Don’t let airlines tell you how to design airplanes, EasyJet strategic planning manager Hal Calamvokis cautioned aerospace industry delegates at last week’s NACRE conference.
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Chelton Flight Systems of Boise, Idaho, has received European Aviation Safety Agency approval for its FlightLogic avionics system for use in the Bell 206A, B, L and 407 light single-engine helicopters. The certification marked the first time EASA has granted approval for installation of Chelton’s synthetic-vision system, which provides a 3-D computer-generated view of the world on a flight display.
Following its $40 million acquisition of Scot Inc. last month, Chemring Group says it has positioned itself to create the leading energetics device business in the U.S. Scot manufactures cartridge-actuated and propellant-actuated devices used in military and civil aircraft emergency systems, space launch platforms and missiles. It also designs and manufactures actuators, valves and sequencers, separation nuts and bolts
SR Technics has agreed to a three-year support deal with UK-based R & M Aviation Support covering maintenance, repair and overhaul services for six Pratt & Whitney PW4060s. The engines are owned by R & M and installed on Boeing 767s operated by Aerosvit Airlines of Ukraine.
Lockheed Martin has opened its missiles and fire control support center in Gilbert, Arizona, combining support functions and resources that were formerly located in two facilities in Mesa, Arizona. The 39,000-sq-ft facility supports special electro-optical repair, modification and test activity for the modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor known as Arrowhead.
HCL Technologies, a $4.9 billion company that in three decades has grown from a garage-based start-up (Hindustan Computing) into India’s fifth largest IT company, has been selected by EADS as a tier One partner to support the activities
Pratt & Whitney Canada is leading a four-year, university-industry biofuel research project under a Canada-India science and technology agreement. P&WC and its partners will test and compare second-generation biofuels that do not compete with food resources, such as jatropha, algae and biobutanol.
The Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 light business jet is appearing in public for the first time since Dubai investors agreed to pump at least $150 million into the company.
Last year’s announcement by Viking Air (Hall 4 Stand C14B) of its plans to launch its new DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 into production triggered an immediate response from operators of older models and potential new customers from around the world.
Boeing will resume flight-testing of its Model 777F cargo aircraft “as soon as possible,” the manufacturer said after the freighter’s first flight on Monday was curtailed by problems unrelated to aircraft performance.