21 October 2014

It never rains but it pours for German travellers as more Lufthansa flights are cancelled

Immediately after the weekend where the German rail system was brought to a standstill through a strike by national train drivers, the 35 hour Lufthansa short-haul flight strike organised by the Vereinigung Cockpit union due to start this Monday afternoon has now been extended to include a 24 hour strike for long haul flights. The […]

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MHI and Mitsubishi Aircraft host MRJ rollout ceremony

Mitsubishi Heavy Industrie (MHI) and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation held a rollout ceremony for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), a next-generation regional jet, at the Komaki Minami Plant of MHI’s Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works in Aichi Prefecture. After unveiling Japan’s first jet aircraft, MHI and Mitsubishi Aircraft are now ready to proceed toward the MRJ’s first

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BAE Systems signs agreement to acquire SilverSky

BAE Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Perimeter Internetworking Corp., which trades as SilverSky, a commercial cyber service provider, for $232.5m (approximately £144.4m) on a cash free and debt free basis. Ian King, Chief Executive, BAE Systems, said: “The acquisition of SilverSky enhances our strategy to grow our Applied Intelligence commercial cyber

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Kaman Aerosystems awarded LTA by Rolls-Royce for Trent XWB Composite A-Frame Fairings

Kaman Aerosystems has been awarded a Long Term Supply Agreement (LTA) by Rolls-Royce to manufacture the Composite A-frame Fairings for the Trent XWB engine that will power the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. Rolls-Royce and Kaman have entered into a multi-year contract for these parts, with a projected value in excess of $5m. The A-Frame Fairings

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Northrop Grumman to supply new Attitude and Heading Reference System for Airbus Helicopters

Northrop Grumman has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to certify and deliver its new LCR-350 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for several helicopter platforms. Developed by Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary in Germany, Northrop Grumman LITEF, the LCR-350 AHRS can be used in civil and military applications on rotary- and fixed-wing platforms, providing critical flight control

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Austrian Airlines selects Magnetic MRO for base maintenance support

Austrian Airlines selected Magnetic MRO to perform Heavy Maintenance services for its fleet of A320 during the winter season of 2014/2015. Under the new agreement, Magnetic MRO will take care of Austrian Airlines fleet of A320 aircraft during a nose-to-tail maintenance program from December 2014 until March 2015 in its facilities in Tallinn, Estonia. Each

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Vector Aerospace signs Engine Services Agreements with CommutAir and Provincial Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Engine Services – Atlantic (ES-A) has renewed its Engine Services Agreement with CommutAir based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The agreement calls for ES-A to provide CommutAir with comprehensive engine repair and overhaul support for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW123 series engines from its P&WC Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF)

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Barfield invents line testing with ordinary tablet

AFI KLM E&M’s American subsidiary has developed an innovative and affordable software application. Released in May 2014, Barfield’s new technology transforms any Android tablet into a wireless remote control for the DPS1000 – the Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE) used for testing aircraft Pitot-Static/Air Data systems. Where in the past line testing often required two

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Dassault selects Gogo Business Aviation FANS solution

Gogo reported that Dassault will offer a factory-approved solution to help Falcon operators comply with emerging FANS (Future Air Navigation System) mandates. The solution includes Iridium-based communications systems from Gogo’s subsidiary, Gogo Business Aviation. Beginning in November, the solution is expected to be available via a Dassault Service Bulletin at any authorized Falcon service facility

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