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Proven Operational Capability Positions Dassault Falcon 8X for Successful Sales Run

Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 8X is off to a solid start in its quest to establish a new benchmark at the top of the large cabin business jet sector.  The company’s new flagship entered service last October and today, the ultra-long range jet is flying in virtually all major business markets, from the Americas to the Middle East and India. Production facilities in France and t...

Airbus Corporate Jets and Pagani announce Infinito cabin

Airbus Corporate Jets and the Italian hypercar Atelier Pagani Automobili are announcing a new cabin design for the ACJ319neo, called Infinito, at the EBACE show. A key feature of the Infinito cabin is its sky ceiling, which can bring a live view of the sky above the aircraft into the cabin – or display other images. This creates even more of a feeling of airiness and space, truly liv...

Airbus Helicopters breaks ground on first helicopter assembly line in China

Airbus Helicopters is moving forward with the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China, as construction is now underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line (FAL) – the first of its kind not only for Airbus Helicopters, but also for the Western helicopter industry in China. The FAL will be located in Qingdao, Shandong Province, eastern China, and constructio...

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate the Brazilian Army’s fleet. The second...

A new process brings composite repairs closer to aircraft operations

An innovative process for composite repairs on jetliners such as Airbus’ A350 XWB has been developed by an Airbus working group from company locations in Spain, Germany, the UK and France – with the procedure validated on an A350-900 flight test aircraft.  While the repair process’ bonded technique is not new, the tools and level of automation are.  The working gr...

Sabena technics joins ACJ Service Centre Network

Sabena technics’ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Bordeaux are joining the ACJ Service Centre network, adding to the choice of Airbus-approved facilities around the world for ACJ customers and operators. The expanded network comprises companies that are owned or controlled by Airbus, as well as independent ones that it has approved. Its capabilities include line and he...

First Air Mauritius A350 XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line

The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone have been completed. The aircraft is in the next assembly station for structural completion such as the installation of winglets, ground testing of mechanical, electrical and avionics systems. Next steps will include in particular cabin completion, engine installation, painting and flight tests. This will lead to t...

Airbus Launches ACH – Airbus Corporate Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has launched Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH), its high-end, bespoke brand, at EBACE 2017. The brand, which will be identified by the ACH logo, will build on the company’s leadership in the Private and Business Aviation market, offering a unique level of quality finish, craftsmanship and bespoke service matching the most demanding requirements. ACH provides an exclusi...

Luxaviation Helicopters announces strategic partnership with Azur Hélicoptère

Luxaviation Helicopters and Azur Hélicoptère are announcing today a new partnership which will bring a seamless private helicopter and jet experience to clients visiting the South of France. Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group (EBACE booth number T70), will work together with Azur Hélicoptère to provide helicopter transfers to clients’ end de...

Jetex delivers FBO services at 15 locations within wider edeis airport network in France

Under a co-branding agreement with French airport developer Edeis, Jetex Flight Support will provide FBO services and ground handling support across 15 locations within the Edeis Airports network in France. This new partnership officially comes into play on June 1, 2017.  The 15 FBOs will join existing Jetex facilities based in France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Ukraine, amongst others, bringi...

PPG, Vision Systems to develop aircraft window shading applications

PPG and Vision Systems have reached a commercial agreement to work together on developing new applications utilizing Vision Systems’ electronically dimmable window shading solutions for aircraft. The agreement provides a framework for PPG and Vision Systems to pursue opportunities in commercial, regional, military and general aviation applications that capitalize on each company’s...

“Private Stowage Compartment” design wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2017 competition

Team DAELead from The University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong has been selected by an expert team of judges as the winners of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2017 global student competition. Team DAELead beat fierce competition to win the €30,000 first prize with their effective design for a Private Stowage Compartment (PSC) underneath passenger’s feet.   The final stage of the competi...