FAA Will Recall Thousands of Furloughed Inspectors for Airplane Safety Checks

FAA Will Recall Thousands of Furloughed Inspectors for Airplane Safety Checks

Federal Aviation Administration plan to recall thousands of inspectors furloughed by the partial government shutdown so they can resume performing air-safety checks and routine activities including clearing planes for airlines to add to their fleets. The Department of Transportation issued...
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Applications Of Brazing In Aerospace Likely To Increase

Applications Of Brazing In Aerospace Likely To Increase

Brazing technology plays a crucial role in manufacturing tough aerospace components resistant to corrosion and high temperatures, and in development of new engines for hypersonic flight. According to Nick Ludford, principal project leader at The Welding Instit...
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The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Approves 620DV for Use in Airports

The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Approves 620DV for Use in Airports

Rapiscan Systems receives additional approval of enhanced explosive detection capability for cabin baggage screening solution. The 620DV is a high throughput carry-on baggage screening solution, currently used as a part of airport security infrastructures arou...
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Plane-Power Announces the Re-Introduction of Factory New Six-Phase Aircraft Alternators

Plane-Power Announces the Re-Introduction of Factory New Six-Phase Aircraft Alternators

Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), makers of the Plane-Power brand of alternators, announced today that the company has re-introduced factory new versions of its models C28-150, C14-100 and ALT-FLX series of FAA-PMA certified, six-p...
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Swiss Sees PMA Potential, Avoids Supply Issues

Swiss Sees PMA Potential, Avoids Supply Issues

With a fleet standing just short of 90 aircraft, Swiss International Air Lines is one of many carriers across the world increasingly looking to leverage parts manufacturer approval (PMA) components for its aircraft maintenance operation. Jörg Sulser, head of ...
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Airbus negotiates with suppliers to cut A220 costs

Airbus negotiates with suppliers to cut A220 costs

Airbus now has “a very good understanding of the cost base” of the A220 program, but negotiations with suppliers, key to bringing down costs, are still ongoing, Airbus-Bombardier partnership CEO Philippe Balducchi said. Airbus aims to cut unit costs by a...
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Solar Trees and Canopy Take Root at Palm Beach International Airport

Solar Trees and Canopy Take Root at Palm Beach International Airport

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) have partnered to add new innovative solar arrays that will promote sustainability to millions of travelers, while harnessing the power of the sun. The FPL SolarNow program make...
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Bizjet Shipments To Climb 10% in 2019

Bizjet Shipments To Climb 10% in 2019

Business jet deliveries this could see more than a 10 percent jump over 2018, primarily driven by several new models simultaneously coming to market, according to industry analyst Brian Foley of Brian Foley Associates. That would amount to some 705...
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Financial analysts predict strong 2019 despite concerns

Financial analysts predict strong 2019 despite concerns

A decline in fuel prices should enable US airlines to expand profit margins in 2019 despite slowing economic expansion, declining unit revenue growth and potential for a hike in labour rates, financial analysts say. Those conditions have led analysts to...
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Gemalto awarded Uganda’s New E-Immigration Solution with Fast-Track Border Crossing eKiosks at Entebbe Airport

Gemalto awarded Uganda’s New E-Immigration Solution with Fast-Track Border Crossing eKiosks at Entebbe Airport

Gemalto has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System (BMS) including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe, creating a faster and more convenient border-crossing experience for travellers and strengthening homeland security. Th...
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