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Azorra orders 22 A220 Family aircraft

  Airbus has signed a purchase agreement with Azorra for twenty-two A220 Family aircraft including twenty A220-300s and two ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft. Azorra is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, based aircraft lessor focused on executive, regional and mid-size (“crossover”) aircraft. Azorra’s purchase is the latest endorsement for the A220 Family…

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

  The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Linked to the contract for the procurement of 169 H160Ms for the French Ministry of…

First ever ACJ TwoTwenty delivered to Comlux

  The first ACJ TwoTwenty, launched just over a year ago, was successfully delivered to Comlux from the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line in Mirabel, Canada. The all-new business jet will be joining the Comlux’s  facilities in Indianapolis, USA, for the VVIP cabin completion in the coming days. This first…

Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior sign for 36 H135s

  The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior have ordered 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. This signature takes place in the context of the stimulus plan activated by the Spanish government to support the industry. The Ministry of Defence will receive 18 helicopters to be operated by the air force and…

Airbus firms up order for four A350F freighters

  Airbus has firmed up an order for the purchase of four A350F freighter aircraft with the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics. This order will bring CMA CGM’s total Airbus fleet to nine aircraft, including four A330-200F and one A330-200 to be converted into a…

A helping hand from KLM Equipment Services to Enginestands.com

  The maintenance and repair of Enginestands.com entire fleet of engine stands are handled by KLM Equipment Services. The company ensures the serviceability of Enginestands.com entire engine stand fleet including CFM56-5A/B, CFM56-7B, V2500 and Trent700. KLM Equipment Services cover the service of stands at its main hub in Amsterdam, making…

French bee takes delivery of its first A350-1000 (with video)

  French bee, the low-cost, long-haul airline (Groupe Dubreuil member) based in France, has taken delivery of its first A350-1000, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), to join its fleet and make the airline an all-A350 fleet operator. The aircraft is the first of two A350-1000s to be…

Airbus delivers world’s first H160 in Japan

  Airbus has delivered the first ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter. The multi-role H160 was delivered from Airbus’ helicopter facility in Kobe, Japan, where…

Airbus preparing for an independent legal assessment in response to customer disagreement over A350 surface degradation

  In the face of the ongoing mischaracterisation of non-structural surface degradation on its fleet of A350 aircraft by one of its customers, it has become necessary for Airbus to seek an independent legal assessment as a way forward to resolve the dispute, which the two parties have been unable…

The Helicopter Company expands fleet with the purchase of 26 aircraft from Airbus Helicopters

  The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters. The agreement was signed by Raid…

ITA Airways firms up order for 28 Airbus aircraft

  ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 28 aircraft, including seven A220s, 11 A320neos and 10 A330neos, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. The order confirms the Memorandum of Understanding announced on 30th September 2021. In addition, the…

Air Peace – a new client for SmartLynx Airlines

  SmartLynx Airlines, a renowned specialist in full-service ACMI aircraft lease services and a respected ACMI cargo and charter provider in the EU has announced the welcome procurement of a new client, Nigerian airline, Air Peace – Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline. The agreement was signed between SmartLynx Malta…

First in-flight 100% sustainable-fuels emissions study of passenger jet shows early promise (with video)

  Initial findings from a world-first study of the impact of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both engines of a commercial jet have provided promising early results. The ECLIF3 study, involving Airbus, Rolls-Royce, German research centre DLR and SAF producer Neste, marks the first time 100% SAF has been…

Hi Fly lands first ever Airbus A340 in Antarctica (with video)

  Captain Carlos Mirpuri and his crew flew the widebody aircraft, from Cape Town to the White Continent and back; the journey is 2,500 nautical miles, flying for just over five hours each way. Never before has an A340 landed on an Antarctic blue glacial ice runway. The aircraft will be…

Boeing Delivers First P-8A Poseidon to Norway

  The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) accepted the first of five Boeing [NYSE: BA] P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft that will be operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF). “Norway is responsible for large maritime areas in a strategically important part of the world, and the new P-8A…

Indonesia Ministry of Defence orders two Airbus A400Ms (with video)

  The Indonesia Ministry of Defence has placed an order for two Airbus A400M aircraft in multirole tanker and transport configuration. The contract, which will become effective in 2022, will bring the total number of A400M operators to ten nations. The agreement includes a complete maintenance and training support package.…

Indigo Partners portfolio airlines order 255 A321neo Family aircraft

  Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family aircraft under a joint Indigo Partners agreement. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow. This order brings the total number of aircraft…

SmartLynx adds two more A321Fs to its expanding cargo fleet

  As part of an ambitious expansion strategy, SmartLynx Airlines, a high-profile European ACMI charter and cargo operator has announced the addition of two more A321Fs to its growing cargo fleet. The two new cargo freighters aircraft will bring the airline’s A321F fleet to a total of eight (8) active…

KlasJet to repatriate lion cub and leopard from Russia to Tanzania

  On October 26th a private plane took off from the Russian city of Chelyabinsk having filed a flight plan to its final destination, the Tanzanian city of Moshi, in Northern Tanzania, on the African east coast. The unusual passengers onboard this prestigious KlasJet private aircraft are a lion and…

First A319neo flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

  Airbus, Dassault Aviation, ONERA, the French Ministry of Transports and Safran have launched the first in-flight study of a single-aisle aircraft running on unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). During the flight test over the Toulouse region on 28 October, one CFM LEAP-1A engine of an Airbus A319neo test aircraft…

AviaAM Leasing delivers its first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to the lessee – Bluebird Nordic

  AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing and trading services, has announced the delivery of the company’s first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to the lessee – Icelandic air cargo transportation company Bluebird Nordic. The 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter underwent the P2F conversion works at…

SmartLynx Airlines: Around the world in 7 days

  7 days – this is how long it takes for SmartLynx Airlines Malta, EU-based specialists in full-service ACMI aircraft leasing solutions and air cargo charters, to transport your freight shipment around the world. With 5 recently added Airbus A330 aircraft, modified to Zero LOPA, SmartLynx Airlines are on their…

Bell Celebrates Grand Opening of 525 Experience Center in Norway

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled its new 525 Experience Center at the Stavanger Airport in Norway. The center is an innovative space designed to showcase the Bell 525 capabilities for customers in Norway who perform missions in oil and gas, search and rescue (SAR),…

Airbus Helicopters starts flight tests with engine back-up system

  Airbus Helicopters, in partnership with the French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC, has started flight testing an engine back-up system (EBS) onboard its Flightlab. The project opens the way to a future hybridised propulsion system for light helicopters while delivering concrete flight safety improvements in the short term. The campaign’s…

Phoenix Police Department to upgrade fleet with five new H125 helicopters

  The Phoenix Police Department has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year. “We spent a lot of time analyzing which platform would best fit all of our operational needs as we began…

Breeze Airways reveals new A220 livery, confirms order for 20 additional A220-300 aircraft from Mobile Final Assembly Line

  Breeze Airways has revealed its new A220-300 livery, while confirming that it has reached a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 more of the aircraft. This previously undisclosed order for 20 brings Breeze’s total order book to 80 A220-300s, the first of which will be delivered in Q4 2021.…

Airbus delivers first UH-72B Lakota helicopter to the U.S. Army National Guard

  Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has delivered the first UH-72B, the latest variant of its Lakota helicopter, to the U.S. Army National Guard from its production facility in Columbus, Mississippi. This delivery is the first of 18 UH-72B Lakota helicopters currently on order to support the National Guard’s critical missions. “With…

Airbus’ new Single-Aisle Airspace cabin enters into service with Lufthansa Group

  Lufthansa has started operations with its first A320 Family aircraft – an A321neo – featuring Airbus’ new Single-Aisle Airspace cabin. In doing so, the airline becomes the first operator in Europe to introduce the new Airspace cabin features for passengers on board A320 Family aircraft. In 2018 Lufthansa Group,…

Aviator signs partnership agreement with Norwegian for de-icing services

  Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics and a family member of one the largest aerospace service groups Avia Solutions Group, has signed a new partnership agreement with Norway’s largest airline Norwegian for de-icing services. The new De-icing contract with Norwegian…

The Republic of Kazakhstan orders two Airbus A400Ms (video)

  The Republic of Kazakhstan has placed an order for two Airbus A400M aircraft and becomes the ninth operator together with Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Malaysia and Luxembourg. With delivery of the first aircraft scheduled in 2024, the contract includes a complete suite of maintenance and training…