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Gulfstream G280 gets performance boost through software upgrade

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that an avionics software upgrade resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available for the Gulfstream G280. The new PlaneView280TM software, offered in conjunction with supplier Rockwell Collins, results in slower approach speeds, shorter landing dist...

Global 7000 Aircraft Flight Test Vehicles Achieve Key Development Milestones

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that theGlobal 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program is making significant progress with the achievement of major development milestones. The engines have been mounted on the first Global 7000 flight test vehicle (FTV1), which incl...


Airbus CEO Doesn't Expect China Slowdown to Hit Aircraft Orders

Airbus Group SA doesn't anticipate taking a hit to aircraft orders from the economic slowdown in China, Chief Executive Tom Enders said on Monday, as Airbus opened its first jetliner factory on U.S. soil. "Obviously we watch our markets with great interest," Enders said in an interview at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the US$600 million plant in Mobile, Alabama. "Bu...

Textron Aviation Citation Jet Pilots Membership and FuelAdvantage Program

Textron Aviation Inc.today announced that the Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) association has agreed to extend a free trial membership, including participation in CJP’s FuelAdvantage program to all Textron Aviation turbine owners based in the U.S. The CJP FuelAdvantage program provides competitive Jet-A fuel pricing at exclusive partner fixed-base operations (FBO) at hundreds of airports...

Trent XWB-97 shipped to Toulouse for flight testing

Following in the footsteps of its smaller sister, the Trent XWB-97 is making great development strides, with 5 out of 8 development engines already run and the milestone of 1000 cycles, achieved. The next key marker is the Flying Test Bed (FTB) engine which has been built and delivered to Airbus in Toulouse. It is being prepared to be installed onto the Airbus A380 in-house flying test bed aircraf...

Airbus officially opens U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Company, industry and community leaders mark start of A320 Family aircraft production in Mobile, Alabama In a much-anticipated ceremony today in Mobile, Alabama, Airbus inaugurated operations at its first ever U.S. Manufacturing Facility.  The plant – which assembles the industry-leading family of A319s, A320s and A321s – is officially open for business, with a skilled team of...

Bombardier's Q400 Airliner Awarded Type Certification for Operation in Brazil

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil, locally known as ANAC, has awarded type certification approval to Bombardier’s 86-seat Q400 aircraft for operation in the region. The Type Certificate, signifying the local airworthiness of the largest commercial turboprop in-service worldwide, was presented to Bombardier in a ceremony h...

Textron Aviation Citation Latitude debut in Russia

Textron Aviation Vice President Sales Europe Tom Perry believes that new Cessna Citation Latitude has quite good perspectives on Russian market. Last week during JetExpo 2015 we had a chance to talk to Mr.Perry. According to Mr. Perry, the company is very close to sign the first contract with a Russian client, promotion of the aircraft will continue after the exhibition as well. The...

Wizz Air firms-up order for 110 A321neo aircraft

Wizz Air, the largest low cost carrier serving Eastern and Central Europe, has firmed-up a commitment signed in June at Le Bourget International Paris airshow for 110 A321neo aircraft. The agreement is the largest single order for the popular A321neo ever. The deal pushes firm NEO orders above 4,300 aircraft. This order includes the latest A321neo Airbus Cabin Flex configuration with 239 seats in...

TR-X: The Skunk Works studies a new high-altitude jet

The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works has revealed plans for a next-generation, high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platform that could replace the U-2 and Global Hawk from 2025. The company has launched an internally-funded study of a stealthy jet designated the TR-X that might also carry alternative payloads such as a high-energy laser, or for electronic warfare. Lockh...

Thai LCC to Buy 20 ARJ21-700s: Source

Thai low-cost carrier (LCC) City Airways will place an order for 20 COMAC ARJ21-700 aircraft at the China 2015 Aviation Expo on September 16, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. This will be the largest order for the ARJ21-700 aircraft from an overseas customer, the source said. In August 2014, City Airways was grounded by Thailand's Department of C...

Nippon scraps Boeing freighter order

Boeing says Nippon Cargo Airlines has scrapped orders for four Boeing 747 Freighters valued at around $1.5 billion. Nippon Cargo still has two of the aircraft on order after taking delivery of eight 747-8 freighters since July 2012, according to Boeing’s website. The cancellation comes as the air cargo market struggled to gain...

Airbus offers sneak-peek inside Alabama A320 factory

Airbus opened the $600 million final assembly and delivery center for the A320 aircraft family in Mobile, Alabama, to the international press for the first time on 13 September. Although videos and photos are forbidden to be released until a public grand opening scheduled early on 14 September, a 90-minute tour revealed an almost exact copy of the company’s 'Hangar 9' final a...

Airbus Prepares to Open First U.S. A320 Factory

Airbus will hold inaugural ceremonies in Mobile, Alabama, Sep. 14 as top executives and U.S. dignitaries celebrate the opening of the company's first U.S. manufacturing facility. Celebrations for the new A320-family assembly-and-delivery facility will begin Sunday, Sep. 13 when the company briefs invited media, which will be given a preview tour of the factory. Formal opening ceremonies...

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Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

Textron Aviation announced it has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourrier twin utility turboprop featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC...

The triple-certification of New Phenom 300E

New Phenom 300E was granted its Type Certificate by ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil), EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Th...

Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission ef...

Embraer to collaborate on technologies and solutions to combat COVID-19

Embraer is working in partnership with companies and research centers on technologies that can increase the availability of equipment and solutions to combat COVID-19 in Brazil. The actions, deve...

COVID-19 crisis efforts - Airbus A400M transports masks to Spain

An Airbus A400M airlifter has performed an air-bridge between Toulouse and Madrid in order to deliver critically-needed mask supplies to the Spanish health system. The aircraft, known as MSN56 and...

Airbus set to partially resume production in France and Spain

Airbus SE announces that it expects production and assembly work to partially resume in France and Spain on Monday, 23 March following health and safety checks after the implementation of stringent me...

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New Rolls-Royce MTU solutions distributor in China

Rolls-Royce is moving forward with its growth strategy in China, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. VPower Group, one of the world’s leading system integrators in the power generation sec...

Leonardo: solidarity shown through its support towards civilian

During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and peop...

Airbus realises new supplies to support Europe fight against COVID-19

Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems in support of the COVID-19 cri...

Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

Textron Aviation announced it has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourrier twin utility turboprop featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC...

Rolls-Royce statement on UK Civil Aerospace facilities

Our priority since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has been to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees. We have been actively implementing government guidelines throughout our global facilities,...

Bombardier temporary suspends Canadian operations; suspends 2020 financial guidance

Bombardier announced that in support of the recent mandates from the Governments of Quebec and Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will suspend all non-essential work at most...

FACC confirms the results for FY 2019 and sets the course for the time after Corona

The previously reported results for the short fiscal year 2019 (1 March - 31 December) are unchanged after completion of the audit. New orders worth USD 800 million will help offset impending market c...