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Russian Ka-226T helicopters can be assembled in India for third countries

Russia’s Kamov Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India may be supplied to third countries after Russia fulfils the basic contract for the delivery of 200 such rotocraft to that country, Rostec Corporation Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy Viktor Kladov told TASS on Monday. "Now a joint venture has been set up to implement the project of the Ka-226T production...

Zetta Jet Receives Commitment for $8.5 Million Post-Petition Financing from Scout Aviation II, LLC

Zetta Jet, a global leader in private international, business and luxury air travel, announced today that its existing lessor Scout Aviation II, LLC ("Scout Aviation") has committed to provide up to $8.5 million in post-petition financing. The financing, subject to Bankruptcy Court approval, will enable the Company to satisfy customary obligations associated with the daily oper...

Bombardier Predicts Latin America’s 60- to150-seat aircraft Fleet Will Double by 2036

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s Market Forecast 2017-2036 for Latin America predicts that overall traffic is expected to grow 5.1 per cent annually and intra-regional traffic to grow slightly more than the world average at 5.6 per cent annually over the next 20 years. Total deliveries in the 60- to 150-seat marked segment to Latin America are expected to number 1,050 aircraft, or eight p...

Boeing Awards Five-Year Contract to Aircraft Philipp Group of Germany

Aircraft Philipp will produce machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook helicopters, becomes part of Boeing’s significant supplier base in Germany. Boeing and Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH today signed a five-year contract to manufacture machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at its facilities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Thi...

Singapore Airlines selects Airbus for A380 retrofit programme

14 aircraft currently in service to receive airline’s new cabin products Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products installed on the a...

TRU to bring new training technology to Emirate's world-class training academy in Dubai

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced that it has signed a letter of commitment to provide six Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs), based upon TRU’s new ODYSSEY™ 7 hybrid full flight simulator, to Emirates Flight Training Academy, an unprecedented and newly launched pilot training center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Supporting the center...

From Farm To Flight: Qantas To Operate World’s First US-Australia Biofuel Flight

Qantas announced it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels,  and will see Qantas’ new Dreamliner being powered by Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed. Carinata produ...

Falco EVO surveillance drone touches down in the Middle East with first delivery to launch customer

The Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) has been selected by two customers in the Middle East and Gulf region. The first delivery took place last month Leonardo is also seeing increased interest in its ‘drones as a service’ offering, where the company owns and operates the aircraft and provides surveillance data to the customer  In addition to fixed-wing RPAS, Leon...

Bringing airline experience into A350-1000 testing

As Airbus prepares for the service entry of its latest A350 XWB jetliner version – the A350-1000 – a new approach that for the first time puts customers’ pilots into ground-based flight simulators during the test campaign has proven so valuable that such sessions are set to become regular events. The initial customer invited to participate was Cathay Pacific Airways – a...

London Airports Set to Profit from Boom in Private Jet Travel

Several airports in the London area are looking to cash in as more travellers opt to fly privately. Figures released in a recent report show that there were almost 80,000 private jet departures from the UK in August and many of these flew out of London airports. The private jet charter industry has adopted innovative technology and along with a new business model is reaping the rewards of its r...

Jet Aviation gains EN9110 certification and other maintenance approvals in Dubai

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that its maintenance facility in Dubai has been awarded EN9110 certification following an independent audit. The company has also gained EASA, FAA and GCCA approvals for the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) family, as well as EASA approval for the Bombardier Global BD700 series.  In recognition of the development, implementation and continuous improvement...

Stratajet lands top five spot in Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

Stratajet has been ranked amongst the UK's leading technology companies in the prestigious Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50. Stratajet announced that it ranked fifth in the 2017 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50. The list, ranking the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK, is based on percentage revenue growth over the last four years. Stratajet grew 3,634% during this period.  ...

Dubai Airshow 2017: Airbus ‘makes it fly’ with 510 aircraft orders and commitments

Impressive numbers announced at the biennial aerospace industry event The Airbus product line of commercial jetliners, military airlifters and helicopters reached new heights at this week’s Dubai Airshow with transactions and business announcements for 510 aircraft. Validating the company’s slogan: ‘We make it fly,’ these orders and commitments involved 500 aircraft f...

My Sky named the Company of the Year (Aviation) by The ACQ5 Global Awards 2017

My Sky’s CEO and Cofounder Kirill Kim recognized as the Gamechanger of the Year on the International list  My Sky, the Swiss company specialized in business aviation financial control since 2015, was recognized as the Company of the Year (Aviation) by ACQ5 Global Awards 2017, with its Cofounder and CEO Kirill Kim being named the Gamechanger of the Year, both award...

Airbus selects Shenzhen for its China Innovation Centre

Cooperation framework agreement was signed to accelerate aviation innovation in China  Airbus has selected the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, widely considered to be the Silicon Valley of China, to establish its Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC). Airbus has also signed a cooperation framework agreement with Invest Shenzhen to establish a long-term strategic partnership to accelerat...

FL Technics launches new line station at Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) in Moscow

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced opening a brand new line maintenance station at Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) in Moscow, Russia. The newly established line station will be capable of handling A320FAM and B737NG aircraft types registered in Europe, Bermuda and Aruba as well as many other locations across the...

Airbus Foundation launches The Little Engineers programme in India to inspire young minds

The programme aims to reach out to over 150 students in India by the end of 2017 The “A380 Assembly” workshop in Bengaluru introduced students to the world of aviation The Airbus Foundation together with its partner ‘The Little Engineer’ has launched the Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme in India. Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goal of...

airBaltic Serves over 3 Million Passengers During Ten Months of 2017

During the first ten months of 2017 the Latvian airline airBaltic has transported a total of 3 007 034 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In October 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 319 018 passengers or 26% more than in the same period of 2016. For already the fifth month in a row it has been the biggest number of carried passengers...

Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a new and innovative 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds. One of the other recent achievements has been the 3D printing, certification and installatio...

flydubai commits to US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history Dubai-based flydubai (www.flydubai.com) announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet. This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and follows orders placed in 2008 and 2013. This new aircraft order will support its continue...

Jet MS approved by Nigerian authorities

Jet Maintenance Solutions (Jet MS), a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions for business and regional aviation, has recently announced being recognized by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. From autumn 2017 and onwards, Jet MS has been officially approved to provide line and base maintenance services in Nigeria. According to the issued certificate, t...