Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has released, that it has signed a deal with DHL International GmbH to convert more passenger aircraft to freighter.
Airbus Helicopters has announced, that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted the type certificate for the H160 helicopters.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced that, together with company Ufes, first autonomous aircraft tests have been performed in Brazil.
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Bombardier and CemAir have announced a firm order for two new Q400 turboprop aircraft. The deal is valued at approximately US $66 million, based on list prices.
DHL Express has become the first operator to take delivery of the A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus.
Airbus has delivered the first Airbus A350-900 to Malaysia Airlines Berhad. The airline which leases the A350XWB from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) is now the 17th airline to operate the new-generation wide-body aircraft.
The Romanian start-up FlyValan has received its first ATR 72-500. The start of commercial operations from its home base at Genoa, Italy, is planned for December 11, 2017.
Air France-KLM and Jet Airways have signed a landmark ‘Enhanced Cooperation Agreement’ for the development of their operations between Europe and India.
Textron Aviation has unveiled the Cessna SkyCourier 408. The large-utility turboprop will enter service in 2020. As launch customer, FedEx Express has ordered 100 aircraft.
Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which should be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.
The cooperation agreement between Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet will expire at the end of 2017. As a consequence, the dedicated freighter service from Toronto to Mexico, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Bogota, Lima and Frankfurt will be terminated.
The Switzerland-based carrier Darwin Airline has filed for insolvency and for a moratorium, which is similar to the U.S-American chapter 11, on November 28, 2017.
Start-up airline Powdair has announced it is facing financial problems as the most important investor gave up for personal reasons. The carrier states that the management could be forced to postpone the start of operations if no new investor is found in the next days. If the virtual airline does not find an investor for at least 1 million pounds until the end of this week it will not commence operations.
The Canadian airline WestJet has announced the launch of a new WestJet Link service, that will connect smaller airports with WestJet’s hub at the Calgary International Airport. WestJet Link will offer flights from Calgary to Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook, Lloydminster and Prince George.
The young Malaysian airline FlyGlobal, a Charter wet lease/ACMI operator, has announced plans to expand its existing fleet by up to ten Boeing 777-200ER by 2021. FlyGlobal’s CEO Shami Law stated the aircraft should be leased to different interested companies.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced a cooperation with the UK-based air traffic management provider NATS. This contract has a value of around seven million US dollar and includes the development of a prototype for a smart digital tower which should go into testing on Singapore’s Changi airport over a period of 22 months. CAAS plans to evaluate the operational feasibility before determining the suitability and robustness of such a smart digital tower for a busy airport like Changi Airport.
Canadian North has announced to open its own Manufacturing, Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MMRO) facility at Edmonton International Airport. The airline plans to opened the hangar in the first quarter of 2018.