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Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2021 - 408 aircraft including the first A350F ordered

We all know long long months of COVID-19 and all possible lockdown and restrictions. First major airshow since the COVID-19 pandemic struck two years ago. What and how happens now, in a new normal? What is the state of mind of customers? How the aviation industry lives this unprecedent sityuation? S...

ATR at Dubai Airshow - 29 orders & new engine series announcement

On the occasion of the Dubai Airshow, world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, has once again demonstrated its commitment to setting the pace for regional aviation now and in the future. With the launch of the new PW127XT engine, ATR confirmed its strategy of offering customer...


flydubai took part in a special formation flight at the Dubai Airshow

The airline was honoured to join Al Fursan, the aerobatics demonstration team of the United Arab Emirates Air Force in this special display on the closing day of the Airshow. flydubai’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft joined the formation and on the flight deck were Captain Rodrigo Barradas from Brazil, Captain Alessio Desideri from Italy and First Officer Sultan Alsharif from the UAE The B...

Thales and Diehl are joining Airbus on flight control computers development for CityAirbus NextGen

A trilateral agreement was signed between Airbus, Thales and Diehl Aerospace for the joint development of the flight control computers of CityAirbus NextGen. The central flight control system of CityAirbus NextGen, the electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) being developed by Airbus, will combine extraordinary computing power with lightweight design and highest safety sta...

UAC presented its new aircraft at Dubai Airshow

The United Aircraft Corporation demonstrated newest Russian aircraft at the Dubai Airshow - a medium-range passenger MC-21-310 with Russian PD-14 engines, AURUS Business Jet which is modernized version of a business jet based on the Superjet 100, as well as a prototype of a light tactical aircraft Checkmate. This is a foreign premiere for all three aircraft. MC-21 and the modernized A...

Sustainable aviation fuel in Arrius-powered helicopter fleet: Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue

Safran Helicopter Engines and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have agreed to cooperate in introducing sustainable aviation fuel. The engine manufacturer will support the Austrian HEMS operator in deploying SAF to its Arrius 2B2-powered Airbus H135 fleet. By summer 2022, the goal is that one HEMS helicopter will be ready to use 30 to 50% biofuel, in compliance with current Safran engines certification to use...

Launch customer announced for new Airbus In Flight Entertainment experience

Airbus Corporate Jets and Alpha Star Aviation have signed a Letter Of Agreement at Dubai air show for the new and unique In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) technology - “The ACJ Smart LiFi Monitor” in presence of Abdulnaser Al Kheraif CEO, and Ibrahim Al Yaheyan VP-Tech, Alpha Star Aviation and Benoit Defforge, ACJ President.  Developed with Latecoere, this new technology was design...

New joint venture for civil rotorcraft sales - Russian Helicopters & AJ Holding

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and the Emirati company AJ Holding LLC have established a joint venture Alpha Aviation LLC in the Ajman Free Zone. The new company will promote and sell Russian civil helicopters abroad. The key market for Alpha Aviation will be the Middle East, where it plans to sell more than 20 civil helicopters of various types until 2026&...

Public premiere - Fraundorfer Aeronautics TENSOR 600X at European Rotors

Fraundorfer Aeronautics is presenting its newly developed "TENSOR 600X" aircraft to the public for the first time at European Rotors in Cologne. The aircraft has a range of 600 kilometers and a maximum cruising speed of 200 km/h. The TENSOR 600X is intended for personal mobility: Medium-distance business trips, for example, can be completed much faster than with any other mode of tran...

Dassault Aviation at Dubai Airshow 2021

Dassault Aviation is participating in Dubai Airshow 2021, from 14 to 18 November. The static display features a Rafale C combat aircraft and a Falcon 8X business jet (which flew from France with sustainable aviation fuel). The Rafale will take part in the flying display every day. It will be presented by the French Air and Space Force, which operates a detachment of Rafales at Al Dhafra Air Base i...

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing purchases Bell 429 to boost Ministry of Health Emergency capabilities

Bell Textron Inc.,announced the sale of a Bell 429 helicopter in Kuwait to Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL) to be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS sale in the country. The aircraft is expected to be delivered in August 2022. KIAL and Bell representatives gathered at the Dubai Air Show to celebrate...

Shared vision on sustainable aviation -Rolls-Royce and Etihad Airways

Rolls-Royce and Etihad Airways agreed to formalise their common interest in decarbonising air travel by signing a comprehensive agreement facilitating the development of sustainable aviation as part of Etihad’s broader strategic sustainability programme. Extending from Rolls-Royce’s Pathway to Net Zero strategy and related announcements at the recent COP26 event, Rolls-Royce be...

Demand for VIP commercial aircraft picks up in the Middle East

VIP Commercial airline specialist Global Jet, operator of 15 VIP Airbus and Boeing aircraft has seen the level of interest from the Middle East increase substantially over the past few months.  “We have received a number of qualified enquiries from a number of buyers’, states Hardy Sohanpal Head of Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions at Global Jet Monaco.  “This i...

An order of 255 A321neo family aircraft by Indigo Partners portfolio airlines

 Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family aircraft under a joint Indigo Partners agreement. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow. This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the Indigo Partners’ airlines to 1,145...

Upcoming events

Farnborough International Airshow 2022

18/07/2022 - 22/07/2022
United Kingdom, Farnborough

HELITECH EXPO 2022

07/09/2022 - 09/09/2022
United Kingdom, London

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MEBAA Show 2022 set to showcase the significant growth in business aviation, private jet, and charter flight market

  MEBAA Show 2022 is set to showcase the significant growth being experienced in business aviation, private jet, and the charter flight markets across the Middle East and Africa region. With i...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - the perfect solution for airlines of all sizes and types -Avtra

When you see a title - perfect solution, obviously, you want to know much more. This was our case coming to Saint-Maartin for CARIBAVIA 2022. I must confess - I always choose the best from the ag...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - St.Barth airport - recovery breaks all the records

CARIBAVIA is an event like no other. This time we had the opportunity not only to discuss latest news of Saint-Barthélemy-Rémy-de-Haenen Airport with the Director Fabrice...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - decarbonizing traditional aviation - Ampaire

One of CARIBAVIA 2022 most discussed session was presented by Brice Nzeukou, Director of Business and Product Development at Ampaire. How and what is happening in terms of decarbonizing traditional Av...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - Saint-Barthélemy unplugged - endless trail

CARIBAVIA 2022 and The Collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy gave us an amazing opportunity to discover the island. Very small committee, we took the flight from the Grand Case St Martin Airport to...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - personal travel security - session by Frederick Reitz

Personal Travel Security - I must confess, I was especially interested in this session during CARIBAVIA 2022. For me it means a lot, my personal travel security. Last two years of pandemic didn&#...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - Aviation & Tourism, closer together - Prof. Gavin Eccles

After the opening address of the Prime Minister, CARIBAVIA 2022 started with a very interesting discussion, presented by Prof. Gavin Eccles: Aviation & Tourism closer together. We all are disco...

SolarStratos and Géraldine Fasnacht perform the first wingsuit jump from an electric and solar-powered aircraft

Raphaël Domjan, pilot and founder of SolarStratos, and Géraldine Fasnacht, professional extreme sportswoman, achieved several historic world firsts on Saturday June 18, 2022 in Verbie...

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CARIBAVIA 2022 - Enjoy your flight - St.Barth Commuter

It is a fact, over last 25 years St. Barth Commuter became a force in the development of the economy of the island. Since the beginning of the operations in 1995, St Barth Commuter transported&nb...