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AIR took off for the first time with successful eVTOL hover flight

AIR announced that its inaugural vehicle, AIR ONE, has successfully completed its first hover test after receiving its airworthiness certificate. At approximately 7am Israel time on June 21st, the full-scale AIR ONE prototype (868kg) took flight in the green fields of Megiddo in northern Israel. AIR ONE completed multiple hovers throughout the day and the followi...

Elbit Systems launches innovative helicopter vision suite that enables pilots to "Own the Weather"

Elbit Systems unveils an innovative technological vision suite for military helicopters . The new suite integrates a sophisticated sensor array, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered mission computer and a unique Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system. The new suite enables helicopter pilots to see through the body of the aircraft and provides them with a real-time, clear, colored wide field of vie...

The curtain is up - Eviation Aircraft Alice executive cabin design

Eviation Aircraft introduced the design for the executive cabin version of its Alice all-electric aircraft. The new six-passenger configuration boasts an elegant, refined and modern interior offering corporate travelers a luxurious and spacious cabin that redefines regional executive travel. The reinvented executive cabin features an innovative design that delivers superior passenger comfort an...

Israeli Air Force took delivery of a special missions Gulfstream G550

Gulfstream Aerospace delivered a special missions Gulfstream G550 to the Israeli Air Force to support and enhance their mission-critical surveillance operations. "Israel has been a Gulfstream special-missions customer for many years, and we are grateful for their continued confidence in us," said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. "With unparalleled performance capabilitie...

A new generation of airships is being developed - meet ATLANT 300

Atlas LTA, a newly established Israeli company, develops a family of innovative aircrafts named ATLANT. The biggest model, ATLANT 300, would be huge: 200 meters length, 100 meters width, and 50 meters height. It will be able to carry 165 tons of cargo to 2,000 KM at a speed of 120 KM/h at all weather conditions, including the harsh ones.  The other two models are ATLANT 30 and ATLANT 100...

GECAS delivers prototype for 777-300ERSF passenger-to-freighter conversion

GECAS has delivered 777-300ER MSN 32789 to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the prototype passenger-to-freighter conversion for the “Big Twin” program announced last October. Ferrying from Dubai, the aircraft arrived in Tel Aviv today where it will undergo an extensive conversion at IAI’s facility, including the addition of the Main Deck Cargo Door, freighter linin...

SITA implements communication and passenger processing systems at Ramon Airport

SITA played a key role in supporting the smooth opening of Ramon Airport, Israel’s newest airport, which began operations early this year. SITA provided key communications systems as well as the airport’s common-use check-in and boarding gates. All SITA's systems were tested and were put into full operation months ahead of the scheduled opening, ensuring that it was all sys...

Norfolk Island Airlines selects AeroCRS as its technology partner

We are pleased to welcome Norfolk Island Airlines to AeroCRS family.  Norfolk Island Airlines is locally owned and based, with many years of airline and travel experience to Norfolk Island. Norfolk Island is situated in the Pacific Ocean approximately 1, 600km north-east of Sydney. Norfolk Island Airlines teamed up with industry partner Nauru Airlines in order to provide with aircraft operati...

First Diamond Aircraft DA62 for Israel

FNA Aviation Ltd, leading general aviation services company in Israel, has accepted its first DA62 for the Israeli market. The fully equipped twin-engine 7-seater plane with a unique design will be available for air charter services. The company already operates two single-engine 4-seater DA40 and one twin-engine 4-seater DA42 for training and air taxi services. “We are happy to welcome t...

First Time at EL AL – Boeing 737 Simulator To be Used for Pilot Training and Practice

EL AL CEO and President David Maimon announced: “After many long years during which EL AL used simulators overseas, today we are proud to join the list of airlines that own simulators for training pilots, saving us a lot in resources and in the pilots’ precious time spent on practicing overseas. I would like to thank the project managers, Captain Danny Levitt, Captain Mike Ta...

Finance Committee approves budget for PM’s private plane

$48 million project will equip passenger aircraft with defense, communications capabilities A Knesset committee on Monday approved the purchase of a private jet for the prime minister to use when making trips abroad. The NIS 183 million ($47.9 million) budget for the aircraft was approved by the Knesset Finance Committee with five votes in favor from coalition MKs to three votes against by o...

Israel's El Al looks to new planes to reassert dominance

El Al's main advantage has long been tough security; average age of its long-haul fleet is 18 years; airline, pilots in new wage deal to end year-long dispute; new Boeing 787 aircraft slated to join fleet in 2017. Israel's national airline, El Al, is betting on a billion-dollar overhaul of its ageing fleet to claw back market share dented by relentless competition from low-cost carriers...