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De Havilland Canada delivers first Dash 8-400 to TAAG Angola Airlines

De Havilland Canada delivered the first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft to TAAG, the state-owned, national airline of Angola. The order was disclosed on June 18, 2019 during a ceremonial signing event at the Paris Air Show that was attended by the Honorable Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu, Minister of...

GKN Aerospace continues Jet engine Biofuel testing

MV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) has contracted GKN Aerospace Sweden to continue biofuel testing of the RM12 engine. The biofuel for this test is an ATJ (alcohol to jet)-SKA developed and manufactured by Swedish Biofuels AB. The test is part of a bilateral Biojet-project collaboration be...


First Praetor 500 conversion completed - Embraer Services & Support

Embraer Services & Support completed the first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 for an undisclosed customer. The conversion was performed at the Embraer Executive Jets Service Center at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The full process to convert a Legacy 450 (2,900 nautical miles range) into a Praetor 500 ...

Welcome - Entry-into-service - spacious, long-range Global 5500

The entry-into-service...  The innovative, long-range Global 5500 business jet,... The aircraft was recently delivered to an undisclosed customer. This high-value aircraft represents the gateway into Bombardier’s flagship large-cabin Global family, offering world-renowned performance, comfort and the smoothest ride.Last year, Bombardier announced that the G...

All-new Diamond Aircraft 5 Seat DA50 RG with retractable gear

The award-winning all carbon fiber DA50 RG with retractable gear, an extra-large luxurious cabin and excellent payload, powered by a 300hp Continental CD-300 jet fuel engine, will please private pilots and air charter companies alike. With one of the widest, most comfortable cabins in its class, the DA50 RG spoils both pilots and passengers with everything known from the twin-engine DA62: gen...

Hi Air to increase Korean regional connectivity with two ATR 72 Aircraft

Two ATR 72-500 aircraft from ATR asset management portfolio were sold Hi Air. With this purchase, the South Korean start-up will increase its ATR fleet to four. The two additional aircraft will be delivered in August and October. Supported by the superior economics and versatility of the ATR 72, which burns 40% less fuel and emits 40% less CO2 than a comparable regional jet, the air...

Innovation in aircraft interior equipment - LAV4ALL by FACC

The international aerospace group FACC pursues a clear strategy: using innovations to sustainably advance and design the mobility of the future. To this end, the technology leader has introduced “LAV4ALL”, a 100 percent barrier-free aircraft lavatory for retrofitting which offers more internal space while outside dimensions remain unchanged, and has thus set another important milestone...

Smart pipe technology by Inmarsat delivers the complete connected aircraft for new Boeing 777X

Inmarsat and Boeing are delivering on the promise of digital aircraft transformation through innovative new ‘smart pipe’ technology. This new advance in communications technology provides fast and secure inflight broadband connectivity, from the cockpit to the cabin, allowing airlines to use multiple third-party applications at the same time onboard the new Boeing 777X aircraft....

Five new helicopters for Japan National Police Agency

Japan National Police Agency has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Currently operating 12 H135, four H155 and six AS365 helicopters, with one H215 and two H225 already on order, NPA deploys its growing fleet for missions including law enforcement, personnel and VIP transport, goods transportation, disaster relief, as well as...

Supersonic business jet can have flight range up to 8,000 km

The supersonic business jet (SBJ) under development can fly to the distance up to 8,000 km, Tupolev Company, an affiliate of the United Aircraft Corporation, said in its annual report. "SBJ is developed for the purpose of quick delivery of passengers at a supersonic speed up to Mach 2 to the distance up to 8,000 km, predominantly for business executives, high level government officials and...

Kopter SH09 helicopter test flights go ahead in Sicily

The flight test activities of the third prototype of the SH09 single-engine helicopter have restarted in Pozzallo, Sicily, in Italy last week. The Kopter flight test & prototype maintenance teams arrived in Pozzallo earlier this month to prepare P3 and perform all necessary technical checks to resume the flight tests that had been halted since the 10th of March due to the Covid-...

The way to bring autonomous landing capabilities to Urban Air Mobility - Honeywell

Honeywell has begun in-flight testing of sensors that will guide urban air mobility vehicles to land without pilot intervention. Aircraft involved in the testing are outfitted with Honeywell sensors and include cameras that analyze visual markings resembling QR codes, which help guide the vehicle to a designated landing spot. This is a key first step for the future of flight as Honeywell adds...

Pratt & Whitney new video to its PT6A engine rigging video series for Cessna Caravans

Pratt & Whitney has launched a new video as part of its engine rigging video series  for pilots, owners and maintainers of Cessna Caravan aircraft. The series now includes rigging videos for aircraft powered by either PT6A-114A or PT6A-140 engines. Rigging is the process of hooking up engines to an aircraft's body – an essential skill that requires precision and uniformity....

Type certification by EASA granted to five-bladed H145

Airbus Helicopters five-bladed H145 has been certified by EASA, clearing the way for customer deliveries towards the end of summer 2020. The certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules and single engine operations, along with night vision goggles capability. “Our new five bladed H145 is an excellent example of our quest...

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The First Flight Of The Six-Place Stratos 716X

Stratos Aircraft announced the first flight of its Stratos 716X model – registration N716X.  The flight lasted 22 minutes. Flown by test pilot Sean VanHatten, the Stratos 716X is a spa...

Despite pandemic complications, on track for first flight - Dassault Falcon 6X

Dassault Aviation is making steady progress toward an early 2021 planned first flight for its latest and roomiest aircraft, the Falcon 6X, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus epidemic. &nbs...

Ansat simulator certified according to international standards

Kazan Helicopters of the Russian Helicopters has received positive qualification of Ansat helicopter training simulator's compatibility to international standards. The eva...

Life Link III contracts for first IFR-certified AW119 in the civil market

Life Link III, based in the upper-midwest United States, has placed an order for one IFR-certified AW119 single engine helicopter with a future option for a second aircraft. The aircraft will be added...

Breakthrough cabin enhancements for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Welcome a series of breakthrough cabin enhancements for its Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, consolidating the Praetor position as the best cabin environment among...

Major Milestone for ATR in Chinese certification

As part of the validation for the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with modification 5948 in China a certification flight test took-off and landed from Francazal airport in Toulouse. The flight...

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60 years of long-standing partnership - Airbus Helicopters with Japan

Airbus Helicopters marks 60 years of long-standing partnership with Japan this year. Since its predecessor Sud Aviation entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with Nozaki & Co., Ltd....

Leonardo delivers its first AW169 basic training helicopter to the Italian Army

Leonardo delivered of the first of two AW169 basic training twin engine helicopters to the Italian Army during an official ceremony held at the 2nd Rgt. AVES ‘Sirio’ based in Lam...

Bombardier Challenger 350 reaches milestone 350th delivery

Bombardier is celebrating the 350th delivery of its beloved and best-selling Challenger 350 business jet, which continues to evolve and solidify its market-leading status. The ...

Life Link III contracts for first IFR-certified AW119 in the civil market

Life Link III, based in the upper-midwest United States, has placed an order for one IFR-certified AW119 single engine helicopter with a future option for a second aircraft. The aircraft will be added...

Airbus forms Team Nightjar to deliver Australian industry capability

Airbus Helicopters has joined hands with over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Project LAND 2097 Phase 4. Under this Project, the Commonwealth o...

Liebherr earns spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program

Liebherr-Aerospace announced it has earned a spot in the Boeing Premier Bidder Program. The program recognizes and rewards consistently high performing Boeing Commercial Airplanes suppliers and gives...

Kawasaki receives order for new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter

Kawasaki Heavy Industries received  an order for its leading-edge H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (D-3) by NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. This is the first time Kawasaki has received a D-3 order from over...