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Essential news for 20 Mar 2017

Pilatus PC-12 NG is world's best-selling turboprop business aircraft in 2016

Delivery of 91 PC-12 NG single engine turboprops in 2016 make it officially the top-selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world. With 91 aircraft delivered to customers around the world in 2016, the PC-12 NG outpaced sales of all other individual models of turbine-powered business aircraft. In mid-2017, Pilatus will deliver the 1,500th PC-12. At this year’s “Annual I...

Momentum builds in Cessna Citation Longitude program

Textron Aviation announced that the third aircraft in the Cessna Citation Longitude flight test program recently completed its first flight. Test pilots Corey Eckhart and UJ Pesonen, along with flight test engineer Mike Bradfield, successfully tested various systems throughout the one-hour and 40-minute flight. The aircraft will be used in the program for avionics and systems development...

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New "SafeDrone" platform minimizes risks for pilots and drones

“SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik” is a new initiative for minimizing uncertainties and risks in unmanned aviation. The open and completely transparent platform allows collaboration between all interested market players and provides them with direct access to recognized standards for technology, quality and security in the use of drones. A basic package is availabl...

Leonardo: the BOD proposes the distribution of a € 14 cent. dividend after six years

Outstanding commercial performance with New Orders for EUR 20 billion. Book-to-bill ratio above 1 in all Sectors EBIT, EBITA and EBITDA higher than 2015 by 11%, 4% and 2% respectively Double-digit profitability target exceeded. 2016 RoS at 10.4%, with all Sectors above 10% Net Result Before Extraordinary Transactions at EUR 545 million, more than double 2015 at EUR 253 million Return on...

EU clears GE acquisition of Danish rotor blade maker LM Wind Power

The European Commission said on Monday it had cleared General Electric Co's (GE.N) $1.65 billion acquisition of Danish rotor blade maker LM Wind Power as the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in Europe. General Electric produces onshore and offshore wind turbines, but only has a relatively small market share, the Commission said in a statement. LM Wind...

Embraer Flies Fourth E190-E2 Prototype and Advances in the Certification Campaign

Embraer performed last Friday afternoon, at the São José dos Campos facility, the maiden flight of the E190-E2 fourth prototype, which was completed in two hours. This aircraft will be used for specific interior tests such as cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise. The aircraft, serial number 20.004, will join the flight-test fleet, comprised of the first three...