California Aircraft Expo 2012 offers aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to view the latest products from California’s leading aircraft manufacturers all at one venue. Manufacturers exhibiting at the event include…
With Boeing and Airbus dominating a global market valued at US$100 billion annually, the two aircraft manufacturers continue to vie for first place in this lucrative business sector. First quarter results for 2012 reveal that Boeing appears to be on course to recapture the top spot, as it delivered 137 commercial airplanes, compared to the 131 delivered by Airbus.
The Leesburg Executive Airport 2010 Air Show will be hosted on 23 October 2010, and the entry to the show is free of charge. Magnificent aerial and static displays will be available, with displays of flight schools, experimental aircraft, helicopters and aircraft manufacturers on the ground. In the air, visitors can look forward to seeing […]
With the popularity and rising demand for air travel in China, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, under the leadership of Wu Guanghui, began to design a commercial aircraft that will suit the needs of the aviation industry. A model of the aircraft was recently revealed, and Wu Guanghui spoke to the media in regard to the design process and vision that he has for the aircraft. It is estimated that the design will be completed by the end of 2010, revealing a new era of Chinese aviation to the world.
General Dynamics is based in Falls Church, Virginia and has 81,900 employees around the world. The Aerospace group of General Dynamics is comprised of General Dynamics Aviation Services and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Beginning in 1958, Gulfstream Aerospace has specialized in designing and manufacturing advanced corporate jet aircraft. This includes mid-size and large cabin airplanes from […]
Al Mooney began Mooney Airplane Company in 1929. In 1953, they moved their operation from Wichita, Kansas to Kerrville, Texas. Mooney designs and manufactures high performance four-seat, single-engine, piston-powered aircraft. Their production line consists of the M20 Bravo GX, the M20 Ovation2 GX, and the M20 Acclaim. Mooney serves over 8 000 customers and has […]
Raytheon Company is based in Wichita, Kansas and in 2006 employed 8,000 people around the world, the majority of them in Kansas. Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech founded Beech Aircraft Corporation in 1932 to manufacture and develop business aircraft. During World War II, the company produced 7,400 aircraft for the U.S. military. In 1947, […]
There are essentially two types of manufacturers in the aviation industry, aircraft manufacturers and aircraft component manufacturers. Certain aircraft manufacturers will cover a variety of types of aircraft whilst others will specialize, for example, in military jets, airliners, gliders, helicopters and so on. Component manufacturers likewise may cover various parts or deal with a specific […]
HELI-EXPO trade show is sponsored by Helicopter Association International (HAI) and focuses on the civil helicopter industry. In 2006, more than 16,000 people attended. Exhibitors numbered 526, and 49 aircraft filled the 512,000 square foot convention center. At the Heli-Expo trade show, visitors can see a wide range of helicopters including some of the latest […]
Airbus opened for business in 1970, and by 2006 had grown to employ 55,000 people. Airbus manufactures aircraft that have more than 100 seats. Based in Toulouse in France, Airbus is an European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company. They produce 14 different aircraft, including the A380, which will have seating for 555 people and be […]