Aviation International News » January 2009

December 30, 2008 - 5:35am

After a week’s closure due to an occupation by opponents of the then government, operations resumed at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International and Don Muang airports on December 4. But it remains to be seen whether the resulting loss of confidence in Thailand’s political stability will lead to a decline in the amount of business aviation traffic it receives.

December 30, 2008 - 5:33am

After eight years of design and development, the flight-test program for the ARJ21-700, China’s first homemade regional jet, got under way with its maiden flight on November 28.

December 30, 2008 - 5:32am

One of the first steps in developing the technology to automate the National Airspace System (NAS) is to coordinate and manage the data that is necessary for the technology to work properly. The system-wide information management (Swim) platform will allow all of the NextGen systems to “speak” to one another, as well as to other systems within other government agencies and industry partners, according to the FAA.

December 30, 2008 - 5:31am

In 36 years of cooperation between China and the U.S., few brands have come to epitomize the relationship quite like Boeing. In 1972, then-U.S. President Richard Nixon made his ice-breaking visit to China on a Boeing 707. That year China purchased 10 Boeing 707s, ending the monopoly of Soviet-made civil aircraft in China’s skies.

December 30, 2008 - 5:30am

The focus of the NextGen Air Transportation System has largely been on the development of satellite-based navigation systems, trajectory-based operations and the various technologies that will form the underlying structure of the nation’s future ATC system. But NextGen’s success is not dependent upon new procedures and inventions.

December 30, 2008 - 5:28am

After eight years of design and development, the flight-test program for the ARJ21-700, China’s first homemade regional jet, got under way with its maiden flight on November 28.

December 30, 2008 - 5:03am

Choosing one person as AIN’s Newsmaker of The Year for 2008 swiftly proved to be an exercise in fiddling while Rome burned. The economy made news in 2008 like nothing and nobody else, whether the headline was in $, £, £ or bbls.

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December 30, 2008 - 4:46am

European aerospace firms will have an opportunity to evaluate the potential for manufacturing investments and partnerships in Mexico at the MexicoNow conferences to be held in London and Toulouse. On January 27, the first conference will convene at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel, before the Mexican industry delegation moves on to France for a January 29 conference at the Hotel Sofitel Toulouse Centre.

December 30, 2008 - 4:45am

An undisclosed Australian regional airline has become the third customer to commit to Ruag Aerospace’s Dornier 228 New Generation program, placing an order for five of the 19-seat twin turboprops on December 5. Mexican Air Cancun already holds an order for two, and an undisclosed Japanese operator has signed for six; deliveries are slated to begin in December.

December 30, 2008 - 4:43am

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has issued four safety recommendations in response to an incident in which a burst tire on a Bombardier Global Express caused “extensive damage” to the flight control system.

 
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