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AirTaxi.ph takes delivery of its first H130 for tourism charters in the Philippines

Philippines’ largest charter operator AirTaxi.ph welcomed its first single-engine H130 helicopter. Currently operating two H145 helicopters, the new H130 will be dedicated for commercial operations, including passenger transport and sightseeing services in the Southern islands of the...

First Boeing 777X Flight Test Airplane Comes Together

Boeing has brought together the major fuselage sections to form the first 777X airplane that will take to the skies in 2019. In a major production milestone called 'final body join,' Boeing teams connected the airplane's nose, mid and aft sections in the company's factory in ...


HAECO Cabin Solutions Expanding Engineering Capacity

HAECO Cabin Solutions, a division of HAECO Americas headquartered in Greensboro, NC, USA, announced today immediate expansion plans to its seating engineering and product development facilities in the Piedmont Triad, NC. This is in response to numerous customer wins on the Vector Premium and Vector Economy seating platforms. The company forecasts that it will need to grow its local engineering sta...

Fleet in Russia & CIS to double by 2037

Traffic growth in the region will generate demand for over 1200 new aircraft According to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast, unveiled at the Wings of the Future conference in Moscow, Russia & CIS’s airlines will need some 1220 new aircraft* valued at US$175 billion in the upcoming 20 years (2018-2037). This means that the passenger fleet in the region will almost double from 857 ai...

Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ansat in Cambodia

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has presented its Mi-171A2 and Ansat civil helicopters in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) during the South Asian Heli Tour. The delegation of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company demonstrated key competitive advantages of Mi-171A2 and Ansat rotorcraft and provided information to the guests of the event about the after-sales service...

Boeing, Jeju Air Announce Order for up to 50 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Jeju Air announced the airline is ordering 40 737 MAX 8 airplanes with options for 10 additional jets. The deal, valued at up to $5.9 billion at list prices, is the largest order ever placed by a Korean low cost carrier and reflects rising demand for air travel in South Korea. "With Korea's growing commercial aviation market, we are excited to take the next st...

ACJ320neo takes to the skies for the first time

Begins new era for Airbus corporate jets The first ACJ320neo successfully completed a two hour and 40 minute first flight from Hamburg on 16th November, getting its short test-programme off to a good start. The first ACJ320neo made a successful first flight from Hamburg on 16th November 2018 Derived from the popular A320neo airliner family, some 500 of which are in airline service, the corpo...

Lockheed Martin Launches $30 Million STEM Scholarship Program

Lockheed Martin launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science.  Beginning in 2019, the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program will award a $10,000 annual scholarship to 200 recipients who demonstrate financial need and come from und...

Crew assistant CIMON* successfully completes first tasks in space

Small talk with Alexander Gerst on board the ISS makes aerospace history @AirbusSpace @DLR_en @Space_Station @Astro_Alex #horizons #ISS #AI The astronaut assistant, CIMON* (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), developed and built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), has passed its first tests in space with flying colours. It worked together with German ESA astro...

Rolls-Royce wins Trent 7000 order from Delta Air Lines

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Delta Air Lines for Trent 7000 engines to power ten Airbus aircraft. The order also includes Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® long term service support.  The Trent 7000 is the latest member of the successful Rolls-Royce Trent engine family and the exclusive powerplant for the A330neo. Today’s announcement brings the total number of Delt...

Supersonic Commercial Travel Begins to Take Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®

X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Manufacturing Begins Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to bring supersonic commercial travel over land one step closer to reality. "The start of manufacturing on the project marks a great leap forward for the X-59 and the future of quiet supersonic comme...

Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers First PW127G Engines Destined for Canadian Fixed-Wing Search & Rescue Operations

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that it recently started delivering PW127G engines to Airbus Defence and Space in support of Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project. The engines will be installed on specially configured Airbus C295 aircraft, which will be designated the CC-295 in Canada. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) is schedul...

ATR estimates a market of 100 regional turboprop aircraft for Japan up to 2025

ATR presented a product and market update in Tokyo at the occasion of the visit of its new CEO, Stefano Bortoli. Considering market and social-economic trends and developments, ATR estimates a need for around 100 turboprop aircraft up till 2025 to upgrade the existing fleet and especially open up new routes to respond to the need of the continuous tourism development within Japan as well as the fu...

Binter, of Spain, Will Receive its First E195-E2 in 2019

Embraer announced that Binter Canarias, of Spain, will receive its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019, becoming the first European customer of the E-Jets E2’s largest model. The airline signed a firm order with Embraer for three E195-E2s. The contract also includes purchase rights for two additional aircraft of the same model. This agreement was previously announced as a Letter...

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Dassault Falcon 8X in the spotlight at MEBAA 2018

Ultra-long range Falcon 8X, new Falcon 6X driving Middle East sales. Dassault Aviation will highlight its ultra-long range Falcon 8X and new Falcon 6X ultra widebody twinjet at the Middle East &...

Longest-Range Business Jet Ever with BBJ 777X

Airplane can connect virtually any two cities in the world Boeing Business Jets also announces new order for its best-selling BBJ MAX  Boeing Business Jets today announced it is launchi...

Boeing Forecasts Continued Health and Growth for Aircraft Financing in 2019

Financing industry to provide approximately $143 billion in aircraft funding in 2019 Financing requirements to grow to more than $180 billion over next five years Funding continues to be balance...

Avolon firms up order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft

Dublin, Ireland headquartered aircraft lessor Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. The agreement is the single largest order for Airbus aircraft ever placed by Avolon. The...

Groundbreaking partnership of Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre, new life for airplane structure material

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million poun...

GULFSTREAM TO DEBUT CLASS-LEADING G500 AND G600 AT MEBAA SHOW 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 will make their first appearance at the Middle East and North Africa Business...

Lockheed Martin and Airbus Sign Memorandum of Agreement on Aerial Refueling

Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refueling for U.S. defense customers. The companies will seek to provide a...

ACJ display points way to future of business aviation

Echoes trend toward more spacious cabins Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is exhibiting an ACJ319 at the MEBAA show[1], highlighting the comfort and space on offer, and echoing the trend towards larger...

Airbus celebrates opening of the world’s first Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite operating site

Wyndham, in Western Australia, is the world’s first operational launch site for solar-electric stratospheric UAV Marks the start of various Zephyr flight  campaigns to be undertaken fr...

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Diamond Aircraft and SNCA announce purchase agreement of 60 aircraft

The Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA), a CAE Authorized Training Center, has selected Diamond Aircraft twin DA42-VI and single DA40 NG for its training center. The agreement will comprise 60 a...

Production Milestone for Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1200G Engine at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines in Japan

Pratt & Whitney and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines Ltd. recently achieved a significant production milestone on the Pratt & Whitney GTF PW1200G engine, powering the Mitsubi...

Lithuanian Air Force renews Dauphin HCare Infinite contract

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fle...

Boeing Delivers First 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc

Larger and longer-range Dreamliner to help airline expand service to Europe, United States, Latin America Morocco's flag carrier unveils new interior and special livery on inaugural 787-9 Bo...

Daher TBM 930’s latest features in “The magic touch” video

The most recent features and functionality on the TBM 930 – the high-end model in Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft family – are spotlighted in a new video: “TBM 930 - The M...

MJet becomes first ACJ customer for Skywise

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will stor...

Able Aerospace Services breaks ground on 50,000-S.F. Facility Expansion

Approximately 100 new jobs planned to be added to current team of 450 employees in Mesa, Arizona Able Aerospace Services joined with dignitaries from the East Valley, Phoenix and Phoenix Mesa...