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Historical contract for the acquisition of 80 Rafale F4 by the United Arab Emirates

In the presence of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and Sheikh Mohammed ben Zayed Al Nahyane, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Vice-Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, signed a historical contract with Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, CEO of Tawazun Economic Council, in charge of security and defense acqui...

300 deliveries and going stronger - Daher Kodiak multi-role aircraft

The 300th Kodiak delivery marks a new milestone for this rugged and capable multi-role workhorse, underscoring Daher’s commitment to its future as part of the company’s single-engine turboprop-powered aircraft product portfolio. The Kodiak was introduced in 2007 as a new-generation short takeoff and landing aircraft capable of bringing services and heavy supplies to the most remote...

All-new Ka-62 civil helicopter certified in Russia

November 30, 2021, Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) issued a type certificate for an all-new Ka-62 civil helicopter to Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation. This document allows selling the helicopter at the Russian market. Ka-62 helicopter flight test program was launched in 2017 using three prototypes that performed 434 flights with a total dura...

Transport Canada type certified Dassault Falcon 6X PW812D engine

Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier congratulated Pratt & Whitney Canada on approval by Transport Canada of the latest member of the company’s PW800 family of high-efficiency engines.   “We congratulate Pratt & Whitney Canada on receiving its type certification for the PW812D engine,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. &ld...

Skye Aviation orders additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s

Skye Aviation, LLC has completed purchase deposits for two additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800 aircraft and paid option agreements for three additional eFlyer 800s.  “Skye Aviation is a bridge that provides access to the many benefits of this incredible airplane,” said George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace. “A leasing solution provides an access and growth path for f...

New operator of A321neo - China Airlines- advanced high-comfort cabin and contactless protection

China Airlines (CAL) has become the latest operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft of the type, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The aircraft operated with a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF provides a reduction of up to 80% in carbon emissions over its lifecycle, compared to traditional jet fuel. The aircraft is powered by Pratt...

Wingcopter receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone- and air mobility-related startups. The investment is made out of DRONE FUND’s JPY 10 billion/USD 90 million strong third fund, called DRONE FUND III (officially DRONE FUND III Investment Limited Partnership), and...

Ascendance Flight Technologies unveils design of ATEA hybrid-electric aircraft

Ascendance Flight Technologies builds on the virtues of hybrid technology and distributed propulsion to develop sustainable air travel solutions. After three years of R&D, the French start-up company swiftly swings into action for new, state-of-the-art sustainable and decarbonised air travel: it is unveiling the design of ATEA, its 5-seater vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Conceived to...

Time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ExecuJet MRO Services

ExecuJet MRO Services is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, marking a major milestone for the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm, a pioneer of emerging markets and a company that is continuing to expand. ExecuJet started in 1991 in South Africa at Johannesburg’s Lanseria International Airport, where it is still headquartered today. Since its inception, Exec...

First Tecnam P2012 Sentinel SMP landed in Taiwan for Apex Flight Academy

The first of two new Tecnam P2012 SMP aircraft for Apex Flight Academy arrived at Taoyuan International Airport on November 16 afternoon, a milestone in the company’s quest to expand its horizons. The 9 seater aircraft took off in Capua Italy and arrived in Taipei after 6600 NM, with 10 fuel stops via Russia, Siberia and South Korea, facing icing temperatures as low as -24 degrees Celsi...

Flying Colours Corp. inks sales and installation agreement with SmartSky

Flying Colours Corp. has signed an agreement with North Carolina-based SmartSky Networks to act as a sales and installation facility for SmartSky’s air-to-ground connectivity equipment. Sales and installation of the advanced antennas and aircraft base radio will be available through Flying Colours Corp.’ Peterborough, ON. and St. Louis, MO. locations. The continued strengthening o...

UAC completed the construction of the MC-21-300 plane with Russian composite wing

Irkut Corporation (part of the United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation) has completed the construction of the first MC-21-300 aircraft with a Russian-made polymer composite wing. On November 29, 2021, the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop of the Irkut Corporation’s Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the flight test division. Specialists of the plant and relate...

Pratt & Whitney and Embraer partner on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel flight demonstration program

Pratt & Whitney has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to collaborate on studies of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Technical teams from the two companies will engage to define an integrated ground and flight test plan for 100% SAF in a GTF-powered Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The initiative reflects Pratt & Whitney’s and Embraer’s shared commitment to supp...

New orders for Sonaca 200 by long-standing Sonaca Aircraft clients

As the year draws to a close, Sonaca Aircraft has received new orders from two long-standing clients: "Air Academy New CAG" (Belgium) and "Blackbushe Aviation" flying school and aeroclub (England). The new orders are for five Sonaca 200 Trainer NG aircraft. The clients share their experience “Our Sonaca 200 fleet has logged more than 4,000 flight hours and we have d...

Metrojet Engineering Clark welcomes first Bombardier Global 7500 hangar-parking jet

Metrojet Engineering Clark (MEC), the Philippines based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), has delightfully welcomed the first Bombardier Global 7500 to the new state-of-the-art MRO facility in Clark for hangar parking service.​ “The travel and quarantine restrictions continue to impact the flying activities in the A...

EHang 216 completed debut flight demo in Bali, Indonesia

EHang 216 completed its debut flight demonstration for aerial sightseeing in the world-famous tourism hotspot of Bali, Indonesia. This demonstration flight was conducted under EHang’s cooperation with an Indonesian local partner Prestige Aviation, a subsidiary of Prestige Corp.The EHang 216 demonstrated a five-minute autonomous flight at the scenic Villa Blackstone Beach, Bali. VIP guests wh...

Croatia and France finalize Rafale acquisition

At a ceremony attended by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of the Croatian Republic Andrej Plenković, the French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly and the Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation Eric Trappier signed today in Zagreb, with the Croatian Minister of Defense Mario Banozic, two contracts for the acquisition of 12 Rafale fighters and ass...

2021 Middle East Aviation Awards goes to FAI Technik for Project Pearl refurbishment

FAI Technik was honoured in the 2021 Middle East Aviation Awards when it scooped the Innovation in EngineeringCategory for its work on Project Pearl, a multi-million Euro refurbishment of a pre-owned Bombardier Global Express. Tim Callies, specialist aviation interior design partner was lead architect to the FAI team as they undertook one of the most challenging projects o...

PART 21 Subpart G approval & launch of final assembly of AURA AERO first series aircraft

AURA AERO has jusr received Subpart G approval for all of its industrial facilities, an approval mandatory for officially launching serial production of the INTEGRAL family. The PART 21 Subpart G approval was delivered to AURA AERO by Guy Tardieu, president of OSAC, the French authority for civil aviation safety, after 18 months of audit on the Toulouse-Francazal and Bernay (Air Menuiser...

Vietnam Airlines began regular commercial direct flights to the United States

Vietnam Airlines announced the success of the first direct flight to the United States, fulfilling a key development milestone of the Vietnamese flag carrier. The inaugural flight, No.VN98, from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, carried passengers on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, one of the most advanced-technology airplanes of the Vietnam Airlines fleet. This historic flight signifies an...

First in-flight 100% sustainable-fuels emissions study of passenger jet

Initial findings from a world-first study of the impact of 100% sustainable aviation fuel on both engines of a commercial jet have provided promising early results. The ECLIF3 study, involving Airbus, Rolls-Royce, German research centre DLR and SAF producer Neste, marks the first time 100% SAF has been measured simultaneously on both engines of a commercial passenger aircraft – an...