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Dassault Falcon 8X, 900LX trijets at Dubai Airshow 2019

Only Two days left till Dubai Airshow, so get ready! What you can expect from Dassault Aviation? Here are some details: an ultra-long range large cabin Falcon 8X flagship and super versatile 900LX! Dassault will also be leveraging the event to promote its new ultra widebody Falcon 6X, currently in development. A full-scale cabin mockup of the large twinjet will be featured at the static...

CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet pilots

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive training agreement with easyJet to train 1,000 new easyJet cadet pilots on a Multi-Crew Pilot licence (MPL) programme. CAE will also provide Airbus 320 type rating training and place graduates of CAE’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) programme with easyJet.  “This partnership agreement is a resounding endorsement of CA...

Region First Approval to 3D Printed Aircraft Parts - Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering has collaborated with EOS and BigRep to open the region’s first additive manufacturing facility with Design and Production Approval from EASA. The laboratory, located at the Etihad Engineering facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport, features two approved industrial 3D printers. The laboratory’s primary machine is the powder-bed fusion techn...

First Final Assembly Line in Japan for Commercial Aircraft Engines

MHI Aero Engines has completed its assembly and first shipment of a Pratt & Whitney GTFTM PW1200G engine at the MHIAEL facility in Komaki, Japan.The engine was shipped on November 13 to Mitsubishi Aircraft's Moses Lake Flight Test Center (MFC) in Moses Lake, Washington. It will then be installed to support on-going aircraft testing of the SpaceJet regional passenger jet bei...

The launch of Mi-38 on international market at Dubai Airshow 2019

The first foreign presentation of its newest Mi-38 civilian helicopter will take place during Dubai Airshow 2019! The rotorcraft featuring a luxury cabin will be showcased at the static exposition, and will also take part in the flight program. Cutting-edge technical solutions in the field of safety and comfort were used in the development of the helicopter interior. The engines of Mi-38...

A $4 billion LEAP-1A engine order - Qatar Airways & CFM International

Qatar Airways announced that it has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 A321neo family aircraft, the largest order of A321neo family aircraft in the Middle East. Alongside the engine deal, the national airline of the State of Qatar has also signed with CFM International a rate-per-flight-hour support agreement to cover its entire fleet of LEAP-1A engines, inc...

BelugaXL receives EASA Type Certification

The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The aircraft is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system and a key enabler for production ramp-up requirements beyond 2019. The BelugaXL allows for 30% extra transport capacity being 7 metres longer and 1 metre wider than its BelugaST p...

Young passengers’ purchasing habits present an opportunity to transform shopping in the sky

Generation Z (Gen Z) are last-minute spenders when planning trips, presenting an opportunity for airlines to revolutionise inflight e-commerce and take revenue from elsewhere in the customer journey. New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), commissioned by Inmarsat Aviation, suggests that by 2028, Gen Z passengers will spend an average of $2...

De Havilland Canada Arrives in the UAE for Dubai Airshow

De Havilland Canadaannounced its participation in the upcoming Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates. This will be the company’s first appearance at the Dubai Airshow since the Dash 8 aircraft program was acquired by Longview Aviation Capital, and re-launched as De Havilland Canada in June 2019. During the biennial event, De Havilland Canada will showcase a Jambojet Dash 8-400 aircr...

EBAA Safety Recognition Award goes to SEA Prime

Congratulations! EBAA Safety Recognition Award goes to SEA Prime! The award is assigned by EBAA to recognize success stories resulting from going ‘the extra mile’ and tangible manifestations of safety precautions in addition to those required by the regulations. On the occasion of the opening of the new Business&General Aviation Milano Prime Terminal of Milano Mal...

Collins Aerospace at DAS19 - solutions across the broadest portfolio

Collins Aerospace Systems will make its Dubai Airshow debut with a comprehensive display of solutions that enable a more intelligent, more connected and more electric aerospace and defense industry for its customers in the Middle East. The company exhibit will feature: Commercial offerings including Pro Line Fusion® avionics, Venue™ cabin management system, Stage™ o...

First DA42 MPP Special Mission Aircraft with a Hyperspectral Sensor Configuration

Diamond Aircraft Austria has completed the Factory Acceptance Test for a special multi-role configuration, which will be delivered in the upcoming weeks to the Government of Malaysia. The aircraft is configured as a multi-role aircraft which includes two interchangeable configurations. The 1st Configuration contains three SPECIM Hyperspectral sensors (Fenix 1K, OWL, Kest...

Class-leading, Large-cabin Trio at Dubai Airshow

Gulfstream G650ER, G600, G500 And Special Missions Display Return To Middle East! “Gulfstream continues to expand its support of the growing Middle-Eastern market — now more than ever with the reveal of our new ultralong-range flagship, the Gulfstream G700,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Our high-speed, large-cabin offerings have proven ideal for customers tra...

First flight of VSR700 prototype

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre!  The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes. In accordance with the airworthiness authority that provided the flight clearance, the VSR700 was tethered with 30-metre cables t...

KLM Firms Up Order for E195-E2 Jets and Adds Six Further Aircraft

Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle and ICBC Aviation Leasing. The order was previously announced as a Letter of Intent for 15 firm orders with 20 purchase rights at the Paris Air Show earlier this year. With all purchase rights exercis...

Thales at the Dubai Airshow 2019

Thales has a unique value proposition in civil and defense that will bring to the space and aerospace industry with a strong focus on AI and region readiness to accommodate latest technology. With the Dubai being at the heart of innovation and digitisation. In line with the acceleration of the Group’s digital transformation, digital technologies are at the heart of numerous solutions present...

Future of Flight by Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2019

The Dubai Airshow is an important platform for Airbus to highlight its best-in-class products and innovative services to customers. Airbus’ continued participation at the largest aviation event in the Middle East demonstrates its continuous commitment to enhancing the aerospace and aviation industries in the UAE and wider region. At the Dubai Airshow Airbus will showcase its wide r...

China Southern Airlines and GE Aviation 12-year Systems TrueChoice services and support contract

GE Aviation announced a 12-year TrueChoiceTM services agreement with China Southern Airlines for systems support across their Boeing 787 fleet. The agreement includes GE Aviation’s Avionics Systems content and capabilities with the signing taking place at the China International Import Expo with Matt Dillhoff, general manager of Systems Global Services Sales for GE Aviation and Mr. Li Z...

Sabena technics performed its first B787 C-Check

Air Europa, the Spanish airline, has trusted Sabena technics to perform base maintenance operations on two of their Boeing 787-8. The first aircraft has left the MRO’s facility on-time after a successful C-Check.  The second aircraft is already at Sabena technics’ premises in Bordeaux (France). “ Our teams handled this project with great enthusiasm, hard work and...

2019 Dubai Airshow - Boeing to Focus on Safety, Innovation and Partnerships

Boeing will showcase its broad portfolio of commercial and defense products, services and technologies at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The company's presence and activities at the show will focus on safety, innovation and industry partnerships in the growing Middle East market.  At Boeing's exhibit, visitors can immerse themselves in a 360-degree theater and learn more about t...

World’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight

The progress, development, innovation... Seams everythings becomes possible! Leonardo is accalerating technologycal progress by investing in the in the world’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight! Leonardo is investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The initiative will res...