GAMA: Airplane, Helicopter Shipments Up In 2017 »

GAMA: Airplane, Helicopter Shipments Up In 2017

GAMA released their year-end shipment and billings data on Wednesday, along with a “State of the Industry” news conference that was streamed live online. Their data shows that airplane shipments globally increased 2.5 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, and rotorcraft shipments rose 7.5 percent, from 861 units in 2016 to 926 in 2017. “Notable from these numbers is that the rotorcraft segment stabilized after several years of declining deliveries,” GAMA said in a news release.

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Aerocor Offers Certified Used Eclipse Jets »

Aerocor Offers Certified Used Eclipse Jets

Aerocor, an aircraft broker based in Los Angeles, has announced it is now offering a certified pre-owned option for the Eclipse 500 and 550 jets. Aircraft sold as “certified pre-owned” must have no damage history and will include fresh inspections along with first-year scheduled maintenance and operational support, the company says. Aerocor says each jet will be flight-tested, and will be delivered with all mandatory service bulletins, critical system updates, a 24-month inspection, and all maintenance items due within the first 12 months or 300 flight hours of ownership completed.

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Nominees Sought For Aviation Awards »

Nominees Sought For Aviation Awards

The nomination periods are now open for two prestigious aviation awards, the Katherine Wright Trophy and the FAI Awards, the National Aeronautic Association said this week. The Wright trophy, established in 1981 by the Gates Learjet Corp., is awarded annually "to an individual who has contributed to the success of others, or made a personal contribution to the advancement of the art, sport, and science of aviation and space flight over an extended period of time."

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GoFly Prize Draws 2,000 Competitors »

So far more than 2,000 people have signed up to be part of Boeing’s GoFly challenge, which offers $2 million in prizes to inspire the creation of a “safe and easy-to-use near-VTOL... More

“Aeronautics” In The Olympics? »

If you’ve been watching any of the winter Olympics events recently, you might have wondered, why are there no gold medals for Aeronautics? According to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum,... More

FAA: Helicopter Gear Must Be Certified »

The FAA is reminding helicopter operators that they must use certified gear when conducting “human external cargo operations” — that is, transporting humans via a harness slung... More

Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream Add Jobs, Facilities »

Lockheed Martin has started construction of a new 255,000-square-foot office facility in Orlando, Florida, and plans to hire about 1,800 people over the next two years, the company has announced.... More

Boeing 737 Max 9 FAA-Certified »

Boeing’s latest version of the 737, the Max 9, is now FAA certified and will soon start deliveries, the company announced last week. The airplane adds three additional seat rows compared to... More

AOPA, NBAA Decry WSJ’s ATC Stand »

A Wall Street Journal editorial last week said it would be a good idea to privatize the air traffic control system, and singled out the opposition by NBAA and AOPA for critique. “What’s... More

Canada Looks At Laser Pointer Ban »

Canada is looking at banning some types of laser pointers after its Transport Minister ordered his staff to look at “all possible options” to halt laser attacks on aircraft. More

 

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TALCO AVIATION CORPORATION ANNOUNCES DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE RAJAY(R) PARTS, LLC

San Antonio, TX (February 20, 2018) TALCO Aviation Corporation announced today has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RAJAY Parts, LLC, the leading general aviation turbocharging company focused on supporting thousands of aircraft currently operating a legendary RAJAY(R) system.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics to Distribute StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet Ground Power Units

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced it has signed an agreement with Aviation Battery Systems, LLC to distribute the company's StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet ground power units and accessories.

Bye Aerospace Closes Series C Funding Round

Bye Aerospace, an aerospace company applying innovative electric and solar-electric propulsion technologies to aviation markets, today announced it has successfully closed its latest round of funding.