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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...

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...