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Russia to start flight tests of hybrid aircraft engine in 2020

The flight tests of Russia’s hybrid aircraft engine will start in 2020, CEO of the Baranov Central Institute of Aircraft Motor-Building (TsIAM) Mikhail Gordin told TASS on Monday. The hybrid powerplant implies that the propeller is rotated by the electric motor that can be powered both by a storage battery and a generator mounted on the shaft of a gas turbine or piston engine. "Af...

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 Versatile Jet replaces a business jet supplied by a North American manufacturer and previously used for government flights. Ueli Maurer, President of the Swiss Confederation, took delivery of the PC-24 at...

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 Week from Feb. 17 - 23, Collins Aerospace will host over 1,000 female students across the globe in support of 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day', a growing movement to inspire the nex...

Pratt & Whitney Delivers GTF™ PW1900G Production Engines for Embraer E195-E2 Program

Pratt & Whitney and Embraer celebrated delivery of the GTF™ PW1900G production engines for the E195-E2 aircraft at Embraer's E2 final assembly line in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil. The E195-E2 is expected to enter into service in the second half of 2019 with Azul Brazilian Airlines. "We are excited to receive the GTF production engines...

airBaltic Carries 12% More Passengers During First Month of 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 260 383 or 12% more passengers during January 2019 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are excited to start the year with great results and higher demand from passengers across the Baltic states. We are set...

Electrical power generation for the MA-700 regional aircraft provided by Safran

Safran Electrical & Power has signed a contract with AVIC XAC Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd (XCAC) on the main and auxiliary electrical generation system of the next MA700, a civil regional turboprop aircraft. The company will provide a mature and reliable variable generation system, that ensures lower cost of maintenance and higher reliability by using an optimised shared oil system, and ad...

North American facility of Euramec to support strong commercial outlook

Euramec, the European flight simulation manufacturer, chooses Canada as a future sales and maintenance site.   Euramec NV will continue to develop advanced Flight Training Devices for the global markets from the head office in Belgium. The company structure however is being adjusted to reflect the needs of customers.   Bert Buyle, CEO: “Our efforts in international markets resu...

Emirates Expo 2020 themed livery aircraft model collection takes off

15 collectable aircraft model types launched in different scales and finishes The Emirates Official Store has launched a new limited edition collection of Expo 2020 themed aircraft models for aviation enthusiasts and passionate scale-modellers. The highly detailed models are part of a 15 aircraft model collection ranging from Airbus A380s to Boeing 777s featuring the signature Expo 2020 logo in...

Australian Debut of Gulfstream G600

Gulfstream G600, will make its Australian debut at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition from Feb. 26 to March 3 in Geelong, Victoria. Joining the Gulfstream G600 on static display will be the high-performing Gulfstream G550 and the four-living-area, flagship Gulfstream G650ER. "The Asia-Pacific region continues to be one of ou...

Private Jet Card Comparisons launched Best Private Jet Charter Brokers Guide

Best Private Jet Charter Brokers Guide is the first guide of its kind to evaluate the unregulated market of middlemen through the lens of professionalism, transparency and third-party reviews. In an industry with over 3,000 brokers, leading independent authority on private jet travel Private Jet Card Comparisons evaluated ARGUS and Wyvern certification and registrations, along with Trust...

Rolls-Royce welcomes Emirates agreement

An order for Trent 7000 engines was secured BY Rolls-Royce to power 40 Airbus A330neo aircraft from Emirates. The order includes Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® long term service support. Emirates has also ordered 30 Airbus A350 aircraft, powered by the Trent XWB, also to be covered by TotalCare. Both engine types are the sole powerplant for their respective aircraft. Unde...

CAAC Issued Guidance on UAV Airworthiness Certification

On January 23rd, 2019, the Airworthiness Department of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued the Guidance on UAV Airworthiness Certification based on Operational Risks (hereinafter abbreviated as "Guidance"), aiming at establishing a risk-based UAV airworthiness management system by the end of 2019. A total of five Chinese UAV companies were author...

Russian Helicopters begins certification of Mi-171A2 in Brazil

Russian Helicopters holding company, part of Rostec State Corporation, and the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) have delivered technical and operational documentation for the Mi-171A2 helicopter to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil. Brazilian aviation authorities will decide on the certification of the helicopter for the local market based on its application. “Braz...

First Japan Airlines A350 XWB takes shape in final assembly line

Final assembly of the first A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has begun and is taking shape at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.  The wing-fuselage junction and the installation of the vertical and horizontal tailplane have been completed. After this station, the first JAL A350 XWB will be in the next assembly station for final structural completion – such as the...

Major KF Aerospace Facility Expansion at YHM

KF Aerospace is excited to announce a $30-million expansion of its aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at YHM. Adding 150,000 sq. feet and over 275 new jobs, the project will drive new growth for Hamilton, the Airport and surrounding region. The centerpiece of the project is a new 75,000 sq. foot hangar, introducing wide-body aircraft capability and additional lines of maintenanc...

Seasonal Norwegian Service from New York to Athens and Chicago to Barcelona

Norwegian will introduce new nonstop service from New York to Athens and Chicago to Barcelona for the 2019 summer season. Service from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Barcelona-El Prat Airport begins June 7, 2019; and service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Athens International Airport beg...

Second Jet Aviation BBJ1 added to its EMEA aircraft management and charter fleet

A second Boeing B737 (BBJ1) was added by Jet Aviation to its fleet of managed aircraft in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The BBJ1 is based in Western Europe and is available for charter service.  Managed by Jet Aviation's aircraft management and charter business in Malta, the Boeing BBJ1 has been added to the company's M...

Aviation Legend Commits to Major Gift at Exploration of Flight

Clay Lacy has piloted aircraft for over 55,000 hours, possibly more than any other human being in history. Now his legendary achievements as a pilot in commercial, business, military, racing and test flights will inspire a new generation of aerospace leaders at Wings Over the Rockies' (Wings) Exploration of Flight Campus at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. The "Clay Lacy...

First ALSIM AL42 In Spain

Alsim is pleased to announce the first sale of an AL42 FSTD in Spain. One Air, approved flight training center and long-term Alsim customer, located in Malaga, acquired the device to replicate their fleet of DA42 twin-engine training aircraft. Together with their Alsim ALX FNPT II, certified for MCC, medium jet, multi-engine piston, single-engine piston and PBN training, t...

Lufthansa Consulting Supports Turkmenistan Airlines to Access Compliance to International Air Safety Standards

Turkmenistan's national airline Turkmenistan Airlines has commissioned Lufthansa Consulting to help them to raise their performance in terms of the Third Country Operators (TCO) EU Safety Authorizations for foreign air operators – EASA TCO. The airline recently experienced difficulties in satisfying relevant EASA requirements and is taking matters in this regard very seriously. The...

New wide body orders of Emirates, end for Airbus A380

Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. As a consequence and given the lack of order backlog with other airlines, Airbus will cease deliveries of the A380  in 2021. Emirates has also decide...