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Daussault says delayed 5X jet schedule should be clear in early 2016

Dassault Aviation said on Monday it expects to announce early next year a new testing and production schedule for its Falcon 5X business jet, which has been delayed by problems with engines supplied by Snecma. "When we have a better understanding (from Snecma), which should come soon, we wil...

Boeing Forecasts $350 Billion Market for New Airplanes in Latin America

Boeing projects the Latin American commercial aviation market will grow at one of the highest rates in the world over the next 20 years. As a result, Boeing forecasts the region’s airlines will need 3,050 new airplanes valued at $350 billion. “The economies of Latin America and t...


Embraer boosts range of Legacy 450

Embraer is extending the range of its Legacy 450 by over 10%. The move is designed to strengthen the Brazilian airframer’s position in the crowded and increasingly competitive superlight and midsize sectors and to exploit the anticipated rebound in these niche segments. The new Legacy 450 boasts a range of 2,900nm (5,370 km) – 325nm more than the current version. This will enable th...

New Ultra Long Range Falcon 8X Debuts in Las Vegas

Dassault Aviation’s new flagship, the Falcon 8X, is making its debut at the NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) in Las Vegas.  Since first taking to the air last February, the three aircraft in the flight test program have accumulated 380 flight hours over 185 flights, and are now more than two thirds of the way towards FAA and EASA approval. The flight en...

Nextant G90XT gains FAA certificate

Nextant Aerospace (a Directional Aviation Capital company) has received FAA certification for their new entry level aircraft, the G90XT turboprop. “Just two years ago, we announced the launch of the G90XT program.” Jay Heublein, executive vice president for Nextant said: “Just two years ago, we announced the launch of the G90XT program. Our goal was to deliver an entry leve...

Boeing Business Jets Announces Four New BBJ MAX 8 Orders

Boeing Business Jets today announced orders for four new BBJ MAX 8 airplanes at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas. The first order to an undisclosed customer based in the Middle East is for three BBJ MAX 8s. The second order for an undisclosed customer in Asia is for one BBJ MAX 8. "2015 has been a really strong...

GAL and Airbus Helicopters renew services partnership to support the UAE Armed Forces

Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) and Airbus Helicopters have announced the renewal of their customer support services distribution agreement. The agreement represents the cornerstone of GAL’s support services strategy and will strengthen GAL’s capabilities to keep the UAE Armed Forces at a peak state of readiness.   GAL, a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries...

Boeing is turning to robots and outsourcing

For most of its 100-year history, when Boeing turned out more planes, employment soared and the Seattle-area economy prospered. When the rate of production fell, layoffs followed and the local economy crashed. The cycle was so predictable that Boeing workers had a phrase for it: "Headcount goes by rate." Now that longstanding cycle has broken down. The world's largest p...

More Electric Aircraft: How does electricity work on a plane?

Through its subsidiary, Labinal Power Systems, Safran is working with aircraft manufacturers to develop a more electric aircraft. But how does electricity work on a plane? Serge Roques, an expert in Research & Technology at Labinal Power Systems, explains the essentials. Electric Power Generation An airplane contains two major electrical circuits and one alternate circuit. The two c...

Gulfstream G500 made its first cross-country trip

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s all-new Gulfstream G500 made its first cross-country trip for the 2015 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. The G500 flew from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport into 75-knot headwinds and arrived at Henderson Executive 4 hours and 36 minutes later, accomplishing the 1,630-nautical-mile/3,018-kil...

Bombardier Learjet 75 Aircraft Sets World Speed Record Across the U.S.

The high-performance Bombardier Learjet 75 aircraft has set a world speed record in its class, flying round trip between New York and Los Angeles. The flight, piloted by two members of Bombardier's flight operations demonstration team, Ed Hillis and Jeff Triphahn, was staged to mark the 50th anniversary of Clay Lacy]s 1965 record-setting transcontinental round-trip flight. To date, aircra...

Honeywell Forecasts 9,200 New Bizjet Deliveries Valued at US$270 Billion Through 2025

As a slow growth economic environment takes hold across many global markets, the business aviation industry is not immune to its impact. In its 24th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook released today, Honeywell Aerospace forecasts up to 9,200 new business jet deliveries worth US$270 billion from 2015 to 2025, with a 3 to 5 percent reduction over the value noted in the 2014 forecast. "W...

Boeing confident Gulf airlines can keep growing amid oil price volatility

Boeing expects Arabian Gulf carriers to weather the impact of lower oil prices on regional economies and sustain their rapid growth. In an interview at last week’s Dubai Airshow, Bertrand-Marc Allen, the president of Boeing International, said that the UAE’s efforts to beef up its aviation manufacturing capabilities will also help to mitigate any volatility in oil prices. “...

Honeywell Intros Mx Plan for G200s, Challengers

Honeywell Aerospace launched a new Mechanical Protection Plan (MPP) for the Gulfstream G200 and Bombardier Challenger 604/605. With the new plans, Gulfstream and Bombardier operators will have coverage for components on their environmental and cabin control systems, reducing maintenance time and costs. Under the terms of the new Mechanical Protection Plans, operators can get part...

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

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First flight of Gulfstream G700 launched flight test program

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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

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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...