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Embraer Confirms E-Jet Orders From Four Carriers
Embraer on Tuesday revealed or confirmed 15 E-Jet orders
Mexican Aerospace Industry Is Growing
Big names such as Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cessna, Embraer, Honeywell, Safran and UTC Aerospace have already invested
Telespazio Sees Space For Growth
Newly CEO sees geographical diversity as an asset
Canada Seeks Avgas Alternative
Launched research effort to find and test potential replacements
China Reveals Two-seat FC-1/JF-17
Two-seat version of the FC-1 is presumed to be for pilot conversion training
Heavy (Metal) Finance Deal Boosts Cardiff Aviation
Cardiff Aviation is a Wales-based aircraft maintenance and flight training organization
Thomas Cook Selects Rockwell Avionics
Rockwell Collins radio sensors and avionics were selected by Thomas Cook Group for its new Airbus A320 and A321 fleet.
PM Cameron Backs Typhoon Exports
British Prime Minister David Cameron has put his personal seal on a renewed push for Eurofighter Typhoon exports.
Lufthansa Outlines 747-8 Fleet Plan, Talks CSeries
Lufthansa will deploy its second Boeing 747-8 between Frankfurt and New Delhi starting Aug. 6, the airline’s head of fleet management.
Airbus A400M Named Atlas 
FARNBOROUGH - Previously known as “the Grizzly” by the flight-test crews, Atlas has been ordered by Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Spain, Turkey and the U.K.
Electric Taxi Systems Taxis Forward

L-3 Communications and Crane Aerospace & Electronics announced on the first day of Farnborough International 2012 that they have reached an agreement to develop and market the GreenTaxi electric taxi system.

GE, MTU Develop Innovative Repair Processes 

MTU Aero Engines and GE Aviation have signed a 10-year Component Repair Development Agreement jointly to develop new repairs for GE engine components. The transatlantic cooperation is not restricted to specific GE engine types or engine assemblies, and also provides that the new repair procedures will be approved as OEM repairs and marketed by GE. “For MTU this is the first agreement of this type that we have signed with one of the OEMs,” said MTU president and CEO Dr. Stefan Weingartner.

Becker Retrofits for Mil, Antonov Customers 

Becker Avionics, a provider of communication, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications, has taken another step toward increasing its presence in the Eastern Europe market. The company has signed a multi-aircraft order for the retrofit of its integrated avionics packages based on the Radio Management Unit product, the RMU-5000. This package is designed for installation onboard Mil helicopters and Antonov aircraft.

P&W Gains China Airlines Logistics 

China Airlines and Pratt & Whitney have signed a multi-year agreement for an exclusive inventory logistics program. P&W will be the exclusive part replacement and repair provider for the airline’s fleet of PW4056 engines.

The agreement is valued between $60 million and $70 million.

Mar 5, 2015

GE’s Failed Play For Honeywell (2001)

Industry consolidation may well be coming, but there will probably not be a repeat of the Darwinian spectacle that occurred between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s....More
Mar 4, 2015

1957: Broken Arrow 26

The most capable interceptor of the 1960s might not have been American or Russian, or even British, French or Swedish....More
Mar 2, 2015

1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight 2

On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France....More
Mar 1, 2015

U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions 4

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 27, 2015

NavWeek: Running With the Pac 1

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....More
Feb 27, 2015

A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 27, 2015

Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

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
Feb 26, 2015

France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More

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