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Italy’s Leonardo group no longer holds a stake in Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC). On December 30, Leonardo quietly sold its remaining 5 percent shareholding to United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary Sukhoi Aviation Holding, a UAC spokesperson confirmed to AIN Thursday. However, Leonardo…

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Tigerair Australia (TT, Melbourne Tullamarine) has been given until Monday, January 16, 2017, to repatriate 2,000 Australian customers stranded in Denpasar after Indonesian authorities banned the carrier earlier this week. The Australian LCC said in a statement that the embargo against it was a ...…

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Contrary to some previous indications, India is considering an additional 36 Dassault Rafales, a senior Ministry of Defence official said. The contract is likely to be signed in 2019 with deliveries to start by 2022, when the existing $8.8 billion order for 36 Rafales is completed, AIN has learned from…

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Maintenance, repair and overhaul provider Constant Aviation has agreed to acquire Florida-based MRO and FBO StarPort. The acquisition will provide Constant Aviation with its first paint operation. The deal, announced January 11, is expected to close during the first quarter. The company also plans…

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World medalist Kenny Chiang will open a new chapter in China’s motorsport history in 2017, when he becomes the first pilot from his country to... The post Red Bull Air Race / 2017 Challenger Cup field includes first Chinese pilot in Red Bull Air Race history appeared first on AVIATIONNEWS.EU.

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TOULOUSE — January 12, 2017 is a truly memorable day in Iranian aviation history. Iranian television broadcast live when flight IR700 from Toulouse landed at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport today at The post On Location: Interview with Iran Air CEO on New Airbus and Boeing Orders appeared first on Airways…

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NEW YORK — With the distinctive Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ playing, media and invited guests gathered on a cold but not freezing January evening in front of Saks Fifth Avenue The post United’s Polaris Flies into New York’s Saks Fifth Avenue appeared first on Airways…

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(Reuters) Qatar Airways is seeking strict guarantees as it talks to CFM International about supplying engines for a revamped order for Airbus narrow-body jets, which... The post Qatar Airways seeks engine guarantees for revamped Airbus order appeared first on AVIATIONNEWS.EU.

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Fort Worth, TX – Tuesday marked a historical milestone for the F-35 Lightning II program. The 200th operational jet, the second delivery for the Japan... The post F-35 Program Delivers 200th Operational Jet appeared first on AVIATIONNEWS.EU.

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Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, has won the contract for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit... The post Sikorsky Awarded DARPA ALIAS Phase 3 Contract to Increase Aircraft Autonomy appeared first on AVIATIONNEWS.EU.

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Fort Worth, TX (January 12, 2016) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 429 to the... The post Department of Health of Puerto Rico Selects the Bell 429 for Medical Operations appeared first on AVIATIONNEWS.EU.

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Croatia Airlines (OU, Zagreb) has made a volte-face on previous plans to retain its nine London Heathrow slots. Airline spokesman Davor Januši? told ch-aviation in a statement that the state-owned Croatian carrier had indeed sold five of its London Heathrow morning slots to ...

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RCA Avionics recently completed its acquisition of Executive Aircraft Maintenance (EAM) in Scottsdale, Arizona, from Copperstate Turbine Engine (CTEC). The deal included the Executive Aircraft name and both the maintenance and avionics operations. EAM is a Class III FAA Part 145 repair station. According…

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Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), one of the key investors in Saudi LCC flynas (XY, Riyadh), has confirmed the placement of an order with Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) worth USD8.9 billion. Though the statement did not explicitly state the exact number of aircraft purchased, Reuters has ...…

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MIAMI — Qatar Airways has announced it will commence four times weekly, non-stop service to Las Vegas, Nevada, starting 8 January 2018. The new service will be the airline’s 11th The post Qatar Airways to Operate Four Weekly Flights to Las Vegas appeared first on Airways Magazine.

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PlaneSense has been revealed as the launch customer for the new Pilatus PC-24 twinjet. The fractional provider, which currently operates more than 35 PC-12 turboprop singles, will take delivery of the first customer PC-24 in the fourth quarter, following certification. At present, Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based…

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A Van’s RV-9A equipped with a Wilksch Airmotive (WAM) 120 diesel engine today completed a 500-mile flight in Australia using a blend of conventional jet-A1 fuel with 10 percent of fuel manufactured from plastic waste manufactured by UK-based Plastic Energy. Pilot Jeremy Roswell completed the “On…

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Jet Aviation's maintenance facility in Geneva, Switzerland, completed its first Honeywell DU-875 Elite cockpit display upgrade on a Bombardier Global Express XRS. The new software, which supports future situation awareness enhancements and advanced graphics, was installed along with a new cockpit printer.…

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TransAsia Airways (GE, Taipei Sung Shan) shareholders voted in favour of management's decision to dissolve the company during an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) called in Taipei on Wednesday, January 11. Founded in 1951, TransAsia Airways was Taiwan's oldest airline until it suspended all ...

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MIAMI – Delta Air Lines announced a net pretax profit of $952 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 this morning, as well as a pretax net profit of $6.6 The post Delta Air Lines Q4 2016 and Full Year Results Live Blog appeared first on Airways Magazine.

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