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Astronics Introduces Rugged Miniature COTS Avionics Interface Cards for MIL-STD-1553

Astronics Corporation announced the release of the new ME1000 family of mPCIe avionics interface cards for embedded aerospace applications. The ME1000 provides the highest amount of 1553 I/O in the compact mPCIe form-factor and is the only line to offer a concurrent RS-422/485 serial interface. The ME1000 is a new mPCIe card designed and built by Astronics Ballard Technology, a wholly owne...

Elbit Systems Hermes 45 will Debut at Paris Airshow 2019

Featuring long endurance and point launch/recovery the Hermes 45 enhances ISTAR capabilities at the brigade and division levels Elbit Systems’ HermesTM 45 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) will be making its first appearance at the Company’s static display area (A-8) in the upcoming Paris Airshow 2019.   Hermes 45 offers a unique combination of extend...

New Nakanihon Air Service helicopter will be dedicated for EMS operations

Nakanihon Air Service took delivery of 20th H135 at an entry-into-service ceremony held at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture! This new light-twin helicopter will join Nakanihon Air Service’s growing fleet of H135s to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions throughout the country. One of the largest aircraft operators in Japan, Nakanihon operates 45 Ai...

Russia to feature MC-21 new medium-haul airliner at MAKS air show

The MC-21 medium-haul airliner, which Russia is developing, will be demonstrated to the public for the first time at the MAKS-2019 air show this summer, President of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slyusar told TASS at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2019) on Thursday. This reported by TASS. "Of course, we will demonstrate it," he said, res...

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 demonstrate its commitment to innovation, industry partnerships and safety. At Boeing's exhibit, visitors can immerse themselves in a large 360-degree theater and learn more about the company's...

New engineering scholarship by Gulfstream

  Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. established the Dan D. Nale Engineering Scholarship Endowment Fund for students who are pursuing degrees in civil, mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering. “We are grateful to Dan for his generosity and support of our industry’s future workforce,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “During his career here, Dan made a...

Let's celebrate 50 years of airbus pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and into the future. This year Paris is also the stage to celebrate Airbus’ 50 years of pioneering progress which created a string of world aerospace firsts to drive the industry’s transformation....

Norwegian Inaugurates Chicago to Barcelona Route

Norwegian launched its first flight from Chicago to Barcelona on June 7. The new Barcelona service operates four times per week, with fares starting at $169.90 in Economy and $669.90 in Premium one way, including taxes. This summer seasonal route ends on October 26, 2019 and is operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Norwegian now offers two nonstop routes from Chicago O&rsquo...

I can count the stars during the flight

Have you thought about the emotional part of very important choice? For example, how people are choosing their future private jet? It is obvious there are a lot of factors: budget, operational costs, destinations to fly etc. But how important is the emotional, less rational perception of the aircraft? My personal opinion – small details can make my choice. So please, let me share the deta...

New Era for Airport Slot Allocation

Airports Council International (ACI) World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) announced the agreement of a new governance structure for the WSG that puts the interests of the traveling public at the center of the process. Airport operators, airlines, and slot coordinators will now play an equal role in determining the global gu...

Advances Biofuels, Recycling and Conservation by Boeing

Biofuel, recycling - we are more than sure that you hear these words more and more used in aviation related discussions. How important it is? Why it is so important? What major actors of the industry have done already and what are challenges in the very near future? Back in 2018, Boeing unveiled its new environment strategy through 2025 with ambitious goals to innovate products for environ...

Qatar Airways Celebrates Opening of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ With Thousands of Fans

Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, was delighted and honoured to have played a full part in the much-anticipated celebrations at last night’s kick-off of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Included amongst the many activities supported by the airline ahead of the first fixture between host France and Korea Republic, was a specially designed...

Airbus Orders & Deliveries - May 2019

Airbus booked an order for one ACJ320neo corporate jetliner in May and delivered 81 aircraft from all members of its in-production jetliner product line during the month, which were received by 49 customers. The ACJ320neo acquisition was by an undisclosed customer – bringing overall bookings for NEO versions of the A319/A320/A321 Family to 6,505. Overall sales for the Airbus A320 Family o...

High-altitude operation certified - BELL 505 Jet Ranger X

Type Certification expansion is announced following the completion of high-altitude performance testing in Nepal “The Bell 505 is the most advanced short light single helicopter in the world, and we are proud to bring more performance to our operator’s missions,” said LaShan Bonaparte, program director, Bell 505 and Bell 429. “High-altitude demonstrations are another tes...

EmbraerX presents Beacon, a business platform to streamline the aviation services ecosystem

The future of work, the sharing economy, and the ever-evolving digital environment have set the stage for a new business platform that will serve a diversified fleet of aircraft, designated Beacon, unveiled by EmbraerX. This innovative platform is designed to connect and synchronize industry resources, the aftermarket supply chain, and aviation services professionals in a more agile and efficient...

Rostec to finance civil aviation projects with over $600 million

Novikombank, part of Russia’s State Corporation Rostec, concluded a number of agreements during the XXIII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2019) to finance the holdings of the Corporation's aviation cluster, namely United Engine Corporation (UEC) and Russian Helicopters. Among key target projects were the modern PD-14 and VK-2500 aircraft engines and a number...

The inaugural transatlantic flight of La Compagnie’s first A321neo

Congratulations! The first single-aisle A321neo destined for La Compagnie, an exclusively business-class French airline operating scheduled transatlantic flights, will commence transatlantic services on 6 June from Paris Orly Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport. On lease from GECAS, La Compagnie’s A321neo is powered by CFM International LEAP 1A new generation engines and f...

Gulfstream design teams and Gulfstream G650ER earn accolades

Do you agree if we say that getting International Yacht & Aviation Awards for the third consecutive year is quite an achievement? Bravo! Congratulations!  Gulfstream got International Yacht & Aviation Awards for its interior and industrial design! “The consistent performance Gulfstream has had in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards is further proof...

As a child what did you dream of becoming when you grew up?

Among a lot of thing not to be missed at the Paris Air Show 2019, here is one of amazing one, letting you dream even more and discover the Artificial Intelligence. The digital revolution affords us a glimpse of the true potential of IoT, Cybersecurity, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, and the threats they could pose. Of these four digital technology pillars, none are more evocative as...

Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk With Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

A technology kit developed by Sikorsky was used for the first time to operate a Black Hawk helicopter with full-authority, fly-by-wire flight controls. The May 29 flight marked the official start to the flight test program for the soon-to-be optionally piloted aircraft. Follow-on flight testing aims to include envelope expansion throughout the summer leading to fully autonomous...

Dassault Aviation at the 53rd Paris Air Show

Counting days left to the start of International Paris Air Show, we are proud to give you details of Dassault Aviation presence. Dassault Aviationis will present its dual civil and defense know-how at the 53rd edition of the International Paris Air Show at Paris-Le Bourget from June 17-23, 2019. “The 2019 Paris Air Show will highlight how we are preparing for the future:...