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 … More Hanxing: Glasair Acquisition Complete

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” … More Boeing Looks To Future Technology Needs In MAX Design

Boeing, GECAS Finalize Order for up to 100 737 MAXs and Next-Generation 737s

  – Firm order for 75 737 MAX 8s and 10 Next-Generation 737-800s – Another 15 737-800s could be added – 737 MAX momentum continues in the leasing industry These images are available for editorial use by news media.   SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the … More Boeing, GECAS Finalize Order for up to 100 737 MAXs and Next-Generation 737s

ATK Layoffs

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Richard Wilkey, an Operations Team Supervisor for ATK, examines part of the igniter component of a solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Tuesday October 2, 2012 in Promontory, Utah. Even as ATK streamlines, more layoffs loom in 2013 Aerospace » Contractor says losses not tied … More ATK Layoffs

Russian Firm Tests Honeywell Engine For An-2 Upgrade

By Andrew Compart Source: Business Aviation August 27, 2012 Honeywell is “in discussions with a Russian firm regarding the potential use of our TPE331-12U engine” in Antonov An-2 aircraft, the U.S. manufacturer tells AviationWeek. Honeywell would not provide more details, but the Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute in a press release earlier this year said it tested … More Russian Firm Tests Honeywell Engine For An-2 Upgrade

Going Private, Space Industry Eyes State’s Open Spaces

by SHEFALI LUTHRA When XCOR Aerospace, a private California rocket-building company, was looking for a wide-open place to test rocket engines and space planes, it found an ideal site in Midland.   Expanded coverage of Texas is produced by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit news organization. To join the conversation about this article, go totexastribune.org. p shows … More Going Private, Space Industry Eyes State’s Open Spaces

Boeing Statement on Xiamen Airlines Commitment to Purchase 40 Next-Generation 737s

SEATTLE, Aug 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced Friday that Xiamen Airlines has agreed to purchase 40 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s. The airline plans to use the airplanes for more international routes to meet growing passenger traffic in Asia-Pacific and China. The order, which is valued at $3.5 billion at list prices, requires Chinese Government … More Boeing Statement on Xiamen Airlines Commitment to Purchase 40 Next-Generation 737s

Must Read: China Airborne by James Fallows

  Greg Waldron   Depending on who you talk to, China is either the graveyard or the future for major airframers like Boeing and Airbus. It will also, supposedly, be the world’s greatest market for both general and business aviation, with millions of Chinese taking to the skies for pleasure and business. In China Airborne, journalist … More Must Read: China Airborne by James Fallows

New Owners for Cirrus same as for Hawker…the game is to own GA assets on the cheap

By Robert Goyer / Published: Feb 28, 2011 In a phone call to Flying, Cirrus Aircraft president Brent Wouters said that the deal would give Chinese firm China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA) 100 percent ownership of Cirrus. Financial details of the merger weren’t immediately released pending notification of shareholders. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and … More New Owners for Cirrus same as for Hawker…the game is to own GA assets on the cheap

HBC Wins Court Clearance To Negotiate Sale To Superior

By Kerry Lynch kerry_lynch@aviationweek.com Source: AWIN First Hawker Beechcraft is beginning exclusive negotiations to sell most of the company to Superior Aviation Beijing after receiving approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on July 17. HBC on July 10 formally sought court clearance to begin the negotiations after receiving a … More HBC Wins Court Clearance To Negotiate Sale To Superior