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Bombardier Refocusing on CSeries Order Book - With the first of the CSeries family now firmly on a schedule to reach the market next year, Bombardier is transitioning from technical requirements to filling an order book that had appeared to stall. “Clearly the focus now is shifting to how we start increasing the backlog,” CEO Alain Bellemare told July 30 analysts during a second quarter earnings call. Bombardier is aggressively pursuing a strategy that targets key airlines, Bellemare said. ...
CEO Alain Bellemare is optimistic by response during the Paris Air Show and says Bombardier has about a half-dozen new prospects in pipeline.
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First H135 for Australian Training Contract Accepted - The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has accepted the first of 15 Airbus H135 helicopters that will be used for joint training of the country’s Army and Navy pilots. Boeing Defense Australia is acting as the prime contractor for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). The H135 was previously designated EC135 T2. Peter Harris, head of government sales in Asia-Pacific for Airbus Helicopters, said that the “factory acceptance” by Boei...
Boeing Australia is the prime contractor for a new training system for Army and Navy pilots
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Embraer Delays Deliveries of KC-390 Airlifter By Two Years - Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has delayed the planned first deliveries of its KC-390 airlifter/tanker by two years to 2018, citing a slowdown in defense spending. Announcing its second quarter financial results on July 30, Embraer reduced the revenue outlook of its defense and security segment, saying it expects to receive $300 million less this year due to devaluation of the Brazilian real and government spending cuts. Embraer e...
The Brazilian manufacturer said its defense segment is being affected by reduced government spending and a devalued currency.
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Global 7000 Faces Two-Year Delay - Bombardier, citing complexities of developing its Global 7000/8000 program, is pushing back entry into service of the first model, the 7000, by two years. At the same time, Bombardier detailed plans for a roughly 30 percent cut in production of the existing Global business jet models. Bombardier, which unveiled the Global 7000/8000 program in 2010, originally hoped to bring the large-cabin, long-range 7000 to market in 2016.  Now the company expects the 70...
Bombardier is pushing back entry-into-service date of its flagship Global 7000 as it slows production of its in-production Globals by roughly 30 percent.
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Duncan Aviation Houston Earns Mexican Certification - Duncan Aviation’s Houston satellite avionics facility recently received approval from Mexico’s civil aviation authority, the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), as an authorized service center. The authorization allows the facility to conduct avionics repair and installation on aircraft registered in Mexico. Located at Wilson Air Center at Hobby Airport in Houston, the Duncan satellite facility employs 15 and is dedicated excl...
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Cutter Aviation Teams with Go Rentals at Arizona FBOs - Southwestern U.S.-based FBO chain Cutter Aviation entered into an exclusive partnership with Go Rentals to provide rental vehicles for passengers and flight crewmembers flying into Cutter's locations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Deer Valley Airports. Billing itself as the only rental car provider specializing in the private jet industry, Go Rentals features a diverse vehicle fleet ranging from compact Toyota and Honda sedans...
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Safran Logs Record Profits With Engine Sales and Dollar Rising
Strong growth in aftermarket revenues also contributed to a strong first half of 2015 for Safran.
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Transition to New Airliners Hits Rolls In the Short Term - Rolls-Royce expects to see weaker returns from its civil aerospace business through the end of next year as it transitions production from established, more profitable engine programs to turbofans for newer airliners. Announcing a 57 percent drop in pre-tax group profits for the first half of 2015, the UK-based engine maker highlighted declining demand for the Trent 700 turbofan for the existing A330ceo airliner. It also pointed out...
In the long-run, Rolls-Royce expects engine deliveries for new airliners to grow its market share and civil aerospace earnings.
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Embraer Reports Revenue Slide Despite Bizjet Upswing - Despite increased business jet deliveries and a record $22.9 billion overall backlog for executive jets, commercial airliners, and military aircraft, Embraer reported declining revenues in its corporate 2015 second quarter results released this morning. The Brazilian airframer delivered a total of 27 commercial and 33 executive aircraft (26 light jets and seven large jets) in the second quarter, compared with a total of 29 commercial an...
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TBM 850 Crashes During Go-Around Attempt - A TBM 850 crashed during an attempted go-around on approach to Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (KMWC) in Milwaukee shortly after 6 p.m. last night in VFR conditions. Witnesses report the airport appeared to be making a slipping maneuver to the runway when the pilot broke off the approach and reported to the control tower that he was “going around.” The aircraft was then observed hitting terrain right-wing-down and cartwheeling before being consumed i...
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African Flight Services Provider Selects FBO One - Flight support provider Astra Aviation Services recently marked its 10th year in operations throughout Africa with an agreement with Amsterdam Software for use of its FBO One online management and logistics system. Introduced in 2008 and originally intended for business aviation operations, FBO One streamlines company planning, communications and logistics services into a single point system that monitors individual customer activity, as we...
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Boeing Presents First of 12 EA-18G Growlers to Australia - Boeing and the U.S. Navy presented the first EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during a July 29 event at the manufacturer’s facility in St. Louis. Australia, the first country other than the U.S. to obtain the F/A-18 Super Hornet derivative, has ordered 12 Growlers under a foreign military sale (FMS). The U.S. Navy uses the carrier-based Growler for the airborne electronic attack (AE...
The Royal Australian Air Force plans to operate 12 of the Super Hornet derivatives for the airborne electronic attack mission.
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