ETOPS

April 8, 2010 - 6:56am

Hamilton Sundstrand’s Power Systems business has successfully completed ETOPS (extended-range operations) testing of its APS5000 auxiliary power unit (APU) for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

           

March 15, 2010 - 5:02am

Boeing has added the fourth 787 to its flight-test fleet with yesterday’s first flight of Dreamliner ZA003. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett, Wash., at 10:55 a.m. local time and landed at 2:01 p.m. at Boeing Field in Seattle.

Captains Ray Craig and Mike Bryan piloted the airplane on its three-hour, six-minute flight. ZA003 is the final 787 with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to enter the flight-test program.

February 25, 2010 - 6:20am

A third airplane–Dreamliner ZA004–joined the Boeing 787 flight-test program when it took off at 11:43 am local time yesterday from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. Boeing said the program plan called for ZA004 to fly before ZA003 because the program needs the data from ZA004 more quickly both for certification and development of the next Dreamliner variant–the 787-9.

November 15, 2009 - 2:51am

Aircell Appoints Abu Dhabi Sales Rep

October 19, 2009 - 6:38am

Air Support is making its debut appearance as an NBAA exhibitor this year (Booth No. 4749), marking the company’s first entry into the North American market. The Billund, Denmark-based company’s preflight planning software (PPS) system has been available to European and Middle Eastern customers for a number of years but, for the first time, it is now available to North American operators as well.

October 14, 2009 - 11:15am

The cream has risen to the top and has not gone sour is how Comlux would characterize today’s charter market, which is to say that demand for high-end, airliner-class aircraft has held up well in relation to the marked downturn still being suffered by operators of smaller jets. This explains why the Swiss-based group has come to Orlando (Booth No.

June 16, 2009 - 2:07am

Orders for more than 1,400 A330s and A340s has been the Airbus reward for 15 years of continuous innovation, including the introduction of A340-600-technology flight deck, cabin, systems and structures upgrades across the range in 2002-04.

May 12, 2009 - 7:14am

Dassault Falcon, which currently offers Emergency Vision Assurance System (EVAS) cockpit smoke protection as optional equipment on all new aircraft, finalized an agreement with EVASWorldwide of Mahwah, New Jersey, to equip all of the company’s demonstration aircraft with EVAS.

May 12, 2009 - 1:43am

Bombardier has designated Comlux Completion USA as an official AOG/line maintenance facility for its Learjet, Challenger and Global product lines. The approval was confirmed yesterday at the end of a long period in which the Canadian airframer evaluated the company’s training and equipment infrastructure in Indianapolis, Indiana.

January 27, 2009 - 5:46am

The FAA, EASA and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency last month granted type certification to the Lineage 1000, the business jet version of the E190 fly-by-wire jetliner. The FAA also approved supplemental type certificates for the Lineage 1000’s interior, designed by Embraer and London-based Priestman Goode and manufactured by Pats Aircraft Completions. The interior features five cabin zones and a private suite with shower.

 
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