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Azul Becomes First Carrier in the Americas to Adopt AIRCOM FlightTracker

Azul activated its AIRCOM® FlightTracker system earlier this month, making the Brazilian low-cost carrier the first airline in the Americas to use this SITA OnAir system. Azul can now track flights in real time on all of its routes. Since it launched in 2008, Azul has...

Boeing on track to meet 737 MAX production targets: spokesman

Boeing Co (BA.N) remains on track to meet production targets it has set for its 737 MAX jetliner, a company spokesman said on Friday following a report on industry concerns that slow output at supplier GKN PLC (GKN.L) could cause delays. The Chicago-based aircraft maker expects to roll out the fi...


Inmarsat to launch third Global Xpress satellite Aug. 28

Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat confirmed the third satellite in its Global Xpress program—Inmarsat-5 F3—will launch Aug. 28. It is scheduled to be deployed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:44 p.m. (BST). The third Global Xpress satellite to be launched, I-5 F3, will cover the Pacific Ocean region and will, together with...

China’s AVIC receives 185 orders for the MA700

The Aviation Corp. of China (AVIC) has received 185 orders for the Chinese regional turboprop MA700 from 11 customers. According to AVIC VP Geng Ruguang, the MA700 will be off the final assembly line and will launch its inaugural flight in 2017. It is scheduled to get an airworthiness certificate and be delivered to its first customer in 2019. The MA700 is the stretched version of the...

ATR enters Japan with first ATR 42 delivery to Amakusa Airlines

Japanese regional carrier Amakusa Airlines has taken delivery of its first ATR 42-600, making it the first ATR operator in Japan. ATR has opened a representative office in Tokyo as it seeks to expand its foothold in the Japanese market. “We are delighted to enter such a major market, one of the few Asian countries where ATR had not flown before,” ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac said...

737 Classic era comes to an end at British Airways

More than three decades of Boeing 737 service at British Airways (BA) is due to come to an end in the next few weeks as the carrier retires its last examples of the twinjet. BA has just three 737 Classics remaining in service, the last survivors of what was, at its height, a 39-strong fleet serving domestic and European destinations. The UK carrier took delivery from Boeing of its...

Dassault to Feature Falcon 2000LXS/Falcon 2000S and Falcon 7X at LABACE

(S​ão Paulo, Brazil, August 11, 2015) – Dassault will feature the top-of-the-line Falcon 7X and the new Falcon 2000LXS/Falcon 2000S twinjet at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) which will be held at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 11-13.   “The long-range Falcon 7X is the most popular large cabin business jet in...

IndiGo firms up 250 A320neo aircraft – Airbus’ largest order by number

Boosting Airbus’ firm backlog for its leading Single Aisle well beyond 4000 aircraft 17 AUGUST 2015 PRESS RELEASE India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo celebrated their 9th birthday by firming up their last year’s commitment and ordering 250 A320neo Family aircraft. This historical aircraft purchase agreement was signed on the 69th Ind...

First A350-1000 wing goes into production

Next generation of Airbus’ all-new wide-body airliner takes shape The wings for the first Airbus A350-1000 have begun the process of assembly at Broughton, North Wales.    The A350-1000 wing has the same span of the A350-900 that is already in service, but 90% of the parts have been modified and the trailing edge has been extended to resize the wing for the additional pa...

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Diamond Aircraft is proud to announce the development of an all-electric training aircraft, the eDA40 and has chosen Electric Power Systems’ EPiC battery technology and accompanying Ecosystem.&n...

Welcome HondaJet 2600 Concept

Welcome HondaJet 2600 Concept -freshly unveilled at a special event hosted by Honda Aircraft Company at the 2021 NBAA-BACE. Presented as the next generation of business jet, Honda Aircraft d...

Successful first public flight of Volocopter VoloDrone in Hamburg

I must confess, it is something special - to follow the first public flight it is a cocktail of feeling and emotions! In fact you understand that you are assisting in a changing event. This was the ca...

Design and technology - New Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 & Citation XLS Gen2

Textron Aviation announced the next generation Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 and Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jets. Unveiled on the eve of NBAA-BACE, the updates to the entry-l...

Strong demand in business & general aviation markets - Pilatus

Exhibiting both the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet and the advanced PC-12 NGX turboprop at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual Convention & Exhibition Pilatus confirm a stron...

NetJets doubles down on Embraer Phenom 300 series with new deal

After successfully delivering over 100 Phenom 300s—one of NetJets’ most requested aircraft—Embraer and NetJets, Inc. have signed a continuing deal for up to 100 additional aircraft,...

A single brand for all landing and braking system support services - Landing Life

A single brand was designed to promote and clarify  full range of Safran Landing Systems customer support services for landing gears, wheels, brakes and associated systems. Welcome ...

Contemporary style, latest technology, comfort and productivity - Dassault Falcon 8X

Let's take time to discover new, enhanced interior design of Dassault Falcon 8X. The design intended to provide added comfort and ergonomics on its aircraft. The redesign builds on Falcon tra...

Decarbonization of air transportation: Nice-Paris flight fueled with 30% SAF

Air France, TotalEnergies, the Metropole and the Airport of Nice Côte d’Azur have joined forces to operate a flight fueled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The SAF-fueled flight...

Air Belgium took delivery of its first A330neo

Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900. The aircraft is configured with 286 seats in a three-class layout (30 comfortable lie-flat business class,  21 premium-class,&nbs...

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First Wingcopter authorized partner in South America - SYNERJET

Wingcopter and SYNERJET  announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement. The agreement will allow the Latin American company to act as a distributor and local tech...

FACC further expands business jet business

For more than 15 years now, FACC has been setting new standards in business jet interiors with its innovative lightweight construction technologies. An important milestone to increase the US...

AutoFlight presents an autonomous passenger eVTOL aircraft - V1500M

Shaping the future of urban air mobility: The tech company AutoFlight shows an autonomous passenger eVTOL aircraft: the V1500M. It will change the face of personal air transportation. AutoFlight...

Mi-8 evolution - how legendary model manages to keep up with time

In the year of the 60th anniversary of the Mi-8 maiden flight we revisit the history of this famous helicopter and its current modifications. Development activities for improvement of the Mi-8MTV-5-1...

NetJets doubles down on Embraer Phenom 300 series with new deal

After successfully delivering over 100 Phenom 300s—one of NetJets’ most requested aircraft—Embraer and NetJets, Inc. have signed a continuing deal for up to 100 additional aircraft,...

Design and technology - New Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 & Citation XLS Gen2

Textron Aviation announced the next generation Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 and Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jets. Unveiled on the eve of NBAA-BACE, the updates to the entry-l...

A single brand for all landing and braking system support services - Landing Life

A single brand was designed to promote and clarify  full range of Safran Landing Systems customer support services for landing gears, wheels, brakes and associated systems. Welcome ...