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Citation Longitude circles the globe: 31,000 nautical miles in 31 days

March 14, 2018

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the Cessna Citation Longitude has successfully circumnavigated the globe, demonstrating its commanding performance and impressive reliability to customers along the way. Throughout its world tour, the Longitude traveled more than 31,000 nautical miles, flew 27 legs and visited 12 countries.  “This far-reaching tour enabled… Read More ›

Cessna SkyCourier completes initial wind tunnel testing, final design takes shape

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has completed initial wind tunnel testing of its new twin-engine Cessna SkyCourier turboprop. Results from comprehensive wind tunnel tests will provide performance and aerodynamic characteristics and structural load data, further finalizing the aircraft design.  “For the initial wind tunnel testing, we use a custom,… Read More ›

Boeing Recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for 10,000th 737

– World’s best-selling jetliner reaches new milestone fueled by strong market demand. Thousands of Boeing (NYSE: BA) employees gathered at the company’s Renton, Wash. factory today to celebrate the 10,000th 737 to come off the production line. With this airplane, a 737 MAX 8 for Southwest Airlines, the 737 has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for… Read More ›

Turkish Airlines selects A350 XWB, lifting its fleet to new heights

Airbus newest widebody aircraft for leading Turkish carrier Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire 25 A350-900 aircraft plus five options, underlining its strong confidence in the global market-dynamism and growth. “This significant order will continue to enable our flag carrier to further compete, expand and reach new short and… Read More ›

Gulfstream enhances customer support by launching center dedicated to AOG resolution

Integrated Team In Place Spearheads Quicker Return To Service Of Grounded Aircraft Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has created a center dedicated to the resolution of aircraft-on-ground (AOG) issues, providing Gulfstream operators with an unprecedented level of integrated support and ensuring faster return to service of their grounded aircraft. The nearly 2,400 square-foot/223 square-meter… Read More ›

Embraer E190-E2 Granted Certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

In a ceremony held at the Company’s facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer received Type Certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency)…. Read More ›

Dassault Aviation Launches Falcon 6X, Setting New Standard In Long-Range Large-Cabin Segment

Dassault Aviation today unveiled the Falcon 6X, the most spacious, advanced and versatile twinjet in business aviation. This new 5,500 nm aircraft will make its first flight in early 2021 and begin deliveries in 2022. Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Pure®Power PW800 engines have been selected to power the Falcon 6X that offers the largest, quietest… Read More ›

Bombardier Challenger 350 Aircraft to Expand its Segment-defining Performance Capabilities with Imminent Steep Approach Certification

Outstanding short-field performance and steep-approach capability open new destinations such as London City Airport (LCY), giving passengers direct access to one of the world’s greatest financial centres With this upcoming certification, all Bombardier business jets from the super mid-size to ultra-long-range segments will be capable of performing steep approach landings while maintaining their signature smooth… Read More ›

Indian demand for new aircraft forecasted at 1,750 over 20 years

20-year growth almost twice as fast as the world average Largest footprint in India of any international aircraft manufacturer Every Airbus commercial aircraft is partly ‘Made in India’  India will require 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic, according to… Read More ›

Boeing, Hawaiian Airlines Announce Purchase of 10 787 Dreamliners.

– Hawaiian switches to market-leading Dreamliner for its large airplane of the future – 787’s superior performance gives Hawaiian flexibility to increase capacity and expand service Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Hawaiian Airlines announced today that the carrier has selected the market-leading 787 Dreamliner as its flagship airplane for medium to long-haul flights. As part of the… Read More ›

Back-to-back painting of the initial two A330neo jetliners is completed for the Portuguese flag carrier

The initial two A330neo jetliners destined for an airline operator have rolled out of the paint shop bearing the red and green livery of TAP Air Portugal, which will become the launch operator of this new member in Airbus’ A330 family – the most popular widebody family ever. Both aircraft received the Portuguese airline’s branding… Read More ›

Challenger 350 Dominates 2017 Deliveries in the Super Midsize Segment, Tops the Medium Category

Bombardier delivered 56 Challenger 350 aircraft in 2017, capturing 53 percent of the super midsize segment Challenger 300 aircraft series have tallied more deliveries in the last decade than any other business jet platform Optimally-balanced wing, engine and landing gear designed for an exceptionally smooth ride Cabin optimized with state-of-the-art acoustical insulation, delivering interior sound levels… Read More ›

Embraer Signs Pool Program Contract with Widerøe for E-Jets E2.

São José dos Campos, Brazil, January 4, 2018 – Embraer and Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia and launch customer for the E190-E2, have reached an agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program for the airline’s soon to be inducted E2 fleet. This is the first contract of its kind signed for the E-Jets… Read More ›

First BelugaXL transporter rolls off assembly line.

This next-generation super transporter is one of the largest aircraft in existence The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be used to transport completed sections of Airbus aircraft among the company’s European production… Read More ›

Boeing Sets Airplane Delivery Record, Finishes 2017 with Larger Order Book

– Delivered 763 commercial airplanes to lead industry for sixth straight year – Won 912 net orders valued at $134.8 billion at list prices SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017, driven by high… Read More ›

Historic Milestone in Swiss Economic History: Pilatus Obtains PC-24 Type Certificates.

On 7 December 2017 Pilatus obtained type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US-American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the first ever Swiss business jet. Certification of the Super Versatile Jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, which will see the PC-24 business jet take off from Central Switzerland for… Read More ›

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

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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