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Flexjet, one of the world’s most exclusive private jet services companies, announced today the appointment of Jason Weiss as its new Vice President, Operations. Weiss will be responsible for managing Flexjet’s flight operations, training, technical operations, operations analysis and fleet management, the owner operations center and procurement.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently completed a successful exchange of radar data during a flight test involving the U.S. Air Force's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) and the RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 40 unmanned aircraft system. The demonstration was conducted Feb. 25.
MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the MD Explorer 902 certification at an increased maximum gross weight of 6,770 lbs. (3,070 kg.). The extra payload of 270 lbs. (122 kg.) allows operators in every market segment to further leverage the superior mission capabilities of this versatile aircraft.
MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced a new order for a MD 500E helicopter from the Polk County Florida Sheriff's Office (PCSO). The new MD 500E is the first order in a program to replace an aging fleet of three military surplus OH58's.
MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that it has selected the Rolls-Royce M250-C47E engine to power its MD 540F armed scout helicopter.
Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is continuing to add service at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Starting June 13, 2013, Spirit will operate daily nonstop service between Houston and Denver and between Houston and Detroit.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has announced that it is designating five centers of design and integration excellence in support of its Aerospace Systems sector's manned aircraft, unmanned systems and electronic attack businesses. In addition, the company announced plans to close an Information Systems sector facility in Dominguez Hills, Calif.
Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced that the first production New Citation Sovereign has rolled off the production line in the company's Wichita, Kan., manufacturing facility. The New Citation Sovereign is one of six new Cessna aircraft expected to hit the market this year.
Phoenix Heliparts has been awarded a sub-contract by SES, LLC, for work on the US State Department’s UH-1H helicopter modernization program. SES is one of three prime contractors for the program, which is worth $350 million; SES sub-contracted Phoenix to complete structural work, component procurement, engineering and wiring-harness services.