Airliners

July 3, 2008 - 4:54am

While other major manufacturers are struggling to find the right production organization or have spent years changing their minds about what product to launch next, Embraer has been quietly reaping the fruits of a sound management strategy, according to independent financial analysts.

June 30, 2008 - 10:00am

Embraer and Airbus are trying to persuade fractional ownership operator Flight Options to switch its 25-aircraft commitment for Fairchild Dornier’s Envoy 7 business jet to their respective large cabin offerings, the Legacy and the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ).

May 27, 2008 - 6:01am

Embraer president and CEO Mauricio Botelho reflected on the events of September 11 and their subsequent effect on the world’s aerospace industry with a quote from Argentine-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. “We must be tough without losing tenderness,” said Botelho during a lavish dinner affair the evening before the October 29 rollout of the newly branded 70-seat Embraer 170 regional jet.

May 21, 2008 - 11:51am

Gore Design Completions (Booth No. 261), already a force in the narrow- and widebody completion and refurbishment industry, has just taken on what may be its biggest challenge to date–the executive/VIP outfitting of a head-of-state Boeing 777-200. The San Antonio, Texas-based company had previously done a 767 interior for the same central Asian customer and is working on the client’s Boeing 737-700 cabin.

May 18, 2008 - 10:15pm

Jet Aviation inaugurated a new hangar at its Basel completion facility on May 16, just days before the opening of EBACE. Capable of simultaneously accommodating an A380 and a B747, the facility covers more than 100,000 square feet. Another 100,000 square feet of office and shop space is to be added in the near future. The event was attended by 500 customers, suppliers, members of local authorities and the press.

May 15, 2008 - 8:40am

Milwaukee-based Midwest Express has informed Brazil’s Embraer that it wants to delay delivery of its Skyway subsidiary’s first ERJ-140 regional jets until January 2004, roughly a year later than originally planned. Midwest Express attributed its decision to the generally weak condition of the airline industry and its desire to concentrate on the introduction of new Boeing 717s into its mainline fleet.

May 6, 2008 - 9:08am

Bombardier is trying to sell Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland. Less than two miles from the center of Belfast, the downtown airport has attracted growing volumes of regional airline and corporate traffic in recent years. Bombardier acquired the airport when it bought Short Brothers in 1989 along with its airplane factory, which is located on the same site.

April 21, 2008 - 11:01am

The Russian government is considering softening the import tax requirements for business jets and certain types of on-board and airport equipment not produced domestically, according to Valery Voskoboinikov, deputy head of the Russian state agency Rosaviacosmos.

February 8, 2008 - 10:23am

The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar as an airliner has already flown into the sunset, but it is finding new life in an executive role. According to King Aerospace director of corporate aircraft services Don Salisbury, the company delivered an executive L-1011 bizliner major refurbishment on January 11, on schedule and just eight months after the widebody trijet rolled into the Ardmore, Okla. facilities.

February 8, 2008 - 10:23am

The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar as an airliner has already flown into the sunset, but it is finding new life in an executive role. According to King Aerospace director of corporate aircraft services Don Salisbury, the company delivered an executive L-1011 bizliner major refurbishment on January 11, on schedule and just eight months after the widebody trijet rolled into the Ardmore, Okla. facilities.

 
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