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Essential news for 10 Jul 2020

Despite pandemic complications, on track for first flight - Dassault Falcon 6X

Dassault Aviation is making steady progress toward an early 2021 planned first flight for its latest and roomiest aircraft, the Falcon 6X, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus epidemic.  “Bringing the Falcon 6X to market on schedule is a top priority for the company. Our planning and production staff have been diligent and resourceful in adapting procedures to new sanitary gui...

Ansat simulator certified according to international standards

Kazan Helicopters of the Russian Helicopters has received positive qualification of Ansat helicopter training simulator's compatibility to international standards. The evaluation was carried out by the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI).  The comprehensive Ansat simulator was tested for its complianc...

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New solutions and innovative adaptations: passenger aircraft utilization amidst COVID-19

As the COVID-19 swept through the industry many airlines were trying to sustain their daily operations as demand for passenger flights hit an all-time lows in March and April of 2020. While some carriers resorted to lay-offs, operations’ downscaling and restructuring of their business, major passenger airlines explored a new service – cargo transportation on passenger aircraft later kn...

Kawasaki receives order for new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter

Kawasaki Heavy Industries received  an order for its leading-edge H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (D-3) by NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. This is the first time Kawasaki has received a D-3 order from overseas, and the customer plans to utilize the helicopter for transport operations of its employee and related personnel in Thailand after the delivery scheduled in March 2022. The D-3 is an improved...