All Analysis – Page 25

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    Business jet shipments strongest for a decade


    Business jet output for the first nine months of 2019 reached its highest level for a decade, due to the introduction and production ramp-up of a slew of new and long-awaited aircraft models, and renewed confidence in the market from its customer base.

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    Dubai air show Order Tracker


    It means the show ends with 298 order commitment announcements - less than half the level of deals announced two years ago, even if the Emirates tentative deal for 40 787-10s is stripped out of the 2017 figures. The majority, 231 aircraft, are firm orders - though many represent the ...

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    GE wraps up GE9X trials as 777X flight tests near


    GE Aviation wants the industry to know it has fixed a GE9X problem that delayed first flight of the Boeing 777X.

  • Analysis

    Collins chief says integration ahead of plan


    Almost exactly a year ago, Rockwell Collins completed its long-running merger with the UTAS division of United Technologies to create one of the most diversified businesses in aerospace. Collins Aerospace – itself an amalgam of a series of acquisitions over the past decade, including B/E, Arinc and Goodrich – emerged ...

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    Abu Dhabi's Sanad Aerotech looks to engines for growth


    Abu Dhabi’s signage suppliers have been kept busy at the aircraft engineering complex next to the city’s international airport during the operation’s transitions through many identities. Originally Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company or GAMCO – the third-party MRO division of Gulf Air – it was renamed Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) ...

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    UAE's bold vision for space


    No-one could accuse the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of lacking a long-term vision for space. The country has a project to put settlers on Mars by 2117. Its recent achievements and immediate objectives are impressive too. The Gulf nation has just sent an astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS), ...

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    DAE shifts focus from big order to possible acquisition


    Do not expect Dubai Aerospace Enterprise to be among the big spenders at the air show that kicks off in its home city on 17 November. Not long ago, a mega, 400-narrowbody order seemed on the cards from the government-owned entity – which vaulted into the top echelon of lessors ...

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    Strata comes of age


    In the 10 years since it was established in a desert plot next to Al Ain airport, Strata Manufacturing has achieved a great deal. As well as being the Gulf’s only tier one aerospace manufacturer, with clients including Airbus, Boeing and Pilatus, the composite aerostructures specialist has spearheaded what some ...

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    UAE unveils defence conglomerate Edge


    Long one of the world’s biggest oil and gas producers, the United Arab Emirates has diversified over the past 20 years to become a world leader in the aviation market, a leading tourist destination, and a major trading and financial centre. The one area in which it has arguably lagged ...

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    General Atomics ready to add SparrowHawk attritable drone


    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is developing a new attritable jet-powered unmanned air vehicle (UAV). Called SparrowHawk, it is intended to be air-launched from and air-recoverable by the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) MQ-9 Reaper.

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    How will Dubai air show orders play out in 2019?


    Predicting the likely commercial air transport order activity every two years at the Dubai air show is nigh-on impossible at the best of times, let alone with the extra layers of uncertainty currently underpinning the airline industry.

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    US regulators turn gaze on aircraft acquired overseas


    Whistleblowers at the US Federal Aviation Administration and the US Department of Transportation contend that some aircraft operated by Southwest Airlines that had previously been operated by airlines outside the US remained in service despite having maintenance records that were “alarmingly insufficient,” according to the US Senate Committee on Commerce, ...

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    MROs see fringe benefits from Max grounding


    As the Boeing 737 Max crisis continues to unfurl – and as its grounding wears on – much has been said about how it impacts airlines.

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    Contrasting fortunes of UAE's two low-cost carriers


    It has been a year of contrasting fortunes for the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) two low-cost carriers. All-Airbus operator Air Arabia has continued to thrive, notching up robust first-half profits and adding its first three A321LRs to its fleet of 52 A320s.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Russian Helicopters looks for growth path around US sanctions


    The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, located in southern Siberia, has over its 80 year history produced hundreds of aircraft, from Lavochkin fighters to early Kamov helicopters – as well as more mundane items such as spoons, caskets and washing machines.

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    Airlines body IATA seeks spares-market transparency


    IATA is in the process of preparing a web-based tool to help airlines and aftermarket players evaluate used spare parts in an effort to make pricing for such material more transparent.

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    ​ANALYSIS: How Honda’s aero-engine team aided Formula 1 success


    Honda’s achievements in Formula 1 motor-racing are legendary – and the company’s not been too shabby in the aerospace sector, either. Given that there are so many technical disciplines shared between the two, it should be no surprise that the company’s divisions have collaborated to drive themselves forwards.

  • Analysis

    Why Boeing faces 'worst crisis' in its history


    Boeing remains the world’s largest aerospace company by revenue, but its lead over number two Airbus shrank further on 23 October with a third quarter financial report riddled with challenges, among them tumbling revenue, the 737 Max crisis, 777X delays, a 787 production rate cut and unresolved KC-46A quality issues.

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    ANALYSIS: ATLAS Citation separates winglet from 'blinglet'


    In theory, the most efficient wing is infinitely long, which is obviously not possible. The practical application of this truism is that the higher a wing’s aspect ratio (span squared/area), the more efficient it is. One only need look at a sailplane’s long, narrow wings to see this in practice.

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    Can South Korea’s MRO sector grow again?


    South Korea is home to some of the world’s busiest routes and airports, as well as some of Asia’s major carriers.