October 14, 2013

COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT UPDATE

Efficiency Is King

BUSINESS AVIATION

Phoenix Flagship

BUSINESS AVIATION

Power Transfer

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COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT UPDATE

Efficiency Is King

In what is an unusual set of circumstances, the commercial aircraft industry is flight testing three large passenger aircraft at the same time. The Airbus A350 has been flying since mid-June and according to all official accounts, all is going well in the program as the aircraft has exceeded the 250-hr. mark.

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Phoenix Flagship

King Air 350i exemplifies a smaller Beechcraft, back from bankruptcy with more modest ambitions

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Power Transfer

Core technology from the latest commercial aircraft engines is set to power the next generation of business jets

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Local Supply

China is buying into business-aircraft production, but buyers are favoring imports

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AIR TRANSPORT

Bucking the Trend

Indicators for the European regional airlines remain negative, but growth is a hot topic for many

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Wide Opening

JAL order for Airbus A350s breaks Boeing’s hold on Japan and raises stakes for the 777X

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DEFENSE

Ship-Killers

Raytheon angling to reignite U.S. Navy interest in Tactical Tomahawk upgrade

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ARMY AVIATION

Doubling Down

Fate of tiltrotor technology lies largely with Army’s FVL plans

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Life After DayJet

Eclipse is back in production five years after air-taxi venture and very light jet market collapsed

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Proving The Impossible

Despite skeptics, VistaJet’s Thomas Flohr insists the company is for real

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