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August 06, 2019

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 in the United States.

The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, where the A220 programme...

July 31, 2019

When Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES), a provider of an integrated set of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services for airlines and operators, noticed a high demand for aviation technicians but a shortage of workers, they sought opportunities to resolve this issue....

July 31, 2019

ACI Jet will lease a 17,000-sq-ft hangar at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) to SkyWest Airlines for a maintenance base that’s expected to create more than 40 new jobs, the central California FBO operator, MRO provider, charter operator, and aircraft management firm announced late...

July 30, 2019

The Government of Canada announced it is contributing $8.8 million toward the construction of the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg bringing the government’s total funding to $10 million. This is through the...

July 30, 2019

A new partnership will help Hampton Roads aviation maintenance students land high-demand jobs. Boeing’s market outlook estimates there will be 769,000 new aircraft mechanics needed worldwide through 2038 — with 193,000 needed in North America alone. To fill that shortage of certified aviation...

July 25, 2019

Textron's second quarter 2019 financial results were mixed, as the company reported $3.2 billion in revenue, $500 million lower than last year, but earnings per share of $.93, compared to $.87 last year.

CEO Scott Donnelly told financial analysts in a July 17 conference call that he...

July 24, 2019

The latest Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, anticipated to formally release at the upcoming EAA AirVenture in OshKosh, projects that 769,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to fly and maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years. The forecast is inclusive of the commercial...

July 24, 2019

Washington, DC, July 23, 2019 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today joined with other aviation groups and unions in voicing support for S.2198, Aviation’s Next Era Act of 2019, also known as the “PLANE Act of 2019”.

The PLANE Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Sens....

July 23, 2019

Kelowna, BC – ATG has officially kicked-off the 2019 Aero Skills Tournament series with a successful event at the Downtown Kelowna Block Party on Saturday July 13th, 2019. Aero Skills Tournament please visit: ...

June 04, 2019

Delft University of Technology are working with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to develop an aircraft fit for the future. The plane, dubbed the ‘Flying-V’, completely revolutionizes aircraft shape, incorporating wings, fuselage and cabins all into one. The V shaped aircraft is proposed to be far more...

May 28, 2019

With the 75th anniversary of D-Day coming, dozens of C-47s — the military version of the DC-3 — are on their way to the coast of France.

This derelict is getting some well-deserved attention.

That’s what “That’s All Brother” looked like when she was discovered in a boneyard in...

May 14, 2019

Two giants of German engineering have joined forces to market their revolutionary drag-reducing LEAF technology. The laser-guided treatment adds shark skin ‘riblets’ to the top surface of aircraft paint. It is expected to save the aviation industry $150b of avgas annually.

Shark skin...

May 07, 2019

It took a Falcon 8X with four passengers and 200 pounds of baggage just four hours and 28 minutes last week to fly from Santa Monica Airport, California (SMO) to Teterboro, New Jersey (TEB). The flight, with almost no tailwind, beat the...

April 16, 2019

Chinese EHang Air Mobility Group has taken major steps toward making autonomous transportation a reality. The company recently conducted a public flight of its EHang 216 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) at the...

April 09, 2019

Gulfstream notched a new city-pair speed record for its flagship ultra-long-range G650ER, and in the process established a new record for the farthest business jet flight in history, the company announced today. The records are pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association....

March 26, 2019

The newly formed United Technologies’ Advanced Projects (UTAP) division unveiled its initial hybrid-electric demonstration aircraft this morning, which it said will yield 30 percent fuel savings on a typical one-hour mission. Dubbed “Project 804” (P804), the aircraft is expected to fly within...

March 05, 2019

It only broke the sound barrier in terms of ground speed, mind you.

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London broke an unlikely milestone (and nearly the sound barrier) when it reached a screaming ground speed of 801 mph while traversing the skies some 35,000 feet above central...

February 26, 2019

Rolls-Royce has started ground tests of a composite fan system for its UltraFan future engine programme.

The UK manufacturer says that the trial began earlier this month in Derby and is scheduled to continue through March.

Tests will include fan blade tip clearance measurements,...

February 12, 2019

One of KLM’s former Boeing 747-400s has been transported to a hotel just outside Amsterdam Schiphol, where it will be converted into an exhibit about the iconic aircraft.

Transfer of the...

January 31, 2019

The Bombardier Global 7500 will start its world tour this weekend at Atlanta DeKalb Peachtree Airport, which will see an influx of business jets for the 53rd Super Bowl. Photo credit to RickRadell/Bombardier

With business aircraft operators descending on Atlanta-area airports this weekend...

January 25, 2019

It was a great year for our company! ATG saw significant advancements on all fronts
including our website, the Aero Skills competitions, our growing administrative team, and of most
importance, the support of our customers and the many other individuals we worked with in the
...

January 22, 2019

For the first time, the US Air Force has 3-D printed and installed a replacement titanium part on a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor as part of a greater effort to shrink repair costs and time.

The USAF has only 186 operational F-22s and has struggled to deploy and maintain the aircraft...

January 15, 2019

Boeing has made design tweaks that allow its in-development truss-braced wing to operate at typical jet cruise speeds, a development that could bring significant fuel savings to tomorrow's commercial aircraft.

The company has worked for years on truss-braced wings – which derive...

January 08, 2019

Boeing is set to debut its biggest plane ever next month, and the 777X has finally been paired with the gargantuan GE9X engine that will propel its flight.

The plane is currently housed in Boeing's Everett, Washington, assembly plant, where pictures show it looming over workers as they...

December 18, 2018

The flying cars depicted in science fiction classics such as "Blade Runner" and "The Fifth Element" have long been seen as flights of fancy, but their arrival is closer than you think.

At least a dozen companies are prototyping or testing flying cars or passenger drones, according to a...

December 04, 2018

And how Indemnis found a way to do it.

Drones are not immune to the whole “What goes up must come down” thing, and their descent is not always planned. If a drone falls out of the sky, the plummeting load can weigh up to a dozen pounds and be accompanied by four spinning rotors ready to...

November 27, 2018

The X-59 can reportedly break the sound barrier without registering so much as a 'thud.'

Lockheed Martin and NASA are poised to bring supersonic travel back to the commercial aviation industry.

Earlier this year, the manufacturing juggernaut was awarded a $250 million contract to...

November 26, 2018

Almost winter here but...the cold soon turned hot with the heat of the Rivet guns and Pistol drills firing away all afternoon! We had a great turn out for the first Tournament event in Wichita, with three trade schools participating; Kansas State, Tulsa Tech and Gordon Cooper Tech for the...

November 22, 2018

It's got a 243-foot wingspan decked out with solar panels.

It's not quite a plane.

The Odysseus is a high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS), according to its creator, Aurora Flight Sciences. Aurora, a Boeing subsidiary, has developed a solar-powered, autonomous high-altitude...

November 13, 2018

Following its first flight on September 28, AVIC’s FTC-2000G fighter made its show debut at Zhuhai's Airshow China in October.

The flying prototype was painted in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s (PLAAF) standard blue-grey camouflage, flying on the first day of Zhuhai airshow and...

November 06, 2018

The first Airbus A330-800 took off Tuesday morning from Blagnac Airport in Toulouse for its maiden flight over southwestern France. The aircraft, MSN1888, will perform the dedicated flight-physics tests required for the smaller variant of the A330neo family, launched in 2014 as a more fuel-...

October 30, 2018

Media Release – Oct. 30, 2018

Aero Skills Tournament Finals – Dallas Texas

With the legendary American Airlines Flagship Knoxville as a back drop, the sea of dedication bricks lining the
floor, this was an amazing venue, the history of the Museum was...

October 30, 2018

As OEM aftermarket incursion gathers pace, independent MROs are seeing their roles in the commercial aftermarket take on new forms and producing opportunities around engine programs.

At an MRO Europe panel discussion on Oct. 16, representatives from AJW Group, MTU Maintenance,...

October 29, 2018

Media Release – 28 September 2018

Aircraft Technologies Group (ATG) – Aero Skills Tournaments

Aero Skills NE Regional Finals at the Ontario Science Centre

On Saturday, September 22nd, a first-time ATG Aero Skills event for the Toronto area was held at the Ontario Science...

October 16, 2018

It was another fun and successful Aero Skills Tournament, and the second time the event has been held at the Valiant Air Command (VAC) Warbird Museum.

It was a hot day, heated in more ways than one! Heat waves coming off the benches, and the tarmac, metal flying, sweat...

October 10, 2018

The Guns and Pistols were blazing at the Virginia Beach Aero Skills Finals (for Mid-Atlantic Region); rivet guns and pistol drills that is. What started out with only a few competitors on the Wednesday prior to the event, quickly saw seven competitors raring to go by Friday between Junior and...

September 18, 2018

It was a wet and cool day for the competition hut the tempretature inside was hot and furious as the competitors took in seven different rounds of competition; four rounds with their selected teams of two for the Exhibition events, and three rounds individualy to determine the TOP GUN for...

September 11, 2018

The Ukraine is becoming a hotbed of drone conflict. But this bizarre homemade UAV is something else.

The drone hung up in a tree near the Ukrainian village of Gorbivtsi. When border patrol officers got the thing down, it was clear this was no small recreational aircraft. The quadcopter...

September 04, 2018

The U.S. Navy has selected Boeing to build the service’s first operational carrier-based drone. The MQ-25 Stingray will be a tanker with some ability to conduct intelligence-gathering missions that will extend the range of the rest of the carrier’s aircraft, allowing them to fly and fight at...

August 28, 2018

A new patent from IBM could bring new meaning to instant coffee. The patent describes a drone that could detect when a person is tiring and fly over with a cup of coffee on demand—so no need to worry if yours is the one street corner without a Starbucks.

In its patent,...

August 21, 2018

When you see a plane with a 385-foot wingspan that can launch rockets mid-flight, it's hard not to get excited about human ingenuity when it comes to reaching space.

Now Stratolaunch Systems, the maker of that beastly megaplane (also named Stratolaunch), is giving the world a closer look...

August 14, 2018

Air traffic controllers are professionally unruffled.

“They try to help pilots in emergency situations in their thought process,” says Jerry Wolfe, a professor in aviation...

August 07, 2018

The Institute of Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences is building a factory for the commercial production of hypersonic engines, a game-changing technology with both military and civilian applications.

The institute's scramjet lead scientist, Fan Xuejun,...

July 30, 2018

 

Aero Skills Top Gun Competitors Left to Right: Devon McGregor, Gabriela Rodriguez Gil, Christopher Munger, Dan Oelrich, Michael Marshall, Erick Beltran, Jandre Smit, and Ray Wanner.

The Aero Skills season is here and was kicked off in a fantastic way in the heart of downtown...

July 17, 2018

Photo by Laurie Goossens

July 12, 2018 - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 will be host to a powerful collection of U.S. Air Force air power unlike anything that has been seen in Oshkosh in years past, according to EAA Director of Flight Operations Dennis Dunbar.

“The...

July 10, 2018

"9 cities, 14 days, and close to 2,000 miles in promotional support of ATG Aero Skills Tournaments: To those businesses and schools visited, thank you for receiving me. Also, I want to give a supportive shout-out to the Work Campers I met along the way."

There are hackathons,...

July 03, 2018

The FAA has cleared the "special conditions" whipped up from scratch for the novel wings.

The upcoming Boeing 777x is set to be the largest twin-engine jet in the world, with a 108-foot-...

June 27, 2018

To the extent practical, in northern hemisphere markets summer is for flying, and fall is for maintenance. But locking in those fall slots now may be a wise move.

It increasingly looks like maintenance prices are headed for increases in fall, mostly due to the supply-demand balance, when...

June 21, 2018

The First Aero Skills National Final is in the books!! On Saturday January 27, 2018, at the AIM Aviation Institute of Maintenance, in Las Vegas Nevada, a dozen of the country’s Top Gun aircraft tradespeople, squared off to determine who would be the First National Champion for the Aero Skills...

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