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PW PurePower engine for Embraer E-Jets completes flight test program

The Pratt & Whitney PW1900G PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, successfully completed its first flight, initiating the engine's flight test program. The PW1900G engine model, which was assembled at Pratt & Whitney's Middle...

Boeing Forecasts Demand in the Middle East for 3,180 New Airplanes Over the Next 20 Years

Aviation market worth an estimated $730 billion Hub aggregation, diverse business strategies, infrastructure investment drive regional traffic growth Boeing forecasts airlines in the Middle East will require 3,180 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated ...


Eighth and final RAAF C-17 delivered

The RAAF officially welcomed its eighth and last Boeing C-17 Globemaster airlifter into service at RAAF Base Amberley on Wednesday. The aircraft, A41-212, landed at Amberley on Monday, with the final delivery marked by a small ceremony at Amberley on Wednesday attended by Minister for Defence Materiel and Science Mal Brough, Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies and ...

S7 Group owner abandons Transaero deal

S7 Group co-owner Vladislav Filev—who bought 51% of Transaero shares right before authorities pulled its air operator’s certificate—has pulled out of the deal. The official reason given is that Transaero owners failed to consolidate 51% of shares that are free and discharged. But Transaero co-founder Alexander Pleshakov accused Filev of the deal collapse. In a statement,...

Nextant G90XT certification "imminent"

Nextant Aerospace has completed certification testing of its G90XT twin-engined turboprop, and says US approval for the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 is “imminent”. The programme was launched by Nextant two years ago in partnership with engine manufacturer GE Aviation, with the G90XT having made its first flight in January 2015. The upgraded aircraft features GE H75-10...

ANALYSIS: Boeing damps down expectations for Dubai

Dubai’s last major air show in 2013 set a high bar for order expectations. In the span of less than three hours on the first day of the show, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways signed orders and commitments for a total of 225 777X aircraft.Etihad Airways added another order for 30 787-10s. Not least, Flydubai committed to buy up 100 737 Max and 11 737NGs. If any...

Lockheed, Exechon and Injaz in joint venture for advanced machining technology

Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National and the Swedish technology company Exechon to create a machine technology joint venture, the US defence and aerospace company said yesterday. It is the latest such collaboration between a global defence industry major and local players. Exechon Enterprises will set up an engineering and manufacturing centre for parallel kinema...

Russian Helicopters develops maintenance support for helicopters in Latin America

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) plans to provide after-sales service and maintenance for helicopters operated in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will also offer comprehensive services to expand helicopters' operational capabilities via a modernisation programme incorporating the latest technological solutions, and taking into account the region's rich experience of oper...

ST Aerospace Signs Cabin Reconfiguration Contract With Air Canada

Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) has secured a cabin reconfiguration contract with Air Canada, for eight Airbus A330 aircraft.  The first A330 will be inducted in the third quarter of 2016, with the last aircraft targeted for redelivery by the end of 1Q2017. For each of the eight aircraft, ST Aerospace will be installing additional premium economy seats in the aircraft cabin...

C919 Gets ICBC's Backing in Marketing Globally

ICBC Financial Leasing Co, China's biggest financial leasing company, is to start promoting sales of the domestically built C919 airliner - the narrow-body aircraft being produced by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. The first prototype of the C919, to be used for test flights, was off the assembly line on Monday at COMAC's Shanghai factory. ICBC Financial Leasing is...

Zodiac Aerospace Opens New Facility In Dubai

Zodiac Aerospace Opens New Facility In Dubai – Zodiac Aerospace will inaugurate a new facility ‘Zodiac Aerospace Services Middle East’ on November 9, 2015 during the Dubai Airshow. “The new 4,500 square meters site in Dubai South will allow Zodiac Aerospace Services to better serve its customers in the area, by reinforcing repair and logistics capabilities and short...

ANALYSIS: The crucial decisions facing Airbus over A350 and A380

As Airbus begins assembly of its largest twinjet to date, the A350-1000, it faces a crucial decision about whether to add an even bigger version to its armoury to enable it to go head to head with the Boeing 777-9X. Toulouse’s strategy in the “big-twin” sector is just one of the potentially life-changing decisions it is facing, as the time is coming for it to “put up or...

HAV airship receives helium lift ahead of delayed return to flight

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has inflated its Airlander airship with helium ahead of its highly anticipated, but long delayed, return to flight. Now the airship has been given a lighter-than-air lift, it will undergo ground tests at its Cardington, Bedfordshire base in early 2016, followed by a debut flight in the UK in the first quarter of 2016, the company says. The remainder of 2015 is set t...

Embraer Legacy Midsize Jet Assembly To Start in U.S. in June

Expansion of Embraer Executive Jets' assembly facility in Melbourne, Fla., to accommodate Legacy 450 and 500 production, in addition to the existing Phenom 100 and 300 lines, is well under way and on pace to be completed in the spring, according to facility managing director Phil Krull. The first U.S.-assembled Legacy 450 is expected to enter the initial build station in June, he noted....

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New Airbus orders in China

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Embraer and Pratt & Whitney complete 100% SAF flight testing of GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft

Embraer and Pratt & Whitney have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test, with one engine running on 100% SAF, validated that GTF engin...

Longest-range Gulfstream G800 launches flight-test program

All-new ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 successfully completed its first flight, officially launching the flight-test program of the industry’s longest-range aircraft. Announced in October 2021,...

Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter for the VoloCity

Volocopter and Diehl Aerospace are further expanding their cooperation. The contract extension provides for the development and production of an optical splitter to complement the flight con...

MTU Aero Engines develops aviation fuel cell technology

Aviation propulsion systems are a major factor in achieving zero emissions in the skies. As part of its Clean Air Engine technology agenda, MTU Aero Engines is working on various concepts for all...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - decarbonizing traditional aviation - Ampaire

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Tecnam & Leonardo together bringing the P2012 Traveller with fully integrated ATOS mission system

Tecnam and Leonardo signed an MoU that will allow customers to order Tecnam’s P2012 Sentinel Special Mission Platform fully integrated with Leonardo’s Airborne Tactical Observati...

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Daher begins TBM 960 US deliveries

Daher began TBM 960 customer deliveries to U.S. The aircraft the latest TBM version introduced to North America. To remind, it is the largest single market region for Daher very fa...

Bell - strong momentum for the 505 with purchase agreements for seven aircraft in Europe

Bell signed a purchase agreements for 7 Bell505 helicopters to European customers. This sale further validates the success of Bell 505 in Europe and around the wotld. Two of these Bell 505 purchase ag...

Aircalin signs contract for pilot training at AATC in Singapore

New Caledonia Aircalin has signed a contract with Airbus Asia Training Centre for the provision of flight crew training for its A320 and A330 pilots. Under the agreement, up to 35 pilots fro...

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation was the very first operator to receive the new five-bladed H145 at the end of 2020. In close collaboration with Airbus, the Foundation uses it for various resear...

Garmin got EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350 helicopters

EASA approved theGarmin GFC 600H for AS350 helicopters, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H p...

Daher completes acquisition of Stuart aerostructures production facility

Daher has marked a major expansion of its U.S. industrial presence by acquiring the metallic and composite aerostructures assembly facility in Stuart, Florida, reinforcing the company's position a...

Lilium engages Astronics for Lilium Jet power distribution units

Lilium selected Astronics Corporation to design, develop, and build the Lilium Jet’s electrical power distribution system.Power distribution units play a critical role within the Lilium Jet&rsqu...