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Gulfstream To Webcast Opener at Customer Advisory Meeting - Gulfstream Aerospace will webcast the opening session at its Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting next week in Savannah, Ga. The opening session presentations are set to begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and will be streamed live on the password-protected MyGulfstream.com website. “Live streaming the opening session will give many more of our customers access to the most up-to-date information on our aircraft and our service and customer...
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Boeing Settles on Basic Design of New 777-9 Airliner - Boeing has nailed down the basic design of the 777-9 airliner, the first of the two variants planned for the new 777X series. The program remains on track to deliver the first aircraft to one of the six airlines considered launch customers in 2020, the manufacturer said August 27. Boeing said it has reached the “firm configuration” milestone of the 777-9 effort, marking the completion of technical trade studies into the basic design of ...
The manufacturer announced that it has reached the 'firm configuration' milestone and remains on track for first delivery in 2020.
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NBAA: FAA's Small UAS Rule Must Protect Manned Flight - While the FAA has warned of consequences for misuse of recreational drones, NBAA is stressing that the sharp increase in drone encounter reports underscores the need for clear regulations that reinforce that small unmanned aircraft systems cannot interfere with manned operation. The concern about the reports, which include a number involving business and general aviation operations, is most involve small UAS flown by recreational users...
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Northrop Grumman, Navy Demonstrate MQ-8C Endurance - Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy recently conducted an 11-hour endurance flight of the MQ-8C Fire Scout, setting a record for the unmanned helicopter. Operators flew the aircraft out to 150 nm from the Point Mugu test range in southern California, part of Naval Base Ventura County. The long-range endurance flight took place on July 10, but Northrop Grumman announced it more than a month later on August 25. The flight was part of a serie...
Operators flew the unmanned helicopter out to 150 nm from Point Mugu, California. It completed 11-hour flight with an hour of fuel in reserve.
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China's Financial Crisis Fails To Dent Boeing's Market Forecast
The manufacturer raised its market forecast for China by 300 more planes compared to its previous forecast.
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Neuron Program Completes Stealth Test Flights - Alenia Aermacchi reported the successful completion of the flight-test phase in Italy of the pan-European Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator. The company said that “12 highly sensitive sorties to verify the radar cross section (RCS) and infrared signature” had taken place from Decimomannu airbase in Sardinia. The single Neuron air vehicle is now undertaking further RCS flight tests in Sweden, plus the dropping of GPS-guided bombs ...
Pan-European UCAV demonstrator advances, while progress with the all-British equivalent remains unclear
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NHV Logs First 1,000 Hours with Airbus Helicopters H175 - Two Airbus Helicopters H175s have logged the first 1,000 hours in the type at launch operator NHV from its base in Den Helder, Netherlands, to offshore oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. The helicopters entered service in December. They have completed more than 750 flights and carried approximately 11,000 passengers, according to NHV. The maximum distance flown was 175 nm; the H175 was designed to carry a full payload to 90 perc...
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Embraer Legacy To Land at Flexjet Next Month - Fractional provider Flexjet will take delivery of its first Embraer Legacy 500 next month, company CEO Michael Silvestro told AIN. In May, Flexjet placed an order for an unspecified number of fly-by-wire Legacy 450 and 500 midsize jets to replace the company’s order for 60 Learjet 85s, which it canceled earlier this year after Bombardier “paused” the program. Silvestro declined to reveal how many Legacy 450s and 500s Flexjet has on order, thoug...
Fractional provider will take delivery of five 500s by year-end, while Legacy 450 deliveries will begin in June next year.
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EASA on Track for SET-IMC Release in September - The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is expected to release its opinion next month on a rulemaking permitting commercial single-engine turbine operations in instrument meteorological conditions (SET-IMC). The forthcoming opinion follows a briefing with European Union member states in June on the rulemaking.  While no fundamental changes are expected to change as a result of that consultation, certain areas may be “strengthened,” said Je...
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With Putin's Blessing, Boeing Boosts Russian Partnership - Russian President Vladimir Putin used his visit to this week’s MAKS airshow in Moscow to urge Western aerospace firms to expand their partnerships with Russian companies despite continuing economic sanctions against Russia imposed by the European Union, the U.S. and Canada. Commenting after an event on August 25 when Boeing appointed Russian titanium supplier VSMPO-Avisma as a strategic partner for the 777X program, the Russian lead...
Boeing has appointed Russian titanium supplier VSMPO-Avisma as a strategic partner for the 777X airliner.
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Russia's UAC Awaits Kremlin Approval To Build Turboprop - Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) expects the Russian government will decide later this year on whether to allow the state-backed aerospace group to build a new 50-to-70-seat passenger version of Ilyushin's Il-114. The aerospace company and the government are now discussing options that include restarting production of the Ilyushin Il-114 twin turboprop. During a press conference at Moscow's MAKS airshow on August 26, UAC pr...
At the MAKS airshow, UAC president Yuri Slyusar said he favors restarting production of the Ilyushin Il-114 twin turboprop airliner.
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FAA Affirms Part-recovery Rights for Mx Shops - A repair station’s rating allows it to make “continue-in-service” determinations on internal or attached articles, according to an FAA response to the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). The response is to ARSA’s July 9 letter to the FAA’s Aircraft Maintenance Division regarding the removal and reinstallation of components variously referred to as salvaged parts, cannibalized parts, serviceable parts and part recovery. The letter w...
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