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Time to celebrate - 35 Years of Bell Textron excellence in Canada

Time to celebrate of  Bell Textron Canada operations in Mirabel. Founded in 1986, the global Centre of Excellence is home to civil and commercial aircraft manufacturing, assembly, flight testing and customer delivery. From its first Bell 206B Jet Ranger aircraft produced in 1986, through new helicopter development programs like the Bell 429, Bell has been instrumental for vertical f...

First of 60 Air France Airbus A220s delivered

Air France has received its first A220-300 from an order for 60 aircraft of the type, the largest A220 order from a European carrier. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Charles-De-Gaulle Airport. The A220 is the most efficient and flexible aircraft in the 100 to 150 se...

Around the world in 7 days - SmartLynx A330 cargo flight

7 days – this is how long it takes for SmartLynx Airlines Malta, EU-based specialists in full-service ACMI aircraft leasing solutions and air cargo charters, to transport your freight shipment around the world. With 5 recently added Airbus A330 aircraft, modified to Zero LOPA, SmartLynx Airlines are on their way to becoming the leaders of the long-haul cargo market. “We can g...

Russian Helicopters present at Airshow China 2021

Russian Helicopters are present at Airshow China 2021, including in digital format.Because of Covid restrictions, official delegations have been greatly reduced. Therefore, the format of online representation for Russian helicopter technology was chosen as part of Rostec State Corporation's unified exposition.China is Russia's most important strategic partner in the supply of aviation...

First DA50 RG touches ground in China

Huge milestones for the DA50 RG program after the successful crossing of the North Atlantic in July. A DA50 RG was successfully ferried from Austria to China and has landed at Zhuhai Airport on 27 September. This also marks the debut of the aircraft at China AirShow 2021 in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China from September 28th to October 3rd. “We are very proud of these latest milestones for our D...

Get ready to European display - Global 7500 and Challenger 350 are coming

Two of Bombardier jets, the flagship Global 7500 and the super mid-size Challenger 350 aircraft, are on a tour of several European countries.The showcase has begun in Germany and will include stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Denmark before wrapping up in Sweden on October 5.  “As interest in business aviation grows in Europe and all over the world...

TBM Owners and Pilots Association successful return to an in-person annual convention

 The TBM Owners and Pilots Association has wrapped up its highly successful 2021 Annual Convention, bringing together operators of Daher’s TBM very fast aircraft and the supplier community for four days of informative sessions, safety-related briefings and networking. With more than 280 attendees present at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Hotel for the September 22- 25 event &ndas...

To meet strong market demand, Boeing opens two new 767-300BCF conversion lines

Boeing and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Limited (GAMECO) announced plans to create additional capacity for the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter to help meet continued strong market demand. The agreement, revealed by the two companies during a signing ceremony at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, will expand freighter conversion c...

Groundbreaking at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Jinwan

Ground was broken at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Co., Ltd. Jinwan Branch today, marking the start of construction of a second facility for engine disassembly, assembly and testing for joint venture partners MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airline Company Ltd. The new facility will have an initial capacity of 260 shop visits, focus on Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM and V2500 engines and enter operat...

Piaggio Aerospace partners with Safran Helicopter Engines on its Ardiden 3 engine family

The Italian aircraft and engine-parts manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace and the French company Safran Helicopter Engines have announced today that they signed a Letter of Intent to cooperate on the production of the Ardiden 3 aeroengine family. The agreement covers the manufacture of critical parts for the variants of the Ardiden 3 family, both for turbopropulsor (Ardiden 3TP) and helicopter app...

airBaltic launched flights to Dubai

airBaltic launched direct flights between Riga and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. airBaltic now connects both cities with four weekly flights.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are proud to offer our passengers such a unique destination as Dubai, which now connects the Baltic region with the United Arab Emirates with one of the longe...

Saving 95 Million gallons of fuel - five years of Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines in China

 Pratt & Whitney announced that its GTF engines have now saved Chinese operators more than 95 million gallons (nearly 360 million liters) of fuel and avoided more than 910,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions, accumulating over 400,000 flights and over 1.73 million hours of experience in China. The engines power 11 airlines across the region on nearly 200 Airbus A320neo family aircraft,...

Popularity & certifications continue to grow - 50th Gulfstream G600 delivered

Another milestone for Gulfstream Aerospace - the delivery of its 50th Gulfstream G600 as the aircraft’s popularity continues to rise. The aircraft was delivered to a North America-based customer.“With every new customer delivery, operators around the world are experiencing the tremendous benefits of the G600,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G600 domi...

Global EHang long-range VT-30 AAV debut before Zhuhai Airshow

EHang announced that its long-range dual-seat passenger-grade AAV VT-30 made its global debut at the unveiling ceremony and exhibition at the Jiuzhou Airport in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, before the upcoming 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. The VT-30, officially released this year in May, is the first in EHang’s product suite that is designed for inter-cit...

Safran & TotalEnergies strategic partnership to accelerate the decarbonization of the aviation

Safran and TotalEnergies have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly develop technical and commercial solutions for the decarbonization of the aviation industry. In line with the ambition of both companies to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, this major partnership aims to accelerate the reduction of the CO2 emissions of the aviation industry. Sustainable aviation f...

Decarbonisation ambition - Airbus launches extra high performance wing demonstrator

Airbus has launched an extra-performing wing demonstrator project focused on accelerating and validating technologies that will improve and optimise wing aerodynamics and performance for any future aircraft. This scaled demonstrator will integrate and fly breakthrough wing technologies on a Cessna Citation VII business jet platform in representative flight conditions. The applications of the extra...

New Boeing 737 MAX Type Rating Program - BAA Training

BAA Training launches a new Boeing 737 MAX Type Rating program, fully authorized by the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA). The program delivered in BAA Training Spain’s training facilities encompasses theoretical knowledge instruction and training in the brand new full flight simulator (FFS) Boeing 737 MAX that is expected to be ready for training (RFT) in October 2021. Arunas Miezanskas,...

S-92 helicopter completed first flight using biofuel

Sikorsky has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight. This approval occurs as companies across the aviation industry are taking steps to meet environmental challenges, including transitioning to sustainable aviation fuels derived from renewable no...

Explore the introduction of eVTOL aircraft in Japan - Vertical Aerospace &Marubeni Corporation pre-order option for up to 200 aircraft

Vertical Aerospace and Marubeni Corporation have reached an agreement to explore sustainable, emissions free Advanced Aerial Mobility travel solutions, focused on the application of Vertical’s flagship electric aircraft, the VA-X4, in the Japanese market. Marubeni has also agreed a conditional pre-order option of up to 200 of Vertical’s aircraft. This important partnership bu...

Plans for a first 100% Electric Aircraft - Volotea, Air Nostrum & Dante Aeronautical

The consortium expects their first aircraft with this technology to be certified for flights in 2024 The 100% electric aircraft project led by Volotea, Air Nostrum and Dante Aeronautical will mean an important step towards a future with emission-free aviation. This aircraft will play a crucial role in establishing zero-emission regional air transport, enabling connections to be made between sma...

Boeing forecasts China 20-year Commercial Airplane Market valued at nearly $1.5 trillion

Boeing forecasts that China’s airlines will require 8,700 new airplanes by 2040, valued at $1.47 trillion, to meet expanding commercial air travel demand. The 20-year forecast reflects the China market’s rebound and further evolution of its airline business models. Boeing shared the China forecast as part of the 2021 Commercial Market Outlook, the company’s long-term forecast of...