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Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. &ldquo...

Gulfstream G650 and G650ER certified for China registration

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The validation confirms the type certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and is one of the last steps required fo...

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A pioneer of modern helicopter technology: the BO105 celebrates its 50th birthday

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge technologies and materials led to the BO105 being the first helicopter to feature a rigid, hingeless rotor head made of titanium and glass-fibre-reinforced rotor blades. “The BO105 has made a nam...

TAG Aviation Receives ETOPS Approval for the Airbus ACJ A319

TAG Aviation has received approval for extended-range twin engine operations (ETOPS) from the UK CAA for the Airbus ACJ A319. The distinctive Airbus (G-OACJ) is a luxuriously appointed long-range business liner that offers passengers top of the range comfort with all the flexibility of a private jet experience. The ETOPS safety certification was granted to TAG Aviation by the UK CAA under Eu...

GE Aviation’s Five-Year Investment in U.S. Operations Exceeds $4 Billion

Buoyed by record production on a new-generation of jet engines, engine components and aircraft systems, GE Aviation investments reached $4.3 billion in its expanding U.S. operations during 2011-2016 with another $1.1 billion invested in its international sites. The U.S. investments include $214 million to establish five new plants in Ellisville, Mississippi; Auburn, Alabama; Asheville, North Ca...

Norway’s Widerøe to be the E190-E2 Launch Operator

Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will be the first airline in the world to receive the brand-new E190-E2 jet, the first member of the E-Jets E2, the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. As the launch operator of the model, Widerøe will receive their first aircraft in the first half of 2018. Widerøe has a contract with Embraer f...

Shaking Things Up: Airbus Speeds Up Ground Vibration Testing for the A350-1000

Airbus introduced an optimised method for ground vibration testing with its A350-1000 jetliner, significantly reducing the time needed to complete this regular step in an aircraft’s flight test and certification. An optimised method for the ground vibration testing of Airbus jetliners has reduced this validation phase for the A350 XWB’s stretched-fuselage A350-1000 version, and...

Sabena Technics VIP cabin refurbishment of an A310

As an Approved Design and Production Organisation (Part 21J and 21G), Sabena technics has been selected to carry out the VIP cabin modification of an Airbus A310 aircraft belonging to the Saudi Arabian private aviation company, Al Atheer. The cabin refurbishment will be performed at the Group’s completion center in Bordeaux (France) starting the first quarter of 2017. The aircraft&rs...

Dassault Aviation to Present New Falcon 8X at Indian Airshow

Dassault Aviation will present its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets alongside its Rafale fighter jet at Aero India, India’s largest airshow. The eleventh edition of this leading event will open on February 14th at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore. The Dassault display will feature the ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet, as well as the Falcon 2000LXS twin. Da...

Lockheed Martin Rolls Out First LM-100J Super Hercules Commercial Freighter

Lockheed Martin officially introduced the world to the latest member of the C-130J Super Hercules family: the LM-100J commercial freighter. Employees who designed and built the aircraft celebrated this new Super Hercules with a traditional “rollout” ceremony held at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility located here. Team members walked this LM-100J out of the building that is ho...

Voting for the ‘Wings of Business’ Award Nominees Heads into the Homestretch

The Organizing Committee of the ‘Wings of Business’, Russia’s National Award for the highest achievements in the field of business aviation, completed the online voting for the 2016 Award nominees and launched the second stage of voting – the public voting by RUBAA members. Over 60 companies from Russia, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, the USA, Czech Re...

Government of Canada and Bombardier announce significant investment to strengthen leadership in aerospace

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Government of Canada is committed to keeping Canada at the forefront of global leadership in the aerospace sector. The aerospace industry is one of the most innovative industries in Canada, and it provides over 211,000 quality jobs for Canadians and $28 billion annually in GDP to Canada’s economy.  That is why, today, the Gov...

Garmin announces EASA approval of G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft in Europe

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. announced European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation in select certified fixed-wing general aviation aircraft in Europe. The G5 electronic flight instrument boasts state-of-the-art reliability and enhanced safety benefits over failure-prone, mechanical gyro-driven instruments as a sta...

airBaltic to Launch Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Kazan, Russia on April 26, 2017. The new route will offer convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to open Kazan – it will add to our excellent Moscow and St. Petersburg services in Russia. The new route will st...

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India, Russia Have Finalised Agreement To Produce Ka-226T Helicopters

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russian defence firms have finalised the Joint Venture agreement to produce light weight multi-role 'Kamov 226T' helicopters in India. The do...

The Chinese Air Force is about to get a swarm of fighter jets for training pilots

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First Diamond Aircraft DA62 for Israel

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Executive travel: Smoothly conveyed to Florida on new Emirates service to Fort Lauderdale

Rosemary Behan  My journey on Emirates’ new 16-hour, 25-minute flight to Fort Lauderdale begins in Abu Dhabi at 11.30pm, when I’m picked up by the airline’s chauffeur servic...

ORACLE TEAM USA and Airbus: warming up for the final race

ORACLE TEAM USA have unveiled their new yacht developed in collaboration with Airbus that will race the America’s Cup in June 2017. The American AC Class catamaran embeds many innovations as the...

Air India becomes latest A320neo operator

Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM po...

Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the...

Cabot Aviation renamed Air Partner

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner plc and a leading aircraft remarketing agent, will be renamed Air Partner with immediate effect. Air Partner acquired Cabot Aviation in May 2015 and the re...

A pioneer of modern helicopter technology: the BO105 celebrates its 50th birthday

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge tech...

Irkut Corporation expands Su-30MKI Program

Irkut Corporation (a member of UAC) participates in AERO INDIA 2017 Air Show (Bangalore, 14-18 February). The corporate products are represented in models of Su-30MKI, Yak-130, MC-21, and Yak-152 airc...

Iconic London Biggin Hill Airport celebrates 100th anniversary

It was on 13th February 1917 that the War Office first established a military camp on the site at Biggin Hill in South London that is the origin of the airport. The Biggin Hill...

Gulfstream to showcase three aircraft at Avalon 2017

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will showcase three of its business jets at the Australian International Aerospace & Defense Exposition at Avalon Airport from Feb. 28-March 5 in Geelong, Victoria. The...

Embraer appoints a new CEO for Executive Jets business unit

Embraer announced the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume ano...

TAG Aviation Receives ETOPS Approval for the Airbus ACJ A319

TAG Aviation has received approval for extended-range twin engine operations (ETOPS) from the UK CAA for the Airbus ACJ A319. The distinctive Airbus (G-OACJ) is a luxuriously appointed long-range b...

Textron Aviation bolsters sales network in India

Textron Aviation announced at Aero India 2017 it has appointed Jubilant Enpro Private Ltd., based in Noida, India, as its newest channel partner, serving as an authorized sales representative in the r...

SkyTeam Liveried Boeing B737-800 Joins Aeroflot Fleet

Aeroflot took delivery of its brand new B737-800 aircraft made by Boeing. The aircraft features the livery of SkyTeam, second largest global airline alliance. Aeroflot is a full-fledged member of S...

LMI Aerospace Enters into Merger Agreement to be Acquired by Sonaca Group

LMI Aerospace Inc.has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Sonaca Group, a global aerostructures company headquartered in Gosselies, Belgium. Under the agreement, LMI share...

Bell Helicopter eyes Gulf deals

The US helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter expects to clinch a deal with the UAE military this year as it expands its military business outside the home ground. The Texas-based company that has...

70th Anniversary of NBAA

NBAA is marking its 70th anniversary. Founded Feb. 13, 1947, the association was formed by 19 companies that worked to ensure business aviation would have access to airports and airspace, while r...

GE Aviation’s Five-Year Investment in U.S. Operations Exceeds $4 Billion

Buoyed by record production on a new-generation of jet engines, engine components and aircraft systems, GE Aviation investments reached $4.3 billion in its expanding U.S. operations during 2011-2016 w...

Gulfstream G650 and G650ER certified for China registration

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The validation confirms the typ...

Norway’s Widerøe to be the E190-E2 Launch Operator

Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will be the first airline in the world to receive the brand-new E190-E2 jet, the first member of the E-Jets E2, the second generation of th...

Boeing, Juneyao Airlines Finalize Order for Five 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Juneyao Airlines announced the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which a...

ASL’s Legacy 450 approved to operate in London City airport

ASL has received the approval from the London Airport Authorities to perform commercial charter flights in and out of the famous airport of London City (LCY) with its Embraer Legacy 450...

Hamburg Airport reopens after toxin sickens 68 people

Germany’s Hamburg Airport terminals 1 and 2 were temporarily closed Sunday, Feb. 12 after passengers and staff complained of nausea at the central security checkpoint. According to an airport...