18/02/2020

Two Rolls-Royce Pearl® 700 engines have successfully powered the brand new Gulfstream G700 to the skies for the first time. The purpose-designed engine, the most powerful in the Rolls-Royce business jet propulsion portfolio, is the exclusive powerplant for Gulfstream’s flagship aircraft, the world’s most spacious business jet. The Gulfstream G700, which used a 30/70 blend […]

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18/02/2020

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors approved the appointment of Greg Karol as the senior vice president of Human Resources, effective March 2. He will also serve as a corporate officer and report directly to Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson. “Greg is a strong, multidisciplinary leader with proven experience leading human capital strategies […]

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18/02/2020

Performance-enhancing winglets built by Daher are incorporated on Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s all-new G700, contributing to this twin-engine business jet’s fuel efficiency and ultralong-range. The winglets – upward-curved extensions at the aircraft’s wingtips – are produced in composite and metallic materials, with Daher achieving both the optimization of weight and enhanced aesthetics for these aerodynamic components. […]

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18/02/2020

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Lufthansa Technik AG announced a licensing agreement for nacelle Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) services on A320neo aircraft. Collins Aerospace, the original equipment manufacturer for the A320neo PW1100G nacelle, has more than 1,100 nacelles in service on this aircraft platform. The agreement, which […]

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18/02/2020

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, announced the all-new Gulfstream G700™ made its first flight, demonstrating the program’s maturity and officially launching the rigorous flight-test program of the most spacious jet in the industry with the longest range at the fastest speeds. The G700 departed Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 1:19 […]

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18/02/2020

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the addition of new features within the Garmin Pilot™ app that incorporate professional IFR navigation tools found within Garmin avionics. Pilots can experience a near-seamless transition between Garmin avionics and the Garmin Pilot app when performing common functions, such as loading and activating instrument […]

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17/02/2020

FlightSafety International announced that Brad Thress has joined the company as president and CEO. He assumes this responsibility from David Davenport, who has left FlightSafety. “I am honored to join FlightSafety International and look forward to leading this exceptional company,” said Brad Thress. “FlightSafety is known for enhancing aviation safety around the world by providing […]

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13/02/2020

Duncan Aviation announced that Aaron Hilkemann, President of Duncan Aviation, will retire from the President position on July 1 of this year and move to Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Advisors, a newly created part-time position. He will be succeeded by Jeff Lake, the current Chief Operating Officer for Duncan Aviation’s […]

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13/02/2020

AVIAA, the expanding group purchasing organization for business aviation, has added LOFT as another strategic partner for its membership. For the past 15 years, LOFT has provided experienced flight instruction to Cessna Citation and CJ pilots through the entire training process. Its unique Part 142 simulator training program, based in Carlsbad, California, will now be […]

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12/02/2020

Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable urban air mobility (UAM) in Singapore. The MOU was signed today at the Singapore Airshow 2020 between Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice-President, Engineering, Airbus and Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS. The collaboration aims to bring UAM services and […]

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12/02/2020

Jet Aviation Singapore announces completion of the region’s first 96-month inspection on an Embraer Lineage 1000. The 96-month inspection was completed in conjunction with a major pylon modification and a Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) system upgrade. Both the service bulletin modification and the upgrade are also regional firsts. “We continuously strive to improve […]

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12/02/2020

Rolls-Royce has started manufacture of the world’s largest fan blades, for its UltraFan® demonstrator engine that will set new standards in efficiency and sustainability. As a set the composite blades have a 140-inch diameter, which is almost the size of a current narrowbody fuselage, and are being made at the company’s technology hub in Bristol, […]

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12/02/2020

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines. The French Navy will start operating these helicopters in 2022 for a period of ten years. This interim fleet of H160s will enable the […]

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12/02/2020

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., (NYSE: UTX), is taking a bold step forward in digitally transforming MRO operations with the opening of its Singapore Innovation Hub, a new 10,000 square foot facility unveiled at 39 Changi N Crescent, Singapore 499638. The Innovation Hub is expected to add more than 40 new […]

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