17 February 2009

Lockheed Martin completes Italian C-130J industrial benefits ahead of schedule

The Italian Ministry of Defense has confirmed that Lockheed Martin has met the industrial benefit requirement associated with Italy’s acquisition of 22 C-130J aircraft five years ahead of schedule. As a result of Lockheed Martin’s completion of this commitment, more than 70 partnerships within Italy’s industrial community were implemented. These projects are projected to provide […]

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Austrian Airlines Group reports load factor down 4.3 pts in January

Austrian Airlines Group carried some 632,000 passengers in January (scheduled and charter), 13.0% fewer than January last year. The overall load factor stood at 65.4%, 4.3 percentage points below the figure for January 2008. Austrian Airlines Group is taking Nuremberg (from 1 March), Ankara (from 1 March) and Nizhny Novgorod (from 2 March) out of

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Pratt & Whitney completes first IAE V2500 SelectOne retrofit

Pratt & Whitney’s Columbus Engine Center has become the first to retrofit an International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500-A5 engine to the V2500 SelectOne engine. Benefits of the retrofit include up to an additional one percent lower fuel burn, and corresponding lower CO2 emissions, as well as noise reduction and lower overall operating costs. The V2500-A5

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Constant Aviation completes Legacy 600 41,000 ft. Modification

Constant Aviation, LLC, a Nextant Aerospace company, has completed a 41,000 ft. modification and its fifteenth 48-Month inspection on an Embraer Legacy 600 that is based in China. This is the first 41,000 ft. modification completed outside of Embraers’ manufacturing production facility. The modification will enhance the aircrafts capabilities when flying in unregulated airspace in

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