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Pilatus PC-12 NG Continues to Lead Business Aircraft Market in Both Sales and Service

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October 15, 2017

After delivering 91 units of its popular single engine turboprop PC-12 NG in 2016, Pilatus executives at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) are optimistic that there are numerous growth opportunities around the world for it to sustain its sales leadership position. Earlier this year, in an independent survey conducted by Professional Pilot magazine,… Read More ›

Boeing, Ruili Airlines Announce Commitment for 20 737 MAXs

Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Ruili Airlines today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for 20 737 MAX airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The airplanes, valued at approximately $2.2 billion at current list prices, will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries websiteonce all contingencies are cleared. “We are very excited about adding more 737… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Gives $1 Million to Metropolitan State University to Grow Expertise in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will announce today a $1 million grant to Metropolitan State University of Denver during the inauguration of the school’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building. The grant and work there will shape the workforce of the future in manufacturing affordable, capable, innovative spacecraft. The funds, distributed over four years, establish an on-campus Lockheed Martin Additive Manufacturing Laboratory,… Read More ›

Law Enforcement Pioneer Use of Lockheed Martin Indago Unmanned Aerial System with Project Lifesaver International

Indago quadrotor UAS helps first responders locate at-risk missing individuals Sheriff’s agencies are poised to use the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Indago quadrotor small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to perform search and rescue operations as part of the Project Lifesaver International (PLI) program that supports clients with autism, Down syndrome and dementia. Indago is paired… Read More ›

A350-1000 Early Long Flight proves its exclusive cabin comfort and maturity

Airbus test aircraft performed Early Long Flight in typical airline operating conditions. The A350-1000completed successfully its first and unique “Early Long Flight” with 310 passengers on board, including 10 Airbus Flight Test crew members and 13 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew. Test aircraft MSN065 took off from and landed in Toulouse on May 11th after a… Read More ›

Delta orders 30 additional A321s

Fourth Delta A321ceo order in as many years. Delta Air Lines has placed an incremental order for 30 firm A321ceo aircraft. This order follows three previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member. The airline took delivery of its first A321 in March of last year. Delta… Read More ›

Third Gulfstream G600 joins flight-test program

Addition Of Third Aircraft In Five Months Marks Maturity Of Aircraft’s Development Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the third Gulfstream G600 test aircraft successfully completed its first flight. The move comes after the first G600 flight in mid-December 2016. The G600 took off at 8:51 a.m. from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport on May 5,… Read More ›

Pilatus Reports Successful Business Year 2016

With sales revenue of 821 million Swiss francs, performance in financial 2016 was better than expected. Operating earnings totalled 89 million Swiss francs after deduction of Research and Development investment of 101 million Swiss francs. 56 additional jobs were created across the Group as a whole. 117 aircraft were delivered to customers. The PC-24 development… Read More ›

Second Boeing T-X Aircraft Takes Flight

Designed for U.S. Air Force, Boeing T-X proves low risk, performance, manufacturing repeatability Boeing [NYSE: BA] and partner Saab [Stockholm: SAABB] have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement. During the one-hour flight, lead… Read More ›

Piper, Averett university form aviation alliance

Piper Aircraft, Inc. and Averett University have launched an Aviation Alliance to provide training aircraft as well as student scholarships, sponsorships, maintenance and instructor training, and enhanced marketing support. The eight-year agreement includes new Piper Archer TX training aircraft for the University as well as training for their aircraft maintenance and instructor teams. Additionally, Piper… Read More ›

Boeing, Silk Way Announce Order for Ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes

  Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Silk Way today announced an order for 10 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order, valued at $1.1 billion at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. “Silk Way’s success and profitability is a direct result of investing in its fleet… Read More ›

Boeing Completes Successful First Flight of 737 MAX 9

The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight today in the skies above Puget Sound. Seen here is an air-to-air shot of the airplane during its test flight. (Paul Weatherman photo) The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight today in the skies above Puget Sound. The 737 MAX… Read More ›

Gulfstream product support grows as Gulfstream Asia-pacific fleet expands

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. continues to add resources for operators in the Asia-Pacific region, home to the company’s largest and fastest-growing international fleet. “Our Asia-Pacific fleet grew by 25 aircraft in 2016 and is now well over 300,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support, who is in Shanghai for the April 11-13 Asian Business Aviation… Read More ›

Airbus highlights ACJ319 at ABACE show

Demonstrates widest cabin of any business jet Airbus Corporate Jets is exhibiting an ACJ319 at the ABACE show in Shanghai, giving prospective customers the opportunity to appreciate its potential and highlighting the company’s commitment to the important Chinese market. It is the first time at the show for the MJet ACJ319, which is certificated to seat… Read More ›

Sikorsky – PZL M28® Twin Turboprop Airplane Arrives in Rio de Janeiro to Demonstrate Short Takeoff and Landing / Multi-Mission Versatility

Aircraft arrives in Rio following strong interest by commercial operators in Trinidad & Tobago and mission demonstration flights to the Brazilian military Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) company, will demonstrate the extraordinary short takeoff and landing capabilities of the M28 turboprop airplane to interested military, civil and commercial operators in Rio de Janeiro during the… Read More ›

Airbus in Hamburg extends Customer Definition Centre (CDC)

New ways of cabin definition for A320 and A330 customers  Airbus in Hamburg has launched the extension of its Customer Definition Centre (CDC) which will serve customers for A320 and A330 aircraft. Thus far, since its operations began in 2014, the CDC has been the ‘product showroom’ exclusively for A350 XWB customers. Following this extension… Read More ›

The Airbus A319neo takes to the skies

Third member of successful A320neo Family starts flight test campaign The first Airbus A319neo performed its maiden flight today, The smallest member of the A320neo Family, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines took off from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after a 5 hour flight. It was piloted by Experimental test pilots Michel Gagneux and… Read More ›

Latin America fleet to more than double during the next 20 years

The Airbus Global Market Forecast sees demand for 2,500 new aircraft for region’s fleet From 2016-2035, Latin America will require 2,570 new passenger and freighter aircraft, including 2,030 single-aisle and 540 widebody, worth an estimated US$350 billion. According to the most recent Airbus Global Market Forecast presented by Rafael Alonso, President of Airbus Latin America… Read More ›

CLASS-LEADING GULFSTREAM TRIO TO LAND AT ABACE 2017

Flagship Gulfstream G650ER To Be Joined By Gulfstream G280 And Gulfstream G550 Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s class-leading trio will arrive at China’s Shanghai Hongqiao Airport this month for the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE). The show will run from April 11-13 at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Center. Gulfstream’s super-midsize Gulfstream G280,… Read More ›

Pilatus PC-12 NG Now Approved for Commercial Operations in Europe

Following a decision by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the PC-12 NG, the world’s best-selling single-engine turboprop aircraft, is now approved for commercial operations in Europe. The PC-12 has been in successful commercial use for years in other parts of the world, be it for business, medical transport or cargo flights.  Single-engine turbine aircraft… Read More ›

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