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Airbus Helicopters focuses on customers and presents products and services at Heli Expo 2016

 Industry stakeholders will be invited to see the world of Airbus Helicopters’ from a new perspective at the Heli Expo trade show from March 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. Airbus Helicopters will be highlighting its wide range of products and services with a stro...

More P-8s, new unmanned aircraft and early Tiger replacement in “fully costed” Defence White Paper

The long-awaited 2016 Defence White Paper has committed the Turnbull federal government to a “fully costed” Integrated Investment Program for Defence that will see $195 billion spent over the next 10 years on defence capabilities including additional P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft an...


FAA Reveals UAS Detection Program

The FAA says it’s receiving more than 100 reports a month from pilots and others who spot unmanned aircraft flying close to airports or airplanes. The agency has partnered with CACI International to explore how the company’s prototype detection technology could help detect UAS in the vicinity of airports. CACI’s proof-of-concept system uses radio frequency sensors at strategic...

FlightSimCon 2016 prepares for takeoff

FlightSimCon, an annual flight simulation and aviation conference for pilots and aviation enthusiasts, will take off June 11-12 at the New England Air Museum, which is on the grounds of Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Conn. In 2015, the conference welcomed more than 320 people, with organizers saying they expect many more this year. Registration for the 2016 event is now availab...

Mille and Airbus Create a Watch for Highfliers

At first glance, watchmaking and aviation would seem to occupy opposite ends of the manufacturing spectrum. And yet the watchmaker Richard Mille, whose Swiss brand is best known for fashioning avant-garde timepieces from space-age materials, found enough similarities between the two worlds to co-design a watch with Airbus Corporate Jets, or ACJ. As the ACJ managing director, Benoit Defforge, pu...

Heli-Expo Preview

For the first time, the Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo will be held in Louisville, Ky., a new city for the world’s largest rotorcraft show. The main exhibition days for this year’s Heli-Expo are March 1-3, but the show begins with HAI Professional Education Courses at the Kentucky International Convention Center on February 26. Arrivals of helicopters...

Amazing color photos of the Hindenburg Zeppelin show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class suites, the biggest and grandest thing in luxury air travel was the German Zeppelin Airship. Of all the massive Zeppelin's constructed, the most famous was the Hindenburg, which crashed in New Jersey in 1937. The Hindenburg was designed to ferry passengers across the Atlantic in serenity, with the dirigible floating smoothly through the clouds...

Singapore Airshow 2016 highlights

This year's Singapore Airshow came to a close on Sunday (Feb 21) after drawing more than 80,000 public visitors over the past two days. The first day the show opened to the public saw about 40,000 visitors.  Dropping by to see the hardware on display was President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. ESM Goh Chok...

Airbus A350 makes ‘symbolic’ first landing in Iran

An Airbus A350 wide-body passenger jet made a symbolic first landing in Iran nearly a month after the manufacturer signed a deal with Tehran to deliver 118 new aircraft, Iranian media reported Saturday. An Airbus A350 wide-body passenger jet made a symbolic first landing in Iran nearly a month after the manufacturer signed a deal with Tehran to deliver 118 new aircraft, Iran...

Helicopter crashes into Pearl Harbor

A private helicopter with five people on board crashed Thursday into Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor, leaving a teenager in critical condition, officials said. The Bell 206 aircraft made a hard landing and sank near the Pearl Harbor Visitor Centre, a popular tourist destination on Oahu, US Navy spokeswoman Agnes Tauyan said. The names of the five people on board were not immediately released....

Airbus’ Asia-Pacific presence is reinforced with new agreements announced at the Singapore Airshow

Airbus underscored its strong Asia-Pacific presence with a high-level participation at this dynamic region’s largest aerospace exhibition – the Singapore Airshow – which brought a new customer for the A350 XWB, plus agreements to expand the company’s services footprint in the area. As the world’s fastest-growing market for new civil aircraft, Asia-Pacific repr...

British Airways i360 Named Most Slender Tower In the World by Guinness World Record

British Airways i360, in Brighton, England, has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the most slender tower in the world, with an impressive height to width aspect ratio of 41.15 to 1. The tower stands 160.469 meters tall with a diameter of 3.9 meters. The tower was designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the same team who built the famous London Eye, and is set to open to the public this sum...

Dodgers announce partnership with Emirates

The Dodgers have seen their global footprint expand in recent years under new ownership, and they plan to continue to grow their brand overseas with the aid of a new partnership with Emirates, the world's largest international airline. "Over the last year, we have become, finally, the most heavily attended sports venue in the world," Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said Frid...

RAAF makes final flight to Antarctica to supply researchers

A trial using the Royal Australian Air Force to deliver heavy cargo to Australian researchers in East Antarctica has been hailed a resounding success as the final flight touched down on the ice. The RAAF has flown five support missions with a C-17A Globemaster aircraft. The first left Hobart in late November. The C-17A can carry up to 70 tonnes of cargo for over 10,000 kilometres but the loa...

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Aircraft Interiors Middle East

25/02/2020 - 27/02/2020
United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Korea Aero Summit 2020

04/03/2020 - 05/03/2020
Korea, Republic, Seul

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First conclusions of Singapore Airshow 2020

A lot of professionals and aviation lovers were worried on the eve of Singapore Airshow opnening. What is th situation due to coronavirus? Is it safe to come and visit the show? Were all possible...

MAVERIC revealed by Airbus - blended wing aircraft demonstrator

Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls - MAVERIC, was revealed by Airbus, its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstr...

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Low-Cost Carriers to boost Middle East aviation market

Low-Cost Carriers are driving growth in the Middle East aviation market, recording a 9.3% increase in seat capacity in 2019, according to CAPA Centre for Aviation. Indeed, LCC’s share of to...

Green Africa signed an MoU for 50 Airbus A220s

An MoU was signed by Green Africa Airways for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the major orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent. ...