Boeing

February 18, 2008 - 10:49pm

With two airframe applications already secured and early test results looking “very, very good,” Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan (GTF) development engine appears headed for first flight in June.

February 18, 2008 - 10:49pm

With two airframe applications already secured and early test results looking “very, very good,” Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan (GTF) development engine appears headed for first flight in June.

February 18, 2008 - 10:15pm

Curtiss-Wright Controls (CWC) (Stand No. R81) has agreed to supply the mechanical systems for the Boeing 787’s large cargo door under a contract with door supplier Saab Aerostructures. The deal reflects the U.S. company’s desire to expand its footprint in motion control systems for commercial aerospace.

February 17, 2008 - 10:42pm

Marking a major change in defense acquisition policy, the Indian Air Force has agreed to buy six Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules through U.S. foreign military sales. The agreement was signed on January 31 and is worth around $1 billion.

February 17, 2008 - 10:22pm

Boeing parts and aftermarket services company Aviall (Stand No. N39) has announced it will open a new customer service center in Dubai in the third quarter of this year. The new facility will serve commercial, military and business aviation customers in the Middle East and North Africa, providing support for more than 225 manufacturers of original parts and equipment.

February 17, 2008 - 10:07pm
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A computer-generated skeletal view of a military transport closely resembling the Boeing C-17 appeared in a promotional video released last year by Aviation Industries of China (AVIC). Coincidentally–or not–the FBI last week arrested a former Boeing engineer and charged him with passing trade secrets on the C-17 to China.

February 17, 2008 - 6:14pm

Boeing has embarked on a series of important initiatives–including a joint-venture proposal–that strengthens its ties with India. In the process, the company is hoping to become what Boeing India’s president, Ian Thomas, described as “India’s preferred aerospace and defense partner and provider.” Boeing currently is competing with five of the world’s major fighter manufacturers for a 126-aircraft order from the Indian Air Force.

February 17, 2008 - 6:00pm

Airbus’ Power8 restructuring program has so far done what its designers intended it to do at its inception in February 2007, achieving a reduction in overhead and costs while finding partners for the aerostructures sites the company wants to sell, according to Airbus president and chief executive officer Tom Enders. “Power8 is not only a cost-cutting program.

February 11, 2008 - 11:55am

Airbus continues to consider stretched, longer-range and cargo versions of its A380 very large airliner, but is no longer studying shortbody or combination passenger/cargo variants, according to Richard Carcaillet, head of A380 marketing.

February 11, 2008 - 11:29am

Japan expects to receive its first pair of KC-767 tankers by the end of this year’s first quarter as the controversial and much-maligned program’s development schedule at last appears firmly established.

 
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