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Eagle eyes - Project EAGLE sets its sights on helping autonomous aircraft see

Before tomorrow’s vision of autonomous flight takes off, its groundwork needs to be set. With EAGLE, autonomy’s basic building block – sight – is being developed by experts at Airbus Helicopters. Alone pilot, an injured hiker.  Faced with an unexpected humanitarian...

Boeing Delivers First Direct Next-Generation 737-800 to Jeju Air

Jeju Air becomes first low-cost carrier in Korea to own and operate 737-800 Delivery marks the first of three new 737-800 NGs the airline has on order with Boeing Boeing and Jeju Air celebrated the delivery of the airline's first direct-buy Next-Generation 737-800 airplane during a ce...


Stratos Aircraft introduces The Stratos 716

Stratos Aircraft presented an update on its VLJ program and introduced the Stratos 716 model. The Stratos 716 is an evolution of the 714 Proof of Concept (PoC) aircraft. “When we introduced the Proof of Concept aircraft last year the marketplace feedback was tremendous.” said Stratos CTO, Carsten Sundin. “It was clear that the market is looking for the performance and comfort we...

Boeing Forecasts Unprecedented 20-Year Pilot Demand as Operators Face Pilot Supply Challenges

2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook forecasts a 20-year demand for 790,000 pilots Study cites fleet growth rates and tightening labor supply among reasons for increasing shortages Boeing training and crew solutions offer operators support for staffing challenges Boeing released its 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, projecting demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years. This represent...

Gulfstream G500 earns both type and production certificates from U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500 received both its type certification and production certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These certifications pave the way for the first completed G500 delivery to a customer as planned later this year.  “Receiving the type certification and production certificate on the same day...

Piper's Growth Accelerates Q2 2018 Deliveries 65% Higher than Q2 2017

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced its results for the second quarter of 2018, ending June 30. The company posted Q2 2018 aircraft revenue of $62.3M on 53 deliveries versus $52.1M revenue on 32 aircraft deliveries in 2017.  Piper's growth in both aircraft deliveries and revenue was aided across all segments during the period with M-Class deliveries growing 11% and Trainer class delive...

EasyFly signs for five ATR -600s

Colombian airline EasyFly and market-leading turboprop manufacturer ATR signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of five ATR -600 series aircraft, of which three are ATR 72-600s and two are ATR 42-600s. EasyFly became an ATR operator in 2014 when it began the progressive replacement of its fleet of Jetstream 41s. The new ATR 72-600s will mainly serve growing point-to-point operations...

Airbus evaluates an A320neo multi-mission version

The best-selling jetliner is considered for a wide range of ISR and transport operations Having made its mark in the commercial airline sector, the A320neo is now being considered by Airbus for new applications: as a highly-capable and cost-effective platform for ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) duties and as a military transport. The variant – designated A320M3A &nd...

Textron Aviation to debut new full-scale Cessna Denali Mockup at EAA AIRVENTURE 2018

 Textron Aviation Inc. announced it will unveil its new full-scale Cessna Denali mockup at EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport. The mockup features a complete cockpit with functioning avionics, fully updated interior and the McCauley 105-inch diameter composite, five-blade, constant speed propeller. “We have made great strid...

Boeing with Successful Farnborough Airshow, Announcing $100 Billion in Orders and Commitments

Multi-billion dollar orders booked for aerospace services and products Jointly presented strategic partnership with Embraer Announced collaboration with AI company SparkCognition Launched future travel and transport organization Boeing NeXt Unveiled the 2018 Commercial Market Outlook for air travel, cargo, services Increased STEM investment in Europe Boeing strengthened its...

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 gets ticket to fly as first production engines arrive in Toulouse

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, which powers Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, has today received its ‘ticket to fly’ from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), with the first production engines also delivered to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The Trent 7000 is the fourth Rolls-Royce engine to receive formal certification in just 12 months, following in the fo...

Farnborough Airshow Day 5: With diversity at Airbus, ‘we make it fly’

As Airbus wraps up the business activity at this week’s Farnborough Airshow, the event’s spotlight now turns to a key element of the company’s success: its employees, and the diversity they bring to the workplace. Diversity is a core component of the Airbus identity: more than 130 nationalities are represented and over 20 languages spoken within its operations. In ramping up p...

The second MC-21-300 test aircraft has flown nonstop from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

On 20 July 2018, the second MC-21-300 test aircraft, participating in the flight test program, flew from Irkutsk to the airfield “Ramenskoye” of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Zhukovsky, Moscow Region). The flight lasted 6 hours. The plane was piloted by the crew of: the commander, 1st class test pilot Vasily Sevastyanov; the co-pilot, 1st class test p...

Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display with play-back, best-in-class document viewer and more for Apple mobile devices

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced several new additions to the Garmin Pilot™ feature set for Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot via Flight Stream 510 when the app is paired with an EIS-capable TXi flight display or the G1000® NXi i...

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Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

PassionAir becomes first Bombardier operator in Ghana with three Q400 aircraft Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprop...

Award-winning Gulfstream to make Latin American debut at LABACE

Fully Outfitted, Clean-Sheet Aircraft Will Join Gulfstream G650ER And Gulfstream G280 At Annual São Paulo Event​ Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-w...

Honda Aircraft Company begins HondaJet Elite deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as th...

Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft during its successful maiden flight

Touch down after 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes System capabilities demonstrated   Maiden Flight objectives achieved Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of it...

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Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

PassionAir becomes first Bombardier operator in Ghana with three Q400 aircraft Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprop...

Award-winning Gulfstream to make Latin American debut at LABACE

Fully Outfitted, Clean-Sheet Aircraft Will Join Gulfstream G650ER And Gulfstream G280 At Annual São Paulo Event​ Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-w...

VRT500 helicopter passed first stage of aerodynamic tests

The first stage of the aerodynamic tests of the light-weight multi-purpose VRT500 helicopter has been completed at the facilities of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI). The aircraft is a n...

Air China takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

Air China has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse today. The national flag carrier is the first Chinese mainland customer to order and take ownership of the world’s newest and most...

Honda Aircraft Company begins HondaJet Elite deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as th...

Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft during its successful maiden flight

Touch down after 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes System capabilities demonstrated   Maiden Flight objectives achieved Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of it...

Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft maker to spend some 3.5 bln rubles to modernize An-124 jet

Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft maker plans to create the modernized version of the Antonov An-124 heavy-lift transport plane at the cost of almost 3.5 bln rubles (over $52.5 million at the current e...