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A landmark Nordic Aviation Capital order for 100+ ATR -600s

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and ATR have signed a Letter of Intent for 35 firm ATR -600s, with options for a further 35 and purchase rights for another 35. The total value of the agreement amounts to over 2 billion dollars. Deliveries of the initial 35 aircraft will begin in 2020 and run up to 2025. This new deal cements a very successful and longstanding collaboration between NAC and AT...

ALSIM AL42 chosen by Spanish ATO European Flyers

European Flyers, a well-known and prestigious ATO based in Madrid, Spain recently placed an order for an ALSIM AL42 FSTD. The school purchased a twin-engine Diamond DA42 training aircraft awhile back and will now use the simulator to complement their Multi Engine and Instrument Rating (ME & IR) Courses.  The ALSIM AL42 is an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, built using genuine aircra...

Cebu Pacific to order 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo

Cebu Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 31 Airbus aircraft, comprising 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo. Cebu Pacific’s A330neo aircraft will be a higher capacity version of the A330-900, with 460 seats in single class configuration. The airline also becomes one of the launch airlines for the A321XLR, which will be able to fly nonstop from the Philippines to des...

Successful flight tests of the first connected aircraft tire

We are surrounded by smart connected products or smart connected things.... A connected object enhances the interaction with other smart objects.  As Wikipedia says, Connectivity also enables some capabilities of the product to exist outside the physical device, in what is known as the product cloud. The data collected from these products can be then anal...

Largest ever single engine order in history

IndiGo announced that it has ordered CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The contract, which includes spare engines and an overhaul support agreement, is valued at more than $20 billion U.S. at list price. To support its new LEAP-1A fleet, IndiGo also signed a long-term Service Agreement.  IndiGo has been a CFM customer since 2016 and...

Daher and Airbus are committed to the development of cleaner aviation

Sustainable, cleaner aviation. This topic is more than actual and more than important. What manufacturers are doing in order to reach real improvement on this matter? Have a look at the latest announcement from Dahen and Airbus, announcing their collaborative partnership for the design and development of the wing- mounted EcoPulseTM distributed hybrid propulsion demonstrator with a scheduled...

Longest range single-aisle airliner: the A321XLR

Following the very positive feedback from the market, Airbus has launched the A321XLR to complement its best-selling A321neo Family. The A321XLR thus becomes the next evolutionary step which responds to market needs for even more range, and creates more value for the airlines by bringing 30% lower fuel burn per seat than previous-generation competitor aircraft. Starting from 2023, the aircraft wil...

Discover first demonstrator components for Wing of tomorrow

At the Paris International Air Show an announcement was made by GKN Aerospace.  The first demonstrator wing components for Airbus’ ”Wing of tomorrow” research programme has been manufactured!  The parts are samples of a section of the wing spar. GKN Aerospace’s wing technology will significantly improve the productivity of the composite manufacturing proce...

Jetex Le Bourget 10th Anniversary and Paris Le Bourget Centenary as a Commercial Airport

June is very rich in events and anniversaries! One of them - 1O years of Jetex Paris Le Bourget FBO. Don't miss the celebration during Paris International Airshow!  Founded in 2005, Jetex quickly expanded to open its first FBO in 2009 at Paris Le Bourget, securing the largest market share at the airport. The launch of the Le Bourget FBO marked an opportunity for Jetex to expa...

Thales’s new FlytX avionics suite for latest-generation helicopter programmes

The FlytX avionics suite will equip the future H160M Guépard, the military version of the H160 from Airbus Helicopters. FlytX is based on the Avionics 2020 concept unveiled at the 2013 Paris Air Show and comprises an intuitive touchscreen interface designed by pilots for pilots. Military helicopters are called on to perform reconnaissance, fire support, surveillance and search-and- rescue missi...

Keeping our skies safe and secure: identify and track drones in real-time

There is no need to explain why the control of drone topic is more than important today. Our sky traffic becomes different. We have to be ready to work on safety, as a primary issue in order to organize and regulate it. Let us present you the step forward in that direction made by Thales and Gemalto. They will work together to develop systems for remote identification and tracking of Un...

Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attended by JAL Representative Director and Chairman Yoshiharu Ueki and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer. Altogether, JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13...