Politics

November 13, 2007 - 5:22am

John Douglass hands over the presidency of the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association next week to former Federal Aviation Administration administrator Marion Blakey after a nine-and-a-half-year tenure.

November 13, 2007 - 5:11am

This year’s election of Shimon Peres as Israel’s president could revitalize dormant plans for developing Jordan’s King Hussein International Airport at Aqaba as a regional hub to serve both countries. The airport sits at the north end of the Red Sea, across the Gulf of Aqaba from the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

November 12, 2007 - 6:52am

Embraer has signed contracts with the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Navy for the supply of two ERJ135LR jets for government transport and medical evacuation tasks. The agreements include provision for a substantial logistics package and mark Embraer’s defense and government business expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

November 11, 2007 - 7:22pm

Embraer has signed contracts with the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Navy for the supply of two ERJ135LR jets for government transport and medical evacuation tasks. The agreements include provision for a substantial logistics package and mark Embraer’s defense and government business expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

November 11, 2007 - 6:29pm

Russian defense export agency Rosoboronexport is expected to announce a $2.2 billion order from Saudi Arabia for Mi-17 and Mi-35 military helicopters today.
The deal translates into another of a humiliating series of lost contracts for the French defense industry, which now appears certain to undergo a re-evaluation of its export policy.

November 11, 2007 - 6:27pm

With a rash of new civil aircraft orders widely expected at the show this week, Airbus and Boeing continue to enjoy the fruits of the ongoing industry boom. U.S.
manufacturer Boeing could see its year-end tally again reach 1,000 units, while its European competitor prepares to issue plenty of news here in Dubai to follow its slew of announcements at the Paris Air Show in June.

November 6, 2007 - 6:50am

Dr. Stefan Weingartner replaced Bernd Kessler as the president and CEO, commercial maintenance, of MTU Aero Engines (Stand W750) on November 1, following his nomination by MTU’s supervisory board on October 18. Kessler has left MTU to become the CEO of Switzerland-based aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company SR Technics (Stand E500).

November 6, 2007 - 3:19am

• By a vote of 404 to 14, the House of Representatives passed a stopgap funding bill that would keep government agencies running until November 16. Included were the various aviation-related taxes that fund FAA operations. The new budget year started October 1 and, at that time, none of the 12 appropriations bills funding government agencies had been signed into law.

November 5, 2007 - 10:27am

Neosho, Mo.-based CD Aviation Services has opened a Honeywell authorized service center on Calgary International Airport in Alberta, Canada for the TPE331 and TFE731 as well as for the GTCP 30/36 and RE100/220 APUs.

November 5, 2007 - 10:21am

Banyan Air Service is offering a 10-percent reduction on major inspections for King Airs and Citations through the end of this month. The company is located on Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, is FAA and EASA approved, and holds Argentine, Brazilian and Venezuelan government maintenance approvals. It is also a factory-authorized Beech, Commander and Pilatus service center.

 
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