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Transport Canada Certifies 90-Seat Cabin Configuration for Bombardier’s Q400 Aircraft

Launch customer SpiceJet of India to become first airline to take advantage of the extra-capacity turboprop’s increased profitability potential. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its 90-passenger Q400 aircraft configuration has received its certification from Transport Canada, becoming the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity. “With increasing growth in the… Read More ›

Boeing to Establish New Aerospace & Autonomy Center

New research and development facility brings together engineering teams to accelerate development of future mobility solutions 100,000 square foot facility scheduled to open in 2020 Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced plans to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the first major tenant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT)… Read More ›

Airbus’ iflyA380 app for smarter travel now available for Android users

Airbus has released an Android version* of the iflyA380 app, already available for iOS users, bringing the experience of flying on the iconic A380 to even more passengers. In recent years, new technological advances have transformed the expectations of always-connected travellers who demand super convenience, personalization and speed of use in every aspect of their… Read More ›

Gulfstream revolutionizes patient care with state-of-art MEDEVAC Aircraft

Modified G550 Delivered To Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center For Disaster Relief And Air Rescue Services. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has designed and delivered a state-of-the-art Gulfstream G550 medevac aircraft that will revolutionize in-flight medical care. The modified G550 was delivered to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center during a delivery… Read More ›

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

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 ›

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