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Skyward launches the first information management solution for commercial drone operators

Skyward introduced its information management solution, the first designed for commercial drone operators. By providing this critical business infrastructure, Skyward is powering a global aerial robotics network. The cloud-based solution integrates a drone airspace map with flight planning tools and...

Three Major Parts of C919 Delivered in Jiangxi

COMAC and Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry completed the delivery of the forward fuselage and the mid and aft fuselage sections of C919 (serial number 10102) in Nanchang on Aug. 31-Sep. 2, according a notice released on the official website of the aviation watchdog. It is the first time that thre...


Bell Helicopter Accessories approved for use in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today its Aeronautical Accessories brand has received four new approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The products can be applied to multiple Bell Helicopter models including the Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429.  The products include: •    Bell 407, High Frequency (HF) Antenna Kit  • &...

CMIFL is to acquire 100 Airbus helicopters

CM International Financial Leasing Corp., Ltd. (CMIFL) is to acquire 100 Airbus Helicopters Ecureuil-series rotorcraft over five years, with the initial order of 10 units to be delivered in 2016. CMIFL plans to offer these light single-engine helicopters to operators complete with financing solutions, paving the way for easier and faster development of China’s burgeoning general...

Aerosource Inc. announces acquisition of Aerojet General ‘Turbo Products Division’

Aerosource Inc. announced  the acquisition of the Aerojet General ‘Turbo Products Division’ (TPD) based in Redmond, WA. TPD is the manufacturer of Air Driven Generators, Ram Air Turbines, Target Towing Systems, Ice Detectors, and Air Inlet Controllers used on various commercial and military aircraft including the DC-10, MD-10, MD-11, F4 and F/A-18....

TriFan 600 Takes Off as Crowdfunding Soars to $4 Million

In just two weeks, equity crowdfunders have reserved shares for more than $4 million viastartengine.com/startup/xti to support development of an airplane with the speed, range, and comfort of a business jet and the ability to take off and land like a helicopter. XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) is pioneering the first use of crowdfunding for commercial airplane development, and at...

Dassault to Highlight New Models, AOG Support Service at Jet Expo 2015

Dassault Aviation will present its expanding line of large-cabin long range Falcon business jets at Jet Expo Moscow 2015, which opens on September 10 at the Vnukovo 3 Business Aviation Complex.   The exhibit will feature the very popular Falcon 7X, the ultra versatile Falcon 2000LXS and a cabin mockup of the all-new Falcon 5X very large body twinjet, due to begin flying...

Northrop Grumman Eyes Accelerated JStars Timeline

Northrop Grumman (NG), teaming with Gulfstream Aerospace and L-3 Communications for the U.S. Air Force Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JStars) replacement competition, believes it could have a platform ready to replace the current E-8C aircraft three years ahead of the current plans. Like rival contender Boeing, NG has not yet confirmed a partner for the rad...

Services by Airbus: going for growth

A new business unit called “Services by Airbus” has been launched within Airbus’ Customer Services operation, bringing a more integrated approach for worldwide operators and reinforcing the company’s service offering that keeps its market-leading jetliners competitive on every level. “Our customers want to maintain, upgrade and operate their fleets, as well as trai...

FAA Selects UTC Aerospace Systems to Develop Greener Advanced Nacelle Technologies for Its CLEEN II Initiative

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business has been selected to participate in a program to develop new enabling nacelle technologies to reduce engine fuel burn and noise as part of the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) initiative. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Te...

Rockwell Collins selected for AC312E/C platforms

Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG) has selected Rockwell Collins to provide avionics for Avicopter's new AC312E/C helicopters, which will perform search and rescue, emergency medical service and general purpose transport missions. Rockwell Collins' avionics consists of its latest helicopter cockpit display system and Pro Line 21TM communication, navigation and surveillance...

Garmin : Unveils New Landscape Touchscreen Controller for Integrated Flight Decks

Garmin is pleased to announce a new touchscreen controller option, which serves as the interface between the pilot and G2000, G3000 and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks (IFD), while also providing Standby Flight Display (SFD) capabilities. A new, high-resolution landscape display and responsive infrared touchscreen serves as the primary point of entry, so flight plan modifications and data entry are...

Airbus ACJ319 highlights cabin-benefits at Jet Expo

Airbus is exhibiting an ACJ319, offered for vvip charter by MJet, at Jet Expo in Moscow, highlighting the benefits of a more spacious cabin to visitors. The MJet Airbus ACJ319 includes lounge areas plus a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and is certificated for 19 passengers, allowing it to transport company executives, extended families and government delegations in comfort and style. Airbus...

Airbus A330-200 with increased range receives EASA certification

The new 242 tonne A330-200 that can fly up to 15 hours non-stop has received European Aviation Safety Agency certification. This certification is for the new 242 tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) version, and it is predicted that certification from the US authorities will follow shortly. The 242 tonne A330-300 was launched in 2012, and the heavier varient is the platform for the A330neo....

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Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

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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

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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...