Aircraft Leasing Demand for Boeing 737 Continues

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

GE Capital Aviation Services, General Electric’s commercial aircraft leasing unit, announced a $3.9 billion order for 40 Boeing 737s.    The order includes 20 737…

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Bombardier: 2013 Was a ‘Challenging Year’

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Bombardier reported a “challenging year” for 2013, receiving 388 new orders, a 19 percent drop from the previous year.    The Canadian airframe manufacturer said it delivered 180 business jets, 55…

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Rockwell Collins Increases 2014 Outlook

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Rockwell Collins has increased its projected sales for 2014 to be in the range of $4.95-5.05 billion after recording total sales of $1.07 billion during the first quarter of 2014. The company’s first quarter earnings were an increase of 1 percent from the $1.06 billion recorded during the same period a…

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Astronics to Acquire EADS T&S

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Astronics Corp., looking to boost its test systems business and expand into the commercial aerospace market, has agreed to acquire EADS North America’s Test and Services (EADS T&S) unit for $53 million.    The New York-based aircraft lighting and electronics manufacturer expects the purchase…

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SaudiGulf to Invest $2B in 26 Bombardier CSeries

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Newly launched Saudi Arabian national carrier SaudiGulf Airlines will acquire up to 26 Bombardier CSeries jets, the Canadian airframe manufacturer said.    The acquisition will occur through a purchase agreement signed by Al Qahtani Aviation Co., which signed a firm…

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Gulf Air Signs New MRO Provider

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Gulf Air has signed JorAMCo to a new three-year agreement to provide heavy maintenance and C check fleet requirements.    The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier selected the regional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility based in Jordan because of its close proximity…

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Holt Introduces New ARINC 429 Line Receiver

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Holt Integrated Circuits has introduced a new ARINC 429 line receiver family with integrated lightning protection circuitry.    According to the Mission Viejo, Calif.-based supplier of integrated circuits for avionics, the new receiver family has…

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Why is US Behind in Commercial ‘Drone Boom?’

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

While the FAA made a significant advancement in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) for commercial with the announcement of six testing sites, manufacturers and industry experts believe the nation is lagging behind other countries in taking advantage of…

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Inaer Wins Madrid Air Medical Contract

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Avincis Group subsidiary Inaer has received a contract to provide air ambulance support for the…

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