Airbus, aiming to become a “major” player in A350 aftermarket support, is poised to announce its first long-term agreement with an A350 customer and is in talks with several more, a company executive said.
Europe’s aviation regulations may expand to cover ground handling service providers and could permit countries to pool resources for highly technical tasks like certification and continued airworthiness, a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opinion on how its rules should evolve suggests.
Southwest Airlines is investigating why a required inspection interval in its routine maintenance program was left out of its maintenance tracking system, causing it to miss deadlines for checking backup hydraulic systems on 128 Boeing 737s.
FAA’s $15.83 billion budget request for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) seeks to patch holes created by chronic under-investment and the 2013 sequestration while funding what the agency calls a “continued, but measured” path forward.
The search for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) is set to accelerate in the coming days, as a third vessel transitions from survey work to searching the vast seafloor area that has been mapped out and surveyed, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said.
The US, working to track down passengers on one flight that included a person who tested positive for Ebola, will pressure counterparts in several countries to step up efforts to help mitigate the outbreak’s reach, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
FAA’s Chicago En Route Center came back online early Monday morning, ending a 17-day outage that required creative approaches such as the use of adjacent facilities to maintain traffic flow and led FAA to stand up a review of air traffic center interruption-contingency plans.
Etihad Airways has debuted its first Boeing 787 Saturday in its just-introduced new livery and confirmed plans to deploy the type on six routes linking its Abu Dhabi hub and three continents by mid-2015.
Flights into FAA’s Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) airspace were moving at a “reduced rate” early Friday afternoon as the agency, airlines, and area airports coped with the en-route center’s closing following an early morning incident.
Wildlife mitigation experts are working with FAA to develop a new basic standard for calculating bird-strike risk at airports that would replace the decades-old measurement of strikes per 10,000 movements.
The Malaysia Transport Ministry’s first report on the probe of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370), released Thursday, adds few relevant details to the little already known about why the flight disappeared, while recommending that the industry explore real-time tracking of aircraft.
Mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat leveraged a “groundbreaking but traditional mathematics-based process” to analyze data from other flights that use its satellite network and establish a pattern that helped investigators nail down Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 final flight path as traveling south over the Indian Ocean, an Inmarsat executive explained.
Airbus claimed victory over rival Boeing at the Paris Air Show with orders and commitments totaling 421 aircraft announced through the week, but Boeing’s 331 commercial airplane sales included a far larger number of higher value widebodies....More
The GE Aviation/Pratt & Whitney joint venture Engine Alliance said it remains in contention to power the potential re-engined Airbus A380neo with a comprehensive upgrade to the GP7200, but it noted the timing of such a move is dependent on Airbus....More
ATR has sold 46 aircraft and 35 options in the year to date, valued at $2 billion including options, marking a slowdown on its previous performance due to low fuel prices and adverse dollar exchange rates....More