Monthly Archives: September 2010

Cessna Job Cuts Questioned

A veteran Wall Street aerospace analyst and a DC-based analyst are asking whether Cessna’s latest round of layoffs will leave the company unprepared for a recovery in the beleaguered business jet market. Cessna announced last week that it will lower its production rate and cut another 700 jobs because of a prolonged slump in new […]

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air China today announced an order for four 777-300ERs

SEATTLE, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air China today announced an order for four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), which have a total average list price value of $1.1 billion at current list prices. “This is a great day in the history of our long and enduring partnership with Air China,” said Marlin Dailey, […]

Hawker Beechcraft cuts 350 workers

By Alton K. Marsh Less than a week after Cessna Aircraft Co. reduced its workforce by 700 workers, Hawker Beechcraft announced a workforce reduction of 350 workers. AOPA Top Stories Hawker Beechcraft cuts 350 workers CA flight training industry unfazed by Schwarzenegger veto Philip Handleman to receive award Congress clears short-term FAA bill LSAs light […]

A sputtering U.S. economy is claiming another 700 jobs at Cessna.

The Wichita, Kan.-based manufacturer of business and general aviation aircraft says a weakness in new orders is forcing the additional job cuts and an unspecified reduction in production rates. The new layoffs will push Cessna’s workforce below 8,000, less than half the level it was when the global economic downturn intensified two years ago. “While […]

1st LAUNCH ATTEMPT SEP 5, 2010 – MAIN LOX VALVE FAILURE

        Due to the first time maritime operation at sea, the heating system of the LOX-valve was without power for longer than expected. Due to this, the LOX-valve might have been jammed by exposure to LOX-cooling. However, the rocket has not yet been examined, so additional reasons may be revealed later, if […]

Boeing Completes Production of 1st Australian Super Hornet with Provisions for Future Electronic Attack Capability

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 23, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that it has completed production of the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornet that has the capability to be converted into an electronic attack aircraft. Boeing is pre-wiring the RAAF’s second lot of 12 Super Hornets for potential electronic attack capability […]

House Sets Compromise NASA Language

Sep 23, 2010 By Frank Morring, Jr. morring@aviationweek.com  The House Science Committee has moved toward the Senate on reauthorizing NASA spending for the next three years with compromise language that calls for an immediate start on a heavy lift launch vehicle able to orbit a capsule based on the Orion crew exploration vehicle by the […]