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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
May 30th
Aerion Corp. is proceeding under a self-imposed, noise-inspired deadline to submit by the end of 2017 an initial application for FAA type certification of its still-embryonic supersonic business jet. read more
May 30th
Following its busiest year to date in 2015, Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Center reports that the first four months of this year have been its busiest ever start to a year. read more
May 30th
Mergers and acquisitions in the management, charter and FBO sector will continue, according to four experts at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. read more
May 29th
Agricultural aviation is a market expected to be affected more significantly that most by growing use of unmanned aircraft for task ranging from aerial mapping to crop spraying. read more
May 29th
The first run of GE Aviation’s 2,000-hp-class advanced turboprop series, internally known as GE93, is on track for the fourth quarter of 2017, business and general aviation and integrated systems VP Brad Mottier says. read more
May 28th
For the past few weeks, customers coming to Textron Aviation’s Wichita Beechcraft delivery center have been stepping inside a mockup of the new turboprop, which has yet to be given a name, for a look. read more
May 28th
Eleven years after launching Embraer Executive Jets in 2005, the Brazilian company has made significant progress toward its goal of winning 36% of the world’s business jet market. read more
May 28th
U.S.-based Flexjet will launch into Europe as a private jet travel and charter operator later this year. read more
May 28th
The British public votes on June 23 whether the U.K. should remain in the European Union. Whichever way it goes, it’s a massive decision for Britain and the EU. read more
May 28th
The HA-420 HondaJet has received European Aviation Safety Agency type certification, opening the door for the first two deliveries. read more
May 27th
Aviation Week Staff GENEVA, Switzerland—Bombardier has confirmed that Flexjet is the previously undisclosed customer that purchased 20 Challenger 350 jets. read more
May 27th
SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil—Very light jets (VLJ) were all the craze when Embraer launched the Phenom 100 and 300 in 2005. read more
News from FlightGlobal
May 25th
Reunion s Air Austral has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8, becoming the first French operator to take the type.
May 22nd
Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet Air has signed an order for 100 Boeing 737 Max 200s, making it the second customer to commit to the high-density variant.
May 18th
Jeju Air plans to grow its fleet of Boeing 737-800s to about 40 aircraft by 2019, says director of planning Hyuk Park.
May 12th
Embraer says the company is confident of more commercial orders from Asia-Pacific, as the region s carriers cash-in on the low fuel prices and grow their fleet size.
May 12th
Utah-based SkyWest Inc has dampened its tone on the Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ90, as US scope clause relief remains elusive at its partners.
May 12th
Embraer has called on Asia Pacific carriers to pursue more secondary markets with regional aircraft, thereby increasing connectivity within the region.
May 9th
Embraer has delivered Japan s first E190 to J-Air, regional subsidiary of Japan Airlines (JAL), with the inaugural revenue flight taking place between Osaka Itami and Kagoshima on 10 May.
May 9th
Buoyant backlogs of commercial jet orders have led manufacturers to ramp up production to levels that might prove unsustainable, Flightglobal's Ascend consultancy has warned.
May 6th
There has been much industry comment about whether the market has over-ordered , as the global firm backlog for commercial jets now represents a 60% share of the current fleet and almost nine years of production at 2016 s rate.
May 5th
Tianjin Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330, and said that the type, together with A350s and A320s, will form the core of its fleet going forward.
May 2nd
Delta Air Lines debuts its first Airbus A321 tomorrow, its 19th mainline fleet type as it continues to shift its fleet towards larger gauge aircraft.
April 29th
American Airlines could begin returning Airbus A319s to lessors in 2017, widening the small narrowbody gap in its mainline fleet.
News from AviationNews
May 26th
The final test of the fifth-generation F-35 stealth multirole fighter jet has been delayed for 2018, US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and... The post Pentagon Admits Delays to F-35 Final Operational Test for 2018 appeared first o...
May 26th
ORLANDO, Fla., May 26, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $321.8 million sole-source contract from the U.S. Navy for the continuation of... The post Lockheed Martin Receives $321 Million to Continue LRASM Integration and Test Program appea...
May 26th
Fort Worth, TX (May 25, 2016) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of a Bell 407GXP to Sichuan Xiangyun... The post Bell Helicopter signs with Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co., Ltd. for Bell 407GXP appeared f...
May 25th
The six H130s operate scheduled flights between Monaco and Nice. More than 15,000 passengers transported since start of operations in January. Monacair has received the... The post Monacair takes delivery of its 6th and last H130 from Airbus Helicopters ...
May 25th
Fourth Global 6000 jet to join Comlux VIP fleet Fleet to be comprised of seven Bombardier business aircraft Bombardier announced the signing of a purchasing... The post Comlux Expands VIP Fleet with Purchase of a Global 6000 Business Jet appeared first o...
May 25th
China’s national flag carrier becomes the first customer in the nation to operate the airplane. Boeing and Air China officially unveiled the airline’s first 787-9... The post Air China Introduces its First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner appeared fir...
May 25th
First offshore-configured AW169 follows helicopters already delivered to customers in Europe and Australia for passenger transport, air ambulance and utility roles Second AW169 to be... The post Leonardo-Finmeccanica: offshore helicopter fleet grows in t...
May 24th
Named for the astronomer who pinpointed Earth’s true position in the Solar System, the Galileo satellite navigation system that will help Europe find its way... The post ESA: 14 Galileo satellites now in orbit appeared first on AVIATIONNEWS.EU. [ THIS I...
May 24th
Embraer Executive Jets and the Germany-based business charter operator Air Hamburg have signed a purchase agreement for yet another Legacy 650. The agreement was announced... The post Air Hamburg orders one more Embraer Legacy 650 business jet appeared f...
May 24th
Airbus has added Jet Aviation and its MRO facilities to its ACJ Service Centre network, enhancing choice and geographical reach for its corporate jet customers... The post Airbus Corporate Jets adds Jet Aviation to Service Centre network appeared first o...
May 24th
The latest aircraft add to 11 AW139s already in service in the country  Current and future Government roles include relief, transportation and search and rescue... The post Pakistan selects the AW139 for SAR role appeared first on AVIATIONNEWS.EU. [ THI...
May 24th
Lisbon, Portugal, May 24, 2016 – TAP is the newest airline to operate Embraer’s E-Jets in Europe. Yesterday, the company launched scheduled flights with the... The post TAP Express is the first E-Jets operator in Portugal appeared first on AVIATION...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
May 25th
Paris has agreed to decrease the pricing of its long-awaited deal on Rafale fighter jets with New Delhi by some 7-8 percent, local media reported Wednesday. The countries have been in talks on Rafales since 2012 but disagreements on the pricing and India...
May 24th
Canadian training and simulation firm CAE has teamed with American warplane contractor Draken International to offer 16 Douglas A-4 Skyhawks as aggressors for Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 combat training.
May 24th
NATO is ready to intervene in the situation in Libya if the country's Government of National Accord (GNA) files a corresponding request, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.
May 24th
The Navy has plans to boost its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler capabilities in the coming years to match an evolving threat, but plane manufacturer Boeing is still pushing for conformal fuel tanks, an advanced cockpit system and a new engine th...
May 24th
The Tejas LCA, India's indigenously developed light combat aircraft, which continues to be under development for the last three decades, is a compromised aircraft and has only 35 per cent indigenous components. The induction schedule has been revised seve...
May 24th
Venezuela’s military is ready for the looming invasion by the United States. That was the message President Nicolás Maduro seemed eager to convey over the weekend as he presided over a military exercise that put his country’s troops and weaponry center st...
May 24th
INDIA IS yet to respond, either verbally or in writing, to a letter sent to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 1 by his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, who made what is said to be the “best offer” his country can make in a government-to-gov...
May 24th
The Pentagon appears to be no closer to reaching an agreement with Lockheed Martin on contracts for the production of 151 F-35 Lightning II aircraft as part of low-rate production lots nine and 10.
May 24th
Force protection is critical in a foreign military engagement. Russia, it seems, is learning this the hard way. At least four helicopters and 20 trucks were destroyed at the T4 airbase near Palmyra, most likely by Grad rockets fired by the Islamic State. ...
May 24th
Following on reports of Botswana in discussions with Sweden over the purchase of eight Gripen C/D fighter jets, it has emerged that the southern African country is seeking to acquire armoured vehicles and air defence systems as well.