Archive | March, 2016

Pictured here briefing reporters on the A400M flight test programme in 2011, Ed Strongman sadly passed away over the Easter weeken. Picture Credit: Nigel Pittaway

Vale Ed Strongman

Airbus DS announces passing of former Chief Test Pilot Ed Strongman 29 March 2016 Airbus Defence and Space said today that it deeply regrets to announce that former Chief Test Pilot Ed Strongman passed away over the Easter weekend, as a result of an illness diagnosed shortly after his retirement in late 2014. Edward “Ed” […]

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After Jan. 30, 2020, aircraft without FANS
1/A+ will not be allowed to operate in Minimum Navigation Performance Specification airspace,
which includes most North Atlantic routes


Gulfstream offers GIV-SP operators fully integrated FANS 1/A+ solution 29 March 2016 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation recently earned approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to install the mandated avionics upgrade known as Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ on GIV-SP aircraft. FANS 1/A+ uses automation and satellite-based technology to improve aviation communication, surveillance and […]

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The first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways made its maiden flight on 25 March

First Cathay A350 Flies

Cathay Pacific’s first A350 maiden flight in Toulouse 25 March 2016 The first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways has completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production including cabin completion, further ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery in the second quarter of […]

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Ar New Zealand will operate between Auckland and Houston daily between December 2016 and March 2017 using 777-200 equipment. Pictured is an Air New Zealand 777-300

Air New Zealand Daily To Houston

Air New Zealand goes daily on Houston service 24 March 2016 Air New Zealand is moving to daily services on its new Auckland-Houston route for the peak season from December to February. The airline launched the route in December 2015 and has been operating five weekly return services using Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Air New Zealand […]

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The five-part documentary series, ‘The Age of Aerospace’, will air on Discovery Science (Foxtel Channel 638) premiering Sunday 27 March at 9.30pm AEDT

Boeing’s ‘The Age Of Aerospace’ Documentary

Boeing celebrates centennial with Australian TV premiere 24 March 2016 Boeing will mark its centennial celebrations in Australia with the premiere of a five-part documentary series, ‘The Age of Aerospace’, on Discovery Science (Foxtel Channel 638) premiering Sunday 27 March at 9.30pm AEDT. The Boeing-sponsored series explores major advancements in civilian, military and space technology […]

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The A330neo will be the first aircraft to have the 'Airspace by Airbus' cabin

Airbus Unveils New Cabin Brand

Airbus launches new cabin brand ‘Airspace by Airbus’ 23 March 2016 Airbus has launched its new cabin brand ‘Airspace by Airbus’. The company said that the heart of this new philosophy is the connection of wellbeing of passengers with the operational performance for its airline customers . Representing the best of Airbus’ cabin innovation and […]

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Successful research projects can be adapted by Boeing’s global commercial aircraft manufacturing facilities including Boeing Aerostructures Australia (BAA) in Fishermans Bend; BAA designs and manufactures structural composite components for Boeing’s 737, 747, 777 and 787 commercial airplanes.

Boeing & CSIRO Joint Research Projects for 2016

Boeing, CSIRO launch joint research projects for 2016 23 March 2016 In their 27th year of partnership, Boeing and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have begun work on an ambitious slate of joint research projects in 2016. Scientists and engineers in Melbourne, Brisbane and from Boeing sites across the US will conduct […]

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Pegasus Airlines and its subsidiaries, Air Manas and Izair, operate a fleet of 58 737-800s

Pegasus Orders Five More 737-800 Airliners

Pegasus Airlines announces order for five 737-800s 22 March 2016 Boeing and Turkey’s low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines, have finalised an order for five 737-800 aircraft, valued at approximately US$505 million, based on expected list prices at delivery. Pegasus Airlines and its subsidiaries, Air Manas and Izair, operate a fleet of 58 737-800s and a total […]

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The first US-assembled Airbus, an A321 destined foe JetBlue made its first flight on 21 March

First US-built A321 Flies

First Airbus A321 produced in the US takes flight 21 March 2016 The first Airbus aircraft produced in the US Manufacturing Facility has flown for the first time. The A321, destined for JetBlue took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama, at 9:36 am, performed its test sequences, and landed safely at […]

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Air New Zealand will operate a 787-9 on its seasonal Peth-Christchurch service between December and April

Air New Zealand Flies 787 Christchurch-Perth Service

Air New Zealand 787-9 Dreamliner to fly Christchurch – Perth 22 March 2016 Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will soon operate its first ever scheduled service to and from New Zealand’s South Island, the airline announced today. The airline said the Dreamliner will operate the airline’s seasonal Christchurch – Perth service from 9 December […]

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