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Montenegro Air Force Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 505s

Montenegro Air Force has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s. These new aircraft will be used to train the Montenegrin military pilots. The agreement also provides that Bell will provide training for three pilots in France and eight technicians at its Bell Training Acad...

Welcome the finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards - Wingcopter

Wingcopter has been named a finalist in the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). The Germany-based manufacturer of autonomous delivery drones was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of six finalists for the Humanitarian category,...


GKN Aerospace thermoplastic components flight tested on Bell V-280 Valor

GKN Aerospace delivered a pair of thermoplastic composite, induction-welded Ruddervators and two compression-moulded Access Panels manufactured from reused thermoplastic waste material to Bell in June 2019. The newly installed components have now flown more than 12 hours on V-280 test flights, including during the recently completed autonomous flight testing.   The Bell test pilots we...

Helitrans accepts first helicopters under e-delivery process

Helitrans of Norway has become the first customer to take delivery of new Airbus helicopters using the e-Delivery process devised to enable deliveries while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that allowed all the requirements of the normal process to be me...

Improvement of passengers comfort and protection - meet Safran innovations

The post-Covid-19 travel environment, there are so many questions, airlines, manufacturers, institutions, passengers. Sanitary measure, empty middle seat... Commercial aviation is changing and there is a place for innovations. Safran Seats is proud to offer a new portfolio of devices to fit the post-Covid-19 travel environment such as Interspace, Travel Safe by Safran Seats and C...

Airbus A400M completes full Paratrooper Simultaneous Dispatch certification

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully achieved certification of the simultaneous paratrooper dispatch capability and completed the full industrial development of the type’s paratrooping deployment capacity, with a maximum dispatch of 116 paratroopers using both side doors (58 + 58). The certification fight test, completed in May 2020 in coordination with the French Ar...

Epic Aircraft began E1000 deliveries

Epic Aircraft has completed delivery of its first two E1000 all composite, single-engine turboprop aircraft, following the successful conclusion of its FAA Type Certification program last year. “Completing these deliveries is a tremendous milestone for our company and our customers. The E1000 is a remarkable aircraft and seeing the enthusiasm of our owners as they take delivery is...

Bell comprehensive program for new Commercial Aircraft Customers

Bell Textron announced a new comprehensive ownership program for purchasers of new Bell commercial aircraft, including the Bell 505, Bell 407GXi, Bell 429, and SUBARU Bell 412EPX. Bell will include a one-year subscription to Garmin® OnePak™ database bundles and the Garmin Pilot™ app as part of each new aircraft purchase. Database Concierge, the wireless transfer...

Newly created MHI RJ Aviation Group begins operations

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) is launching as a newly created group of entities providing a holistic service and support solution for the global regional aircraft industry including the CRJ Series aircraft. The launch of MHIRJ coincides with the acquisition close of the CRJ Series Program from Bombardier Inc. by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ...

New Diamond Aircraft service center in Texas

In a conscious effort to improve the service network, Diamond is actively recruiting service centers to serve new and existing Diamond Operators across the nation. The latest addition to the network is Premier Aircraft Texas at Meacham International Airport. Premier is familiar with the aviation business as the company operates a sales location at Fort Lauderdale, Florida and operated a sales...

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 propulsion system, took place at the AeroTEC Flight Test Center at the Grant County International Airport (KMWH) in Moses Lake, Washington this morning. As the world's largest all-e...

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 Annual General Meeting was broadcast live on Safran's website and relayed via conference call. Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Monique Cohen, Chair of the Appointments an...

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 military transport aircraft.    The certification campaign, performed in April above the Pyrenees and central France, involved operations down to 500ft, including transitions from low level...

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! The announcement of the “P Twenty-Ten TDI” was live-streamed via Tecnam’s official YouTube channel today. Thousands of viewers have registered to participate in this exclus...

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Airbus Helicopters H160 receives EASA approval

Airbus Helicopters multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the programme. The co...

First business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration - Bombardier Global 7500

Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Produc...

Welcome entry-into-service - the 200th Gulfstream G280

Business aviation today? Easy answer, it is still an amazing industry to discover. Please welcome an entry-into-service of brand new 200th super-midsize Gulfstream G280. “Thi...

Delivery on schedule - the first, new, enhanced Embraer Phenom 300E

First enhanced Embraer Phenom 300E longest-ranged single-pilot business jet, capable of reaching Mach 0.80 was delivered to Texas law firm Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law, P.C. The firm...

Kodiak Care maintenance package for new Kodiak 100 turboprop aircraft

Purchasers of Model Year 2020 versions of the Kodiak 100 aircraft will benefit from free scheduled maintenance during the first two years of ownership with the Kodiak Care Maintenance program announced...

Airbus concludes ATTOL with fully autonomous flight tests

Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has achieved a...

First Praetor 500 conversion completed - Embraer Services & Support

Embraer Services & Support completed the first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 for an undisclosed customer. The conversion was performed at the Embraer Executive Je...

Welcome - Entry-into-service - spacious, long-range Global 5500

The entry-into-service...  The innovative, long-range Global 5500 business jet,... The aircraft was recently delivered to an undisclosed customer. This high-value aircraft represen...

All-new Diamond Aircraft 5 Seat DA50 RG with retractable gear

The award-winning all carbon fiber DA50 RG with retractable gear, an extra-large luxurious cabin and excellent payload, powered by a 300hp Continental CD-300 jet fuel engine, will please private pilot...

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The 1600th Embraer E-Jet delivered to Helvetic Airways

Embraer celebrated the delivery of its 1,600thE-Jet, an E190-E2. Helvetic Airways of Switzerland received the milestone aircraft. Airlines and leasing companies from some 50 countries have added...

Airbus Helicopters H160 receives EASA approval

Airbus Helicopters multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the programme. The co...

Horizon International Flight Academy: more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet

Horizon International Flight Academy has logged more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet, mainly utilized to train military pilots. Horizon’s training academy is in the United Arab Emi...

Third C-390 Millennium delivered to the Brazilian Air Force

Embraer delivered the third multi-mission medium airlift C-390 Millennium in the series to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft will be operated by First Troop Transport Group (1st GGT). Simila...

Delivery on schedule - the first, new, enhanced Embraer Phenom 300E

First enhanced Embraer Phenom 300E longest-ranged single-pilot business jet, capable of reaching Mach 0.80 was delivered to Texas law firm Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law, P.C. The firm...

GKN Aerospace continues Jet engine Biofuel testing

MV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) has contracted GKN Aerospace Sweden to continue biofuel testing of the RM12 engine. The biofuel for this test is an ATJ (alcohol to jet)-SKA developed and...

First business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration - Bombardier Global 7500

Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Produc...