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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 ›

GULFSTREAM LAUNCHES SYSTEMS TESTING WITH FIRST G600 IRON BIRD FLIGHT

  Simulated Flight Reflects Aircraft Program’s Steady Progression Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the Gulfstream G600 iron bird recently completed its “first flight,” demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to research and development and the growing maturity of the G600 aircraft program. A spatially correct, dimensionally accurate structure that includes a flight deck, the iron… Read More ›

Cabin Management Reaches New Heights

Cabin management systems on business jets have become as important to travellers as the stylish interiors, with demand rising for comparable comforts and connectivity as those of the best hotels. Honeywell is offering upgrades for its analogue C-series systems, which will deliver digital capabilities over a three-phase upgrade that will include updated HD monitors and… Read More ›

Kaman to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Tooling Facility in UK.

A recent visit by Rt. Hon. Vince Cable, the U.K. Secretary of State for Business, is the first in a series of high-profile events at Kaman’s new $4.2M (£2.5M) U.K.-based tooling and manufacturing facility.  “Kaman’s expansion and continued success is one of the encouraging signs of growth in Burnley,” said Business Secretary Cable after touring… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce and Aselsan agree to explore engine control systems collaboration.

Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aselsan A.S, one of Turkey’s leading electronics companies, to explore potential collaboration opportunities in the area of engine control systems. Commenting on the agreement Bob Stoddart, Rolls-Royce President of Customer Business – Defence, said: “Having had some very positive initial discussions with the team at Aselsan we believe that… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce to strengthen research and development for future aero engines in Dahlewitz.

Rolls-Royce has today revealed plans to develop key aero-engine technologies at its Dahlewitz site in Germany. This follows the ground-breaking in March of a new test-bed for power gearboxes, which will support the development of the next generation of aero-engine designs. Research in Dahlewitz will create technologies delivering lower weight, lower cost, lower fuel consumption and… Read More ›

Airbus Helicopters introduces more personalization to its Hermès designed EC135 aircraft.

Airbus Helicopters – the rotorcraft market leader in business and private aviation – is bringing a EC135 T2e l’Hélicoptère par Hermès, in new colors, to Geneva, Switzerland as part of the company’s participation at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). At the airshow, Airbus Helicopters is showcasing opportunities for additional personalization to… Read More ›

Aeroflot Expands Fleet with New A320.

Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new A320 fitted with state-of-the-art aerodynamic Sharklets wing-tips. The aircraft has been named in honour of Soviet cosmonaut Pavel Ivanovich Beliaev. Sharklets improve aircraft aerodynamics and reduce fuel consumption on long-haul flights (up to 4 per cent, according to Airbus). These new wing-tips are 2.4 m high and made of composite materials. All A320 aircraft are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the… Read More ›

GULFSTREAM DELIVERS 100th AIRCRAFT EQUIPPED WITH COMPANY-DESIGNED CABIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently delivered the 100th Gulfstream aircraft equipped with the company’s state-of-the-art cabin management system. The Gulfstream-controlled and -designed equipment, known as the Gulfstream Cabin Management System (GCMS), is standard on Gulfstream G650 and G280 aircraft and is part of the Elite Interior option for the G550 and G450. The 100th customer delivery… Read More ›

Royal Jordanian renews component support contract with AFI KLM E&M Group.

Royal Jordanian, a long-standing AFI KLM E&M customer, renewed its trust in the services of the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) group by signing a new contract to provide its A320 fleet with component support. The agreement covers the Royal Jordanian’s A320s fleet, which counts 13 aircraft, and includes the provision of a main base… Read More ›

Rockwell Collins high-fidelity image generation systems featured on new Sukhoi Superjet 100 simulators.

Three Sukhoi Superjet 100 full-flight simulators featuring Rockwell Collins image generation and projection systems are successfully operating in SuperJet International training centers in Moscow and Venice, as well as in Aeroflot Airlines training facilities.Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, the manufacturer of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, purchased the simulators, which feature Rockwell Collins’ EP™-1000CT image generation system.Rockwell Collins image generation systems are software-centric, can run on a range of hardware… Read More ›

AOPA formally opposes ECi cylinder AD.

AOPA has filed formal comments asking the FAA to withdraw a proposed airworthiness directive (AD) that could affect thousands of ECi cylinders. The association’s Dec. 11 comments warn that the drastic course proposed by the AD isn’t supported by the data, could cost much more than the FAA estimates, and has the potential to cause more safety… Read More ›

Ardiden 3C / WZ16, the new Turbomeca / Avic engine, has completed its first run on test bench.

As planned, the first run of the Ardiden 3C helicopter engine, named WZ16 in China, jointly developed by Turbomeca (Safran) and AVIC Engine on an equally shared basis, was successfully achieved at Turbomeca Bordes (France) plant. This significant milestone confirms the good aeromechanical behavior and performances of this new generation engine and allows engagement in… Read More ›

Eurocopter’s EC175 sets two climb records, confirming this new helicopter’s performance capabilities.

Text author: s.chery Eurocopter’s EC175 – which opens new standards for the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment – has achieved two time-to-climb records, further validating its performance as the rotorcraft’s flight manual is submitted to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as part of the certification process. These milestones have occurred as Eurocopter targets EASA certification… Read More ›

Air Algérie orders three A330 passenger aircraft.

Air Algérie has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier’s continued growth plans. This order has been placed at Dubai Airshow 2013. The new aircraft will be deployed on medium and long haul routes from the Air Algérie hub in Algeria. Air Algérie has already ordered a… Read More ›

A320neo programme starts first major-component assembly.

First A320neo engine pylon assembled in Toulouse. Other NEO subassemblies taking shape soon across Airbus sites. Airbus has achieved assembly of the engine pylon for the first A320neo to fly. The pylon (depicted below), which has just been completed at the dedicated pylon facility in St Eloi in Toulouse, is the first major airframe component… Read More ›

Embraer Executive Jets Selects Rockwell Collins Systems for the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 Program.

Embraer Executive Jets announced today, during its press conference at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2013, that the Company has selected Rockwell Collins’ HGS-3500, the first-ever Head-up Guidance System (HGS) for mid-light and mid-size business jets, and the new multi-spectral EVS-3000 enhanced vision system for its Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 program. “Our… Read More ›

GULFSTREAM TO LAUNCH ENHANCED AND REBRANDED MAINTENANCE TRACKING PROGRAM, MYCMP.

Redesign Streamlines Customer Experience And Provides Greater Functionality, Including Electronic Task Card And E-Signature Capabilities. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has redesigned the website for its industry-leading maintenance tracking system — Computerized Maintenance Program (CMP) — to provide customers with easier site navigation and greater functionality. The upgrade includes a name change. In early November,… Read More ›

China Airlines Inaugurates Creative Cooking Competition to Find Future Master Chefs!

China Airlines is launching the China Airlines Cup Creative Cooking Competition and invites tertiary students in catering or other food-related majors to register for it. The challenge will require students to use local, eco-friendly, and creative ingredients to design and create in-flight meals. Winning students will each receive an award of up to NTD50,000, while… Read More ›

Dassault Delivers 500th Falcon 2000.

Dassault Aviation recently achieved a venerable milestone when the 500th Falcon 2000 was delivered into service from the Little Rock Completion Center. The aircraft, a Falcon 2000S, will be operated by a customer based in the UK. The Falcon 2000 fleet has accumulated nearly 2 million flight hours to date, reflecting its huge popularity among… Read More ›

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