An artist's impression of the SLSS Global 6000 in UAEAF markings

UAE Orders Saab Advanced Airborne Surveillance Systems

UAE Buys Global 6000s fitted with new Saab airborne SRSS 9 November Sweden’s Saab signed a contract with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the Dubai Airshow to expand and enhance the Emirates’ airborne surveillance capabilities. Saab will deliver a new airborne Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS) incorporating a new version of the Saab Erieye […]

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Fw-190A-8 VH-WLF

First Flight Of Restored Fw 190 In Australia

Fw 190 Flies 11 November 2015 Australia’s first Focke-Wulf Fw 190 warbird, Fw 190A-8 VH-WLF, registered to Victoria-based Raptor Aviation, recorded its maiden local flight from Hazair’s Albury NSW facility on 9 November. Flown by Klaus Plasa, the flight was successful with flight performance and systems working as expected. The post-flight inspection revealed an electrical […]

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From Left to Right: MD Airbus Corporate Jets, Benoit Defforge; K5 Aviation CEO, Erik Scheidt; 28 East Partner, Luca Madone at the signing ceremony at the Dubai Airshow

Airbus ACJ319neo Wins New Customer

Germany’s K5 Aviation orders Airbus ACJ319neo 10 November 2015 Airbus’ ACJ319neo has won another commitment, taking total sales of the new private jet family, which includes the ACJ320neo launched earlier this year, to six aircraft. Many of the sales are repeat orders from existing customers, highlighting the appeal of the family. This will be the […]

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American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce

American Airlines Brings Its Premium Service To New Zealand

American Airlines to begin Los Angeles-Auckland 777 Service 11 November 2015 American Airlines will add new nonstop service between Auckland Airport (AKL) and its trans-Pacific gateway hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in June 2016, pending regulatory approvals. The airline said that the new route will give customers, the largest airline in the world, […]

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Fitted with an advanced lightweight V8 piston engine, this Airbus Helicopters H120 demonstrator is part of the European Clean Sky initiative

Airbus Helicopters starts flight tests with high-compression engine for cleaner, more efficient and higher-performance rotorcraft

First flight of Airbus Helicopters’ high-compression engine demonstrator 10 November 2015 Airbus Helicopters successfully completed the first flight test of the high-compression engine demonstrator aircraft at around 3 pm on 6 November, at Marignane Airport. The company said that the development and flight test of this new technology demonstrator is part of the European Clean Sky initiative’s Green […]

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Ten lucky visitors to Warbirds Over Wanaka will have the opportunity to take part in a tandem jump during the aerial display

Skydive During Warbirds Over Wanaka

Opportunity For 10 Visitors To Skydive In Wanaka Aerial Display 9 November 2015 For the first time ever visitors to the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow will have the opportunity to be part of an aerial display. Warbirds Over Wanaka has teamed up with the award-winning Skydive Wanaka who are offering 10 visitors the opportunity to […]

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Ethipian Airlines' first A350-900 is one of 14 A350 XWB aircraft that will be acquired and is to be operated on lease from AerCa

Ethiopian Airlines First Airbus A350-900 Takes Shape

Major Components Of First Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900 Joined 10 November 2015 The first Airbus A350-900 for Ethiopian Airlines is taking shape on the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Ethiopian Airlines will be the first African A350 XWB operator when it takes delivery of the aircraft next year. Ethiopian Airlines will operate 14 […]

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Abdulaziz Al Raisi, chief officer management affairs, signed the agreement on behalf of Oman Air with Xavier Bertran, head of upgrade services at Airbus

Oman Air Signs With Airbus For A330 Cabin Upgrades

Oman Air to Update Airbus A330 Business Class Cabin 10 November 2015 Oman Air has signed an agreement with Airbus to upgrade the cabins of its A330 fleet. The airline said the interior modernization will harmonize business class cabins across its long range fleet and ensure the latest standards in its in-service A330s. The retrofit embodiment is […]

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