Airbus-Pilot-Training-Center

Airbus recently announced its plan to build a pilot and maintenance training center in Delhi which is planned to open by the year 2018. This is intended to support the Indian government’s “Skill India” campaign as well as the predicted continuing growth of India’s airline industry over the next 20 years.

The training center will be equipped with four A320 full-flight simulators, and staffed with Airbus’ own instructors. According to Kiran Rao, the Airbus executive vice president of strategy and marketing, the center will allow pilots and engineers to acquire greater flying and maintenance skills to be able to operate current and future Airbus aircraft models.

Once the Airbus center is built, it is expected to surpass the amount of maintenance engineers that have been trained in their center in Bangalore since 2007. The new facility is anticipated to train more than 2,000 maintenance engineers and 8,000 pilots over the first ten years.

Airbus predicts it will deliver one aircraft to India per week during the next ten years, which explains the high demand for top quality training.

As of now, Airbus is yet to pick the site where the center will be built. By 2017, the plans should be finalized and construction will begin.

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Airbus-Panther

On March 14, 2016, Santanu Choudhury published an article on MarketWatch.com talking about how Airbus might have Panther work from India. According to the article, Airbus Group SE made an offer to more Panther helicopters from France to India this earlier today. Not only did Airbus Group SE propose this offer, the also suggested that a whole separate assembly line be created for the C295 military transport plane.

In order for this to be approved, Airbus Group SE would have to win orders from the Indian government. This was said by president and managing director of Airbus, Pierre de Bausset, at a news conference in India.

Here is what Bausset has to say about the topic,

We are proposing to transfer technology and shift the Panther assembly line from France to India if there is an interest from the Indian government. He also adds how he wants India to be the centralized location. “We want to make India a global hub for [manufacturing] the Panthers.

Panther plans to purchase over 100 utility helicopters for its Navy. Panther is planning to work with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. in India to move the C295 into production. There were over 50 C295 planes that were considered a bid to sell last year in order to replace old planes that were around during the Soviet war.

Sixteen of these planes have been scheduled to be supplied from an existing facility located in Spain while the rest are planned to be made with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd.

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Dassault-Falcon8X

Dassault Aviation, the international French aircraft manufacturer, will be showcasing their fleet of Falcon long cabin, long range business jets in India’s largest civilian aviation exhibition, India Aviation. This will be the fifth occurrence of India Aviation and will open at Hyderabad Begumpet Airport, on March 16. At the prestigious event, Dassault Aviation will be presenting their popular Falcon 2000LXS widebody twinjet.

Dassault leads the Indian market for long range, large cabin aircrafts, as they currently have 22 aircrafts in services with plenty more on order. Their position as the Indian market leader is due in part to the Indian Air Force’s previous experience with Dassault fighters, which have served as the basis for the Falcon 7X.

We expect the country’s accelerating economic growth to translate into rising Falcon sales going forward. No other business jet line is more suited to local requirements, whether it be in terms of cabin design, flying performance, fuel economy or versatility, than Falcon.

said Eric Trappier, the Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.

The largest portion of the current Indian fleet is comprised of the Dassault’s Falcon 2000 twinjet. This popular aircraft is near approaching its 600th production mark, as sales are presently being pushed for the latest edition in the 2000 line, the Falcon 2000LXS. This new aircraft provides short-field capabilities similar to smaller midsize and super midsize business jets, while also offering a comfort level and range far more superior than these other aircrafts. Certification for Dassault’s FalconEye Combined Vision System option on the Falcon 2000 line will take place this summer.

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Boeing-737-700
Street Insider released a news article about United Airlines and how it is planning to order some new Boeing 737-700 aircrafts. United Airlines is working to order 25 of these aircrafts. It is important to note that these 25 aircrafts are in addition to the 40 737-700’s previously purchased earlier. United Airlines plans to take delivery of these aircrafts sometime during the end of 2017. Because of this new purchase, United Airlines will be able to utilize these more efficient aircrafts. In doing so, the company will also be able decrease the size of its fleet. In total, United Airlines plans to have less than 100 aircrafts in its fleet of 50 seats by the tail end of 2019. Street-insider talks about the newest 737-700s features.
The next-generation 737-700s provide a superior customer experience by featuring cabin enhancements including larger overhead bins that can accommodate additional carry-on bags.
Additionally, the Boeing Sky Interior uses LED lights in the cabin in order to mimic the sky and sunset colors to give off the impression that the interior space is bigger than it really is. On top of purchasing these additional 25 Boeing 737-700s, United Airlines is also planning to throw in the towel for its 747 fleet. However, the United is pushing for its four 777-300ERs and five 787-9s for the beginning of 2017 instead of the anticipated delivery in 2020. Street-insider tell of the other aircrafts United is expecting as well.
In addition to this announcement, United currently has firm orders for 35 Airbus A350-1000s, 153 aircraft from the Boeing 737 family, 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, and 27 Boeing 787s.
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Embraer, the Brazilian aerospace conglomerate, has recently recorded a $101 million provision in their fourth quarter results. This reporting comes after the bankruptcy of Republic Airways on February 25, which resulted in a fourth quarter profit which did not meet the estimates of analysts. The commercial aviation business of Embraer established a 10.4 percent operating margin for the quarter. Not including the Republic Airways bankruptcy provision, the company produced a 13.4 percent margin.

Embraer CFO Jose Filippo and CEO Frederico Curado seem to be unfazed by the company’s exposure to the bankruptcy, as they suggested during the company’s year-end earnings call that all 24 of the undelivered E175 regional jets on Republic Airway’s books will eventually find homes with other operators if Republic Airways is unable to accept them. Filippo stated that nine E175s will be delivered between August and December, with the remaining 15 aircraft to be delivered next year; this is all in association with a capacity purchase agreement with United Airlines.

“United has a big need for these aircraft,” Filippo said. “So be it Republic or be it another regional airline, we believe that we will deliver these aircraft. It’s still a little bit early to say what will be the structure or the format because of the Chapter 11 [filing], but we are working on this now and as the next delivery is in August we have time to structure something.”

“We do not see airplanes exiting the Republic fleet,” Curado said. “Actually we don’t see them even waiving deliveries they have in backlog. So we believe those airplanes will be delivered, hopefully to Republic, but if not I think other alternatives will show up.”


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Republic Airways, the American airline holding corporation which is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, has recently announced that they will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as they plan to leave behind lease deals on various regional jets. As one of the largest regional airlines in the United States, Republic Airways’ decision will be imperiling to their order for 40 Bombardier C Series narrow-body aircrafts. The airline accounts for nearly 16 percent of the total firm order backlog for the 243 C Series jet, making Republic Airways one of the largest C Series customers.

The decision to file for bankruptcy comes after several months of efforts to reevaluate what the airline characterizes as “out of favor” aircrafts. In addition to this struggle, the airline has also been experiencing a shortage of pilots due to their unwillingness to fly for the wages offered by Republic Airways.

“We worked hard to avoid this step,” said the CEO and chairman of Republic Airways, Bryan Bedford. “It’s become clear that this process has reached an impasse and that any further delay would unnecessarily waste valuable resources of the enterprise. Our filing today is a result of our loss of revenue during the past several quarters associated with grounding aircraft due to a lack of pilot resources, combined with the reality that our negotiation effort with key stakeholders shows no apparent prospect of a near-term resolution.”

The subsidiaries of Republic Airways, Shuttle America and Republic Airlines, fly a combined fleet of around 240 aircrafts for all three major United States legacy carriers. This includes the 41 fifty-seat Embraer ERJ-145s for code-share partner Delta Air Lines.


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Gulfstream's first flight test

On February 23, 2016, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it will launch a new system testing for the Gulfstream G600 iron bird. In doing so, this shows that the company is continually committed to study and improve the development of the G600 aircraft program.

The Gulfstream G600 has a match speed of 0.85, capable of holding 8 passengers, and have a range of over 6000 nautical miles. This is considered one of the fastest aircraft in its class without sacrificing fuel efficiency and comfortability.

The cabin is 7 feet and 11 inches wide with a height of 6 feet and 4 inches. The cabin also has a length of 45 feet and 2 inches making it the longest cabin in the class. The engineers at Gulfstream are able to inspect different aspects of the plane such as flight control, landing gear, breaks, and other mechanical systems including hydraulics in the lab.

Dan Nale, the senior vice president of Programs, Engineering and Test for Gulfstream talks about how first flight testing goes.

"This first flight sets in motion the testing and validation required for the G600’s actual first flight."

He then goes on to talk about how they can proceed base on the first flight test.

"With the iron bird, we can confirm the characteristics of the system components, improve the integration maturity, make modifications and provide those benefits in a lab environment, all while on the ground and still in the design stage to the benefit of the flight-test aircraft. Having this resource enhances safety and streamlines the testing process."

The G600 has features such as the Symmetry Flight Deck, integrated touchscreen controllers, active control sidesticks, a vision system that is highly enhanced as well as the Honeywell Primus Epic avionics. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has made over 2,000 aircraft since it was founded in 1958.

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U.S. Clears Boeing, to Allow Aircraft Talks with Iran

Boeing is finally allowed to begin talks with Iranian carriers in regards to their fleet needs. There will be certain restrictions and licensing required for any jetliner sales.  On Friday, February 19, Boeing was allowed to begin talks with approved Iranian carriers in the resurgent Iranian aircraft market.

After nuclear sanctions were eased last month, Europe’s Airbus Group placed an early order of $27 billion.  Boeing had to take a back seat and was only allowed to provide safety-related aircraft maintenance manuals to Iran Air Tours.

While the Airbus Group and other manufacturers jumped at the opportunity. Boeing was nowhere to be found as Iran’s aviation market opened and was said to be “lagging behind a bit”, stated by Iran Air Chairman Farhad Pararesh. This absence of Boeing was part of an aviation gathering held in Tehran back in January. Boeing stated they were “following licensing process outlined by the U.S. Government”.

Boeing said in an email that “the region is complicated and ever changing”, that they would follow all U.S. government accordance’s and guidance’s. There are uncertain risks and rewards as it goes up against Airbus and others. While Airbus jumped to the early start there are other manufactures that have grabbed a piece of the pie as well. While competition is still a risk for Boeing, the biggest risk is if the next U.S. president reinstates previous sanctions. This would halt any opportunities for the American Aircraft manufacturers.

With the hundreds of jets needed for Iranian’s fleet replacements, the reward is there to be taken.  Even with Turkey’s growing tourism, there are 450 jets in service and over 320 more planes ready to order. Boeing’s wide-body 777-300ER jets have the largest chance of sales opportunity within this region.

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Airbus A350 XWB

On February 17th 2016, Airbus had a press release on Philippine Airlines. According to Airbus, Philippine Airlines is providing high efficiency and comfort for flights going to the US and Europe. There was a Memorandum of Understanding between Airbus and Philippine Airlines for an order of new planes. This includes size A350-900s along with six other purchase options. The Memorandum of Understanding was announced during the Singapore Airshow by Fabrice Bregier, the President and CEO of Airbus along with Jaime J. Bautista, the President and COO of Philippine Airlines.

There will be three different types of premium layouts for the A350-900 that Philippine Airlines has configured. These three layouts will be for non-stop flights from Manila to the US west coast and New York. Not only this, but the lay out will be in flights going towards Europe as well. The aircraft will be able to travel non-stop from New York to Manila (which is around 8000 nautical miles) all year round plus having a full passenger load.

Jaime J. Bautista talks about how the A350 fulfilled their needs as a company.
“After a thorough commercial and technical evaluation, the A350 came out on top in meeting our demanding requirements.”
He also talks about the benefits of the A350.
“With the A350 we will be flying the world’s most modern airliner, bringing greatly enhanced efficiency and superior passenger comfort. The A350’s range capability has been an important factor in our decision, enabling us to offer non-stop service on all our premium long haul routes.”

The A350 XWB is considered the newest generation airline and also the latest member of the Airbus wide-body family. Airbus has over 700 firm orders for the A350 from over 40 customers worldwide. By doing so, this makes the A350 one of the most successful wide-body aircraft ever.

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c 130 aircraft

The French defense procurement office has placed an order for four Lockheed Martin C-130 aircraft, for the purpose of transport and mid-flight refueling of their helicopters.

“Direction Générale de l’Armement ordered on Jan. 29, 2016 from the US Air Force four new Hercules C-130Js,” the DGA confirmed in a statement made earlier this week.

The deal was given the okay by Defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at a meeting for the ministerial investment committee back in December. The deal will include two standard C-130J transports (which are to be delivered either late next year or in early 2018), and two KC-130Js (due in 2019). The contract was written up under the foreign military sale guidelines. These aircraft will fill a crucial need for the French military, and now they will be able to drop troops and supplies via parachute. In the meantime, Airbus Defense and Space are looking for ways to get their A400M to refuel helicopters mid-flight and allow paratroopers to jump from side doors.

Monetary terms of the contract were not disclosed, but United States Army Colonel John “Walt” Kennedy was able to give an estimated value.

“The contract is significantly less than $650 million,” said Kennedy, the chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation in Paris. “This is a very important capability for the French.”

The amount of $650 million is derived from the maximum value of the offer, as determined by the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency back in November. The figure covers additional costs, such as potential upgrades to the aircraft and equipment, spare parts, and training. The estimated core value of the four C-130 aircraft and their Rolls-Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines (including the spare engines) is $355 million.

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