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Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk With Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

A technology kit developed by Sikorsky was used for the first time to operate a Black Hawk helicopter with full-authority, fly-by-wire flight controls. The May 29 flight marked the official start to the flight test program for the soon-to-be optionally piloted aircraft. Follow-on...

Dassault Aviation at the 53rd Paris Air Show

Counting days left to the start of International Paris Air Show, we are proud to give you details of Dassault Aviation presence. Dassault Aviationis will present its dual civil and defense know-how at the 53rd edition of the International Paris Air Show at Paris-Le Bourget from Jun...


Environmentally and Painter-Friendly Topcoat for Aircraft

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering developed a safer and user-friendly topcoat that was recently applied onto the exterior of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft.   The topcoat, which is a one-component (1K) polysiloxane based on organosilane polymers, is a new technology that is free of harmful isocyanates and other hazardous air pollutin...

New home of Sonaca Aircraft

Last week, Sonaca Aircraft took possession of its new premises. They are located at Namur airfield (EBNM) in Belgium, and include an assembly hall with an area of 2,000 m², offices and a showroom. The building has been designed to receive customers and visitors in optimum conditions. Because of these new facilities, Sonaca Aircraft is preparing to ramp up its pace and produce two planes per m...

Aireon - First-Of-Its-Kind Surveillance System EASA Certified

Congratulations! Meet Aireon - the first-ever certified provider of aircraft surveillance-as-a-service! Aireon was officially approved by the EASA as an Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Organization to provide Air Traffic Management (ATM)/Air Navigation Service (ANS) surveillance services, to support the separation of aircraft.  This designation represents the culmin...

Panasonic Avionics Opens First Innovation Studio

Panasonic Avionics has opened its first Innovation Studio in Pleasanton, California. Breaking ground as the first of five planned locations worldwide, Panasonic’s new Innovation Studio in Pleasanton will serve as a hub for innovation, ideation, and solution-building. It is designed as a space where airlines and partners will gather and co-create the future of travel experience. David B...

Honeywell Compact Fly-By-Wire System For Urban Air Vehicles

Do you think there might be an important airliner system small as a paperback book? Honeywell is proving that the answer is quite positive. Freshly unveiled new compact "fly-by-wire" system! The computer packs the "brains" of an airliner's flight controls into one system, and is the next step towards autonomous and Urban Air Mobility vehicles. The flig...

Blazing new trails in aviation: MTU Aero Engines at 2019 Paris Air Show

“Answering tomorrow’s challenges” is more than just a trade fair motto for MTU Aero Engines. These words reflect the company’s commitment to finding solutions to tackle the challenges the aviation industry will be facing down the road. At this year’s International Paris Air Show (June 17 to 23), Germany’s leading engine manufacturer will present truly pioneering...

A high-tech composite facility in Croatia by FACC

An important step in globalization of FACC, an investment of 30 million euros and as the result - a new production facility in Croatia.  Production in Croatia to begin in 2021! The plans for the set-up of the new facility were announced today in the presence of Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia and Darko Horvat, Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and...

First of two new helicopters for tourism operator Nautilus

This weekend became special for the new jewel on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef - the delivery of two new H130 helicopters. Helicopters will be deployed by Far North Queensland tourism operator, Nautilus Aviation’s new partnership with the Quicksilver Group, based in Port Douglas.. From major tourist destinations to the busy airspace over cities, the singl...

New name, new identity - Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

Since June 1 2019 there is a new name of Airbus and Bombardier partnership, reflecting Airbus' majority stake in the A220 - Airbus Canada Limited Partnership. The partnership is adopting the Airbus logo as its single visual identity. Over the course of the coming weeks, the new name will be applied to the limited partnership's documentation, materials and branded items. T...

Top Design Award goes to Nuage Seating Collection on Bombardier Global Aircraft

Congratulations Bombardier! The annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards goes to ergonomic perfection - Nuage seating collection! The International Yacht & Aviation Awards recognize innovative and inspirational aviation and yachting designs from across the globe. The innovative Nuage seating collection, found aboard the newest members of its la...

World Demonstration Tour for Guardian 400 Twin Otter Special Missions Variant

Viking Air Limited has announced its plans to hold a world demonstration tour for its Guardian 400 aircraft, the special missions variant of the Viking Series 400 Twin Otter. The world tour will include detailed briefings and demonstration flights in Europe, Africa, Middle East, India, South East Asia, Oceania, and North America. For the past six months, a production Series 400 Twin Otter has b...

Welcome Textron Aviation at Paris Air Show 2019

  Are you getting ready for Paris Air Show 2019? Let us tease you will everything you an discover from Textron Aviation, as treir  their plans for the Paris Air Show were just announced! The largest aerospace event in the world will be held June 17-23 at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget. Textron will be displaying in Textron Pavilion A2. “Our exhibit demo...

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Cebu Pacific to order 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo

Cebu Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 31 Airbus aircraft, comprising 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo. Cebu Pacific’s A330neo aircraft will be a higher capacity v...

Major aviation manufacturers unified commitment The Sustainability of Aviation

"Heal the world, make it better place", I guess everyone remembers lyrics of this song of Michael Jackson. Different topic discussing the ecology, improvements needed, sustainable way of con...

The Inaugural Electric Aircraft Air Race

The field for the world’s first ever electric aircraft air race is already halfway there with four teams having entered the inaugural Air Race E event to be held next year. Teams from the Net...

Largest ever single engine order in history

IndiGo announced that it has ordered CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The contract, which includes spare engines and an overhaul support agreeme...

Daher and Airbus are committed to the development of cleaner aviation

Sustainable, cleaner aviation. This topic is more than actual and more than important. What manufacturers are doing in order to reach real improvement on this matter? Have a look at the latest announc...

Longest range single-aisle airliner: the A321XLR

Following the very positive feedback from the market, Airbus has launched the A321XLR to complement its best-selling A321neo Family. The A321XLR thus becomes the next evolutionary step which responds...

Maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft

Be ready to discover maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft at Paris Air Show! Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft Industries are teaming up to offer a version of Diamond...

Keeping our skies safe and secure: identify and track drones in real-time

There is no need to explain why the control of drone topic is more than important today. Our sky traffic becomes different. We have to be ready to work on safety, as a primary issue in order to organi...

New partnership to Develop Interior for Overture, Mach-2.2 Airliner

Boom Supersonic has partnered with JPA Design to develop the cabin interior for Overture, its Mach-2.2 commercial airliner. JPA Design has created interiors for the most prestigious airlines...

Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attende...

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Embraer Launches Predictive Maintenance System IKON

Welcome the launch of IKON, a cloud system for capturing, storing and analyzing high volume data for the predictive maintenance of the E-Jets family! The new system is totally based on the Ama...

Great Paris Air Show for ATR - 75 new orders worth US$ 1.7 billion

Paris International Air Show is a success for ATR - 75 order commitments, including 35 firm orders from NAC disclosed on June 18.  The total value of the deals reaches US$ 1.7 billion....

Successful flight tests of the first connected aircraft tire

We are surrounded by smart connected products or smart connected things.... A connected object enhances the interaction with other smart objects.  As Wikiped...

Cebu Pacific to order 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo

Cebu Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 31 Airbus aircraft, comprising 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo. Cebu Pacific’s A330neo aircraft will be a higher capacity v...

Fasten you seatbelts, the project for the first electric passenger plane takes off

How close is the future? How close is the electric passenger plane? Now we are getting ready to use electric vehicles, they are getting more and more performant. What is going on in aviation regarding...

Modernized Ansat concept presented at Paris Air Show 2019

Russian Helicopters presented a concept of the modernized light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019. The helicopter with new design solutions and options which wil...

The Inaugural Electric Aircraft Air Race

The field for the world’s first ever electric aircraft air race is already halfway there with four teams having entered the inaugural Air Race E event to be held next year. Teams from the Net...