Lockheed Martin is expected soon to make a surprise announcement about its bid for the FAA's forthcoming ADS-B contract, said to be valued at around $2 billion over its lifetime. The surprise will be Lockheed's recruitment of Sensis and Rannoch as team members; both are leading ADS-B ground station manufacturers that previously have been strong competitors.
Raytheon Aircraft has provided operators of the Beechjet/Hawker 400XP with revised airplane flight manual (AFM) pages on the use of engine anti-icing procedures intended to prevent further flameouts on the P&WC JT15D-powered twinjet. The revisions, based on Raytheon Aircraft Safety Communiqué No.
Raytheon has selected AirCell’s ST 3100 satcom system as standard equipment on the Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet.
Already standard or optional on nearly two dozen aircraft worldwide, the ST 3100 operates on the Iridium satellite system, providing pilots and passengers with all-altitude and all-latitude coverage worldwide.
Field Aviation Sales of Mississauga, Ontario, an authorized international sales rep for Raytheon Aircraft and its Beechcraft and Hawker products in Canada, now counts among its products Raytheon’s new Beechcraft King Air C90GT. The airplane was certified in December last year by the FAA and now has the approval of Transport Canada, effective September 29. Field Aviation has purchased two slots in this year’s production run of 56 aircraft.
Raytheon Aircraft broke ground on October 3 to expand its aircraft completions facilities in Little Rock, Ark., with a $16.3 million facility.
Raytheon has announced a broadening of its Hawker product line by introducing the Hawker 900XP and the Hawker 750, both derivatives of the Hawker 850XP. The models will replace the Hawker 850XP when they begin entering service next year.
For the fourth consecutive year readers gave Gulfstream the highest marks for both newer business jets (less than 10 years old) and older business jets (10 years or older) in the 2006 Product Support Survey conducted by Aviation International News.
Raytheon has announced that it is broadening its Hawker product line by introducing the Hawker 900XP and the Hawker 750, both derivatives of the Hawker 850XP. The models will replace the Hawker 850XP when they begin entering service next year.
UK maintenance provider Jet Engineering and Technical Support (Jets) has received European Aviation Safety Agency approval to support Raytheon Aircraft’s Premier I. The OEM has also endorsed this new role. Southampton-based Jets is already approved to maintain the Hawker line. It also supports the Dornier 328 turboprops and
jets, for which its sister company, 328 Support Services, holds the 328 type certificate.
Raytheon Aircraft Charter and Management has added six aircraft to its charter fleet, including a Beechjet 400A in Nashville, a Hawker 800A in Dallas, a Challenger 600 in Atlanta and a new Beechcraft Premier IA based at the Raytheon Aircraft Services service center at Van Nuys, Calif.