Aircraft

July 8, 2012 - 2:00am

Quest Global Engineering (Hall 3 Stand B9), a diversified aerospace and defense engineering services company, is aiming to increase its current year revenues of $168 million to $300 million, based on the assumption that it can sustain its recent growth rate of 40 percent compound annual growth. The Singapore-based group employs 3,400 people across 30 global delivery centers.

July 8, 2012 - 1:20am

The aerospace and transportation systems division of the Liebherr Group represented only 11 percent of the multinational group’s 2011 turnover of €8.3 billion ($11.5 billion). And its customer service facility in Saline, Michigan, a city of 9,000 people near Detroit, is a long way from Liebherr’s headquarters in the picturesque town of Bulle, Switzerland.

July 8, 2012 - 12:20am

Rolls-Royce was close to reaching an agreement with Boeing on the requirements for a Trent 1000-powered 787-10X just ahead of the Farnborough International Airshow. The planned new version of the Dreamliner widebody could become a formal program later this year, possibly linked to the prospective launch of an upgraded 777.

July 6, 2012 - 11:20am
Phantom Eye

Executives from the Boeing Phantom Works described progress on various projects during a media tour at Edwards AFB recently. The unit does leading-edge research and development for the various Boeing divisions, including military aircraft.

July 6, 2012 - 11:10am
LM Apache Arrowhead

Lockheed Martin plans to upgrade the daylight television camera on U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopters with a high-definition color-capable camera with improved field of view. The modernized day sensor assembly (M-DSA) is the last component of the Apache’s nose-mounted target acquisition and designation system (TADS) to be upgraded.

July 6, 2012 - 2:10am

The 46-seat ATR 42-600 regional turboprop received EASA certification late last month, ending a 125-hour flight-test program that began on April 5, 2010, using a single prototype. The smaller of a pair of updated turboprop models introduced by ATR over the past 13 months, the ATR 42-600 drew on testing results from earlier trials on its more popular, 68-seat sibling–the ATR 72-600, which gained its certification in May 2011.

July 5, 2012 - 2:10am

The EASA has issued a further emergency AD on other Eurocopter models after an AS332 Super Puma started to roll toward the edge of an offshore helideck. The flight crew was not aware a hydraulic failure was also affecting wheel brake capability. The new AD, issued in June, is requiring a “rush revision” of the flight manual on the Dauphin series (SA365N, AS365N and EC155). The first AD called for a flight-manual revision on the SA330, AS332 and EC225 Super Pumas.

July 5, 2012 - 2:10am

The EASA has issued a further emergency AD on other Eurocopter models after an AS332 Super Puma started to roll toward the edge of an offshore helideck. The flight crew was not aware a hydraulic failure was also affecting wheel brake capability. The new AD, issued in June, is requiring a “rush revision” of the flight manual on the Dauphin series (SA365N, AS365N and EC155). The first AD called for a flight-manual revision on the SA330, AS332 and EC225 Super Pumas.

July 5, 2012 - 12:35am

For King Air G1000 upgraders, a new option is replacement of the old-style incandescent-lighted caution warning panels with a Luma Technologies LED-based panel. Luma and its sister company Advanced Quality Certifications Group received FAA supplemental type certification for the LED panels on the King Air 200, 300, 350 and 350i in May. The company is adding an STC for the C90 in the first quarter of next year. For the King Air line, airplanes that qualify for the LED panels include those with classic avionics, Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 and the recently certified Garmin G1000 upgrades.

July 4, 2012 - 2:20pm

West Star Aviation’s Spirit of St. Louis (SUS) location is now offering night and weekend hours. “We’ve extended our hours of operation to keep up with the demand. Additionally, our customer base specifically told us they wanted us to extend our hours,” Sam Haycraft, vice president of operations, told AIN. West Star’s 19,000-sq-ft SUS facility is an FAA-certified Part 145 repair station serving Learjet, Cirrus, Beechjet, Premier, Hawker, Bonanza, Baron and King Air operators.

 
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