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VietJet Air and Safran sign SFCO2® service agreement

Safran has added a new customer, VietJet Air, Vietnam's leading private airline, for its SFCO2® fuel efficiency solution. The SFCO2 service contract spans five years, starting in 2017, and covers the entire fleet of the Ho Chi Minh City-based airline. It will help VietJet Air improve its...

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department becomes Japan’s first H215 operator

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has signed a contract for one H215, making it the first operator in Japan to operate the rotorcraft when it is delivered in 2020.  Currently operating a fleet of 14 helicopters, the largest police air corps in Japan plans to enhance its law enforce...

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City of Taichung and Dassault Systèmes Sign MoU to Promote Intelligent Machines

Taichung City, the industrial heart of Taiwan's machine tools, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dassault Systèmes, a software publisher specializing in 3D design, 3D digital modeling, and life cycle management solutions. A product, to accelerate the development of the intelligent machine sector in Taichung. This Memorandum of Understanding is a significant first step in develop...

Airbus launches new fixed and deployable flight recorders

 Deployable voice and data recovery devices could eventually be offered for the entire range of Airbus commercial aircraft; Offering greatly improved location and redundancy for data recovery. Airbus is to implement new fixed and deployable flight recorders for Airbus’ airliner programmes, in collaboration with L3 Technologies. The new devices will come in two versions: a fixe...

Business aviation MRO is into new-gen aircraft and modifications during first half of 2017

With half of the year 2017 almost gone, experts in the private jet MRO industry tend to look back at the trends that developed through the year. This year, new generation aircraft as well as cabin modifications are the ‘hot topics’, both of which are pushing MROs to change service scope and variety. Changing fleet composition is among the key future game-changers for business aircr...

Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters

New purchase will bring total JCG H225 fleet to nine units Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of three additional H225s. This new order will bring the JCG’s total H225 fleet to nine units by February 2020. The JCG already placed an order for a sixth H225 in 2016, which will be delivered in 2018. Under the agreement, the thre...

GE Additive creating world's largest laser-powder additive machine

GE Additive is creating the world's largest laser-powder additive manufacturing machine. Tailored for the aerospace industry, the machine will be able to print in a "build envelop" of one meter cubed (1000mm x 1000mm x 1000mm). The development project, announced at The Paris Air Show, will be unveiled in November at the Formnext Show in Frankfurt, Germany. "The machin...

Bombardier Signs a Letter of Intent with SpiceJet for up to 50 Q400 Aircraft

Longtime Bombardier operator in India to increase its fleet of Q Series turboprops to support regional expansion strategy SpiceJet will become newest customer of extra-capacity, 86-seat Q400 aircraft Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today from the International Paris Air Show, that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SpiceJet of Gurgaon, India for up to 50 Q400 turboprop...

Boeing, United Airlines Announce Order for 100 737 MAX 10s

Boeing and United Airlines today announced an agreement at the 2017 Paris Air Show to convert 100 of its current 737 MAX orders into 737 MAX 10s, becoming the largest single 737 MAX 10 customer in the world. United also announced an order for four additional 777-300ER aircraft. "The 737 MAX 10 will enable us to continue using larger and more efficient aircraft within our domes...

Airbus launches Skywise – aviation’s open data platform

 Combining Airbus’ aerospace expertise with Palantir’s advanced data analytics solutions; To become the platform of reference used by the aviation industry; Enabling Airbus to harness deep in-service data and insights to improve its aircraft designs and support offerings; Already providing results with several ‘early adopter’ airlines.·  A...

Dassault Systèmes and Airbus APWorks Collaborate to Advance the Use of Additive Manufacturing for Serial Production

•Additive manufacturing lets aerospace and defense companies do more with less •Leveraging the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and APWorks’ metal 3D printing expertise •Virtual validation for certified, serial additively manufactured parts  Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Man...

Lockheed Martin Announces C-130J-SOF Super Hercules Dedicated to Supporting International Special Operations Forces

At the Paris Air Show today, Lockheed Martin  officials introduced the C-130J-SOF, the newest Super Hercules aircraft configured for international military special operations requirements. The C-130J-SOF is the 10th production variant of the Super Hercules. This multi-mission aircraft is specifically intended to meet the unique demands associated with executing operations of strategic...

Airbus Helicopters reveals Racer high-speed demonstrator configuration

Project developed in the frame of Clean Sky 2 research programme Airbus Helicopters has unveiled today at the Paris air show the aerodynamic configuration of the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme. Codenamed Racer, for Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft, this demonstrator will incorporate a host of innovative features and will be opt...

Lockheed Martin, Tata Announce F-16 India Partnership

Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems Limited  signed a landmark agreement affirming the companies intent to join hands to produce the F-16 Block 70 in India. The F-16 Block 70 is ideally suited to meet the Indian Air Force's single-engine fighter needs and this unmatched U.S.-Indian industry partnership directly supports India's initiative to develop private aerospace and de...

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Rolls-Royce Selects Liebherr-Aerospace for Trent 7000 Engine Valve

Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce plc has selected Liebherr-Aerospace for the design, manufacture and service of a key pneumatic component, the high-pressure non-return valve, for the Trent 7000 en...

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department becomes Japan’s first H215 operator

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has signed a contract for one H215, making it the first operator in Japan to operate the rotorcraft when it is delivered in 2020.  Currently operati...

GKN and Boeing Business Jets sign contract for completion of the 737 Boeing Business Jet for the Dutch government

Contract covers the design and completion of the interior of the 737 Boeing Business Jet for the Dutch Government Design work to take off immediately, completed aircraft to be delivered in 2019...

VietJet Air and Safran sign SFCO2® service agreement

Safran has added a new customer, VietJet Air, Vietnam's leading private airline, for its SFCO2® fuel efficiency solution. The SFCO2 service contract spans five years, starting in 2017, and...

Lockheed Martin Announces C-130J-SOF Super Hercules Dedicated to Supporting International Special Operations Forces

At the Paris Air Show today, Lockheed Martin  officials introduced the C-130J-SOF, the newest Super Hercules aircraft configured for international military special operations requirements....

GE and its JV partners receive more than $31 billion in orders/commitments at 2017 Paris Air Show

GE Aviation and its joint venture companies, led by CFM International*, announced more than $31 billion (USD) in orders and commitments at this week's Paris Air Show. The orders and commitments in...

Dassault Systèmes Partners with AVIC to Found a Sino-French Industry Joint Innovation Center

Dassault Systèmes and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) today announced the signing of a contract to establish a Sino-French Industry Joint Innovation Center that will oper...

Vision System's electronically dimmable window at PPG stand

Following PPG and Vision Systems’ recent announcement to develop aircraft window shading applications, PPG will showcase Vision Systems’ dimmable solution Nuance V2, the second-generation...

SaxonAir adds two more VIP helicopters to its charter fleet to fulfil demand

Air charter operator and aviation service provider SaxonAir has continued its expansion by doubling their helicopter charter fleet with the addition of two new AW109SP Grand New helicopters. Both heli...

GECAS Places $2.9 billion CFM LEAP-1A engine order

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the aviation leasing and financing arm of GE announced a firm order for 200 CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power new Airbus A320neo family aircraft. CFM...

Airlines owe more than a billion euros for UK travelers, number is expected to shoot up in summer

Getting ready for a beach holiday? Already daydreaming about those long walks along the ocean? Well, better dream carefully, because airlines have other plans. Summer is not only peak season for vacat...

Business aviation MRO is into new-gen aircraft and modifications during first half of 2017

With half of the year 2017 almost gone, experts in the private jet MRO industry tend to look back at the trends that developed through the year. This year, new generation aircraft as well as cabin mod...

Locatory.com signs cooperation agreement with HNA Technic

Aircraft spare parts and repair capabilities marketplace Locatory.com is further expanding its presence in Asia by signing a contract with HNA Technic, MRO unit of the HNA Group – biggest privat...

Pratt & Whitney Expands PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine MRO Network

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced that it will widen its global network of providers that maintain the company’s revolutionary PurePower® Geared Tu...

Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters

New purchase will bring total JCG H225 fleet to nine units Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of three additional H225s. This new order...

Airbus Helicopters reveals Racer high-speed demonstrator configuration

Project developed in the frame of Clean Sky 2 research programme Airbus Helicopters has unveiled today at the Paris air show the aerodynamic configuration of the high speed demonstrator it is devel...

Azerbaijan Airlines announced its intention to purchase four B787-Dreamliner aircrafts

Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL) announced its intention to purchase four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircrafts, which are estimated at approximately $918 million, today at the air show in Paris. Informatio...

Boeing, GECAS Announce Order for 20 737 MAX 10s

 Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric [NYSE: GE], today announced an order for 20 737 MAX 10s at the Paris A...

VSR700 demonstrator performs first autonomous flights

Validating technologies on an Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) demonstrator Airbus Helicopters recently started autonomous flight trials of a VSR700 Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) demonstrator, p...

A symbolic Daher TBM 930 to honor the centennial of America’s entry into World War I

As part of its presence at this week’s Paris Air Show, Daher is honoring the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I with a symbolic paint scheme on one of its new TBM 930 ve...

City of Taichung and Dassault Systèmes Sign MoU to Promote Intelligent Machines

Taichung City, the industrial heart of Taiwan's machine tools, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dassault Systèmes, a software publisher specializing in 3D design, 3D digital modeli...

Boeing, United Airlines Announce Order for 100 737 MAX 10s

Boeing and United Airlines today announced an agreement at the 2017 Paris Air Show to convert 100 of its current 737 MAX orders into 737 MAX 10s, becoming the largest single 737 MAX 10 custo...

Bombardier Signs a Letter of Intent with SpiceJet for up to 50 Q400 Aircraft

Longtime Bombardier operator in India to increase its fleet of Q Series turboprops to support regional expansion strategy SpiceJet will become newest customer of extra-capacity, 86-seat Q400 airc...

SuperJet International extends its maintenance services on the SSJ100

SuperJet International (SJI) – as MRO provider for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) customers – received the extension of the Part 145 maintenance capabilities up to “2 years ch...

SIA Engineering Company and GE Aviation to form Engine Overhaul Joint Venture

SIA Engineering Company Limited (“SIAEC”) and GE Aviation (“GE”) have agreed to establish a new engine overhaul joint venture based in Singapore. The joint venture will provide...