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Boeing, VietJet Sign Agreement for 100 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement includes 80 737 MAX 10s, which would be largest commitment in Asia Deal to double Vietnamese carrier's 737 MAX fleet to 200 Boeing and VietJet signed a Memorandum of Understanding today at the 2018 Farnborough International for an additional 100 737 MAX airplanes. The agreement, which includes 80 737 MAX 10s and 20 737 MAX 8s, is valued at more than $12.7 billion...

SKYTRAX WORLD AIRLINE AWARDS NAMES AIR ASTANA A WINNER SEVEN YEARS IN A ROW

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has been recognised for 4 Star service excellence, retaining the accolade of ‘Best Airline in Central Asia and India’ in the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the seventh consecutive year.  The prestigious awards ceremony took place at the Langham Hotel in Central London yesterday. The Skytrax World A...

ExecuJet to establish new MRO facility in Malaysia

ExecuJet has today signed a contract with Malaysian Airports at the Farnborough International Airshow to establish a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility within Subang Airport, Malaysia.  ExecuJet is currently the largest MRO in Malaysia for business aircraft operating in Subang Airport from an existing hangar and office facility measuring approximately 64,000 square feet....

Embraer, Helvetic Airways Sign Letter of Intent for Up to 24 E2s

Embraer announced at the Farnborough Air Show that Zurich based Helvetic Airways has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for 12 E190-E2 and purchase rights for a further 12, with conversion rights to the E195-E2. If all purchase rights are exercised, the deal has a list price of USD 1.5 billion. The order will be included in Embraer’s backlog as soon as it becomes firm, which will happen in...

Subaru and Bell announce collaboration on commercial 412 helicopter upgrade

THE SUBARU BELL 412EPX INTRODUCED AS PART OF JAPAN UH-X PROGRAM  At a ceremony held at Farnborough Air Show, BELL HELICOPTER, a Textron Inc. company and SUBARU Corporation announced their collaboration on a commercial enhancement of the BELL 412 EPI, which was type-certified this month as the 412 EPX,in support of the Japan UH-X program. In 2015, Bell’s long-term partner, SUB...

Lockheed Martin Introduces LM-100J 'FireHerc' At Farnborough International Airshow

 Lockheed Martin at Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS) introduced the LM-100J "FireHerc," a civil-certified firefighting airtanker variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules that is the airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world.   The LM-100J is the commercial freighter production model of the C-130J Super Hercules and an updated version of the legacy L-100...

Farnborough Airshow Day 2: New Airbus jetliner orders, and mission training capabilities spotlighted

Underscoring Airbus leadership Airbus continued its momentum during the Farnborough Airshow’s second day, announcing orders, commitments and agreements for single-aisle and widebody jetliners that reached the triple-digits, while also focusing on the company’s capabilities for mission-oriented training. New business revealed at the week-long UK aerospace gathering included anothe...

Handover of the First PC-21 to QinetiQ

Under the contract concluded with the British company QinetiQ in 2016, Pilatus is to provide two PC-21s to the “Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS)” based in Wiltshire, in the south of England. Operated by QinetiQ, ETPS functions as a training centre for flight test engineers and test pilots, and enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide. On 17 July, Markus Bucher, CEO of Pilatus...

Japan Coast Guard signs HCare Smart for its H225 fleet

Airbus’ material management programme will cover the maintenance of all ten helicopters over five years.​ Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has signed with Airbus Helicopters for an HCare Smart full-by-the-hour material management contract, for a period of five years. Beginning in July, the contract will cover comprehensive maintenance support, including parts-bythe-hour for JCG’s H225 fleet....

Air Service Basel receives certification from Mexican Civil Aviation Authority

Swiss-based maintenance facility, Air Service Basel, has received authorisation from the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority to support small and mid-size business aircraft registered in Mexico including King Air, Textron and Falcon. The handling and maintenance facility located at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg announces new Maintenance Organisation Approval certificate from the Mexican Dire...

"Azerbaijan Airlines" was once again awarded the prestigious Skytrax Award

Azerbaijani national air carrier was once again confirmed the prestigious "4 Star" rating by the world’s leading assessor of airline and airport service quality British consulting company Skytrax. This means that Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is rated along with recognized leaders of the global aviation market in terms of service quality. In addition, Azerbaijan Airlines became...

Airbus flies high during the 2018 Farnborough Airshow’s opening day

Airbus made headlines during the Farnborough Airshow’s opening day with news across the company’s product portfolio – from nine order announcements for commercial jetliners to the unveiling of its series production facility for the Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) and the introduction of SmartForce digital support services for military customers operating Airbus...

TAG Aviation Introduces First Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Equipped with Premier Cabin Destined for Charter Service in Europe

The long range Global 5000 aircraft will be based in Paris and represents the ninth addition to TAG Aviation’s rapidly growing managed fleet of business jets registered in Europe Premier cabins bring a new level of refinement and craftsmanship to the interior experience with a cutting-edge design, advanced ergonomics, the fastest Ka-band in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and t...

Airbus opens first serial production facility for Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites.

Opening a new facility, building new crafts  New  Zephyr  currently on its maiden flight  Airbus Defence and Space has unveiled the new Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite) to the world at Farnborough Air Show this morning. The Zephyr S is the first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, previous Zephyr units being Research and Developme...

Phenomenal First Day for the Farnborough International Airshow

The Farnborough International Airshow saw $46.4bn in deals announced today, surpassing the figure achieved on the first day of the 2016 Airshow which stood at $23bn.  Orders were placed for 311 civil aircraft across the show worth $43.6bn. More than $2.8bn in engine orders were also announced. Going into the show, the commercial aircraft backlog stood at 14,327 – the large...

Boeing, Jackson Square Aviation Announce Order for 30 737 MAXs

Aircraft lessor reaches major milestone, placing its first direct order from a jet maker Jackson Square Aviation becomes 100th customer of 737 MAX program with order valued at $3.5 billion Boeing and Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) announced the leasing company has ordered 30 737 MAX airplanes in its first direct purchase from a jet maker, reflecting the evolution of the airplane lessor's...

ROLLS-ROYCE INTELLIGENTENGINE VISION MAKES RAPID PROGRESS

Rolls-Royce today provided journalists at the Farnborough International Airshow with an update on its IntelligentEngine vision, highlighting three examples of recent progress and showing how rapidly Rolls-Royce’s digital capabilities are developing. The IntelligentEngine vision, launched at the Singapore Airshow in February, is based on a belief that the worlds of product and service have...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim expands managed aircraft fleet

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has added another Bombardier Challenger aircraft to its managed fleet.  The management contract will see DCAF provide full Flight Operational Aircraft Management services, in-house maintenance, Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO), hangar parking and FBO handling at its facility at Al Maktoum International Airport.  Holger Ostheimer,...

Leonardo set to exhibit its latest Aerospace, Defence, Security and Training solutions at Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Highlights at the show will include the latest variants of the AW101 helicopter, the M-346 Fighter Attack and the P-72A maritime patrol aircraft variant for the Italian Air Force Leonardo’s indoor exhibition area will be showcasing its world-class new products and systems around the three core themes of ‘Combat’, ‘ISR’ and ‘Training & Support’ W...

Satellite launches set to return to British soil after 50 years following new partnership with Virgin Orbit in Cornwall

The first British satellite launch in 50 years could take place from Cornwall within the next three years following a new partnership with Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit, a satellite launch company, has selected Spaceport Cornwall as an ideal location to operate and deliver one of the first launches of its LauncherOne system outside of its US home. The last British rocket - Black Arrow - that se...

Caribbean aviation taxes may cause economic strangulation

If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub, or even a regional hub, it is probably well advised to drop departure taxes and other passenger taxes. Passenger taxation is ‘swamp taxation’ because no one besides the receiver wants it, and it sucks.  “Dutch Government ditches passenger ticket tax in efforts to halt declining traffic at Amsterdam Internat...