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Textron aviation marks 10th anniversary of first Cessna Citation CJ4 delivery; remains focused on providing versatility to customers.

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April 22, 2020

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the 10th anniversary of the first Cessna Citation CJ4 business jet delivery which took place on April 20, 2010. Regarded for its incredible versatility and reliability, the Citation CJ4 is valued by customers around the world for a wide range of missions including, air ambulance, maritime patrol, search… Read More ›

GE Aviation Awarded More Than $476 Million in Military Contracts Over Last Month

GE Aviation powers two-thirds of U.S. military fighters and helicopters and understands that its military customers continue to face aircraft issues related to age, maintenance, supply and support. The more engines and components produced enables more aircraft availability at any given time. In the last month alone, GE Aviation has been awarded more than $476… Read More ›

GE, Brightwater UAG sign exclusive agreement for T700 engine support

Restricted category and public use T700 customers have new options for maintenance and support GE Aviation has signed an exclusive Authorized Repair and Services Provider Agreement with Brightwater United Aero Group (UAG) to cover certain non-military customers flying GE’s reliable T700 helicopter engine. Brightwater UAG, based in Shelton, Connecticut, in conjunction with Brightwater Arista Aviation… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce establishes new Covid-19 data alliance to help kickstart businesses and the economy into recovery

Rolls-Royce has invited a group of leading companies to collaborate on Emer2gent, a new alliance of data analytics experts challenged with finding new, faster ways of supporting businesses and governments globally as they recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Early alliance members are Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, IBM, Google Cloud, The Data City,… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney customers heading to the front lines in a time of need.

In the face of Covid-19, aircraft manufacturers and operators around the world have shifted their operations from transporting passengers to finding creative ways to help ease the pressure in times where urgent support is needed. Many companies have found ways to create a positive impact on the current situation. Embraer Embraer, manufacturer of several Pratt… Read More ›

Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225 helicopters

  Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15, comprising two AS332s and 13 H225s. The new helicopters will be utilised for territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan. “We thank… Read More ›

Safran and Segula Technologies continue to support the fight against Covid-19 by adapting Decathlon’s Easybreath Subea mask for use in hospitals

Safran has adapted the Easybreath Subea snorkeling mask from sports retailer Decathlon to protect medical personnel from airborne droplets that could transmit the coronavirus, in conjunction with the engineering firm Segula Technologies and with support from the French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute (IRBA). Safran and Segula Technologies are offering open access to the files… Read More ›

Beyond Expectation: The Bell V-280 Valor Delivers Results.

As the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program wraps up, Bell’s revolutionary tiltrotor continues to turn heads with outstanding performance and shines a spotlight on the benefits of modernization. After two-years of highly successful flight demonstrations the Bell V-280 Valor continues to showcase new capabilities to show how the aircraft meets the… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Hosts Bahrain Ambassador At F-16 Production Line

Production is underway on the first F-16 Block 70 ‒ for the Royal Bahraini Air Force Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) hosted Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashed Al Khalifa, ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States, at the company’s F-16 production line, where production is underway on the first F-16 Block 70 ‒ for the Royal Bahraini Air… Read More ›

Air Canada takes delivery of its first A220

Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel A220 programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order of 45 will enter service in January 2020, making Air Canada the first airline to operate the A220-300 in North America. The A220 will enable the Montreal-based… Read More ›

Airbus delivers first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ search and rescue service ahead of schedule.

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) search and rescue service to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), several months before the agreed deadline. A total of seven helicopters of this type were ordered to renew their ageing Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. “We… Read More ›

Leonardo: Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew for EMS operations in U.S.

Sixth AW109 GrandNew to join Intermountain Healthcare’s expanding fleet Intermountain Healthcare’s Life Flight air ambulance program is the only civilian-operated air ambulance service in the U.S. to operate an FAA-approved external load hoist rescue operation  Over 390 AW109 Grand/GrandNews sold in more than 40 countries to over 240 customers  Leonardo announced at the Air Medical… Read More ›

Helvetic Airways Receives its First E190-E2 Jet

In ceremony held at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Helvetic Airways officially received its first E190-E2 jet from Embraer. The airline has a contract for a firm order of 12 jets of this model, and purchase rights for a further 12 E190-E2, with conversion rights to the E195-E2, bringing the total potential order up to… Read More ›

New Russian Engine Certified in India

Based on the results of successful validation, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of India issued the St. Petersburg-based UEC-Klimov enterprise of the United Engine Corporation of the State Corporation Rostec the approval of a type certificate for the VK-2500PS-03 helicopter turboshaft engine model. VK-2500PS-03 is the latest modification of the VK-2500 engine with an… Read More ›

Textron Aviation expands in-flight connectivity options for Citation business jets

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has received supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for the Gogo AVANCE L5 connectivity system upgrade for its Cessna Citation X+, Citation Sovereign+ and Citation Latitude business jets. Aircraft equipped with Gogo AVANCE L5 will experience faster inflight connectivity speeds and an enhanced network to support on-the-go business needs…. Read More ›

Dassault’s Falcon 6X Advances Towards Final Assembly

Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 6X is nearing initial assembly as the ultra-wide body twinjet continues progressing smoothly towards its scheduled first flight in 2021 and entry into service in 2022. The front, main and rear fuselage sections of the first aircraft are now complete and are scheduled to be assembled at Dassault’s factory in Biarritz,… Read More ›

Safran’s ENGINeUS™ electric motors will fly on the VoltAero Cassio 1 hybrid-electric testbed aircraft

NBAA-BACE Conference & Exhibition, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – October 23, 2019 Safran Electrical & Power’s ENGINeUS™ smart electric motors will begin flying in November 2019 on the testbed for VoltAero’s Cassio hybrid-electric general aviation aircraft. Two ENGINeUS™ 45 motor versions will be installed in forward-facing positions on the wings of VoltAero’s Cassio 1 testbed… Read More ›

Pentagon And Lockheed Martin Reach Agreement Reducing F-35A Cost By 12.8 Percent

The F-35A is now below $80 million; lower cost than legacy aircraft The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) finalized a $34 billion agreement for the production and delivery of 478 F-35s at the lowest aircraft price during the history of the Program. This contract includes all U.S., International Partners and Foreign Military Sales… Read More ›

Air Premia Announces Commitment for Five Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jets

Boeing and Air Premia today announced the Korean startup airline plans to buy five 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, following an agreement to lease three 787-9 jets from Air Lease Corporation earlier this year. Air Premia, which plans to launch operations in 2020 is poised to become South Korea’s second Dreamliner operator. The commitment, valued at $1.4… Read More ›

Air Center Helicopters, Inc signs HCare Smart contract for Airbus H225 fleet

Air Center Helicopters, Inc (ACHI) has signed a set of HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contracts for 10 of its Airbus H225 helicopters. These aircraft are currently in operation with the U.S. Armed Forces for passenger transport, Special Operations Forces training, vertical replenishment and casualty evacuation missions. The HCare Smart contracts cover a three-year period and have been… Read More ›

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