Minebea the Japanese bearings maker has announced their plans to increase production output over the next five years. With an expected cost of over 10 billion yen, Minebea plans to step up production of their aircraft parts in response to the rapid growing demands for smaller planes in existing domestic and Thai facilities.
On July 11th 2016, Edward Russell wrote an article on Flight Global talking about how Xiamen Airlines is planning to acquire up to 30 Boeing 737 Max 200s. These 737 Max 200s can hold up to 200 passengers with the all economy floor plan.
The 6,450 nm Falcon 8X, Dassault Aviation’s latest flagship, has recently been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This certification will pave the way for its entry into service as part of the big new trijet. Approval of Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X has been completed in line with the established program schedule. In the coming weeks, it is anticipated that the Federal Aviation Administration will certify the Falcon 8X. In the early fourth quarter, the Falcon 8X is expected to enter into service. “We’ve broken new ground with the 8X,” said the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier.
Attention sparks over what can be stored to date in Hangar that is on a federal funded airport. The grants and funds that are allowed to fund these airports are for aeronautical purposes only. As different Air bases have different ruling based on different supervision the criteria for an airbase seems relatively the same. Rules varies from being complete silence to a hangar into a hangar incredibly restrictive.
China has recently signed a purchasing contract with Airbus valued at a steep $788 million. The civil aircraft manufacturer will be providing 100 H135 aircrafts to China over the next 10 years, marking the first time a foreign firm will build helicopters in China. This is a way for Chinese companies to lead China to become a leading market for helicopters. As China increases the amount of offshore wind farms it has and their power industry expands, demand for helicopters is also expected to increase.