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Three newest Pratt & Whitney contracts: Gulfstream, BOC Aviation and Aviation Capital Group

Pratt & Whitney Canada award-winning PW800 engine has been selected to power the all-new Gulfstream G400 business jet. “We are delighted that Gulfstream has once again turned to our engine family to power this new addition to its portfolio,” said Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada. “Gulfstream was the launch customer for the PW800 engine fami...

Infrastructure costs increasing $2.3 billion in a crisis - IATA

IATA warned that planned increases in charges by airports and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) will stall recovery in air travel and damage international connectivity. Confirmed airport and ANSP charges increases have already reached $2.3 billion. Further increases could be ten fold this number if proposals already tabled by airports and ANSPs are granted. “A $2.3 billio...

Firm order for 20 Bombardier Challenger 3500 business jets

Bombardier announced a firm order for 20 Challenger 3500 business jets to a customer who wishes to remain confidential. This is Bombardier’s largest business jet transaction of 2021, representing a value of $534 million U.S., based on current list pricing. “This significant order comes just days after the unveiling of the Challenger 3500 business jet, quickly rei...

Longest-range aircraft & large-cabin leader - welcome newcomers Gulfstream G800 and G400

The time has come to welcome two new members of Gulfstream aircraft family: the Gulfstream G800, the longest-range aircraft in Gulfstream history, and the Gulfstream G400, the first new entrant to the large-cabin class in more than a decade. Gulfstream announced the new aircraft before a live audience at its Savannah headquarters along with a global virtual broadcast via its website and...

Testing last-mile drone delivery of goods between Shannon Airport to Foynes Port begins

Last week, FedEx Express in collaboration with Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) Air, announced the completion of its first scheduled drone last-mile delivery flight in Ireland. The delivery marks the launch of a trial service delivering goods from FMCI, based at Shannon Airport, County Clare, to Foynes Port, County Limerick, Ireland’s second-largest port operator and...

Luxaviation launches commercial operations in Malta

Luxaviation Group has been granted a Maltese Air Operator Certificate which was issued by the Maltese Civil Aviation Directorate in July 2021. Karol Gueremy, Managing Director, Luxaviation Malta, commented: “This new Maltese operation builds on our global aviation services network, and comes at a time when we are all so excited about travel opportunities returning. We’re...

Agusta - the height of sophistication and technology for the VIP helicopter sector

Leonardo launched a new initiative to reinforce its leading position in the world’s VIP/corporate helicopter market, as it pioneers new advanced and sustainable air mobility solutions in the vertical flight domain. Today Agusta becomes the brand that embodies the company’s distinctive design, technology and service philosophy and values in the executive transport rotorcraft sphere...

Emirates & Qantas extended partnership to help boost recovery of International travel

Qantas and Emirates have announced they will extend their cornerstone partnership for another five years, meaning customers and frequent flyers of both airlines will have access to an expansive joint network, and millions of reward seats to travel across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK. The agreement was signed by Emirates President Tim Clark and Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce at the I...

Hokkaido Air System received special SAF delivery

Hokkaido Air System received latest ATR 42-600, ready to enhance Japanese regional network.  The aircraft left Toulouse bound Japan, with a brand new One World Alliance livery, and using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the first leg of its ferry flight. The ATR has proven to be successful in connecting communities across the Japanese archipelago, thanks to its effectivene...

Enhanced Airbus Helicopters support and services capability in China

Airbus Helicopters is commited to better support its Chinese customers at the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in the city of Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong Province. On the opening day of the show, Airbus Helicopters signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement and an HCare Smart Parts By Hour (PBH) contract with State Grid General Aviation Compa...

New models, cutting edge technologies and cabin comfort - Dassault Aviation at NBAA- BACE

Dassault Aviation will highlight three key aircraft at Henderson Airport during the NBAA-BACE convention. “We are investing considerable talent and resources in developing new capabilities for long-range travelers,” said Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trapipier .“Operators will be excited to see exactly what this is going to mean for the onboard flying exp...

The 32th is home - airBaltic received its Airbus A220-300

On October 2, 2021, airBaltic welcomed its 32nd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABF, in Riga.This is the seventh and final Airbus A220-300 aircraft delivery for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase rights for th...

Fleet of up to 10 Cessna Grand Caravan Ex aircraft expands regional connectivity in Brazil

 Textron Aviation started deliveries in a fleet order of Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft to Brazilian aviation company, Azul Conecta, a subsidiary of Azul Airlines based at the airport of Jundiai in São Paulo. The company recently placed an initial five-aircraft order with options for an additional five Grand Caravan EXs. Azul Conecta, will utilize the fleet of Grand Caravan...

Royole & Airbus unveil the first three cabin flexible display prototypes at Airshow China

Royole and Airbus showcased the first three cabin flexible display prototypes this week at Airshow China, building on the partnership established between the two brands in 2018. Fully flexible display is an ultra-thin and ultra-light cutting-edge technology, adapting to any cabin surface with minimum integration efforts. Working as a ‘sticker’, it is the human-machine interface of...

Easy Aerial achieves AS9100 certification for aerospace and defense

Easy Aerial announced its North America manufacturing facility has achieved AS9100 certification and registration, a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.  The designation is the result of the company passing stringent audit requirements and evaluations of its manufacturing processes to achieve a standard of quality required in the aerospace and defense industry.&...

The first flight the Catalyst turboprop engine

 The Catalyst engine, the first new, clean-sheet turboprop engine to enter the business and general aviation market in more than 50 years, entirely designed and manufactured in Europe, completed its first flight on Thursday, September 30, on a Beechcraft King Air Flying Test Bed. The successful 1 hour, 40-minute flight took off from and landed at the Berlin Airport. The Catalyst&trade...

flydubai touches down in Budapest and Warsaw

 flydubai has launched flights to Warsaw and Budapest from 30 September. The carrier will operate four weekly flights from Dubai International (DXB) to Budapest International Airport (BUD) and daily flights to Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW). This will be the carrier’s second destination in Poland after Krakow (KRK). Representative of this new direct airlink, the first flight to...

Perfect age, continued development - airBaltic marks 26th anniversary

October 2021 airBaltic celebrates its 26th anniversary since the launch of commercial operations.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Since the pandemic began, airBaltic has undergone significant transformation, accelerating change that is necessary for future growth. We have achieved major milestones over the past 26 years and we...

The Climate Jet Club paves the way to NET 0 private aviation flights

The Geneva-based Climate Jet Club (CJC) initiative which proposes private aviation users an innovative carbon Jet Card is now proposing customers more than just offsetting solutions: now, CJC Flyers can invest in carbon removal, the most effective way to bring back carbon levels to pre-industrial levels and thus reverse the dangerously rapid increase in temperatures on Earth. CJC Members now ha...

13th China Int Aviation & Aerospace exhibition officially opened in Zhuhai

On 28 September, the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition or AirShow China officially opened in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province. This year, 700 companies from nearly 40 countries and regions participated in the exhibition, and a number of new products, technologies, services and achievements representing the world's advanced level will be exhibited...

Collins Aerospace On-Site Support agreement with Ameco for Air China fleet support

Collins Aerospace expands the10-year On-Site Support agreement with Chinese aircraft maintainer Ameco for Air China’s fleet. The agreement will add support for Collins’ Integrated Drive Generator (IDG) and other generators for multiple aircraft platforms, including the B787, A320neo, A350 and ARJ21. With this expanded contract, Collins will extend its onsite inventory management s...