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A landmark Nordic Aviation Capital order for 100+ ATR -600s

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and ATR have signed a Letter of Intent for 35 firm ATR -600s, with options for a further 35 and purchase rights for another 35. The total value of the agreement amounts to over 2 billion dollars. Deliveries of the initial 35 aircraft will begin in 2020 and run u...

China ACH160 launch customer - Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company

It's official - Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China. The aircraft will be used to perform mainly private and business aviation (PBA) missions around the Guang...


Harness Power of Big Data through Boeing AnalytX Digital Solutions

During Paris International Air Show leading airlines signed up  Harness Power of Big Data through Boeing AnalytX Digital Solutions! New orders and agreements for digital solutions that harness the power of big data to significantly expand fleet capability and cost savings for commercial and government customers. Boeing’s digital solutions are powered by Boeing AnalytX, a collection o...

Caribbean Aviation Meetup discoveries - Saint Barthelemy Airport

If I say Saint Barthélemy, what comes first to your mind? Beautiful island, paradisiacal pictures of Caribbean beaches? For many of French people that would be Johnny Hallyday. How much do you know about the airport of that island? If you Google it - here what you get: St. Barthélemy has a small airport known as Gustaf III Airport on the north coast of the island that is ser...

Global industry leaders sign innovation cooperation agreement in preparation of Horizon Europe research programme

Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest civil helicopter manufacturer, and Safran Helicopter Engines, the global leader in helicopter turbines, are teaming up to prepare the future of cleaner, quieter and more efficient vertical flight, ahead of the upcoming Horizon Europe research programme which should be carried out during the next decade. A Letter of Intent (LoI) was signed at the Par...

Great Paris Air Show for ATR - 75 new orders worth US$ 1.7 billion

Paris International Air Show is a success for ATR - 75 order commitments, including 35 firm orders from NAC disclosed on June 18.  The total value of the deals reaches US$ 1.7 billion. This shows ATR is well on track to achieve its order targets for 2019. These commitments include 17 orders for the new ATR 42-600S – the Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) variant of the ATR 4...

Looking back at result-oriented Caribbean Aviation Meetup

Caribbean Aviation Meetup is just some days behind us. An amazing opportunity to discover the region, opportunities for business development. First of all, I must tell that this event is very different, it is resulted-oriented. I guess I never had the chance to participate in such passionate debat regarding many aviation topics. It's not just presentations, it is a great "fight&qu...

Cebu Pacific to order 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo

Cebu Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 31 Airbus aircraft, comprising 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo. Cebu Pacific’s A330neo aircraft will be a higher capacity version of the A330-900, with 460 seats in single class configuration. The airline also becomes one of the launch airlines for the A321XLR, which will be able to fly nonstop from the Philippines to des...

Successful flight tests of the first connected aircraft tire

We are surrounded by smart connected products or smart connected things.... A connected object enhances the interaction with other smart objects.  As Wikipedia says, Connectivity also enables some capabilities of the product to exist outside the physical device, in what is known as the product cloud. The data collected from these products can be then anal...

Fasten you seatbelts, the project for the first electric passenger plane takes off

How close is the future? How close is the electric passenger plane? Now we are getting ready to use electric vehicles, they are getting more and more performant. What is going on in aviation regarding electric aicraft? Alice Commuter, produced by Eviation, designed to take 9 passengers, plus the two pilots, up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. Alice designed to redefine reg...

Major aviation manufacturers unified commitment The Sustainability of Aviation

"Heal the world, make it better place", I guess everyone remembers lyrics of this song of Michael Jackson. Different topic discussing the ecology, improvements needed, sustainable way of contunue the industrialisation are more than mediatized now. If you ask yourself questions like "what's next step" you have to pay special attention to this statement. Just because it is t...

The Inaugural Electric Aircraft Air Race

The field for the world’s first ever electric aircraft air race is already halfway there with four teams having entered the inaugural Air Race E event to be held next year. Teams from the Netherlands, USA and the UK have declared their intention to race and are in the process of building their electric race aircraft to meet the official race formula specifications. The teams are the first...

Largest ever single engine order in history

IndiGo announced that it has ordered CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The contract, which includes spare engines and an overhaul support agreement, is valued at more than $20 billion U.S. at list price. To support its new LEAP-1A fleet, IndiGo also signed a long-term Service Agreement.  IndiGo has been a CFM customer since 2016 and...

Embraer and United Airlines sign contract for up to 39 E175s

Great start of International paris Show for Embraer! A contract has been signed with United Airlines for up to 39 E175s. The order comprises 20 firm aircraft and 19 options in a 70-seat configuration. The order has a value of USD 1.9 billion, based on Embraer's current list prices, with all options being exercised. The firm order will be included in Embraer's 2019 second...

Upcoming events

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

22/07/2019 - 29/07/2019
United States, Oshkosh

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World Circumnavigation Speed Record has been Beaten

Today, at 12:12:23 UTC the history was made - beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles!  Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut T...

Visit the Heart of African Business Aviation

Are you ready for MEBAA Show Morocco? It's only a couple of month away! It's the ideal time to set your goals, to schedule all meeting and use all opportunities this show is offering!...

Caribbean Aviation Meetup discoveries – Proximity Matters

I guess you can ask each and everyone of Caribbean Aviation Meetup participants if there is any speaker who is totally different from others, you will get the same answer - Vincent Vanderpoo...

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Speed meets adventure at Daher’s EAA AirVenture exhibit

Can't wait for the EAA AirVenture? Let us give you more details from Daher! Get ready to aviation adventure with family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft! Together with the Kodiak 1...

World Circumnavigation Speed Record has been Beaten

Today, at 12:12:23 UTC the history was made - beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles!  Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut T...