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October 13, 2010 - 8:16am

Big Ass Fans is here at NBAA (Booth No. 8061) displaying two of its most popular aviation application fans: the Powerfoil X Plus and the AirGo.

“The Powerfoil X Plus fans range in size from ten to twenty-four feet in diameter,” said a spokesperson for the Lexington, Ky.-based company.

October 13, 2010 - 8:04am

BLR Aerospace chose Heritage Aviation (Booth No. 2433) of Burlington, Vt., as an authorized dealer for its King Air winglets. The winglets reduce time to climb and lower fuel burn by 3 to 5 percent. The company said they also improve climb and cruise speeds, enhance aerodynamic performance and stability and deliver safer low-speed handling qualities. <o:p></o:p>

September 10, 2010 - 7:49am
The Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787, both of which appeared at July’s Farnboro...

David Bonnus, cofounder of Paris-based Step Consulting, recently analyzed the causes of major aerospace program delays and suggested how airframers could better keep to their schedules. The release of the analysis comes as Boeing, Airbus and others keep struggling with program delays. It bears the stamp of common sense, which some big companies’ executives seem to have lost under financial pressure.

August 27, 2010 - 9:28am

Aviation Partners (API) broaught a Falcon 50 equipped with radical-looking spiroid winglets to AirVenture, the airplane’s first public appearance after a two-month installation job at West Star Aviation in East Alton, Ill. The spiroid winglets are strictly a research-and-development program funded by the U.S. government and are not slated for production.

August 6, 2010 - 5:29am
Narrower at the waist and leaner in fuel burn than the C-17A, Boeing’s propos...

Boeing has revealed its latest thinking on how the C-17 heavy airlifter could meet the joint future theater lift (JFTL) requirement that is emerging in the U.S. The “Advanced Tactical C-17” would retain the basic wings and tail of the current C-17A, but feature a new fuselage that is four feet narrower and consists of more composite structure. The four P&W F117 turbofans would be upgraded to provide 13 percent more thrust.

August 2, 2010 - 7:34am

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) is now offering winglets for the King Air C90. Installation is available through HBS’s network of factory-owned service centers. According to the company, the King Air 90x upgrade allows a max takeoff weight increase and enhances King Air 90 handling/range/payload capability.

August 1, 2010 - 7:45am

Dassault’s Falcon 900LX, the newest member of the Falcon line, has won certification from both the EASA and FAA. 

July 20, 2010 - 6:28am

Virgin Picks Rockwell Digital for A330-300s

July 19, 2010 - 7:43am

Fokker Services, part of Fokker Aerospace is preparing to modify a prototype Fokker F100 airliner as a demonstrator vehicle for the proposed successor to the type being planned under the name Aircraft XF100NG.

July 18, 2010 - 6:04am

ITT/Boeing Team Wins Jammer Contract