Wide-body aircraft

October 26, 2011 - 12:53pm

In a $280 million deal AAR has acquired Telair International and Nordisk Aviation Products.

October 19, 2011 - 5:08pm

Associated Air Center named Chip Fichtner as vice president of engineering. Fichtner previously served as director of production, engineering and program management for Gore Design Completions, where he led the engineering, operations and program management effort on multiple single-aisle and widebody executive completions.

October 12, 2011 - 12:10pm
Boeing BBJ at Burbank

Boeing has sold 205 BBJs based on all of its aircraft models and that includes its two newest widebodies: the 787 twinjet and the 747-8 Intercontinental, the latest iteration of its iconic jumbo quad jet. Twin-aisle jets now represent the majority of the BBJ backlog. VVIP customers have ordered nine of the $318 million (green) 747s and 12 of the $185 million 787s.

October 10, 2011 - 9:50am
Boeing 777

Gore Design Completions (Booth No. N5716) is on a roll with a shop full of aircraft. It delivered its first Boeing 777 in early October and recently signed contracts for an Airbus ACJ320-200 and a larger Airbus ACJ330-200.

October 10, 2011 - 7:50am
Associated Air Center hangar

As demand ramps up for refurbishment and green completion of Airbus ACJs and Boeing Business Jets, Associated Air Center of Dallas is ramping up to capture a goodly market share.

October 10, 2011 - 5:10am
Yankee Pacific custom cabinetry in a BBJ2

When Yankee Pacific president and CEO Ken Goldsmith says his sprawling company of cabin completion subcontractors started small, he isn’t being disingenuous.

October 4, 2011 - 11:39am
Boeing 737 MAX 8

Boeing forecasts that air carriers in North America will take delivery of 7,530 new airplanes worth $760 billion over the next 20 years, the company said in a market outlook issued today in Montreal.

September 26, 2011 - 7:27am
No one doubts that China’s airliner fleet is set to increase rapidly in the n

China’s airliner fleet is set to grow more than three-fold over the next two decades, rising from 1,506 in 2010 to 5,118 in 2030, according to the latest “China Market Outlook for Civil Aircraft 2011-2030” published during last week’s Aviation Expo show in Beijing by the Aviation Industries of China (Avic). 

September 19, 2011 - 10:25am
An uptick in Bedek Aviation’s freighter conversion and maintenance activities

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is achieving faster growth on the civil side of its business than on the military side, for which it is arguably better known. The group’s recently published results for the first half of 2011 show civil sales up by 29 percent over the same period in 2010, accounting for $492 million out of total sales of $1.8 billion, which represented an 11-percent increase over last year’s results.

August 29, 2011 - 9:50am

L-3 Platform Integration has won a contract to outfit the cabin of a 747-8i for an unidentified customer who has been a client for 20 years.

The interior finish work and exterior paint will be performed at L-3’s VIP and head-of-state completion center in Waco, Texas.

 
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