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Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines Installed on the First A320neo Family Aircraft to be Delivered from the Airbus Mobile, Alabama Production Facility.

Airbus recently received Pratt & Whitney GTF engines for installation on the first A320neo family aircraft to be assembled and delivered out of its Mobile, Alabama production facility. The engines were installed on an A321neo aircraft as final assembly and delivery preparations continue. “We are thrilled that the first A320neo family aircraft to be delivered… Read More ›

Gulfstream exceeds G500 and G600 planned performance.

Increased Capabilities Reflect Company’s Discipline, Rigor And Continuous-Improvement Culture. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that its long-range Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 offer even better performance than originally promised. During rigorous flight testing, the all-new aircraft have exceeded expectations, regularly demonstrating capabilities beyond the company’s initial projections. As a result, Gulfstream is announcing new performance… 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 ›

Falcon modification contract granted to Sabena technics by Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation selects Sabena technics as a partner for the modification of four Falcon 50 Ms aircraft belonging to the French Navy. The Falcon 50Ms aircraft carry out daily missions of surveillance and maritime rescue. After modification, the cabins will be equipped with a hatch which will allow a rescue boat (the SAR chain) to… Read More ›

China Airlines becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. CAL’s A350-900 is configured with a premium three class layout with a total of 306 seats, comprising 32 in Premium Business class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 31 in… Read More ›

Transportation Partners Selects LEAP-1A Engines to power 174 A320neo Aircraft.

• Order valued at $4.9 billion U.S. at list price. • Expands long-term material service agreement and enhances MRO support. At a special signing ceremony here today, Transportation Partners, the leasing arm of Lion Group, and CFM International announced an order for 348 LEAP-1A engines to power 174 firm Airbus A320neo aircraft. The aircraft order… Read More ›

E190-E2 heralds a new era in the 130-seat jet segment.

Embraer, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, today took a step in the consolidation of its leadership by presenting the E190-E2, the first E2 jet – Embraer´s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The aircraft´s maiden flight is scheduled for the second half of 2016, with entry… Read More ›

Boeing X-48C Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Completes Flight Testing.

The Boeing (NYSE: BA) X-48C research aircraft flew for the 30th and final time April 9, marking the successful completion of an eight-month flight-test program to explore and further validate the aerodynamic characteristics of the Blended Wing Body design concept. All 30 flights were conducted at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. The X-48C typically flew for… Read More ›

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Diamond D-JET coming to EAA AirVenture 2012.

“The D-JET programhas continued to make steady progress through the industry wide turbulences of the past several years,” said Peter Maurer, President and CEO of Diamond’sCanadian operations. “We are nearing 700 hrs of D-JET development flight test time and are very pleased with the results. Our recent flights have focused on verifying compliance with the FAR… Read More ›

CASSIDIAN successfully accomplishes new test flights with Barracuda unmanned technology test bed.

Cassidian has successfully carried out a series of test flights with its Barracuda UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) technology demonstrator at Goose Bay military airfield in Canada. This year, the unmanned aerial test bed completed five test flights in June and July 2012 in the context of the research and development programme “Agile UAV in a… Read More ›

Dassault’s New Falcon 2000S expected to beat Initial Performance Targets.

Though barely one year into flight testing, Dassault’s newest aircraft, the twin-engine Falcon 2000S, is already demonstrating performance figures substantially higher than the capabilities announced when the program was launched on the eve of last year’s show. To date, the test aircraft has accumulated more than 300 flight hours in over 130 flights and opened… Read More ›

GULFSTREAM G650 MOVES CLOSER TO 2012 ENTRY-INTO-SERVICE

Three Aircraft Moving To Final-Phase Manufacturing Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 has moved several steps closer to its anticipated certification later this year after completing tests of its fly-by-wire system, engine inlet compatibility and operation in hot weather, among other tests. As of Oct. 5, the four aircraft in the flight-test program had accumulated… Read More ›

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