Monthly Archives: August 2010
TOKYO – Japan Airlines Corp, a carrier worth no more than a two-decade-old jumbo when it was bailed out by the government in January, said it will retire two-fifths of its aircraft, abandon one in eight overseas flights and end… Continue reading
Airbus has commenced production of the latest Airbus product, the A350 XWB, in Germany. The… Continue reading
SEATTLE, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will perform landing gear exchange, repair and overhaul services on Qantas Airways’ 747-400ER (extended range) jetliners. Qantas, the program launch customer for the 747-400ER and operator of six of the airplanes, becomes… Continue reading
August 31st, 2010 — The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team developing GeoEye’s next-generation, high-resolution commercial Earth-imaging satellite system known as GeoEye-2, has successfully completed on-schedule a System Requirements Review (SRR), an important program milestone that precedes the Preliminary Design Review.… Continue reading
PHI, Inc. has signed a contract for ten AW139 medium twin helicopters. These aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport missions. Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said, â€œWe are proud to add PHI to our… Continue reading
RIYADH – Troubled low-cost Saudi carrier Sama on Saturday told its staff that most of them will have to be laid off immediately after talks with the government failed to yield a commitment to support the loss-making company.
The private… Continue reading
Visitors to NASA on The Commons can help tell… Continue reading
The aircraft achieved this speed during flutter testing, which evaluates the aircraftâ€™s damping responses following… Continue reading
ORLANDO, FL, August 30th, 2010 — Lockheed Martinâ€™s [NYSE: LMT] multi-purpose AGM 114R HELLFIRE II missile struck and destroyed a stationary tank target in its third proof-of-principle flight test, a ground-launch test configured to simulate launch from an unmanned aerial… Continue reading
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Smart Aviation Company of Cairo, Egypt has signed a firm order to acquire two Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, and has also taken options on an additional three Q400 NextGen aircraft.
Based on the list price… Continue reading
EGYPTAIR has received its first Airbus A330-300 aircraft from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. Â Powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, the aircraft seats 301 passengers with 265 in Economy Class, and 36 in Business Class.
Joining EGYPTAIRâ€™s existing… Continue reading
1st Boeing C-130 AMP Low-Rate Initial Production Aircraft Inducted at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 30, 2010 â€“ The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced the induction of the first C-130 aircraft slated to receive the Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) upgrade at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Ga. This is the first… Continue reading