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Fitch: Airline Buybacks Present Incremental Credit Risk

July 25, 2014 New buyback programs in the Airline Industry could affect expected improvements in credit profiles if not managed prudently, according to Fitch Ratings. American Airlines (American [B+/Stable]) and United Airlines (Un...

GOV. NIXON HELPS INTERNATIONAL AVIATION SUPPORT COMPANY OPEN FACILITY AT KCI; PROJECT CREATING 500 NEW JOBS

July 25, 2014 The following information was released by the office of the governor of Missouri:Gov. Jay Nixon today joined business and community leaders at Kansas City International Airport to celebrate the formal opening of Aviat...

96TH ARS REFUELING CAPABILITY KEEPS PLANES FLYING HIGH DURING RIMPAC 2014

July 25, 2014 The following information was released by the Pacific Air Forces:With more than 200 aircraft participating in Rim of the Pacific 2014, the 96th Air Refueling Squadron will play an integral role in this year's exercise.

China Airlines selects UTC Aerospace Systems for long-term spare parts agreement

July 25, 2014 China Airlines has selected UTC Aerospace Systems for a long-term detailed spare parts agreement that includes air management, electric, and engineering systems on select Boeing and Airbus aircraft operated by the air...

UTC Aerospace Systems Awarded Boeing C-17 Globemaster III MRO Landing Gear Contract

July 25, 2014 UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by The Boeing Company to continue to provide landing gear system maintenance services in support of the United States Air Force fleet of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft...

KC-46A tankers to feature BAE sub-systems

July 25, 2014

When Boeing's KC-46A tanker becomes operational with the U.S. Air Force in 2018 it will do so with flight deck and flight control sub-systems from BAE Systems.

China Eastern Airlines, China Telecom Satellite and Panasonic Launch Broadband Wi-Fi in the Skies Over China

July 25, 2014 In a first for the commercial aviation industry in China, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has begun offering broadband connected flights over China using China Telecom Satellite aeronautical service and Panasonic Avionic...

FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF LUFTHANSA SUBSIDIARY BIZJET PLEADS GUILTY TO FOREIGN BRIBERY CHARGES

July 25, 2014 The following information was released by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma:The former president and chief executive officer of BizJet International Sales and Support Inc., a U....

First Two Australian F-35s Roll Out Of Factory

July 25, 2014

A ceremony was held today at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], commemorating the official roll out of the first two F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

VMAQ-2 MAINTAINS SAFETY, SQUADRON READINESS

July 25, 2014 The following information was released by the U.S. Marine Corps:Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 is an EA-6B Prowler squadron stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The EA-6B Prowler is a spe...

Two more planes to take remains of Malaysian jet crash victims to Netherlands on July 24 - ministry

July 25, 2014 Two more aircraft are due to take off from Ukraine for the Netherlands on Thursday with 51 containers carrying bodies and body fragments recovered at the crash site near Donetsk of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, the ...

Lockheed Martin's Unmanned K-MAX Cargo Helicopter Team Returns From Deployment With U.S. Marine Corps In Afghanistan

July 25, 2014  After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman Aerospace Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) K-MAX car...

US FORCES DISPLAY MILITARY MIGHT AT FARNBOROUGH

July 25, 2014 ROYAL AIR FORCE FAIRFORD, England, July 24 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release:Organizations, businesses and military forces from across the globe gathered in Farnborough, England, to celebrate 10...

GUARDSMEN, RESERVISTS HELP BATTLE WESTERN WILDFIRES

July 25, 2014 WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release:Air reserve components are providing crews and planes to support civilian firefighting efforts in the West, the commander of the effort said...

Aerial Firefighters Respond To Early Season Pacific Northwest Fires

July 25, 2014 The aerial firefighting industry has deployed a significant number of aircraft and support personnel to the Pacific Northwest, as wildland fires have raged throughout Oregon and Washington.  The surge of activity...

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