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SWISS adds two further Boeing 777-300ERs to its long-haul fleet

SWISS orders two further Boeing 777-300ERs to take its long-haul fleet to a total of 31 aircraft. The aircraft are expected to go into operation in early 2020 and will be used to extend the route network. Through this investment of over half a billion US dollars, SWISS will create over 300 additional jobs –… Read More ›

Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminum smelting method

Apple Played Crucial Role in Development of Joint Venture that Could Change Global Manufacturing Aluminum is a key material in many of Apple’s most popular products, and for more than 130 years, it’s been produced the same way. But that’s about to change. Aluminum giants AlcoaCorporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum today announced a joint venture… Read More ›

Raytheon, Virsec establish alliance to protect government and critical infrastructure from advanced cyberattacks

Agreement augments conventional cyber defenses with innovative commercial technology Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) announced an alliance with Virsec to bring commercial cybersecurity tools to global government and critical infrastructure customers. Combined with Raytheon’s decades of cybersecurity defense expertise, Virsec’s patented Trusted Execution™ technology protects networks by detecting deviations in software applications caused by cyber intrusions. “Critical… Read More ›

Safran and GO CAPITAL invest in Turbotech, a startup specialized in new-generation turbine engines and hybrid propulsion

Safran, through its subsidiary Safran Corporate Ventures, and GO CAPITAL announced today that they are taking a stake in the company Turbotech. Part of a 3 million euro investment round Turbotech offers a range of turbine engines for light aircraft (turboprops and turbo-electric generators), based on innovative regenerative cycle* turbines. Featuring its patented heat exchanger… Read More ›

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Inactivation of First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 65)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the inactivation of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 65). As part of the complex process that began in 2013, more than 1,000 shipbuilders defueled Enterprise’s eight nuclear reactors, inactivated its propulsion systems and prepared its hull for final tow. Newport News… Read More ›

NASA to Discuss Upcoming Launch of Next Planet Hunter

Join NASA at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 28, as astrophysics experts discuss the upcoming launch of NASA’s next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Reporters can attend the event in person at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington or participate by phone. The briefing will be broadcast live on… Read More ›

Teledyne Awarded Extension to the International Space Station Mission Operations and Integration Services Contract

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded an extension to its Mission Operations and Integration (MO&I) Service Contract from NASA. Under this contract, the company will continue to provide operations in support of the International Space Station (ISS) from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama… Read More ›

S-97 RAIDER™ Demonstrator

Based on Sikorsky’s Collier Award-winning X2 Technology™, RAIDER™ incorporates the latest advances in fly-by-wire, flight controls, vehicle management systems, and systems integration. These technologies enable the aircraft to operate at high speeds while maintaining the low-speed handling qualities and maneuverability of conventional single main rotor helicopters. RAIDER™ can reach speeds of more than 220 knots, nearly double… Read More ›

NBAA

About NBAA Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the… Read More ›

Boeing

Boeing in Brief Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic… Read More ›

Aeroflot Announces Results Of Board Of Directors’ Meeting

PJSC Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces the results of the Board of Directors’ meeting held on 2 February 2017 and chaired by Kirill Androsov. The meeting agenda included the following items: PJSC Aeroflot flight safety in 2016. In 2016 PJSC Aeroflot completed a total of 715 thousand flight hours, up by 52 thousand year-on-year…. Read More ›

Boeing Awarded $2.1B for Third KC-46A Tanker Production Lot

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] $2.1 billion for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. This order is the third low-rate initial production lot for Boeing. The first two came in August 2016 and included seven and 12 planes, respectively, as well as spare parts. Boeing… Read More ›

HEICO Corporation Named to Institutional Investor All America Investor Team

HEICO CEO, Laurans A. Mendelson, Named Best CEO in Aerospace & Defense Electronics; Company’s Investor Relations Placed Second HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) today announced that the highly-regarded Institutional Investor magazine (“II”) named HEICO to its All America Executive Team and named Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, the best CEO in Aerospace &… Read More ›

Russia’s S7 Airlines joins the E-Jets operators’ family

Just weeks after receiving the Type Certificates from the Russian authorities for the E170 and E175 jets, Embraer announces that S7 Airlines will be the first operator of the E170 in the country. The airline signed an agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to lease 17 E170 pre-owned jets, therefore not impacting Embraer’s order… Read More ›

Boeing T-X Completes First Flight, Validates Design for Air Force Requirements

Milestone proves the aircraft’s low risk, maturity and safety Boeing [NYSE: BA] and partner Saab [Stockholm: SAABB] today completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft, which is designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force’s training requirements. During the 55-minute flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steven Schmidt and Chief Pilot for Air Force Programs… Read More ›

Delta in Africa: 10 years of convenience, connections

By Aimee Greaves(Article source) Delta has been leading the way in travel between the United States and Africa for the past 10 years. The airline launched flights to Ghana, Senegal and South Africa in December 2006 and a year later, added Nigeria to its route map. Fast-forward to now, and almost 5 million passengers later,… Read More ›

Beechcraft introduces special mission enhancements for the King Air 350 platform

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) conference in Dubai that the company is now offering Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engines for improved performance on its King Air 350HW and King Air 350ER turboprops. In… Read More ›

Philippine Airlines and Bombardier Finalize Order for up to 12 Q400 Aircraft

  Order confirms airline as launch customer of two-class, 86-seat Q400 aircraft Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has finalized a firm purchase agreement with Philippine Airlines, Inc., flag carrier of the Philippines, consistent with the Letter of Intent announced on October 14, 2016. The purchase agreement includes a firm order for five Q400… Read More ›

Boeing Board Raises Dividend, Renews Share Repurchase Authorization

The Boeing [NYSE: BA] board of directors today declared the company’s quarterly dividend will increase 30 percent to $1.42 per share. The board also replaced the existing share repurchase program with a new $14 billion authorization. “As our team delivers on our large and diverse order backlog, and drives greater efficiency across our business, Boeing… Read More ›

Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin. This will be the third consecutive year (and the third year in the industry’s history) in which… Read More ›

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