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Dubai debut for Antonov transporter

The Antonov An-178 military transport aircraft is making its Middle East debut at the Dubai Airshow. The Antonov (stand 2210) An-178 military transport aircraft is making its Middle East debut at the Dubai Airshow. It forms the centrepiece of the Ukrainian company’s on-going effort to br...

Dubai 2015: 407MRH makes its Dubai debut

The UAE Armed Forces' new Bell Model 407MRH (multi-role helicopter) has made its Dubai debut at this years air show. The 407MRH is a new military derivative of the Bell 407 developed by Abu Dhabi-based NorthStar Aviation, which is already fulfilling an order for 30 of the helicopters from t...


DUBAI: Embraer Executive Jets closes on 1,000th delivery

Embraer Executive Jets is closing in on its 1,000th aircraft delivery, with the milestone set to be achieved in around 11 years since the division’s launch. The Brazilian manufacturer has so far handed over 930 examples of its business aircraft since it arrived on the market in 2005 with the Phenom 100 and 300 light jets. “Next year we will be celebrating 1,000 planes in 11 years...

Dassault to Showcase Expanding Business Jet Family at Dubai

New Ultra Long Range Falcon 8X Set for First Deliveries in 2016,  Strong Response from Middle East Dassault Aviation will present its expanding line of large-cabin long range Falcon business jets at the Dubai Air Show, which opens on November 8 at Dubai World Central. The exhibit will feature the top-of-the-line Falcon 7X, the super versatile Falcon 900LX and a mockup of the all-ne...

DUBAI: A350 stops at air show during Middle Eastern tour

Two Airbus A350s will be present at the Dubai air show, aQatar Airways aircraft complementing the airframer’s MSN2 which will conduct the flying display. MSN2 is stopping at Dubai World Central’s Al-Maktoum airport as part of a Middle Eastern tour and is scheduled to depart to Ethiopia on 11 November, the airframer says. The aircraft, which is cabin-fitted, travelled from To...

Boeing upbeat over possible Kuwait jet sale, oil price hits some deals

Boeing on Saturday gave its strongest indication yet about a near-term sale of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to Kuwait, although the world's second-largest weapons maker said lower oil prices were delaying some arms purchases by Gulf states. "There are things that we're waiting on... those things are going to be cleared and we think they're going to be cleared soon," Boeing...

“Shades” livery now also on new A330neo

Airbus’ A330neo is joining the A350 XWB in its distinctive cockpit windscreen design. “The A330neo complement the A350 XWB in the new Airbus Long-Range family, so it was only natural that the A330neo should  have the same cockpit shades design than its larger sibling” said Eric Zanin, Head of A330 programme. The new A330neo share the latest innovations and technologies...

Boeing takes fresh view at Middle East market

Boeing is looking at the Middle East in a new way as it broadens its outlook and steers clear of involvement in the spat between U.S. and Middle East airlines. Bernard J. Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, said that a new framework for BCA’s management of sales in the region had been adopted, introducing Turkey into the Middle East and North Africa region, now to be known as “MENAT...

Airbus: October 2015 In Review

Contracts logged during October for 35 A350 XWB, A330 and A320 family aircraft raised Airbus’ total net bookings to 850 so far in 2015, and already above the company’s net order target for the entire year, while the month’s 49 deliveries involved jetliners from across its in-production product lines. Included in the October order book were four A350-900s for Singapore Air...

Tigerair signs Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus for its A320 fleet

Tigerair Singapore has signed a Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus to provide full component support, and fleet technical management services for its A320-family aircraft. This 10-year FHS-TSP contract, commencing early 2016, guarantees spare parts availability through an extensive scope of A320 Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), components repair, transp...

Korean Air finalises order for 30 A321neo

New order comes as carrier celebrates 40 Years of Airbus operations Korean Air has signed a contract with Airbus covering a firm order for 30 A321neo aircraft plus 20 options, becoming a new customer for the best-selling single aisle A320 Family. The purchase agreement finalises a commitment announced earlier this year and was signed in Seoul by Walter Cho Won Tae, Korean Air Executive Vice Pre...

Asiana Airlines Finalises Order for 25 A321neo Aircraft

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25 A321neo aircraft. The contract, which finalises a commitment announced earlier this year, was signed at a special ceremony in Seoul by Kim Soo Cheon, President & CEO, Asiana Airlines and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. Seating 180 passengers in a two class layout, the new aircraft will be operat...

Southeast Asia, Africa, China to purchase Russia’s upgraded Il-76TD transport plane

The plane's takeoff weight has been increased from 170 to 190 tons and its maximum payload has risen from 47 to 52 tons. Southeast Asia, Africa and China will be among customers to buy Russia’s upgraded Ilyushin Il-76TD transport planes, Ilyushin Aviation Company General Designer Nikolay Talikov said on Friday. "Among foreign countries, these are primarily Southeast Asia and A...

MRJ progresses towards first flight next week

Mitsubishi Aircraft says it has simulated various scenarios on its engineering flight simulator in preparation for the MRJ regional jet’s maiden sortie, and that results thus far have proved promising. In an interview with Flightglobal, Mitsubishi’s vice-president and general manager of sales and marketing Yugo Fukuhara, says the manufacturer has simulated “normal and abnormal...

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CAeS got £9m UK government grant for the development of electric flight

CAeS, a leading aircraft integrator in green commercial aviation, has received the backing of the UK Government for a project to develop electric aviation. Project Fresson has received a grant of &pou...

50 A350XWB order for Emirates signed at Dubai Airshow 2019

Airbus and Emirates Airline have signed a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s - Airbus’ newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at Dubai Airshow 2019 by His Highness Sh...

Airbus - UAE passenger traffic growth, larger international fleet, customer service

UAE air passenger traffic is constantly growing, it means the fleet of aircraft serving this traffic will significantly grow as well. Logical question – how many of new technicians, pilots and m...

Horizon International Flight Academy to become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world

Thanks to the purchase agreement signed today, Horizon International Flight Academy to become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world. Bell Textron will deliver 12...

New level of predictive health management expertise to airlines - Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik

World-class Honeywell Forge analytics available on Lufthansa Technik's AVIATAR platform to drive better decision-making! The collaboration will create a comprehensive data analytics solution fo...

The stage is yours -Leonardo: technologies, innovations and training services

Dubai Airshow stage is waiting for the leading partner of Middle East in the aerospace, defence and security sectors - Leonardo. The company is bringing new technologies and systems and l...

Let's get to know each other better - De Havilland Aircraft Canada

We are curious to find out more, to get know better the company, people working there, motivation and future plans.  Two days before Dubai Airshow 2019 we had the opportunity to get know bet...

Dassault Falcon 8X, 900LX trijets at Dubai Airshow 2019

Only Two days left till Dubai Airshow, so get ready! What you can expect from Dassault Aviation? Here are some details: an ultra-long range large cabin Falcon 8X flagship and super versatile 900L...

Region First Approval to 3D Printed Aircraft Parts - Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering has collaborated with EOS and BigRep to open the region’s first additive manufacturing facility with Design and Production Approval from EASA. The laboratory, loc...

A $4 billion LEAP-1A engine order - Qatar Airways & CFM International

Qatar Airways announced that it has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 A321neo family aircraft, the largest order of A321neo family aircraft in the Middle East....

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Ten VRT500 will find new home in Scandinavia

Rostec will supply ten light VRT500helicopters to Scandinavian countries. A corresponding dealership agreement.was signed between VR-Technologies and Rotorcraft Nordic AB...

Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

At Dubai Airshow Boeing and Emirates have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. Emirates had previously...

Cyber training agreement - Airbus CyberSecurity and ORSYS

Airbus CyberSecurity has signed an agreement with French services provider ORSYS to join forces in cyber training. As part of this agreement, ORSYS has selected the Airbus Cyber Range training pl...

12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft GECAS order

GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. Th...

Additional 12 cubic feet of storage space for Beechcraft King Air 350

Textron announced a utility nose option for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop, delivering additional capability to the highly versatile platform. The new FAA-certified modification enables an...

Falcon Aviation to Expand Support to Legacy 600/650 and Lineage in Dubai

One more announcement live from Dubai Airshow. Embraer approved Falcon Aviation’s newest facility located at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), Dubai’s new airport, as an Em...

Three additional Embraer E195-E2 jets for Air Peace

Embraer announced that Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, has signed a contract for three additional E195-E2s, confirming purchase rights from the original contract, sign...