11/04/2018

TrueNoord, the regional aircraft lessor, has closed the purchase of three Embraer E190 aircraft from GECAS. These aircraft are under lease with and operated by HOP!, the regional operator for AirFrance-KLM in France. This additional group of three regionally operated E190 aircraft adds to the significant investment in TrueNoord’s Embraer fleet under lease and increases […]

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30/01/2018

Avfuel Corporation announced a banner year in 2017, providing momentum for further growth in the new year. The nation’s leading independent supplier of aviation fuel and services experienced a remarkably good year in the addition of branded locations. In total, the company added more than 30 branded FBOs in strategic locations across North America and […]

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11/04/2018

MTU Maintenance Canada and Lockheed Martin have signed two contracts covering the maintenance, repair and overhaul of CF6-50C2 engines as well as accessory repair for the engines. Combined, the contracts have a value of around 135 million U.S. Dollars. These contracts support Lockheed Martin in their maintenance program for KC-10 Extender refuelling tanker aircraft program […]

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20/12/2017

First Factory-Owned Service Center In China Established As Valuable Customer Resource Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently celebrated five years of successful operations at Gulfstream Beijing, its company-owned service center in China. The facility, a joint venture between Gulfstream and HNA Technic, was the first factory-owned business-jet service center in China when it opened in November 2012. […]

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11/04/2018

Elbit Systems Ltd. completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of the privately-owned US company Universal Avionics Systems Corporation (“Universal Avionics”) for a purchase price of approximately $120 million. Headquartered in Tucson Arizona, and operating in several facilities across the U.S., Universal Avionics is a developer and manufacturer of commercial avionics systems for the […]

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30/01/2018

SmartSky’s best-in-class, future-ready airborne network got a boost today from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Avidyne Corporation, SmartSky’s avionics manufacturing partner, was awarded the first supplemental type certificate (STC) that provides for the installation and operation of a SmartSky 4G LTE system, in this case, on a Cessna Citation Excel. Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn stated, […]

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11/04/2018

Jet Aviation and Hawker Pacific announced that Jet Aviation has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of integrated aviation solutions across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, for US$250 million. “The acquisition of Hawker Pacific represents a significant step in expanding our footprint, capability and customer offer across Asia […]

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20/12/2017

Piper Aircraft Inc. achieved double-digit growth in new aircraft revenue and deliveries for 2017 as demand for trainer aircraft and M-class products continued to expand. The increase in demand for Piper products and resulting increase in production volume has driven the company headcount to over 900 employees located at the Piper world headquarters in Vero […]

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11/04/2018

Operating an H125 in New Caledonia, HELICAL recently opted for Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart support package, becoming the first South Pacific operator to use the service. HELICAL, a member of the HCM Group of New Caledonia, recently became the first South Pacific company to choose Airbus’ HCare Smart contract. Under the service, scheduled and unscheduled […]

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29/01/2018

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, committed to strengthening its investment in the Asia-Pacific region, will display several of its commercial and special mission products. Notably, the Cessna Citation Longitude will be making its regional debut at the upcoming Singapore Airshow, Feb. 6-9, 2018 at Chalet CD11 at the Singapore Changi Airport. Products […]

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11/04/2018

Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost carrier, flynas, signed a Letter of Agreement with CFM International for the purchase of 160 LEAP-1A engines to power 80 Airbus A320neo aircraft, along with a long-term services agreement on a pay by-the-hour basis. The signing ceremony was attended by Ayed Al Jeaid – Chairman of flynas and Bander Al Mohanna […]

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20/12/2017

Mahindra Aerospace has chosen Hartzell Propeller’s three-blade 84-inch diameter aluminum propeller for its Airvan 10 single engine turbine-powered 10-seat utility aircraft, certified earlier this year. Hartzell’s lightweight hub turbine propeller is constant speed, feathering, reversing and optimized for an improved climb rate. “Mahindra’s selection of a Hartzell prop for its flagship airplane is the most […]

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11/04/2018

A consortium of leading aerospace companies, supported by associated partners, have launched an ambitious research project that is aimed at providing the basis for aircraft cabin designs of the future, in particular by also connecting separate cabin applications such as seating, galleys and lavatories without cabling. Among the key goals are the integration of cabin […]

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26/01/2018

Jet Aviation’s facility at St. Louis will auction parts, components, tooling, and other equipment and materials in February as it completes the phasing out of MRO and Completions operations at that site. Jet Aviation will continue to operate its St. Louis FBO. Potential bidders should contact Jet Aviation by email at jstlauction@jetaviation.com to register and […]

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11/04/2018

The HondaJet has received type certifications from Argentina’s Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC) and Panama’s Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil (AAC). The announcement was made at the International Air & Space Fair (FIDAE) at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago, Chile where the HondaJet is being showcased for the first time. The HondaJet holds […]

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