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New HondaJet Elite flight training center in Farnborough

Honda Aircraft Company has established the second HondaJet flight training center with FlightSafety International in Farnborough, Hampshire, in the United Kingdom. Due to increased demand for the HondaJet in Europe, Honda Aircraft Company started construction on a second FlightSafety International HondaJet Elite simulator in October 2019. The HondaJet flight training session in this new...

Leading the recovery in air travel in South Korea - Korean Air A220 fleet and Pratt & Whitney GTF engine

At Korean Air, the Airbus A220 aircraft and its Pratt & Whitney GTF engines are leading the recovery in air travel in South Korea, thanks to greater capacity and lower operating costs. “Korean Air has been operating ten A220s and these aircraft are used on our domestic and short-haul routes. Thanks to its more fuel-efficient engines, Korean Air’s GTF-powere...

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai to establish additional facility in Jinwan district

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airline Company limited, announces plans to establish a second facility in the neighboring Jinwan district. The facility is to be called MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Co., Ltd. Jinwan Branch, will have an initial annual capacity of 250 shop visits and expects to enter operations in 2024. The purchase of a 150,000 square m...

New record set with HondaJet Elite

Who did it? Here is the answer - Jet It owner and Red Jet Squadron pilot Jon Halpern, from New York City, along with co-pilot and Jet It CEO, former US Air Force F-15C fighter pilot, Glenn Gonzales. What exactly was done? The distance of 1,662 NM done in 3 hours 59 minutes, from Denver, CO to Bar Harbor, ME;  Jet It currently operates a rap...

De Havilland Canada delivers Dash 8-400 to Biman Bangladesh Airlines

De Havilland Canada delivered the first of three new Dash 8-400 aircraft ordered by Biman Bangladesh Airlines and the aircraft is enroute to Bangladesh. The aircraft were ordered under a purchase agreement that was signed between Biman and the Canadian Commercial Corporation in 2018 and will join two Dash 8-400 aircraft that were introduced to Biman’s fleet in 2015 and 2018....

Meet Plane Of The Year by Plane and Pilot - Pipistrel Velis Electro

Plane & Pilot argued the 2020 Plane of the Year Award to Pipistrel with the achievements of development, certification and production of Velis Electro, the world’s first certificated electric airplane. Editor in Chief Isabel Goyer said: “Over the years Pipistrel has demonstrated the ability to produce high-quality, highly efficient light aircraft that push the state of the art i...

CDB Aviation brings next generation A330 P2F Freighter to market

CDB Aviation entered a new partnership with Germany-based EFW GmbH to conduct the Passenger-to-Freighter conversion of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft in 2021, which will be available for lease to airline customers from early 2022. The A330-300 P2F conversion program marks CDB Aviation’s first entry into freighter conversion, advancing the lessor’s strategic efforts to...

Aircraft painting company MAAS Aviation will soon start operating at Kaunas Airport

The aircraft painting company MAAS Aviation, registered in Ireland, will soon start operating at Kaunas Airport. The new 7,000-square-meter hangars will be capable of painting two aircrafts at a time, and the company's future plans include the construction of an additional facility. "The coronavirus pandemic has reduced the number of flights, but we feel strong and want to further stre...

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a European client

The first Ansat helicopter was delivered by Russian Helicopters to a European client .The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interior of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). This is the first of three helicopters under the delivery contract. Ansat for Republika Srpska comes with a medical module equipped with a stret...

Aero Locarno signed for five additional Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro aircraft

Back In March 2020,  Swiss Aero Locarno has signed for 5 Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Approved-Training-Organisation has just decided to double the initial order bringing the revised order to a total of 10 aircraft. The CEO of Aero Locarno,Stefano Buratti commented:  “Even though we are going through a difficult time in aviation, we are seeing a steady d...

PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

ExxonMobil has signed a contract for two Airbus H145 helicopters to support the PNG LNG Project* in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The new H145 model with a five-blade, bearingless main rotor provides a 150kg increase in useful load. The aircraft will be based at the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) in Hela Province of the PNG Highlands, and will be used to transport personnel and equi...

New top-notch engine stand tracking - EngineStands24

EngineStands24, Magnetic MRO, has announced they have recently upgraded the engine stands tracking system, adding new tracking devices to the current stand pool.  As the company promise the total care of engine stands, the new tracking devices add the convenience to the customers as it does allow to track the engine stand real-time, including when it is stored and transported. In addition...

Financial sustainability & Major Disruption - MACE 2020

Even during corona caused crisis, aviation professionals are doing everything possible in order to meet each other, to discuss the actual state of industry as well as measures and solutions in order to relaunch it soonest possible. As you understand, at this point meetings are quite virtual, online. Three days MACE 2020 - Malta Aviation Conference and Expo, became a very interesting platform for i...

Japan Bell Boeing V-22 conducted Flights at Kisarazu Air Field

As the Bell Boeing V-22 garners attention from global military forces for its unparalleled capabilities, operators continue to showcase the tiltrotor’s benefits. Bell Boeing customer Japan Ground Self Defense Force’s (JGSDF) Transportation Aviation Group (TAG) officially began flight operations at Kisarazu Air Field on Nov. 6. Bell Boeing, in conjunction with the U.S. government,...

Diamond Aircraft named Exclusive Canadian Dealer - Aviation Unlimited

Diamond Aircraft announced a revitalized partnership with its long time sales representative in Canada, Aviation Unlimited. Since 1983 Aviation Unlimited has had a rich history as one of Canada's longest continuously operating general aviation companies. The company has been directly affiliated with Diamond Aircraft since 2004, and now most recently, Aviation Unlimited will fill the role...

Joint efforts in electric aircraft research - Embraer and EDP

Embraer and EDP have signed a partnership for electric aircraft research. Through its EDP Smart division, the Portuguese-based multinational announced a financial contribution for the acquisition of energy storage and battery charging technologies for Embraer’s all-electric demonstrator aircraft project, utilizing the EMB-203 Ipanema as its test bed. The prototype, which is already...

10 Popular Apps Used by Pilots and Aviation Geeks

By James Dorian Pilots are using less and less paper as time goes by. With so many portable gadgets and apps, there’s no use to rely on outdated methods of receiving and noting information. There are hundreds of apps that could be useful for pilots, but they cannot install and use all of them on their devices. They need a smart selection of essential apps, which would improve their produc...

New Airbus Singapore Campus officially inaugurated

Airbus has officially opened its new integrated campus in Singapore. The inauguration was hosted by Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, Head of International and Member of the Airbus Executive Committee, in the presence of Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry for the Republic of Singapore. Speaking at the event, Christian Scherer said: “The new campus in Singapo...

FACC receives Gold Innovation Award of the State of Upper Austria

FACC not only ranks among the international technology leaders in the aerospace industry, but also belongs to the pioneers in the field of Urban Air Mobility. Together with the Chinese start-up EHang, the company is producing a highly innovative autonomous air taxi, the EHang 216. In recognition of its innovative strength and concentrated competence, FACC has now been honored with first place of t...

To Test 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel - Rolls-Royce next generation engine demonstrator

As part of its ongoing decarbonisation strategy, Rolls-Royce is to use 100% sustainable aviation fuel for the first time in engine ground tests on next-generation engine technology. The tests will aim to confirm that unblended SAF makes a significant contribution to improving the environmental performance of gas turbine engines. The SAF being used in the tests was produced by low-carbon fu...

French Navy selected Falcon 2000 Albatros

During a visit to the Dassault Aviation plant in Seclin, in northern France, the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, today announced the upcoming notification of a contract for the "Albatros" Maritime Surveillance and Intervention Aircraft (AVSIMAR) program, which will be based on the Dassault Aviation Falcon2000LXS. In accordance with the multiyear military spending bil...