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Essential news for 14 Nov 2017

Bombardier predicts African intra-regional connectivity will triple total traffic growth in the next 20 years.

Africa is expected to take delivery of 550 in the 60 to 150-seats segment between 2017 and 2036 Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s new 20-year Market Forecast for the 60- to 150-seat segment predicts continuing growth in intra-regional flying in Africa dominated by large turboprops and small single-aisle jets. Intra-regional traffic is forecast to grow 4.6 per cent annually over the next...

Lufthansa Technik develops cabin concept for Airbus A330 MRTT

Experts from the Lufthansa Technik VIP & Special Mission Aircraft division have developed a cabin concept for the Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft (MRTT). Four different configurations - "State", "Governor", "Rescue" and "Trooper" - as well as new usage possibilities can be realized. Lufthansa Technik has already gained a customer for the...

Airbus develops world’s first Mixed Reality Trainer for A350 XWB

Airbus and JAL cooperate and explore benefits of mixed reality technologies for mechanics and crew training for aircraft operations  Airbus, in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) and JAL Engineering (JALEC), has developed a prototype application supporting new training solutions, taking advantage of the world’s most advanced Mixed Reality technology, Microsoft “HoloLens&rdqu...

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Rockwell Collins’ Stage™ content service to feature premium Arabic content from OSN

Rockwell Collins has signed an exclusive agreement with Orbit Showtime Network (OSN), the leading entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa, for premium Arabic TV series on its Stage™ wireless streaming and content management service for business aircraft. The multi-year agreement provides Rockwell Collins with 3,000 hours of high-definition (HD) content, including...

Russia offers United Arab Emirates to joint production MC-21 aircraft

Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are planning to jointly develop a civil aircraft based on Russia's MC-21 jetliner, according to Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov. This reported by RT. "They [the UAE] want to create a large transport aircraft together with us, as well as a passenger jet on the basis of the MC-21 400. They have many wishes," Chemezov told journalists on the...

IFRS 16 calls for new rules in aviation finance game

Starting January, 2019, the currently effective International Accounting Standard (IAS) 17 is to be replaced by the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 16. And although on paper the legislators declare “only minor changes from the current standards”, in reality some sectors, such as aviation, might have to adapt to completely new game rules.  The new standard int...