GE Aviation Opens Pneumatics Laboratory in Rockford, Ill.

GE Aviation, Rockford has opened a new facility that enables the company to test jet engine components under a full range of temperatures, pressures and other conditions. The Advanced Engineering Pneumatics Test Laboratory, known as AdEPT, represents a $13 million investment, and the company hopes it will help fuel continued growth at their Rockford plant.…

StandardAero Certifies Honeywell JetWave Ka-band System for Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000

StandardAero, in partnership with California-based MRO ACI Jet, recently certified another Honeywell JetWaveTM Ka-band satellite communication system, completing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installations on Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000 Aircraft. Honeywell’s JetWave system is a popular offering in the world of in-flight connectivity, utilizing Ka-band technology to replicate the speed and…

Airbus Rebrands Bombardier C Series to A220-100 and A220-300

Airbus has rebranded the Bombardier C Series aircraft to the Airbus A220. The A220 family comprises the two models, the A220-100 and A220-300, formerly Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300. Airbus marketers say the aircraft are “fully optimized for the 100 to 150 seat market and perfectly complement Airbus’ existing best-selling A320neo family.” The unveiling occurred at…

iBASEt Establishes European Headquarters in France

iBASEt announced the expansion of its operations in Europe with the opening of its European Headquarters in Toulouse, France at the B 612 Toulouse Aerospace Campus. The company says the new office aims to support the increased demand for the company’s software solutions in the growing aerospace market across France, Europe, the Middle East, and…

Plane Makers Boeing and Embraer Close to Finalizing Deal

A report by news agency Reuters says Boeing and Embraer “have prepared contracts of their proposed tie-up and are expected to submit them to the Brazilian government within two weeks, Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on its website” today. In April the two aircraft manufacturers were in talks to set up a new company setting…

Beijer Announced as New GM of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai

As of July 1, 2018, Jaap Beijer became the general manager of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Air Holding, China’s largest airline group. He joins the MTU subsidiary from his role as senior vice president Aftermarket IAE AG, following Frank Bodenhage, who will…

Smoke in Cabin Causes Evacuation at Washington National

Smoke in the cabin of a United Airlines Flight 6122 caused the evacuation of a flight earlier today, Sunday, July 1, 2018. The aircraft, a Mesa Airlines flight operating under the United Express brand, was taxiing for departure when smoke was reported in the cabin. Emergency exits were deployed and passengers came down the slides…

United Rejects Takeoff in Phoenix

Phoenix Airport officials report that no one was injured when a United aircraft rejected takeoff during the roll seconds before rotation. United Flight 1600, scheduled to fly from Phoenix to Newark, N.J., exited the runway earlier today after a possible issue with overheated brakes, airport officials have said. Firefighters rolled the trucks as a precaution…

Superior Air Parts to Present at the Aeroshell AirVenture 2018 Forums

Scott Hayes, vice president, sales and marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced the company has accepted an invitation to present several topics during the new AeroShell Forum series during Oshkosh AirVenture 2018. AeroShell will host a series of forums on topics ranging from engine care to unleaded avgas. Follow them on Twitter @Shell_Aviation or visit the EAA…