Graham Warwick

Articles by Graham Warwick
Textron creates flight training company
Textron has formed a company focused on the flight simulator and training market after last year’s acquisitions of two manufacturers of flight training devices.
Bombardier touts 50-pax Q400 combi 
Bombardier is marketing a 50-seat passenger/cargo combi version of the Q400 turboprop as it strives to extend the production life of its regional aircraft through the transition to full-rate output of the CSeries narrowbody aircraft.
Bombardier confident in CSeries performance; chases sales 
Early Bombardier CSeries flight-test results are supporting performance predictions, giving the Canadian manufacturer confidence in its projections for the all-new narrowbody airliner, the company’s head of aerospace said Thursday.
Research program shows viability of open-rotor powered narrowbodies 
Airbus has determined that an open-rotor-powered A320-class airliner is technically feasible. The next steps are to prove the concept is economically viable, then to demonstrate the propulsion system in flight, which is planned under Europe’s Clean Sky 2 public-private research program.
Russia models aviation research on US, European programs 
Russia is taking lessons from NASA's aeronautics and Europe's Clean Sky programs in structuring its new civil aviation research effort, to begin in 2016.
Fast Forward 
Will airliners always look the same as they do today? The answer is taking shape in research centers in Europe and the US, but will depend on when Airbus and Boeing begin designing their next generation of all-new aircraft.
FAA chief: Production scale is still the biofuels challenge 
Commercialization remains the biggest challenge to achieving the FAA's target of 1 billion gallons of renewable aviation fuel use by 2018, says administrator Michael Huerta.
Boeing: Deserts could become sources of biofuel 
Deserts could become sources of biofuel based on research conducted by Boeing and partners in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Bombardier to lay off 1,700 employees 
Bombardier Aerospace will lay off 1,700 employees in a bid to contain costs after stretching out CSeries development by at least 12 months and seeing business and commercial aircraft orders decline in 2013.
Etihad and Boeing join forces in biofuel project 
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has conducted a biofuel demonstration flight as a step toward the production of sustainable aviation fuel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Bombardier commercial aircraft orders drop year-over-year 
Net orders for Bombardier commercial and business aircraft were down significantly in 2013 from the previous year
Bombardier CSeries aircraft at Mirabel
Bombardier delays CSeries service entry to 2015; signs order with Al Qahtani 
Bombardier has pushed its service-entry target for the CSeries airliner back by at least 12 months, saying it will take longer than planned to complete certification flight testing.
Boeing sees biofuel breakthrough in green diesel  1
A biofuel supply sufficient to meet up to 1% of aviation’s fuel needs could be available “instantly,” and at a price competitive with petroleum jet fuel, if green diesel is approved for use in aircraft, according to Boeing. The company is working with partners to gain approval by the end of 2014.
Industry is in a fever over 3-D printing, seeing the ability to build things layer by layer as the key to making innovative products more quickly and cheaply as well as bring manufacturing back from low-cost countries.
FAA, DOT release key UAS integration plans 
The US government has released key documents laying out the path to integration of unmanned aircraft in national airspace, but achieving the goals will require “predictable and reliable” funding for the NextGen airspace modernization program, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta cautioned Thursday.

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