Thales TopStart to Power Dassault Falcon 5X

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Thales TopStart to Power Dassault Falcon 5X   

The electric starter-generator system TopStart is Dassault’s choice for its Falcon 5X business jet. The Falcon 5X engine Snecma Silvercrest has control laws that sync well with TopStart according to Guy Lefebvre, Thales president. The TopStart unit includes three electronic control units and…

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Panasonic, China Telecom Satellite Partner for In-flight Connectivity

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Panasonic, China Telecom Satellite Partner for In-flight Connectivity   

Panasonic Avionics and China Telecom Satellite Communications Limited signed a definitive agreement to develop in-flight connectivity solutions for Chinese airlines. The agreement will provide 39 Panasonic customer airlines flying into and over…

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Gogo's Air-to-Ground Network Live in Canada

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Gogo's Air-to-Ground Network Live in Canada   

In-flight connectivity over Canadian airspace has entered a new era as the first phase of Gogo’s air-to-ground (ATG) Wi-Fi network went live in the region on Monday, Jan. 6.    Once complete, Gogo will have the first ever air-to-ground network deployed within…

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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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Gulf Air Signs New MRO Provider

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Gulf Air Signs New MRO Provider   

Gulf Air has signed JorAMCo to a new three-year agreement to provide heavy maintenance and C check fleet requirements.    The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier selected the regional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility based in Jordan because of its close proximity…

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