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First Test Flight of Boeing MQ-25 Unmanned Aerial Refueler Completed

An unmanned aerial refueler? You think it is possible? The answer is positive! The first test flight of the MQ-25™ unmanned aerial refueler is successfully completed by Boeing and U.S. Navy. The MQ-25 test asset, known as T1, completed the autonomous two-hour flight under the direction...

1,000th AW139 helicopter – a sales champion to the world market

Congratulations Leonardo! An achivement, a historic one - the delivery of 1,000th AW139 helicopter! The 1,000th machine of this model was delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza during an official celebration. If you analyze the industry, it becomes clear that AW139 programme...


Original Order completed by airBaltic receiving its 20th Airbus A220-300

September 21, 2019 Riga, 20th Airbus A220-300 jet is received by airBaltic, registered as YL-AAT. By this the original Airbus A220-300 order of airBaltic if finalized. By the end of 2019, airBaltic plans to have a total of 22 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet of which two will be already from the additional order that was signed on May...

Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution at all Las Vegas international gates

Passengers traveling through Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport can look forward to a new streamlined journey with Collins Aerospace Systems’ SelfPass™ biometric solution. The solution, which is set to be installed at all of McCarran’s international gates, will be available for demonstration at the Annual Airports Council International-North America conference this week in Tampa,...

Plans to Open SpaceJet Montreal Center

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced plans to establish their footprint in the Montreal region of Quebec, Canada. Having launched the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft earlier this year and opened a U.S. headquarters in Renton, Washington, the company seeks to prepare for the next phase of its global growth. "As a Japanese company with a global market, we are...

Three Airbus H135s ordered by Romanian Ministry of Interior for air medical services

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search and rescue (SAR) missions in the country, following a four-year framework agreement signed at the end of July 2019 that foresees the procurement of up to ten H135s.   “During 15 yea...

First of Three Global 6000 joined Luftwaffe Fleet

First of three Global 6000 business jets delivered to Germany’s air force, Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe, a longtime Bombardier aircraft operator, will use the Global 6000 business jets to fulfill political and parliamentary transport requirements. “Bombardier is incredibly pleased that the Luftwaffe will add the Global 6000 aircraft to its flee...

A need for over 39,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years

The world’s passenger and freighter aircraft fleet is set to more than double from today’s nearly 23,000 to almost 48,000 by 2038 with traffic growing at 4.3% annually, also resulting in a need for 550,000 new pilots and 640,000 new technicians. By 2038, of the forecast 47,680 fleet, 39,210 are new and 8,470 remain from today. By updating fleets with latest generation fuel efficient...

Earn While Learning - check out Piper Aircraft Apprenticeship Program

The first group of apprentices has begun their two year-program at Piper Aircraft. The first nine apprentices, who started work in August, shadow skilled aircraft assembly workers and learn all aspects of fabrication and assembly of aircraft during the two-year initiative. Additionally, they attend technical classes and receive hands-on training designed to qualify the participants as a Journeyman...

Strategic Boeing and Safran investment in Electric Power Systems

A joint Boeing and Safran investment was announced today.  The investment in Electric Power Systems will support on-demand mobility efforts, development of industrial base and advancement of battery technologies. Electric Power Systems is a company offering a suite of safe, certifiable and lightweight energy storage products that provide high-quality power for aerospa...

50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500

Time to celebrate! 50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500!  Textron Aviation Citation family represents the most-popular line of business jets with more than 7,500 aircraft delivered worldwide amassing more than 35 million flight hours. These impressive machines are renowned for their ability to combine reliability, efficiency and comfort with advanced te...

First international flight of MC-21-300 passenger plane to Istanbul

Irkut Corporation presents for the first time at the foreign exhibition the new generation MC-21-300 passenger aircraft. The airliner arrived at festival of aviation, space and technology TEKNOFEST 2019, which will be held in Istanbul (Turkey) from 17 to 22 September 2019. During the flight from Zhukovsky airfield (Moscow region) to Ataturk airport in Istanbul, the MC-21-300 aircraft cover...

A Suite of Boeing Digital Solutions for GainJet fleet

Boeing will provide GainJet a suite of Jeppesen flight operation digital solutions including Operator, JetPlanner Pro, FliteDeck Pro X and Aviator to optimize their fleet operation.  “We have a longstanding relationship with Boeing, and share a commitment to quality,” said Capt. Ramsey Shaban, CEO of GainJet. “With our growing fleet of over 20 VIP aircraft, including...

It happened in Stuttgart - first urban flight of Volocopter in Europe

All industry professionals are asking themselves, what is the future of urbain air mobility...The speed of innovation and industry development lets the imagination of yesterday become the reality of today... So just get ready to welcome some definitive changes in city life, city mobility.  It happened in Stuttgart - first urban flight of Volocopter in Europe! The Minister-President of t...

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European certification granted to Gulfstream G500TM

Amazing news for Gulfstream right before NBAA-BACE - European certification granted to Gulfstream G500TM! That means that the aircraft can be delivered to European customers and the way for Europ...

New MTU Aero Engines high-tech test center for engine parts in Munich

MTU Aero Engines has built a new test center for engine parts on its Munich premises, investing an amount of more than 25 million euros in a new building and the most advanced test equipment. After tw...

100% Enrollment for Embraer E-Jet Operators in Asia Pacific for its Pool Program

Important announcement was made by Embraer at MRO Europe -  all E-Jet operators in Asia Pacific have enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program. This follows a Pool Program deal signed between...

Premium Urban Air Mobility Market - Porsche and Boeing sign MOU

Urban Air Mobility market' development speed is just outstanding! Two manufacturers had signed an MOU and are joining forces to o explore the premium urban air mobility market - Porsche and B...

New Learjet 75 Liberty Full Interior Mock-up and much more from Bombardier

Business aviation industry is getting ready to NBAA-BACE Convention & Exhibition to present latest achievements, discuss most importat trends of the industry.  So what we can expect from B...

PMI Project of the Year Award goes to ... Embraer E190-E2!

Congratulations Embraer! E190-E2 just received 2019 PMI Project of the Year Award! The PMI Project of the Year Award recognizes a large and complex project that best delivers superior performa...

ATR launches STOL ATR 42-600S aircraft

 ATR has received authorisation from its board of directors for the launch of the ATR 42-600S! With the ‘S’ representing STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing), this new version of...

Farther Again - 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500

To fly farther, a challenge for all aeronautical manufacturers... This time 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500 - longest non-stop city pair in business aviation history flown b...

First autonomous aircraft test in Brazil by Embraer and Ufes

A scientific and technological cooperation between Embraer and the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Ufes) made it possible for a prototype to perform the taxiing operation on its ow...

PAL-V partners with ASL Group for the Future of Air Mobility

The partnership was marked by the signature of a contract between the two companies by their respective CEO's during a ceremony held at the ASL premises in Antwerp, Belgium on August 27, 2019. For...

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“The NeXt Big Thing” and more from Pilatus

The business aviation industry is getting ready for NBAA-BACE 2019 in Las Vegas, it is lke big star of the theater waiting for the step to go from backstage to the scene lights. Pilatus Aircraft reser...

A digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance cross-fleet solutions

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are forming a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide from 2020. To be accessed via a unified...

European certification granted to Gulfstream G500TM

Amazing news for Gulfstream right before NBAA-BACE - European certification granted to Gulfstream G500TM! That means that the aircraft can be delivered to European customers and the way for Europ...

Global ATR42/72-600 Maintenance Agreement signed by Liebherr and ATR

Liebherr-Aerospace and ATR signed recently a ten-year agreement covering the supply of components, repairs and associated Pay-by-the-Hour services for the more than 300 ATR42/72-600 aircraft fleet....

New MTU Aero Engines high-tech test center for engine parts in Munich

MTU Aero Engines has built a new test center for engine parts on its Munich premises, investing an amount of more than 25 million euros in a new building and the most advanced test equipment. After tw...

100% Enrollment for Embraer E-Jet Operators in Asia Pacific for its Pool Program

Important announcement was made by Embraer at MRO Europe -  all E-Jet operators in Asia Pacific have enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program. This follows a Pool Program deal signed between...

Leonardo promotes its helicopters and defence electronics at Seoul ADEX 2019

Leonardo is promoting new solutions aiming to meet the Country’s demanding requirements for technology and industry cooperation. The Company’s AW159 already provides world-cla...