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flyadeal receives all new Airbus A320neo

flyadeal, the low-cost Jeddah-based airline owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines, has taken delivery of a brand new A320neo, the first out of 30 to be delivered in the next 3 years. The aircraft is the first out of 65 A320neo family aircraft ordered by Saudi Arabian Airline at the Paris Airshow 2019, and will join flyadeal’s all Airbus fleet. Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the A320neo will...

Embraer and CommutAir announced Pool Program agreement

Embraer has signed a long-term Pool Program agreement with CommutAir, a United Express carrier, to support the airline’s ERJ 145 jet fleet. This new contract includes full repair coverage for components and parts, as well as access to a large stock of components at Embraer’s distribution center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Currently, the Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worl...

Another Nine PC-21 for French Air Force

In 2017 the Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace purchased 17 PC-21s and has successfully trained its future military pilots on the world’s most modern training system since then. The Air Force has now ordered a further nine PC-21s to reinforce its training programme with additional Pilatus training aircraft. The Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace, one of the world&rsquo...

Cessna Citation Longitude is now EASA certified

Textron Aviation flagship Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet achieved certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries to begin in the region. “In the second half of last year we saw a substantial increase in super-midsize flight activity across Europe as individuals relied on these products as a transpor...

Air Race 1 roars into action at San Angelo for high-octane Halloween meeting in Texas

Air Race 1 has announced tickets are on sale for the highly-anticipated Halloween meeting at San Angelo, Texas this Autumn. Fans have a chance to witness the international air racing championship up close with live crowds welcomed to the aviation extravaganza at Mathis Field, San Angelo Regional Airport on October 30/31. The fastest show in the skies will see top air racing teams...

Pratt & Whitney Canada advances sustainable hybrid-electric propulsion technology

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced plans to advance its hybrid-electric propulsion technology and flight demonstrator program as part of a $163M CAD investment, supported by the governments of Canada and Quebec. "Pratt & Whitney Canada is proud to be a leader toward ever more sustainable aircraft propulsion technologies and be an integral part of Canada&...

MTU Maintenance and Sunclass Airlines sign exclusive CFM56-5B contract

MTU Maintenance and new customer Sunclass Airlines have signed an exclusive five-year contract for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of their CFM56-5B engines. The agreement covers comprehensive MRO support, AOG and on-site services as well as spare engine leasing. Sunclass Airlines operates a fleet of sixteen CFM56-5B engines powering eight A321 aircraft. “We selected MTU Maintenance...

Airbus joins Canada’s SAF+ Consortium to accelerate the development of a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel technology

Airbus and the Montreal, Canada-based SAF+ Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with major Canadian aviation industry players on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and production in North America. Airbus will be investing through “in-kind” contributions, which consist of technical and certification expertise, economic analysis, communicatio...

GKN Aerospace leads new Swedish National project on hydrogen propulsion

GKN Aerospace is leading a Swedish national collaboration programme called H2JET, aiming to develop technical solutions for three important engine subsystems for H2-propulsion of medium range civil aircraft. The two-year project, which started this month, sees GKN Aerospace collaborate with the Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, KTH Royal Inst...

Sundt Air adds third Bombardier Challenger business jet to its fleet

Bombardier and Sundt Air announced the recent delivery of a brand-new Challenger 350 business jet. Sundt Air, an executive charter, aircraft management, and special mission company based in Norway, will manage the Challenger 350 business jet out of Oslo. The aircraft will be available for charter starting in July 2021. “The Challenger 350 business jet al...

India to complete trainer jet certification with freshly supplied engines from Rostec

The United Engine Corporation of Rostec supplied the Indian HAL Corporation with two AL-55I engines. They will be used for the final stage of certification tests of the Indian HJT-36 aircraft.  The United Engine Corporation completed work to increase the service life of the two supplied engines to 300 hours. During the project, the design resource of the AL-55I engine was gradually increas...

SKY express signs deal for six ATR 72-600

ATR and SKY express has signed a deal to acquire six ATR 72-600 aircraft, the first of which was delivered on June 30. This marks an important step in the airline’s fleet development plan which will see the further five ATR 72-600 joining its fleet before the end of the year. The operational versatility of the ATR -600 series is proven worldwide and thanks to the ability of turboprop...