6 September 2011

First A350 XWB upper wing cover transported to Airbus`Wing Assembly site in Broughton

The first flyable A350 XWB wing upper cover manufactured at Airbus’ Stade (Germany) site was loaded onto the Beluga on September 6th, to be transported to Airbus’ Wing Assembly site in Broughton (UK). The A350 XWB lower wing cover made in Illescas (Spain) will arrive in Broughton in the coming days. The A350 XWB wing covers measure …

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Boeing receives US Air Force contract for A-10 avionics modernization

Boeing has been awarded a one-year, $2.9 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to develop and validate a modification of the A-10 aircraft’s Digital Video Audio Data Recorder (DVADR). The modification will provide a near-term solution to supportability issues with a major subcomponent in the DVADR system. The contract is a task order under …

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US Airways reports August traffic results

US Airways Group reported August 2011 traffic results. Mainline traffic for the month was up 1.2% versus August 2010 while mainline capacity was down 1.3% versus August 2010. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 87.4% for the month of August, up 2.2 points versus August 2010.

EDAC Technologies Corporation signs two long-term agreements

EDAC Technologies Corporation, a diversified designer, manufacturer and servicer of precision components for aerospace and industrial applications, signed long-term agreements with two leading aircraft engine manufacturers. The Company reported that it has entered into a five-year agreement with a major European-based aircraft engine manufacturer to produce rotating engine components to be used on commercial airliner platforms.  Based …

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AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings’ Aerowave 5001 approved for Eurofighter

The application of AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings’ Aerowave to the first Eurofighter EF2000 recently took place at Cassadian in Germany. The usage of the water based and chrome free system Aerowave 2002 and Aerowave 5001 at Cassadian follows several years of preparation and shop trials to qualify. Aerowave 5001 is a two-component, waterborne polyurethane finish which …

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Largest lessor of turboprop aircraft spreads wings to Australia

Nordic Aviation Capital has joined the Regional Airlines Association of Australia (RAAA). Its decision coincides with a continued surge of interest in new and pre-owned turboprop aircraft in Australia, needed to operate a growing number of flights within the regional and charter sectors. Nordic Aviation Capital currently offers a fleet of 160 aircraft to 30 customer …

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