Airframe

October 3, 2007 - 10:25am

Stevens Aviation’s Dayton, Ohio facility and Jet Aviation’s Bedford, Mass. facility have been designated by Raytheon Aircraft as service centers for the entry-level Premier I. The approval covers heavy and scheduled maintenance, airframe maintenance and engine repairs. There are approximately 25 Premier Is in the field since deliveries started last June.

September 20, 2007 - 10:34am

Jetnet/AvData of Utica, N.Y., is here at NBAA’07 unveiling its Aviation Business Index (ABI), a worldwide online portal for aviation information.

July 24, 2007 - 9:58am

As studies on Bombardier’s proposed 110- to 130-seat jets progress, all the early talk about extensive use of new high-tech composites in the airframe now appears somewhat exaggerated if not a complete misrepresentation.

June 12, 2007 - 11:45am

Britain’s GKN Aerospace has signaled its intention to bid for stakes in one or more of the Airbus factories now being put up for acquisition or partnership under the troubled European airframer’s Power8 restructuring plan. The strategic acquisition could play a key part in GKN’s ambition to more than double its annual revenues to reach $4.2 billion by 2016.

May 14, 2007 - 6:08am

Dassault Aviation is about to start researching more ecologically friendly aircraft designs as part of the European Commission-funded CleanSky joint technology initiative (JTI). With several partners, the French business jet manufacturer will focus on airframes and systems under the e117 million ($155 million) Eco-design integration technology demonstrator (ITD) project.

March 29, 2007 - 1:03pm

Despite a business dispute with Tekhnoavia (AIN, February, page 10), Geneva-based Intracom General Machinery has vowed to continue the Viper project. The GM-17 Viper is a modified Piper P Navajo, from which the two wing-mounted 425-hp piston engines are removed and a single 750-shp Walter M601E turboprop is placed in the redesigned forward fuselage, among the improvements.

March 22, 2007 - 9:13am

Jet Aviation Geneva (Switzerland) was named an approved maintenance facility for the Gulfstream II and GIV by the Ministry of Transportation, Civil Aviation Affairs, of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

March 12, 2007 - 12:48pm

Without doubt, Coulson’s most famous helicopter is S/N 61428. In 1977, while operating as New York Airways’ N619PA, the S-61L was involved in one of New York City’s most highly publicized accidents, the deadly rollover of the helicopter high atop a landmark skyscraper.

February 20, 2007 - 5:19am

Keystone Helicopter is introducing its new Silencer airframe at Heli-Expo, along with expanded Rolls-Royce 250 and Honeywell LTS 101 engine services.

January 30, 2007 - 4:21am

It’s that time of the year when AIN’s editors cast our collective mind back over the people and the events that captured our attention through the past 12 months and inspired the thousands of manuscript pages that filled our 2004 issues. Despite (or because of) the U.S.’s preoccupation with a repeat of 9/11, it didn’t happen, and the turnaround in the fortunes of the U.S.

 
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