James Wynbrandt
Contributor - Business Aviation

A multi-engine, instrument rated pilot, James Wynbrandt has been an AIN and Business Jet Traveler contributor since 2003. His in-depth reporting and insightful features have won more than a dozen editorial honors, including two National Business Aviation Association Gold Wing Awards (2019; 2021), and his articles have also appeared in the New York Times, Barron’s, Fortune, Forbes, and Smithsonian Air & Space. He has flown his Mooney M20K 252 on assignments throughout North and Central America and the Caribbean. Wynbrandt is also the author of Flying High (Wiley & Sons), a biography of Jet Blue founder David Neeleman, as well as histories, references works, and books on a variety of other topics from major publishers. He lives in New York City.

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Bombardier Atmosphère Takes CRJ Cabin to a Higher Plane

Delta Airlines is launch customer for the redesigned cabin, featuring larger luggage bins and lav, more connectivity options, and mood lighting.
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Garmin Demos New Fighter Cockpit 'Experience'

Sim features integrated flight deck configuration selected for Textron's Scorpion, Diamond's new Dart 550, and TacAir's F-5 retrofits
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Diamond’s DART 550 Trainer Makes World Debut

Austrian company, under new ownership, puts “a focus on continued growth” through developing new aircraft models and technologies.
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Mecaer Touts Its Four Business Lines

Company’s Landing Gear Systems division wins key award from UTC for delivery of Gulfstream jets’ gear.
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Accenture Links Blockchain to Performance Boosts

Six in seven aerospace and defense companies expect to integrate blockchain by 2021, new study finds.
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Honeywell: Airlines Planning Big Connectivity Spends

New survey reports more than half of airline respondents plan to spend up to $1 million per aircraft in the next five years
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328 Support Highlights Dornier Conversions

German company displays aircraft illustrating the many mission possibilities for the type.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

UK Showcases Robotics Challenge

UK grant program aims to speed development of robots and drones for duty in extreme and hazardous environments.
Aircraft

Norsk and Spirt Announce Additive Manufacturing Qualification

Additive manufacturing pioneer also produces rocket nozzle for European Space Agency
Airlines

ITT Cannon Debuts High Speed Data Transfer Connector

Lightweight receptacle with PCB contacts is designed for commercial aviation market
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Hexagon Displays Geospatial Data Management Solutions

U.S. company showcases expanded product line of real time data management solutions enabled by recent acquisition of Belgium's Luciad

Daher Showcases Strategic Growth Plan

French company wins first supply contract with Boeing, for 787 parts, and offers smart app for TBM 910/930 owners and operators
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Peach Picks Airbus A321LR for Medium-haul Ops

Japan's pioneering low-cost carrier will become Asia's launch customer for the long range platform in 2020

MBDA Touts New High-tech Missile Plant in UK

Facility in Bolton employs 670 designers and engineers, and produces key missiles for UK armed forces.
Aircraft

GE Wins $437M Adaptive Cycle Engine Contract

Modification of prior U.S. Air Force agreement lets GE continue work on Next Gen powerplants for air superiority applications
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Cargo Group inks B$10 LOI for Boeing Freighters

Russian specialty cargo hauler also reaffirms order for five 747-8 freighters, will explore possible 767 and 737 freighter purchases
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Farnborough Airspace Brought Under Control

CAA grants airport's request for Class D airspace designation despite GA objections.
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Challenger 350 Earns Steep Approach OK

Bombardier also announces first Global 5000 with Premier Cabin available for charter in Europe through TAG Aviation
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PPG To Provide Cockpit Windows for Dassault Falcon 6X

U.S. company also begins design work on flight deck windows for the Antonov AN-132 multipurpose transport
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Embraer Sees Strong Growth for Airliners with up to 150 Seats

Market outlook forecasts 10,500 new aircraft sales in the category over the next 20 years.
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Comlux Launches Aux Tank Division, Intros System for A321ceo

New division signifies the Swiss company's expansion beyond VIP completions and refurbishments, to providing "industrial solutions" for airlines
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Leonardo, Poland Sign LOI on AW249 Development

Agreement paves way for collaboration on the in-development combat helicopter, slated to replace Italy's AW 129 fleet.

Norsk Earns Boeing Approval for Titanium Parts

Company’s Rapid Plasma Deposition process now being used to make structural components for the 787 Dreamliner.
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Scottish Highlands Tout High Tech

Some 2,000 businesses in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland offer aerospace-related products, services and capabilities.

SAE Tackles Supersonic Flight Standards

Engineering org also highlights initiatives on electric aircraft, additive manufacturing and digital data
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USA Pavilion Celebrates a Century of Partnership

More than 250 companies display their latest products and services, and commitment to global engagement.
Aircraft

Ruag Touts New-generation Dornier 228

More than 350 improvements, including new five-bladed prop and Garrett engines distinguish upgraded model.
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Bohler Reports Strong Growth in Customers and Revenue

UK specialty steel producer harnesses value added services to create turnkey solutions
Aircraft

UTC Unveils Compact Version of InteliSight

New fleet data collection and analysis solution can be installed on an aircraft "within hours"

Jordan Taps Raytheon for Cybersecurity Services

U.S. company will protect the Kingdom's critical infrastructure through vulnerability assessments and cyber oversight.