Aerospace engineering

February 15, 2010 - 5:36am

Shane Eddy is the new kid on the block at Sikorsky, but he’s no neophyte to helicopters, having spent more than 25 years in the industry, with the last 14 years at Bell Helicopter, where he most recently served as senior vice president of customer support and services.

February 2, 2010 - 11:31am

Reno, Nev.-based Aerion today said it is evaluating preliminary results of a new global market survey indicating strong demand for its supersonic business jet. “It was time to take a fresh look at the potential for the Aerion supersonic jet, taking into account the globalization of the business jet market,” said Aerion vice chairman Brian Barents.

February 2, 2010 - 1:49am

Dassault’s Falcon 7X business jet has received its type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). All in-production Falcons are now certified in the country, the French-based manufacturer added. Salesmen are very optimistic  about sales in the region this year.

January 29, 2010 - 7:17am

People in Aviation

Shane Eddy has been named v-p of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. Most recently he served as senior v-p for customer support and services, and chief services officer at Bell Helicopter.

January 28, 2010 - 8:50am

Last month the FAA published a proposed NPRM covering new airworthiness standards for composite structures on normal-category rotorcraft under FAR Parts 27 and 29.

January 28, 2010 - 4:49am

Global Aerospace Consulting, which provides design, integration, certification and aircraft technical publications, has been acquired by Southeast Aerospace (SEA). Global Aerospace president N.J. Curran has been appointed director of engineering and certification at SEA’s corporate headquarters in Melbourne, Fla. Curran has 24 years’ experience in the aerospace industry and 19 years as an FAA-designated engineering representative.

January 25, 2010 - 5:17am
Boeing 787-3...

Boeing is “assessing the market viability of the 787-3” after the only remaining customer for the type, Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), converted its order for 28 of the planned high-density, short-range version of the 787 Dreamliner to an order for the same number of 787-8s.

January 20, 2010 - 11:04am

StandardAero is the first authorized independent service center in North America approved and trained to perform wing tank (dry bay) modifications on the Dassault Falcon 50, 900 and 2000. The modification requirement, outlined in recent service bulletin advisories issued by Dassault, is mandatory for all Falcon 50, 900 and 2000 operators.

January 7, 2010 - 11:15am

Yesterday, the FAA published a proposed NPRM covering new airworthiness standards for composite structures on normal category rotorcraft under FAR Parts 27 and 29. A proposed new section in the regulations establishes guidelines for damage tolerance and fatigue testing of these structures.

December 29, 2009 - 9:11am

Bell Helicopter’s XworX special projects and rapid prototyping center exists to give customers added value, according to Nick Lappos, senior vice president for XworX. Lappos says XworX can “be more agile and use non-traditional methods” for things such as blueprint release and purchasing to get the job done faster.

 
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