New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aircraft Supplier & MRO News North America) Mon, Jan 5, 2015
Delta Air Lines reaches ground-breaking agreement with pilots Delta Air Lines has issued a ground-breaking promise to its pilots, assuring them that its international operations will always be larger than those of partner Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. The deal also assures pilots that Delta will not outsource flights to Virgin. Fri, Jan 2, 2015
F-35 simulator is a key part of USAF tactical planning Simulators for the F-35 joint strike fighter have become a critical part of U.S. Air Force tactical development programs and pilot training. "We're going to continue to refine the sim, because we want to continue to test it in the sim, and we will continue to refine it in the airplane for obvious reasons," said Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria. Fri, Jan 2, 2015
Zodiac Aerospace acquires Enviro Systems Zodiac Aerospace has finalized the acquisition of Enviro Systems, a US company dedicated to Environment Control Systems for business aviation and helicopters. Enviro Systems employs about 160 people at its site located in Seminole (Oklahoma) and achieved in its fiscal year ended 30 September 2014 a sales revenue of $34 million. This company, engaged in the design, manufacturing and sale of vapor cycle air conditioning, bleed air control and cabin pressure systems as well as related equipment and components, will become a new division of the Aircraft Systems segment. The know-how it has developed will also complement the skills of the Fluid Management and Water & Waste divisions of the segment. Enviro Systems acts as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier of numerous Original Aircraft Manufacturers. Fri, Jan 2, 2015
Defense industry faces rough road, despite turnaround in 2015 budget
Despite a rebound in defense spending, partisan gridlock in Congress and a slowing purchase of arms for the U.S. military will mean a rough road ahead for defense companies, industry analysts say. The sector, while improving, is "not out of the woods," according to Bloomberg Government. Wed, Dec 31, 2014
Ex-Im Bank debate stalls overseas deals for U.S. firms The uncertain future facing the Export-Import Bank is threatening overseas sales by U.S. companies, including a recent multimillion-dollar order from Africa for Air Tractor Inc. aircraft. "We've been waiting on a down payment for this contract for some time, and it's being delayed because of his concerns that the financing might not go through," Air...