LONDON--Airbus seems to be a house divided when it comes to its proposed controversial royalty fees on MRO invoices. It appears that people within the OEM’s aftermarket customer support organization supported the fee to offset significant costs the group incurs for updating the data, while many in the Airbus Services group opposed it.
Gulfstream Aerospace laid off 3.5% of its U.S. workforce, or 446 positions, the week of Oct. 14, the company confirmed.
It appears there was not consensus between the OEM’s customer support and services organization on the controversial fees.
SIKORSKY has $7.9m U.S. Navy contract for 36 improved nacelle production kits for CH-53Es.
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has taken over commercial remote sensing provider Planet’s subscription service from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
San Antonio-based SyberJet Aircraft successfully completed the first flight of its SJ30i light jet equipped with a SyberVision flight deck, kicking off an 18-month certification test program, the company said.
Textron Aviation has pushed some Textron Longitude deliveries into early next year as the aircraft undergoes some minor modifications, the company reports.
Garmin International and uAvionix announced the resolution of a patent lawsuit brought by Garmin over the use of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast tech.
The U.S. Army says its biggest challenge in addressing the global pilot shortage is retaining pilots who are mid-career level warrant officers.
The National Security Council will soon release a strategy for preventing drone disruptions at major metropolitan airports, the FAA says.