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Cleaning Your Cirrus Aircraft

With the recent developments of the COVID-19 situation, we understand the need for added diligence in cleaning the surfaces in your aircraft. We have worked with our engineering team, as well as our external suppliers to recommend the most effective products for the cleaning of your aircraft, while...

Maiden Flight of Mitsubishi SpaceJet Flight Test Vehicle 10

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced that it has completed the maiden flight of Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), the first Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 in final, certifiable baseline configuration. FTV10 took off at 14:53 (JST) from the Prefectural Nagoya Airport and conducted basic ai...


London Oxford Airport welcomes Embraer Profit Hunter

The evening of 16 March was special at London Oxford Airport. The airport welcomed the Embraer EMB-195 E2 ‘Profit Hunter’ Demonstrator. Showcasing its unique characteristics to land on shorter runways, it is the largest commercial airliner ever to land at Oxford Airport.  During late 2010, Oxford Airport was a temporary home to an Embraer Lineage 1000 (a VIP version of t...

DB Schenker invests as Volocopter extends Series C Round to € 87 million

DB Schenker and Volocopter announced an investment by the global logistics service provider into the pioneer of Urban Air Mobility as Volocopter extends its Series C funding to now total € 87 million. Besides DB Schenker, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, TransLink Capital join the round as new investors, existing investor Lukasz Gadowski and btov also invested. The funding will go t...

Honeywell to help business aviation operators to increase efficiency and cut costs

Honeywell is bringing an unprecedented level of clarity and control to business aviation flight departments with the introduction of Honeywell Forge. The data-driven analytics platform provides a full suite of mission-management capabilities in the areas of connectivity, flight operations, navigation databases and maintenance, empowering flight departments to improve operational inefficiencie...

MC-21-300 flight-test aircraft with a high-density passenger cabin flew from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

March 17, 2020 the fourth MC-21-300 flight-test aircraft made a non-stop flight from Irkutsk to the Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region) to continue flight tests. The plane was piloted by a crew of Heroes of Russia, Honored test-pilot Roman Taskaev and 1st class test-pilot Oleg Mutovin. According to Roman Taskaev, the flight was in normal mode. Specialists of the Irkutsk Aviation P...

The production at Airbus French and Spanish sites paused

Airbus is closely monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the globe and is assessing the situation, the impact on employees, customers, suppliers and the business. The health and safety of Airbus employees is paramount. Airbus is following WHO and local health authority guidance. In addition Airbus has updated its workplace safety and travel recommendations to...

EHang Expands in Europe with First UAM Program in Seville

EHang announced that the company entered into a cooperation agreement with the city government of Seville, Spain to execute the first Urban Air Mobility pilot program in Spain. The agreement specifies that EHang will work with the Seville government to develop the urban air mobility including passenger transportation, air logistics and command and control platforms in the city. The...

Strata successfully implements automated manufacturing for Airbus A350 inboard flap production line

Strata has deployed two of the latest generation MTorres Automatic Tape Laying machines to support its Airbus A350-900 manufacturing capabilities. The Al Ain based manufacturer has gained First Part Qualification and First Article Inspection design and quality verifications for the use of the computer-controlled robotic ATL machines that will automate Strata’s production...

Ansat to be equipped with modules for transporting infants

Kazan Helicopters received a permission from Rosaviatsiya to equip Ansat helicopters with a special module for transporting neonatal patients. This equipment can be used to provide evacuation and airborne medical care to infants. Ansat equipped with the neonatal transport module passed whole range of necessary certification tests. During the ground testing stage, the certification team dem...

Three finalists selected for the Airbus GEDC Diversity Award

Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) have selected three finalists for the 7th annual Airbus GEDC Diversity Award. This global award recognises successful initiatives that inspire students from all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. Launched by Airbus in 2012, the long-term goal of the award is to increase diversity amongst engineering professio...

10000 Student Days of Training: Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center in India

Pratt & Whitney announced a recorded 10,000 student days of training at its Customer Training Center in Hyderabad, India. Launched in 2015, the center in Hyderabad is one of the three Pratt & Whitney training centers operating globally which offer specialized DGCA and EASA Part 147 approved trainings. The center offers advanced training for airline customers, MRO operators, as well as...

Ansat got a certificate for the Emergency Floatation System

The Federal Air Transport Agency - Rosaviatsiya, certified the installation of the Emergency Floatation System on Ansat helicopter. It is designed for emergency water landing and is used to save lives of the crew and passengers. Rosaviatsiya also issued Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters holding company the approval for the main change: the reduction in&nbs...

Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

Safran Helicopter Engines is joining Euralis, Teréga, Aquitaine Chimie Durable, Chemparc, Agri Sud Ouest Innovation, Xylofutur, CCI Pau Béarn, Pau and Pays de l'Adour University and the Aerospace Valley consortium to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels in southwest France. A Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the...

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The triple-certification of New Phenom 300E

New Phenom 300E was granted its Type Certificate by ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil), EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Th...

Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

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Embraer to collaborate on technologies and solutions to combat COVID-19

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COVID-19 crisis efforts - Airbus A400M transports masks to Spain

An Airbus A400M airlifter has performed an air-bridge between Toulouse and Madrid in order to deliver critically-needed mask supplies to the Spanish health system. The aircraft, known as MSN56 and...

Airbus set to partially resume production in France and Spain

Airbus SE announces that it expects production and assembly work to partially resume in France and Spain on Monday, 23 March following health and safety checks after the implementation of stringent me...

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Leonardo: solidarity shown through its support towards civilian

During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and peop...

Airbus realises new supplies to support Europe fight against COVID-19

Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems in support of the COVID-19 cri...

Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

Textron Aviation announced it has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourrier twin utility turboprop featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC...

Rolls-Royce statement on UK Civil Aerospace facilities

Our priority since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has been to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees. We have been actively implementing government guidelines throughout our global facilities,...

MTU Aero Engines AG suspends operations at several facilities

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, MTU Aero Engines AG will temporarily suspend a large proportion of operations across several facilities in Europe. In doing so, the company is taking into acco...

Embraer to collaborate on technologies and solutions to combat COVID-19

Embraer is working in partnership with companies and research centers on technologies that can increase the availability of equipment and solutions to combat COVID-19 in Brazil. The actions, deve...

Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission ef...