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New commercial aircraft delivery record in 2018 of Airbus

Deliveries total 800 aircraft, 11 percent higher than in 2017 Net orders total 747, backlog increases to 7,577 aircraft Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record...

First Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engine Inducted by Eagle Services Asia

Pratt & Whitney's Singapore engine center, Eagle Services Asia (ESA), a member in the global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities that service Pratt & Whitney's GTF engines, has inducted its first PW1100G-JM engine for overhaul. Eagle Services Asia i...


Boeing Sets New Airplane Delivery Records, Expands Order Backlog

806 commercial jets delivered in 2018 with record-setting fourth quarter Nearly 900 net orders won valued at $143.7 billion after finalizing more than 200 orders in December 737 MAX family surpassed 5,000 orders; 777 family exceeded 2,000 orders Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered 69 737 airplanes in December and set a new annual record of 806 deliveries in 2018, surpassing its previous record of...

Generation 2 Vision Jet by Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft announced the launch of the next generation of theVision JetTM – ‘G2’ – enhancing performance, comfort and safety for the world’s first single-engine Personal JetTM. Increases in cruise altitude, speed and range join the newly-upgraded Perspective Touch+TM by Garmin® flight deck. Innovative technologies unique to G2 include a category-fir...

Full-scale Design of Air Taxi unveiled by Bell

Bell Helicopter revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle today during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel. BELL NEXUS&n...

LifeKey agreement signed between Rolls-Royce and Avolon

Rolls-Royce has announced Avolon as a new customer for LifeKey, its pioneering asset management offering, available exclusively to its LessorCare customers. LifeKey is a central component of LessorCare, which was launched a year ago offering a single, comprehensive agreement for all Trent engine types. LessorCare provides faster and easier access to lessor services, offers the incorporation of...

Braathens Regional Airlines starts optimal fleet management with ATR Global Maintenance Agreement

The Swedish regional airline Braathens Regional Airlines, BRA, started the implementation of its new ATR Global Maintenance Agreement on first of January, following the signature of this milestone agreement with ATR in June 2018 that further strengthens the strong relationship between the two companies. Covering Braathens Regional Airlines entire ATR fleet of ten ATR 72-600s, this customized full-...

The Entire Spanish Chinook Helicopter Fleet will be modernized by Boeing

Will remanufacture 17 CH-47D Chinooks to the CH-47F configuration for Spain’s Army Boeing will upgrade all 17 of Spain’s CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration, adding features such as the digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling to align that country’s fleet with those of other nations. This i...

Second Saab GlobalEye Takes to the Sky

Saab completed a successful first flight with the second GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft on 3 January. The second GlobalEye aircraft took off for the first time at 11.00 am on 3 January from Saab’s airfield in Linköping. GlobalEye, which is based on a modified Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft with a suite of advanced sensors including the Eriey...

60 more Airbus A220-300 aircraft ordered by JetBlue Airways

Order will add to JetBlue’s large fleet of Airbus planes JetBlue Airways has firmed up an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, the larger model of the new, industry-leading A220 series. “As we approach our 20th anniversary, the impressive range and economics of the highly efficient A220, combined with the outstanding performance of our existing fleet of Airbus A321 and restyled A320 a...

ATR and Avation confirm order for eight ATR 72-600s

Avation PLC, the commercial passenger aircraft leasing company, and ATR confirm Avation has entered into an options exercise to acquire a further eight new ATR 72-600 aircraft for scheduled deliveries between 2020 and 2022. Jeff Chatfield, Executive Chairman, commented: “This order for eight additional aircraft extends Avation’s order book and firm delivery horizon and continues the...

U.S. start-up airline “Moxy” confirms order for 60 Airbus A220-300s

Low-cost carrier selects new Airbus model for operational efficiencies and passenger comfort The start-up U.S. airline code-named “Moxy” has signed a firm order with Airbus to purchase 60 A220-300 aircraft.   Moxy is the new airline venture led by David Neeleman, one of the industry’s most innovative entrepreneurs and founder of JetBlue Airways. In addition to Jet...

First M-345 production aircraft performs its maiden flight

The first M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) production basic/advanced trainer aircraft successfully performed its maiden flight at Venegono Superiore airport (Varese, Italy) today with pilots Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli onboard.  Quirino Bucci, Aircraft Division’s Trainer Project Test Pilot, said: “The airplane performed excellently, perfectly meeti...

EASA Certification for Tecnam P2012 Traveller

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded full type certification to the Tecnam P2012 Traveller. The arrival into service of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller is much anticipated by many airlines, who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ aeroplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category currently in service around the worldand is set to open m...

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Dassault Falcon 900LX and Falcon 2000 Series Certified for 100 ft EFVS Operations

The Dassault Falcon 900LX, Falcon 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S have been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) capability that greatly improves access to airports i...

The Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s most delivered light business jet for the 7th year in a row

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 53 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2018, according to a report issued by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the seventh consecutiv...

Eviation partners Siemens for Nine-Passenger Alice Aircraft Fleets

Eviation Aircraft had selected Siemens to provide high-power, all-electric propulsion systems for Eviation's fleet of regional Alice electric planes. The Eviation and Siemens collab...

Heligo receives its first Airbus H145 helicopter from Milestone Aviation

Heligo Charters Private Limited (HCPL), a Mumbai-based non-scheduled helicopter operator has taken delivery of its first H145 helicopter. The helicopter’s configuration will allow it to perfo...

Discover Kopter Group SH09 helicopter in a passenger transport configuration at Heli-Expo 2019

Heli-Expo show in Atlanta will give you the possibility to discover a full-scale mock-up of Kopter Group new SH09 helicopter outfitted with a seven-seat transport configuration (five pa...

First complete renovation of Legacy 600 performed by Embraer Service Center in Sorocaba

First complete renovation of Legacy 600 performed by Embraer Service Center in Sorocaba. The used aircraft was purchased by a South American customer who chose to customize the whole aircraft wit...

New Safran plant in India to make parts for the LEAP engine

During a visit to India for the Aero India Show, Philippe Petitcolin, Chief Executive Officer of Safran, and Shri K.Chandrashekar Rao, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Telangana, announced that Safran Ai...

Indian Market at Aero India 2019 by Dassault Aviation with Reinforces Falcon Presence

Falcon 2000S to be featured at Aero India 2019 Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 2000S will be featured at India’s largest military and civil aircraft show, Aero India. The 2000S, recently cer...

Typically Swiss Style flight on PC-24 by Swiss Government

The official delivery of the Pilatus PC-24 by Swiss government! Order was made back in 2014 and here is came the delivery on 18 February 2019. The brand-new PC-24 Super Versati...

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - Collins Aerospace to host more than 1,000 female students globally

Ladies! Get ready to find out more why you want to be in aviation, what inspires you to make a part of this amazing industry! 21 locations to welcome female engineers! During Engineers...

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Dassault Falcon 900LX and Falcon 2000 Series Certified for 100 ft EFVS Operations

The Dassault Falcon 900LX, Falcon 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S have been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) capability that greatly improves access to airports i...

Three multi-role H135s from Airbus ordered by the Brazilian Navy

The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twin-engine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1). The aircraft will be dedicated to a wide range of mis...

Russian Helicopters identified potential partners in localization of Ka-226T in Indi

Russian Helicopters Holding Company and a number of Indian companies signed Memorandums of Understanding at Aero India 2019. The parties agreed to explore the producing a number of assemblies and comp...

Discover Kopter Group SH09 helicopter in a passenger transport configuration at Heli-Expo 2019

Heli-Expo show in Atlanta will give you the possibility to discover a full-scale mock-up of Kopter Group new SH09 helicopter outfitted with a seven-seat transport configuration (five pa...

The Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s most delivered light business jet for the 7th year in a row

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 53 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2018, according to a report issued by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the seventh consecutiv...

Typically Swiss Style flight on PC-24 by Swiss Government

The official delivery of the Pilatus PC-24 by Swiss government! Order was made back in 2014 and here is came the delivery on 18 February 2019. The brand-new PC-24 Super Versati...

For Second Consecutive Year, The HondaJet is the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class

HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its class in 2018, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).  Last year, 37 HondaJets were delivered around t...