Boeing has landed a firm order from low-fare carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle for six new 737-800s, the manufacturer confirmed today. Norwegian Air Shuttle now accounts for firm orders for 48 Next-Generation 737s from Boeing and another 22 airplanes from leasing companies.
AINalerts » October 22, 2009
Global Aerospace has announced its online insurance certificate processing site, www.eCert.global-aero.com. By early 2010, brokers and customers of the Short Hills, N.J.-based company (Booth No. 1845) will be able to issue and print insurance certificates anywhere in the world.
Honeywell (Booth No. 2600) said by the end of this year OEMs, including Bombardier and Gulfstream, will have completed more than 400 conversions of the Honeywell 36-100 auxiliary power unit (APU) to the more quiet and reliable 36-150 APU. Honeywell claims the 36-150 is 50 percent more reliable than the Dash 100 and ten decibels quieter at the APU engine inlet.
Parker Hannifin’s Parker Aerospace division is exhibiting new fuel tank and engine nozzle technologies at this year’s NBAA show, as well as flight control, hydraulic, water and waste-system components that it manufactures for a variety of OEMs. Parker’s fuel-filtration and water-coalescing system eliminates water as it is uploaded in the fuel tanks, uniting the water molecules and removing them.
To provide Falcon operators throughout the southeastern U.S., Caribbean and South America with the highest level of service and convenience, Fort Lauderdale-based Banyan Air Service (Booth No. 4029) is now offering an extensive array of inspection and upgrade services. “Our commitment to support the Falcon
Intercontinental Jet Services is in the process of certifying a Sagem glass cockpit as part of the Limited Edition (LE) refurbishment package for the Mitsubishi MU-2-40 and 60 turboprops. Intercontinental Jet (Booth No. 2932) expects supplemental type certificate approval later this year.
The FAA published new regulations for manufacturers of aircraft and aviation products that will update and standardize FAA requirements to better align them with the current global manufacturing environment. They will become effective April 14 next year. The agency first issued most of its certification rules in 1964, when a typical business model involved many aircraft manufacturers with relatively few suppliers.
NBAA and AOPA said yesterday they will co-host a series of Light Business Airplane (LBA) conferences starting next year. Two LBA conferences will be held in 2010, the first in conjunction with the NBAA Convention in Atlanta next October and the second at AOPA’s Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif., the following month.
Farnborough Aircraft director Adrian Norris said this week at the NBAA Convention that his company is in discussions to have Liberty Aircraft produce the all-composite Kestrel turboprop single at its manufacturing plant in North Carolina. Liberty currently manufactures the all-composite XL2 piston single. Farnborough has been flying a nonconforming Kestrel prototype since July 2006 and has amassed 250 hours of flying time.
Gulfstream isn’t shy about saying that the new wide-cabin G650 will not forever be the upper echelon of the Savannah, Ga.-based company’s aircraft line. “We are already working on product development beyond the G250 and G650; that’s not the end of the line,” Jay Johnson, president and CEO of Gulfstream parent General Dynamics, said last month. Recent U.S.
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