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The first high-speed test with front gear ligt up for COMAC C919

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The first high-speed test with front gear ligt up for COMAC C919 on 2017.4.23 at Pudong International Airport,Shanghai,China (news.cnfol.com) 更多...

An end to in-flight Wi-Fi misery is at hand with Gogo’s 2Ku

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If you're one of those people with the misfortune to follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed the occasional complaint about the poor state of in-flight Internet service. After all, it's incredibly frustrating when you're on a deadline and unable get any work done because you can't even load the Ars CMS. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, as I discovered late last year. Gogo Air, which provides in-flight connectivity on most of the major US airlines, noticed one of my frustrated… (arstechnica.com) 更多...

Cobham Gains New NATO Contract For EW Training

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Cobham’s Special Mission business has won a follow-on contract to provide electronic warfare and threat simulation training to NATO for up to five years. The company will continue using its fleet of 12 modified Dassault Falcons that are based in the UK and that also fly on a separate threat simulation contract for the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD). (www.ainonline.com) 更多...

TSA's Pekoske Stresses Need To Work with Industry

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The new chief of the Transportation Security Administration, David Pekoske, picked up on many themes of his predecessor in stressing industry collaboration and taking a risked-based approach when he made his first address before the Aero Club of Washington, but he also emphasized a need for expediency and long-term capital planning. (www.ainonline.com) 更多...

Derby’s Rolls-Royce lands engine deal worth hundreds of millions of pounds

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Derby’s Rolls-Royce has secured an engine deal with an aircraft leasing firm worth more than £300 million. (www.derbytelegraph.co.uk) 更多...

SA imposing stricter cargo screening for 5 Middle East countries

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(CNN)The Transportation Security Administration, citing terror concerns, is implementing a stricter screening program for air cargo arriving to the United States from five countries in the Middle East. The agency is requiring six carriers that depart with US-bound air cargo from seven airports in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to be subject to further scrutiny. (www.cnn.com) 更多...

Inflight Connectivity in India gets Green Light

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After years of deliberation, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided to allow internet and mobile communication on aircraft (MCA) for in-flight connectivity (IFC) in Indian airspace through both satellite and terrestrial networks. India remained one of the few countries left in the world that did not permit IFC. While the implementation could take around six months, domestic carriers may now introduce voice, data, and video in flight. International carriers and overflying… (www.ainonline.com) 更多...

Brazil orders additional Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

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Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014. It was signed at the end of last year and will therefore be included in the 2017 orderbook. The three SAR aircraft will serve alongside 12 transport-configured C295s already delivered. The first of the three SAR aircraft was… (www.airbus.com) 更多...

China contributes 549 mln passengers to global aviation industry in 2017 Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-22 21:52:07|Editor: Xiang Bo

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- China had more than 549 million air passengers in 2017, a significant contribution to the world aviation industry, which hit a new record of 4.1 billion passengers last year. (www.xinhuanet.com) 更多...

Silver Airways Firms ATR Order

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Florida-based regional carrier Silver Airways has firmed its intention to take an initial batch of 20 ATR turboprops, from an LOI for up to 50 of the aircraft signed in August 2017. (atwonline.com) 更多...

FAA Begins Furloughs As US Government Goes Into Partial Shutdown

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The US federal government went into partial shutdown mode on Saturday after a stopgap spending measure was blocked by the Senate. As the blame game begins over who caused the fiscal fiasco, government agencies including the US Defense Department, FAA, NASA and Department of Homeland Security has begun furloughing nonessential or non-exempt staff and shutting down facilities, including workshops and laboratories. (atwonline.com) 更多...

ATR Triples Order Tally in 2017 But Keeps Deliveries fFlat

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Turboprop manufacturer ATR tripled its order intake in 2017, ahead of its firming up of a deal with Florida-based Silver Airways to mark a return to the US market. (www.flightglobal.com) 更多...

Ethiopian to Launch Ten New Destinations in Six Months

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The fastest growing airline in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines, is going to launch ten new international flight destinations in the coming six months. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the fast growing airline is expanding its route network fast. “Between now and June we are going to open ten new destinations. Almost two destinations ever single month. That is a record in our history,” Tewolde said. (www.thereporterethiopia.com) 更多...

GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates Airbus A380 Contract

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General Electric Co.’s A380 engine venture with Pratt & Whitney may be poised to muscle back in on the double-decker jet following Airbus SE’s deal to sell 36 superjumbos to Gulf carrier Emirates. (www.bloomberg.com) 更多...

Boeing's New 787 Dreamliner Won FAA Approval Before Shutdown Hit

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Boeing Co.’s newest and largest 787 Dreamliner got the federal approval it needs to fly commercially, winning authorization before the government shutdown Friday. The certification concludes a flight-test program that began last March for the first of the 787-10 carbon-fiber jets to be assembled solely at Boeing’s South Carolina factory, the Chicago-based planemaker said Monday. (www.bloomberg.com) 更多...

Etihad shrugs off A330 freighter inactivity

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Etihad Airways is shrugging off the apparent inactivity of half its dedicated freighter fleet, insisting that the situation is part of a normal review of capacity requirements. (www.flightglobal.com) 更多...

Singapore reveals delivery date for first Airbus tanker

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Singapore will take delivery of its first Airbus Defence and Space A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport later this year, as the country’s Air Force celebrates its 50th anniversary. According to a news release issued by Singapore’s Defence Ministry detailing events and activities that the Republic of Singapore Air Force will hold to mark the anniversary, the A330 MRTT will make its first public appearance at a parade on Sept. 1, the date the service was formed in 1968 as the Singapore Air Defence… (www.defensenews.com) 更多...

Latin airlines start engine for overseas growth in 2018

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Latin American airlines are set to grow international service in 2018, as the region's improving economies spur carriers to launch more flights abroad. (www.flightglobal.com) 更多...

Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner Cleared for Commercial Service by Federal Aviation Administration

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US regulator awards amended type certificate to newest member of super-efficient airplane family. Deliveries scheduled to start in first half of 2018 (boeing.mediaroom.com) 更多...

ATR to triple its orders in 2017

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On January 22, The European turboprop manufacturer, a joint venture of Airbus and Leonardo, announced outstanding business results in 2017, receiving 113 Firm orders with 40 options. This figure marks a clear recovery in sales. The company had fallen to 36 in 2016 and 76 in 2015, compared with 160 in 2014. ATR thus confirms its first place in the list of regional aircraft sales of less than 90 seats. (airlinerwatch.com) 更多...

Biomimicry: engineering in nature’s style

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Airbus engineers study the natural world for modern aircraft design solutions (www.airbus.com) 更多...

TUI Boeing 757 at Manchester on Jan 20th 2018, flaps problem

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A TUI Airways Boeing 757-200, registration G-OOBP performing flight BY-2677 from La Palma,CI (Spain) to Manchester,EN (UK) with 226 people on board, was final approach to Manchester's runway 23R when the crew initiated a missed approach due to a problem with the flaps. (www.aeroinside.com) 更多...

Air Lease Corporation Announces the Placement of Two New Airbus A321-200s with Frontier Airlines

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL) announced long term lease agreements with Frontier Airlines, an ultra-low-cost carrier based in the United States, for two new Airbus A321-200s. These aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and will deliver in the fourth quarter of 2018. This agreement follows two new A320-200s delivered from ALC to the airline in 2016. (globenewswire.com) 更多...

GA Groups ask DOT To Reopen Aircraft Registry During Shutdown

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AOPA and five other general aviation groups sent a letter asking Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao to reopen the FAA aircraft registry, which is closed because of the ongoing federal government shutdown. (www.aopa.org) 更多...

After Emirate's kiss of life, the next savior for A380 program would be British Airways

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According to Bloomberg, British Airways would be the next buyer of A380 in 2018 after Emirates who recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the 36 superjumbos. (airlinerwatch.com) 更多...

In an Eye-Opening Announcement, United Airlines Claimed It's Going to Finally Tell Passengers the Truth

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Recently, United Airlines has been on something of a please-the-passenger kick. Which is better than kicking the passenger for pleasure, surely. Last week, I wrote about how the airline is finally introducing a long-haul Premium Economy Class -- called Premium Plus -- something passengers have been craving for, oh, 25 years. Now, United is getting positively giddy. It's decided to start telling passengers the truth. Yes, the whole truth. (www.inc.com) 更多...

Russian Tu-160 Blackjack Intercepted Over The North Sea

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On Jan. 17, the Belgian MoD released an interesting footage filmed through the pilots JHMCS that projects flight parameters (heading, speed, altitude, etc) and aiming data onto the helmet visor (in other words, in air-to-air role, pilots can cue onboard weapons against enemy aircraft merely by pointing their heads at the targets). (theaviationist.com) 更多...

JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Helsinki on Jan 21st 2018, engine problem

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A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 787-900, registration JA861J performing flight JL-414 from Helsinki (Finland) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), was in the initial climb out of Helsinki's runway 22R when ground observers heard loud bangs and streaks of flames from the right hand engine (GEnx). (www.aeroinside.com) 更多...

Switzerland Readies for World Economic Forum Traffic

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Airports in Switzerland are preparing for the influx of business aviation traffic headed to World Economic Forum (WEF), held each year in the resort town of Davos. Based on past years, there could be as many as 1,000 private jet flights in the area for the event, which begins on January 23 and runs through January 26. (www.ainonline.com) 更多...

American Airlines flight attendants complain about the tiny bathrooms on the 737 MAX

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Passengers who fly on American Airlines’ 737 Max planes will probably notice that the lavatories are extra small, with sinks so tiny that fliers can only wash one hand at a time. (www.latimes.com) 更多...

Inside the $350 million Emirates complex designed to fix the Airbus A380 superjumbo

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Over the past three decades, Emirates has become a global aviation powerhouse. The Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based airline now operates the world's largest fleet Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. (www.businessinsider.com) 更多...

Canada triggers NAFTA Chapter 19 over hefty Bombardier tariffs

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OTTAWA – The federal government has filed requests for panel reviews under NAFTA Chapter 19 to appeal final U.S. decisions to impose duties on imports of Bombardier C Series aircraft and softwood lumber from Canada. (globalnews.ca) 更多...

Technology breakthrough: Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters responsible for building the first demonstrator of a rotary-wing drone for a warship

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The DGA (Direction générale de l’armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium. The contract covers de-risking studies ahead of construction of a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator aboard warships. The demonstration project will lead to trials of the drone launch system, mission system and airborne vehicle, conducted from a French Navy vessel. (www.airbus.com) 更多...

2 U.S. airliners missing same landing gear part after landing in Japan

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Two U.S. airliners were found to be missing the same landing gear piece after landing this week at Narita airport near Tokyo, according to separate announcements by the airlines. On Saturday, a 30-centimeter-long spring was found missing from the landing gear of a United Airlines plane that landed at Narita, the U.S. airline said. (japantoday.com) 更多...

Emirates 'saves' A380 production

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Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $US16 billion ($A22 billion) at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade. (indaily.com.au) 更多...

Boeing raises airliner prices 4%

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The 767-300ER passenger model now has a list price of $209.8m. This model hasn’t been produced for several years, although last year there was speculation that a limited run re-start could be coming to bridge American and United airlines. No decision has been made. (leehamnews.com) 更多...

LATAM Chile Boeing 787 Dreamliner near Santiago on Jan 19th 2018, cabin pressure problems

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A LATAM Chile Boeing 787-900, registration CC-BGC performing flight LA-841 from Santiago to Easter Island (Chile), was enroute at FL360 over the Pacific Ocean about 550nm west of Santiago when the crew descended the aircraft to FL310 and decided to return to Santiago due to beginning problems with the cabin pressure. (www.aeroinside.com) 更多...

FBOs Are Lifeblood of Business Aviation

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Without FBOs, airports would be just fields of runways and ramps devoid of the creature comforts and necessities that business aviation passengers and crew need to accomplish their missions. FBOs are a critically important part of the aviation landscape—the welcome transition between ground and sky. (www.ainonline.com) 更多...

Five dead in fiery helicopter crash in New Mexico

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Zimbabwe politician Roy Bennett and his wife, Heather, were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in the mountainous regions of northern New Mexico, local authorities confirmed Thursday. The aircraft’s pilot, 57-year-old Jamie Coleman Dodd, co-pilot Paul Cobb, 67, and Charles Burnett, 61, were also among those killed in the deadly incident, according to a police press release. (www.nydailynews.com) 更多...

Serial stowaway evades all security, boards and flies O'Hare/Chicago-Heathrow/London

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It's at least the third time she made it past security and flew. She's been arrested at least eight other times four states after getting past security and successfully boarding; in those cases, she was discovered and removed before departure. (www.cbsnews.com) 更多...

Technical Glitches Prompt Southwest Airlines Flight Problems

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LOS ANGELES — Southwest Airlines says computer problems delayed or canceled flights in and out of airports in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, but they've been resolved. Southwest spokesman Brian Parrish says Friday afternoon's problems at LAX lasted about 3 ½ hours. He says gate systems and lobby check-in systems were affected. (www.nytimes.com) 更多...

Press Release – FAA Proposes $75,000 Civil Penalty Against Commercial Jet, Inc.

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $75,000 civil penalty against Commercial Jet, Inc. of Miami, Fla., for allegedly conducting improper repairs on the landing gear of a Boeing 767 aircraft. (www.faa.gov) 更多...

United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by using lighter paper on inflight magazine

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What difference can an ounce make on an airplane? If you are United Airlines, with 4,500 flights a day, an ounce can add up. The Chicago-based carrier said it recently began printing its inflight magazine, Hemisphere, on lighter paper, cutting 1 ounce from each magazine. It now weighs 6.85 ounces. (beta.latimes.com) 更多...

Spirit Airlines to connect Atlantic City and New Orleans

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Spirit Airlines has announced new nonstop service connecting Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Beginning April 13, 2018, Spirit will operate 4 flights per week between the two popular vacation destinations. (worldairlinenews.com) 更多...

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