Airbus Helicopter Cuts Jobs, Fights Super Puma Bans
Airbus Helicopters said it will cut about 582 jobs at its facilities in France as the company continues to face lower demand along with the aftermath of a fatal crash of one of its H225 rotorcraft in Norway. The cuts, to be achieved through voluntary resignations, will amount to a small percentage of the aerospace giant's helicopter division in France, which employs more than 9700 people there, Bloomberg reported.
Boeing Awarded Patent For VTOL Passenger Plane
Boeing is apparently working on a large passenger aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing features. The company received a patent for a tilt-rotor design that has room for at least 100 passengers, according to a Business Insider report Thursday.
New This Week
AVweb's search of news in aviation found announcements from AOPA, Garmin, Simhawk and Jeppesen.The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association announced the recipients of the AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards at Redbird Migration Flight Training Conference in San Marcos, Texas.
Pence Plane Hits LaGuardia Overrun
It would appear that almost everything worked as intended at LaGuardia on Thursday night when Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's Boeing 737 had a hairy landing in bad weather.
Deadline Nears For WAI Scholarships
Women in Aviation International has disbursed more than $10 million in scholarships to help more than 1,300 women advance in aviation careers, and this year they have $662,625 to give away to contenders who apply by Nov. 14. To qualify, applicants must be a WAI member by Nov. 1, so there's still time, but the clock is ticking.
Embraer Legacy 600, Dornier 328 Gain New Avionics Display Upgrade Path
[Avionics Magazine 10-28-2016] Honeywell's Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) are now certified as single display replacements for older generation Cathode Ray Tube displays. The current certifications allow Dornier 328 and Embraer Legacy 600 business jet operators to upgrade their traditional...
Dassault Aviation Wins Approval for Inmarsat Jet ConneX Broadband
[Avionics Magazine 10-28-2016] Global data plans for Inmarsat's new business aviation in-flight broadband service, Jet ConneX, is now available on all Dassault Aviation...
These Avionics OEMs Are Expected to Dominate Biz Av Sales Through 2025
[Avionics Magazine 10-28-2016] Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and Garmin are projected to dominate forward-fit sales for business jet cockpit avionics over the next 10 years, according to a new business aviation market forecast released by aircraft brokerage firm Jetcraft. The 10-year forecast positions...
Gulfstream Ends G450 Production to Make Way for G500
Gulfstream G450. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Magazine 10-25-2016] Gulfstream Aerospace announced it will end production of the Gulfstream G450 as it prepares to launch the all-new G500. Gulfstream is scheduled to deliver the final G450 to a customer in early...
Duncan Aviation to Develop STCs for Gogo Biz Av 4G
Falcon business jets in Duncan Aviation hangar. Photo: Duncan Aviation [Avionics Magazine 10-19-2016] Gogo has chosen Duncan Aviation to develop the...