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GAL and Airbus Helicopters renew services partnership to support the UAE Armed Forces

Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) and Airbus Helicopters have announced the renewal of their customer support services distribution agreement. The agreement represents the cornerstone of GAL’s support services strategy and will strengthen GAL’s capabilities to keep the UAE Armed F...

Boeing is turning to robots and outsourcing

For most of its 100-year history, when Boeing turned out more planes, employment soared and the Seattle-area economy prospered. When the rate of production fell, layoffs followed and the local economy crashed. The cycle was so predictable that Boeing workers had a phrase for it: "Headco...


More Electric Aircraft: How does electricity work on a plane?

Through its subsidiary, Labinal Power Systems, Safran is working with aircraft manufacturers to develop a more electric aircraft. But how does electricity work on a plane? Serge Roques, an expert in Research & Technology at Labinal Power Systems, explains the essentials. Electric Power Generation An airplane contains two major electrical circuits and one alternate circuit. The two c...

Gulfstream G500 made its first cross-country trip

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s all-new Gulfstream G500 made its first cross-country trip for the 2015 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. The G500 flew from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport into 75-knot headwinds and arrived at Henderson Executive 4 hours and 36 minutes later, accomplishing the 1,630-nautical-mile/3,018-kil...

Bombardier Learjet 75 Aircraft Sets World Speed Record Across the U.S.

The high-performance Bombardier Learjet 75 aircraft has set a world speed record in its class, flying round trip between New York and Los Angeles. The flight, piloted by two members of Bombardier's flight operations demonstration team, Ed Hillis and Jeff Triphahn, was staged to mark the 50th anniversary of Clay Lacy]s 1965 record-setting transcontinental round-trip flight. To date, aircra...

Honeywell Forecasts 9,200 New Bizjet Deliveries Valued at US$270 Billion Through 2025

As a slow growth economic environment takes hold across many global markets, the business aviation industry is not immune to its impact. In its 24th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook released today, Honeywell Aerospace forecasts up to 9,200 new business jet deliveries worth US$270 billion from 2015 to 2025, with a 3 to 5 percent reduction over the value noted in the 2014 forecast. "W...

Boeing confident Gulf airlines can keep growing amid oil price volatility

Boeing expects Arabian Gulf carriers to weather the impact of lower oil prices on regional economies and sustain their rapid growth. In an interview at last week’s Dubai Airshow, Bertrand-Marc Allen, the president of Boeing International, said that the UAE’s efforts to beef up its aviation manufacturing capabilities will also help to mitigate any volatility in oil prices. “...

Honeywell Intros Mx Plan for G200s, Challengers

Honeywell Aerospace launched a new Mechanical Protection Plan (MPP) for the Gulfstream G200 and Bombardier Challenger 604/605. With the new plans, Gulfstream and Bombardier operators will have coverage for components on their environmental and cabin control systems, reducing maintenance time and costs. Under the terms of the new Mechanical Protection Plans, operators can get part...

Boeing, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Airline's First 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are celebrating the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. Over the coming years the 787 will play a key role in the Dutch flag carrier's fleet renewal and expansion. KLM acquired this airplane through leasing company AerCap. "We are very proud to welcome our first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today," said Pieter Elbers, KLM Preside...

Saudi signs MoU to take Antonov deal to the next stage with 10 aircraft

The partnership between Ukraine and Saudi Arabia was boosted at the final day of the Dubai Airshow by the signing of MOUs for ten Anotonv aircraft that are being developed in the Kingdom VIP visitors to the Antonov display on Thursday included HH Prince Turki bin Saud Mohammed Al−Saud, president of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and other official KSA representativ...

FLIGHT TEST: Legacy 450 wired for success

Embraer introduced its new mid-light and mid-size jets to the world at the 2007 NBAA convention and in 2008 christened them, respectively, the Legacy 450 and 500. The Legacy 450 is the 500’s little brother; sharing the same wing, engine hardware, empennage and cockpit. Their only major differences are the 450’s reduced cabin size and fuel capacity. The 450 is 1.06m (3ft 6in) shorter th...

Sikorsky plays up importance of Asia-Pacific

Sikorsky plans to place a greater emphasis on the Asia-Pacific market, where it sees opportunities for both its military and civilian ranges. “The company recognises the importance of Asia, which is clearly a cornerstone as we rebalance from being a very US-centric company to looking at the international opportunities,” says the company’s regional director for Asia,...

Airbus confident for A320neo on-time first delivery

Airbus is on schedule to deliver the first A320neo by end of 2015 as planned, an Airbus executive confirmed Friday. Qatar Airways is due to receive its first A320neo, a more efficient re-engined version, in December. Akbar Al Baker said last week on the sidelines of the Dubai Air Show that he was "optimistic" the aircraft would arrive before the end of the year, but he had a conc...

Rolls-Royce sets sights on providing fuel-efficient engine for Airbus A380

Rolls-Royce sees an opportunity to provide a more fuel-efficient engine for the Airbus A380, the world’s largest airplane, once its manufacturer and its biggest operator, Emirates, move forward on the aircraft’s future. The British engine maker in April won a US$9.2 billion (Dh33.8bn) contract with Emirates to build engines for 50 A380s. The delivery of the first aircraft is schedul...

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Gulfstream completes Savannah expansion - facility supports growing customer fleet and local workforce

Gulfstream Aerospace announced the official opening of its expanded Customer Support service center at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Savannah Service Center East has added more than 200...

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Bombardier positions Challenger 3500 business jet mockup at the Costa Smeralda Airport in Olbia, Italy for customer viewing throughout the summer

Bombardier Challenger 3500 aircraft mockup is present at the private terminal of the Costa Smeralda Airport in Olbia, Italy. Throughout the summer, business aviation clients will have a firsthand...

Airbus, Aena, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Exolum and Repsol join forces to study the creation of the first aviation hydrogen hub in Spain

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Gulfstream G700 marks 100 days certified demonstrating excellence and maturity

Gulfstream Aerospace marks 100 days since the all-new Gulfstream G700 received Federal Aviation Administration type certification and subsequently entered into service. Additional certifications, stea...

Designing the responsible air connectivity of tomorrow - ATR

Regional aviation plays vital role in global economic and social connectivity. Turboprop aircrft ensure accessibility to remote areas, facilitating the dev...

Solving the time-cost dilemma of patient transportation - ERC-System eVTOL aircraft

ERC-System goal is quite clear: to create an eVTOL that is more cost-effective than a helicopter and faster than an ambulance.The company launched its Charlie aircraft during an event in Munich on Jul...

Ampaire expands to new headquarters at Long Beach Airport

Ampaire relocates its headquarters to Long Beach Airport, CA. Kevin Noertker, CEO of Ampaire commented:“This move marks a significant milestone for Ampaire as we continue to grow and i...

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Eve Air Mobility unveils first full-scale eVTOL prototype

Eve Air Mobility announced a significant advancement in the assembly of its first full-scale eVTOL prototype. During the 45th Farnborough Airshow, the company unveiled the aircraft being built in...

BNDES finances the export of 32 Embraer E175 jets to American Airlines

The Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development concluded the financing contract for the export of 32 Embraer E175 commercial jets to American Airlines. The operation, worth around R$4...

RECARO Aircraft Seating R2 and R5 selected for Alaska Airlines cabin retrofit

RECARO Aircraft Seating was selected by Alaska Airlines to retrofit their Boeing 737-800 and MAX 8 aircraft with the award-winning R2 economy class seat and R5 business class seat. This will include 7...

Airbus A321XLR received EASA type certification

Airbus A321XLR powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines has received its Type Certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, preparing the way for the entry-into-service of the new aircraft at th...

Electra eSTOL aircraft aces first grass field test flights

Electra.aero  successfully completed off-runway test flights of its EL-2 Goldfinch hybrid eSTOL technology demonstrator aircraft from a grass field near Electra’s facility in Manassas,...

Emirates SkyCargo orders 5 Boeing 777Fs, for immediate delivery in FY 25/26

Emirates SkyCargo announced a firm order for an additional five Boeing 777 freighters, with immediate delivery between 2025 and 2026. The US$ 1billion order will take the airline’s total or...

Airbus welcomes easyJet and London Gatwick to global hydrogen hub network

easyJet teamed up with Airbus, London Gatwick and Air Products, the world’s largest hydrogen supplier, to expand hydrogen capability and infrastructure in the UK as the manufacturer moves c...