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De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) today announced its participation in the upcoming Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates. This will be the company’s first appearance at the Dubai Airshow since the Dash 8 aircraft program was acquired by Longview Aviation Capital, and re-launched as De Havilland Canada in June 2019. During the biennial event, De Havilland Canada Read More
There was a time when air travel over Africa was an odyssey about flying “low and slow” over unchartered terrain and stopping en-route for refreshments and rest. Inter continental flights were responsible for expanding links between South Africa and England. The spirit of aviation travel meant braving waves of nausea and inhaling fumes of aviation fuel wafting into hot non-pressurised cabins vibrating Read More
The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes. In accordance with the airworthiness authority that provided the flight Read More
Aviation maintenance-quoting network MRO Insider has announced Yingling Aviation in Wichita, KS has come aboard as a maintenance provider. Yingling Aviation provides maintenance, avionics, paint, and interiors for the Cessna and Beechcraft line of turboprops and jet aircraft. Users of MRO Insider’s quote request platform will now have the ability to receive prompt quotes from Yingling as part of the provider network. Read More
Switzerland-headquartered Vertis Aviation, the bespoke charter specialist, is strengthening its ultra-long-range charter offering with the introduction of a Bombardier Global 5000 to its charter portfolio. The latest addition to the Vertis Charter Management Programme (VCMP) will be marketed exclusively for charter through the international Vertis network of offices spanning the North Americas, Middle East, Africa, Read More
Denel’s global leadership in long-range artillery was on display last week when record distances and unmatched accuracy were achieved during testing in the Northern Cape. Long-range guns manufactured by Denel Land Systems used ammunition produced by Rheinmetall Denel Munition to reach targets at an average range of 76.2km. The tests were conducted at the Alkantpan Test Range and witnessed by local Read More
Leonardo has invested in Skydweller Aero Inc., a start-up specialising in the development of a new generation of unmanned aircraft Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo: “As the key technological investor and partner of the project, Leonardo will broaden its capabilities in new power systems, autonomous flight, innovative aerostructures, ultra-light materials and eco-friendly technologies to improve Read More
Air Center Helicopters, Inc (ACHI) has signed a set of HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contracts for 10 of its Airbus H225 helicopters. These aircraft are currently in operation with the U.S. Armed Forces for passenger transport, Special Operations Forces training, vertical replenishment and casualty evacuation missions. The HCare Smart contracts cover a three-year period and have been customized to meet the material Read More
A 7 November letter to FAA administrator Stephen Dickson from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, lays out the concerns, which involve rudder cable protection on the 737 Max and the 787's lightning protection. "Both appear to involve serious, potentially catastrophic safety concerns raised by FAA technical specialists that FAA management ultimately overruled after Boeing objected", says the letter. "These incidents Read More
Dubbed the PC-12NGX, the aircraft features a host of enhancements over its PC-12NG predecessor. These include an improved Pratt & Whitney PT6E-67XP turboprop engine featuring electronic propeller and engine control system, including full authority digital engine control – a worldwide first in this market segment. It also has a new propeller low speed mode feature, which Pilatus says “creates a significant Read More