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Robinson Introduces New R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen Primary Flight Display Package

The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44. The R44 autopilot option has all of the same modes and functionality as the R66 including basic st...

Embraer’s Legacy 450 Receives FAA Certification

Embraer Executive Jets today announced that its new Legacy 450 business jet received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The approval comes a few weeks after the aircraft earned certification from Brazil’s civil aeronautics authority (ANAC).  “...


Boeing settles 401(k) lawsuit

Boeing reached a settlement Wednesday in a class-action lawsuit that alleges the company mishandled its 401(k) plan, allowing excessive fees. The provisional settlement in Spano v. Boeing, filed in 2006, was reached the same day it was set to go trial, and terms were not disclosed. A status conference is set for Sept. 24 to establish deadlines for approving the proposed settlement. St. Louis...

Inmarsat launches third Global Xpress satellite

Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat launched the third satellite in its Global Xpress program, Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), on Aug. 28. The third Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on an International Launch Services Proton Breeze M launch vehicle and is now in orbit. Inmarsat said it will join the first t...

First MRJ test flight scheduled for latter half of October

The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test flight is scheduled for the latter half of October, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced. Mitsubishi said in a statement released Monday that further details will be released near the end of September and the exact date of the first flight will be announced one day before. The first flight will take place at Nago...

ADEPT SWiPE from Acumen Aviation

Acumen Aviation has launched a new mobile application – SWiPE for the users ofADEPT – the smart and secured records management platform from Acumen Aviation. Through this intuitive app, users will be able to manage the records of all their assets in ADEPT on the go using their mobile devices. Some of the key features of the app are: Secure access to ADEPT s...

Spairliners' Board names Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO, Benoît Crombois appointed new CFO

Spairliners GmbH, supplier of aircraft component support, announced today changes to its two Managing Directors. The Supervisory Board appointed the former CFO, Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO of Spairliners. At the same time, Benoît Crombois has joined the company’s management team as Chief Financial Officer. Both directors assumed their role on August 01, 2015. Sven-U...

KC-46A: Big Airplane Being Delayed by a Few Big Problems

Aug. 30--Delays with development of a new Air Force tanker scheduled to be based and serviced in Oklahoma are causing turbulence at the Pentagon, but local leaders say they're not too worried about a project that is expected to pump millions of dollars into their economies. Both Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base will serve important roles in maintaining and operating the KC-46A...

Mid-Atlantic aviation partnership explores tethered drone opportunities with florida company

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech will collaborate with Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a Jacksonville-based aviation company, to research, test, and advance the commercialization of the company's tethered unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones. The organizations began test flights this month in Jacksonville, Florida, to explore the reliability, safety, and...

Jeppesen And Virgin Australia Announce Crew Operations Agreement

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide Virgin Australia with its Crew Tracking solution through a new service agreement. The Jeppesen crew management tool will help the airline monitor and resolve changes or disruptions to set crew schedules. Virgin Australia General Manager, Operations Planning, Shane Lord said: "Efficient crew management is a key...

COMAC to Deliver First ARJ21 to Chengdu Airlines in November

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) is working toward an internal target to deliver its first ARJ21-700 regional jet to the launch customer Chengdu Airlines (EU) on November 28, 2015, China National Radio reported. ARJ21, short for Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century, is equipped with 78 seats in a two-class configuration (including eight first class seats) a...

Boeing uses its clout to control supplier consolidation

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Berkshire chief Warren Buffett isn't alone in seeing potential for profits from rising demand for commercia...

SCAC may deliver Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Iran if sanctions are lifted

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) may deliver Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Iran if sanctions against the country are lifted, RIA Novosti reports with reference to SCAC President Ilya Tarasenko. “We are working closely with our Iranian partners and they are interested in purchasing our aircraft. They have very old aircraft and extensive network of regional airports. Moreover, Iran ha...

Russia and China are negotiating deliveries of Il-103 aircraft

Russia and China are negotiating possible deliveries of light Il-103 aircraft (“air taxi”). However, the process is very slow, General Designer of Ilyushin Company Nikolai Talikov told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 airshow. Il-103 is the five-seat (pilot plus four passengers) single-engine piston passenger aircraft or an air taxi, which is used as a trainer aircraft. “We are in tal...

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Southwest Airlines and Archer Aviation signed a MOU to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks utilizing Archer eVTOL aircraft at California airports where Southwe...

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...

Textron Aviation delivers first Cessna SkyCourier Combi

Textron Aviation delivered first Cessna SkyCourier twin-engine utility turboprop equipped with a Combi interior conversion option. The aircraft was delivered to Everts Air, an Alaskan-based Part...

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

Airbus, Aena, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Exolum and Repsol are partnering to study the creation of the first hydrogen airport hub located in Spain. The six companies have joined forces to address the main c...

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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Electra eSTOL aircraft aces first grass field test flights

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Airbus welcomes easyJet and London Gatwick to global hydrogen hub network

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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...

An evolution in the rapid, on-site detection of microbial contamination in jet fuel

Conidia Bioscience launched FUELSTAT One, a new test kit to join the FUELSTAT range designed to rapidly detect microbial contamination in jet fuel to prevent operational downtime and safety...

TotalEnergies, Daher and Groupe ADP inaugurate a permanent offer of SAF on the Paris-Saclay-Versailles platform

With the launch of an alternative fuel offer containing sustainable aviation fuel at the Paris-Saclay-Versailles Airport, TotalEnergies, Daher and Groupe ADP are joining forces to contribute to the de...

Eve Air Mobility to announce key eVTOL program milestones at Farnborough Air Show

Eve Air Mobility will be providing an update on several key program milestones at the 45th Farnborough Air Show next week. Coming off its recent announcement of $94M in new equity to support...

HondaJet and Honda legacy experience highlight EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Honda Aircraft Company invites visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 to see the HondaJet, marking the return of the popular aircraft from last year.  This year, deliveries of the plane saw...