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Textron Aviation to debut new full-scale Cessna Denali Mockup at EAA AIRVENTURE 2018

 Textron Aviation Inc. announced it will unveil its new full-scale Cessna Denali mockup at EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport. The mockup features a complete cockpit with functioning avionics, fully updated interior and the McCauley 105-inch diameter composite, five-blade, constant speed propeller. “We have made great strid...

Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display with play-back, best-in-class document viewer and more for Apple mobile devices

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced several new additions to the Garmin Pilot™ feature set for Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot via Flight Stream 510 when the app is paired with an EIS-capable TXi flight display or the G1000® NXi i...

Piper to Exhibit M-Class and Trainer-Class at EAA AirVenture 2018

Piper Aircraft Inc. will display nearly its entire aircraft product line during EAA AirVenture 2018, scheduled July 23 - July 29.  "Year after year aviation enthusiasts and serious general aviation buyers from around the world come together at EAA AirVenture," said Simon Caldecott, Piper President and CEO. "This unique aviation event on the shores of Lake Winnebago is a...

Boeing delivers first 737 MAX for Ethiopian Airlines

Africa's largest and fastest-growing airline expands Boeing fleet with new and improved 737 jet Delivery is first of 30 MAX jets for Ethiopian and will be largest 737 MAX fleet in the Continent Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the first of 30 737 MAX jets for Africa's largest and fastest-growing commercial airline. The flag carrier of Ethiopi...

Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

First of three CH-47F Block II development aircraft nearing completion Block II Program has moved from contract award to final assembly in only 11 months Boeing  and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly on June 27. “The CH-47F Block II repre...

StandardAero achieves industry's first EASA STC for Gulfstream GV/GV-SP JetWave Ka-band connectivity solution

Earlier this month, StandardAero received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installing Honeywell JetWaveTM satellite communications systems and associated Ka-Band radomes on EASA-registered Gulfstream GV/GV-SP aircraft. In December, 2017, StandardAero completed the first STC program using Honeywell JetWave and Inmarsat's Global X...

Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in On-Demand Urban Aerial Delivery Startup Matternet

Boeing announced its investment in Matternet, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup pioneering safe, on-demand unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery operations in urban environments. Matternet's advanced logistics platform – combined with Boeing's expertise in complex logistics, integration and manufacturing capabilities – will further enable reliable, efficient ca...

New 'Honeywell Connected Aircraft Report' Reveals Airline Industry On The Cusp Of Major Investment Wave

The commercial aviation industry is at the beginning of a technology investment wave fueled by advancements in high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity. In the new Honeywell Connected Aircraft Report (NYSE: HON), aviation professionals around the globe in the commercial aircraft sector reveal that spending on connected technologies will increase dramatically in the coming years, dri...

Web Manuals signs up its first aircraft manufacturer in Nextant Aerospace

Web Manuals Inc, developer of the world standard in digital documentation solutions for the aviation industry, is announcing Nextant Aerospace as its first aircraft manufacturing customer. Nextant Aerospace, the US-based aircraft remanufacturing specialist, will use Web Manuals to digitally edit and review its technical manuals, before distributing them to its customers and staff.&nbs...

Planet Nine Private Air LLC (“P9”) launches its first Falcon 7X ultra long-range charter aircraft

New operator secures FAA Part 135 certificat Two additional Falcon 7X to enter service in August and September 2018 A fourth aircraft expected to be added in December, 2018.  Planet Nine (P9), a brand new boutique US-based ultra long-haul charter specialist, secured its FAA Part 135 operating certificate on Friday, June 22, and is making its first Dassault Falcon 7X available for...

Boeing, FedEx Express Announce Order for 24 Medium and Large Freighters

World's largest air cargo carrier modernizes its fleet with more 767 Freighters and 777 Freighters New order reflects confidence in growing air cargo market and Boeing's freighter family Boeing (NYSE: BA) and FedEx Express today announced a new order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters as the world's largest air cargo carrier continues to invest in the industry's...

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX to Jet Airways

Boeing and Jet Airways celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX airplane. Jet Airways will be first Indian carrier to fly the new and improved 737 airplane, which delivers a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort. "The new 737 MAX is a critical element to our future growth strategy and we are proud to become the first airline in In...