AVIAGE Working To Be Global Player

Nov 12, 2014
The boss of AVIAGE, GE and AVIC’s global joint-venture in the avionics market, recognizes that much work needs to be done to earn the confidence and trust of aircraft-makers and other original equipment makers outside (OEMs) of China.
Zhuhai

Russia’s PD-14 Engine Nears First Flight

Nov 12, 2014
Russian manufacturer of aircraft powerplants United Engine Corporation (UEC) is preparing for the first flight test of its new commercial product – the PD-14 engine. This 14-ton-thrust turbofan, designed to power Russia's new MS-21 narrowbody airliner, is expected to take off on the flying laboratory in March 2015. The Ilyushin Il-76 testbed will be ready in December this year.
Zhuhai

Boeing To Deliver Second 1,000th Aircraft To China

Nov 12, 2014
China’s commercial aviation market is growing so fast that the head of Boeing China predicts that deliveries in the next ten years will be about the equivalent of what it has delivered to China in the past 40 years.
Zhuhai

AVIC Sees More Demand for Regional Airliners

Nov 12, 2014
China’s commercial aviation market grew last year by 12.6% to 566 billion revenue passenger kilometers, making China the second-largest commercial aviation market in the world. And it is set to average 7.6% growth over the next 20 years.
Zhuhai

China Express Confirms 16 Bombardiers

Nov 12, 2014
Guiyang-based China Express, one of the country’s few privately-owned domestic regional carriers, has placed an order for 16 additional Bombardier CRJ900s, making it the largest Bombardier operator in China.
Zhuhai

No Plans For Assembly Line In China, Says Boeing

Nov 12, 2014
Boeing has steadfastly resisted the idea that it should assemble aircraft in China, arguing there are other ways to invest significantly in the country.
Zhuhai

CFM Dominates China's Narrowbody Engine Market

Nov 12, 2014
“Every single airline in China operates aircraft with CFM engines,” says CFM International's CEO.
Zhuhai

Bombardier Considering Final Assembly Line In China

Nov 12, 2014
Bombardier is confident the regional airline sector in China is about to take-off, because it can see that the Chinese Government - via the auspices…
Zhuhai

UTC Sees Fast Track in China

Nov 11, 2014
A fast-developing market for its products and a growing raft of joint ventures will lead to rapid growth in China for the aerospace businesses of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), the company believes.
Zhuhai

Rockwell Collins Simulator JV Becomes Reality

Nov 11, 2014
China’s first commercial simulator company is readying itself to enter the global market for airline training dominated by CAE and FlightSafety.
Zhuhai

GE Sells Big Customer on Big Data

Nov 11, 2014
China Eastern last month took delivery of its 1,000th GE engine, cementing its role as the engine manufacturer’s largest customer in China.
Zhuhai

GE: Success Means More Support

Nov 11, 2014
GE is running to keep up with its success in China as growth in the air transport industry continues unabated.
Zhuhai

Liberalization Boosts Airbus Helicopters

Nov 11, 2014
Airbus Helicopters, which has strong links with China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate Avic, appears to be one of the main beneficiaries of the opening up of China’s low-altitude airspace to general aviation.
Zhuhai

Xi’an’s FACC Grows Composites in China

Nov 11, 2014
Austria-based FACC is delivering its first composite parts for Comac's C919 airliner. This is another important step in expanding FACCs market presence in China as the company is majority owned by Avic’s Xi'an Aircraft Industries Group (XAC) since 2009.
Zhuhai

Pilatus Bets On PC-6 Porter for China

Nov 11, 2014
Pilatus Aircraft is hoping that local manufacture of the PC-6 Porter will assist in its campaign to generate more sales in China.
Zhuhai

Honeywell Upbeat On Successes In China

Nov 11, 2014
“It’s been a tremendous year in China” for Honeywell Aerospace, says Briand Greer, its president for Asia Pacific. “We have made some tremendous advances.”
Zhuhai

Video: Orbital Sciences Space Station Resupply Rocket Explodes

Oct 28, 2014
Video from the NASA stream shows the failure, which occurred around ten seconds after lift-off.
Defense and Space

Thermal Images Of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket On Descent

Oct 17, 2014
A partnership between NASA and SpaceX is giving the U.S. space agency an early look at what it would take to land multi-ton habitats and supply…
Defense and Space

Dassault Formation Flight: nEUROn, Rafale and 7X

Apr 12, 2014
Aviation Week readers have been given an exclusive first look at the formation flight of the NEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle with a Rafale fighter and a Falcon 7X business jet, filmed and photographed by two chase planes.
Defense and Space