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Boeing Completes Successful 737-10 First Flight

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June 20, 2021

The largest airplane in the 737 MAX family begins comprehensive test program Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] 737-10, the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family, today completed a successful first flight. The airplane took off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, at 10:07 a.m. and landed at 12:38 p.m. at Boeing Field in Seattle. “The airplane performed beautifully,”… Read More ›

Airbus demonstrates C295 FITS mission system operated by ground-based crews

Airbus has successfully concluded a flight test campaign featuring a new capability for the C295 FITS mission system (COMMOMISS) which enables it to be remotely operated by ground-based crews. The campaign, carried out in April over the south of Spain, covered four flights and involved the use of an Airbus C295 Intelligence Surveillance Recognition (ISR)… Read More ›

Bell 505 Cargo Hook Receives EASA Certification

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) giving the aircraft an external gross weight capability of 4,475 pounds (2,030 kg). “The cargo hook capabilities are an important enhancement… Read More ›

Pilatus congratulates the Royal Australian Air Force on its 100th Anniversary

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) marked recently 100 years since its foundation. In those one hundred years, the RAAF has grown from humble beginnings into a highly capable, world-class Air Force, supporting operations and personnel at home and around the globe. Pilatus is proud to be part of this long history. Still to be… Read More ›

SUPERJET International: New SVP Commercial on-board

Stewart R. Cordner has been appointed today as Senior Vice President Commercial for SuperJet International (SJI). He joins SJI to take a leading role in the Sales & Marketing activities of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) Program. Stewart and his team based in Venice (Italy) will have the responsibility for delivering on SSJ100 sales and… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Awarded F-16 Depot Sustainment Program

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $900 million contract to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for F-16 aircraft. The contract value is estimated over a total of 10 years and includes depot-level maintenance activities, predefined programmatic work, aircraft modification and unplanned drop-in maintenance. As the F-16 Fighting Falcon’s Original Equipment Manufacturer, Lockheed… Read More ›

Dassault Aviation Rolls Out Falcon 6X, New Standard in Long-Range, Ultra Widebody Segment

The final assembly team at Dassault Aviation in Bordeaux-Merignac (France) opened the doors of Charles Lindbergh Hall today to show the world the company’s newest and most advanced aircraft, the Falcon 6X. “Today’s rollout is a significant achievement. I am very pleased to present the addition of an all-new aircraft design within the Falcon family,… Read More ›

The EcoPulse™ hybrid aircraft demonstrator achieves its first key milestone with success

The EcoPulse™ distributed propulsion hybrid aircraft demonstrator – which is being developed by Daher, Safran and Airbus with the support of France’s CORAC civil aviation research council – has successfully passed its Preliminary Design Review as a first key step toward validating the project’s feasibility and firming up the architecture for a first flight scheduled… Read More ›

Ryanair Orders 75 More Boeing 737 MAX Jets

– Europe’s largest airline grows its firm 737 order book to 210 airplanes. – High-capacity 737-8 jet to support Ryanair’s recovery and future growth with better fuel efficiency and environmental performance.   Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ryanair announced today that Europe’s largest airline is placing a firm order for 75 additional 737 MAX airplanes, increasing its order… Read More ›

OGMA an Embraer Group Company becomes new Pratt & Whitney Authorized Maintenance Center to support GTF engines

• OGMA joins Pratt & Whitney’s Authorized Maintenance Center network, one of the world’s largest aircraft engine manufacturers • OGMA invests 74 million euros and starts to maintain GTF (Geared Turbofan) engines, used by the new generation of commercial aircraft, namely Airbus A320neo family, the Airbus A220, and the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 • Project… Read More ›

EASA lays out its proposed conditions for return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX

      The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) concerning the Boeing 737 MAX for public consultation, signalling its intention to approve the aircraft to return to Europe’s skies within a matter of weeks. The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded by EASA on March 12, 2019, following two accidents with… Read More ›

Korean Air A220 Fleet and Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engine Lead Recovery in Air Travel in South Korea

  “Korean Air has been operating ten A220s and these aircraft are used on our domestic and short-haul routes. Thanks to its more fuel-efficient engines, Korean Air’s GTF-powered A220s have lower operating cost, which enables us to utilize the fleet effectively,” said Lee Soo Keun, chief operating officer at Korean Air. “It’s important to us… Read More ›

Bye Aerospace and Safran announce Cooperation Agreement to equip eFlyer all-electric aircraft with ENGINeUS™ electric smart motors

Bye Aerospace, developer of the eFlyer family of all-electric aircraft, and Safran Electrical & Power, a world leader in aircraft electrical systems, announced that a Cooperation Agreement has been signed to equip the eFlyer 2 & eFlyer 4 aircraft with the ENGINeUS™ electric smart motors. Bye Aerospace is FAA-certifying the two-seat, all-electric eFlyer 2 for… Read More ›

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

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 ›

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