Components en Boeing starts first flight test 777-9 production <div class="node-body article-body">Assembly of Boeing’s 777X flagship twinjet officially started Oct. 23 when a robotic drilling machine commenced work on the first production wing spar for the initial flight test 777-9 at the company’s revamped spar assembly building in Everett, Washington.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Components Daily News Manufacturers ATW Plus Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:06:00 +0000 263601 at Boeing Air New Zealand launches Wi-Fi trial on 777-300ER <div class="node-body article-body">Air New Zealand has begun the first operational trials of its new onboard Wi-Fi service, which eventually will be rolled out across its international jet fleet.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Cabin Interiors & Connectivity Connected Aerospace Components Daily News Technology ATW Plus Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:13:00 +0000 262201 at <p>Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER</p> Rob Finlayson Three teams eye A321 freighter conversion market <div class="node-body article-body">The Airbus A321 has long been viewed as an ideal passenger aircraft to convert to a freighter, hitting an appealing sweet spot in size and operating costs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Components ATW Plus Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:11:00 +0000 260011 at Novair orders CTT Zonal Drying Systems for two A321neos <div class="node-body article-body">Sweden-based CTT Systems has received an order from Stockholm-based Novair to equip two Airbus A321neos with Zonal Drying Systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cabin Interiors & Connectivity Components Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:09:00 +0000 256401 at China Aircraft Leasing 2016 net profit up 68% to $82 million <div class="node-body article-body">Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Group posted a 2016 net profit of 638.4 million Hong Kong dollars ($82.3 million), up 67.9% from the company’s HK$380.2 million net profit in 2015.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Financials Components Daily News Leasing MRO Materials ATW Plus Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:18:00 +0000 242541 at WheelTug touts taxi system’s time savings <div class="node-body article-body">WheelTug has begun work to complete development of its electric taxi system after FAA signed off on its certification plan. Aiming for FAA approval on the Boeing 737NG by late 2018, the company is focusing demonstrating benefits to airlines in time savings during pushback.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eco-Aviation Components Daily News ATW Plus Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:17:00 +0000 235231 at WheelTug Packaging standard for lithium batteries to slip <div class="node-body article-body">The first draft of a performance-based packaging standard for lithium-ion batteries will not be ready by November and will likely slip into early 2017, an Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) committee member said Aug. 24.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Components Daily News ATW On-Location Safety ATW Plus Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:54:00 +0000 221601 at <p>Mark Rogers</p> ALPA Alaska Airlines to put Space Bins on Boeing Sky Interior 737s <div class="node-body article-body">Alaska Airlines will retrofit all 34 of its Boeing Sky Interior 737s with Space Bins, the larger overhead bins created by Boeing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Components Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:59:00 +0000 219131 at <p>Boeing Space Bin display at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg in April 2015</p> Karen Walker Turkey’s TRJet announces suppliers for regional aircraft program <div class="node-body article-body">New Turkish manufacturer TRJet has announced suppliers for its new regional aircraft program—TRJ328—the updated, re-engined version of the former Dornier turboprop and jet variants that will form the basis of a new Turkish airliner production industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Farnborough Airshow 2016 Components Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:45:00 +0000 217371 at <p>Rendering of TRJ328</p> TRJet Sukhoi may deliver Superjet performance mods early <div class="node-body article-body">Sukhoi is pressing ahead with modifications to improve its Superjet SSJ100 and may certificate some or all the modifications earlier than the late-2018 timeframe to which it has committed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farnborough Airshow 2016 Components Daily News ATW On-Location ATW Plus Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:49:00 +0000 216431 at