Airbus A350

June 21, 2012 - 4:15pm

The Gulfstream G280 joined a small but growing list of aircraft that are subject to special conditions from the FAA meant to prevent unauthorized “connectivity to, or access by, external systems and networks.” An FAA spokesman told AIN that “similar cybersecurity protection special conditions have already been applied” to the Airbus A350; Boeing 767-2C, 787-8 and 747-8; Bombardier C Series; Embraer Legacy 500; and Gulfstream G650.

June 18, 2012 - 12:30pm
Liebherr-Aerospace Saline staged a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new expansion on June 14.

Aircraft components manufacturer Liebherr-Aerospace has expanded its customer service facility in Saline, Mich., by 33,000 sq ft to meet an increasing demand for landing-gear overhauls of Embraer and other aircraft operating in North and South America. The company said the expansion will help accommodate future service on Bombardier C Series and Airbus A350XWB landing gear.

May 21, 2012 - 1:30pm
Qantas and Singapore Airlines A380s

EADS incurred a further charge of €158 million ($202 million) during this year’s first quarter due to higher-than-expected costs associated with retrofit repairs to cracks in wing rib feet of Airbus A380s.

May 14, 2012 - 3:08pm
Etihad A350XWB

Substantial order cancellations struck both Boeing and Airbus during the month of April, leaving the Boeing 787 in negative territory for the year and the A350 backlog significantly dented, according to data released last week by both manufacturers.

April 30, 2012 - 11:05am
GKN has invested in new technology to accelerate the pace of both composite aerostructures fabrication and assembly.

The April 27 opening of GKN Aerospace’s new manufacturing and assembly facility for composite wing structures at Bristol in the UK represents a £170 million ($270 million) investment that the company believes will see it significantly boost its presence in the sector over the next 30 to 40 years.

April 16, 2012 - 3:23pm
Spirit Aerosystems damage

Spirit Aerosystems will remain closed for at least two days after a tornado tore through its sprawling campus in Wichita on Saturday night, causing severe structural damage to at least “three or four” of the site’s 45 buildings.

April 16, 2012 - 10:55am
Boeing 737 Max 8

Boeing engineers appear to have kept themselves busy refining the design of the 737 Max since the company announced its intention to re-engine the ubiquitous 737NG with CFM Leap-1B turbofans.

April 5, 2012 - 1:50pm

Airbus logged its first corporate jet sale in Japan this week, adding a new customer and building its presence in the Asia-Pacific market. The aircraft, an Airbus ACJ318, will go to a customer whose identity remained undisclosed. “Our first Airbus Corporate Jet sale in Japan builds on the growing presence of our modern airliner family, as well as encouraging greater use of business jets to help grow what is, today, the world’s third-largest economy,” said Airbus COO for customers John Leahy.

April 5, 2012 - 10:05am
A350 XWB fuselage assembly

Airbus has begun joining the A350 XWB’s 65-foot-long center fuselage with its 69-foot-long front fuselage in Toulouse, marking the official start of the mostly composite airplane’s final assembly, the European manufacturer announced today.

March 26, 2012 - 1:45am
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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