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Exchange Income Corporation Announces the Award of a 5 Year In-Service Support Contract

Exchange Income Corporation , a diversified, acquisition-oriented company focused on opportunities in two sectors (aviation and manufacturing), announced that its subsidiary, Provincial Aerospace, has been awarded a 5 year In-Service Support contract with an existing Middle East client. This contrac...

Business Secretary opens £30m extension to world-class engine production facility in Derby, UK

Rolls-Royce today marked the official opening of its £30m Production Facility extension to its Derby Assembly & Test Facility with a ceremony conducted by Business Secretary Sajid Javid. The 2867m2 extension will increase capacity to assemble Trent civil aero engines and become the product...


ATR establishes Representative Office in Beijing

ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, is pleased to announce the opening of a Representative Office in Beijing, a new milestone in its long history of cooperation with China. For nearly 20 years China has been a strategic partner and supplier for ATR. Key airframe sections and some components of the wings of ATR aircraft are produced by Xian Aircraft Company (XAC...

Airbus delays Strata Airbus A330/340 parts schedule

Strata Manufacturing will not become Airbus’ sole provider of A330 and A340 ailerons until 2017, a year after the original contractual agreement, following a request by the planemaker to push back the schedule. Saif Al Dabashi, Senior Operations Manager at Strata, told Gulf News on Monday Airbus has asked the composite plane parts maker to delay the timeline by one year because of a &ldqu...

Airbus Helicopters Sees Bright U.S. Market

While civil helicopter sales are down worldwide with the falling price of oil, Doug Carriger, Airbus Helicopters’ senior director of marketing for North America, sees a resilient U.S. market that is rebounding in key sectors such as EMS and law enforcement, and even showing a few bright spots in the depressed offshore energy market. Carriger said that this has bee...

Dowty Propellers restarts production of propeller blades

Dowty Propellers’ reset of its production capabilities is fully underway, placing the company on track to ramp-up the manufacture of composite propeller blades following a fire earlier this year at its Gloucestershire headquarters in southwest England. A new interim production site has begun operation at an 80,000-sq. ft. facility in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire county, which has been ada...

Second and third Gulfstream G500 join flight test program

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that a second and third Gulfstream G500 aircraft (T2 and T3) joined the flight test campaign with successful completion of their initial flights. T2 focuses on flight loads validation, while T3 is the main test bed for the G500 avionics systems. T2 took off at 9:07 a.m. from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport on Friday, Nov. 20. Flight Test pilots...

Airbus C295W demonstrates its capabilities in Bolivia

An Airbus C295W aircraft belonging to the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) and operated by a mixed crew from Airbus Defence and Space and SEMAR has carried out demonstration flights in El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia, one of the airports with the most extreme hot and high conditions in the world. The C295W, which landed at El Alto International Airport, more than 4,000m above sea level, on Tuesday, has...

Honeywell Engines and Electronics to Power Cessna's New Citation Longitude Business Jet

Honeywell Aerospace will power the new Citation Longitude super mid-size business jet from Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company. Honeywell's newly designed engine will provide Longitude operators with improved fuel efficiency and reliability while reducing emissions and noise. The Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engine is the latest in Honeywell...

Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services Celebrate Delivery of Lessor's 500th Boeing Airplane

Boeing announced the delivery of the 500th Boeing airplane to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The Next-Generation 737-800 will be leased to Kenya Airways and is the 401st 737 delivered to the leasing company. "This is a major milestone in our 20-year association with Boeing," said Norm Liu, President and CEO, GECAS. "We are proud to take delivery of our 500th Boeing airplan...

U.S. expects F-35 to be part of Canada's next jet competition

The Pentagon expects the new Canadian government to allow Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter aircraft to compete to replace Canada's aging CF-18 jets, despite the Liberal Party's stated opposition to the planes, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said on Saturday. But Work cautioned after talks in Canada that how the fledgling government sets its requirements for the compe...

Toulouse Airbus Site Bomb Alert: 200 People Evacuated After "3 Drinks Cans Connected with Wire" Found in Engine

A suspicious package found at Airbus factory site in Toulouse sparked a terror alert as 200 people were evacuated. The item -- believed to be a box containing three cans of fizzy pop connected with wires -- raised suspicions that it could be a homemade bomb. It was found in the engine of an Airbus A330 that was still being built. But police and bomb squad experts who arrived at the scene...

CFM LEAP-1A Powering A320neo Gains Certification

The CFM International LEAP-1A engine, one of two engine choices on the Airbus A320neo, has been jointly certified by FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Airbus is set to deliver the first A320neo -- powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines -- to Qatar Airways next month. The LEAP-1A-powered A320neo began flight testing in May. "It has been an incredible journe...

Dassault Falcon Jet completes new Little Rock expansion

Dassault Falcon Jet has completed another major expansion of its Little Rock Completion Center that will add 350,000 ft² of production space to the Arkansas facility. The centerpiece of the US$60m project is a new 250,000 ft² hangar earmarked for Dassault’s latest two models – the Falcon 8X ultra long range trijet and the Falcon 5X very large body twin. The new completion...

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Successful first flight of the World Largest All-Electric Aircraft

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Meet new player on general aviation arena -Tecnam P2010TDI

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Delivery trial for NHS in Scotland to support UK COVID-19 response: Thales, Skyports and Wingcopter

The trial is backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) – the integrated partnership of NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council directed by the local Integration Joint...

Rolls-Royce major reorganisation - to address medium-term impact of corona crisis

The impact of COVID-19 on Rolls-Royce and the whole of the aviation industry is unprecedented. We have already taken action to strengthen the financial resilience of our business and reduce our cash e...

Airbus A220 production facility in the U.S.officially opened

A new chapter in the development of Airbus’ U.S. production capabilities has begun with inauguration of the completed A220 commercial aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama.This 2...

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Successful first flight of the World Largest All-Electric Aircraft

magniX and AeroTEC  announced the successful flight of an all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B. The successful flight of the eCaravan, magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propu...

Safran reports on business developments of first months of 2020

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Safran met behind closed doors at the Company's head office, under the chairmanship of Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Directors. The...

Airbus A400M achieves Automatic Low Level Flight certification

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new decisive milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability, offering a unique in its class capability for a mi...

Meet new player on general aviation arena -Tecnam P2010TDI

TECNAM announced the introduction of a new player into the General Aviation arena. With the Type Certificate expected by July, the P2010 TDI has been one of the most secret development programs ever!&...

Congo Airways Converts Embraer E175 Order to E190-E2 Jets

Congo Airways have converted the firm order made in December 2019 for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for two more, into a firm order for two E190-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further t...

Pulselite bird strike prevention system STC expanded to include Bell 429 and Bell 505

Precise Flight has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificat from the FAA for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System to include approvals for the Bell 429 and Bell 505 variations.&...

Finnair boosts reliability of regional fleet with ATR Global Maintenance Agreement

ATR and one of its long-standing customers, the Finnish airline Finnair, signed a 10-year Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). Through this package, Finnair and Nordic Regional Airlines (NoRRA) –...