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Indigo Partners doubles existing A320neo Family order with commitment for additional 430 aircraft

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November 16, 2017

Valued at $49.5 billion, this is Airbus’ largest single announcement ever Dubai, 15 November 2017 – Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United… Read More ›

SAFAIR signed GE’s TrueChoice Overhaul Agreement for CFM56 engines

SAFAIR Operations (PTY) LTD signed a five-year, TrueChoiceTM Overhaul agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its CFM56-7B* engines that power its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. “As the leading on-time airline in the world, FlySafair demands exceptionally high levels of service and reliability at a price tag that suits the operating model of… Read More ›

EGYPTAIR selects LEAP-1A engine for new A320NEOs

• Takes total EGYPTAIR CFM fleet to more than 80 engines and expands 20-year relationship. Egyptian flag carrier EGYPTAIR today announced that it will lease 15 new Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine from AerCap. The airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery shortly. “We have been impressed with everything we have… Read More ›

flydubai commits to US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history Dubai-based flydubai today announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet.  This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and follows orders placed in 2008 and 2013. … Read More ›

Gulfstream to bring three aircraft, special missions focus to Dubai Airshow.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will exhibit three business jets at the Dubai Airshow Nov. 12-16: the flagship Gulfstream G650ER, the award-winning Gulfstream G550 and the class-leading Gulfstream G280. The aircraft will be part of the airshow’s static display at Dubai World Central. “Gulfstream is uniquely positioned to support the steadily growing Middle Eastern market with our… Read More ›

New Flying Blue programme

Flying Blue, Air France-KLM’s loyalty programme, is changing as from 1 April 2018 and will offer more simplicity and flexibility in the use of the programme, a clearer reward scale and more choice in the use of Miles. Earn Miles for each euro spent For each euro spent, Ivory, Silver, Gold and Platinum members will… Read More ›

Sichuan Airlines signs A350 XWB Flight Hour Services (FHS) components support and AiRTHM agreement with Airbus

Airbus’ expertise in services secures highest performance and operations of airline’s fleet  Sichuan Airlines, an all-Airbus-fleet airline based in Chengdu, has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) to provide components and predictive maintenance support securing the highest service level and operations for its new fleet of four… Read More ›

Airbus displays comprehensive range of weapons for armed C295

Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which have been selected to be integrated onto this versatile platform. The company has signed a series of agreements with air-to-surface… Read More ›

Boeing Forecasts $730 Billion Market for New Airplanes in Middle East

Airlines in region expected to need 3,350 new airplanes over next 20 years. Growing airport hubs, diverse business models, infrastructure investments driving regional demand. Boeing [NYSE: BA] forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. Boeing presented its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO)… Read More ›

Emirates’ 777X fleet to feature dual HGS™ from Rockwell Collins

Both pilot and co-pilot will experience benefits of head-up flying Selection part of Emirates’ order for 150 Boeing 777X aircraft Numerous Rockwell Collins systems standard equipped on 777X Emirates has opted to provide pilots with a technology that keeps eyes forward and focused on the outside world when flying their new Boeing 777X aircraft fleet…. Read More ›

New Calidus B-250 aircraft to feature Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics.

New light attack aircraft with multi-role capabilities from Calidus launched at Dubai Airshow Pro Line Fusion avionics provide flexibility for implementation on multi-role aircraft Rockwell Collins has been selected by Calidus, a new aircraft manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to provide Pro Line Fusion® on the new B-250 light attack aircraft with multi-role… Read More ›

S-97 RAIDER™ Demonstrator

Based on Sikorsky’s Collier Award-winning X2 Technology™, RAIDER™ incorporates the latest advances in fly-by-wire, flight controls, vehicle management systems, and systems integration. These technologies enable the aircraft to operate at high speeds while maintaining the low-speed handling qualities and maneuverability of conventional single main rotor helicopters. RAIDER™ can reach speeds of more than 220 knots, nearly double… Read More ›

Leonardo to provide pre-flight simulation of radar threats for UK’s new A400M

The company will supply equipment and training to the UK Royal Air Force to validate the A400M transport aircraft’s complex defensive aids suite (DAS) prior to use on real operations Leonardo’s ‘capability assurance’ closes the gap between confirmation of DAS functionality by the built-in-test-equipment (BITE) and verification of installed performance Leonardo’s UK-designed and built capability… Read More ›

Milestone Aviation and Leonardo to provide three AW169s to Falcon Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Leonardo announced today that Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will expand its AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter fleet with the addition of a further three aircraft. The light-intermediate twin helicopters will have multi-mission capability with entry… Read More ›

Boeing, Azerbaijan Airlines Announce Deal for 787 Dreamliners, Freighters, 787 Landing Gear Exchange Program

Azerbaijan Airlines grows its 787 Dreamliner fleet from two to seven. The airline will be the launch customer for the 787 landing gear exchange program. Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announced an order for five more 787-8 Dreamliners and a commitment to purchase two large freighters. The agreement, announced at the 2017 Dubai Air… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powers Airbus A330neo first test flight

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, the latest member of the Trent family of engines, has successfully powered the new Airbus A330neo into the skies for its first test flight today. The aircraft took off from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, this morning, marking the beginning of a flight test programme. The Trent 7000, the exclusive… Read More ›

Sikorsky Conducts Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Training Systems Critical Design Review

  Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful conduct of the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Program Training Systems Critical Design Review (CDR). This event prepares the CRH program to proceed to assembly, test, and evaluation of the HH-60W helicopter’s training systems. This marks an important step in developing maintenance and aircrew training devices, courseware… Read More ›

Boeing, Qatar Airways Announce Order for Two 747-8 Freighters and Four 777-300ERs

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways announced an order today for two 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. The orders were previously unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. The airline also received the first of its 747-8 Freighters at a delivery ceremony attended by His Excellency… Read More ›

Gulfstream exceeds G500 and G600 planned performance.

Increased Capabilities Reflect Company’s Discipline, Rigor And Continuous-Improvement Culture. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that its long-range Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 offer even better performance than originally promised. During rigorous flight testing, the all-new aircraft have exceeded expectations, regularly demonstrating capabilities beyond the company’s initial projections. As a result, Gulfstream is announcing new performance… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade IRST21 Sensor System for U.S. Navy Fighter Aircraft

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently received two contracts to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F fleet. Awarded by aircraft prime contractor Boeing, the Block II contracts provide up to $100 million for developing advanced software, performing hardware upgrades and delivering prototypes. These efforts will further enhance IRST21’s proven detection,… Read More ›

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