Rolls-Royce to Cut 9000 Jobs to Address Medium-Term Impact of Covid-19

Rolls-Royce says they have already taken action to strengthen the financial resilience of their business and reduce cash expenditures in 2020. However, they say it became increasingly clear that activity in the commercial aerospace market will take several years to return to the levels seen just a few months ago. As demand from customers is…

Air France to Begin Phase-Out of Entire Airbus A380 Fleet

The Air France-KLM Group announced May 20, 2020 they will begin the “definitive end of Air France Airbus A380 operations,” due to the current COVID-19 crisis and its impact on their anticipated activity levels. Initially scheduled by the end of 2022, the phase-out of Airbus A380 fleet fits in the Air France-KLM Group fleet simplification…

Textron’s SkyCourier Marks First Flight

Textron Aviation completed the successful first flight of its new twin utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier. The flight is a signifies  movement toward entry into service for the clean-sheet aircraft. The flight also marks the beginning of the flight test program to validate the performance of the Cessna SkyCourier. “Today was an exciting day for…

De Havilland Component Solutions Program to Provide Value-added Dispatch Availability and Cost Predictability for Dash 8-400 Aircraft Customers

De Havilland Aircraft recently introduced the De Havilland Component Solutions (DCS) program. It is now available to provide component management support to Dash 8-400 aircraft operators. Building on the services previously available under the Smart Parts program, the company says the program will minimize aircraft life cycle costs and provide optimized supply chain solutions, guaranteed…

Commsoft Announces Restructuring for Future Growth

Communications Software (Commsoft) has announced a management restructuring program which will position the company for future international growth. Patrick Cusk joins the Commsoft team as president. Cusk is also vice president of Operations at Valsoft Corporation (which acquired Commsoft last year) and has a background in vertical software applications, structured finance and commercial law. John…

Stertil-Koni Debuts Heavy Duty Shop Equipment Line

Stertil-Koni Debuts Heavy Duty Shop Equipment Line

Heavy duty vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni announced liftoff for its expanded line of shop equipment – in this case several key systems engineered specifically for the aviation sector. Two of the initial products in the expanded Stertil-Koni line of heavy duty shop equipment work in conjunction with one another to assist technicians in performing brake…

IAI, Microsoft, and Soroka Medical Center Collaborate to Create “Cockpit” System for Patient Data Collection in the COVID-19 ICU

IAI, Microsoft, and Soroka Medical Center Collaborate to Create “Cockpit” System for Patient Data Collection in the COVID-19 ICU

As part of the mobilization of state-owned companies in cooperation with Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (MAFAT) and the State Companies Authority to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Microsoft, and Soroka Medical Center have collaborated to develop a supervision system that makes it possible to collect data on…

ACTSI Achieves 4A/4C Check on Gulfstream Fleet

ACTSI Achieves 4A/4C Check on Gulfstream Fleet

Philippines-based Aviation Concepts Technical Services, Inc. (ACTSI) announced a recently upgraded 4A/4C capability from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following the preliminary 1A/1C approval received in the middle of March. The ACTSI MRO is now capable to provide maintenance services for Gulfstream G450, G550, G650 & G650ER. ACTSI added the Gulfstream G280 at the 1A/1C level.…