Monthly Archives: November 2012

Boeing, Avianca Announce Order for Three 787 Dreamliners

– Today’s order brings Avianca’s 787 total to 15, including 12 announced in 2007 PANAMA CITY, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Avianca Airlines, Colombia’s flagship airline, today announced an order for three 787 Dreamliners. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website and is valued at […]

Cessna and CAIGA Sign Contract for Joint Venture to Assemble and Sell Citation XLS+ Business Jets in China

ZHUHAI, China, November 14, 2012— Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company (through Textron Far East Pte. Ltd.), has entered into a joint venture contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd., (CAIGA) (through CAIGA South China Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.), in accordance with their previously announced strategic agreement, for the formation […]

Hanxing: Glasair Acquisition Complete

By Glenn Pew, Contributing Editor, Video Editor Zhuhai Hanxing General Aviation Co. Ltd. of China has completed its 100 percent takeover of Washington-based Glasair Aviation LLC, and now plans to introduce some of Glasair’s technology to its operations in China, ChinaDaily reported Thursday. The company made the announcements at the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace […]

Boeing Looks To Future Technology Needs In MAX Design

By Michael Mecham mecham@aviationweek.com, Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.com November 15, 2012 Boeing is preparing for a big shift to advanced satellite navigation systems by adopting 787-style digital displays for the 737 MAX program, which will enable easier upgrades as airlines adapt to evolving air traffic control requirements. The flight deck upgrade “was an important program decision” […]

Advent by DARPA

Graham Warwick Washington There is no guarantee that the next generation of U.S. tactical aircraft will be fielded, as hoped for, some time around 2030. Instead, the adaptive engine and system technology now being developed will find its home first in upgrades to the Lockheed Martin F-35, the only U.S. fighter in production through the […]