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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 s...


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...

17 A350 XWB aircraft ordered by STARLUX Airlines for long-haul services

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on its premier long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within the Asia-Pacific region. “We are very glad to sign the official purchase agreement today for...

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10 million flying hours achieved by Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine

The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine entered service back in 1987. So by now it has achieved an amazing, incredible milestone - 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights! The engine powe...

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet grounded by FAA

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet grounded by FAA. Sad news. Why? What happened? On April 18 an FAA emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) on the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet was issued. All Cirrus...

Rolls-Royce Virtual Reality Training Tool global launch with Qatar Airways

The first in the industry! Qatar Airways engineers will receive Virtual Reality training for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Maintenance! Qatar Airways became the global launch part...

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...

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...

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Maintenance center for Ansat helicopters to open in Mexico in 2020

The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the cit...

Flying car within 10 years - PAL-V and NLR are starting the Development

The goal is quite clear and ambitious: a market introduction of the flying car within 10 years. There is a road to make. On the 8th of April 2019,a MoU for a mutual cooperation to devel...

Successful first flight of ACJ319neo

On 24th April 2019,ACJ319neo, powered with New engine option, successfully completed a first flight lasting one hour and 55 min. It was the beginning of a short flight-test prog...

Opportunities for Leonardo in Mexico and Latin America

Attending FAMEX, largest military, civil, and security aerospace expo in Mexico City, Leonardo will explore opportunities in Mexico and Latin America. Latin America is becoming a stra...

DA62 MPP Special Mission Aircraft and DART-550 aerobatic trainer evaluated by Paraguay Air Force

DA62 MPP Special Mission Aircraft and DART-550 aerobatic trainer evaluated by Paraguay Air Force in Austria to follow up presentations in the country to increase Paraguay’s airborne cap...

First flight of Garmin G3000 in a supersonic tactical aircraft

The maiden flight of a Garmin integrated flight deck in a supersonic F-5 fighter aircraft was celebrated recently. In just under six months, Tactical Air completed the engineering design, install...

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered to SGGAC

A heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter has been delivered to China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC). The company became the launch customer for the H215 in China....