Bradley Perrettt

Bradley Perrettt
Boeing 787 Credit: Boeing
Xiamen Airlines’ 787s Are Economic Growth Tools
Xiamen Airlines will use the 787 not to make money but to support its home city
Xiamen Eyes 787 Services To Europe, North America 
The plan means the carrier would join a growing list of airlines that see opportunity in intercontinental routes to China’s large secondary cities that have huge populations but are difficult markets for long-haul services.
Japan Plans Technology Program For Next Airliner 2
Japan sets technology plan to build aerospace industry
Avicopter AC311A Flies 
Avicopter's newest entry in the 2-ton market, the AC311A light helicopter, completes a first flight with the Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A engine.
South Korea Contracts KAI For Medevac Surion 
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has further widened the market for its Surion utility helicopter, gaining a South Korea defense ministry contract to develop a medical evacuation (medevac) version of the aircraft.
Australia Reportedly Buying Two More A330s, One Or Two C-17s 
Australia will buy two more Airbus A330 tankers and one or two more Boeing C-17 Globemaster airlifters, local media report, quoting Defense Minister David Johnston.
Chinese Military Ends Severe Flight Restrictions 
More than a week of widespread flight delays in China have ended, with the authorities promising that the military, which caused the chaos, will cooperate in minimizing such disruption.
Avic To Assemble TA600 Amphibian Around Year’s End 
Avic’s general aviation subsidiary, Caiga, will begin assembly of the first Avic TA600 amphibious firefighting and sea-rescue aircraft at the end of this year or early next year.
First Two Australian F-35s Rolled Out
Lockheed Martin has rolled out the first two F-35A Lightnings for Australia, which has immediate plans to buy 72 of the fighters.
Taiwan Investigating ATR 72 Crash On Landing 
Taiwan has begun an investigation into the crash of a TransAsia Airways ATR 72 in weather that was bad but deemed acceptable for the aircraft’s attempted landing.
South Korean Joint Chiefs Demand Twin-Engine KF-X 
The South Korean armed forces have killed off an attempt by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to reduce the cost and technical challenge of the proposed KF-X fighter, with the country’s joint chiefs of staff determining that the indigenous aircraft must have two engines.
China Lifts Ban On Foreign Access To Wuxi 
The Chinese government has opened Wuxi Shuofang airport to foreign flights, removing a serious restriction on the facility’s growth.
Comac: C919 To Have 3-D-Printed Titanium Spars 2
Certification for China’s narrowbody is now targeted at 2018
MA700 Advances, Rival Turboprops Mark Time 

A year ago, the future turboprop market seemed cutthroat, with possibly many overlapping competitors that could ruin each other’s profitability. Now competition for the next decade looks likely to be less fierce, since only one of five projects for new aircraft has moved ahead.

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