In a recent media briefing held during the International Paris Air Show, ATR, the world's number-one regional aircraft manufacturer, announced significant progress in its market position and showcased the appeal of its family of low-emission turboprops. ATR said the event marked a turning point for ATR, with firm orders secured for 22 new aircraft, including options for additional units. ATR secures new aircraft orders The order breakdown includes six ATR... Read More
India recently became the manufacturing centre for C295 tactical transport aircraft to be manufactured by the Tata-Airbus consortium for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the manufacturing hub of the plant in Gujarat. Following this, it was revealed that Embraer, a Brazilian plane manufacturer, is looking for a manufacturing partner for its proposed new-generation turboprop, for which India is also being considered.... Read More
The third quarter saw an increase in net earnings for European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, which said it did so despite a "complex" economic climate. Between July and September, the company's net profit climbed by 65% year over year to €667 million ($666 million). Its revenue increased by 27% to €13.3 billion over that time. The Covid-19 epidemic has caused problems with suppliers, but Airbus still plans to deliver over 700... Read More
According to a source, budget airline Air India Express is looking to lease two Boeing 737 aircraft from full-service carrier Vistara to expand its winter schedule. Air India Express and Vistara are both part of the Tata group, including Air India and AirAsia India. According to a source close to the situation, the two narrow-body planes will be inducted into the Air India Express fleet on a short-term lease in... Read More
Virgin Atlantic, Britain's flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo aircraft (A330 - 900) leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The A330neo aircraft will play a crucial role in the company's fleet transformation, marking the 50th Airbus aircraft for the UK-based airline. Also Read: Virgin Atlantic Now Allows People to Wear Uniforms That Express Their True Identity First Airline to Operate the Aircraft Type in the UK With... Read More
In August, Transport Canada Civil Aviation has type certified the PW127XT-M regional turboprop engine that will power new builds of ATR aircraft. In another development, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has type certified the leading turboprop manufacturer’s ATR 72 and 42 aircraft powered by the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-M engine. Commenting on the certification, ATR’s Stephane Viala, Senior Vice President Engineering, said: “Receiving EASA type certification is an... Read More
We know the importance of ATR aircrafts in regional connectivity, and their ability to operate on the short runways needs no introduction. The world's number one regional aircraft manufacturer, ATR and Japanese airline Toki Air announce the delivery of an ATR 72-600 via lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). ATR Global Maintenance Agreement: Covered by a ten-year ATR Global Maintenance Agreement, the aircraft will support Toki Air's mission of revitalising Niigata... Read More
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
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