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JBT Corporation to acquire manufacturer of electric ground support equipment


22 January 2019


Chicago-based JBT Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire LEKTRO, a privately-held manufacturer of electric aviation ground support equipment based in Warrenton, Oregon.


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Lockheed Martin chooses avionics from Collins Aerospace for X-59 QueSST


18 January 2019


Collins Aerospace has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide avionics for the new X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) demonstrator aircraft being developed for NASA.


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Hybrid Air Vehicles awarded production organisation approval


16 January 2019


Hybrid Air Vehicles has been awarded production organisation approval from the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, allowing it to begin commercial manufacture and assembly of its Airlander 10 aircraft.


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Bell unveils full-scale design of air taxi at CES 2019


14 January 2019


At the consumer electronics show CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada last week, Bell revealed the configuration and full-scale design of its vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi.


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Modern Aviation acquires FBO at Boeing Field in Seattle


8 January 2019


Modern Aviation has acquired Gateway USA, which operates one of the two main FBOs at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. 


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First delivery of HondaJet Elite in Japan


7 January 2019


At a ceremony at Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport), Honda Aircraft company celebrated the delivery of a HondaJet Elite for the first time in Japan. 


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Spirit AeroSystems plans further expansion in Wichita, Kansas and Tulsa, Oklahoma


3 January 2019


A year after revealing growth and investment plans at its site in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit AeroSystems has announced a second significant expansion.


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Boeing and Embraer approve the terms of strategic aerospace partnership


18 December 2018


Boeing and Embraer have approved the terms of a strategic partnership, announced earlier this year, designed to help both companies to accelerate their growth in global aerospace markets.


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First delivery from Boeing 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, China


17 December 2018


Boeing and joint venture partner Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) have celebrated the delivery of the first airplane from the new 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, China. 


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Kazakhstan's Air Astana receives first E190-E2 Jet


14 December 2018


Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has received its first Embraer E190-E2. The airline will receive four additional E190-E2s next year.


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Production milestone for Pratt & Whitney and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries


13 December 2018


Pratt & Whitney and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines Ltd. (MHIAEL) recently achieved a significant production milestone on the Pratt & Whitney GTF PW1200G engine, powering the Mitsubishi Regional Jet. 


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Pratt & Whitney inaugurates new Aerospace Engineering Center in Puerto Rico


12 December 2018


Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp, has inaugurated the Pratt & Whitney Puerto Rico Aguadilla Engineering Center in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. 


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Lockheed Martin and Airbus sign agreement on aerial refuelling


10 December 2018


Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refuelling for US defence customers.


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Skyborne Technology acquires Florida airport for unmanned aircraft systems


7 December 2018


Skyborne Technology has acquired Costin Airport in Gulf County, Florida, for flight operations, manufacturing and unmanned aircraft systems training.


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SKF to consolidate aerospace manufacturing in Europe


6 December 2018


SKF is planning to consolidate its aerospace manufacturing in Europe by closing a factory in the UK and moving production to facilities in Italy and France.

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Airbus’ Urban Air Mobility team to create an entire industry from scratch


30 November 2018


With the establishment of its new Urban Air Mobility unit, Airbus aims to lay the foundations for more efficient and sustainable city travel. 


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