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Boeing opens expanded delivery centre

April 7, 2013 0 comment

Boeing has opened an expanded delivery centre for its twin-aisle jetliners, a somewhat awkwardly timed event given that its most eagerly anticipated offering remains grounded by safety authorities. The expanded Everett Delivery Centre, located at Boeing headquarters in Washington state, boats three floors of amenities including a customer lounge, cafe, more than 20 conference rooms,

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Pilatus to reveal new PC-24 biz jet

April 7, 2013 0 comment

Pilatus will reveal its highly touted new twin-engine business jet at EBACE next month, the company has said. The Swiss manufacture has kept the project under a tight lid, saying only that the PC-24 jet will be its “biggest, fastest, most complex aircraft yet.” Reports have indicated the PC-24 is likely to seat up to

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General Aviation trade show postponed to 2014

April 7, 2013 0 comment

An inaugural trade show for recreational, sports and general aviation has been postponed until 2014. Organisers of the Aviatex show said the decision to push back the event, which had been scheduled for next month, came in response to industry feedback. “After widespread industry consultation, we are convinced that Aviatex offers the well-located, professionally presented

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Jetstar NZ flies 5 millionth passenger

April 7, 2013 0 comment

Jetstar New Zealand has carried its five millionth passenger since launching domestic operations in 2009. Auckland is Jetstar’s busiest destination with over 2.1 million domestic passengers flying in and out with the airline since their domestic services began in June 2009. “This is an extremely impressive result for Jetstar and proves that Jetstar’s commitment to

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F-35B conducts first night STOVL

April 6, 2013 2 comment

A US Marine Corps F-35B Joint Strike Fighter has made its first night time short takeoff and vertical landing. (See video below). Marine Corps test pilot Maj. C.R. Clift conducted the flight April 2 to gather data on the helmet and lighting conditions for night time operations.The test was one of a series of events

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Upgraded radar commissioned for BNE

April 5, 2013 0 comment

Airservices Australia has commissioned a new radar facility at Mount Hardgrave on North Stradbroke Island to improve coverage of aircraft operating around Brisbane Airport. The new radar provides both primary and secondary surveillance, improving on what had been solely a secondary surveillance facility. The radar is housed within a dome meant to protect it from

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