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A landmark Nordic Aviation Capital order for 100+ ATR -600s

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and ATR have signed a Letter of Intent for 35 firm ATR -600s, with options for a further 35 and purchase rights for another 35. The total value of the agreement amounts to over 2 billion dollars. Deliveries of the initial 35 aircraft will begin in 2020 and run up to 2025. This new deal cements a very successful and longstanding collaboration between NAC and AT...

ALSIM AL42 chosen by Spanish ATO European Flyers

European Flyers, a well-known and prestigious ATO based in Madrid, Spain recently placed an order for an ALSIM AL42 FSTD. The school purchased a twin-engine Diamond DA42 training aircraft awhile back and will now use the simulator to complement their Multi Engine and Instrument Rating (ME & IR) Courses.  The ALSIM AL42 is an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, built using genuine aircra...

Harness Power of Big Data through Boeing AnalytX Digital Solutions

During Paris International Air Show leading airlines signed up  Harness Power of Big Data through Boeing AnalytX Digital Solutions! New orders and agreements for digital solutions that harness the power of big data to significantly expand fleet capability and cost savings for commercial and government customers. Boeing’s digital solutions are powered by Boeing AnalytX, a collection o...

Caribbean Aviation Meetup discoveries - Saint Barthelemy Airport

If I say Saint Barthélemy, what comes first to your mind? Beautiful island, paradisiacal pictures of Caribbean beaches? For many of French people that would be Johnny Hallyday. How much do you know about the airport of that island? If you Google it - here what you get: St. Barthélemy has a small airport known as Gustaf III Airport on the north coast of the island that is ser...

Embraer Launches Predictive Maintenance System IKON

Welcome the launch of IKON, a cloud system for capturing, storing and analyzing high volume data for the predictive maintenance of the E-Jets family! The new system is totally based on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform and was developed by Embraer, with the support of the suppliers AWS ProServe and Claranet, using Big Data and Analytics technologies to deliver 96% productivity gains i...

Looking back at result-oriented Caribbean Aviation Meetup

Caribbean Aviation Meetup is just some days behind us. An amazing opportunity to discover the region, opportunities for business development. First of all, I must tell that this event is very different, it is resulted-oriented. I guess I never had the chance to participate in such passionate debat regarding many aviation topics. It's not just presentations, it is a great "fight&qu...

Cebu Pacific to order 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo

Cebu Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 31 Airbus aircraft, comprising 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo. Cebu Pacific’s A330neo aircraft will be a higher capacity version of the A330-900, with 460 seats in single class configuration. The airline also becomes one of the launch airlines for the A321XLR, which will be able to fly nonstop from the Philippines to des...

Successful flight tests of the first connected aircraft tire

We are surrounded by smart connected products or smart connected things.... A connected object enhances the interaction with other smart objects.  As Wikipedia says, Connectivity also enables some capabilities of the product to exist outside the physical device, in what is known as the product cloud. The data collected from these products can be then anal...

Fasten you seatbelts, the project for the first electric passenger plane takes off

How close is the future? How close is the electric passenger plane? Now we are getting ready to use electric vehicles, they are getting more and more performant. What is going on in aviation regarding electric aicraft? Alice Commuter, produced by Eviation, designed to take 9 passengers, plus the two pilots, up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. Alice designed to redefine reg...

Major aviation manufacturers unified commitment The Sustainability of Aviation

"Heal the world, make it better place", I guess everyone remembers lyrics of this song of Michael Jackson. Different topic discussing the ecology, improvements needed, sustainable way of contunue the industrialisation are more than mediatized now. If you ask yourself questions like "what's next step" you have to pay special attention to this statement. Just because it is t...

The Inaugural Electric Aircraft Air Race

The field for the world’s first ever electric aircraft air race is already halfway there with four teams having entered the inaugural Air Race E event to be held next year. Teams from the Netherlands, USA and the UK have declared their intention to race and are in the process of building their electric race aircraft to meet the official race formula specifications. The teams are the first...

Largest ever single engine order in history

IndiGo announced that it has ordered CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The contract, which includes spare engines and an overhaul support agreement, is valued at more than $20 billion U.S. at list price. To support its new LEAP-1A fleet, IndiGo also signed a long-term Service Agreement.  IndiGo has been a CFM customer since 2016 and...