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Russian Helicopters at LIMA 2017 in Malaysia

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Rosoboronexport featured Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopter and Ka-52 Alligator at the International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition Lima 2017, March 21-25, on the Malaysian island of Langkawi. Russian Helicopters specialists demonstrated to helicopter operators and potential clients civil and military rotorcraft including t...

Leonardo expands its presence in the Philippines with new commercial helicopter deliveries

One AW119Kx and one GrandNew helicopter have recently been delivered to corporate customers in the Philippines In the next few months the first AW169 in the Philippines and another AW139 for VIP/Corporate transport will be delivered Local authorized service centre and Leonardo’s regional support centre and training academy provide comprehensive services for the growing helicopter flee...

Prince William’s air ambulance nearly hit by drone narrowly averting disaster

Prince William’s air ambulance came within seconds of catastrophic mid air-collision with a drone. The helicopter, which the Prince flies regularly but was not on board at the time, came within half a second of hitting the remote controlled-device as it flew over a McDonald’s near Enfleld An official report stated that a collision had only been ‘narrowly avoided’ with...

International Airline Association Calls for Immediate Solutions to Electronics Ban

 APEX ( Airline Passenger Experience Association ), a four-decade old international airline trade association, called for immediate government-approved security solutions for the airline electronics ban announced this week by the United States and United Kingdom. IATA calculations indicate 393 flights per week impacted by the electronics ban.  By APEX load-factor calc...

Hawker Pacific Malaysia Appointed Falcon Authorized Service Center

 Dassault Aviation has approved Hawker Pacific’s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia facility as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Falcon 8X, Falcon 7X, Falcon 2000 EX Easy- and Falcon 900 EX EASy- series aircraft. Located at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, the 36,000 square-foot facility is equipped to provide line maintenance services for both local and transient operators. I...

Third plane bought under sanctions deal arrives in Iran

An Airbus A330 airliner arrived in Tehran on Saturday, the third of 200 Western-built passenger aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. The long-haul A330-200 landed at Tehran's Mehrabad airport, the official news agency IRNA reported, as flag-carrier IranAir tries to renew its decaying fleet. The aircraft joins another A330 and a...

China's C919 passenger jet moves closer to maiden flight

China's C919 passenger jet, the symbol of its lofty aviation ambitions, has passed a major technical assessment, and has moved closer to its first flight, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. A committee of 63 aviation specialists from across China had agreed the C919 is technically ready for its maiden flight, Xinhua reported, citing the aircraft's Shanghai-b...

Fly To London From New York In 3 Hours: Flights Will Speed Up With World's Fastest Passenger Jet

A Colorado startup was one step closer toward its ambitious goal of building supersonic passenger jets capable of crossing the Atlantic in slightly more than three hours after securing $33 million in funding.  Boom Supersonic said in a Thursday blog post it has enough capital to build, test and fly a supersonic jet after its Series A round of funding. The jet, dubbed the XB-1, will be...

Dutch scientist proposes circular runways for airport efficiency

While airport terminal architecture has a solid history of style and innovation, rarely is a proposal put forth to utterly redesign the runway. But that’s precisely the aim of Henk Hesselink, a Dutch scientist working with the Netherlands Aerospace Centre. Dubbed the “endless runway”, Hesselink’s brainchild is a 360-degree landing strip measuring more than two...

The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

The European Union (EU) and South Asian states celebrated the launch of a new project today to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will enhance aviation safety, promote institutional and industrial links, and mitigate the environmental impact of aviation. The project will be implemented with Afghanistan, Bangladesh...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, France, after 10 days of flight and ground tests.  The flight test campaign took place at thre...

Gulfstream G500 on schedule for certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s G500 flight-test program continues to make significant progress toward the aircraft's anticipated 2017 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The five G500 test aircraft, including a fully outfitted production aircraft, have surpassed 2,600 flying hours and accumulated more than 600 flights. "Development testing is complete; company...