Bombardier Delivers the First CS300 Aircraft to C Series launch Operator SWISS

May 26, 2017
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Northrop Grumman to Participate in Bernstein’s 33rd Annual Strategic Decisions Conference

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – May 25, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will participate in Bernstein’s 33rd Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on Thursday, June 1. Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer, and president, and Ken Bedingfield, corporate vice president and chief financial officer, will present beginning at 9:00 a.m....


Northrop Grumman Navigation System Enables Latest Cassini Milestone

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – May 25, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) navigation system has provided critical capabilities for the attitude control of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft throughout its unprecedented journey to Saturn, including the first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet and its icy rings.

Assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.

The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone have been completed. The aircraft is in the next assembly station for structural completion...


Vistara receives its first A320neo | Airbus Press release

Three class layout for full service operations

Airbus has delivered the first A320neo to Vistara, a Delhi based full service airline and joint venture between Tata Sons Ltd. and Singapore Airlines (SIA). The delivery is the first of seven aircraft to be leased from BOC Aviation. The...


Singapore Airlines launches trans-Pacific biofuel flights with the A350 XWB | Airbus Press release

Singapore Airlines has begun a series of biofuel flights using A350-900 aircraft on non-stop trans-Pacific flights between Singapore and San Francisco.

The project is being undertaken by Singapore Airlines in conjunction with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and air navigation service providers, using enhanced flight...


Northrop Grumman Demonstrates HAMMR Multi-Mission Radar Capability During the US Army’s C-RAM Test

BALTIMORE – May 23, 2017 – The U.S. Army selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) to demonstrate its multi-mission capability at the 2017 counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) test at Yuma Proving Ground earlier this year.

Fuel test engineers from Airbus’ site at Filton, Bristol, were on hand to support testing of the fuel systems that were designed in the UK. The objective of the test is to simulate operational conditions in hot countries and check how global fuel management system and engines behave...

Sabena technics joins ACJ Service Centre Network | Airbus Press release

Broadens support services choice for ACJ operators

Sabena technics’ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Bordeaux are joining the ACJ Service Centre network, adding to the choice of Airbus-approved facilities around the world for ACJ customers and operators.

The expanded network comprises companies that are owned...


A new process brings composite repairs closer to aircraft operations | Airbus Press release

An innovative process for composite repairs on jetliners such as Airbus’ A350 XWB has been developed by an Airbus working group from company locations in Spain, Germany, the UK and France – with the procedure validated on an A350-900 flight test aircraft. 

While the repair process’...


Airbus begins production of first U.S.-built A320 in Mobile | Airbus Press release

All aircraft delivered from Mobile thus far have been A321 aircraft

The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has received the major component assemblies for the first A320 that will be produced in the U.S. The 27 aircraft delivered from the facility thus far have been...


Airbus BizLab boosts global start-ups to bring their projects to life | Airbus Press release

Nearly 1,000 start-ups have interacted with the BizLab over the last two years.

Thirty start-ups –  from the three global BizLab accelerators in Toulouse, Hamburg and Bangalore – have pitched their projects at the “Airbus BizLab Summit” in Toulouse in front of an international audience of investors,...


Shedding light on aircraft illumination | Airbus Press release

From take-off to landing, a jetliner’s external lights are vital to seeing and being seen. 

The Exterior Lights team in Getafe, Spain sets requirements for industry suppliers to design and manufacture such lighting – ensuring correct operation in all conditions, including very cold temperatures at high altitudes and...


Delta orders 30 additional A321s | Airbus Press release

Fourth Delta A321ceo order in as many years.

Atlanta, 11th May 2017 – Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)-based Delta Air Lines has placed an incremental order for 30 firm A321ceo aircraft. This order follows three previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320...


A350-1000 Early Long Flight proves its exclusive cabin comfort and maturity | Airbus Press release

Airbus test aircraft performed Early Long Flight in typical airline operating conditions.

The A350-1000completed successfully its first and unique “Early Long Flight” with 310 passengers on board, including 10 Airbus Flight Test crew members and 13 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew. Test aircraft MSN065 took off from and...


Airbus puts the A350-1000’s in-flight comfort and operability to the test | Airbus Press release

Airbus has taken another step in shaping the future of air travel with its Early Long Flight for the A350-1000, which put this A350 XWB stretched-fuselage variant through its paces during 12 hours aloft. 

The Early Long Flight, performed yesterday from Airbus’ Toulouse, France headquarters location, was operated as...


Airbus Corporate Jets and Pagani announce Infinito cabin | Airbus Press release

Airbus Corporate Jets and the Italian hypercar Atelier Pagani Automobili are announcing a new cabin design for the ACJ319neo, called Infinito, at the EBACE (1) show.

A key feature of the Infinito cabin is its sky ceiling, which can bring a live view of the sky above the aircraft into the...


Textron Inc - Cessna Denali poised to redefine segment as first test articles come to life

WICHITA, Kan. (May 18, 2017) –Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced the status of development on its new high-performance Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop, as the program begins fabrication of the first test articles. The clean-sheet Denali will incorporate the latest technology...


Northrop Grumman Opens Australian Support Facility in Adelaide

ADELAIDE, Australia — May 18, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has opened a new repair facility at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Edinburgh base in South Australia to provide more efficient in-country support services for the repair and maintenance of laser-based Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems. LAIRCM...


Bombardier Statement on ITC Staff Conference and Department of Commerce Investigation

May 18, 2017
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Bombardier Technical Experts Recognized by Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI)

May 17, 2017
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Taking flight with the Airbus “Iron Bird” | Airbus Press release

Long before an Airbus jetliner takes to the skies, the flawless operation of its electrics, hydraulics and flight controls is meticulously confirmed with the help of a giant test rig nicknamed the “Iron Bird.” 

The Iron Bird is a framework in which major working components are...


Northrop Grumman Increases Quarterly Dividend 11 Percent to $1.00 per Share

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – May 16, 2017 – The board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) declared a quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share on Northrop Grumman common stock, an 11 percent increase from the prior quarterly dividend of $0.90 per share. This is the 14th consecutive...


Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Presents Airline and Supplier Awards for Outstanding Performance in 2016

May 16, 2017
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a new way for airliners to taxi | Airbus Press release

As jet fuel is among an airline’s largest operating expense, anything that reduces its consumption is a welcome contribution to the bottom line. This is the promise of TaxiBot, a pilot-controlled dispatch-towing tractor. 

Rather than using jet engines to propel an aircraft during taxi from the...