21 May 2013

Northrop Grumman taps Christine McGlade, Andrew W. Reynolds to lead Aircraft Integration Centers of Excellence

Northrop Grumman has appointed Christine McGlade and Andrew W. Reynolds vice presidents of manufacturing operations and site managers for the company’s aircraft integration centers of excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., and Palmdale, Calif., respectively.In her new role, McGlade will be responsible for managing and integrating all manufacturing and support operations at the St. Augustine site …

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ExcelAire receives London City approval for its fleet of five Legacy Jets

ExcelAire has received approval to operate its five Embraer Legacy 600s into London City Airport (LCY). ExcelAire, one of the nation’s leading private jet charter and aircraft management companies, operates the largest and most active Legacy 600 charter fleet in the U.S. London City Airport is located in the heart of the City of London, …

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Honeywell Aerospace selected by Pilatus for PC-24 cockpit avionics

Honeywell has been selected by Pilatus Aircraft to supply the avionics suite for the newly announced Pilatus PC-24 Twin Jet. A combination of components from Primus Epic and Primus Apex will provide the core functionality, safety and display content for the Pilatus Advanced Cockpit Environment (ACE), designed specifically for the PC-24. Primus Apex is proved …

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GE Aviation investing $27m to expand advanced technology efforts in Delaware

GE Aviation plans to invest $27m and add up to 70 jobs over the next five years at its Newark, Delaware facility. The facility, which currently employs 80, manufactures advanced aircraft engine components made of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). The planned investment will allow GE to develop a ‘Lean Lab’ at its Newark operation. Lean …

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VistaJet enrolls fleet of new Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft engines and APUs onto JSSI hourly cost maintenance programs

VistaJet International and Jet Support Services (JSSI) have agreed to a record-setting enrollment of 50 Bombardier Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft onto JSSI’s Platinum Engine and APU hourly cost maintenance programs. The long-term agreement is valued at over $205m based on JSSI 2013 list prices. The aircraft are part of VistaJet’s large order placed …

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Virgin Australia takes delivery of new Boeing 737-800 from ILFC

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) has delivered a new Boeing 737-800 to Virgin Australia. This aircraft is the first of three new 737-800s ILFC is scheduled to deliver to Virgin Australia this year. The aircraft are intended to support the strategic fleet renewal at Virgin Australia. This new aircraft is also the third of the …

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SkyWest signs agreement with Embraer for 100 firm and 100 options E175 Regional Jets

SkyWest has entered into an agreement with Embraer for the purchase of 100 new E175 dual-class regional jet aircraft. Of the 100 aircraft, 40 are considered firm deliveries and the remaining 60 aircraft are considered conditional until SkyWest enters into capacity purchase agreements with other major airlines to operate the aircraft. Deliveries for the 40 …

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Boeing begins certification testing on 747-8 performance improvements

A Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental successfully completed its first test flight this week with a package of performance improvements including enhanced GE engines. This package is designed to improve the fuel efficiency of the popular jetliner. The airplane Performance Improvement Package (PIP) includes improvements to the GEnx-2B engines and Flight Management Computer (FMC) software. Boeing’s continuous …

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