ATR, the world's number one regional aircraft manufacturer and Toki Air, a new Japanese regional airline, announced the signing of a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) contract for the operation of its two leased ATR 72-600 due to start in 2023. Niigata city, Japan: Niigata is a beautiful city whose northwest faces the Sea of Japan. As Japan's largest agricultural city, Niigata is covered largely by rice fields. Toki Air, the fourth... Read More
Airbus and Ecocopter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start collaborating on the launch of Urban Air Mobility services across various countries in Latin America. This is a major step towards the co-creation of a functioning urban air mobility ecosystem in the region. Airbus and Ecocopter to Jointly Develop Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Operations: With this agreement, the partners will explore and define launch scenarios for air mobility operations,... Read More
Remember the ATR 42-600, the ideal local commuter, that we discussed in an earlier story? As per the datasheet, the ATR 42 aircraft uses Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW127XT-M Engines. Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, on Friday announced that Transport Canada Civil Aviation has type certified the PW127XT-M regional turboprop engine that will power new builds of ATR aircraft. “The PW127XT-M engine is the... Read More
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world's first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) at Congonhas airport, São Paulo. The rotorcraft will notably be the first H160 to fly in Latin America. Airbus Helicopters: “We are very proud that the world's first ACH160 has been delivered here in Brazil, and look forward to... Read More
Alliance Air is a keen participant in the Government of India’s flagship scheme UDAN or Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). Taking responsibility on its shoulders, the airline flies in locations of varied kinds. Unique routes, unique destinations and overcoming unique challenges are what make Alliance Air who they are as an airline. Alliance Air has a young ATR 72-600 fleet, and the airline is also the first to fly HAL’S Made... Read More
Boeing, a leading global aerospace company, will strengthen its partnership with Japan by opening a new Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) centre. The facility will focus on sustainability and support a newly expanded cooperation agreement with Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Focus on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF): Boeing and METI have agreed to broaden their 2019 Cooperation Agreement to now include a focus on sustainable aviation fuels... Read More
[caption id="attachment_50249" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Source: Honda Aircraft Company[/caption] Honda Aircraft Company has recently announced the addition of four new full-service Authorized Service Centers (ASC) in the United States and global regions, expanding the HondaJet service network to 21 locations worldwide. Expansion Further Strengthens the Customer Support Capabilities: The new service centres will further strengthen the customer support capabilities for the growing HondaJet fleet, now comprised of more than 219 aircraft... Read More
LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has today announced an order for up to six H175 super-medium helicopters from Airbus, valued at over US$125 million. First Delivery of H175 in late 2023: The order is for two confirmed aircraft with the first H175 set to be delivered to LCI in late 2023. The agreement provides for a further four options, and builds on LCI’s... Read More
ATR announces that its Board Members, Airbus and Leonardo, have appointed the new Chief Executive Officer, Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, effective from 17 September. Nathalie succeeds Stefano Bortoli, whose four-year mandate expires at the same date, following the terms set by ATR’s bylaws. Stefano will take on a new leadership role at Leonardo that will be announced by the company in the upcoming days. Nathalie Tarnaud Laude brings Skills to continue... Read More
The ever-increasing threat posed by wildfires is real and needs to be tackled. Airbus has successfully tested a removable firefighting demonstrator kit on the A400M new generation airlifter during a flight test campaign in Spain. Test Conditions, Objective & Prototype Development: The test campaign took place in daylight conditions with a minimum operating height of 150ft, flight speeds as low as 125 knots and drops involving up to 20 tonnes... Read More
German Airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has selected the A320neo Family to modernize its Single-Aisle-fleet. The agreement will cover 41 aircraft, via lease and via direct purchase. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. Airbus International: “Following Condor’s earlier decision to order the A330neo for its long-haul network, we are double grateful the airline has now also selected the Airbus A320neo Family to modernise its single-aisle-fleet following a... Read More
The report comes in from Bengaluru India where earlier this week a Boeing 787 aircraft of Thai Airways burst its tire during the landing. The flight was coming from Bangkok on Thursday when the incident with the Dreamliner took place. Fortunately, neither any passenger nor any crew member on board was harmed. The investigation is currently under process and the reason is not known as of now. The Incident Flight... Read More
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has cancelled the delivery of yet another Qatar Airways A350-900. This makes it the third A350 aircraft being cancelled by the manufacturer in what has been an ongoing and increasingly spiteful clash between Airbus and the Gulf airline. Just last week, Qatar Airways raised the stakes as it stated that surface flaws on the A350s increase the risk of fuel tanks igniting. The Ongoing Issue... Read More
The flag carrier airline of Iceland – Icelandair, in a new development has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The new addition to the airlines’ fleet comes as a part of the multi-aircraft air deal which was announced back in October 2021 with the Aviation Capital Group (ACG). For those unaware, Icelandair is part of the Icelandair Group and operates to destinations on both sides of the Atlantic... Read More
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