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KLM Firms Up Order for E195-E2 Jets and Adds Six Further Aircraft

Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle and ICBC Aviation Leasing. The order was previously announced as a Letter of Intent for 15 firm orders with 20 purchase rights at the Paris Air Show earlier this year. With all purchase rights exercis...

Thales at the Dubai Airshow 2019

Thales has a unique value proposition in civil and defense that will bring to the space and aerospace industry with a strong focus on AI and region readiness to accommodate latest technology. With the Dubai being at the heart of innovation and digitisation. In line with the acceleration of the Group’s digital transformation, digital technologies are at the heart of numerous solutions present...

Future of Flight by Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2019

The Dubai Airshow is an important platform for Airbus to highlight its best-in-class products and innovative services to customers. Airbus’ continued participation at the largest aviation event in the Middle East demonstrates its continuous commitment to enhancing the aerospace and aviation industries in the UAE and wider region. At the Dubai Airshow Airbus will showcase its wide r...

China Southern Airlines and GE Aviation 12-year Systems TrueChoice services and support contract

GE Aviation announced a 12-year TrueChoiceTM services agreement with China Southern Airlines for systems support across their Boeing 787 fleet. The agreement includes GE Aviation’s Avionics Systems content and capabilities with the signing taking place at the China International Import Expo with Matt Dillhoff, general manager of Systems Global Services Sales for GE Aviation and Mr. Li Z...

Sabena technics performed its first B787 C-Check

Air Europa, the Spanish airline, has trusted Sabena technics to perform base maintenance operations on two of their Boeing 787-8. The first aircraft has left the MRO’s facility on-time after a successful C-Check.  The second aircraft is already at Sabena technics’ premises in Bordeaux (France). “ Our teams handled this project with great enthusiasm, hard work and...

2019 Dubai Airshow - Boeing to Focus on Safety, Innovation and Partnerships

Boeing will showcase its broad portfolio of commercial and defense products, services and technologies at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The company's presence and activities at the show will focus on safety, innovation and industry partnerships in the growing Middle East market.  At Boeing's exhibit, visitors can immerse themselves in a 360-degree theater and learn more about t...

World’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight

The progress, development, innovation... Seams everythings becomes possible! Leonardo is accalerating technologycal progress by investing in the in the world’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight! Leonardo is investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The initiative will res...

An optimum in-flight experience with Airbus CIDS

Airbus has always prioritised the comfort and safety of passengers and crew aboard its commercial aircraft product lines, with numerous innovations over the years ensuring a more pleasant experience in the skies. One of the key developments is CIDS (Cabin Intercommunication Data System), which allows cabin crew to simply manage all cabin functions via easy-to-use centralised interfaces. Airbus...

Investment to Strengthen AkzoNobel’s Global Position in Aerospace Coatings

Seabury Capital announced that its London-based Aerospace and Defense Investment Banking team assisted AkzoNobel, a global leader in aerospace coatings, during its acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer, Mapaero.  The acquisition is intended to strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position as an innovative leader in eco-friendly aerospace coatings, notably in the structu...

Air Partner Opens Office in Dubai

Great news - looking to it looks to extend its offering to the Middle East and grow market share in the region, Air Partner opens its new office in Dubai! The office, which is located in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), offers Air Partner's full suite of Charter solutions, comprising Group Charter, Private Jets and Freight. In addition, clients have access t...

Qantas Group to slash Carbon Emissions

Qantas, Jetstar*, QantasLink and Qantas Freight will offset all growth in emissions from domestic and international operations from 2020. This includes offsetting all net emissions from Project Sunrise, the carrier’s plan to operate non-stop flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York, should the project proceed. This will also extend to domestic flying, meaning that g...

9 months Leonardo results in line with Industrial Plan growth targets

Leonardo's Board of Directors approved the results at 30 September 2019. Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo CEO stated “The first nine months of 2019 are another important step forward on our journey: we are delivering consistently across our main businesses. We are reconfirming 2019 Guidance. We are fully focused on executing our Industrial Plan aimed at value creation for all our sta...

First Boeing P-8A Poseidon delivered to United Kingdom Royal Air Force

Boeing delivered the first of nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the United Kingdom Royal Air Force (RAF). The United Kingdom is acquiring the multi-mission aircraft through the Foreign Military Sales process with the U.S. Navy. The P-8A Poseidon replaces the U.K.’s retired Nimrod aircraft. Speaking to attendees at the delivery ceremony, Air Marshal Andrew Turner, deputy...

BOLDtalks Innovation 2019:discussions on future industry trends and advances in innovation

Airbus announced the seventh edition of its partnership with the intimate and impactful discussions, BOLDtalks which will take place a day before the start of Dubai Airshow 2019. BOLDtalks Innovation will take place on Saturday, 16 November 2019 and will see seven speakers take the stage to discuss a variety of fascinating and future-focused topics covering a wide range of sectors. BOLDtalks In...

Strata celebrates decade of global aircraft parts manufacturing

This month Strata Manufacturing marks its 10th anniversary! The company is forecasting further diversification within its client and product portfolio, founded on a decade of successfully manufacturing parts for leaders in the global aerospace industry, and is today recognised as a key enabler to Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification ambition. In the last 10 years,...

Pratt & Whitney EngineWise Service Agreement with Vietnam Airlines

A 12-year EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement for Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine maintenance for Vietnam Airlines fleet of 20 Airbus A321neo aircraft is signed! Vietnam Airlines' first A321neo entered into service in late 2018. The signing took place in a ceremony in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, and was attended by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ro...

Air Canada first A220 rolls out of the painting hangar

Airbus unveils the first Canadian-made A220-300 aircraft destined to a Canadian airline Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 was unveiled this week when it rolled out of the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel. In December, Air Canada will be the first Canadian airline to take delivery of this Canadian-designed and developed aircraft when it receives the first of its 4...

Qatar Airways and IndiGo Sign Codeshare Agreement

Qatar Airways and IndiGo have signed a codeshare agreement. Sales will start from today with the first codeshare flights to operate from 18 December 2019. This agreement will enable the airline to place its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad and is the first step in strengthening cooperation between the ‘World’s Best Airline’ and the &lsqu...

Key supplier for new industry flagship Gulfstream G700 - GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace has been selected as a key supplier on the new Gulfstream G700 business jet. This agreement is a continuation of the long-term business relationship between Gulfstream and GKN Aerospace. GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business began participating in Gulfstream’s very successful business jet programs in 1993.  John Pritchard, GKN Aerospace’s CEO for Aerostr...

Rolls-Royce to expand global engine overhaul network

Rolls-Royce announced plans to expand our global network of engine overhaul services to support growth in our fleet of large aero engines. With our fleet of in-service engines forecast to grow from more than 4,000 today to approximately 6,500 in the mid-term – and even further beyond that – we expect demand for overhaul services to increase over the coming years. This planned e...

Heavy-lift utility drone for agriculture

Drones are becoming the simple reality of our everyday life. There are so many ways we use them. Here is another one - drone for agriculture. The first large drone adapted for agricultural use is presented by John Deere and Volocopter. This first large agricultural drone is the result of a collaboration between John Deere, who bring knowledge of farmers’ needs, and the Urban Air Mo...