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A319neo makes maiden flight powered by Pratt & Whitney engine

The last of the A320neo variants, an Airbus A319neo test aircraft has completed its maiden flight powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines for the first time. The A319neo took off from Toulouse at 12:30 and landed at 15:20. It was flown by a crew of five including Captain Philippe Castaigns, First...

Bombardier donates a CRJ200 Aircraft to Centennial College

In parallel to the opening of Centennial College Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced to the donation of a CRJ200 aircraft to the Centennial College Aviation Program at its new campus based in Downsview, to be used in the education and tra...


MC-21-300 test aircraft flew from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk, where it will be painted according to production technologies

On April 27 2019 MC-21-300 test aircraft, equipped with a passenger cabin made the non-stop flight from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport. In Ulyanovsk, MC-21-300 aircraft will be painted according to production technologies, and then will fly to Ramenskoye airport (Zhukovsky, Moscow region) to continue flight tests. The aircraft was piloted by a crew of Hero of Russia, honored t...

Congratulations - for the second time FACC is Best Performer for Airbus

We would like to congratulate FACC witth this achivement! Airbus has nominated FACC as “Best Performer”, thus recognizing FACC as a reliable technology partner of the Airbus Group. The award has recently been presented by Airbus in Toulouse. “The Best Performer Award is another milestone in our longstanding and successful cooperation with Airbus”, said Robert Machtlin...

AeroVironment Initial Milestone - Assembly of First HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment announced the achievement of a significant solar HAPS project milestone, the assembly of the first HAWK30 solar HAPS for its HAPSMobile joint venture with SoftBank Corp. HAPS stands for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite or High-Altitude Platform Station. “AeroVironment recently rolled-out the first HAWK30 for our HAPSMobile joint venture, initiating a new phase of our design, d...

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 city of Guadalajara. “The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in active stage. The project is being implemented by Craft Avia Center...

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 develop an autonomous eVTOL flying car was signed between PAL-V and Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre. Autonomous flying with an eVTOL (electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing) should be mad...

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 programme to verify its corporate jet features – such as the extra fuel tanks in its cargo-hold, which enable intercontinental range. Built for K5 Aviation of Germany, the aircraft will be outfit...

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 capabilities. In general, the DA62 MPP ought to be part of an overall development program to enhance Paraguay’s communications network. Considering the flexible architecture of the MPPs, the air...

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 strategic area for Leonardo due to requirements for systems to guarantee security and protection of national communities and capabilities to respond to environmental emergencies. With a new Corporate...

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, installation and first flight with the G3000™ integrated flight deck and dual Garmin touchscreen controllers (GTCs). The G3000 in the F-5 is expected to be ready to perform adversary training for the U...

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Relocates its Q Series Aircraft Regional Support Team

In order to enhance Customer Support in Africa and the Middle East, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft will relocate its Q Series aircraft regional support team from Lanseria International Airport to Airways Park, close to O.R. Tambo International Airport. This move will co-locate the regional support team for the Q Series aircraft with Bombardier’s longstanding customer, South African...

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.  A subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, SGGAC performs aerial construction and maintenance work along China’s network of...

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 Your Ideas - inviting students from around the world to innovate in key areas for the industry: Electrification, Data Services, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence an...

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Maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft

Be ready to discover maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft at Paris Air Show! Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft Industries are teaming up to offer a version of Diamond...

Keeping our skies safe and secure: identify and track drones in real-time

There is no need to explain why the control of drone topic is more than important today. Our sky traffic becomes different. We have to be ready to work on safety, as a primary issue in order to organi...

New partnership to Develop Interior for Overture, Mach-2.2 Airliner

Boom Supersonic has partnered with JPA Design to develop the cabin interior for Overture, its Mach-2.2 commercial airliner. JPA Design has created interiors for the most prestigious airlines...

Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attende...

New Franco-American Aircraft Manufacturer

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Welcome the Mitsubishi SpaceJet Family of Aircraft

It is official now, so please welcome the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft!  SpaceJet is the commercial name for the product family that includes the SpaceJet M90 (previously known...

Paris Air Show Debut of Gulfstream G600

It is the moment right before making the first appearance in Paris, a step into stage lights for Gulfstream G600. A chance for aviation professionals and aviation lovers to discover that amazing aircr...

Aircraft data and enhance predictive maintenance capabilities - Airbus and United Airlines

United Airlines has become the latest U.S. airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise, following an agreement recently signed between the airline and Airbus. United will leverage...

New Flying Vehicle Concept for Future Urban Air Mobility by EmbraerX

Welcome a new electric flying vehicle concept by EmbraerX!​ The aircraft concept, with electric vertical take-off and landing capability, known as eVTOL, is part of the EmbraerX multi-project appro...

Boeing to Showcase Innovation, Partnerships and Safety at 2019 Paris Air Show

Boeing will showcase its broad range of commercial and defense products, services and technologies at the 2019 Paris Air Show,. The company's presence and activities at the show will demon...

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Thales’s new FlytX avionics suite for latest-generation helicopter programmes

The FlytX avionics suite will equip the future H160M Guépard, the military version of the H160 from Airbus Helicopters. FlytX is based on the Avionics 2020 concept unveiled at the 2013 Paris Air Show...

New partnership to Develop Interior for Overture, Mach-2.2 Airliner

Boom Supersonic has partnered with JPA Design to develop the cabin interior for Overture, its Mach-2.2 commercial airliner. JPA Design has created interiors for the most prestigious airlines...

Maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft

Be ready to discover maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft at Paris Air Show! Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft Industries are teaming up to offer a version of Diamond...

Keeping our skies safe and secure: identify and track drones in real-time

There is no need to explain why the control of drone topic is more than important today. Our sky traffic becomes different. We have to be ready to work on safety, as a primary issue in order to organi...

Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attende...

Ansat for the first time in Europe at Paris Air Show 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present the multi-purpose Ansat helicopters for the first time in Europe at the 53th International Paris Air Show, held in t...

French Air Force bolsters its fleet of H225Ms

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuratio...