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First Aer Lingus A321LR delivered

Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its first of eight A321LR aircraft, becoming the first airline in International Airlines Group (IAG) to operate the type. The aircraft on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC: NYSE: AL) is powered by Leap CFM engines and configured i...

Next Generation Space Suit system prototype for future missions

Collins Aerospace Systems and ILC Dover unveilled a Next Generation Space Suit system prototype designed for future missions. The unveiling took place at a United Technologies event on Capitol Hill featuring the company’s past, present and future contributions to manned space exploration...


Vahana mark at 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

From 22 to 28 July Airbus Urban Mobility’s eVTOL demonstrator vehicle was on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, underscoring the critical role that electric flight will play in the future of aviation. The Vahana Alpha Two eVTOL demonstrator—fresh from a week-long stint at the Paris Air Show in mid-June—is now set to capture the imagination of event goers at...

Honeywell has acquired privately held TruTrak Flight Systems

Honeywell has acquired privately held TruTrak Flight Systems, a leader in autopilots for experimental, light-sport and certified aircraft. The acquisition will become part of Honeywell’s BendixKing business, helping to deliver affordable technologies to the experimental and general aviation markets. This market has grown by double digits over the past five years. “TruTrak is a...

World’s First Virtual Kitchen for In-Flight Catering Production

Amazing result of new cooperation between SATS and Dassault Systèmes - the world’s first digital twin experience. As the growth in commercial airline passenger travel continues to soar, SATS selected Dassault Systèmes as a technology partner to help identify new ways to boost efficiency and minimize food waste, for a more sustainable approach to its operations. ...

Gulfstream G500 technology, performance and comfort earns Flying Innovation Award

Gulfstream G500 has earned the 2019 Flying Innovation Award! The honor, given by Flying magazine to “the most innovative product to have reached the general aviation market in the previous year,” was revealed on the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin. “Innovation sets the foundation for flight and has been the bedrock of our culture from the beginning,&...

Bombardier selected FACC to manufacture aircraft radomes

FACC has been awarded a contract from Bombardier Aviation to provide the radomes for certain Bombardier business aircraft programs. FACC will manufacture the radomes for the Challenger and Global business jet families.  “This contract is the next step in our long-standing relationship with Bombardier”, said Robert Machtlinger, FACC CEO. “This contract represents our co...

Rabigh Wings Takes Acceptance of Second Tecnam P2006T ME Aircraft

Rabigh Wings Aviation Academy (RWAA), based at Rabigh Airport Saudi Arabia, completed the factory acceptance on its second Tecnam P2006T ME trainer on 3 July 2019.  RWAA is the only operational flight school in Saudi Arabia and believes in the concept of modern equipment to train modern pilots. RWAA was founded by HRH Prince Turki bin Muqrin bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in 2008 and continues to...

Ka-32 helicopters to be used in firefighting in Turkey

Russian Helicopters delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey. The machines will be used in firefighting. In July 2018 contracts were signed with KAAN Air (Turkey) for delivery of three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters. Currently all three are handed over to the customer. The rotorcraft were purchased primarily for firefighting purposes. “Ka-3232A11BC is the...

Next Generation Enterprise Platform: 3DEXPERIENCE for All Programs

Did you ever ask yourself what are 3DEXPERIENCE platform capabilities? Dassault Systèmes gives you an answeer.  They are is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to design, develop and produce, as well as manage its value chain for all programs including a new one to continuously innovate and expand the existing Falcon range of business jets.  The company can fully contro...

DA62 Special Mission Aircraft to DEA Aviation

Diamond Aircraft has delivered the next DA62 Special Mission Aircraft to its long-term partner DEA Aviation in the UK. The aircraft is configured as a maritime patrol aircraft including a high performance EO/ IR sensor, a maritime radar as well as a beyond-line-of-sight SATCOM system supplied by DEA. DEA is regularly referred to as the pre-eminent provider of airborne ISR services in Europe and...

GE’s Catalyst as hybrid propulsion solution for TriFan 600

Just think about it - customers have already placed 80 orders to date for the TriFan 600 under XTI’s presale program! An important announcement concerning the engine for TriFan 600 hybrid-electric propulsion system! XTI has made the choice - GE’s CatalystTM engine! GE Aviation and XTI will work together to define a series hybrid architecture that will meet the TriFan perfo...

100 Cessna Skyhawk for ATP Flight School

Direct news from EAA AirVenture 2019 - an agreement between Textron Aviation and ATP Flight School, for orders and options for up to 100 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft through 2023. The new aircraft will be supplementing and replacing aircraft in ATP’s current fleet of over 375 aircraft and adds to the 20 Skyhawks ATP has already taken delivery of over the last year. “F...

Five SH09 helicopters for Metro Aviation

Congratulations! The intent of Metro Aviation to purchase and take delivery of five SH09 helicopters following FAA certification is formally recorder. The MOA is signed with Kopter. Metro Aviation has evaluated and selected the SH09 due to its twin-engine cabin volume for a single-engine price tag and low operating costs while offering best-in-class speed, range, payload and other desira...

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Looking back at LABACE 2019 - Dassault’s Falcon 8X and Falcon 2000LXS

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Bell 407GXI earns IFR Certification

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New Embraer Showroom for Business Jet Customization presented at LABACE

Do you feel yourself ready to be a designer of your future business jet? Because now it's more than possible with Embraer Showroom for Business Jet Customization! Embraer presentedTechCa...

Embraer Praetor 500 awarded Brazilian certification

Congratulations Embraer! During a ceremony at LABACEE new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was awarded its Type Certificate by Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority. If you remember, it wa...

HondaJet became the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the First Half of 2019

Congratulations! HondaJet became the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the First Half of 2019, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). During th...

LABACE Debut for Embraer Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 Business Jets

50 years of amazing success story of Embraer... The very same month Embraer is participating at LABACE, the largest business aviation show of Latin America. Be ready, new Praetor 500...

Leading Business Jet Industry in Product Support -Dassault Aviation

 The multi-year effort to establish a level of customer service second to none in the business jet sector of Dassault Aviation are finally awarded with top position in two of the business av...

First Gulfstream G600 Delivered!

It just happened! All-new business jet is delivered and entered service following FAA certification! The first Gulfstream G600 business jet was delivered to a U.S. customer at the...

First AirAsia A330neo delivered

Congratulations AirAsia! Its first A330neo aircraft is delivered! , The aircraftto  be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolo...

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Looking back at LABACE 2019 - Dassault’s Falcon 8X and Falcon 2000LXS

Last week São Paulo hosted Latin America most important business aviation event - The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. Let's have a look on Dassault Aviati...

Bell 407GXI earns IFR Certification

Bell Textron Inc. announced the FAA has issued an IFR STC for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enab...

New PT6A and PW200 Engine Overhaul Centre in Belo Horizonte

Pratt & Whitney announced the collaboration with Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS) to open a new overhaul facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engin...

Gualter Helicopteros appointed as Kopter Group distributor for Brazil

Kopter Group started the active promotionof SH09 in Brazil with the appointment of Gualter Helicopteros as its representative & distributor. The partnership between the two companies...

Vietnam Airlines Flies Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

  Boeing delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines today via lease from Air Lease Corporation . The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – t...

FACC enters into cooperation with distributor STAECO in China

With an annual increase of more than six percent in passenger volumes, China is one of the fastest growing markets in the aviation industry. The technology group FACC is further expanding its global n...

Embraer Praetor 500 awarded Brazilian certification

Congratulations Embraer! During a ceremony at LABACEE new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was awarded its Type Certificate by Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority. If you remember, it wa...