UPS Gets New Boeings

Boeing delivered their 50th 767-300 to UPS (United Postal Service), the shipping and mailing company who makes the most use of Boeing jets. Using these airplane, UPS is able to make deliveries in 200 countries around the world. The Boeing 767-300′s will be modified from the passenger configuration to one in which will be able to carry as much as 58 tons of cargo. To date, the 767-300 has been able to keep on schedule on 98% of flights. Other than these 767-300, UPS also has in their fleet 9 other 767′s, 75 Boeing 757-200′s, and 9 other 747-400′s.

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UPS's Boeing 767-300

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Posted by admin - July 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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Xian Aircraft Company Delivers to MRK

Xian Aircraft Company fulfilled their order from MRK Airlines of Ukrane. The order was for three of Xian Aircraft’s passenger turbo-prop, the MA-60. This marks the first order for the Chinese company from a European client. MRK Airline will put the airplane to use in their air chartering division along with two Saab-340 which are already in their possession. Xian Aircraft also have orders from Polar Airlines and will be making deliveries to the airline soon.

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Posted by admin - July 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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Malaysia Airlines A380

Malaysian Airlines have just received their first shipment of Airbus A380′s which is the first airplane to ship from Airbus in a batch of 6 that was ordered. This first Malaysia Airlines A380 will be put to use in their cash-cow flight from Kuala Lumpur to London and will commence in July of this year.

This first Malaysia Airlines A380 was delivered from Airbus at the KL International Airport, and there have been reports that the airbus will be flown back to France in June to finish up its paint job.

This very first Malaysia Airlines A380 has its seating configured in three classes, the economy class will accommodate 350 passenger, the second floor business class will take on 50, and first class will take on the remaining 8 seats – bringing the total passenger capacity to 494. The engine will be Rolls-Royce Trent 900.

The second Malaysia Airlines A380 will be delivered and operational in August flying the same route.

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Malaysia Airlines A380

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Posted by admin - July 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

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Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90GTx Ordered By Aviation Colleges

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation received orders for three of their King Air C90GTx from two Chinese Aviation colleges. The two buyers are Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) who purchased two and Tianxiang Aviation College who put in one order. The three aircraft will be be used to train multi-engine airplane pilot, which is growing in demand. The delivery of the King Airs will be within this year.

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Hawker Beechcraft King Air C00GTx

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Posted by admin - July 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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Bombadier Business Aircraft Makes Headways Into Asia-Pacific

Bombadier Business Aircraft made an announcement in October of 2011 that they have strengthened their sales team in order to cater to the growing demand and market of Asia Pacific. The new team will be solely focusing on the region and will be overseen by a vice-president and a two regional vice-presidents. The vice-president will be the newly promoted Christopher Degoumois and the Michael Han will join in as the second regional vp.

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Posted by admin - July 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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Cessna Corvalis TTX Launched

Cessna Corvalis TTX was launched in March 2011 which will carry on the Covalis line’s legacy as being the world’s faster fixed gear, single engine piston aircraft with a maximum cruise speed of 435 km/h. The Cessna Corvalis TTX also boasts a range of up to 2,315 km. The powerhouse of the airplane is the Continental TSIO-550-C six-cylinders, fuel-injection, twin-turbo engine with two inter-coolers. The aircraft will include a five year labor and parts warranty.

The Cessna Corvalis TTX will incorporate the Intrizic flight decked powered by Garmin G2000. Being the first touch screen cockpit developed by Cessna, the Intrizic is the latest technological achievement in terms of human-factor engineering and ergonomics. The glass cockpit of the Cessna Corvalis TTX will be a new stepping stone in making flying simpler and much more enjoyable.

On the interior, the Cessna Corvalis TTX will have four new paint scheme available to prospective buyers. They are: Stealth, Tranquility, Classic, and Twilight. All scheme will include Citation-Grade leather. As per popular customer’s request, the Corvalis will also be able to fly with its two back passenger seat removed so as to increase storage capacity. On the exterior, two new color schemes are made available and will incorporate DuPont Clearcoat application. No decals will be used.

The Cessna Corvalis TTX will begin its delivery in 2012.

 

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Posted by admin - June 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

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Aerion Supersonic Business Jet Seek New Airframer

Aerion, the Supersonic Business Jet maker is now on a lookout for a manufacturer to build its 8-12 passenger twinjet supersonic business that would be capable of Mach 1.6. At the same time, the company based in Reno also plans make revenue while also contributing to better flight efficiency of conventional sub-sonic flights.

Aerion will be employing Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) optimised design in their aircraft. As a result, their jets will look drastically different from prevalent jets seen today. Whereas today’s airplanes with predominant wing sweep design limits the amount of NLF, Aerion’s plane design will incorporate wings with much less of a sweep and much thinner.

The earliest adopter of NLF design is probably Cessna with their CJ series. Piaggio also incorporate the design in their Avanti turboprops. Honda and Dassault are also working hard to incorporate NLF into their fleet.

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Aerion Supersonic Business Jet Concept

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Posted by admin - June 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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Comlux Aviation Retrofits Airbus Private Jets

Comlux Aviation which is based in Indiana has been appointed the new cabin retro-fitter of of Airbus’s Private Jets. This will in effect increase the choice Airbus’s customer have when choosing a completion center upon purchasing one Airbus’s private aircraft.

Not long after the appointment, Comlux aviation retrofitted their very first airplane – Airbus ACJ320 which is well known for its exceptionally quiet cabin. The finished aircraft with Comlux Aviation’s handiwork was one of the show stealer at the recent EBACE in Geneva, and many potential client took an instant liking to the interior’s unparalleled comfort, luxuriousness as well as practicality.

Comlux aviation appointment as one of Airbus’s retro-fitter comes after a careful audit of the company’s capability. Airbus says of Comlux that they are able to recommend the company with confidence. At current capacity, Comlux Aviation aims to retrofit 3 to 4 jets per year.

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Comlux Aviation's work on an Airbus

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Posted by admin - June 27, 2012 at 11:33 am

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VistaJet Redefines “Luxury”

VistaJet refined their fleet and service and hope to redefine the word “Luxury”. This latest news broke out in May of last year at the one of the world’s most important business aviation show, EBACE 2011 in Geneva. VistaJet’s improvement will be in the area of: cabin interior, software, product refreshments, and graffiti artwork by the artist RETNA which will be showcased on the tail of a VistaJet Global Express jet.

The interior of the VistaJet has be revamped and “luxury” is the name of the game. Among the improvements will be designer silverware and china by the French’s Christofle and soft furnishing and inflight clothings (eye-masks, socks, etc.) by Italian companies. Moreover, flight attendant as well as pilot uniform will also be overhauled and will be revealed soon.

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VistaJet Global Express Jet will feature Graffiti art by RETNA

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Posted by admin - June 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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Gulfstream G650 Resumes Tests

Gulfstream G650 will now resume its flight tests after having suffered setbacks as a result of an accident on April 2. The accident resulted in a suspension that prevent further development of the aircraft. The suspension has been lifted just recently. The first test flight after the suspension was on May 28th which lasted almost 2 hours. The newly-resumed test flight of the Gulfstream G650 was piloted by Jake Howard and Tom Horne as well as Biss Osborne as flight engineer.

Including the aforementioned latest test flight, the Gulfstream G650 test fleet have accumulated a total of 1,560 flying hours from 470 flights. This will count towards the 2,200 hours required if the plane is to be officially certified. Having lost one to the fatal accident, there are still four Gulfstream G650 available for further testing. When launched in 2008, the company aimed to have the aircraft certified in 2011 and in service by 2012.

Pertaining the accident, Gulfstream is fully cooperating with The National Safety Board (NTSB) in their investigation.

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Gulfstream G650

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Posted by admin - June 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

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