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Kopter to establish new SH09 helicopter production facility in Lafayette

One of impressive results of Heli-Expo for Kopter Group is the announcement of the establishment of a new SH09 helicopter production facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Kopter Group’s CEO Andreas Löwenstein jointly announced that.  K...

Africa’s first A330neo received by Air Senegal

Air Senegal has taken delivery of its first A330-900 from Airbus’ production line in Toulouse. The carrier is the first African airline to fly Airbus’ new generation widebody aircraft featuring latest technology engines, new wings with enhanced aerodynamics and a curved wingtip design, d...


The future of urban air mobility and accessibility by Embraer

EmbraerX aims the enhancement of urban air mobility acceptance in a human-centric experience, by showing its collaborative ecosystem mind approach. So if you are attending SXSW festival, meet the stage of EmbraerX’s first Prototype Room, a space for connection between technology, accessibility, collaboration and creativity.  The Prototype Room will feature a series of in...

Leonardo looks back at Heli-Expo 2019

Right after the Heli-Expo 2019 Leonardo looks back at the results of this year attendance: some major achievements in market positioning, service delivery, program advancements and presence in US.A series of new deals were also announced by the world’s leading civil helicopter manufacturer in terms of value, with a 40% market share in 2018. New orders for two offshore AW139 intermedi...

Boeing to Offer Biofuel for Airlines to Fly New Airplanes Home

New initiative from Boeing - Biofuel to Fly New Airplanes Home. This program is meant to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels. It's quite simple - airlines and operators will have the option to power their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The use of sustainable aviation fuels cuts emissions up to 80 percent and support the industry’s drive to p...

Results of Heli-Expo 2019 for Airbus Helicopters - 43 orders

Airbus Helicopters announced results of Heli-Expo 2019 edition. The best is to see how many orders were signed - 43 this time, for the whole Airbus civil product range - H125, H130, H135, H145, H160, H175 and H225. Twenty-one helicopters of the 43 orders announced at the show were from longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which unveiled a contrac...

Daher TBM 940 unveiled

Welcome a new model from Daher - TBM 940!  With a smart ans stylish canib, it will bring more automation in the cockpit to ease handling of the very fast turboprop aicraft. Daher introduced the latest version of its single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft – the TBM 940 – which sets new standards with the integration of an automated throttle and automatic deicing system,...

First Wizz Air A321neo delivered

Wizz Air, the largest Central and Eastern European low cost carrier, has taken delivery of its first of 184 A321neo aircraft on order at an event in Hamburg, with József Váradi, CEO Wizz Air and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. The new generation aircraft is powered by two Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and features the widest single aisle cabin with 239 seats...

Austro Engine announced successful initiation of AE300 series license production

A successful initiation of its AE300 series license production being reflected by having released the first units of AE300 and AE330 as pre-series engines on February 28th, entering extended testing campaigns was announced by Autro Engine, a Diamond Aircraft Company. In the coming quarter, Austro Engine will finalize certification and qualification procedure in order to essentially en...

Boeing Acquires ForeFlight

Combined offerings will provide customers across the aviation industry with enhanced digital services Boeing completed the acquisition of ForeFlight, a leading provider of innovative mobile and web-based aviation applications. ForeFlight has partnered with Boeing for the past two years to bring aviators Jeppesen's aeronautical data and charts through ForeFlight's popular mobile...

Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+™ And S-92B™ Helicopters

Sikorsky announced new plans for its S-92® helicopter line that will re-designate fielded helicopters as the S-92A+ after modification, and newly produced aircraft as the S-92B. The two variants will share a nearly identical configuration, with S-92B helicopters also featuring enlarged cabin windows and plans for a common cabin door suitable for offshore and SAR configurations. The announ...

World's first AW609 tiltrotor Lever D Full Flight Simulator to be in service in 2020

The start of production of the world’s first AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and the intention to introduce the first US-based AW169 Level D Full Flight Simulator was announced by Leonardo. Both will be installed into the new Training Academy being developed at the Company’s helicopter facility based in Philadelphia and will be in servi...

H160 air medical cabin concept by Metro Aviation unveiled in North America

Specific H160 cabin concept design with needs of North American air medical operations in mind debuted at HEli-Expo 2019 with cabin-mock up on the Airbus Helicopters booth completed by Metro Aviation. “At Metro Aviation, we spend a large amount of time pouring over designs to ensure any configuration that leaves our facility is one that exceeds expectations and eases the burden...

World’s Longest Range Business Jet Flight in History - Bombardier Global 7500

Do you think a 8,152 nm flight is possible? Do you think it. is even. possible? Is it the longest mission ever flown? The answer is yes, to all these questions.  Highest speed over longest distance in business aviation history ? again, the answer is Bombardier Global 7500.   Amazing flight connecting Singapore to Tucson, AZ, with an aircraft providing industry’s l...

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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....

Seven finalist teams to shape the future of aerospace

There are so many students dreaming to participate in a world-class competiton, to submit their idea, to innovate, to develop science and different industries; Airbus is givint that opportunity - Fly...

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....