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Daher enhanced TBM 910 makes its world debut in Florida

Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo will see the debut of Daher TBM 910, single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft, debuting the Model Year 2019 version. In a new step aligned with Daher’s TBM e-copilot® strategy of introducing increased functionality for ope...

New Piper Pilot 100 and Piper Pilot 100i Trainer Aircraft

Are you ready for it? Two new value priced additions to its trainer-class line, the Piper Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i!  These new products enter the trainer segment at a competitive price point of $259,000 VFR equipped and offer the same rugged durability and functionality as its stablemate, th...


Prop of Choice for Europe's OEMs Hartzell Attends Aero Friedrichshafen

Hartzell Propeller's comprehensive line of carbon fiber composite props for key European aircraft manufacturers will be featured at the company's exhibit at the upcoming Aero Friedrichshafen, the global air show for General Aviation. Hartzell will have an exhibit in Hall/Stand No. A3-116 April 10-13. "Our world class structural composite portfolio offers myriad advantages for many...

Panasonic Avionics launches Arc Inflight Map Platform

Welcome Arc Inflight Map Platform – a revolutionary 3D inflight map application and service for Panasonic Avionics NEXT and X Series inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems. Arc brings a wide range of innovative new features to the traditional inflight map application, while expanding that concept into a fully integrated experience within the IFEC system, in parti...

New cabin customization areas opened at Airbus’ Airspace Customer Definition Centre

In order to to complement the existing A350 XWB customisation areas, Airbus has extended its Airspace Customer Definition Centre (CDC) with cross-programme cabin customisation including now the A320 and A330 programmes. From now on, operators of all these programmes can experience the well-established approach for a fast, easy and state-of-the-art cabin definition which Airbus has be...

Innovations by Safran at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg

Aircraft Interiors Expo Safran's three stands: lots to discover!  The main stand 7B40 in Hall B7, stand 4C20 in IFEC, and at stand 4E10 at WTCE Expo At the Group's main stand, Safran Seats is showing its large range of business, premium economy and economy class seats for single-aisle and widebody commercial jets. Safran Seats addresses the requirements of airlines, which expe...

Get ready to the launch of Collins Aerospace M-Flex™ Duet

Aircraft Interiors Expo will see the launch of Collins Aerospace M-Flex™ Duet. To be precise, 2019 Crystal Cabin Award finalist transforms a seldom optimized area of the cabin - an aircraft doorway - into a self-serve social zone or cabin attendant working area. “Traditionally, the space needed to add this type of service area meant sacrificing seating for the airlines whi...

Vision Systems and Research Frontiers brings together the combined resources to produce highest-performing EDW

Over nine years ago Research Frontiers Inc. and Vision Systems launched a development program together with one goal in mind: to bring the best experience possible to passengers on aircraft. Joining this effort were Hitachi Chemical and Gauzy, which now have production lines in Japan, Israel and one now being built in Germany, to produce SPD-Smart light-control film used in Vision System...

Airbus at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019

Focusing on widebody and single-aisle cabin leadership; Enhancing the future cabin with our “Connected Experience” Airbus showcases its latest cabin innovations at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany – the world’s largest event dedicated to the aircraft interiors industry, in-flight entertainment, connectivity and passenger services. At th...

Mauritania Airlines took the delivery of First Embraer E175

In a ceremony held in São José dos Campos, Mauritania Airlines  took the delivery of First Embraer E175. The airline signed a firm order with Embraer for two E175 jets in 2018. The contract has a value of USD 93.8 million. “We celebrate with Mauritania Airlines the delivery of the first E175 aircraft to Africa. We are sure that the E175 will achieve in Africa the s...

Thales UK received DA62 Special Mission Aircraft fleet

For the first time, Diamond has delivered to Thales UK aircraft, equipped with the Thales Avni capability enabling fully interchangeable sensor configurations on both available surveillance platforms. The capability includes two DA42 MPP as well as two DA62 MPPs, each designed and modified to be capable of carrying three different sensor configurations. Configuration 1 – Thales...

Dassault Aircraft Services Florida Satellite Service Center is opened

Dassault Aircraft Services Stuart (KSUA) satellite service center was relocated from West Palm Beach, in order to better meet the needs of the customer fleet in the area as well as transient aircraft. “When our customers expressed a desire for an expansion of capacity and services in Southern Florida, we listened. Our move to Stuart features a larger space and will offer a v...

RECARO has invested heavily in its R&D for business class seats

While the global passenger seat market will grow with an average five percent per year, RECARO Aircraft Seating expects a spike in demand for business class seats in particular. A trend further fueled by passengers’ expectations for airliners to deliver ‘individualized living spaces’ onboard. To be fully ready to answer market needs, RECARO has invested heavily in its R&D for...

Groundbreaking of Collins Aerospace new Propeller Center of Excellence in Figeac

Collins Aerospace celebrated the launch of a new propeller Center of Excellence at its legacy Ratier facility in Figeac, France. The state-of-the-art 3,000 square meter advanced factory addition will support advanced design, engineering, testing, manufacturing and maintenance capabilities for future propeller technologies and is expected to be fully operational in 2020. Collins Aerospace is a...

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First A330neo of Air Mauritius delivered

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in t...

New chapter of Sino-European collaboration- China’s Airbus H135 final assembly line starts operations

  Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL b...

Changes and new engine of Diamond Aircraft DA50 program

Just to remind you, The DA50 program was introduced at AERO Friedrichshafen 2017 in three variants with different seating and engine configurations. In December 2017 a new owner took over Diamo...

Certification Granted, Embraer E195-E2 certified by ANAC, FAA and EASA

A ceremony to celebrate the Triple E195-E2 Type Certification was held. ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U...

Historic First Flight of Stratolaunch aircraft over Mojave Desert

Have you heard about world's largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch? If not yet, then this is more then interesting read for you... Stratolaunch Systems Corporation too...

Transport Ministry of Japan issued A350 XWB Type Certificate

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Tourism (MLITT) has issued Type Certification for the Airbus A350 XWB,  enabling the A350 XWB first customer from the country J...

World’s Largest and Longest-Range Business Jet debuts in China

First time, first public appearance in China during ABACE 2019... World’s Largest and Longest-Range Business Jet... Yes, that's right - Bombardier Global 7500 will be at the airshow, fi...

Canadian Type Certification received for HondaJet Elite

Let the deliveries of HondaJet Elite in the region begin!  HondaJet Elite has received type certification from Canada's Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), demonstrating...

All Airbus AGM resolutions approved, Guillaume Faury is the new CEO

All resolutions passed by Airbus SE shareholders at its 2019 Annual General Meeting. Guillaume Faury appointed as an Executive Member of the Board of Directors for three years...

Rolls-Royce agrees accelerated Trent 1000 TEN inspection regime with EASA

As part of Rolls-Royce work to respond to earlier than anticipated High Pressure Turbine (HPT) blade deterioration identified in a small population of Trent 1000 TEN engines, it has been wor...

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Embraer Praetor 600 awarded Type Certification

Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) grated Type Certificate to new Embraer Praetor 600 super-midsize business...

First A330neo of Air Mauritius delivered

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in t...

Manta Air chooses safe start with GMA ATR

New domestic carrier of the Republic of Maldives, Manta Air, has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR. This five-year contract covers the Maldivian airline’s full fleet for...

New chapter of Sino-European collaboration- China’s Airbus H135 final assembly line starts operations

  Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL b...

Expanded Rolls-Royce services infrastructure for business aircraft

Warm welcome to the latest member of the ASC network for CorporateCare® customers - Bombardier’s Tianjin Service Centre! Its is a logical expansion of Rolls-Royce...

First CRJ900 Aircraft delivered to Uganda Airlines

The first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018 is delivered. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSP...

Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension signed

Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract extension signed between the Australian Department of Defence and Airbus Helicopters....