Airliner

May 17, 2011 - 1:40am

Lufthansa Technik and Panasonic Avionics have formed a 50-50 joint venture in executive/VIP cabin electronics, and the new stand-alone company–IDair (Innovation Design for the Air)–is making its trade show debut at EBACE 2011 (Stand 167).

“It’s our big bang,” said IDair CEO Andrew Muirhead, IDair, of the EBACE introduction. “The independent company was founded in April and we are now open for business.”

May 16, 2011 - 7:39am
Embraer executive vice president for the airline market Paulo Cesar de Souza ...

Embraer will wait until as late as year-end for Boeing to decide on a plan for a 737 replacement before the Brazilian company commits to a successor for its own E-Jet series, according to Embraer executive vice president for the airline market Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva. Still, Embraer already knows what it will not do–namely, follow Bombardier into a size and range category that, in Silva’s estimation, the Airbus A320neo also occupies.

May 15, 2011 - 10:50pm

Marble interior specialist Marbrerie Crepet Agencement (Stand 1054) is exhibiting for the first time at an EBACE show. Established almost 100 years ago as a part of the funeral industry, the French company has turned its hand to private and business aircraft for the past 15 years, working with marble, granite, rare and semi-precious stones and new composite materials including quartz.

May 3, 2011 - 10:15am

Embraer delivered fewer aircraft in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, according to financial results released this morning. Executive jet deliveries in the first three months of this year totaled eight aircraft, 11 fewer than in the same period last year.

April 5, 2011 - 6:02am

The FAA is abdicating its safety responsibility.

February 26, 2011 - 7:15am

JetWorks Air Center in Denton, Texas, has begun work on an MD-87 to reconfigure the airliner to serve an executive role for a Middle East organization. The multimillion-dollar contract calls for a 24-passenger cabin with amenities such as high-speed Internet access, Wi-Fi connectivity and a high-definition entertainment system.

January 30, 2011 - 9:15am

Bombardier Aerospace’s facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been selected to develop and produce the composite wing skin panels and spar components for the Learjet 85. Final assembly of the wings will take place at Bombardier’s production plant in Querétaro, Mexico, as previously announced.

January 17, 2011 - 6:21am
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A late surge in new airliner orders during December took Airbus’s sales tally for 2010 to 644 aircraft (compared with 574 in 2009), just edging out rival Boeing’s total orders for 625 airliners last year.

December 29, 2010 - 8:28am

Airbus launched a new engine option last month for A320-series airliners, and an Airbus Corporate Jetliner spokesman confirmed to AIN that the option (costing $6 million when specified for the airliner variant) will also be available for all ACJs based on the A320 series except the A318 Elite. Dubbed A320neo, the project offers two new engine choices–the CFM Leap-X or Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G.

December 29, 2010 - 6:05am

The single-aisle and widebody bizliner completion business is gaining traction on a global scale, and with new-aircraft sales by Airbus and Boeing on the rise, available slots for the highly specialized task of outfitting these large private aircraft could fill quickly, leaving some owners with a green airplane and no place to have it completed.

 
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