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

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December 23, 2019

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 ›

ACJ and Sabena technics to co-operate in Self-Protection

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Sabena technics are to co-operate in proposing self-protection systems (SPSs) for Airbus corporate jets. Each SPS would combine an existing, state of the art, directional infra-red countermeasure (DIRCM) system with installation on an Airbus corporate jet. SPSs will initially be offered for the ACJ320 Family. An SP offers protection against… Read More ›

Gulfstream surpasses 25 G500 deliveries

Award-Winning, Record-Breaking Fleet Achieves More Than 5,000 Flight Hours Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has delivered more than 25 Gulfstream G500TM aircraft to customers just over a year after the aircraft entered service. The aircraft’s first delivery to a Brazilian customer has also taken place. “When the first all-new G500 was delivered last September, we knew… Read More ›

The World’s Best Turboprop – Better Than Ever: Pilatus Reveals the PC-12 NGX

During the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, Pilatus took the wraps off the industry’s most advanced and versatile single-engine turboprop – the PC-12 NGX. The brand-new PC-12 NGX incorporates an improved engine, smarter avionics and a completely redesigned cabin with larger windows, making this third generation of the PC-12 airframe… Read More ›

Bell 525 Full Scale Mock-up on Display at Dubai South VIP Terminal

Now until the first week of November, a full-scale mock-up of the Bell 525 is on display at the Dubai South VIP Terminal, inviting passengers transiting through the airport a unique opportunity to experience the next-generation helicopter coming to market. Credit: Bell The aircraft is a game changer for the industry and brings new technological… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce welcomes Delta TechOps into expanded service network as Trent 1000 work begins

Rolls-Royce has welcomed Delta TechOps into its expanded service network as it begins work on its first Trent engine. Delta TechOps began operations as a Trent Authorised Maintenance Centre, with the induction of a Trent 1000 engine module. The 127,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility will also carry out services on the Trent 7000 and Trent XWB…. Read More ›

Mazda Announces Electrification and Connectivity Strategies for Cars That Invigorate Mind and Body

Continues taking a human-centered approach to the joy of driving; contributing to the earth, society and people Mazda Motor Corporation announced electrification and connectivity strategies that build on the company’s human-centered development philosophy, aiming to further advance the joy of driving, provide both drivers and passengers with peace of mind through an enhanced sense of… Read More ›

BMW Wiesn Sport-Stammtisch: Jovial get-together for the BMW sport family at Oktoberfest.

Since Saturday, the 185th Oktoberfest on the Theresienwiese has once again been thrilling millions of visitors from all over the world. This can mean only one thing: it is time for the BMW Wiesn Sport-Stammtisch. For the ninth time, BMW invited well-known athletes and guests from various sports, as well as its sport and brand… Read More ›

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