The Aeronautical Repair Station Association’s (ARSA) chief lobbyist blasted a U.S. House bill that would crack down on foreign aircraft repair stations, describing the effort as a “new front in the longstanding, ongoing union war against contract maintenance.”
Textron Aviation is reducing its salaried workforce here and in Independence, Kansas, as it continues “to operate with efficiency,” a company spokeswoman confirmed Dec. 5.
Supersonic business jet developer Aerion, based in Reno, Nevada, has hired Tim Fagan as its chief of industrial design.
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) on Dec. 5 flew the second prototype of its LCH civil helicopter, the first to be built in South Korea.
BAE Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding with startup Jaunt Air Mobility to explore the development of electric energy management systems for urban air mobility vehicles.
China’s EHang has partnered with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate to develop an urban air mobility demonstration project in Guanghzou.
Bombardier has signed a long-term lease agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to build a 1 million-sq.-ft. Global Manufacturing Center, where it will relocate Global aircraft final assembly, including assembly of its flagship Global 7500.
Leidos, a heavyweight government services provider, has throttled up its rivalry with defense primes L3Harris Technologies and Raytheon for providing support work to the FAA.
BAE Systems has received certification of its active inceptors for Gulfstream’s G600 and G500 business jets, the company announced.
Mooney International officials are in negotiations with a group of investors interested in acquiring the manufacturer of high-performance single-engine aircraft.