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Leonardo expands its presence in the Philippines with new commercial helicopter deliveries

One AW119Kx and one GrandNew helicopter have recently been delivered to corporate customers in the Philippines In the next few months the first AW169 in the Philippines and another AW139 for VIP/Corporate transport will be delivered Local authorized service centre and Leonardo’s regiona...

Third plane bought under sanctions deal arrives in Iran

An Airbus A330 airliner arrived in Tehran on Saturday, the third of 200 Western-built passenger aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. The long-haul A330-200 landed at Tehran's Mehrabad airport, the official news agency IRNA reported,...

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China's C919 passenger jet moves closer to maiden flight

China's C919 passenger jet, the symbol of its lofty aviation ambitions, has passed a major technical assessment, and has moved closer to its first flight, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. A committee of 63 aviation specialists from across China had agreed the C919 is technically ready for its maiden flight, Xinhua reported, citing the aircraft's Shanghai-b...

Fly To London From New York In 3 Hours: Flights Will Speed Up With World's Fastest Passenger Jet

A Colorado startup was one step closer toward its ambitious goal of building supersonic passenger jets capable of crossing the Atlantic in slightly more than three hours after securing $33 million in funding.  Boom Supersonic said in a Thursday blog post it has enough capital to build, test and fly a supersonic jet after its Series A round of funding. The jet, dubbed the XB-1, will be...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, France, after 10 days of flight and ground tests.  The flight test campaign took place at thre...

Gulfstream G500 on schedule for certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s G500 flight-test program continues to make significant progress toward the aircraft's anticipated 2017 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The five G500 test aircraft, including a fully outfitted production aircraft, have surpassed 2,600 flying hours and accumulated more than 600 flights. "Development testing is complete; company...

Garmin announces EASA certification for all-in-one ADS-B transponders

Garmin is pleased to announce it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders in fixed-wing general aviation aircraft and helicopters. The GTX 345/335 include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 are compatible with a wide variety of current and legacy...

Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09 order book hits 101 units at Heli Expo

Following its participation at the 2017 Heli Expo, Marenco Swisshelicopter has reached a new commercial milestone with the 101st engagement signed in Dallas for the SKYe SH09 helicopter. With this seventh participation at the US event, the MSH team has been able to witness the continued interest and strong motivation of the market to get the latest testing and development news, all eager to sta...

Vision Systems to showcase croung breaking IFE feature at Hamburg AIX

Vision Systems and PXCom have partnered to offer airlines an unmatched level of flexibility in their GUI management. At Hamburg AIX 2017, Vision Systems will unveil a new release of its IFE solution called Visi-Stream, that ensures a high passenger satisfaction and ancillary revenues. It comprises Wi-Fi AVOD with a rich and varied content including movies, music, games, daily press, extensive t...

Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Centres Earn FAA Diamond Awards

Bombardier bolstered its overall service and support by hiring close to 200 technicians and project managers within the last four months In 2016, Bombardier’s network supported over 9,000 maintenance events, a 20 per cent increase from the prior year Bombardier Business Aircraft’s five U.S.-based Service Centres received the 2016 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond...

Boeing, Ryanair Celebrate Delivery of Airline's 450th Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing and Ryanair celebrated the delivery of the airline's 450th Next-Generation 737-800. This significant milestone has been reached in less than two decades, with the Irish low-cost carrier taking an average delivery of 25 737-800s per year since 1999.   "Ryanair is proud to partner with Boeing and has operated an all-Boeing fleet since 1994," said Ryan...

Malaysia Airlines signs with Airbus for A350 XWB flight training

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier’s flight crew. The contract will cover complete courses for flight crew transition to the new A350 XWB, as well as regular recurrent training services.  The agreement was signed today at the Langkawi International Maritime and...

Embraer Flies Fourth E190-E2 Prototype and Advances in the Certification Campaign

Embraer performed last Friday afternoon, at the São José dos Campos facility, the maiden flight of the E190-E2 fourth prototype, which was completed in two hours. This aircraft will be used for specific interior tests such as cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise. The aircraft, serial number 20.004, will join the flight-test fleet, comprised of the first three...

Pilatus PC-12 NG is world's best-selling turboprop business aircraft in 2016

Delivery of 91 PC-12 NG single engine turboprops in 2016 make it officially the top-selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world. With 91 aircraft delivered to customers around the world in 2016, the PC-12 NG outpaced sales of all other individual models of turbine-powered business aircraft. In mid-2017, Pilatus will deliver the 1,500th PC-12. At this year’s “Annual I...

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Leonardo expands its presence in the Philippines with new commercial helicopter deliveries

One AW119Kx and one GrandNew helicopter have recently been delivered to corporate customers in the Philippines In the next few months the first AW169 in the Philippines and another AW139 for VIP/...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test airc...

Gulfstream G500 on schedule for certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s G500 flight-test program continues to make significant progress toward the aircraft's anticipated 2017 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)....

Garmin announces EASA certification for all-in-one ADS-B transponders

Garmin is pleased to announce it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders in fixed-wing general aviation aircraft and helic...

Malaysia Airlines signs with Airbus for A350 XWB flight training

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier’s flight crew. The contract will co...

Pilatus PC-12 NG is world's best-selling turboprop business aircraft in 2016

Delivery of 91 PC-12 NG single engine turboprops in 2016 make it officially the top-selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world. With 91 aircraft delivered to customers around the worl...

Momentum builds in Cessna Citation Longitude program

Textron Aviation announced that the third aircraft in the Cessna Citation Longitude flight test program recently completed its first flight. Test pilots Corey Eckhart and UJ Pesonen, along w...

New HCare Fleet features reduce customers’ operational workload

Airbus and its long-time partner, Rusada, recently launched a new electronic ordering feature designed to reduce customer workload when ordering helicopter parts. The new interface between Airbus...

Embraer Legacy 450 sets speed records between California and Hawaii with AirSprint

Embraer’s Legacy 450 mid-light business jet set speed records on its recent flights between California and Hawaii, according to the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The Hawaii trip was a f...

Airbus’ first fully owned training facility in Asia

Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers. The ground-breaking for the Airb...

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Leonardo expands its presence in the Philippines with new commercial helicopter deliveries

One AW119Kx and one GrandNew helicopter have recently been delivered to corporate customers in the Philippines In the next few months the first AW169 in the Philippines and another AW139 for VIP/...

Third plane bought under sanctions deal arrives in Iran

An Airbus A330 airliner arrived in Tehran on Saturday, the third of 200 Western-built passenger aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. The...

Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09 order book hits 101 units at Heli Expo

Following its participation at the 2017 Heli Expo, Marenco Swisshelicopter has reached a new commercial milestone with the 101st engagement signed in Dallas for the SKYe SH09 helicopter. With this...

Gulfstream G500 on schedule for certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s G500 flight-test program continues to make significant progress toward the aircraft's anticipated 2017 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)....

Momentum builds in Cessna Citation Longitude program

Textron Aviation announced that the third aircraft in the Cessna Citation Longitude flight test program recently completed its first flight. Test pilots Corey Eckhart and UJ Pesonen, along w...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test airc...