Aircraft News.Business jet makers say user fees would hurt market. A user fee system for air traffic control services would hurt the growing market for business jets, said Jack Pelton, chief executive of Textron's Cessna unit. The Air Transport Association supports user fees. An operator's use of air traffic control resources should determine the fee paid, ATA (1) (AT Attachment) The specification for IDE drives. See IDE.
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Jetliners sit in storage in Arizona desert. More than 300 jetliners are parked in the Sonoran Desert Sonoran Desert
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New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times columnist Joe Sharkey writes. Some of the planes will be refurbished, some may be reclaimed by the airlines that own them, and others will be used for spare parts Spare parts, also referred to as Service Parts is a term used to indicate extra parts available and in proximity to the mechanical item, such as a automobile, boat, engine, for which they might be used.
Spare parts are also called “spares. . Feb 21, 2006
International Air Transport Association, which sets the rules for air transport, including those concerning air transport of animals. DG cautions on aircraft orders as Asian Aerospace Asian Aerospace (AA) is an international trade fair for the aerospace business. It had been based at the Changi Exhibition Centre near the Singapore Changi Airport, it is the biggest airshow event in Asia, and was touted by its organisers as the "world’s second most gets underway. On the eve On the Eve (Накануне in Russian) is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons. of Asian Aerospace 2006 here, IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani Giovanni Bisignani is the Director General of the International Air Transport Association, appointed in 2002.
Bisignani is the former chairman of Italy's flagship airline Alitalia. sounded a cautionary note regarding the blizzard of new aircraft orders over the past year. "Air shows are all about ordering aircraft," Bisignani told delegates at the IATA/Asian Aerospace Aviation Summit in Singapore Monday. "But the industry cannot afford the negative impact of overcapacity," he said, adding, "We must learn from our past mistakes." Noting that that more than 2,000 aircraft were ordered in 2005 in spite of industry losses estimated by IATA at $6 billion, Bisignani asked: "Why so many orders in an industry that is losing billions?" and observed that "Excess capacity and reduced profits followed the previous peak delivery years in 1991 and 1999." Currently the backlog is more than 4,000 aircraft, or 29% Feb 21, 2006
The 13th edition of Asian Aerospace at the Changi Trade and Exhibition Center, which begins today, will be the biggest, with 900 exhibitors from 43 countries and 21 national pavilions, up from 759 exhibitors from 37 countries in 2004. But a falling-out between Reed Exhibitions and the Singapore government means that Reed, which owns the rights to the name Asian Aerospace, is taking its show to Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. in September 2007 while Singapore intends to maintain the tradition of a biennial event with the launch of the Singapore Air Show in February 2008. Feb 21, 2006
Airbus is looking to stretch the soon-to-be-launched A380 to offer 1,000 seats to airlines. Airbus' marketing chief John Leahy John Leahy (born August 1950) was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Airbus in July 2005. Leahy continues as Airbus' Chief Commercial Officer, a role he has held since August 1994. He is a member of the Airbus main board of management. made the admission at the Asian Aerospace air show as he predicted orders for aircraft will be down this year when compared to the record 2005 for his company and Boeing. He predicts 800 orders coming in during 2006. http://www.airbus.com Feb 26, 2006
Airbus received an order for 30 jetliners from Indonesia's Adam Air Adam Air, (incorporated as PT. Adam SkyConnection Airlines), is a privately owned airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It operates scheduled domestic services to over 20 cities and international services to Penang and Singapore. . The order is worth $2.1 billion, based on list prices. Feb 24, 2006
Airbus lands orders worth up to $3.5B. Airbus announced orders for commercial jetliners worth up to $3.5 billion from India and Indonesia on Thursday at the Asian Aerospace show. Airbus also said it has formed a $1 billion agreement with South Korea for plane parts. Airbus has landed aircraft orders worth up to $6 billion since Monday; Boeing has finalized one order worth up to $1.4 billion. Feb 23, 2006
Airbus sees smaller market for jetliners this year. Airbus expects the market to demand 800 jetliners in 2006, down from a record of 2,057 in 2005. Airbus marketing chief John Leahy said he expects strong demand for planes in Asia. Airbus and Boeing are promoting their planes this week at the Asian Aerospace show. Boeing has said few airlines will want the Airbus superjumbo jet, but Airbus dismissed the prediction. Feb 22, 2006
Airbus in talks with Russia for new aircraft: Airbus is considering forming a partnership with Russia to build a new passenger aircraft. The venture could create $1 billion of revenue a year for Russian companies This is a list of companies from Russia. See List of banks in Russia for banks.
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Alfa Group Investment - - , Airbus officials said. Experts say aircraft manufacturers are trying to form agreements with Russia, China and other countries. Feb 22, 2006
Airbus says A380 wing will pass stress test: Airbus is confident its A380 superjumbo jet will pass stress tests necessary for certification. A380 wing stress test results not a problem, Airbus says. Development testing of the four A380s now flying has produced "perfect" results, said Charles Champion, Airbus COO and head of the A380 program, at a press conference here. However, stress testing Determining the durability of a system by pushing it to its limits. Stress testing a network is performed by transmitting excessive numbers of packets or attempting to break in illegally. of the wing, after progressing well through 6,723 cycles, hit a snag when in the final ultimate-failure test the wing cracked at just over 145% of limit load, slightly short of the 150% required for certification. Feb 21, 2006
This year's Asian Aerospace features the A380 making its third major international air show appearance including its world premiere at the Paris Air Show The Paris Air Show (Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, Paris-Le Bourget) is an international trade fair for the aerospace business. It is held at Le Bourget airport near Paris, France every odd year, alternating both with the Farnborough International last June and Middle East debut at Dubai in November. The aircraft, which arrived here Saturday, recently completed cold soak tests in northern Canada and hot/high field tests in Medellin. It is painted in the livery of Singapore Airlines, which will take first delivery in the fourth quarter. Feb 21, 2006
Airbus confirmed that an A380 suffered wing damage during a stress test last week, according to press reports. The rupture between two engines occurred when the aircraft was going from 1.45 to 1.5 times its limit load. The company said it still expects to deliver the first A380 on schedule at the end of 2006. Feb 20, 2006
Jetmakers warn that orders will slow. European jetmaker Airbus and its rival Boeing have warned that orders for jetliners in 2006 will drop by more than half from 2005's record results. "We can't expect to have another record year like last year in terms of orders," Airbus Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. John Leahy said. "The long-term trend line is about 860 to 870 planes per year. ... You're probably looking somewhere in that range." Feb 24, 2006
Engine technology drives A320/737 replacement timetable. Airbus and Boeing are unlikely to kill either the 737NG or the A320 as long as the airplanes are selling as briskly as they are, but that isn't stopping engine manufacturers from mounting aggressive technology development programs. At the 2005 Paris Air Show, CFM International announced its LEAP56 program that excluded few technology possibilities. In Singapore, Pratt & Whitney is pushing ahead aggressively on geared turbofans, the same direction in which it has been heading for two decades. Feb 23, 2006
GoAir orders 10 A320s. At an air show largely lacking in new aircraft orders, GoAir, the Mumbai-based "People's Airline," said yesterday in Singapore that it placed a firm order for 10 A320 family aircraft with options for 10 more. Feb 23, 2006
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Indian Airlines finalizes purchase of 43 A320 family aircraft. A little more than a month after announcing a record annual profit of nearly $15 million. Indian Airlines put pen to paper on a deal for 43 A320 family aircraft that was approved by the Indian government last September. The agreement is worth $2.5 billion, based on list prices. Feb 20, 2006
Alaska Airlines may retire 26 older jets. Alaska Airlines' board will consider retiring 26 older MD-80 jetliners to lower costs. The airline is taking delivery of new planes. Retiring the MD-80s will cut fuel, crew and maintenance expenses. Feb 20, 2006
Boeing taps contractor to deliver 787 parts. A nonunion nonunion /non·union/ (non-un´yun) failure of the ends of a fractured bone to unite.
The failure of a fractured bone to heal normally. contractor will manage the delivery of parts to the 787 assembly line, Boeing said. Members of the Machinists union have traditionally delivered the parts. Feb 24, 2006
Carriers add more seats to Boeing 787. Airlines are adding more seats to the 787 Dreamliner than Boeing expected. Typical seating in the jetliner could rise from 259 to 280, executives said. The plane is expected to enter service in 2008. It is competing for orders against the Airbus A350. Feb 22, 2006
Boeing said Etihad will implement its Airplane Health Management maintenance condition monitoring system on five new 777-300ERs being delivered in the first half of this year. Feb 22, 2006
Boeing mulling possible 787-10 range, payload options. Boeing is close to refining tradeoff studies on the proposed dash 10 version of the 787 to finalize range and payload options. Speaking at Asian Aerospace yesterday, Marty Bentrott, VP-787 sales, marketing and in-service support, said that the company is considering a variety of options to meet customer demands: Emirates is driving the demand for the version, which would be a 6-m. stretch from the 787-9 with a range of 14,300 km., 500 km. less than the dash 8. It is understood, however, that Emirates wants greater range and Rolls-Royce, which electrically started the first Trent 1000 late last week, is said to have agreed to certify the engine to above 80,000 lb. thrust to meet that demand. Feb 21, 2006
Excel Airways, part of Avion Group's Charter & Leisure Division, agreed to lease two 737-900ERs and two 737-800s from GE Commercial Aviation Services GECAS (GE Commercial Aviation Services, formerly GE Capital Aviation Services, though the acronym is the more common usage) is a unit of GE Commercial Finance, itself part of the large conglomerate General Electric. The president of GECAS is Henry Hubschman. , plus two 737-800s from ILFC ILFC International Lease Finance Corporation
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The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Scottish Gaelic: Banca Rìoghail na h-Alba . The dash 900ERs will be delivered in May 2008 and replace 757-200s. Excel already operates 10 dash 800s. The two dash 800s from GECAS GECAS General Electric Commercial Aviation Services will be delivered in the second quarter of 2007 and the aircraft from ILFC and RBS RBS Royal Bank of Scotland
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RBS Ribosome Binding Site (genetics) during the first half of 2007. All are leased for eight years. Excel said the aircraft will be operated on routes from its UK bases to southern Europe and the Middle East. Feb 24, 2006
Gulf Air announced that approximately $900 million in funding for the "first phase of its fleet upgrade" is scheduled to be in place by May. The carrier's shareholders, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman, agreed to a recapitalization at a board meeting in Oman earlier this month. "The renewed confidence the financial markets have in Gulf Air's commercial performance over the past few years has resulted in us moving forward at a good pace," President and CEO James Hogan said, adding that a formal announcement will occur in the next three months in conjunction with an MOU (Minutes Of Usage) A metric used to compute billing and/or statistics for telephone calls or other network use. with "one of the airframe manufacturers." The airline intends to replace its nine 767s. Feb 20, 2006
Oman Air is looking to order Boeing 787s or Airbus A350/A330s as it prepares to modernize its fleet in the face of stiff competition in the region. The carrier, which is part-owned by Oman and Bahrain governments, is moving more flights to Muscat Muscat, Maskat, or Masqat (all: mŭs`kăt, mŭs`kət), city (1993 pop. 533,774), capital of Oman, SE Arabia, on the Gulf of Oman. It is flanked by rugged mountains. and is striving to compete more efficiently with Emirates and Gulf Air. http://www.oman-air.com Feb 26, 2006
Singapore Airlines Industry and financial market sources suggest that an announcement by Singapore Airlines probably will be made toward the end of March. SIA's order also is expected to include the 777-200LR to replace its five A340-500s, along with some 777-200Fs. Airbus is displaying its A380 in full SIA Sia (sī`ə) or Siaha (sī`əhə), in the Bible, family returned from the Exile.
SIA - Serial Interface Adaptor colors at the show, but Boeing has mounted a major campaign with its 747-8 to woo the airline for both passenger and freighter roles, claiming that the 747-8 passenger model has only 40 fewer seats than the A380 in some airline configurations. SIA played a major role in defining the A380, however, and takes first delivery in the fourth quarter. Feb 21, 2006
USA Jet acquired a DC-9-30 configured with 74 first-class seats. Feb 20, 2006