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Cabin Design Can Make Passengers Love Flying Again Says Boeing

The right cabin design can make passengers feel that they have more room onboard, even when they don’t, and make flying a more pleasant experience. So said Kent Craver, Director Cabin Experience & Revenue Analysis, Boeing, during the recent APEX Asia Conference in Singapore. Craver c...

Deutsche Telekom gets technical about European ATG network

The hybrid European Aviation Network (EAN) connectivity system, which combines ground-based LTE technology from Deutsche Telekom and an S-band satellite from Inmarsat, could be a step change in the passenger experience for European flyers once the first Lufthansa test aircraft begins flyin...


Airbus C295W flies to Antarctica

An Airbus C295W aircraft belonging to the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) and operated by a mixed crew from Airbus Defence and Space and SEMAR flew from Río Gallegos Airport in Argentina to the Marambio Base, the first flight ever by a C295 to Antarctica. The C295W landed in Marambio at 11.45 on 27 November, returning to Río Gallegos nearly eight hours later. The Argentinian Marambio Ba...

Airbus pays homage to Jacques Rosay with the naming of its no. 1 A380

The no. 1 A380, which continues to serve as Airbus’ flight test aircraft, has been named after late company test pilot Jacques Rosay, who was the first to fly the 21st century flagship and also contributed to development and certification activities for the A318, A319, A330-200, A340-600, and A340-500 while with Airbus.  During a naming ceremony for A380 MSN 001 (Manufacturer&rs...

Dassault joins CleanSky

Dassault Aviation has joined the CleanSky program sponsored by the European Commission, in order to aid the improvement of the environmental impact of future generations of aircraft. Dassault stands as one of the pioneers of green aviation, and spends a large portion of its R&D budgets on reducing fuel consumption and improving its impact on the environment.    Officials fro...

ANALYSIS: Bell Helicopter pushing V-22 for USAF search-and-rescue

In March 2011, during Operation "Odyssey Dawn", two US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22s were instrumental in the rescue of a Boeing F-15E pilot who had ejected from his aircraft deep within hostile territory in Libya after the Strike Eagle succumbed to mechanical failure. Stationed 133nm (246km) away on an amphibious assault ship, the MV-22s – backed up by two McDonnell Douglas A...

Rutan's SkiGull completes first flight

Burt Rutan pledged to continue designing new aircraft after completing the first flight of the homebuilt SkiGull amphibian, his 47th design to fly. The first flight on 24 November from a runway in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, last 1.8h and checked-out the single-engined aircraft’s basic handling qualities, according to a Facebook page for a forthcoming documentary movie entitled, “Lo...

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers a VVIP cabin to an Asian customer

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC), the innovative provider of customized nose-to-tail solutions toVIP and airline customers to Airbus standards, has reached a new level of innovation and quality by delivering, ahead of time, an ACJ319 VVIP cabin with ingenious features, to one of the largest companies in Asia. The VVIP cabin, mixing tradition and modernity, was designe...

Embraer delivers its 1,200th E-Jet to Azul

Embraer delivered yesterday, in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, the 1,200th aircraft of the E-Jets family. The commemorative aircraft, an E195 model, was received by Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A., a Brazilian airline, which operates the largest fleet of this jet type in the world. “It’s a joy to share such an im...

TRJet Positioned to Become the Next OEM at the Epicenter of Aviation Industry Growth

Global passenger air traffic is projected to double over the next 15 years with an unprecedented 6.6 billion travelers anticipated by 2030, according to a report from the latest bi-annual meeting of the Global Aerospace Summit (2014). Positioned to meet this increase in passenger air travel is TRJet, a new entrant into the global aviation market, and the industry’s next Original Equipment Ma...

Russian military accepts Arctic Mi-8 rotorcraft

The Russian defence ministry’s Arctic division has accepted the first polar-optimised Mil Mi-8AMTSh-VA rotorcraft from Russian Helicopters. The type is derived from the Mi-8AMTSh-V that the Russian military already uses, but can operate in temperatures down to -40˚C and fly out to 700nm (1,300km) using auxiliary fuel tanks. It contains equipment that allows it to operate in low temperatur...

Mitsubishi's regional jet sets sights on US skies

 With the Mitsubishi Regional Jet's maiden trial flight completed, the groundwork is being laid to make a push in the crucial U.S. market.      Mitsubishi Aircraft is preparing five test planes, seeking to gain clearance for commercial operation by the spring of 2017. Four of these planes will be taken to the U.S. next summer. The count...

Final C-17 departs Long Beach

Boeing has marked the completion of  C-17 Globemaster final assembly at its Long Beach, California plant. The last of 279 C-17s to be built at Long Beach flew over the assembly facility there on Sunday (US time) before heading to the company’s San Antonio site for short-term storage ahead of delivery to Qatar early next year. “This is truly the end of an era. It&rs...

Honeywell Celebrates Delivery of First ARJ21 Aircraft to Chengdu Airlines

Honeywell Aerospace celebrates with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.(COMAC) today on the delivery of the first ARJ21-700 aircraft to Chengdu Airlines. The ARJ21 is China's first civil, turbofan regional jet manufactured by COMAC and capable of flying internationally, marking an important milestone for China's aviation manufacturing industry. Honeywell is a major i...

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Successful first flight of the World Largest All-Electric Aircraft

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Meet new player on general aviation arena -Tecnam P2010TDI

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Delivery trial for NHS in Scotland to support UK COVID-19 response: Thales, Skyports and Wingcopter

The trial is backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) – the integrated partnership of NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council directed by the local Integration Joint...

Rolls-Royce major reorganisation - to address medium-term impact of corona crisis

The impact of COVID-19 on Rolls-Royce and the whole of the aviation industry is unprecedented. We have already taken action to strengthen the financial resilience of our business and reduce our cash e...

Airbus A220 production facility in the U.S.officially opened

A new chapter in the development of Airbus’ U.S. production capabilities has begun with inauguration of the completed A220 commercial aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama.This 2...

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Successful first flight of the World Largest All-Electric Aircraft

magniX and AeroTEC  announced the successful flight of an all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B. The successful flight of the eCaravan, magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propu...

Safran reports on business developments of first months of 2020

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Safran met behind closed doors at the Company's head office, under the chairmanship of Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Directors. The...

Airbus A400M achieves Automatic Low Level Flight certification

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new decisive milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability, offering a unique in its class capability for a mi...

Meet new player on general aviation arena -Tecnam P2010TDI

TECNAM announced the introduction of a new player into the General Aviation arena. With the Type Certificate expected by July, the P2010 TDI has been one of the most secret development programs ever!&...

Congo Airways Converts Embraer E175 Order to E190-E2 Jets

Congo Airways have converted the firm order made in December 2019 for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for two more, into a firm order for two E190-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further t...

Pulselite bird strike prevention system STC expanded to include Bell 429 and Bell 505

Precise Flight has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificat from the FAA for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System to include approvals for the Bell 429 and Bell 505 variations.&...

Finnair boosts reliability of regional fleet with ATR Global Maintenance Agreement

ATR and one of its long-standing customers, the Finnish airline Finnair, signed a 10-year Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). Through this package, Finnair and Nordic Regional Airlines (NoRRA) –...