Archive | September, 2017


Bombardier flies fourth Global 7000

Fourth Global 7000 completes its maiden flight 28 September 2017 The fourth Global 7000 flight test vehicle took off from Bombardier’s facility in Toronto earlier today, under clear conditions. Equipped with a cabin interior, FTV4, also known as the “Architect,” will be used for interior validation testing, which Bombardier says will confirm the unparalleled comfort, […]

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Mi-26Ts, Ka-3211BC fight Chinese forest fire

Mi-26Ts and Ka-32A11BC extinguish forest fire in China 26 September 2017 The Mi-26Ts helicopter produced by Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec State Corporation) supplied to China in the summer of 2016 extinguished a major forest fire near Dzianide, in Zhejiang province, Republic of China. The Ka-32 helicopter of the local fire station was also […]

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Airbus, HAX explore air mobility technology

Airbus and HAX launch urban air mobility innovation 27 September 2017 Airbus and HAX, an early stage investor in hardware start-ups, have joined forces to explore the future of urban air mobility through a four-month accelerator programme based in Shenzhen, China. “Transportation in megacities needs fresh ideas to improve the way we live,” said Mathias […]

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JetBlue A320 Airspace launch customer

JetBlue unveiled as launch airline for A320 Airspace cabin 26 September 2017 JetBlue will become the first airline to introduce Airspace by Airbus on the A320 Family, following an agreement unveiled at APEX Expo. The airline’s customers will experience this newest A320 Family cabin aboard the airline’s aircraft starting in late 2020. Robin Hayes, president […]

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First flight of Airbus BLADE demonstrator

BLADE laminar flow wing demonstrator first flight 26 September 2017 Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow BLADE test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. The aircraft, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at 11:00 local time and, after a series of […]

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Aeros Flight Training

Second AL42 Sim for Aeros Flight Training

Aeros Flight Training acquires second AL42 simulator 25 September 2017 Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of a second AL42 FNPT II simulator to Aeros Flight Training for its Gloucester Academy. Aeros ordered their first AL42 last year for their Coventry Headquarters and following a successful trial they have decided to proceed with […]

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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways orders 747-8Fs, 777-300ERs

Qatar Airways orders two 747-8Fs and four 777-300ERs 25 September 2017 Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order today for two 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at US$2.16 billion at list prices. The orders were previously unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. The airline also received the first of its 747-8 […]

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NATO orders five more MRTTs

Germany, Norway order five NATO-owned A330 MRTTs 25 September 2017 Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order for five Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transports from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes – OCCAR – on behalf of NATO Support & Procurement Agency (NSPA) and funded by Germany and […]

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Southeast Asia

Boeing forecasts Southeast Asia growth

Boeing sees growing demand in Southeast Asia 21 September 2017 Boeing projects a demand for 4,210 new airliners, valued at US$650 billion, over the next 20 years in Southeast Asia. The company presented its Southeast Asia Current Market Outlook (CMO) today during a briefing at Boeing’s regional headquarters in Singapore. The annual report forecasts the […]

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Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines to order 40 787-9s

Turkish Airlines announces intent to order 40 787-9s 21 September 2017 Boeing and Turkish Airlines today announced the airline’s intention to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners. The order will be reflected on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website once finalised. “The 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced airliner in the world,” said M. İlker Aycı, […]

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