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India's Jet emerges as customer for up to 75 Max 8s

India's Jet Airways has been identified as the customer behind a previously unattributed order for Boeing 737 Max 8s. Boeing says the deal with Jet, announced at the Dubai air show, comprises conversions of 25 Next-Generation 737s to the re-engined variant plus options and purchase...

UK Minister leads trade delegation to Dubai

Philip Dunne, UK Minister of State for Defence Procurement, led a delegation to the Dubai Airshow yesterday, helping represent and support around 100 UK exhibitors. Speaking to journalists at the UK Trade and Investment stand he said that such visits were important for building international rela...


Empire spreads to Hong Kong

Empire Aviation Group (EAG) has launched new aircraft management operations in Hong Kong with offices and staff in place, the company said at the Dubai Airshow yesterday. EAG has set up a new joint venture company with a local partner company and is already managing a Gulfstream G650 business jet on behalf of a local owner based in Hong Kong. The new operation will serve the domestic Hong Ko...

Embraer forecasts a $10bn jet stream

The Middle East region will require some 220 new regional jets over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast from Embraer. In the forecast, released at the Dubai Airshow yesterday, the Brazilian manufacturer said that the 70-130-seat market in the region would be valued at $10 billion over that period. With Embraer forecasting that the global marketplace for the 70-130-pass...

DC Aviation Al-Futtain sign GHA with HADID

DC Aviation Al-Futtain, the result of a partnership between Al-Futtain group and DC Aviation, has signed ground handling agreements (GHA) with flight support companies including HADID and World Fuel l Colt / Spire Flight Solutions. As part of the GHA, DC Aviation Al-Futtain will provide ground support, 24 hours on site customs and immigration, conference rooms, business services, passenger and...

Airbus to meet A380 sales target this year

Airbus expects to meet its target to sell 25 A380 superjumbo planes this year but it is not in talks with any potential new customer from the region. Its chief executive Fabrice Brégier added there was “no urgency” to build a more fuel-efficient version of the world’s biggest passenger aircraft because of the low oil price. “I think generally we have a target t...

Futuristic jetpack set for sale next year

The futuristic jetpack that can fly higher than the Burj Khalifa is set to go on sale next year with a price tag of more than US$200,000. And it runs on the same type of fuel used by your lawnmower. The Martin Jetpack will have a top speed of 74km per hour and will be able to fly as high as 3,000 feet. The New Zealand-based and Australia-listed company expects to go into commercial produc...

Stretched A350-1000 must not be 'me too' project – Leahy

Airbus is closely examining the potential market for a larger version of the A350-1000, but wants to avoid distancing itself from the core A350 market. The airframer has been talking to a “handful” of potential customers to explore whether there is a sufficient market for an aircraft with 50-60 more seats than the -1000, says Airbus chief operating officer for customers John Leahy....

Boeing drops 'X' from stretched 777 designation

Boeing has formally dropped the ‘X’ suffix from its individual stretched 777 variants, although it will retain it for the overall family. The US airframer is officially referring to the variants as the 777-8 and the 777-9, the company said during the Dubai air show. But the combined family, it adds, will still be known as the 777X. Boeing Large-scale models of the aircr...

A350 works for Qatar Airways, so should also work for Emirates, Airbus chief says

The chief executive of Airbus has brushed off requests by Emirates for an A350 aircraft that copes better with hot and humid conditions. Emirates said last month that it would postpone a decision to choose between the Boeing 787-10 aircraft or Airbus A350-900 - depending on which manufacturer would work with Emirates on its requirements. “The A350-900 has much more flexibility when you...

Stratasys unveils 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle

Advancements in 3D printing technologies that have helped the aerospace industry to save time and money were on display at the Dubai Airshow yesterday. Nasdaq-listed Stratasys unveiled the largest 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which it said was built in half the time it would have taken using conventional manufacturing. For the first time, this year’s event features a dedic...

Improved Performance L410 Continues World Tour

Czech manufacturer Aircraft Industries (AI) is here in Dubai (Stand 1947) to show its prototype L410NG commuter aircraft, which first flew in late July. Since then, the test-flying team it has been busy with certification flights, as well as a whistle-stop series of airshow appearances and marketing promotions. Last month [October], for example, AI joined engine provider GE Aviation in exhibiti...

Comac Rolls-out C919, But Program Timeline Still Uncertain

After seven years of development marked by repeated delays, China’s new C919 airliner is ready to start ground testing of its avionics, flight controls and hydraulics systems. It made its debut in a roll-out ceremony on November 2. Developed by state-run Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (Comac), the narrowbody rolled off the assembly line in the manufacturer’s Shanghai factory on to...

Honeywell Taps Technology to Expand Air Transport Capacity

Visitors at the Honeywell Chalet (A6) at the Dubai Air Show will be able to experience a wide range of the U.S. company’s cockpit and cabin products through virtual reality and 3D scenarios, even though the company does not have actual products on display. Among the products visitors can “experience” is the Honeywell Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver (IMMR), an all-digital naviga...

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MAKS 2019 - Russian Debut for Embraer’s newest and largest ever passenger jet

Following a successful tour through China, Japan, and Asia Pacific, Embraer’s latest Profit Hunter, the E195-E2, will make its Russian debut at the upcoming Moscow air show, MAKS-2019. Feat...

Caribbean airlift - waking up in paradise?

By Ir. Damien Richardson When Adam woke up that first day in paradise, as his eyes, hears, nose, and all of his body senses began to be activated; that must have been an unbelievable experience.&nb...

Get ready to MEBAA Show Morocco!

Are you ready for the biggest business aviation event in Morocco? if not yet, take a look at what'up at MEBAA Show Morocco and book your ticket to attend! Let's meet 25-26 September at Marrakech Me...

First-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show

Lockheed Martin will serve as the title sponsor for the first-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show, Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2020. It will be held at the Orlando Sanford International Airpo...

Looking back at LABACE 2019 - Dassault’s Falcon 8X and Falcon 2000LXS

Last week São Paulo hosted Latin America most important business aviation event - The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. Let's have a look on Dassault Aviati...

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MAKS 2019 - LAROS-31 sports and aerobatic aircraft project to be presented

The LAROS-31 design bureau has been working on the development for about three years. As a basis for the project, the design bureau specialists took a series of the best Soviet-era sports aerobatic ae...

Caribbean airlift - waking up in paradise?

By Ir. Damien Richardson When Adam woke up that first day in paradise, as his eyes, hears, nose, and all of his body senses began to be activated; that must have been an unbelievable experience.&nb...

MAKS-2019 - Boeing will sign a number of agreements with Russian companies

Boeing Company will announce new strategic initiatives and sign agreements with Russian partners at the International Aviation and Space Salon, according to the press service of the American aerospace...

Get ready to MEBAA Show Morocco!

Are you ready for the biggest business aviation event in Morocco? if not yet, take a look at what'up at MEBAA Show Morocco and book your ticket to attend! Let's meet 25-26 September at Marrakech Me...

MAKS 2019 - The Cosmonaut Training Centre will present an IL-76MDK laboratory aircraft

The Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (CTC) has formed a large-scale program of participation in the International Aviation and Space Salon. In particular, the L-39 training aircraft, the AS-350B3E Eu...

First-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show

Lockheed Martin will serve as the title sponsor for the first-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show, Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2020. It will be held at the Orlando Sanford International Airpo...

MAKS 2019 - Russian Debut for Embraer’s newest and largest ever passenger jet

Following a successful tour through China, Japan, and Asia Pacific, Embraer’s latest Profit Hunter, the E195-E2, will make its Russian debut at the upcoming Moscow air show, MAKS-2019. Feat...