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China and US' negotiations on easing limits on flights between the two countries might experience a roadblock after the latter expressed doubt that its airlines might be delegated to less attractive landing and take-off slots.Travel demand among Chinese population is expected to go up substantially which is likely to offer…
Aircraft components manufacturer TransDigm has signed a deal to acquire US-based PneuDraulics for $325m in cash. Headquartered in California, PneuDraulics produces aerospace pneumatic and hydraulic components, and sub-systems for commercial transport, regional, business jet and military aircraft. It employs approximately 275 people. The company's aftermarket segment represents around 35% of…
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with industry firms and the modelling community on a 'Know Before You Fly' campaign, to promote awareness among unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators. The campaign is in response to a series of recent incidents where UAS interrupted wildland firefighting operations. The US Department…
Wyle Laboratories has secured a contract with Nasa to provide biomedical, medical and health services to its future human spaceflight platforms being managed at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, US. Planned to be effective from 1 October, the human health and performance contract will be for an initial five…
GKN Aerospace is to acquire the Dutch aerospace firm Fokker Technologies in deal worth more than €700 million ($775 million).   Fokker Technologies specialises in supplying aerostructures, wiring connection systems and landing-gear. It also acts as a maintenance and modification provider.   GKN describes the €706 million acquisition from Arle…
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