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Boeing Acquires ForeFlight

Combined offerings will provide customers across the aviation industry with enhanced digital services Boeing completed the acquisition of ForeFlight, a leading provider of innovative mobile and web-based aviation applications. ForeFlight has partnered with Boeing for the past two years to bring aviators Jeppesen's aeronautical data and charts through ForeFlight's popular mobile...

Trans States Airlines Introduces $60,000 Signing Bonus for Pilots

First Officers wanted! Trans States Airlines now offers the highest new hire bonus package of any regional airline, with up to $60,000 in signing bonuses available to new First Officers.   The new bonus, which includes an additional $10,000 bonus for pilots with a type rating, gives Trans States pilots the highest first-year earning potential in the regi...

Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+™ And S-92B™ Helicopters

Sikorsky announced new plans for its S-92® helicopter line that will re-designate fielded helicopters as the S-92A+ after modification, and newly produced aircraft as the S-92B. The two variants will share a nearly identical configuration, with S-92B helicopters also featuring enlarged cabin windows and plans for a common cabin door suitable for offshore and SAR configurations. The announ...

World's first AW609 tiltrotor Lever D Full Flight Simulator to be in service in 2020

The start of production of the world’s first AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and the intention to introduce the first US-based AW169 Level D Full Flight Simulator was announced by Leonardo. Both will be installed into the new Training Academy being developed at the Company’s helicopter facility based in Philadelphia and will be in servi...

H160 air medical cabin concept by Metro Aviation unveiled in North America

Specific H160 cabin concept design with needs of North American air medical operations in mind debuted at HEli-Expo 2019 with cabin-mock up on the Airbus Helicopters booth completed by Metro Aviation. “At Metro Aviation, we spend a large amount of time pouring over designs to ensure any configuration that leaves our facility is one that exceeds expectations and eases the burden...

Discover new Airbus Helicopters H145 at Heli-Expo 2019

What's new from Airbus Helicopters at Heli-Expo 2019? See by yourself, a new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter in Atlanta! Visible on the Airbus booth at the show, this latest upgrade brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplic...

Strongest Deliveries in a Decade, Highlighted by Vision Jet Growth reported by Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft announced that new customer aircraft deliveries for the company’s best-selling SR Series showed steady growth and reached 380 aircraft in 2018, an increase of seven percent over 2017. The company also announced acceleration of production and delivery of the Vision JetTM – the world’s first single-engine Personal JetTM – with 63 aircraft delivered,...

New $352 million Maintenance Complex Deepens United Airlines' Commitment to Los Angeles

More than 800 jobs will be created as United Airlines broke ground on a new $352 million Technical Operations Facility and recently completed nearly $600 million in renovations to its terminal at LAX This state-of-the-art Technical Operations Center (TOC) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will enable the airline to provide exceptional service for all of its aircraft flee...

Boeing Signs Deal for Up to 42 777X Airplanes with International Airlines Group

Boeing and International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, announced the airline has committed to purchasing up to 42 777X airplanes, including 18 orders and 24 options. The airline joins a group of leading carriers that have selected the new 777-9, which will debut next month as the largest and most efficient twin-engine passenger jet in the world. The commitment, valued a...

Cessna Citation Latitude won the midsize segment in 2018

According to the annual shipment and billings report published by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Cessna Citation aircraft were the most-delivered business jets of 2018. Textron Aviation delivered 188 business jets – including 57 Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft – winning the midsize segment for the third consecutive year and outselling its closest com...

Girls in Aviation Day At the Women in Aviation International 30th Annual Conference

As part of Women in Aviation International’s (WAI) 30thannual conference in Long Beach, held March 14-16, 2019, local girls from ages 8 to 17 are invited to learn about the career and lifestyle possibilities available in aviation and aerospace. Girls in Aviation Day Long Beach will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Long Beach Convention Center beginning at 9 a.m. Girls are requi...

Discover Kopter Group SH09 helicopter in a passenger transport configuration at Heli-Expo 2019

Heli-Expo show in Atlanta will give you the possibility to discover a full-scale mock-up of Kopter Group new SH09 helicopter outfitted with a seven-seat transport configuration (five passengers and two pilots) engineered and manufactured by Metro Aviation. After developing SH09 law enforcement and EMS interiors, Metro Aviation has extended its cooperation with Kopter Group to fea...