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 Airbus Helicopter Cuts Jobs, Fights Super Puma Bans

Airbus Helicopters said it will cut about 582 jobs at its facilities in France as the company continues to face lower demand along with the aftermath of a fatal crash of one of its H225 rotorcraft in Norway. The cuts, to be achieved through voluntary resignations, will amount to a small percentage of the aerospace giant's helicopter division in France, which employs more than 9700 people there, Bloomberg reported.

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 Boeing Awarded Patent For VTOL Passenger Plane

Boeing is apparently working on a large passenger aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing features. The company received a patent for a tilt-rotor design that has room for at least 100 passengers, according to a Business Insider report Thursday.

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 New This Week

AVweb's search of news in aviation found announcements from AOPA, Garmin, Simhawk and Jeppesen.The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association announced the recipients of the AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards at Redbird Migration Flight Training Conference in San Marcos, Texas.

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 Pence Plane Hits LaGuardia Overrun

It would appear that almost everything worked as intended at LaGuardia on Thursday night when Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's Boeing 737 had a hairy landing in bad weather.

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