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Embraer Legacy 450 Sets Transatlantic Speed Record between the United States and Europe

Embraer’s Legacy 450 medium cabin business jet set a new speed record on a recent flight between Portland, Maine in the United States and Farnborough in the United Kingdom, according to the U.S. National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The record-setting flight occurred on March 7, 2018, with two pilots and two passengers on a ferry flight of Embraer’s new Legacy 450 demonstrator aircraf...

Airbus Helicopters signs largest HCare Smart contracts in Latin America for two H225M fleets

Both the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Mexican Air Force have placed their trust in Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart by the hour maintenance programs for a total contract value of more than 125 million euros.  The contract with the Brazilian Armed Forces covers the entirety of the 50 H225Ms currently on order, of which 30 have already been delivered, for the Brazilian Army,...

First H160 for the Latin American market

Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for one H160 with an undisclosed customer in Brazil for private and business aviation operations.  This order, the first from a Latin American customer, came after a flight demonstration in Marignane where the customer experienced first-hand the step-change in passenger comfort that the H160 brings to the market.  “We are proud to...

Embraer E190-E2 wins certification from three authorities: FACC technology is also on board

Embraer received approval from no less than three aviation authorities for the E190-E2. The first member of its new generation of the regional passenger aircraft family E-Jet E2 of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer impresses with new technologies and high efficiency. An important contribution to this has been made by FACC: as Embraer's technology partner, FACC has developed and manufactured...

Brazil orders additional Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014. It was signed at the end of last year and will therefore be included in the 2017 orderbook.  The three SAR aircraft wil...

Embraer reaches 2017 delivery outlook

Embraer delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017, of which 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 97 to 102 commercial jets, 70 to 80 light business jets and 35 to 45 large business jets. In the last quarter of 2017, Embraer delivered 23 commercial jets and 50 executive jets (32 light and 18...

Embraer KC-390 Achieves Initial Operational Capability

The new Embraer KC-390 military transport and aerial refueling jet completed a relevant milestone today, with Embraer demonstrating to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) the attainment of the Initial Operational Capability (IOC). The achievement of the IOC ensures the necessary conditions have been met for the aircraft to start operations, in accordance with the scope agreed upon with the FAB. As p...

SITAONAIR and DECEA working together to extend ATS datalink services in Brazil

Further enhancing aviation safety and efficiency in Brazil’s airspace, air navigation service provider, the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA), is working with SITAONAIR to expand ATS datalink services for main airports in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.  Following previous successful datalink installations, DECEA is expanding ATS datalink services&n...

Embraer KC-390 arrives in the United States for a series of flight trials

The new Embraer KC-390 multi-mission military transport and tanker jet will start a series of flight trials in the United States as part of its flight test campaign for certification. The aircraft left Brazil last Saturday and today arrived at Embraer´s facility in Jacksonville, Florida. For the next two to three weeks, the aircraft will be performing tests in the avionics systems, measu...

Embraer Announces Delivery of the First E190-E2 in April of 2018

Embraer confirmed today April of 2018 as the delivery date of the first E190-E2 to Widerøe, the aircraft’s launch operator. The announcement was made at a press briefing in Athens, Greece, during the annual general meeting of the European Regional Airline Association (ERA – www.eraa.org). Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will begin revenue service wit...

Upgraded Brazilian Navy Super Lynx makes successful maiden flight

First of eight Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21A helicopters to undergo major upgrade. The first three upgraded aircraft will be delivered in 2018 and will provide increased aircraft performance and mission effectiveness. Latest milestone in the long standing partnership between Leonardo and the Brazilian Navy with the Lynx helicopter. Leonardo is pleased to announce the successful...

Satcom Direct (SD) activates first Brazilian aircraft with Jet ConneX

Following hard on the heels of LABACE, the business aviation connectivity company Satcom Direct (SD) has become the first service provider to activate the Inmarsat Jet ConneX technology for a Brazilian registered executive aircraft. The privately owned Gulfstream G650, based in São Paulo, will begin using the service in September. The activation of the Jet ConneX, Ka-band technology will...