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KlasJet makes Big Bang in business aviation

European business aviation company KlasJet has finished 2018 with a big bang. The company has extended its fleet with three Boeing 737-500s. Growth of the fleet is one of the cornerstones of KlasJet’s strategic goals in 2019. New aircraft enable the company to further extend bespoke services and experiences, tailored to sophisticated customer’s needs. Expansion is set to continue in 20...

Collins Aerospace goes supersonic with win on new X-59 QueSST demonstrator aircraft

 In line with its vision to redefine aerospace, Collins Aerospace has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide avionics for the new X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft. The X-59 is being developed by Lockheed Martin for NASA to collect data that could make supersonic commercial travel over land possible through low sonic boom technology. Collins Aerospace is a business unit...

Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink’s first aircraft with Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband

Milestone achieved only six months after contract signed with Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT) to implement award-winning connectivity solution across the airline’s Airbus A320 fleet  Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers onboard Indonesian low-cost...

Record year for air traffic movements for TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has today announced a record year for air traffic movements by reporting the highest ever number of total annual movements in 2018, surpassing the previous record from 2007 by 8.2 per cent. For the full year 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 13.8 per cent, with initial forecasts indicating this positive trend is set to...

City-Pair Record on Renewable Fuel by Gulfstream G280

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by using sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to power a record-breaking flight by its class-leading super-midsize Gulfstream G280 aircraft. The Savannah-to-Van Nuys, California, journey covered 2,243 nautical miles/4,154 kilometers in 4 hours and 49 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.85. Flying through headwinds ave...

World’s first Airbus ACJ320neo accepted by Acropolis Aviation

World’s first Airbus ACJ320neo was accepted by Acropolis Acviation on today 16th January at Airbus‘s Toulouse, France HQ.  Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the aircraft flies on to Basle, Switzerland where cabin outfitting will immediately commence by AMAC Aerospace. Its new Alberto Pinto cabin interior, which meets Acropolis‘s unique specification, will be installe...

Miracle Flights Announces 610 Free Medical Flights Performed in December 2018

The nation's leading medical flight charity Miracle Flights today reported 610 free commercial airline flights provided in December 2018 to critically ill children and adults in need of specialized, distant medical care. This reflects a 28 percent increase over the 476 flights performed in December 2017. Patients from 28 states and five countries, ranging in age fro...

Airbus’ U.S. A220 Manufacturing Facility - let the construction begin

Airbus’ manufacturing growth in the United States advanced another step today in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A220 Manufacturing Facility officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony. The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing U.S. demand for the A220 aircraft, the newest offering in Airbus’ commercial aircraft product line. Tom Enders, CE...

MC-21 passenger jets to be certified in 2020

Certification of MC-21 passenger jets currently undergoing trials will take place in 2020 according to the plan, President of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said on Tuesday on the air with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel. "Specimens are currently made from domestic raw materials already. These specimens are under tests now and will be introduced into the aircraft design at the next...

Preliminary forecast for 2019 and 2020 from Embraer

Embraer presents its preliminary forecast for 2019 and 2020 at a meeting with investors at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). For 2019, Embraer expects to deliver between 85 and 95 commercial jets, 90 to 110 executive jets, including light and large jets, 10 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and two multi-mission KC-390 aircraft. Total consolidated revenues should be between US$ 5.3 billion and US$ 5.7...

Etihad Airways flies The World's First Flight using Fuel made in the UAE from plants grown in Saltwater by Khalifa University

Khalifa University, Etihad Airways, Boeing, ADNOC, Safran, GE and BAUER Resources celebrate a major milestone in developing acomprehensive sustainable aviation fuel value chain Research has shown that jet fuel can be produced using desert land and sea water through an innovative agricultural process. The project supports the UAE’s diversification plans and commit...

India’s first Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH145 is delivered to Businessman and Philanthropist Adar Poonawalla

State-of-the-art aircraft includes Airbus Helionix glass cockpit avionics system for enhanced performance and safety Airbus has delivered India’s first fully customised, ACH145 helicopter to Mr Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by doses. This marks the entry of the highly successful twinengine helicopter...