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Garmin Autoland equipped Piper M600/SLS to receive type certification

Piper M600/SLS has received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for its new HALO safety system -making it the first Garmin Autoland equipped aircraft in the world to receive certification. Deliveries begin immediately. Piper Aircraft, Inc. made the an...

GKN Aerospace to work on EWIS for Alice all-electric aircraft

GKN Aerospace and Eviation sign collaboration agreement on wing, empennage and EWIS for Alice all-electric aircraft. The collaboration agreement covers the design and manufacture of wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for Alice, the ground-breaking regional ele...


First Cessna SkyCourier takes flight

The newest twin utility turboprop Cessna SkyCourier has taken to the skies. The milestone flight is a significant step toward entry into service for the clean-sheet aircraft, and it kicks off the important flight test program that validates the performance of the Cessna SkyCourier. The Cessna SkyCourier took off from the company’s east campus Beech Field Airport, piloted by Corey E...

Ansat helicopters to transport patients with COVID-19 in isolation modules

Russian Helicopters obtained approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency for installing isolation units in Ansat multipurpose helicopters to transport patients with COVID-19. The modules will be installed on helicopters in their medical version. "Currently, about 30 Ansat helicopters have been supplied to regions for air medical services. To improve their perf...

Vintage Bell: The Bell X-22 Aircraft

In the 1960s, when the U.S. Navy decided to expand its advanced technology portfolio to include dynamic, VTOL aircraft, they consulted with a world-renowned company that was currently exploring this innovation – Bell Aerospace.  With our team’s ever-pioneering spirit, Bell was already developing a similar prototype. This aircraft flew with three blade propellers mounted on four...

Boeing and UK Civil Aviation Authority to partner on innovation hub

Boeing and the UK Civil Aviation Authority recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as part of the CAA’s Innovation Sandbox project. The Innovation Sandbox is intended to help foster collaboration between industry and regulators, with the goal of shaping future regulation of the aviation and travel industries in the UK. The Innovation Sandbox enables participants to w...

EMERCOM took delivery of first Ansat helicopter

Russian Helicopters supplied the first Ansat helicopter for EMERCOM of Russia. The rotorcraft was handed over to the Fund supporting the development of state authorities in civil defense, emergencies and elimination of consequences of natural disasters (the Fund). The helicopter has already been handed over to the North-Western Aviation and Rescue Center of EMERCOM of...

Pilatus is prepared for turbulent 2020

Pilatus reported another very successful business year in 2019, exceeding the one billion mark yet again with turnover of approximately 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Operating income totalled 153 million Swiss francs, incoming orders amounted to 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Pilatus staff enjoyed a share in this success with a generous bonus payout – even in the current difficult economic climate....

Versatility for medevac use: Jetflite Challenger 650 aircraft

Bombardier Aviation and Jetflite revealed details of how a freshly delivered Challenger 650 business jet was immediately pressed into service to repatriate dozens of patients impacted by COVID-19 as airports and borders around the world shut down. True to its reputation for tried-and-true performance, the Challenger 650 aircraft performed flawlessly straight out of deliver...

Certified and ready for the global market: M-345 - Leonardo new jet trainer

The Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness, the Italian Ministry of Defence’s Certification Authority, has issued the "Initial Certification" for Leonardo's new M-345 training aircraft. This important achievement for the M-345 programme is the result of intense activities with two hundred dedicated flights logged alongside the critical support of th...

De Havilland Canada launches simplified package freighter conversions for Dash 8-100/200 and Dash 8-300

De Havilland Canada announced that Transport Canada has approved the conversion of Dash 8-100/200 and Dash 8-300 aircraft into Simplified Package Freighters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 748 Air Services (K) Ltd, a well-known provider of passenger and cargo services to humanitarian, natural resources and government sectors in Africa, has ordered the Service Bulletin and conversio...

Strong Q1 for FACC to start a challenging fiscal year 2020

FACC AG started into the 2020 fiscal year with its best Q1 result to date. The measures of the cost reduction program totaling 50 million euros are beginning to take full effect. This has created a good starting position for the corona crisis. The effects of the COVID 19 pandemic will noticeably influence the further course of the financial year, although the full extent of the decline cannot yet...

Extension of Kodiak aircraft sales network for Asia

Daher appointed two Kodiak aircraft sales representatives for Asia: PT Auvia Gaya Perkasa in Indonesia; and JetHQ providing coverage across the Indian subcontinent. Based in Jakarta, PT Auvia Gaya Perkasa is a consulting company created in 1996 to focus on military aviation as an aircraft parts supplier for the Indonesian Air Force. It expanded into aircraft maintenance and communication...

First quarter 2020: Embraer Delivers Five Commercial and Nine Executive Jets

Embraer delivered a total of 14 jets in the first quarter of 2020, of which five were commercial aircraft and nine were executive jets (five light and four large). As of March 31st, the firm order backlog totaled USD 15.9 billion. See details below: Historically, Embraer seasonally has fewer deliveries during the first quarter of the year, and in 2020 in particular, the commercial airc...

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The First Flight Of The Six-Place Stratos 716X

Stratos Aircraft announced the first flight of its Stratos 716X model – registration N716X.  The flight lasted 22 minutes. Flown by test pilot Sean VanHatten, the Stratos 716X is a spa...

Despite pandemic complications, on track for first flight - Dassault Falcon 6X

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Ansat simulator certified according to international standards

Kazan Helicopters of the Russian Helicopters has received positive qualification of Ansat helicopter training simulator's compatibility to international standards. The eva...

Life Link III contracts for first IFR-certified AW119 in the civil market

Life Link III, based in the upper-midwest United States, has placed an order for one IFR-certified AW119 single engine helicopter with a future option for a second aircraft. The aircraft will be added...

Breakthrough cabin enhancements for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Welcome a series of breakthrough cabin enhancements for its Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, consolidating the Praetor position as the best cabin environment among...

Major Milestone for ATR in Chinese certification

As part of the validation for the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with modification 5948 in China a certification flight test took-off and landed from Francazal airport in Toulouse. The flight...

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60 years of long-standing partnership - Airbus Helicopters with Japan

Airbus Helicopters marks 60 years of long-standing partnership with Japan this year. Since its predecessor Sud Aviation entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with Nozaki & Co., Ltd....

Leonardo delivers its first AW169 basic training helicopter to the Italian Army

Leonardo delivered of the first of two AW169 basic training twin engine helicopters to the Italian Army during an official ceremony held at the 2nd Rgt. AVES ‘Sirio’ based in Lam...

Bombardier Challenger 350 reaches milestone 350th delivery

Bombardier is celebrating the 350th delivery of its beloved and best-selling Challenger 350 business jet, which continues to evolve and solidify its market-leading status. The ...

Life Link III contracts for first IFR-certified AW119 in the civil market

Life Link III, based in the upper-midwest United States, has placed an order for one IFR-certified AW119 single engine helicopter with a future option for a second aircraft. The aircraft will be added...

Airbus forms Team Nightjar to deliver Australian industry capability

Airbus Helicopters has joined hands with over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Project LAND 2097 Phase 4. Under this Project, the Commonwealth o...

Liebherr earns spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program

Liebherr-Aerospace announced it has earned a spot in the Boeing Premier Bidder Program. The program recognizes and rewards consistently high performing Boeing Commercial Airplanes suppliers and gives...

Kawasaki receives order for new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter

Kawasaki Heavy Industries received  an order for its leading-edge H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (D-3) by NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. This is the first time Kawasaki has received a D-3 order from over...