David Willis

David Willis
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Boeing Announces 757, 767 Cockpit Upgrade 
Boeing and Rockwell Collins have revealed that development has begun on an upgraded glass cockpit for the Boeing 757 and 767.
Reinventing the Electric Wheel
Several companies are working to bring electric drive taxiing systems to market in the next few years.
AgustaWestland To Deliver First Wildcat
AgustaWestland plans to deliver the first AW159 Lynx Wildcat to the UK’s Ministry of Defense on Wednesday.
Electric Taxiing In Development Could Save Airlines Money

One of the latest ideas under serious consideration by airlines to save money is electrical drive systems mounted on the landing gear that allow airliners to taxi without running the engines. The auxiliary power unit is used instead to run an electric motor mounted on the undercarriage, which in turn rotates the wheel.

AgustaWestland Sees Broad Market For AW189 

AgustaWestland expects its new AW189 twin helicopter—a civilian stretch of the military AW149—will tap into a broad market, ranging from offshore support, search-and-rescue and other parapublic uses to passenger transport. AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini unveiled a mockup of the new AW189 twin helicopter during the recent Paris air show.

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Switch at the Top Of Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik Chairman of the Executive Board August Henningsen plans to retire and Johannes Bussman will take over on April 1, 2015....More
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Video: Fighting Falcons Over Greenland

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