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South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.  The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225....

Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Aircraft on target to first customer delivery by year end Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft...

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Leonardo starts delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopters

First of 16 AW101 helicopters delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security for its All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter programme The AW101s will be operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force and replace the Sea King helicopters currently in service The Leonardo AW101 is the most advanced SAR helicopter available today – capable of performing long range SAR...

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Deal for 75 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement includes firm orders for 55 MAX 8s, 20 MAX 10s and options for 20 MAX 8s Dublin-based lessor joins growing customer base of the 737 MAX 10, the newest member of Boeing's 737 MAX family Boeing and Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today finalized an order for 75 737 MAX airplanes. The confirmed order is for 55 MAX 8s and 20 MAX 10s, with options for 2...

Russian Ka-226T helicopters can be assembled in India for third countries

Russia’s Kamov Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India may be supplied to third countries after Russia fulfils the basic contract for the delivery of 200 such rotocraft to that country, Rostec Corporation Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy Viktor Kladov told TASS on Monday. "Now a joint venture has been set up to implement the project of the Ka-226T production...

Bombardier Predicts Latin America’s 60- to150-seat aircraft Fleet Will Double by 2036

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s Market Forecast 2017-2036 for Latin America predicts that overall traffic is expected to grow 5.1 per cent annually and intra-regional traffic to grow slightly more than the world average at 5.6 per cent annually over the next 20 years. Total deliveries in the 60- to 150-seat marked segment to Latin America are expected to number 1,050 aircraft, or eight p...

Boeing Awards Five-Year Contract to Aircraft Philipp Group of Germany

Aircraft Philipp will produce machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook helicopters, becomes part of Boeing’s significant supplier base in Germany. Boeing and Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH today signed a five-year contract to manufacture machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at its facilities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Thi...

Singapore Airlines selects Airbus for A380 retrofit programme

14 aircraft currently in service to receive airline’s new cabin products Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products installed on the a...

Falco EVO surveillance drone touches down in the Middle East with first delivery to launch customer

The Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) has been selected by two customers in the Middle East and Gulf region. The first delivery took place last month Leonardo is also seeing increased interest in its ‘drones as a service’ offering, where the company owns and operates the aircraft and provides surveillance data to the customer  In addition to fixed-wing RPAS, Leon...

Bringing airline experience into A350-1000 testing

As Airbus prepares for the service entry of its latest A350 XWB jetliner version – the A350-1000 – a new approach that for the first time puts customers’ pilots into ground-based flight simulators during the test campaign has proven so valuable that such sessions are set to become regular events. The initial customer invited to participate was Cathay Pacific Airways – a...

Dubai Airshow 2017: Airbus ‘makes it fly’ with 510 aircraft orders and commitments

Impressive numbers announced at the biennial aerospace industry event The Airbus product line of commercial jetliners, military airlifters and helicopters reached new heights at this week’s Dubai Airshow with transactions and business announcements for 510 aircraft. Validating the company’s slogan: ‘We make it fly,’ these orders and commitments involved 500 aircraft f...

Airbus selects Shenzhen for its China Innovation Centre

Cooperation framework agreement was signed to accelerate aviation innovation in China  Airbus has selected the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, widely considered to be the Silicon Valley of China, to establish its Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC). Airbus has also signed a cooperation framework agreement with Invest Shenzhen to establish a long-term strategic partnership to accelerat...

Airbus Foundation launches The Little Engineers programme in India to inspire young minds

The programme aims to reach out to over 150 students in India by the end of 2017 The “A380 Assembly” workshop in Bengaluru introduced students to the world of aviation The Airbus Foundation together with its partner ‘The Little Engineer’ has launched the Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme in India. Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goal of...

Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a new and innovative 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds. One of the other recent achievements has been the 3D printing, certification and installatio...

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The A350-1000 is certified for airline service

With Type Certification achieved, the A350-1000 is ready for first delivery Delivery of the first A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner – is planne...

South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.  The National 119 Rescue Headquarter...

Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Aircraft on target to first customer delivery by year end Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European...

Leonardo starts delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopters

First of 16 AW101 helicopters delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security for its All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter programme The AW101s will be operated by the Ro...

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Deal for 75 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement includes firm orders for 55 MAX 8s, 20 MAX 10s and options for 20 MAX 8s Dublin-based lessor joins growing customer base of the 737 MAX 10, the newest member of Boeing's 737 MAX famil...

Bombardier Predicts Latin America’s 60- to150-seat aircraft Fleet Will Double by 2036

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s Market Forecast 2017-2036 for Latin America predicts that overall traffic is expected to grow 5.1 per cent annually and intra-regional traffic to grow slightly m...

Singapore Airlines selects Airbus for A380 retrofit programme

14 aircraft currently in service to receive airline’s new cabin products Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently...

Bringing airline experience into A350-1000 testing

As Airbus prepares for the service entry of its latest A350 XWB jetliner version – the A350-1000 – a new approach that for the first time puts customers’ pilots into ground-based fli...

Dubai Airshow 2017: Airbus ‘makes it fly’ with 510 aircraft orders and commitments

Impressive numbers announced at the biennial aerospace industry event The Airbus product line of commercial jetliners, military airlifters and helicopters reached new heights at this week’s D...

Airbus selects Shenzhen for its China Innovation Centre

Cooperation framework agreement was signed to accelerate aviation innovation in China  Airbus has selected the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, widely considered to be the Silicon Valley of...

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South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.  The National 119 Rescue Headquarter...

The A350-1000 is certified for airline service

With Type Certification achieved, the A350-1000 is ready for first delivery Delivery of the first A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner – is planne...

Falco EVO surveillance drone touches down in the Middle East with first delivery to launch customer

The Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) has been selected by two customers in the Middle East and Gulf region. The first delivery took place last month Leonardo is also seeing increased...

Leonardo starts delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopters

First of 16 AW101 helicopters delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security for its All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter programme The AW101s will be operated by the Ro...

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Deal for 75 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement includes firm orders for 55 MAX 8s, 20 MAX 10s and options for 20 MAX 8s Dublin-based lessor joins growing customer base of the 737 MAX 10, the newest member of Boeing's 737 MAX famil...

Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Se...

Boeing Awards Five-Year Contract to Aircraft Philipp Group of Germany

Aircraft Philipp will produce machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook helicopters, becomes part of Boeing’s significant supplier base in Germany. Boeing and Aircraft Phili...