Archive | July, 2016

PC-21 Australia First Flight

RAAF PC-21 Completed Its First Flight

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is pleased to announce that the first of 49 PC-21 aircraft destined for the Australian Defence Force has successfully completed its initial production test flight at the factory in Stans, Switzerland. The flight took place only seven months after contract signature. Under a contract signed in December 2015 aimed at harmonising Australian […]

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Global Hawk Surpasses 200,000 Flight Hours

Global Hawk Surpasses 200,000 Flight Hours

SAN DIEGO – 26 July, 2016  Northrop Grumman Corporation’s autonomous Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) surpassed 200,000 flight hours, reinforcing its status as the most effective high altitude, long endurance intelligence gathering  aircraft in the world. The U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawks logged 88 percent of the 200,000 flight hours with the remaining hours […]

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Garmin G5 introduced

Garmin® introduces G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft

OLATHE, Kan. /July 24, 2016/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced FAA approval of the Garmin G5 electronic flight instrument in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. Installation approval is accomplished via supplemental type certificate (STC) with a comprehensive approved model list (AML) containing 562 aircraft models. The compact and cost-effective […]

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First A330-200 For Tibet Airlines

First A330-200 For Tibet Airlines

Tibet Airlines receives its first A330-200 30 June 2016 Lhasa based Tibet Airlines has received its first widebody aircraft, an A330-200 with increased 242 tonne maximum take-off-weight (MTOW), following a handover in Toulouse, France. The increased MTOW, the first A330-200 in China, allows airlines to operate from the most demanding high altitude airports where take […]

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Gulstream G280 Sets New Speed Record

G280 Sets New Speed Record

Gulfstream G280 sets speed record between Michigan & UK 30 June 2016 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation today announced that its mid-sized Gulfstream G280 set a speed record between Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Luton, England, completing the flight in just seven hours and boosting the aircraft’s record-setting tally to 54. The aircraft departed Gerald R. Ford International […]

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Air Astana Announces Almaty-Tehran

Air Astana Announces Almaty-Tehran Flights

Air Astana launches Almaty – Tehran service 30 June 2016 Air Astana launched a new non-stop flight from Almaty to Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran, today. Flights will operate three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) and will be served by Embraer 190 aircraft. The cabin will feature nine Business […]

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