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India Gifts HAL Do -228 Aircraft to Seychelles; Aircraft to Fly on Seychelles Independence Day

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June 27, 2018

The External Affairs Minister Mrs Sushma Swaraj handed over HAL Do- 228 aircraft to the President, Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Danny Faure at a ceremony in New Delhi today. With this, the Maritime surveillance of the island nation received the much needed boost. Appreciating India’s support, Mr.  Faure described the `momentous occasion’ as historical day… Read More ›

Boeing, Bamboo Airways Announce Commitment for 20 787 Dreamliners

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bamboo Airways today announced a commitment for 20 787-9 Dreamliners in deal that would be worth $5.6B at current list prices, when finalized. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce office, witnessed by Vuong Dinh Hue, deputy prime minister of Vietnam, and Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant… Read More ›

AEGEAN Airlines firms up order for 30 A320neo Family aircraft

Purchase agreement follows MoU signed in March 2018 Greece’s biggest airline, AEGEAN Airlines, has firmed up an order for the purchase of 30 A320neo Family aircraft at a ceremony in Athens. The purchase agreement, comprising 10 A321neos and 20 A320neos, was signed by AEGEAN Chairman Eftichios Vassilakis and Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders. It… Read More ›

First Landing on an Unpaved Runway for the PC-24

The PC-24 made its first landing on an unpaved runway. The Super Versatile Jet is currently undergoing a programme of post-certification tests with special emphasis on unpaved runway operations. Pilatus plans on obtaining “Rough Field” certification in the fourth quarter of 2018. Woodbridge Airfield to the north east of London offers optimum test conditions: Pilatus… Read More ›

Philippine Airlines’ A350 XWB completes first flight in Toulouse

Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) new A350-900 has completed its first flight from the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse, France. The flight marks the start of the final phase of the production process, leading to customer acceptance and delivery in the coming weeks. Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s. The airline will use these aircraft on its… Read More ›

Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Software Startup Kittyhawk

Integrated technology platform will support a safe, reliable next-generation air traffic management system Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company offering a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Kittyhawk’s technology will support development of a UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) that enables… Read More ›

Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec agree C Series Partnership closing effective July 1, 2018

·         Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, effective July 1, 2018 ·         All regulatory approvals required for the closing of the transaction have been obtained ·         Partnership head office, leadership team and primary final assembly line located in Mirabel, Québec (representing some 2,200 employees and subcontractors), with the support of… Read More ›

Gulfstream Aerospace, community and corporate partners build home for Army veteran

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., along with Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity and other community partners, recently presented a U.S. Army veteran and her family with a newly constructed home. The recipient, wounded during a deployment to Afghanistan, now serves with the Georgia Army National Guard. As part of Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity’s initiative to provide… Read More ›

Fire Aviation – The PC-12 in Use

Two PC-12s play a key role in fire-fighting missions in the USA: Operated by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, they are also used in search and rescue efforts. Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd On average, seven million acres of forest, rangeland, and grasslands in the United States are consumed by fire each year…. Read More ›

Embraer Legacy 450 Sets Transatlantic Speed Record between the United States and Europe

Embraer’s Legacy 450 medium cabin business jet set a new speed record on a recent flight between Portland, Maine in the United States and Farnborough in the United Kingdom, according to the U.S. National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The record-setting flight occurred on March 7, 2018, with two pilots and two passengers on a ferry flight… Read More ›

Gulfstream G500 on final approach for type certification

Concurrent G600 Flight-Test Program Well Into Certification Testing   Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500 is nearing completion of function and reliability (F&R) testing, which will mark the end of the flying required for U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification later this summer. Gulfstream’s other in-development aircraft, the Gulfstream G600, is well into… Read More ›

Honda Aircraft Company Unveils the HondaJet Elite

Honda’s Newest State-of-the-Art, Environmentally Responsible Aircraft Features Increased Range, Updated Avionics Suite and Enhanced Cabin Amenities Honda Aircraft Company today revealed a new upgraded aircraft, the “HondaJet Elite,” at a special hangar event ahead of the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. The HondaJet Elite has achieved an extended range… Read More ›

Boeing Business Jets Grows Order Book With New Sales

Four new orders in 2018 continue sales momentum for industry-leading business jet family Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) [NYSE:BA] have won four new orders in 2018 as elite customers continue to favor Boeing’s portfolio of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes, the company announced today at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE). The new orders this year… Read More ›

Pilatus Extends PC-12 Maintenance Intervals and Delivers Significantly Reduced Operating Costs

Pilatus engineers recently developed and certified a new PC-12 Master Maintenance Plan to give greater flexibility with regard to the timing of required inspections and maintenance. The plan applies to all PC-12 Series, and will reduce required maintenance labour by 20-40%. Based on a detailed analysis of in-service fleet experience of over 6.8 million hours,… Read More ›

Pilatus Attends EBACE with its PC-24 and Series Production is Underway

Pilatus will present its latest flagship at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) from 29 to 31 May in Geneva. Five customers have already received a brand-new PC-24 since deliveries started in February 2018. Series production work on the 84 PC-24s ordered in 2014 is now in full swing at the Pilatus… Read More ›

Pilatus Hands Over PC-24 Super Versatile Jet to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, former Chairman and CEO of the Nestlé Group, accepted the keys to his PC-24, serial number 104. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe is one of the very first owners to fly the brand-new Swiss business jet. Businessman and experienced pilot Peter Brabeck-Letmathe personally took delivery of his PC-24, ordered in 2013, from Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman… Read More ›

Citation Longitude returns to EBACE, nears FAA certification

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is showcasing the company’s new super-midsize Citation Longitude business jet this week at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2018. Fresh from its circumnavigation of the globe in March and now nearing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification, Textron Aviation’s flagship Citation Longitude will be… Read More ›

Citation Latitude thrives in Europe, achieves NetJets milestones

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is today celebrating two milestones during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) 2018 — the success of the NetJets European Citation Latitude fleet, which has recently surpassed 5,000 flight hours, and the delivery of the ninth NetJets Citation Latitude in Europe. The Citation Latitude has… Read More ›

Boeing Business Jets Grows Order Book With New Sales

Four new orders in 2018 continue sales momentum for industry-leading business jet family Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) [NYSE:BA] have won four new orders in 2018 as elite customers continue to favor Boeing’s portfolio of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes, the company announced today at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE). The new orders this year… Read More ›

Textron Aviation unveils upgraded warranty claims processing website at 2018 Customer Conference

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today launched its upgraded warranty claims processing site at the company’s 2018 Customer Conference in Wichita, Kansas. The improved site integrates new functionality into its claim processing and post-purchase support designed to provide a simple, convenient and intuitive experience for customers. The upgraded claims site can be… Read More ›

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