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New features for Daher Model Year 2020 versions of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft

Primary new features for the Daher Model Year 2020 versions of its TBM 910 and TBM 940 outlined, which further enhance the experience for passengers and pilots aboard the company’s very fast turboprop aircraft. The Model Year 2020 TBM 940 will be equipped with HomeSafe™, an emergency autoland system that can guide the aircraft to a landing in the event of pilot incapacitation. Bas...

Production Organization Approval granted to Kopter Group

Kopter Group received today from FOCA the certificate granting the Production Organization Approval.This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Production Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has in place qualified personnel, the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable quality system. It is a major milestone for Kopter making it eligible to produce and ram...

Industry Potential to be discussed at MRO Middle East show and summit

Representatives from Lufthansa Technic, Rolls-Royce, Etihad Airways Engineering and Joramco will be among the industry leading experts discussing the industry landscape at the MRO Middle East Summit at the Conrad Hotel, 24 February 2020.  The one-day conference will focus on topics including 2020 MRO Forecast and Key Trends: Identifying New Opportunities; Strategies to Manage and Reduce Co...

Ansat Aurus helicopter deliveries will start

Aurus brand comfortable cabin are good to go! Russian Helicopters received the approval from Rosaviatsiya. This will allow to start mass production and deliveries of this Ansat modification.Certification testing of Ansat Aurus Design were successfully completed in early February 2020. The certification tests were aimed at assessing performance of equipment in the cabin of the helicopter and e...

HondaJet deliveries performance are the best in its class since 3 years

Once again General Aviation Manufacturers Association provided statistics, naming the most delivered aircraft in each class. For the third concecutive year HondaJet is the winner in its class. During 2019, Honda Aircraft Company delivered 36 aircraft to customers globally, becoming the most delivered very light jet for the third consecutive year. "We are pleased that customers across the...

Second Sikorsky contract to build Presidential Helicopters

Sikorsky will build six production VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters under a contract from US Navy. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps. Under the terms of the contract, known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot II, Sikorsky will begin deliveries of six VH-92A helicopters in 2022. The remaining production aircraft will b...

Cargo Convoy to China carrying medical supplies for coronavirus relief

Five Qatar Airways Cargo freighters departed to China carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline to support Cornavirus relief efforts. The five flights departed one after the other bound for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou as part of Qatar Airways’ voluntary offer of free air cargo transportation for medical relief aid organised by Chinese Embassies and Cons...

New Safran CAP 2020 industrial campus in Tarnos

Safran Helicopter Engines celebrated the opening of CAP 2020, its new industrial campus in Tarnos, southwest France. Present were Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces, Ross McInnes, Safran Chairman, Philippe Petitcolin, Safran CEO and Franck Saudo, President of Safran Helicopter Engines. Launched...

Swiss Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft powered by GTF engines

SWISS took the delivery of their first Airbus A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. Pratt & Whitney will also provide SWISS with engine maintenance through an EngineWise® Protect service agreement. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.  “Thanks to their innovative GTF engines, the Airbus A320neo family aircraft wil...

Gulfstream to Expand in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand its operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with the construction of a service center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The facility, which will complement Gulfstream’s presence at Dallas Love Field, is expected to open by the fall of 2021 and will create approximately 50 new jobs. To help meet the needs of its growing customer fleet, Gulfstrea...

Four Cessna Pilot Centers names as 2020 Top Hawks by Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation named four Cessna Pilot Centers to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promoting general aviation and encouraging young people to pursue aviation as a career. The 2020 Top Hawk participants are Academy of Aviation, Atlas Aviation, JA Flight Services and Snohomish Flying Servic...

Temporary Changes of Check-in Procedure at Václav Havel Airport Prague

Prague Airport continues to implement projects designed to facilitate the airport’s modernization and capacity increases, such as the reconstruction of the baggage sorting area in Terminal 1, which will partially affect the passenger check-in process this year. From Sunday, 1 March 2020 until the end of August 2020, passengers on flights of 22 selected carriers will be checked in at Terminal...

Ansat supplies to China are ready to start

Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese aviation authorities allows the company to commence the supplies of Ansat helicopters to China under a previously concluded contract. At Airshow China 2018 Russian Helicopters signed a contract for...

10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program. Ten years ago, Viking’s first production Series 400 Twin Otter, Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 845, took its maiden flight in the skies above the company’s final aircraft as...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 51 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2019, making it the most delivered light jet of the year. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, having accrued more than 530 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009. The information was released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). “To...

Low-Cost Carriers to boost Middle East aviation market

Low-Cost Carriers are driving growth in the Middle East aviation market, recording a 9.3% increase in seat capacity in 2019, according to CAPA Centre for Aviation. Indeed, LCC’s share of total seat capacity across the Middle East increased from 14.9% in 2018 to 16.5% in 2019, with a larger share of the region’s airline passengers now opting to fly with no-thrills airlines in more...

The first of nine TAROM ATR72-600 delivered

Congratulations TAROM!  The first of their nine  ATR 72-600 aircraftis delivered! With a brand new livery, this aircraft is the first of a leasing contract with leading regional aircraft lessor NAC, for nine ATR 72-600.TAROM has been very successful in its domestic market operations by using ATR aircraft – both ATR 42‑500 and ATR 72-500 – to compete with low co...

Six Diamond DA40 NG training aircraft for Nigerian College of Aviation Technology

As part of a re-fleeting program of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology that includes 20 Diamond airplanes over the upcoming years, the college will now receive the first batch of six DA40 NG. One DA42-VI was delivered in 2017. Under the patronage of Sen. Hadi Abubakar Sirika, Minister of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, NCAT accepted their six new airplanes at D...

Major upgrade of the Garmin Pilot app

New features are added within the Garmin Pilot™ app that incorporate professional IFR navigation tools found within Garmin avionics. Pilots can experience a near-seamless transition between Garmin avionics and the Garmin Pilot app when performing common functions, such as loading and activating instrument approach procedures, departures and arrivals within the Americas. Additional features s...

Moscow Aviation Institute participates in EU Initiative FUTPRINT50 to create a hybrid-electric aircraft

The EU funded initiative FUTPRINT50 kicked-off in January 2020 and runs until December 2022 with the aim to accelerate technologies required for the entry-into-service of a commercial hybrid-electric aircraft in a class of up to 50 seats by 2035/40. This reported by Moscow Aviation Institute press-service. FUTPRINT50 is a Future Propulsion and Integration: towards a hybrid-electric 50-seat...

First ALX in South America was officially inaugurated

The ATO Flying Pro, located in Quito, Ecuador, has officially launched its Alsim ALX simulator on January 22nd 2020. The flying school has presented its new device to local and national press, as well as governmental authorities. The ALSIM ALX provides single engine piston, twin engine piston up and twin jets (generic B737/A320). The device is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC in com...