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MTU Maintenance delivers 500th CF34-10E engine to Kenya Airways

MTU Maintenance, global leader in customized aero engine solutions handed over its of 500th overhauled CF34-10E to valued customer Kenya Airways in a virtual ceremony yesterday. MTU Maintenance has maintained a number of Kenya Airways’ CF34-10E engines since 2016 and CFM56 engines since 2019. “We are honoured to be MTU’s 500th CF34-10E engine customer,” says Ev...

Piper Aircraft is now offering AeroMech RVSM on M500/M600 aircraft

Piper Aircraft is now offering Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) certification as a factory option on the Piper M500 and M600 turboprop aircraft. The RVSM STC was approved by AeroMech’s (www.aeromechinc.com) FAA STC ODA and previously only available post-production from selected avionics facilities. With this announcement, M500/M600 customers will now be able to operate in...

Alaska Air Group orders 9 new E175 aircraft for operation with Horizon Air

Embraer has agreed the sale of nine new E175 jets to Alaska Air Group and its subsidiary Horizon Air. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Alaska Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). The value of the contract, which will be included in Embraer’s second-quarter backlog, is USD 449.1 million, based on current list prices. “We have navigated through the...

CAE to accelerate the design and development of Jaunt Air Mobility eVTOL aircraft

CAE announced that it has been selected by Jaunt Air Mobility to lead the design and development of the Jaunt Aircraft Systems Integration Lab (JASIL) for the the company's new all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the Journey aircraft. Leveraging CAE's 70+ years of experience in high-fidelity simulation, CAE will work hand-in-hand with Jaunt to bring best-in-cl...

Airbus resumes work on modernised A320 Family FAL in Toulouse

New facility will provide A321 industrial capability to support market recovery and demand. Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 Family industrial capabilities in Toulouse. This will provide Airbus with increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system to respond to market recovery and future demand. The modernised, digitally-enabled A320/A321 final...

Modernized Ka-32A11M to be presented at MAKS

Russian Helicopters will present a modernized Ka-32A11M fire-fighting helicopter at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, held in Zhukovsky near Moscow in July. Ka-32 modernization program includes a glass cockpit with an avionics system, more powerful VK-2500PS-02 engines and a new fire extinguishing system. "Ka-32 is recognized all over the world as one of the best h...

Helvetic Airways migrated to AeroCRS

Swiss-based, Helvetic Airways, migrated to AeroCRS from their custom-made system which was in use by the airline for several years. Helvetic Airways will use the full suite of services by AeroCRS which include AeroCRS PSS, AeroCRS Network and AeroCRS Analytics. Established in 2003, Helvetic Airways offers flights to European destinations in the short and medium-haul sectors and operat...

Jamaica Defence Force receives milestone Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to support public safety and future pilot training

Bell Textron announced the 300th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery to the Jamaica Defence Force. The first Bell 505 was delivered in 2017, and today there are 300 aircraft in operation across six continents, with customers logging more than 70,000 global fleet hours.  “The Bell 505 is one of Bell’s fastest growing commercial programs to date, surpassing several significant mi...

To capture strong demand for dedicated freighter aircraft ST Engineering and Temasek to set up JV

ST Engineering announced that its wholly-owned aviation asset management unit has entered into an agreement with Temasek to set up a 50-50 joint venture  for freighter aircraft leasing. The JV will address the growing demand for freighter aircraft as e-commerce and air cargo volumes expand across the globe. The JV targets to build a portfolio valued at about US$600m (or about S$8...

Clay Lacy grows South Florida charter fleet at Palm Beach International Airport

A Bombardier Challenger 350 has joined Clay Lacy Aviation’s South Florida private jet charter fleet. Based at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), this super-midsize Challenger 350 offers domestic Wi-Fi, Gogo Vision catalog of the latest movies and TV shows and satellite phone. With a nonstop range of 3,200 nautical miles, it is ideal for flights in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, a...

Riga Airport has finished the construction of the second rapid-exit taxiway and the reconstruction of a part of the runway

The second rapid-exit taxiway, built with the support of the Cohesion Fund, has been put into operation at Riga Airport. The renovation of a part of the runway at the Airport's own expense has also been completed. The large-scale construction works began last summer. Within the framework of the Cohesion Fund project “Development of Secure and Environmentally Friendly Infrastruc...

ALSIM to enter the military market in Poland

Alsim is thrilled to announce the successful FNPT II qualification of the AL40/42 simulator by Polish Civil Aviation Authority, allowing to credit maximum training hours for PBN and IR trainings. Prior to this qualification, ALSIM won the tender, published by the Academic Aviation Training Center (AATC) of the Military University of Aviation (MUA), located in Deblin, eastern Poland, for the sup...

Australian service centers now able to service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft & Hawker turbine aircraft models

Great news - Textron Aviation Australian company-owned Premiair Aviation service centers can now service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turbine aircraft models. These additional service approvals enable Premiair to provide owners and operators throughout Australia access to enhanced convenience and quality customer support at its three locations. Textr...

Bombardier celebrates 15-years of its Querétaro site as it delivers the 100th Global 7500 aircraft rear fuselage

Bombardier celebrates the 15-year anniversary of its world-class manufacturing operations in Querétaro, Mexico. The achievement is further highlighted by the site’s recent completion of the 100th rear fuselage for the industry flagshipGlobal 7500 business jet, underscoring the talent and skill of its dedicated employees.  Since establishing a manufacturing...

Constant Aviation invests in enhanced aircraft painting facility at Orlando Sanford Airport

Constant Aviation, one of the country’s largest maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses (MROs), today announced major improvements at its aircraft painting operation at Orlando Sanford International Airport (ICAO: KSFB) which will expand its capabilities and require hiring additional technicians. The paint shop is part of a full-service MRO facility and can accommodate large-cabin a...

Around Half of airBaltic employees are vaccinated, New flights to Pisa, Valencia and Kos

airBaltic informs that during three days of vaccination 410 employees of the company have used the opportunity to receive their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine next to more employees who have already received their vaccination against Covid-19 elsewhere. airBaltic is one of the first companies in Latvia to implement state-provided vaccination at the workplace, carried out by Klī...

Skyports and Royal Mail pioneer drone deliveries to the Isles of Scilly

This week, Royal Mail announces a trial of the first out-of-sight, autonomous scheduled drone flights between the UK mainland and an island. The trial will see the Company use Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flights to deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), COVID testing kits and other mail to the Isles of Scilly.  Royal Mail has also become the first to execute inter-island parcel delive...

VoltAero Cassio will be presented to the public for the first time at the France Air Expo

VoltAero has chosen the France Air Expo trade fair to present, for the first time to the public, its Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft. VoltAero is developing a family of hybrid electric aircraft for uses that include commercial flights on point-to-point regional routes, air taxi / charter operations performed by regional airlines, deployment in various utility category applications, but also for...

Rolls-Royce Pearl family continues to grow

Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the Pearl 10X, the third and most powerful member of its market-leading Pearl engine family for the business aviation market. The engine has been optimised to exclusively power Dassault’s brand-new flagship aircraft, the Falcon 10X, which was revealed during a digital ceremony at Le Bourget airport in Paris. With more than 3,600 business jets pow...

Liebherr on board new Dassault Falcon 10X business jet

Liebherr-Aerospace workshare in the new Falcon business jet covers the integrated air management system, supplied to Dassault and landing gear components supplied to Héroux-Devtek. On May 6, 2021 the Falcon 10X was launched by Dassault Aviation and Liebherr will supply major systems and components for the all-new business jet. State-of-the-art air management technology for comf...

Avantix Flashhawk fits to Diamond DA62 special mission aircraft

Aligned with the official launch of Avantix’s Flashhawk, Diamond Aircraft completed its design study to approve the capability of the Flashhawk system on the DA62 Special Mission Aircraft. According to the manufacturer, the FlashHawk is a passive airborne solution aimed at precisely and instantly geolocating any terrestrial telecommunication emitter (in the 30 MHz - 3 GHz spectrum) to p...