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Korean Air Orders 20 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

Korean Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing to order 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes – including 10 each of the 787-10 and 787-9 models – valued at $6.3 billion according to list prices. Along with an agreement to lease 10 additional 787-10 jets from Air Lease Corporation, the carrier...

Happy centenary to GKN Fokker!

On 21 July, GKN Fokker marks its centenary. Exactly 100 years ago, aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker registered the ‘’Nederlandsche Vliegtuigenfabriek’’ which led to the formation of the world famous Fokker business. A Dutch industry-wide celebration event took place on 14 M...


Small, but so important nowadays - new, powerful USB charger for aircraft

If we ask you to name a small, always invisible but very important detail, device if you want, necessary in every aircraft cockpit? Second clue - a must be to keep working a tablet or mobile device... Quite fast we all will say - USB charger. So Garmin presents a small, lightweight USB charger designed for a wide range of aircraft. The GSB 15 has received FAA certification, as well as Euro...

Single engine TH-119 helicopter obtains FAA IFR certification

TH-119 became the first and only IFR certified single engine helicopter in decades, congratulations! Now pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, thanks to advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant helicopter flight systems.  Based on the successful AW119, the TH-119 is Leonardo’s bid to replace the U.S. Navy&r...

300th Jet ConneX System installed for Customer Satisfaction

300th aircraft with Jet ConneX... it is a milestone, an achievement, a reason to celebrate and to talk more about that revolutionary inflight broadband service. According to Inmarsat, owner of the satellite network that operates the Ka-band internet service, Gulfstream has delivered more Jet ConneX-equipped aircraft than any other business-jet manufacturer. Deliveries, which began in...

Flying cars are coming to GCC

As we've reminded already quite often, the future is already right here, right around the corner. Flying cars are becoming a reality, almost an usual thing to see. Last year PAL-V introduced the PAL-V Liberty to the GCC in Kuwait and received great interest from the region. Now, PAL-V and Kuwait Airways signed an MOU as the next step in the development of their partnership for t...

Speed meets adventure at Daher’s EAA AirVenture exhibit

Can't wait for the EAA AirVenture? Let us give you more details from Daher! Get ready to aviation adventure with family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft! Together with the Kodiak 100 – which will join the company’s product line through Daher’s upcoming acquisition of the Quest Aircraft Company. The exhibit of Daher’s two latest TBM family members &nda...

Get ready For Launch of Lightweight Pathfinder Prop

Hartzell Propeller is developing and launching the lightweight Pathfinder composite three-blade constant speed propeller, in close cooperation with CubCrafters and Lycoming Engines. CubCrafters is Hartzell's exclusive launch customer for the new Pathfinder prop. With updated aerodynamics and internal structure, the Pathfinder is quieter, smoother, and, like the popular two-blade Hartze...

New Heights in the Heart of the Swiss Alps

A landing of the largest business jet in Gstaad’s Saanen airport, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, is it possible? With Global 7500 aircraft the answer is quite clear - yes. This is one of most notable airfields requiring short-field performance.  So eralier this mnth Bombardier Global 7500 landed there, for an event to showcase  its true four-zone cabin and...

Russian Helicopters to start additive manufacturing of parts in 2020

  In 2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company is planning to re-engineer approximately 30 different helicopter parts to be manufactured using 3D printing technology and integrate them to serial production starting from 2020. "This year we are finishing the re-engineering of around 30 different parts and details that will be manufactured using additive technologies. These parts are...

airBaltic Training receives Diamond Aircraft fleet and orders more

airBaltic Training has completed acceptance of a new fleet of AUSTRO ENGINE jet-fuel piston engine-powered DIAMOND AIRCRAFT DA40 NG (6 units) and DA42-VI (1 unit) plus one Diamond DSIM flight simulator. Vilmantas Mazonas, Managing Director of airBaltic Training, signed another purchase agreement for three DA40 NG to be delivered in 2020. Pauls Calitis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations: &ldq...

The acquisition of Aersud Elicotteri helps strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint

One more step to help strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint in Italy has been made - the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. The company will now fully integrate Airbus Helicopters’ global network of customer centers.  Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role...

300 deliveries milestone for Challenger 350 Aircraft

Faster than Any Other Medium or Large Jet in History  Challenger 350 have reached an amazing milestone - 300 deliveries! This landmark comes as the Challenger 350 jet was recently recognized by Robb Report Magazine as the Best of the Best super mid-size aircraft for the second consecutive year. Since 1988, Robb Report’s Best of the Best awards spotlight products,...

Airbus expands its aircraft deliveries using sustainable jet fuel blends

One of main problems all possible sides are discussing - how to minimize air transportation impact on environmental. Main manufacturers have confirmed their commitment to work on this cause during latest Paris International Air Show edition. Less talking, more actins - this is obviously one of the main points for Airbus. It is the manufacturer, which originated sustainable-fuelled jetliner...

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Six Pilatus PC-24s for Swedish Air Ambulance

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MAKS 2019 - Russian Debut for Embraer’s newest and largest ever passenger jet

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1,000th Trainee Graduated by Falcon Practical Training Course

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First-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show

Lockheed Martin will serve as the title sponsor for the first-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show, Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2020. It will be held at the Orlando Sanford International Airpo...

Embraer - Happy 50-year anniversary!

Happy 50-year anniversary! Embraer celebrates with a ceremony that brings together employees, authorities and commercial partners at company’s headquarters, in São Jos&eacu...

MHI New Combustor Center for Manufacturing Aero Engine Parts

MHI will establish a new factory within its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works to manufacture aero engine parts. MHI is anticipating continued growth of its aero engine business, , and...

Looking back at LABACE 2019 - Dassault’s Falcon 8X and Falcon 2000LXS

Last week São Paulo hosted Latin America most important business aviation event - The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. Let's have a look on Dassault Aviati...

Bell 407GXI earns IFR Certification

Bell Textron Inc. announced the FAA has issued an IFR STC for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enab...

New Embraer Showroom for Business Jet Customization presented at LABACE

Do you feel yourself ready to be a designer of your future business jet? Because now it's more than possible with Embraer Showroom for Business Jet Customization! Embraer presentedTechCa...

Embraer Praetor 500 awarded Brazilian certification

Congratulations Embraer! During a ceremony at LABACEE new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was awarded its Type Certificate by Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority. If you remember, it wa...

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Two Bombardier Challenger 350 joined L.J. Aviation Grows Fleet

L.J. Aviation has expanded its fleet with its latest addition of two industry-leading Challenger 350 aircraft. The high-performing Challenger 350 business jets join the compan...

The expansion of Embraer Eugênio de Melo unit, in São José dos Campos

During the celebration of 50th anniversary, Embraer announced  US$ 30 million investment in the expansion of its Eugênio de Melo unit, in São José dos Campos. Through the construction of new facilitie...

Six Pilatus PC-24s for Swedish Air Ambulance

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VoloCity to become first commercial Volocopter aircraft

Volocopter presented the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German Urban Air Mobility develo...

MAKS 2019 - Russian Debut for Embraer’s newest and largest ever passenger jet

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MHI New Combustor Center for Manufacturing Aero Engine Parts

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1,000th Trainee Graduated by Falcon Practical Training Course

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