Boeing Reaffirms Commitment to HBCUs with $8 Million Investment Through Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Source: Boeing Multi-year partnership will support student initiatives including talent sourcing, career and leadership development, and scholarships through 2026 Builds on a previous $6 million strategic investment made in 2018 Boeing and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announced a new $8 million, multi-year partnership to support the development of future technical talent. The Boeing l TMCF partnership renewal will support campus recruitment initiatives, career immersion activities, TMCF Leadership Institute programming and student scholarships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through 2026. "Our company's success and our ability to innovate for our customers is driven by how we work together and live our values," said Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. "That includes prioritizing equity, diversity and [...]

2022-06-21T10:06:51+03:00June 21st, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

New Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program Testing 30 Sustainable Technologies on a 777-200ER

Source: Boeing Airplane will fly on a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel and conventional jet fuel Boeing marks 10-year anniversary of its ecoDemonstrator program, celebrating tests of 230 projects on nine airplanes including 2022 platform Boeing [NYSE: BA] unveiled its 2022 ecoDemonstrator today with a livery that honors a decade of testing to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The latest ecoDemonstrator, a Boeing-owned 777-200ER, will test about 30 new technologies aimed at improving sustainability and safety for the aerospace industry, including a water conservation system and technologies to improve operational efficiency. "Boeing is committed to support our customers and enable the commercial aviation industry to meet our shared commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050," said Stan Deal, [...]

2022-06-17T18:17:58+03:00June 17th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus A321XLR takes off for the first time

Source: Airbus Airbus’ first A321XLR (Xtra Long Range) has successfully accomplished its first flight. The aircraft, MSN 11000, took off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport at 11:05 hrs CEST for a test flight which lasted approximately four hours and 35  minutes. The aircraft’s crew consisted of experimental test pilots Thierry Diez and GabrielDiaz de Villegas Giron, as well as test engineers Frank Hohmeister, Philippe Pupin and Mehdi Zeddoun. During the flight, the crew tested the aircraft’s flight controls, engines and main systems, including flight envelope protections, both at high and low speed. Philippe Mhun, Airbus EVP Programmes and Services stated: "This is a major milestone for the A320 Family and its customers worldwide. With the A321XLR coming into service, airlines will be able [...]

2022-06-16T17:48:58+03:00June 16th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus launches Airspace Link HBCplus – the flexible high bandwidth connectivity solution for airlines

Source: Airbus Offering unique flexibility for airlines connectivity needs Airbus selects Safran Passenger Innovations as Ka terminal and antenna provider Inmarsat selected as first Managed Service Provider Providing off-board connectivity as part of the Airspace Link open ecosystem Airbus has launched Airspace Link HBCplus, its new flexible satellite connectivity solution that will be offered as an SFE* line-fit catalogue option and also for retrofit on all Airbus programmes. HBCplus, which initially encompasses Ka-band services, will enable airlines to connect to a choice of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) via a new certified terminal and radome built as part of the aircraft. In the future it is planned to extend HBCplus to include MSPs which offer Ku-band services. André Schneider, Airbus VP Cabin [...]

2022-06-14T13:09:23+03:00June 14th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Boeing to Highlight Partnerships, Sustainability, and its Growing Presence in Germany at ILA Berlin Airshow 2022

Source: Boeing Royal Air Force CH-47 Chinook in flight display U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon on static display Boeing exhibit to showcase 777X, 737 MAX and 777-8F At ILA Berlin Airshow, Boeing will highlight its industry-leading portfolio of commercial, defense and support services and showcase advanced systems and capabilities with a focus on sustainable aerospace. Boeing's presence at the show will include its commercial airliners, along with advanced defense capabilities such as heavy-lift helicopter, maritime patrol aircraft, advanced fighters and trainers, and autonomous systems. "We welcome the opportunity to engage with the global aerospace community at the show after a two year pause," said Michael Haidinger, president of Boeing Germany, Central & Eastern Europe and the Nordics. "We will highlight our strengths [...]

2022-06-14T17:51:49+03:00June 14th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus: Commercial Aircraft figures May 2022

Source: Airbus The following is the order and delivery summary at a glance in the table below (numbers valid at the end of May 2022). For a full listing including details on customers and regions, as well as historical data for the previous year, go to the company's website. May 2022 deliveries: 47 deliveries to 27 customers May 2022 orders: 13 2022 deliveries to date: 237 deliveries to 58 customers in the year. The net year to date delivery number of 235 reflects a reduction of 2 deliveries recorded in December 2021 (2 A350-900 AEROFLOT) for which a transfer was not possible due to international sanctions. A300/A310 A220/A320 A330/A340/A350 A380 Total Total orders 816 16947 3058 251 21072 Total deliveries 816 10571 2397 251 [...]

2022-06-09T16:23:25+03:00June 9th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Boeing Teams with Canadian Industry to Offer P-8A Poseidon

Source: Boeing  P-8 offers proven, unmatched capability to defend Canada's northern and maritime approaches An environmental leader for military aircraft, P-8 is ready today to operate on a 50% blend of sustainable aviation fuel Team Poseidon will deliver additional jobs and local prosperity to companies across Canada Boeing and several Canadian industry partners announced their intent to collaborate to provide the capability and sustainability of the proven P-8A Poseidon for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement. Team Poseidon, consisting of CAE, GE Aviation Canada, IMP Aerospace & Defence, KF Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace Canada and Raytheon Canada, forms the cornerstone of a Canadian P-8 industrial footprint. The team builds on 81 Canadian suppliers to the platform and to more than 550 [...]

2022-06-07T17:32:14+03:00June 7th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus extends Satellite Based Landing System (SLS) capability to A320 Family

Source: Airbus Airbus has delivered the first Airbus A320neo equipped with the latest Satellite Based Landing System (SLS) technology. SLS enables pilots to perform ‘straight-in’ approaches using satellite precision when coming into land at airports, without the need for additional ground-based systems such as *ILS, even in low-visibility conditions, while saving fuel and reducing emissions. SLS first entered service in Europe with the A350 in 2015 after Airbus had successfully pioneered its development and introduction for *CAT1 approaches with support of the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) – formerly known as the GSA – and the European Commission. An SLS function is also available on A220 and A330 aircraft families and in progress for the A380. “By using [...]

2022-06-03T13:42:22+03:00June 3rd, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus strengthens its cybersecurity activities

Source: Airbus For its cybersecurity products, Airbus has just launched a double-digit million euros investment plan - mostly focused on R&D activities - in its Stormshield subsidiary Airbus is taking steps to strengthen and grow its cybersecurity activities throughout the Group. The company will showcase its cybersecurity solutions at the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) from 7th to 9th June 2022 in Lille (France). With the exponential cyber threats, along with the increasing digitalisation and connectivity of its products and systems, cybersecurity has become a strategic and pivotal component of Airbus development and future. The company has therefore undertaken a series of actions and investments to further develop and strengthen its cybersecurity capabilities and expertise, ensuring the best possible protection for [...]

2022-06-02T15:22:35+03:00June 2nd, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus increases its UK innovation footprint to develop new hydrogen technologies

Source: Airbus Technology development at the new UK ZEDC, to be based in Filton, Bristol, will cover the full product and industrial capabilities from components up to whole system and cryogenic testing End-to-end fuel systems development, a speciality of Airbus in the UK, is one of the most complex technologies crucial to the performance of a future hydrogen aircraft. Airbus is strengthening its presence in the UK with the launch of a Zero Emission Development Centre (ZEDC) for hydrogen technologies. A priority for the UK ZEDC will be the development of a cost-competitive cryogenic fuel system required for the successful entry-into-service of Airbus’ ZEROe passenger aircraft by 2035 and to accelerate UK skills and know-how on hydrogen-propulsion technologies. The UK [...]

2022-05-26T08:49:13+03:00May 26th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|