Design Q and BAE Systems to offer innovative interior designs

Design Q and BAE Systems are teaming up to provide modern, contemporary and stylish interior designs for the Avro Business Jet (ABJ). The RJ70 currently being completed by Inflite Engineering Services at London Stansted for Hemus Air of Bulgaria is the first with a Design Q-inspired interior. It features a modern, innovative mood-lit cabin with a double club 4 executive seating and dining and divan area, with a separate 12-seat business class seating cabin for company support staff.

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Vought selected to build wings for Cessna Citation Columbus Business Jet

Vought Aircraft Industries has been selected as the provider of wings and slats for the Model 850 Cessna Citation Columbus business jet. The contract, with a potential value of more than $1 billion, covers engineering design, tooling and production work. Vought has a proven track record of developing and manufacturing aerostructures of superior quality and value for military and commercial use worldwide. Vought

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Alternative fuel partnership teams Airbus with Honeywell, IAE and JetBlue

In its continuing efforts toward eco-efficiency – and to help the whole aviation sector prosper with less impact on the environment, such as reducing emissions from aircraft operations – Airbus has teamed with Honeywell Aerospace; UOP, a Honeywell Company; International Aero Engines (IAE); and JetBlue Airways to pursue development of a sustainable second-generation biofuel for use in commercial aircraft. The companies’ joint activity will help develop renewable energy technology to convert vegetation – and algae-based oils into aviation fuels and to evaluate the challenges for obtaining approval for this fuel by standards organizations. Such non-food-crop biomass fuels are known to Read more

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FAA certifies all Pratt & Whitney CFM56-3 engine life limited parts

Pratt & Whitney received the remaining three Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) approvals. The three STCs certify Global Material Solutions life-limited parts for the CFM56-3 engine high-pressure compressor, high- pressure turbine, and low-pressure turbine; in total GMS has certified 19 CFM56-3 engine life limited parts. Each part is certified with FAA Chapter 5 life limits equal to the original type certificate holder.

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Boeing and Jeppesen Technology expand China market for China Eastern Airlines

A China Eastern Airlines Next-Generation 737-700 completed a flight into China’s Lijiang Airport on May 13th to validate the capability and benefits of an advanced navigation method known as Required Navigation Performance (RNP). RNP uses global-positioning satellites and onboard flight-management systems to guide airplanes along precise flight paths with pinpoint accuracy. RNP flight procedures provide operators a highly effective tool to enable safe and efficient operations in challenging terrain and weather conditions, such as those at Lijiang, in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Advanced arrival procedures like RNP will allow airlines to significantly save on fuel and reduce flight Read more

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