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Dubai Airshow closes with sales of $54.5 billion made and record attendance

A week of Dubai Airshow is just over. Let's look back at this important industry event. More than 1,288 exhibitors in attendance, 161 aircraft on the event’s static display, and a packed schedule of conferences and keynotes, the programme was the show’s busiest to date – as evidenced by the footfall of 84,043 trade attendees. Sales were also booming, with the order book...

Binter First E195-E2 delivered

First European customer received the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft! Congratulations Binter, First E195-E2 delivered! A special ceremony was held at Embraer’s main facility in São José dos Campos to welcome the aircraft to the fleet. “We’re extremely proud to deliver the first E195-E2 in Europe to such an a...

AFI KLM E&M obtains CAAC approval for LEAP maintenance

Following on from its approval by the EASA and FAA, the airline-MRO has now received authorisation from the Civil Aviation Authority of China.  AFI KLM E&M formally announced it had received authorization from the CAAC to carry out maintenance operations on LEAP engines (-1A / -1B). The announcement was made at the DDubai Airshow 2019. This marks a decisive new milestone in our in...

Czech Airlines Technics Base Maintenance Agreement with Austrian Airlines

Czech Airlines Technics has entered into a Base Maintenance Agreement with Austrian Airlines. Under the contract, CSAT will provide Airbus A320 Family base maintenance checks in its facilities at Václav Havel Airport Prague for the carrier effective November 2019. “At the moment, this new contract includes five base maintenance checks, namely C-checks, of Airbus A320 Family ai...

Key agreements for Azerbaijan Airlines at Dubai Airshow 2019

Everyone working in aviation industry knows exactly how important and busy week it was - the week of Dubai Airshow 2019. Azerbaijan Airlines' delegation headed by AZAL Vice-President Eldar Hajiyev took part in the exhibition. The Azerbaijani delegation met with the Boeing management for the delivery of long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Two aircraft of this type are already op...

Air France new A350 offers Inmarsat GX Aviation advanced connectivity

Air France’s first Airbus A350, named ‘Toulouse’, was delivered with GX Aviation installed, making inflight broadband solution accessible for passengers travelling on brand new aircraft. The aircraft entered commercial service in October with an inaugural flight to Toronto, which it will serve daily throughout the winter season. The aircraft will eventually operate...

Ten VRT500 will find new home in Scandinavia

Rostec will supply ten light VRT500helicopters to Scandinavian countries. A corresponding dealership agreement.was signed between VR-Technologies and Rotorcraft Nordic AB ruding Dubai Airshow 2019. The agreement with Rotorcraft Nordic AB reflects the company's intentions to acquire ten VRT500 helicopters in a basic configuration before the year 2023. The opti...

Hahn Air issues first airline ticket on the blockchain

Hahn Air is the first airline that issued a real-world ticket enabled by blockchain technology on the open-source travel distribution platform Winding Tree. It is also the first airline to fly passengers holding blockchain-powered tickets on its scheduled flight from Dusseldorf to Luxemburg on November 18th, 2019. The first “blockchain passengers” were Maksim Izmaylov, Founder of...

Cyber training agreement - Airbus CyberSecurity and ORSYS

Airbus CyberSecurity has signed an agreement with French services provider ORSYS to join forces in cyber training. As part of this agreement, ORSYS has selected the Airbus Cyber Range training platform to advance its services offering. Since 2015, ORSYS has trained more than 15,000 students in cyber security. By adding the Airbus Cyber Range to its portfolio, ORSYS will be able to provide its...

Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

At Dubai Airshow Boeing and Emirates have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. Emirates had previously signed an initial agreement for the larger 787-10 variant. In officially selecting the 787-9, Emirates adds a medium-sized widebody airplane to complement the airline's larger 777 aircraft. Both...

Strategic alliance between Sanad and Emirates

Sanad Aerotech has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Airline, through its leading aircraft engine MRO division, Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre. The signing between two of the UAE’s aerospace giants, agreed during the Dubai Airshow 2019, sets a new milestone in the UAE’s future MRO landscape by establishing collaborative groundwork for the de...

Additional 12 cubic feet of storage space for Beechcraft King Air 350

Textron announced a utility nose option for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop, delivering additional capability to the highly versatile platform. The new FAA-certified modification enables an additional 12 cubic feet of storage space for up to 250 pounds of additional payload.  “This modification is a response to customer interest in optimizing the flexibility of our King Ai...

IATA Gender Diversity Pledge signed by airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic today joined more than 20 airlines to sign an International Air Transport Association (IATA) 25by2025 gender diversity pledge, committing to increase female participation at senior levels by 25% by the year 2025. The pledge was signed at the IATA Wings of Change conference on November 19. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBa...

12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft GECAS order

GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. The agreement for the A321XLR includes an order for 13 new planes and the upsizing of seven A321s in its existing backlog. The latest order takes the total number of A330 Family aircraft ordered by GECA...

Lighting to reduce jet lag of multi-timezone flights to increase passenger well-being

Dubai Air Show became the place where SCHOTT, jetlite, Etihad Engineering and Lufthansa Technik have signed a ceremonial letter expressing co-operation in further exploring and promoting a new “Human-centric Lighting” technology and bringing it to the market. For those who are asking themselves - what is Human-centric Lighting - here is a bit of details by jetlite: "Huma...

To increase Awareness and to build Relationships - meet Cathay Pacific

There are general wellknown things about Cathay Pacific Group: Everything starter back in 1946, today, it is a company with a long history of connecting Hong-Kong with the rest of the World. Cathay Pacific Airways is a founding member of oneworld®. By now, all airlines of the group together, offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Aus...

First cadet pilot training program in Canada - CAE, Jazz and Seneca

A team came together in order to develop Jazz Approach, an innovative Canadian program. Members of the team - CAE, Jazz Aviation and Seneca. The goal of the program is to provide Jazz with a pipeline of top-quality first officers. Cadets will receive a letter of employment from Jazz upon selection into the program, allowing for a direct path to join the airline as first officers conditio...

Falcon Aviation to Expand Support to Legacy 600/650 and Lineage in Dubai

One more announcement live from Dubai Airshow. Embraer approved Falcon Aviation’s newest facility located at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), Dubai’s new airport, as an Embraer Authorized Service Center. The goal is to expand their support for Legacy 600/650 and Lineage customers in the region.Falcon Aviation may perform scheduled and non-scheduled maintenanc...

Creation of an Aviation Maintenance Training Centre of Excellence in UAE

Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Centre and Resource Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the purpose of working together to create an Aviation Maintenance Training Centre of Excellence, to serve the UAE and wider regional market. The UAE’s aviation sector includes some of the world’s leading aviation companies and continues to be an important contributor to the UA...

Air Astana Announce Intent To Buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Air Astana intends to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan, the Kazakh flag carrier and Boeing announced at the Dubai Airshow. The companies today signed a letter of intent for the 30 airplanes with a list price value of $3.6 billion. Since beginning operations in May 2002, Air Astana has steadily grown its business f...

CAeS got £9m UK government grant for the development of electric flight

CAeS, a leading aircraft integrator in green commercial aviation, has received the backing of the UK Government for a project to develop electric aviation. Project Fresson has received a grant of £9 million to design, manufacture and integrate a hybrid-electric propulsion system into a 9-seat Britten-Norman (B-N) Islander aircraft, which is typically used on short flights such as island-hopp...