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Top Honour at 2019 Aviation Week Network Laureate Awards goes .... to Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft

The 62nd Annual Aviation Week & Space Technology Laureate Awards selected Bombardier Global 7500 business jet in the Business Aviation category. "We are honoured the Global 7500 business jet has been recognized with this prestigious award,” said Michel Ouellette, Sen...

The third MC-21-300 aircraft joined the flight test program

On March 16, 2019, the maiden flight of the third MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member).  The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 km / h. Th...


E-Jets E2 Program Wins Aviation Week Commercial Aviation Grand Laureate

During Aviation Week 2019 Commercial Aviation event ceremony in Washington Embraer’s family of E-Jets E2s has received the Grand Laureate, as well as the Laureates Award in the commercial aircraft platform category. “Though it looks similar to Embraer’s original E-Jet series, the manufacturer’s E2 airliner family is substantially a new design, with ma...

First Sale To Customer for Gulfstream Reinforcing Commitment To Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel

The first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a Gulfstream operator was announced on Friday. The customer, a U.S.-based multinational corporation, purchased 20,000 pounds of SAJF from Gulfstream's Long Beach, California, facility for its Gulfstream G550. "This sale is a direct result of our efforts to increase the visibility and availability of sustainable alte...

World’s first shore-to-ship deliveries - Airbus’ Skyways drone trials

For the  first time, drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, as Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel ‘M/V Pacific Centurion’, 1.5km from the shoreline of Singapore&...

Bombardier’s Challenger 350 Aircraft Outperforms Industry

What was the world’s most delivered super mid-size business jet? The answer, for a second consecutive year, is here - Bombardier Challenger 350. As detailed in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s (GAMA) annual shipment and billings report published in the first quarter of 2019, Bombardier also led deliveries in the super mid-size segment for a second...

Welcome Garmin® MARQ series: a collection of lifestyle inspired smart tool watches

Garmin International, Inc., in celebration of its 30th anniversary, announced the MARQ™ series— a collection of tool watches, forged from Garmin’s long-standing heritage in the aviation, automotive, marine, outdoor and sport markets. Garmin has redefined the adventure watch market, and now, it’s created the ultimate timepieces, equipped with the modern utility of smart...

20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft ordered by Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group, the biggest Airbus operator, has signed an order for 20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board. This latest agreement brings Lufthansa Group’s total orders for the A350 XWB to 45 with 12 aircraft already in operation around the world. “The A350 meets all our expectations. The aircraft is extremely reliab...

Frost & Sullivan Perspective on Boeing and the FAA Stand to Lose Big From the B737 Max Disaster

By Diogenis Papiomytis, Global Program Director – Commercial Aviation, Frost & Sullivan It is day four after the crash of Ethiopian flight ET302 that cost the life of 157 passengers and crew. In this period the world outside the US, Canada and a few exceptional cases has already grounded the B737 Max. Regulatory authorities are waiting for Boeing the Accident investigation te...

SSJ100 Debuts in Saudi Arabia

The “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company” presents the SSJ100 in Saudi Arabia. On 12-14 March 2019 in Riyadh at the Saudi Airshow the business version of the SSJ100 aircraft is on display. The cabin interior of the aircraft at display is designed for 19 passengers and is divided into several zones. The first and second section, intended for business meetings, are equipped with comfortable...

Breakthrough Smart Window and New Electronically Dimmable Windows from Vision Systems

Vision Systems will demonstrate again its expertise in shading systems with a dimmable window with transparent touch panel, and a shade with a dimmable dust panel. At the forefront of innovation, the company will also present a new concept of smart window. Lastly, In-Flight Entertainment solutions will be exhibited with a focus on regional aviation. Vision Systems' dimmable s...

New York-Paris speed record with a TBM 930 is set

Congratulations for two TBM pilot-owners – Dierk Reuter and Phil Bozek -  a new world speed record between New York and Paris aboard a TBM very fast turboprop aircraft is set! Flying the TBM 930 owned by Reuter, they crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 8 hours and 38 minutes with an average speed of 364 kts., taking off from Westchester County Airport (KHPN) north of New York Cit...

AirMap And Honeywell Develop Cost-Effective Tracking Solution For Drones

The development of a cost-effective drone tracking solution is announced by AirMap and Honeywell, to provide airspace safety authorities with situational awareness of manned and unmanned aircraft operations within an airspace system Together, the companies will develop a cost-effective hardware device to allow for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to maintain consistent communicati...

J-Air to Lower Fuel Costs And Improve Fleet Performance with GoDirect™ Flight Efficiency

J-Air selected Honeywell GoDirect Flight Efficiency analytics software to help the airline access detailed analyses of flight data to improve flight efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and ultimately drive better decisions that can increase the airline's profitability and on-time performance. "Jet fuel accounts for a significant portion of an airline's operating expenses,...

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Seven finalist teams to shape the future of aerospace

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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....