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Bell Helicopter rebrands to “BELL”, reflecting expanded vision for the future

INDUSTRY LEADER IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MODERNIZES ITS IDENTITY Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company and major global aircraft manufacturer, revealed it has rebranded to be known as simply “Bell.” The new brand strategy and modernized logo are rooted in the...

Kopter receives Design Organization Approval from EASA

Kopter Group AG received from EASA the certificate granting the Design Organization Approval (DOA).  This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Design Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has united qualified personnel, implemented the necessary methods, processes and procedu...

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The H160 lands in Las Vegas, kicking off Airbus’ presence at Heli-Expo

H160 prototype, H145, H135 and H125 alongside a full range of updated HCare digital solutions The H160 prototype has landed in Las Vegas and will be headlining Airbus Helicopters’ presence for the first time ever at an international airshow at this year’s Heli-Expo from 27 Feb - 1 March at the Las Vegas convention centre.  Showgoers will be able see for themselves the #H160Reas...

Airbus delivers its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways

The carrier shapes the future of air travel with leading A350 XWB widebody fleet Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the firs...

Oriens Aviation inaugurates Oriens Maintenance Services

New Authorised Pilatus Service Centre at London Biggin Hill Airport Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre, formally inaugurated its new MRO facility, Oriens Maintenance Services, at London Biggin Hill Airport on 15 February to an audience of 130 guests, including senior representatives from Pilatus Aircraft, plus three PC-12 NGs on show. Founder and CEO of Oriens Aviati...

The A350-1000 spreads its wings on a globe-trotting demonstration tour

Twelve stopovers in three weeks provides high visibility for the latest A350 XWB jetliner version Airbus’ flight test A350-1000 jetliner is back home after a demonstration tour to Middle East and Asia-Pacific destinations, a three-week trip that underscored all the attributes this largest A350 XWB version brings in upsized efficiency, maximum reliability and unique passenger comfort for f...

Qantas Unveils Special Indigenous Aircraft Livery

Qantas has unveiled a special livery honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new livery features the work of the late Northern Territory artist and senior Anmatyerre woman, Emily Kame Kngwarreye*. It is based on her 1991 painting, Yam Dreaming and has been adapted for the aircraft by leading Indigenous owned design studio&...

Gulfstream to expand in Appleton, Wisconsin

New Service Center Will Create Approximately 200 Jobs, Add Maintenance Capacity Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its plans to construct a new service center at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport to support its growing customer fleet. This additional Gulfstream Appleton facility, which will complement the existing hangar and office space, is expected to begin operations in the...

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification

Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service. This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 with two Boeing flight test airplanes. The FAA certification affirms that the a...

Full-Year 2017 results: Airbus overachieved on all key performance indicators

Strong underlying business performance Revenues €67bn; EBIT Adjusted €4.3bn; EBIT (reported) €3.4bn; EPS (reported) €3.71 Proposed 2017 dividend €1.50 per share, up 11 percent from 2016 Solid commercial environment: book-to-bill of 1.5, record backlog supporting ramp-up Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € 2.9 billion A400M charge €...

Daher's Model Year 2018 TBMs introduce heated seats for enhanced comfort

Daher announced new features for its 2018 production TBM 910s and TBM 930s, including the first electrically-heated seats for an aircraft in its single-engine turboprop category. Building on the cabin restyling implemented last year for Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft, every seat in Model Year 2018 TBM 910s and TBM 930s are the new heated seats, with the heating function controlled....

Airbus’ A321LR goes the distance to open new horizons for airlines

Nonstop Paris-New York flight demonstrates the jetliner’s capabilities, including on busy North Atlantic routes The best-selling A320 Family marked a new milestone with yesterday’s Paris-to-New York nonstop flight flown by the A321LR – demonstrating this jetliner version’s ability to serve new markets and operate on heavily-travelled North Atlantic routes with the highes...

Voom joins Airbus Helicopters

Voom, the world's premier on-demand helicopter booking platform, is now joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company’s strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters. Initially incubated in A^3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, Voom launched commercial operations in April 2017 in Sao Paulo, flying thousands of passengers over t...

GE and Tata celebrate the ground-breaking of a world class Aero-engine Centre of Excellence in Telangana

GE and Tata group, India’s leading global enterprise, today held the ground-breaking ceremony for a world class Structural Center of Excellence (COE) focused on aero-engine components. The ceremony was held in the presence of Shri K. T. Rama Rao, Honourable Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MAUD, Industries and Commerce, Mines & Geology, Public Enterprises and NRI Affairs, Government of T...

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Bell Helicopter rebrands to “BELL”, reflecting expanded vision for the future

INDUSTRY LEADER IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MODERNIZES ITS IDENTITY Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company and major global aircraft manufacturer, revealed it has rebranded to...

Garmin introduces revolutionary GFC 600H helicopter flight control system

The Garmin GFC™ 600H flight control system for helicopter owners and operators is a breakthrough in cost-effective technology that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. G...

Airbus-built PAZ radar satellite successfully launched

Spain’s first radar satellite will start operations in May 2018 Airbus engineers to support LEOP and IOT phases PAZ will join the Airbus high resolution SAR satellite constellation The...

hullo Aircrew celebrates online platform launch at London Oxford Airport

New technology will save operators time and money when sourcing crew Following the successful introduction of the hullo Aircrew brand at EBACE last year, the technology start-up has officially laun...

Kopter receives Design Organization Approval from EASA

Kopter Group AG received from EASA the certificate granting the Design Organization Approval (DOA).  This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Design Organization. It is attesting...

AL172 Simulator successfully installed at BANYUWANGI Pilot School

Alsim is very pleased to announce that an AL172 simulator has been installed at the Banyuwangi Pilot School, East Java, Indonesia. The school signed for it at the end of last year. Dedi...

The A350-1000 spreads its wings on a globe-trotting demonstration tour

Twelve stopovers in three weeks provides high visibility for the latest A350 XWB jetliner version Airbus’ flight test A350-1000 jetliner is back home after a demonstration tour to Middle East...

Report reveals least accurate airlines in 2017

Up to 20% of European flights are ruined by a cancelation or delay, but according to OAG, those travelling with airBaltic are 90% safe. Latvian carrier seems to be the exception to the rule, as the ma...

FACC subsidiary CoLT awarded ISO certification

CoLT Prüf und Test GmbH receives ISO certification for meeting the highest quality standards. The test laboratory’s professional quality management fully complies with the SO/IEC 17025...

Satcom Direct marks a decade as an Inmarsat Connected Partner for SwiftBroadband

Satcom Direct (SD), the business aviation connectivity provider, is celebrating 10 years of partnership with global mobile satellite communications business Inmarsat.  The milestone annivers...

Nick Weston of Weston Aviation becomes BACA Deputy Chairman

At the 455th meeting of the BACA Council on February 15th Nick Weston of Weston Aviation was elected to the position of BACA Deputy Chairman. He will share the role with Volker Meissner of ARGUS...

RUAG first in Europe to complete 2020 ADS-B avionics compliance modification on Bombardier Challenger CL601

RUAG Aviation has successfully upgraded the avionics baseline of a Bombardier Challenger CL601 to comply with regulatory mandates for 2020 and beyond. The first upgrade of this kind completed in Europ...

Oriens Aviation inaugurates Oriens Maintenance Services

New Authorised Pilatus Service Centre at London Biggin Hill Airport Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre, formally inaugurated its new MRO facility, Oriens Maintenance Servic...

CTT Systems announces first Cair VIP order for BBJ MAX 8

CTT SYSTEMS AB, providers of aircraft humidity control systems, has a launch customer order for a Cair VIP Inflight Humidification system from Jet Aviation for one Boeing BBJ MAX 8. This completion...

airBaltic Starts 2018 with Strong Passenger Growth in January

The Latvian airline airBaltic in January 2018 has transported 233 334 passengers or 24% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In additi...

High-tech solutions used in airborne inspection of Latvian power grids

In this age of new technologies, all industries are trying to implement innovative solutions to make their daily operations easier and more efficient. As is the Latvian transmission systems operator A...

Impressive start to the year - successful Bombardier Global maintenance by Jet MS

Jet Maintenance Solutions (Jet MS), a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions for business and regional aviation, kicked off 2018 with an implemented maintena...

XTI Aircraft on Schedule with Development of Flying Prototype

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced it is on schedule and on budget as it completes the ducts and fans for its 60% scale flying prototype of the TriFan 600 aircraft and moves toward...

Flying Colours Corp. selected by Conair to complete six Q400MR special mission interiors.

Flying Colours Corp. the maintenance, refurbishment and completion specialist has signed an agreement with, Conair Group Inc., a leading provider of fixed wing aerial firefighting aircraft, to mo...

The H160 lands in Las Vegas, kicking off Airbus’ presence at Heli-Expo

H160 prototype, H145, H135 and H125 alongside a full range of updated HCare digital solutions The H160 prototype has landed in Las Vegas and will be headlining Airbus Helicopters’ presence fo...

Helipass: #1 online booking platform designs to reach the 6 million bookings.

During Heli Expo, Las Vegas 2018, the #1 online booking platform extends its footprint into the US market. Helipass, the digitally powered online helicopter booking with a span on over 235 destinat...

Gulfstream to showcase all-new G500 and flagship G650ER at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will showcase two of its award-winning, large-cabin aircraft at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo from Feb. 26-28. The static display will include the all-new Gulfstream G500 ...

Gulfstream to expand in Appleton, Wisconsin

New Service Center Will Create Approximately 200 Jobs, Add Maintenance Capacity Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its plans to construct a new service center at Wisconsin’s Appleton Intern...

Bell to showcase vertical lift innovations at HAI Heli Expo 2018

Bell Helicopter will display its new air taxi cabin, along with the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and Bell 525 Relentless from booth # C5122 at Heli Expo 2018, which takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Ce...

Main rotor blades serial design successfully tested on P2!

SH09 second prototype, P2, has been flying with new main rotor blades that incorporate enhancements to the blade structure and surface finish.  This latest standard, designed for the serie...