Jet Aviation Hong Kong was granted Part 145 repair station certification by the FAA, allowing the company to provide maintenance services on U.S.-registered aircraft, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, airframe and engine repair, avionics modifications, inspections and defect rectifications.
The future of Bombardier Aerospace’s commercial airline business might well hinge on what becomes of the final product that emerges from yesterday’s official ground breaking of a new complex in Mirabel, Canada, dedicated to the C Series airliner.
Anxious to demonstrate progress toward a first flight, Airbus Military will hold another technical press briefing on the troubled A400M airlifter in Spain next week. Ahead of the meeting, the company told AIN that Europrop had delivered Fadec software for the TP400 engines, so that system integration tests could proceed on the so-called “iron bird” test rig in Toulouse, France.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) any day now plans to issue an interim ruling on U.S. allegations over unfair subsidies made by European governments to Airbus.
Three major aircraft manufacturers have selected the new B/E Aerospace lavatory vacuum waste system. The system has been picked by Bombardier for the Canadian OEM’s Learjet 85, by Dassault Aviation of France for its Falcon 7X and by Brazilian manufacturer Embraer for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500. The total value of the contracts is more than $150 million.
After successfully developing the market for airbag inflatable seatbelts in new and existing light aircraft, Phoenix Ariz.-based AmSafe Aviation is targeting growth in the airline market and also trying to persuade business jet owners of the safety benefits offered by airbag seatbelts.
Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) is undergoing another restructuring so that all of its assets are incorporated into a single company listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The plan would consolidate some $22 billion worth of aircraft production assets under the mantle of AVIChina as the group attempts to establish a corporate structure to match that of Boeing and Airbus.
A second copy of the Barracuda combat UAV demonstrator made four successful flights from Goose Bay, Labrador, according to EADS. The first Barracuda crashed on an early test flight in Spain in 2006. The demonstrator flew autonomously with monitoring from the ground station for safety purposes only, EADS said. The tests form part of the “Agile UAV in Network Centric Environment (NCE)” study commissioned by the German Defence Ministry.
Jet Aviation Dubai has expanded its service offerings to include base and line maintenance for the Hawker 750/800/800XP/850XP/900XP, Gulfstream G350/G450 and Embraer 135/145 under the company’s EASA approval. In addition, the FAA-approved repair station is also an authorized service center for Boeing 737s (including the BBJ), Cessna Citations, Dassault Falcons, Embraer Legacy, Gulfstreams and Hawkers.
Airbus has finished fabricating the second all-composite test barrel for the A350XWB program, the company announced today.