Category: Manufacturers & MRO

HondaJet Is A Game-Changer For The Business Aviation Market

Reading Time: 5 minutes Even as the new HondaJet HA-420 was going through its paces for certification, the industry knew it would be a game changer. “It is the high performance sports car in the sky,” said AirInsight Partner Ernest Arvai, after the aircraft was granted Part 23 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week. In addition […]

Bombardier Welcomes Arab Wings and Iraq Gate to the Family of CRJ Series

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed Amman, Jordan-based Arab Wings, and its joint venture partner Iraq Gate of Arasat, Baghdad, to the family of CRJ Series aircraft owners and operators. Iraq Gate commenced service in March 2015 with its first CRJ200 aircraft, adding two more in recent months. Iraq Gate will initially operate the aircraft, which […]

Virgin Australia Signs With Delta TechOps for CFM56 Maintenance

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta TechOps maintenance division—will perform maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Virgin Australia’s fleet of CFM56-7B engines through a 13-year exclusive agreement. The new 13-year engine maintenance contract provides the opportunity for both carriers to collaborate on aircraft engineering, reliability and other maintenance-related activities. “Delta TechOps provides a unique value proposition as the maintenance arm […]

Is the Aerion Supersonic Business Jet Finally Set to Become a Reality?

Reading Time: 1 minute Private flight provider Flexjet has placed an order for 20 Aerion AS2’s, boosting prospects for the long-awaited supersonic business jet to enter service. Aerion tells why this is the right time for a supersonic business jet, and how the timesavings of the AS2 could save an average passenger weeks per year.

Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 8

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thousands of Boeing (NYSE: BA) employees in Renton, Wash., celebrated the completion of final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8. New single-aisle airplane rolls out of paint in striking livery. Program prepares for flight test to begin in early 2016. “Today marks another in a long series of milestones that our team has achieved […]

FL Technics Signs CAMO Support Agreement with Somon Air

Reading Time: 2 minutes FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is delighted to announce the signing of a 4-year long CAMO support agreement with Somon Air, the first private airline in Tajikistan. FL Technics will also provide the carrier with Engine Condition Monitoring services. Under the long-term agreement, FL Technics experts will […]

Promising Direction for Helicopter MROs

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Dubai Air last month proved a true fiasco for airplane manufacturers, as both Airbus and Boeing saw only one notable commercial deal of 30 aircraft placed by Vietnam carrier. On the vertical side of the industry, however, rotorcraft producers can for now rest assured about the immediate future simply because of the stable demand […]

Airbus Helicopters’ H225 Receives Russian Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marignane, Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient […]

Detailed Design for Boeing 787-10 Completed

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing has completed the 787-10’s detailed design, paving the way for assembly to begin on the largest aircraft in the Dreamliner family in 2016. The milestone, which Boeing said was achieved nearly two weeks ahead of schedule, “means the information needed to build parts and tools for assembly has been completed and released for fabrication […]

Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Departs Long Beach Assembly Facility

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif. departed on Sunday, Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to […]