Gulfstream announced that the fifth Gulfstream G500 test aircraft has completed its first flight. The aircraft is the first production test aircraft to be outfitted with a full interior and serves as the testbed for the cabin. The G500 departed from Savannah-Hilton Head International airport with Flight Test pilots Brian Dickerson and Andy...Read more
Boeing forecasts market demand for 1,170 new airplanes in Russia and the CIS region over the next 20 years, valued at $140 billion. The company released the numbers as part of its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) for Russia and the CIS region. International traffic is expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.8 percent and Boeing predicts...Read more
Embraer Executive Jets’ customer support has soared to its first-ever solo No. 1 ranking in Aviation International News’ 2016 Product Support Survey, receiving its highest-ever combined overall average (8.4 out of a possible 10) for new and preflown business jets. “AIN’s 2016 Product Support Survey is a clear recognition of our unwavering...Read more
Airbus has a long history of pioneering advanced technology that creates new and better ways for people to fly – and now, with one new facility, innovation at Airbus has never sounded so good. This resource is an acoustic lab in Hamburg, Germany that for the first time allows it to investigate cabin noise and vibrations using a representative...Read more
Cessna Aircraft Company debuted at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture the Cessna Turbo Stationair HD, the company’s enhanced version of its Cessna Turbo Stationair T206H single-engine piston aircraft. The Cessna Turbo Stationair HD is now available to customers and features a gross weight increase of 189 pounds, giving the...Read more
Just one year after announcing it would bring a clean-sheet design single engine turboprop (SETP) to market, Textron Aviation unveiled the Cessna Denali. A mockup of the aircraft’s cabin sits alongside a mockup of GE Aviation’s all new advanced turboprop engine at Textron Aviation’s chalet this week during the Experimental Aircraft...Read more
Cessna announced at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture its high-performance Cessna TTx piston aircraft has received certifications from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as well as Argentina’s National Civil Aviation Administration and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. With these additional...Read more
Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft, made the announcement and debuted an interior mockup at the ABS annual meeting Tuesday evening, during EAA AirVenture. “Beechcraft is thrilled to partner with the American Bonanza Society on this custom option to offer its members a commemorative and striking design for their aircraft,” May said....Read more
The opening of the Farnborough International Airshow kicked off a “new” day for Airbus with the company highlighting its new engine option (NEO) single-aisle and widebody aircraft, as well as announcing new orders and unveiling its latest global market forecast. “Xtra, Xtra”: New commercial activity The day’s commercial activity...Read more
With development of the new Beluga XL airlifter, Airbus is creating a platform tailored to meet its evolving transport needs in the decades to come – particularly to support future production ramp-ups for the company’s range of modern single-aisle and widebody jetliners. The Beluga XL programme was launched in November 2014, with this...Read more
Sikorsky and its subsidiary PZL Mielec have signed a memorandum of understanding with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), one of the largest defence groups in Europe, under which PGZ companies would have significant involvement in the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopter programme if Sikorsky and PZL Mielec are selected by the Polish government to provide a...Read more
The Farnborough Airshow has a reputation for attracting the most innovative ideas from the aerospace industry, so it is appropriate that Airbus’ new cabin concept “Airspace by Airbus” was in focus all week. Airspace was highlighted on Day 4, when the company also wrapped up its Farnborough Airshow commercial activity with $35 billion of...Read more
Honda Aircraft Company has announced that it has earned a Production Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Honda Aircraft Company is building the HA-420 HondaJet, an advanced light jet, at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Melvin Johnson, FAA Small Aircraft Directorate Manager for the...Read more
Gulfstream's all-new G500 made its European debut last week, traveling across the Atlantic to participate in the Gulfstream static display at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The G500 flew nonstop from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Farnborough Airport in 6 hours and 55 minutes, accomplishing the...Read more
In the next 20 years (2016-2035), according to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast, passenger traffic will grow at an average 4.5% a year, driving a need for over 33,000 new aircraft above 100 seats (32,425 passenger & 645 freighters greater than 10 tonnes) worth US$5.2 trillion. By 2035, the world’s aircraft fleet will have doubled from...Read more
2016 weren’t easy for airlines around the globe that continue to struggle with ways of finding pilots to fill cockpit seats. 2017 is expected to be an even more pressing year, as Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers keep accelerating their production, while the already small pool of qualified FOs and PICs grows at a significantly slower pace....
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