Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion Blakey is leaving her position to become CEO and president of RRNA at the company’s Reston, Virginia, headquarters, and chair its U.S. board of directors....More
In spite of earlier calls to eliminate state financing, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation will seek government funding for the development of the new widebody aircraft it plans to build in cooperation with Chinese civil aircraft manufacturer Comac....More
From hedging strategies to equipment choices to routes and capacity, the implications of current fuel prices are not as straightforward as one might think....More
Aviation Week & Space Technology
In an uncertain business environment, there are nonetheless several helicopters and a commercial tiltrotor in development. Bell Helicopter has returned to the light single-turbine market it once dominated with the Model 206 JetRanger and is developing the five-seat Model 505 Jet Ranger X, seen here in flight test near Montreal, with certification expected by year-end. Bell Helicopter photograph by Pierre Seager. Also in this issue are reports on flight tracking, Japan’s defense exports and the Single European Sky.
The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts, and there’s been an onslaught recently of material on how to deal with the Asian giant on that front. In his recent book, “Fire on the Water: China, America and the Future of the Pacific,” author Robert Haddick offers a few suggestions that make some sense....More
Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More
With a swath of new helicopters entering service and more in the pipeline, engine manufacturers are pushing ahead with new developments and readying new powerplants for service. Thanks largely to a downturn in sales of single- and twin-engine light helicopters, 2014 was not a strong year, yet it is in this market segment that a significant proportion of engine development is underway.