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THE WINDSHIELD: 09/10/2012
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AIRBUS GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST
AIRBUS issued 20-year Global Market Forecast for 27,347 new pax aircraft worth $3,700b in 2012-2031 to satisfy annual traffic growth of 4.7%.
EMIRATES/QANTAS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
QANTAS formed global partnership with EMIRATES and terminated its joint business with BRITISH AIRWAYS.
We're focused on building a new American where technology and innovation are fundamental to the company's return to industry leadership and exceptional customer service. The Electronic Flight Bag program is just one more example of the progress we're making to provide the tools our employees need to deliver operational improvements and leading customer experience."
-AA CIO Maya Leibman
AIRBUS EXTENDS FALC AGREEMENT
AIRBUS reached agreement with its FALC partners TIANJIN FREE TRADE ZONE and AVIC to continue cooperating on project beyond 2016.
TWO CERTIFICATIONS FOR GULFSTREAM
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE received FAA type certification for G650.
Boeing's Next-Generation 737-900ER surpassed 500 orders this week. The milestone was reached when a customer converted its 737-700s to 737-900ERs."
PREVENTING GROUND COLLISIONS
NTSB recommended that FAA require large aircraft be equipped with anti-ground collision aid.
We are extremely pleased to report the highest single-month load factor in WestJet history and I thank our caring WestJetters for their added energy in this record-breaking month. The demand environment remains strong and we are seeing a growing contribution from our airline code-shares and interline partnerships."
-WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS announced reorganization to better align its structure to the changing needs of the business.
MILITARY AVIATION NEWS
HONEYWELL secured contract to supply turbofan engines for Israel MOD's M-346 trainers.
We want EADS to become an even stronger international player in the aerospace and defence industry than it is today...The Group’s top executive body, which has been put in place, is united in achieving those objectives and I thank the Board of Directors for their trust and support in setting it up.”
-EADS CEO Tom Enders
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This Week in History
1893: Co-founder of the Martin-Baker aircraft company, James Martin, is born.
1906: Jacob Ellehammer makes a sustained, tethered flight on the island of Lindholm.
1928: Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew of three complete the first trans-Tasman flight in a Southern Cross.
1930: First flight of the Taylor E-2 Cub, which later evolves into the Piper Cub.
1935: Howard Hughes flies his Hughes H-1 racer to a new world speed record of 567 kilometers (352 miles) per hour.
1942: Co-founder of the Martin-Baker aircraft company, Valentine Baker is killed during a test flight of the Martin-Baker MB3 prototype.
1944: Col. Floyd Wood, Maj. Harry Wexler and Lt. Frank Record, in a Douglas A-20 "Havoc,” become the first to fly into the heart of a hurricane to gather meteorological data.
1966: One of the four founders of Delta Air Lines, Collett Everman Woolman, passes away.
1967: A rule goes into effect requiring transport airplane fuel system designs to include protection against lightning.
1993: Boeing rolls out the 1,000th 747.
1994: First flight of the Airbus Beluga.
1995: The US and the Netherlands sign the world’s first bilateral aviation safety agreement.
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Posted by Pete Moss at 9/10/2012 05:34:00 PM