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Leonardo: AW109 GrandNew light twin enters Irish VIP market

QME Mining Equipment Ltd will take delivery of the helicopter in early 2019 Leonardo and official distributor in UK and Ireland Sloane Helicopters have delivered 15 aircraft in the last 18 months confirming Leonardo’s dominance in the regional VIP market With a 50% share in 2017 Leonard...

A ‘supersized’ Airbus performance on the Farnborough Airshow’s Day 4

Airbus wrapped up the 2018 Farnborough Airshow with a presence that could be best described as “massive,” announcing that it won new business for 431 single-aisle and widebody aircraft during the biennial aerospace gathering; and introducing a double-deck A380 available for ‘wet le...


First BelugaXL becomes airborne for its maiden flight

The first BelugaXL took off this morning from Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 10:30 hrs local time, for its maiden flight over south-western France. The aircraft is the first of five BelugaXL to enter into service later in 2019 and to gradually replace the BelugaST transporters. The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Captain Christophe Cail, Co-Pilot Bernardo Saez-Benito Her...

AVIC CABIN SYSTEMS strengthens FACC's Interior division

Cabin Interiors is a key growth area in the aerospace industry. For this reason, AVIC bundles the competences of several companies of the AVIC Group and founds AVIC Cabin Systems Ltd. (Hong Kong) with a branch in London. With an integrated product portfolio, this new alliance is able to cover more or less 100 percent of the aircraft cabin. FACC is benefiting from various synergies and can further...

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

The Welsh charity, Wales Air Ambulance, operates three H145s for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in Wales, plus an H135 for Childrens Wales Air Ambulance, making them the largest H145 operator in the UK. Operating out of bases in Caernarfon, Llanelli, Welshpool and Cardiff, they cover 8,000 sq miles (20,700 km2) of remote countryside, mountain ranges, cities, and coastline in aid of a...

AW169 helicopter grows stronger in UK EMS market with selection by Magpas Air Ambulance

• Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) will customise and operate an AW169 on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance starting from spring 2019    • This will be the ninth UK-based AW169 for air ambulance operations confirming it as the market leader since its introduction • Over 180 AW169s are on order with  nearly 60 in service worldwide Leonardo is pleased to an...

Bombardier’s CRJ Series Now Certified to Operate at Up to ISA+40°C

This temperature certification is equivalent to a ground temperature of over 50 degrees Celsius. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CRJ700 and CRJ900 Aircraft are now certified to operate at a higher temperature. The CRJ Series obtained a new International Standard Atmosphere certification (ISA + 40 degrees Celsius) from Transport Canada (TC) and the Federal Aviation A...

Airbus and International SOS sign MOU on drone cargo delivery systems

Ensuring safe flight operations for a hub-to-hub drone delivery service Planning an urban to rural or a ship to shore maritime setting Using drones approved by the aviation authorities with a higher than 5 kg payload Airbus and International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security risk services company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to jointly study...

Diamond Aircraft DART-550 World Debut at FarnboroughAirshow 2018

Just two months after its maiden flight on the 3rd of May, Diamond Aircraft’s new variant of the Diamond Aircraft DART series, the DART-550 makes its public debut at Farnborough Airshow 2018. The aircraft is powered by a General Electric GE H75-100 turboprop engine with 550hp featuring electronic engine and propeller control (EEPC) system, a five blade, full feather and full reverse MT pr...

Boeing, VietJet Sign Agreement for 100 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement includes 80 737 MAX 10s, which would be largest commitment in Asia Deal to double Vietnamese carrier's 737 MAX fleet to 200 Boeing and VietJet signed a Memorandum of Understanding today at the 2018 Farnborough International for an additional 100 737 MAX airplanes. The agreement, which includes 80 737 MAX 10s and 20 737 MAX 8s, is valued at more than $12.7 billion...

Embraer, Helvetic Airways Sign Letter of Intent for Up to 24 E2s

Embraer announced at the Farnborough Air Show that Zurich based Helvetic Airways has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for 12 E190-E2 and purchase rights for a further 12, with conversion rights to the E195-E2. If all purchase rights are exercised, the deal has a list price of USD 1.5 billion. The order will be included in Embraer’s backlog as soon as it becomes firm, which will happen in...

Subaru and Bell announce collaboration on commercial 412 helicopter upgrade

THE SUBARU BELL 412EPX INTRODUCED AS PART OF JAPAN UH-X PROGRAM  At a ceremony held at Farnborough Air Show, BELL HELICOPTER, a Textron Inc. company and SUBARU Corporation announced their collaboration on a commercial enhancement of the BELL 412 EPI, which was type-certified this month as the 412 EPX,in support of the Japan UH-X program. In 2015, Bell’s long-term partner, SUB...

Lockheed Martin Introduces LM-100J 'FireHerc' At Farnborough International Airshow

 Lockheed Martin at Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS) introduced the LM-100J "FireHerc," a civil-certified firefighting airtanker variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules that is the airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world.   The LM-100J is the commercial freighter production model of the C-130J Super Hercules and an updated version of the legacy L-100...

Farnborough Airshow Day 2: New Airbus jetliner orders, and mission training capabilities spotlighted

Underscoring Airbus leadership Airbus continued its momentum during the Farnborough Airshow’s second day, announcing orders, commitments and agreements for single-aisle and widebody jetliners that reached the triple-digits, while also focusing on the company’s capabilities for mission-oriented training. New business revealed at the week-long UK aerospace gathering included anothe...

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Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

PassionAir becomes first Bombardier operator in Ghana with three Q400 aircraft Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprop...

Award-winning Gulfstream to make Latin American debut at LABACE

Fully Outfitted, Clean-Sheet Aircraft Will Join Gulfstream G650ER And Gulfstream G280 At Annual São Paulo Event​ Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-w...

Honda Aircraft Company begins HondaJet Elite deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as th...

Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft during its successful maiden flight

Touch down after 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes System capabilities demonstrated   Maiden Flight objectives achieved Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of it...

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Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

PassionAir becomes first Bombardier operator in Ghana with three Q400 aircraft Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprop...

Award-winning Gulfstream to make Latin American debut at LABACE

Fully Outfitted, Clean-Sheet Aircraft Will Join Gulfstream G650ER And Gulfstream G280 At Annual São Paulo Event​ Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-w...

VRT500 helicopter passed first stage of aerodynamic tests

The first stage of the aerodynamic tests of the light-weight multi-purpose VRT500 helicopter has been completed at the facilities of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI). The aircraft is a n...

Air China takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

Air China has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse today. The national flag carrier is the first Chinese mainland customer to order and take ownership of the world’s newest and most...

Honda Aircraft Company begins HondaJet Elite deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as th...

Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft during its successful maiden flight

Touch down after 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes System capabilities demonstrated   Maiden Flight objectives achieved Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of it...

Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft maker to spend some 3.5 bln rubles to modernize An-124 jet

Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft maker plans to create the modernized version of the Antonov An-124 heavy-lift transport plane at the cost of almost 3.5 bln rubles (over $52.5 million at the current e...