Aviation News Spotlight for November 2015

In light of several notable news stories about the aviation industry over the last several weeks, we thought we would revisit our periodic series in which we cover the aviation world. Here’s what we’re reading about this month:

Indian Airlines Becoming Profitable

Business Today recently reported that four of the seven major airlines in India have begun to turn profits.

Jet Airways, IndiGo, and SpiceJet all reported earnings between April and June 2015, citing progress in operational efficiencies and passenger growth. A strong domestic market that’s regularly higher than the industry’s average and a sharp decline in the cost of aviation turbine fuel can both be attributed for the sector’s success.

This is good news for an international market that’s increasingly being swallowed up by Emirates and others in the region, meaning increased competition and better experiences for passengers.

Mitsubishi Tests First Commercial Airliner

A nation once feared and respected for its aviation power, Japan has taken its first step towards reclaiming its status as a force to be reckoned with in the skies.

Mitsubishi, the original manufacturer of the famed Zero fighter, has completed a successful test of its first commercial jet in the central Japanese city of Nagoya.

While Mitsubishi has long since provided critical parts for aircraft systems, this is the company’s first major effort into the aviation world in almost 70 years.

Navy Releases Definitive History of Naval Aviation

The United States Navy has released its recently published “United States Naval Aviation 1910-2010” online via the Naval History and Heritage Command website.

The two volume, 1,300 page is broken into two major sections: Chronology and Statistics. A major resource for aviation officials and military historians alike, this edition has been greatly updated from the previous version and is considered to be the definitive account of the Navy’s first 100 years in the sky. Read it for free here.

That’s it for this month! Check back to our blog as we regularly update readers with the latest news in the aviation world and be sure to visit our online store. We have the largest on-hand inventory of connectors, parts, and accessories for aviation and industrial machinery markets and best-in-class customer service and support. Contact us today for more information or to place a custom order.

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