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Magellan Aerospace acquires John Huddleston Engineering
Aug. 31, 2012, Mississauga, Ont. - Magellan Aerospace Corporation announced today that it has completed the acquisition of John Huddleston Engineering Limited. JHE is a leading European supplier of precision machined aerospace components with facilities in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Poland.
Boeing predicts aviation personnel need to soar in Asia-Pacific
Aug. 29, 2012, Chicago, Il. - Boeing predicts that the demand for aviation personnel in the commercial airline industry will increase substantially in the Asia-Pacific region over the next two decades, to support fleet modernisation and air travel growth.
NBAA salutes aviation legend Neil Armstrong
Aug. 27, 2012, Washington, D.C. - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has hailed the legacy of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Armstrong died Aug. 25 of complications from heart surgery.
Bombardier CSeries aircraft takes virtual flight
Aug. 27, 2012, Montreal - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that the company is now conducting virtual flights with "Aircraft 0" - the on-the-ground Integrated Systems Test and Certification Rig (ISTCR) for the CSeries aircraft.
Former Textron chairman/CEO named to Navistar post
Aug. 27, 2012, Lisle, Il. - Navistar International Corp. said Monday that its chairman and CEO has stepped down and named an interim replacement.
Airplane crash among worst in past eight years
Aug. 27, 2012, Listowel, Ont. - The airplane crash that killed four people near Listowel is among the worst air disasters Ontario has seen since 2004.
FedEx Express to receive special award
Aug. 27, 2012, Washington, D.C. - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that FedEx Express, a division of FedEx Corp., and its founder, Frederick W. Smith, will be honored with the 2012 Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award, which recognizes the use of aviation for humanitarian purposes.
European aerospace giant to sell 33 jets to Switzerland
Aug. 27, 2012, Geneva, Sui - European aerospace giant EADS says it could sell 33 secondhand Eurofighter jets to Switzerland – a deal that could trump an offer by Sweden's Saab AB for 22 new Gripen planes to update the aging Swiss fleet.
Cessna's Citation Ten: the fastest civil aircraft in the world
Aug. 27, 2012, Sonoma, Ca. - Cessna's Citation Ten regains prominence as the fastest civil aircraft in the world with an increase of its maximum speed to Mach .935. Cessna Aircraft announced this speed record today with partner, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and their owner Chip Ganassi at the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma in Sonoma, Calif.
Feds investing in B.C. aerospace sector
Aug. 24, 2012, B.C. - The aerospace sector in British Columbia is receiving a significant boost thanks to the Harper Government's investment in research and development. This support was announced today at the University of Victoria (UVic) by Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and for Western Economic Diversification.