Gogo Wins Aeromexico Deal for 737s

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Gogo Wins Aeromexico Deal for 737s   

Aeromexico has a new agreement to add Gogo’s in-flight connectivity network to its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Mexico’s largest carrier said Thursday, Dec. 19.    Under the agreement Gogo’s Ku-band satellite service will be provided for the 737 fleet, and Inmarsat’s…

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Panasonic-China In-flight Connectivity Partnership Is Firm

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Panasonic-China In-flight Connectivity Partnership Is Firm   

Panasonic Avionics and China Telecom Satellite Communications signed a firm agreement to jointly support in-flight connectivity for domestic and international airlines flying over Chinese airspace.    The firm agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two companies in…

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Airfone Ends, New Year Pits Grrrilla Vs. Aircell

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Airfone Ends, New Year Pits Grrrilla Vs. Aircell   

In-flight connectivity solution Grrrilla to release in New Year and compete with Gogo Biz Aircell at a fraction of the cost. Grrrilla’s technology leverages Bluetooth capabilities for lower certification costs and more manageable data use….

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Lockheed Wins Two Air Force Contracts

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Lockheed Wins Two Air Force Contracts   

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Corporation a $9.5 thousand contract for aircraft components and accessories Wednesday, Jan. 1 and an $8 million firm-fixed-price modification on an existing contract for Foreign Military Sales Division support efforts…

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CAE Reports Simulator Sales Record

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on CAE Reports Simulator Sales Record   

CAE has announced that it set a new record for the sale of full-flight simulators (FFS) with 43 sold year to date in fiscal 2014.    The Canadian manufacturer’s latest contracts include the sale of five…

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Aircraft Leasing Demand for Boeing 737 Continues

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Aircraft Leasing Demand for Boeing 737 Continues   

GE Capital Aviation Services, General Electric’s commercial aircraft leasing unit, announced a $3.9 billion order for 40 Boeing 737s.    The order includes 20 737…

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Bombardier: 2013 Was a ‘Challenging Year’

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Bombardier: 2013 Was a ‘Challenging Year’   

Bombardier reported a “challenging year” for 2013, receiving 388 new orders, a 19 percent drop from the previous year.    The Canadian airframe manufacturer said it delivered 180 business jets, 55…

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Rockwell Collins Increases 2014 Outlook

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Rockwell Collins Increases 2014 Outlook   

Rockwell Collins has increased its projected sales for 2014 to be in the range of $4.95-5.05 billion after recording total sales of $1.07 billion during the first quarter of 2014. The company’s first quarter earnings were an increase of 1 percent from the $1.06 billion recorded during the same period a…

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Astronics to Acquire EADS T&S

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Astronics to Acquire EADS T&S   

Astronics Corp., looking to boost its test systems business and expand into the commercial aerospace market, has agreed to acquire EADS North America’s Test and Services (EADS T&S) unit for $53 million.    The New York-based aircraft lighting and electronics manufacturer expects the purchase…

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SaudiGulf to Invest $2B in 26 Bombardier CSeries

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on SaudiGulf to Invest $2B in 26 Bombardier CSeries   

Newly launched Saudi Arabian national carrier SaudiGulf Airlines will acquire up to 26 Bombardier CSeries jets, the Canadian airframe manufacturer said.    The acquisition will occur through a purchase agreement signed by Al Qahtani Aviation Co., which signed a firm…

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