Commercial Aviation http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7357/more en Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider First Flight http://aviationweek.com/video/sikorsky-s-s-97-raider-first-flight <div class="node-body video-body">Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider high-speed helicopter made an hour-long first flight on May 22 at the company’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The rigid coaxial-rotor Raider hovered and maneuvered at low speed, with its pusher propulsor disconnected (but turning due to friction). The flight begins a year-long, roughly 100-flight-hour test program to expand to Raider’s flight envelope to meet Sikorsky’s key targets of 220-kt. cruise speed carrying weapons, hover at 6,000 ft. on a 95F day, and 3g maneuverability at speed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/video/sikorsky-s-s-97-raider-first-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/video/sikorsky-s-s-97-raider-first-flight#comments Video Commercial Aviation Defense Fri, 22 May 2015 16:09:00 +0000 1308591 at http://aviationweek.com Podcast: Top Performing Airlines of 2015 http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/podcast-top-performing-airlines-2015 <div class="node-body video-body">Who are the top performing airlines of 2015? Based on our study, it may not be the size of the company, but how well the business is run.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/podcast-top-performing-airlines-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/podcast-top-performing-airlines-2015#comments Podcast Commercial Aviation Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:00 +0000 1308311 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: Culture Is Key To ATC Reform http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-culture-key-atc-reform <div class="field-byline"> Robert Poole </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Funding and governance matter, but the largest and least-discussed problem is culture</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-culture-key-atc-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-culture-key-atc-reform#comments Commercial Aviation AW.com Viewpoint North America Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1308151 at http://aviationweek.com joepriesaviation.net How Strong Will Business Aviation Recovery Be? http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/how-strong-will-business-aviation-recovery-be <div class="field-deck"> Business aviation sees a recovery, but how strong it will be? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The bizav sector is confident in upper-market segment growth, but small jets are still suffering.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/how-strong-will-business-aviation-recovery-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/how-strong-will-business-aviation-recovery-be#comments Business Aviation Commercial Aviation AWST Commercial Aviation Europe photograph Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1308121 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus A350’s Rolls-Royce Trent XWBs http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-a350-s-rolls-royce-trent-xwbs <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB, the only engine available on the A350, sets new standards for high fuel efficiency, low noise and emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-a350-s-rolls-royce-trent-xwbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-a350-s-rolls-royce-trent-xwbs#comments Commercial Aviation Technology AW.com Flying the A350 Global Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307871 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Airbus A350’s Enhanced, Modular Avionics http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-a350-s-enhanced-modular-avionics <div class="node-body article-body">New Airbus twin has large-format cockpit displays and core processing modules with more integration and functionality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-a350-s-enhanced-modular-avionics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-a350-s-enhanced-modular-avionics#comments Commercial Aviation AW.com Flying the A350 Global Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307861 at http://aviationweek.com Honeywell’s Variable-Speed APU Debuts On Airbus A350 http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/honeywell-s-variable-speed-apu-debuts-airbus-a350 <div class="node-body article-body">More power, same weight, less fuel burn: Honeywell’s auxiliary power unit for the A350 sets new performance standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/honeywell-s-variable-speed-apu-debuts-airbus-a350" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/honeywell-s-variable-speed-apu-debuts-airbus-a350#comments Aftermarket Solutions Commercial Aviation AW.com Flying the A350 Global Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307841 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Dragon Helping FAA Free Up More Airspace http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/spacex-dragon-helping-faa-free-more-airspace <div class="node-body article-body">Real-time space vehicle data will help the FAA deploy dynamic protective boundaries around a plethora of space activities set to begin in the next few years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/spacex-dragon-helping-faa-free-more-airspace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/spacex-dragon-helping-faa-free-more-airspace#comments Commercial Aviation Space AW.com Commercial Aviation North America photograph Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307791 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Winning Bid For TAP Seems Imminent http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/winning-bid-tap-seems-imminent <div class="field-deck"> TAP could soon have new owners, but the road to privatization has been rocky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For a decade and a half, TAP Portugal has been on and off the block, but the state-owned airline is now due to be sold to private bidders within weeks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/winning-bid-tap-seems-imminent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/winning-bid-tap-seems-imminent#comments Commercial Aviation AW.com Commercial Aviation Europe Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307761 at http://aviationweek.com Program Execution, Ramp-Up Trump New-Order Talk Ahead Of Paris Air Show http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/program-execution-ramp-trump-new-order-talk-ahead-paris-air-show <div class="field-deck"> Manufacturers focus on program execution, supplier and production issues rather than new orders ahead of air show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Few fireworks are expected at Paris this year, but retrenching and refocusing of products will be highlighted in all arenas—commercial, defense, space and technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/program-execution-ramp-trump-new-order-talk-ahead-paris-air-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/program-execution-ramp-trump-new-order-talk-ahead-paris-air-show#comments Commercial Aviation Defense Space AW.com Paris 2015 Preview Global Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307541 at http://aviationweek.com Dassault