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Helvetic Airways Receives its First E190-E2 Jet

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November 7, 2019

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Russian-built Superjet 100

Aeroflot and United Aircraft Corporation have signed an agreement for the delivery to Aeroflot, the national carrier, of 100 Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. The document was signed by Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev and President of PJSC United Aircraft Corporation Yury Slyusar during the Eastern Economic Forum in the presence of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir… Read More ›

The “Shark” E190-E2 Arrives in Europe for the Demonstration Tour

Following a successful tour in Africa and in the US, Embraer is now beginning the European and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) part of the E190-E2 worldwide demonstration tour. The aircraft will visit more than 15 countries during September. At each stop, Embraer will show the capabilities of the world’s quietest, cleanest and most… Read More ›

Rostec Modernizes the Be-200 Amphibious Aircraft for Foreign Markets

Rostec’s United Engine Corporation has presented the project to re-equip the Be-200 amphibious aircraft with the Russian-French SaM146 engine unit. The presentation took place at the ongoing Hydroaviasalon-2018 exhibition in the Russian city of Gelendzhik. The modernization will make it possible to introduce the aircraft on the European and American markets, and also to begin… Read More ›

Dassault to highlight Falcon 8X, 900LX Trijets at RUBAE 2018

Falcon 8X celebrates first year in service with Russian operators Dassault Aviation will showcase its Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet and the latest version of its Falcon 900LX large-cabin long range Falcon business jet at this year’s edition of the Russian Business Aviation Exhibit (RUBAE), which opens on September 12 at the Vnukovo 3 business… Read More ›

Biman Signs Order for Three New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million. “We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400… Read More ›

Airbus-sponsored Ang’elles earn their “wings”

The all-women parachuting team has proven its capabilities in international competitions. A world-class parachuting squad requires many of the same qualities that have driven Airbus’ success around the globe: precision, focus and a great team spirit. This is according to Pascale Dumarcet, who is perfectly-positioned to compare the two activities: she’s a design office engineer… Read More ›

Record-setting Gulfstream G500 to visit Rubae 2018

Certified, Clean-Sheet Aircraft Will Join Gulfstream’s Static Display In Advance Of Customer Deliveries Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced its all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 will be on display at the 2018 Russian Business Aviation Exhibition (RUBAE), Sept. 12-14, in Moscow. The G500’s RUBAE debut comes just after the aircraft earned its U.S. Federal Aviation Administration type… Read More ›

Honda Aircraft Company Begins HondaJet Elite Deliveries

The HondaJet Finishes the First Half of 2018 as the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as the HondaJet marks the first half of 2018… Read More ›

OK Aviation Group – Our Authorised Pilatus Centre in the Czech Republic

Husband and wife team Lubomir and Hana Cornak are the successful joint owners of the OK Aviation Group based in Pribram – our Authorised Pilatus PC-12 & PC-24 Sales & Service Centre for Central Europe. Pilatus Aircraft Ltd Anyone who visits the modern hangar operated by OK Aviation at Pribram just under an hour’s drive… Read More ›

Northrop Grumman Performs Successful SABR Fit-Check on F/A-18C Fighter at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

AN/APG-83 is in production and meets desired schedule as low-risk Hornet upgrade option Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has successfully installed a production APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) on a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. The fit check, performed August 2 at the request of the Marine… Read More ›

Textron Systems and Textron Aviation Defense Successfully Integrate Synturian® Mission Control Software and Scorpion Jet, Demonstrate Simulated Manned-Unmanned Teaming Capability

Textron Systems and Textron Aviation, businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today the successful integration and demonstration of the company’s manned-unmanned teaming capability via the Textron Systems’ Synturian® control and collaboration technology and Textron Aviation Defense Scorpion jet. “Through Textron Systems’ extensive experience in the field and Textron Aviation Defense’s expertise, we realize the revolutionary… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Delivers 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy

Delivery Completes Modernization Program Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered the 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport modernized under the U.S. Air Force’s Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) on Aug. 2 at the company’s Marietta, Georgia, facility. The delivery completes the RERP upgrade, which extends the service life of the C-5 fleet out until the… Read More ›

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