Category: Manufacturers & MRO

FL Technics’ Indonesia Station Receives FAA Certification

FL Technics, a Lithuania-headquartered provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has achieved a milestone in the company’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific region by earning FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Part-145 Air Repair Station certification. The award for FL Technics Indonesia, makes it one of a select few with similar status in the south-east […]

Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party. “Bombardier has sold about 3,500 new regional aircraft to date, and we continue to be very active on the used aircraft market.” said […]

FL Technics Lands Comair Limited as a New Client

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced the signing of an agreement with Comair Limited, a private domestic airline operator in the Republic of South Africa listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Comair Limited is a South African aviation and travel company, offering scheduled and non-scheduled […]

Gulfstream G600 To Make Latin American Debut At LABACE

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-winning Gulfstream G600, will make its Latin American debut as part of the company’s static display at the upcoming Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo. More than 205 Gulfstream aircraft are based in Latin America; nearly 70 percent are large-cabin models […]

Air China Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350-900

Air China has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse today. The national flag carrier is the first Chinese mainland customer to order and take ownership of the world’s newest and most efficient twin-engine widebody aircraft. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, Air China’s A350-900 aircraft features a comfortable three-class cabin layout of 312 […]

Honda Aircraft Company Begins HondaJet Elite Deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as the HondaJet marks the first half of 2018 as the most delivered aircraft in its class, based on information provided by the General Aviation […]

Rolls-Royce Unveils its New Electrical Vehicle Concept

Rolls-Royce, a long-standing and reputed name in the aviation industry, utilised the opportunity of the biennial airshow to unveil its new electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle concept. Featuring a hybrid propulsion system, which will be capable of delivering approximately 500kW of electrical power, the eVTOL aircraft is expected to have a cruising speed […]

Lockheed Martin Delivers 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy

Lockheed Martin delivered the 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport modernized under the U.S. Air Force’s Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP). The delivery completes the RERP upgrade, which extends the service life of the C-5 fleet out until the 2040s. Lockheed Martin began RERP development work in 2001. RERP incorporates more than 70 improvements […]

Russian Government Allocates $20 Million for IL-96-400M Production Company

The Russian government has allocated some 1.32 billion rubles (US$20 Million) to the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), the company which is responsible for the passenger re-launch of the Ilyushin IL-96-400M, four-engined wide-body aircraft. The financial injection will boost the registered capital of Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (part of UAC, known as VASO), the producer of […]

Rolls-Royce Increases Annual Earnings Outlook Despite Trent Engine Problems

Rolls-Royce has delivered better-than-expected half-year results, allowing the company to raise its full-year earnings outlook. Pre-tax profit of £81 million was reported for the first half of 2018 compared to a loss of £126 million for the same period last year. Underlying operating profit was reported at £141 million compared to a loss of £84 […]