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Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens A380 livery marking the flagship event’s 50th anniversary

Emirates has revealed a brand new livery dedicated to the milestone 50th staging of Dubai’s flagship sporting event, and one of the key tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. The new livery serves as a symbol of the airline’s commitment to the long-standing Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and features a large scale version of male and female rugby players in...

Get ready for 2020 Caribbean Aviation Conference on St.Maarten

I am sure a lot of you were reading some feedback regarding the 4th Caribbean Aviation Meetup, an amazing result oriented aviation event.  So this is the time when you have to take you agenda and make a reservation for the 2020 edition dates! Be ready to discuss and to act, this is the essential difference! The next, 5th annual, Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference will again...

Honeywell has acquired privately held TruTrak Flight Systems

Honeywell has acquired privately held TruTrak Flight Systems, a leader in autopilots for experimental, light-sport and certified aircraft. The acquisition will become part of Honeywell’s BendixKing business, helping to deliver affordable technologies to the experimental and general aviation markets. This market has grown by double digits over the past five years. “TruTrak is a...

World’s First Virtual Kitchen for In-Flight Catering Production

Amazing result of new cooperation between SATS and Dassault Systèmes - the world’s first digital twin experience. As the growth in commercial airline passenger travel continues to soar, SATS selected Dassault Systèmes as a technology partner to help identify new ways to boost efficiency and minimize food waste, for a more sustainable approach to its operations. ...

Gulfstream G500 technology, performance and comfort earns Flying Innovation Award

Gulfstream G500 has earned the 2019 Flying Innovation Award! The honor, given by Flying magazine to “the most innovative product to have reached the general aviation market in the previous year,” was revealed on the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin. “Innovation sets the foundation for flight and has been the bedrock of our culture from the beginning,&...

AVIALPES selects ALSIM and buys an AL250 flight simulator

Avialpes, a French flight training school located in Metz-Tessy decided to purchase an ALSIM AL250 flight simulator. The ALSIM AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL & IR training. The device meets all current regulatory standards and responds to training requirements of smaller and mid-sized ATOs, flight schools, and...

Bombardier selected FACC to manufacture aircraft radomes

FACC has been awarded a contract from Bombardier Aviation to provide the radomes for certain Bombardier business aircraft programs. FACC will manufacture the radomes for the Challenger and Global business jet families.  “This contract is the next step in our long-standing relationship with Bombardier”, said Robert Machtlinger, FACC CEO. “This contract represents our co...

Rabigh Wings Takes Acceptance of Second Tecnam P2006T ME Aircraft

Rabigh Wings Aviation Academy (RWAA), based at Rabigh Airport Saudi Arabia, completed the factory acceptance on its second Tecnam P2006T ME trainer on 3 July 2019.  RWAA is the only operational flight school in Saudi Arabia and believes in the concept of modern equipment to train modern pilots. RWAA was founded by HRH Prince Turki bin Muqrin bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in 2008 and continues to...

Ka-32 helicopters to be used in firefighting in Turkey

Russian Helicopters delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey. The machines will be used in firefighting. In July 2018 contracts were signed with KAAN Air (Turkey) for delivery of three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters. Currently all three are handed over to the customer. The rotorcraft were purchased primarily for firefighting purposes. “Ka-3232A11BC is the...

200 Million Euro Bond Issue Successfully Placed by airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic on July 23, 2019successfully placed a 200 million euro issue 6.75 percent 5-year bonds becoming the largest corporate bond issue originating from Latvia. The transaction was well received by the international and local investor community resulting in a final allocation to more than 100 investors from 25 countries and the demand for the securities exceeded s...

An exclusive V2500 contract between MTU Maintenance and JetBlue Airways

MTU Maintenance and JetBlue Airways signed an exclusive 13-year contract for the airline’s V2500 pre-select fleet. The contract covers maintenance, repair and overhaul for the engines from 2020 to 2033. This contract takes MTU Maintenance’s total contract wins to 4.5 billion U.S. Dollars for the first seven months of 2019. JetBlue Airways, New York’s Hometown Airline&trad...

Next Generation Enterprise Platform: 3DEXPERIENCE for All Programs

Did you ever ask yourself what are 3DEXPERIENCE platform capabilities? Dassault Systèmes gives you an answeer.  They are is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to design, develop and produce, as well as manage its value chain for all programs including a new one to continuously innovate and expand the existing Falcon range of business jets.  The company can fully contro...

DA62 Special Mission Aircraft to DEA Aviation

Diamond Aircraft has delivered the next DA62 Special Mission Aircraft to its long-term partner DEA Aviation in the UK. The aircraft is configured as a maritime patrol aircraft including a high performance EO/ IR sensor, a maritime radar as well as a beyond-line-of-sight SATCOM system supplied by DEA. DEA is regularly referred to as the pre-eminent provider of airborne ISR services in Europe and...

Fixed Trans-Atlantic Rate for Air Partner JetCard

Do you think it is possible to have a fixed Trans-Atlantic rate for your travel? In case you did not immediately answer with a yes - read carefully the announcement. A new fixed Trans-Atlantic rate structure was announced as part of Air Partner JetCard programme!  The fixed rate of $15,650 per hour is now available for flights between Europe and the United States, further simp...

GE’s Catalyst as hybrid propulsion solution for TriFan 600

Just think about it - customers have already placed 80 orders to date for the TriFan 600 under XTI’s presale program! An important announcement concerning the engine for TriFan 600 hybrid-electric propulsion system! XTI has made the choice - GE’s CatalystTM engine! GE Aviation and XTI will work together to define a series hybrid architecture that will meet the TriFan perfo...

100 Cessna Skyhawk for ATP Flight School

Direct news from EAA AirVenture 2019 - an agreement between Textron Aviation and ATP Flight School, for orders and options for up to 100 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft through 2023. The new aircraft will be supplementing and replacing aircraft in ATP’s current fleet of over 375 aircraft and adds to the 20 Skyhawks ATP has already taken delivery of over the last year. “F...

Five SH09 helicopters for Metro Aviation

Congratulations! The intent of Metro Aviation to purchase and take delivery of five SH09 helicopters following FAA certification is formally recorder. The MOA is signed with Kopter. Metro Aviation has evaluated and selected the SH09 due to its twin-engine cabin volume for a single-engine price tag and low operating costs while offering best-in-class speed, range, payload and other desira...

Is biomimicry important for future aircraft design?

To discuss the latest conceptual airliner of Airbus we would need first go back in history, some centuries back... The desire of human been to fly, first steps and first disapointments... A man still watching birds flying searching for answers how to fly like they do... All that time, in fact,  it was biomimicry ... During Royal International Air Tattoo air show,  Airbus has unve...

GKN Fokker to support PAL-V flying car

PAL-V got support and advises from GKN Fokker, to make the future of mobolity a reality. An MOU was signed during las edition of PAS. GKN Fokker will advise and assist PAL-Vin design, certification, engineering, and manufacturing of its products. This will further accelerate the certification and production start of the PAL-V Liberty, the world’s first commercial flying car. GKN Aerospace...

Second super versatile PC-24 joins ExecuJet Africa fleet

One more Pilatus PC-24 is available in Africa, as it has joined ExecuJet managed fleet. The company was the first to use PC-24 for charter missions in Africa since the last year. Both PC-24s will be based at ExecuJet’s FBO at Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, an ideal location for the popular safari missions the aircraft is suited to. Gavin Kiggen, Vice President Afric...

Putting the Power of the PT6 Engine in the Palm of Your Hand

Pratt & Whitney announced it has launched Know My PT6 – a data-rich mobile app to help its customers around the world optimize the performance and availability of their PT6-powered aircraft.   "We design high-performing, reliable engines because our customers expect to be able to fly their aircraft whenever and wherever the mission demands," said Nicholas Kane...