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AerSale to Build Next Aero Air / Erickson Aero Tanker for Wildfire Suppression

AerSale announced it has signed a contract with Aero Air / Ericson Aero Tanker to build another firefighting air tanker for the company’s fleet at AerSale’s MRO facility in Goodyear, Arizona. Conversion of the 6th MD-87 aircraft, formally begins on April 1 and will mark th...

New H135 with Helionix delivered to Japan's Mainichi Newspapers

An entry-into-service ceremony held at the Mainichi Newspapers’ base in Haneda, Tokyo, to celebrate the delivery of a brand new H135 with Helionix from Airbus Helicopters. The new H135 will complement Mainichi Newspapers’ existing fleet of three H135 helicopters, replacing its Ai...


Garmin ® certifies G3X Touch for single-engine piston aircraft

Here it is G3X Touch, providing new scalable, entry-level integrated flight displays for nearly 500 certified aircraft  Garmin International announced the certification of the G3X Touch™ flight display for hundreds of certificated aircraft. The G3X Touch offers a variety of scalable panel configurations and a superior feature set that includes wireless connectivity and synt...

New Ambient Lighting for Aircraft Cabins introduced by Astronics

Astronics Corporation introduced new Nuancia RGBW Strip Lights to provide flexible illumination options for aircraft seats and cabins. With this system, aircraft manufacturers and airlines can program mood-lighting systems to accommodate more than 16 million colors, create preset color scenarios, and present color changes. Offered by Astronics PGA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astroni...

The 500th Embraer Phenom 300 series aircraft delivered, the TOP successful business jet of the decade

Here it is the milestone - The 500th Embraer Phenom 300 series aircraft delivered! TOP successful business jet of the decade! As General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reports, the Phenom 300 is the only business jet model to reach this milestone in the last 10 years. The Phenom 300 outperforms in the light jet class with its speed, range, comfort and technology. Being the faste...

Expansion of Partnership in Civil Aviation between China and Airbus

During the State visit in France of China's president Xi Jiping, economic deals on transport were expected. Here it comes the announcement - an expansion of partnership in Civil Aviation between China and Airbus. A General Terms Agreement (GTA) covering the purchase by Chinese airlines of a total of 300 Airbus aircraft was signed in Paris, France by Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus...

ACJ320neo delivered to Comlux

First of three ACJ neo1 of Comlux is received! Now it will enter VIP cabin-outfitting by Comlux Completion in Indianapolis. It is the largest customer for the ACJ320neo Family, which has already won a total of 11 orders. “The new ACJ320neo gives us the means to deliver nonstop flights to even more of the world. CFM International has supported Comlux over the years, and we have c...

New urban Jetcopter VTOL air taxi promises to be the innovative ´star of the show´

Powerful Jetcopter VTOL urban air taxi will be first shown in Friedrichshafen The new Jetcopter urban VTOL air taxi will be shown for the first time at the AERO 2019 general aviation trade exhibition, from April 10 until 13 in Friedrichshafen in Germany. The five-seat VTOL Jetcopter currently is the most powerful urban VTOL air taxi under development. EASA The new Jetcopter will meet al...

Global commitment of Dassault Aviation to reinforce and expand customer support network

As we previously reported, Dassault Aviation is acquiring ExecuJet's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business. It includes Subang Airport in a move that will considerably reinforce its aftermarket support capability in Southeast Asia.  ExecuJet Malaysia is part of ExecuJet's global MRO network, which Dassault agreed to purchase earlier this year. The network includes op...

First flight of Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter, developed by Sikorsky and Boeing, achieved first flight at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Floridasite.  "DEFIANT is designed to fly at nearly twice the speed and has twice the range of conventional helicopters while retaining the very best, if not better low-speed and hover performance of conventional helicopt...

First flight of new Il-112V aircraft to take place at the end of March

The first flight of new Russian military transport aircraft Il-112V will take place at the end of March or start of April, a source in the defense-industrial complex told TASS on Thursday. "It is planned that the first flight of Il-112V will take place soon, at the end of March or beginning of April. Everything is ready for this," the source said adding that "all issues with engi...

Konnichiwa! All Nippon Airways receives its initial A380

ANA became Japan’s first carrier with Airbus’ double-deck jetliner and joins airlines that use A380s to serve the Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route ANA became the world’s 15th operator – and Japan’s first – of this widebody passenger aircraft. It has ordered a total of three A380s. Representations of sea turtles that are native to Haw...

Enhanced Firefighting Configuration for Leonardo C-27J Aircraft to Expand Multirole Capabilities

The 16th Aerial Firefighting Europe event returned with a new entry, the C-27J in firefighting configuration. The C-27J firefighter with roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace – the world leader of advanced aerial application systems - represents an effective solution in airborne firefighting technology and capability. This...

Luxaviation Group to operate First Belgium Bombardier Challenger 350 Aircraft

Congratulations, Luxaviation Group now wis operating first Bombardier Challenger 350, delivered to a customer in Belgium. This is the newest Benelux addition to already robust Bmbardier's business aircraft fleet in Europe.  “We are very pleased that Bombardier’s best-selling Challenger 350 business jet has joined Luxaviation’s fleet of aircraft,” said...

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First A330neo of Air Mauritius delivered

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in t...

New chapter of Sino-European collaboration- China’s Airbus H135 final assembly line starts operations

  Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL b...

Changes and new engine of Diamond Aircraft DA50 program

Just to remind you, The DA50 program was introduced at AERO Friedrichshafen 2017 in three variants with different seating and engine configurations. In December 2017 a new owner took over Diamo...

Certification Granted, Embraer E195-E2 certified by ANAC, FAA and EASA

A ceremony to celebrate the Triple E195-E2 Type Certification was held. ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U...

Historic First Flight of Stratolaunch aircraft over Mojave Desert

Have you heard about world's largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch? If not yet, then this is more then interesting read for you... Stratolaunch Systems Corporation too...

Transport Ministry of Japan issued A350 XWB Type Certificate

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Tourism (MLITT) has issued Type Certification for the Airbus A350 XWB,  enabling the A350 XWB first customer from the country J...

World’s Largest and Longest-Range Business Jet debuts in China

First time, first public appearance in China during ABACE 2019... World’s Largest and Longest-Range Business Jet... Yes, that's right - Bombardier Global 7500 will be at the airshow, fi...

Canadian Type Certification received for HondaJet Elite

Let the deliveries of HondaJet Elite in the region begin!  HondaJet Elite has received type certification from Canada's Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), demonstrating...

All Airbus AGM resolutions approved, Guillaume Faury is the new CEO

All resolutions passed by Airbus SE shareholders at its 2019 Annual General Meeting. Guillaume Faury appointed as an Executive Member of the Board of Directors for three years...

Rolls-Royce agrees accelerated Trent 1000 TEN inspection regime with EASA

As part of Rolls-Royce work to respond to earlier than anticipated High Pressure Turbine (HPT) blade deterioration identified in a small population of Trent 1000 TEN engines, it has been wor...

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Embraer Praetor 600 awarded Type Certification

Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) grated Type Certificate to new Embraer Praetor 600 super-midsize business...

First A330neo of Air Mauritius delivered

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in t...

Manta Air chooses safe start with GMA ATR

New domestic carrier of the Republic of Maldives, Manta Air, has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR. This five-year contract covers the Maldivian airline’s full fleet for...

New chapter of Sino-European collaboration- China’s Airbus H135 final assembly line starts operations

  Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL b...

Expanded Rolls-Royce services infrastructure for business aircraft

Warm welcome to the latest member of the ASC network for CorporateCare® customers - Bombardier’s Tianjin Service Centre! Its is a logical expansion of Rolls-Royce...

First CRJ900 Aircraft delivered to Uganda Airlines

The first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018 is delivered. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSP...

Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension signed

Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract extension signed between the Australian Department of Defence and Airbus Helicopters....