Archive | March, 2017

Latin America

Airbus Forecasts Doubling Of Latin America Fleet

Latin America fleet to more than double during the next 20 years 30 March 2017 From 2016-2035, Latin America will require 2,570 new passenger and freighter aircraft, including 2,030 single-aisle and 540 widebody, worth an estimated US$350 billion. According to the most recent Airbus Global Market Forecast presented by Rafael Alonso, president of Airbus Latin […]

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CAE Wins NATO E-3A Training Contract

CAE to deliver training services for NATO E-3A aircrews 30 March 2017 CAE today announced that it has signed a contract with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to provide comprehensive training services, including instructors, for the NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircrew training programme located at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen in […]

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CANDL Datalink For Camcopter S-100

CANDL datalink heralds manned-unmanned teaming operations 30 March 2017 Patria and Schiebel have been working together to integrate Patria’s sophisticated Compact Airborne Networking Data Link (CANDL) communication network onto the Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). The two European companies’ joint effort is the first step of an ongoing programme of work examining how the […]

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Embraer Flies First E195-E2

Embraer Flies the E195-E2 ahead of schedule 29 March 2017 Ten months after the first flight of the E190-E2, today Embraer performed the inaugural flight of another member of the E2 family, ahead of schedule. This Wednesday the E195-E2 took off for the first time. The flight, originally scheduled for the second half of the […]

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HondaJet Tours Taiwan, Hong Kong

HondaJet to make first appearance in Hong Kong, Taipei 29 March 2017 Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet will make its first appearance in Hong Kong and Taipei next month. The visits will immediately follow the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai, China. “Honda Aircraft Company continues to evaluate new markets […]

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RUAG Refurbishes Indian Global 5000 Cabin

RUAG completes Global 5000 cabin upgrade for Indian customer 28 March 2017 RUAG Aviation in Munich has completed the upgrade and restyling of a recently-purchased Bombardier Global 5000 registered in India. The customer approached the Bombardier Authorised Service Centre to install a custom configuration featuring an additional divan and then chose to optimise the aircraft’s […]

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Global 7000

Global 7000 Reaches Mach 0.995

Global 7000 achieves Mach 0.995 in early flight testing 29 March 2017 Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that its Global 7000 aircraft flight test programme continues to progress well, with two flight test vehicles currently flying. Both flight test vehicles have been demonstrating excellent reliability accumulating flight hours at a steady pace, as the aircraft […]

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Jota Aviation

Jota Aviation To Lease RJ100

Jota Aviation signs LoI on third BAE Avro Regional Jet 29 March 2017 Jota Aviation, the independently owned ACMI charter airline confirmed today the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with leasing company Falko Regional Aircraft for an Avro RJ100 regional jet. The ex-Brussels Airlines aircraft (Serial Number E3355) is due to arrive at […]

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Condor 2

Elbits Sells Condor 2 Pod In Asia

Elbit to provide Condor 2 to Asia-Pacific country 29 March 2017 Elbit Systems Ltd announced today that it was awarded an approximately $82 million contract to provide an Asia-Pacific country with a comprehensive Electro-optic airborne solution, Condor 2, for use in intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions. The contract, which is a follow-on […]

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France, UK Launch Next-Generation Strike Missile

France and UK launch MBDA next-generation strike missile project 28 March 2017 The United Kingdom and France have signed an agreement in London today to launch a joint concept phase of the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) missile programme with MBDA. The agreement was signed by Laurent Collet-Billon, head of France’s Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – […]

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