. The completion of the transaction, which was announced on 9 April, followed recent clearance from the German antitrust authorities. Net proceeds totalled €673m after transaction… Read More ›

Designed for electrification: Hyundai’s New Tucson offers pioneering 48-volt diesel mild hybrid powertrain

· The New Hyundai Tucson is the company’s first model with a diesel mild hybrid powertrain system supported by a 48 V electric motor · Pioneering technology ensures maximum driving pleasure while supporting efficient driving · The compact SUV will be launched across Europe in summer · Mild hybrid powertrain technology contributes to the brand’s global efforts to… Read More ›

Boeing EA-18G Growler Makes its First Appearance in Finland

A variant of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, the Growler airborne electronic attack fighter jet will be showcased at the Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air Show Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy will exhibit the EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft for the first time in Finland. The jets will be on static and… Read More ›

Embraer Legacy 450 Sets Transatlantic Speed Record between the United States and Europe

Embraer’s Legacy 450 medium cabin business jet set a new speed record on a recent flight between Portland, Maine in the United States and Farnborough in the United Kingdom, according to the U.S. National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The record-setting flight occurred on March 7, 2018, with two pilots and two passengers on a ferry flight… Read More ›

Loong Air takes delivery of first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo in China

The Chinese launch customer for the LEAP-1A First of 9 LEAP-powered aircraft on order Zhejiang Loong Airlines today took delivery of the first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo aircraft from the Airbus Final Assembly facility in Tianjin, China. The airline will be the first in Greater China to operate the advanced engine/aircraft combination. “We are very pleased to… Read More ›

Rockwell Collins awarded contract from CAE to provide training display for CC-295 full-flight simulator

Provides exceptional realism and wide field of view ideal for side-by-side training scenarios OTTAWA, Ontario (May 31, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has been selected by CAE to provide its Panorama™ collimated display for the CC-295 full-flight simulator (FFS) that CAE will deliver in support of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR)… Read More ›

Gulfstream G500 on final approach for type certification

Concurrent G600 Flight-Test Program Well Into Certification Testing   Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500 is nearing completion of function and reliability (F&R) testing, which will mark the end of the flying required for U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification later this summer. Gulfstream’s other in-development aircraft, the Gulfstream G600, is well into… Read More ›

Electric offensive: Volkswagen trains top experts for the production of the I.D. family

Future Electronic Engineer Program” (FEEP) launched with 100 young engineers Participants are to be trained especially for work with the modular electrification toolkit (MEB) Objective: excellent, trouble-free launch of 27 MEB models throughout the world Young engineers analyse errors with the e-simulator. The Volkswagen brand is moving ahead with preparations for its major electric offensive… Read More ›

Honda Aircraft Company Unveils the HondaJet Elite

Honda’s Newest State-of-the-Art, Environmentally Responsible Aircraft Features Increased Range, Updated Avionics Suite and Enhanced Cabin Amenities Honda Aircraft Company today revealed a new upgraded aircraft, the “HondaJet Elite,” at a special hangar event ahead of the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. The HondaJet Elite has achieved an extended range… Read More ›

Boeing Business Jets Grows Order Book With New Sales

Four new orders in 2018 continue sales momentum for industry-leading business jet family Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) [NYSE:BA] have won four new orders in 2018 as elite customers continue to favor Boeing’s portfolio of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes, the company announced today at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE). The new orders this year… Read More ›

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