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Second Boeing T-X Aircraft Takes Flight

Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement.  During the one-hour flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steve Schmid...

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight today during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters. Fifty years after its maiden flight on 7 April 1967, the Gazelle is still being operated by nearly 100 custome...

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Piaggio Aerospace Avanti EVO at EBACE 2017

Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business and defence & security sectors, today announced it will participate with its Avanti EVO in the 17th edition of EBACE, the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition staged in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Palaexpo and Geneva International Airport between 22nd and 24th May, 2017. EBACE is the largest...

Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner.  Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class layout with a total of 311 seats, comprising 28 in Business Smartium, convertible to fully flat beds, 36 in Economy Smartium and 247 in the main...

Russian Helicopters Passes Mi-171E Helicopter to Pakistan

Russian Helicopters has made its first Mi-171E civil multirole helicopter delivery to the Pakistani province of Punjab, according to a 19 April company statement. Under the terms of the contract, the reconfigurable version of the Mi-171E was manufactured to allow for its use both as a transport aircraft and in the VIP cabin configuration. The latter is designed to accommodate 13 pa...

Textron Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Textron reported first quarter 2017 income from continuing operations of $0.37 per share or $0.46 per share of adjusted income from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, compared to $0.55 per share in the first quarter of 2016. During this year’s first quarter, the company recorded ...

Lilium celebrates successful flight tests of world’s first electric VTOL jet

Lilium Jet, the first zero-emission electric plane capable of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), has completed a series of rigorous flight tests in the skies above Germany. The two-seater prototype executed a range of complex maneuvers, including its signature mid-air transition from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight. Lilium is now developing a larger, five-seater version of the Jet,...

AeroMobil, Unique Limited Edition Flying Car, Launched at Top Marques Show

AeroMobil, an advanced engineering company, has unveiled the new model of the AeroMobil Flying Car at Top Marques Monaco, the world’s most exclusive supercar show. This launch fulfils the company’s commitment to deliver a commercially available flying car in 2017 and be ready to take pre-orders for the limited first edition. The unveiling of the ground breaking AeroMobil underlines its...

Honeywell profit beats; shares hit record high

Honeywell International Inc said on Friday its commercial aviation after-sales business was benefiting from robust air travel, while its energy division was getting a lift from stable oil prices, sending shares to a record high. The diversified U.S. manufacturer's shares rose as much as 3.6 percent to $128.30 in afternoon trading. Honeywell, which made an unsuccessful bid...

Bombardier Appoints Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer

Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer, reporting to John Di Bert, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bombardier Inc. In this position, Mr. Hutchinson will be responsible for leading Bombardier’s global IT, digital asset and cyber security functions. In this capacity, he will assume responsibility for establishing a strong...

H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power

Airbus has extended the flight envelope of the H145 by enhancing the helicopter’s OEI power. The acronym OEI stands for “One-engine-inoperative”, measuring the performance of an aircraft with only one engine remaining operative. With the increased power, the light-twin helicopter H145 can accommodate two additional technicians or can fly longer distances during a missio...

Sikorsky Recognizes Brunei Shell Petroleum for 50 Years of Continuous Service with Sikorsky Helicopters

Sikorsky recognized Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for 50 years of continuous service with Sikorsky helicopters.  The recognition event took place at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show.  Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company. Across five decades, BSP’s fleet of six Sikorsky helicopters ̶  three original S-61N™ and the three replacement S-92® models ̶  have...

Airbus delivers first ever A321neo to Virgin America

Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to U.S. airline Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.  “After Virgin America having been the first customer signing for the A320neo back in December 2010, we are today delighted to deliver the first A321n...

Airbus Corporate Jets: Your world above the world

An advertising campaign highlighting the liberty of movement, relaxation and peacefulness available aboard Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) product line has made its debut at one of the world’s largest gatherings for art and artists. Unveiled at Artexpo New York 2017, the campaign – titled “Your world above the world” – comprises three scenes – Freedom, Harmon...

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Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight today during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters. Fifty year...

Piaggio Aerospace Avanti EVO at EBACE 2017

Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business and defence & security sectors, today announced it will participate with its Avanti EVO in the 17th edition of EBA...

Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner.  A...

Lilium celebrates successful flight tests of world’s first electric VTOL jet

Lilium Jet, the first zero-emission electric plane capable of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), has completed a series of rigorous flight tests in the skies above Germany. The two-seater proto...

AeroMobil, Unique Limited Edition Flying Car, Launched at Top Marques Show

AeroMobil, an advanced engineering company, has unveiled the new model of the AeroMobil Flying Car at Top Marques Monaco, the world’s most exclusive supercar show. This launch fulfils the compan...

H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power

Airbus has extended the flight envelope of the H145 by enhancing the helicopter’s OEI power. The acronym OEI stands for “One-engine-inoperative”, measuring the performance...

Airbus delivers first ever A321neo to Virgin America

Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to U.S. airline Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator,...

Airbus Corporate Jets: Your world above the world

An advertising campaign highlighting the liberty of movement, relaxation and peacefulness available aboard Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) product line has made its debut at one of the world’s large...

Vision Systems exhibits second-generation electronically dimmable window and latest smart interactive window

EBACE, 22-24 MAY 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND BOOTH Y118 Vision Systems, through its recently created division Smart Lite devoted to the design, production and sales of new dimmable solutions, will...

High-performing Gulfstream G280 surpasses 60 world speed records

Super mid-size Gulfstream G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving a city-pair world speed record. The G280 flew from Singapore to...

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Piaggio Aerospace Avanti EVO at EBACE 2017

Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business and defence & security sectors, today announced it will participate with its Avanti EVO in the 17th edition of EBA...

Second Boeing T-X Aircraft Takes Flight

Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanc...

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight today during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters. Fifty year...

Airbus Corporate Jets: Your world above the world

An advertising campaign highlighting the liberty of movement, relaxation and peacefulness available aboard Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) product line has made its debut at one of the world’s large...

High-performing Gulfstream G280 surpasses 60 world speed records

Super mid-size Gulfstream G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving a city-pair world speed record. The G280 flew from Singapore to...

Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner.  A...