15 January 2014

LCI takes delivery of fifth AW139

Lease Corporation International’s (LCI) helicopter division has taken delivery of its fifth AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter, and has placed the aircraft on lease with Bond Offshore Helicopters (Bond) in Aberdeen, Scotland. The delivery follows the agreement last year of a long term lease between LCI and Bond’s parent company Avincis Group – a leading global provider […]

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Boeing finds significant potential in "Green Diesel" as sustainable jet fuel

Boeing has identified “green diesel,” a renewable fuel used in ground transportation, as a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel that emits at least 50% less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel over its lifecycle. The company is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders to gain approval for aircraft to fly

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Rockwell Collins and Bluesky sign final agreement to form ACCE Flight Simulation

Rockwell Collins and Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology, an AVIC subsidiary, signed a final agreement on January 15th, to establish ACCEL (Tianjin) Flight Simulation Co. LTD. joint venture (JV). The JV, with equal shares owned by the two entities, will create a simulation and training center of excellence in China for commercial flight simulation and training

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Boeing begins 777X high-speed wind tunnel tests

High-speed wind tunnel tests have started for the Boeing 777X. Testing began last week at Boeing’s Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle. Last month, engineers started wind tunnel tests at QinetiQ’s facility in Farnborough, U.K., where testing of the low-speed performance of the airplane continues. Subsequent rounds of low-speed and high-speed testing will provide further design

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Rockwell Collins names Standerski to lead new Information Management Services business

Rockwell Collins reported that its acquisition of ARINC Incorporated will serve as the foundation of a new Information Management Services (IMS) business that combines ARINC with Rockwell Collins’ Flight Information Solutions business and its Ascend family of products and services. Jeff Standerski has been appointed senior vice president of Information Management Services. The new business

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