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Exchange Income Corporation Announces the Award of a 5 Year In-Service Support Contract

Exchange Income Corporation , a diversified, acquisition-oriented company focused on opportunities in two sectors (aviation and manufacturing), announced that its subsidiary, Provincial Aerospace, has been awarded a 5 year In-Service Support contract with an existing Middle East client. This contrac...

Business Secretary opens £30m extension to world-class engine production facility in Derby, UK

Rolls-Royce today marked the official opening of its £30m Production Facility extension to its Derby Assembly & Test Facility with a ceremony conducted by Business Secretary Sajid Javid. The 2867m2 extension will increase capacity to assemble Trent civil aero engines and become the product...


ATR establishes Representative Office in Beijing

ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, is pleased to announce the opening of a Representative Office in Beijing, a new milestone in its long history of cooperation with China. For nearly 20 years China has been a strategic partner and supplier for ATR. Key airframe sections and some components of the wings of ATR aircraft are produced by Xian Aircraft Company (XAC...

Airbus delays Strata Airbus A330/340 parts schedule

Strata Manufacturing will not become Airbus’ sole provider of A330 and A340 ailerons until 2017, a year after the original contractual agreement, following a request by the planemaker to push back the schedule. Saif Al Dabashi, Senior Operations Manager at Strata, told Gulf News on Monday Airbus has asked the composite plane parts maker to delay the timeline by one year because of a &ldqu...

Airbus Helicopters Sees Bright U.S. Market

While civil helicopter sales are down worldwide with the falling price of oil, Doug Carriger, Airbus Helicopters’ senior director of marketing for North America, sees a resilient U.S. market that is rebounding in key sectors such as EMS and law enforcement, and even showing a few bright spots in the depressed offshore energy market. Carriger said that this has bee...

Dowty Propellers restarts production of propeller blades

Dowty Propellers’ reset of its production capabilities is fully underway, placing the company on track to ramp-up the manufacture of composite propeller blades following a fire earlier this year at its Gloucestershire headquarters in southwest England. A new interim production site has begun operation at an 80,000-sq. ft. facility in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire county, which has been ada...

Second and third Gulfstream G500 join flight test program

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that a second and third Gulfstream G500 aircraft (T2 and T3) joined the flight test campaign with successful completion of their initial flights. T2 focuses on flight loads validation, while T3 is the main test bed for the G500 avionics systems. T2 took off at 9:07 a.m. from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport on Friday, Nov. 20. Flight Test pilots...

Airbus C295W demonstrates its capabilities in Bolivia

An Airbus C295W aircraft belonging to the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) and operated by a mixed crew from Airbus Defence and Space and SEMAR has carried out demonstration flights in El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia, one of the airports with the most extreme hot and high conditions in the world. The C295W, which landed at El Alto International Airport, more than 4,000m above sea level, on Tuesday, has...

Honeywell Engines and Electronics to Power Cessna's New Citation Longitude Business Jet

Honeywell Aerospace will power the new Citation Longitude super mid-size business jet from Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company. Honeywell's newly designed engine will provide Longitude operators with improved fuel efficiency and reliability while reducing emissions and noise. The Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engine is the latest in Honeywell...

Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services Celebrate Delivery of Lessor's 500th Boeing Airplane

Boeing announced the delivery of the 500th Boeing airplane to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The Next-Generation 737-800 will be leased to Kenya Airways and is the 401st 737 delivered to the leasing company. "This is a major milestone in our 20-year association with Boeing," said Norm Liu, President and CEO, GECAS. "We are proud to take delivery of our 500th Boeing airplan...

U.S. expects F-35 to be part of Canada's next jet competition

The Pentagon expects the new Canadian government to allow Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter aircraft to compete to replace Canada's aging CF-18 jets, despite the Liberal Party's stated opposition to the planes, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said on Saturday. But Work cautioned after talks in Canada that how the fledgling government sets its requirements for the compe...

Toulouse Airbus Site Bomb Alert: 200 People Evacuated After "3 Drinks Cans Connected with Wire" Found in Engine

A suspicious package found at Airbus factory site in Toulouse sparked a terror alert as 200 people were evacuated. The item -- believed to be a box containing three cans of fizzy pop connected with wires -- raised suspicions that it could be a homemade bomb. It was found in the engine of an Airbus A330 that was still being built. But police and bomb squad experts who arrived at the scene...

CFM LEAP-1A Powering A320neo Gains Certification

The CFM International LEAP-1A engine, one of two engine choices on the Airbus A320neo, has been jointly certified by FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Airbus is set to deliver the first A320neo -- powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines -- to Qatar Airways next month. The LEAP-1A-powered A320neo began flight testing in May. "It has been an incredible journe...

Dassault Falcon Jet completes new Little Rock expansion

Dassault Falcon Jet has completed another major expansion of its Little Rock Completion Center that will add 350,000 ft² of production space to the Arkansas facility. The centerpiece of the US$60m project is a new 250,000 ft² hangar earmarked for Dassault’s latest two models – the Falcon 8X ultra long range trijet and the Falcon 5X very large body twin. The new completion...

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10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program.&...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 51 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2019, making it the most delivered light jet of the year. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves...

Daher winglets took flight with the new Gulfstream G700

We already wrote about the first flight of Gulfstream G700, which launched a flight test program. It was clear which engines powered the flight, let's fid out more about performance-enhancing wing...

The first time for most powerful Rolls-Royce business aviation engine

February 14 became the first time for Rolls-Royce Pearl® 700 engines to power Gulfstream G700 to the skies. Gulfstream G700 used a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel...

First flight of Gulfstream G700 launched flight test program

The first flight of Gulfstream G700, made on February 14, officially launched the flight-test program. The 2 hours and 32 minutes flight was made at Savannah/Hilton Head Inter...

A new era of AEGEAN with Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

The official presentation of new livery, branding and first of three new generation Airbus A320neo, powered with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines - this is the beginning of new era of gr...

EASA Type Certification granted to A330-800

EASA and FAA have granted joint Type Certificate to A330-800. The aircraft’s certification flight-test campaign was successfully performed by aircraft MSN1888, which completed the programme...

Airbus and the Government of Québec become sole owners of the A220 Programme

Airbus SE, the Government of Québec and  Bombardier Inc.have agreed upon a new ownership structure for the A220 programme, whereby Bombardier transferred its remaining shares in Airbus Can...

MAVERIC revealed by Airbus - blended wing aircraft demonstrator

Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls - MAVERIC, was revealed by Airbus, its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstr...

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Gulfstream to Expand in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand its operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with the construction of a service center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The facility, which will complement...

Swiss Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft powered by GTF engines

SWISS took the delivery of their first Airbus A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. Pratt & Whitney will also provide SWISS with engine maintenance through an...

Ansat supplies to China are ready to start

Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese a...

10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program.&...

Four Cessna Pilot Centers names as 2020 Top Hawks by Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation named four Cessna Pilot Centers to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promot...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 51 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2019, making it the most delivered light jet of the year. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves...

Major upgrade of the Garmin Pilot app

New features are added within the Garmin Pilot™ app that incorporate professional IFR navigation tools found within Garmin avionics. Pilots can experience a near-seamless transition between Garm...