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A triple-certification for Embraer Praetor 500

Congratulations on triple certification for Embraer Praetor 500!  Type certifications granted by ANAC, EASA and FAA! “The triple-certification by ANAC, EASA and FAA reaffirm the most disruptive and technologically advanced design of the Praetor 500 as the best midsize jet ever made...

FACC Wichita performs 1000th Split Scimitar Winglet modification

Only one year after the plant extension, the FACC subsidiary located in Wichita, USA, reaches an impressive milestone with the modification of the 1000th shipset of Split Scimitar Winglets. FACC Solutions Inc. is delivering the "anniversary component" to Southwest Airlines for the upgrade...


One of Monaco Yacht Show helicopter debuts - The first Leonardo AW109 VIP Trekker

You might say that The Monaco Yacht Show is not quite an aviation event... But, think about helicopetrs! You know that it is quite related, yacht and VIP helicopters. This time, let us tell you more about The AW109 Trekker. The one which made its debut at the show is already delivered to Sloane Helicopters, Leonardo's distributor for over twenty years in the United Kingdom and I...

Beijing Daxing International Airport Relies on Thales and BEST

On September 25 2019 Beijing Daxing International Airport became officially operational!  This mega-airport relies on Thales and BEST to improve safety support capabilities, expand capacity and enhance the operational efficiency of air traffic management. Thales and Beijing EasySky Technology Ltd. (BEST), a joint venture between Thales and Civil Aviation Air Traffic...

Special Mission DA42 MPP completed intensive demo campaign in Norway

For the specific mission requirements at the Andoya Space Center, the DA42 MPP was equipped with a Trakka TC-300 EO/IR camera combined with a Viasat Enerlinks III HD Line-of-Sight Data Link. During various mission scenarios, including but not limited to maritime surveillance and range clearance missions, at day and night, the DA42MPP demonstrated its capacity in searching, locating and identifying...

Cleared to revolutionize - Cessna Citation Longitude

The the super-midsize business jet category is cleare to be revolutionized - Cessna Citation Longitude has achieved Type Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration! “With the broadest lineup of business aviation platforms available worldwide, today Textron Aviation welcomes the Longitude into the esteemed Citation family of products and begins a new era of best-in...

MTU key technology enables efficient 3D printing of extremely thin-walled aerospace parts

MTU Aero Engines has been developing and manufacturing brush seals for many years. Made up from thousands of wires – each just a fraction of a millimeter thick – these seals are a highly effective way of reducing leakage in aircraft engines as well as in steam and industrial gas turbines and other industrial applications. Thanks to their flexibility, they perfectly adapt to the mo...

Landing Gear Overhaul Agreement between Liebherr-Aerospace and J-Air

Liebherr-Aerospace has signed a long-term service agreement with J-Air covering the overhaul of the landing gear systems of the airline’s 15 Embraer E170 family aircraft. This new contract is another important milestone in Liebherr-Aerospace’s successful pursuit of landing gear overhaul campaigns. “Intense collaboration of the teams during the selection process has e...

Air New Zealand Order for Eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners is finalized

Air New Zealand and Boeing finalized an order for eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes valued at $2.7 billion at list prices. The carrier, recognized for its long-range flights and global network, will integrate the largest Dreamliner model into its world-class fleet of 787-9 and 777 airplanes from 2022 to strategically grow its business. The airplane deal, announced in May as...

New Youth Aviation Education Program in Aspen with Diamond Aircraft

The Aspen Flight Academy in Aspen, Colorado is launching a youth aviation education program this fall that is the first of its kind in the nation. The “Every Student Flies” program will provide a free flight lesson to every student at the Aspen Public High School, with enrollment this fall being 550 students for this school year. Four Roaring Fork Valley organizations joined togethe...

First Air France A350 XWB delivered!

Congratulations Air France on the delivery of it's first A350-900! The airraft is considered as the world’s most efficient all new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christia...

Airbus’ FHS-TSP solution to maintain Vistara A320 fleet

Vistara has signed a long-term contract to partner with Airbus for their Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP). The contract will cover engineering and maintenance for 62 aircraft, including 23 existing ones. The FHS-TSP contract provides integrated and guaranteed services ranging from the supply and repair of components to the manufacturer’s unique Fleet Technica...

Safran lays cornerstone for new research lab near Paris

Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Safran, and Jean-Paul Alary, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Landing Systems, today welcomed Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile de France region (greater Paris area), to lay the cornerstone for Safran Landing Systems’ new test laboratory, “ExceLAB” (Laboratory of Excellence). Located in Vélizy, south of Paris, the...

The world’s largest superyacht and Airbus Helicopters

The world’s largest superyacht and Airbus Helicopters...  Pecfect match to to provide the on-board helicopter for the REV Ocean research and expedition vessel! The research expedition vessel, which is 600ft (183m) long, is the flagship of Norwegian businessman and philanthropist Kjell Inge Røkke’s not-for-profit oceanic research foundation, REV Ocean. It wil...

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ATR launches STOL ATR 42-600S aircraft

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Farther Again - 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500

To fly farther, a challenge for all aeronautical manufacturers... This time 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500 - longest non-stop city pair in business aviation history flown b...

First autonomous aircraft test in Brazil by Embraer and Ufes

A scientific and technological cooperation between Embraer and the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Ufes) made it possible for a prototype to perform the taxiing operation on its ow...

PAL-V partners with ASL Group for the Future of Air Mobility

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South Korea goes for the modernization of Ka-32 helicopter fleet

Rostec State Corporation will offer its partners from South Korea the modernization of Ka-32 multipurpose helicopter fleet. The program for upgrading this type of helicopters will be presented at Seou...

Mil and Kamov Design Bureaus to team up as National Helicopter Center

The Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has taken a decision to unite JSC “Mil Moscow Helicopter plant” and JSC “Kamov”...

The development of the first medical aid of the future

Leonardo and Olmedo have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies and equipment for rotary-wing and motor vehicles globally that conduct rescue...

FACC Innovation recognized by Airbus

Innovation has been firmly anchored in the DNA of FACC ever since the company was founded 30 years ago. Numerous national and international awards confirm the technological leadership of the globally...

RED Aircraft Brings Lucrative Opportunities to the US Agricultural Sector

RED Aircraft has taken steps that will help drive down costs for agricultural aircraft operators. The engine manufacturer is to introduce its high-performance engine to the US agricultural sector...

New Learjet 75 Liberty Full Interior Mock-up and much more from Bombardier

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Detect cyber threats - Thales and Airbus sign joint agreement

Airbus CyberSecurity and Thales have signed a partnership agreement to offer a unique solution against cyber attacks.  The solution will combine the file analysis system Orion Malware from A...