Military general air traffic (GAT) flights continue to decrease – not in absolute numbers but as a percentage of the total number of flights (both civil and military). In 2011, 1.87% of state aircraft flying GAT were military flights.
Based… Continue reading
Global Accident Rate Reaches New Low – Regional Challenges Remain
Montreal – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2011 accident rate for Western-built jets was the lowest in aviation history, surpassing the previous mark set in 2010.… Continue reading
The world’s fourth busiest airport in terms of international passenger and… Continue reading
Eurocopter boosts its sales by 12 percent in 2011 and increases order intake by more than 100 helicopters
Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefitted from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services businesses and optimizing internal operations.… Continue reading
January 23, 2012 — Montréal
- Business aircraft: 163 deliveries; 191 net orders
- Commercial aircraft: 78 deliveries; 54 net orders
- Amphibious aircraft: 4 deliveries; 4 net orders
Bombardier Aerospace announced today its deliveries and orders results for the… Continue reading
- Provisional revenues of €5 billion and an order intake of €3.6 billion despite an increasingly competitive economic climate
- Major contracts in 2011 included 4 for telecommunication satellites and 2 for Earth observation, the launch of the European Data Relay System… Continue reading
FORT WORTH, January 12th, 2012 — The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 System Development and Demonstration 2011 flight test program resulted in the completion of more test flights and test points than in any year.
The 2011 flight test plan… Continue reading
1/12/2012 – LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFNS) — Dual engine failure during a functional check flight caused the crash of an A-10C Thunderbolt II Sept. 26, 2011, according to the Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released Jan.… Continue reading
A grand total of 60 Fokker aircraft have been transferred by their owners to new operators worldwide during 2011. ‘The second half of this year has been outstanding with a total of 33 Fokker 50s and Fokker 100s changing hands’… Continue reading
CHICAGO, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) announced today deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the fourth quarter of 2011.
Major program deliveries during the fourth quarter were as follows:
An overall 31 percent decrease in aviation fatalities was one of the best news stories of fiscal year 2011 — Army aviation’s safest year since Sept. 11, 2001. The UH-60 community delivered the most notable number of the year —… Continue reading
Li Jun, deputy chief of Civil Aviation Administration of China, said here at a national… Continue reading