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MTU Maintenance and Sunclass Airlines sign exclusive CFM56-5B contract

MTU Maintenance and new customer Sunclass Airlines have signed an exclusive five-year contract for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of their CFM56-5B engines. The agreement covers comprehensive MRO support, AOG and on-site services as well as spare engine leasing. Sunclass Airlines operates a fleet of sixteen CFM56-5B engines powering eight A321 aircraft. “We selected MTU Maintenance...

Airbus joins Canada’s SAF+ Consortium to accelerate the development of a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel technology

Airbus and the Montreal, Canada-based SAF+ Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with major Canadian aviation industry players on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and production in North America. Airbus will be investing through “in-kind” contributions, which consist of technical and certification expertise, economic analysis, communicatio...

GKN Aerospace leads new Swedish National project on hydrogen propulsion

GKN Aerospace is leading a Swedish national collaboration programme called H2JET, aiming to develop technical solutions for three important engine subsystems for H2-propulsion of medium range civil aircraft. The two-year project, which started this month, sees GKN Aerospace collaborate with the Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, KTH Royal Inst...

Sundt Air adds third Bombardier Challenger business jet to its fleet

Bombardier and Sundt Air announced the recent delivery of a brand-new Challenger 350 business jet. Sundt Air, an executive charter, aircraft management, and special mission company based in Norway, will manage the Challenger 350 business jet out of Oslo. The aircraft will be available for charter starting in July 2021. “The Challenger 350 business jet al...

India to complete trainer jet certification with freshly supplied engines from Rostec

The United Engine Corporation of Rostec supplied the Indian HAL Corporation with two AL-55I engines. They will be used for the final stage of certification tests of the Indian HJT-36 aircraft.  The United Engine Corporation completed work to increase the service life of the two supplied engines to 300 hours. During the project, the design resource of the AL-55I engine was gradually increas...

SKY express signs deal for six ATR 72-600

ATR and SKY express has signed a deal to acquire six ATR 72-600 aircraft, the first of which was delivered on June 30. This marks an important step in the airline’s fleet development plan which will see the further five ATR 72-600 joining its fleet before the end of the year. The operational versatility of the ATR -600 series is proven worldwide and thanks to the ability of turboprop...

Pratt & Whitney surpasses 800 GTF engine orders in 2021

Pratt & Whitney announced the company has booked more than 800 orders and commitments for GTF engines since the beginning of 2021. Customers that have selected GTF-powered aircraft include Frontier Airlines, Volaris, Air France, Delta Air Lines, and, most recently, AerCap. "GTF-powered aircraft are helping to lead the recovery around the world, while delivering...

An ALSIM ALX for Liberty University

ALSIM Simulators announced the sale of an ALX to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. This will be Liberty’s first ALSIM simulator. Liberty opted for all available flight models in the ALSIM ALX, which starts with a single engine piston close to a Cessna 172 and reconfigures to a medium jet similar to an Airbus 320.The ALX has many advanced features including complex overhead...

Hartzell Propeller expands heating options with acquisition of Tanis Aircraft Products

Hartzell Propeller has purchased the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, a leading manufacturer of engine preheat systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, with facilities in Minnesota. The Tanis brand will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which now includes systems for propeller de-ice, piston engine preheat, turbine engine preheat, helicopter preheat, battery, avi...

EH216F technical examination by NFFE completed

EHang announced it has successfully completed the technical examination of its EH216F AAV, the firefighting model, by the China National Fire-Fighting Equipment Quality Supervision Testing Center (“NFFE”) as entrusted by the Company. The NFFE is a national firefighting equipment quality examination agency under the Ministry of Emergency Management (“MEM”) of the People&rsqu...

Ninth Diamond Aircraft received by airBaltic Pilot Academy

In July airBaltic Training has accepted already its ninth Diamond Aircraft training aircraft for airBaltic Pilot Academy. Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer: “The delivery of this 9th Diamond aircraft demonstrates the on-going commitment by Pilot Academy to invest in the best training aircraft in the industry.  Despite the c...

Porter Airlines orders up to 80 Embraer E195-E2s to lead major expansion plan

Porter Airlines has unveiled plans to extend its award-winning service to destinations throughout North America with a firm order for 30 Embraer E195-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further 50 aircraft.  The deal will be included in Embraer’s second quarter backlog, and is worth USD5.82 billion, at list price with all options exercised. First revealed in May 2021, this announce...

Sophie Mabire - leading Geneva Airpark to meet expectations of business aviation

One simple question - do you think there are a lot of women in aviation, in corporate aviation? What is the first idea, first similarity if we say women and aviation? I guess the majority will tell flight attendant. Some will think about female pilots. There are some women moving forward corporate aviation, giving their best on TOP managing positions. Sophie Mabire, General Manager of Geneva Ai...

V2500 engines surpass 250 Million Flight Hours of service

Pratt & Whitney announced that the International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500® engine has surpassed 250 million engine flight hours of operational experience. Currently powering more than 3,000 aircraft and serving more than 200 customers, the V2500 engine operates passenger, cargo, and military missions around the world. The engine has powered the Airbus A320ceo family for decades and is n...

First Bell 505 delivered to Ethiopia

Bell Textron delivered a Bell 505 helicopter to W.A. Oil Factory and Distribution PLC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, its first corporate customer in the country. With this latest acquisition, there are almost 30 Bell 505s in operation across six countries in Africa and the Middle East. “The Bell 505 is an exceptional aircraft for corporate transportation, exceeding customers’ expe...

DC Aviation purchases a Falcon 2000LXS to meet increased charter demand

DC Aviation is pleased to announce that a Falcon 2000LXS has been added to its fleet. The aircraft was purchased by DC Aviation to meet the increased charter demand. The Falcon 2000LXS is a long-range aircraft unrivaled for its efficiency and the ability to access short and challenging runways. Its range of 4,000 nm (7408 km) makes it possible to fly non-stop from Berlin to New York or from Lon...

Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

Safran Helicopter Engines has received FAA type certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus H160 helicopter. Arrano is a new-generation turboshaft in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range. It integrates the best in aero-engine technologies and offers a 15 % reduction in fuel consumption over other in-service helicopter engines. Arrano received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency...

Etihad Cargo and CargoAi agree worldwide partnership

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Aviation Group, and CargoAi, the SaaS application which provides air cargo digital solutions, have partnered to elevate the carrier’s API accessibility for freight forwarders as part of its digitalisation strategy. During the past few years, Etihad Cargo has accelerated its development of technology advancements which h...

Virgin Galactic successfully completes first fully crewed spaceflight

VSS Unity successfully reached space, completing the Company’s fourth rocket-powered spaceflight. The flight was the 22nd test flight of VSS Unity and the first test flight with a full crew in the cabin, including the Company’s founder, Sir Richard Branson. The crew fulfilled a number of test objectives related to the cabin and customer experience, including evaluating t...

Recaro Aircraft Seating honored with Focus Open Special Mention Award for newest business class seat

Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) has been honored with a Focus Open Special Mention Award for its newest business class seat. The CL6720 business class seat was first introduced to the market in 2019 and will be flying on several airlines as of 2022. The CL6720 maximizes comfort and space to optimize the experience for business passengers.&...

Airbus to showcase the A350-1000 for the first time in Russia during the MAKS 2021

Airbus will demonstrate its latest technological innovations and projects implemented in Russia at the International Aerospace Show which takes place in Zhukovsky from 20th to 25th July. Key attractions will be the last-generation widebody A350-1000, which will be shown in the country for the first time, and the twin-engine EC145 rotorcraft. The A350-1000 is the largest member of the clean shee...