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June 11, 2014
CAE has signed an agreement with African-based Caverton Helicopters to provide training center operation services over six years. The pioneer training center will be located in Lagos, Nigeria and is scheduled to be ready for operation in...
June 11, 2014
[Aviation Today June 11, 2014] Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has cancelled its order for 70 A350 XWB aircraft. The cancellation was announced following ongoing discussions between Airbus and the Middle Eastern state-run carrier regarding a review of their fleet upgrade requirements. In 2007, Emirates placed an order for 50 A350-900s and 20 A350-1000s that were scheduled to begin delivery in...
June 11, 2014
[Aviation Today June 11, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued certification for the Cessna Citation Sovereign+ business jet. Cessna debuted the aircraft at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention and...
June 11, 2014
[Avionics Today June 11, 2014] Pilatus Aircraft has signed an agreement with Canadian avionics manufacturer Latitutde Technologies to become the global...
June 11, 2014
[Avionics Today June 11, 2014] Aeromexico has signed a new agreement that will make it the first Latin American airline to offer in-flight broadband connectivity, according...
June 10, 2014
Airbus Helicopters is in discussions with potential customers in the Asia-Pacific region on possible purchases following a recent successful tour of the EC175 and EC145 T2 in the region. Asia is an area where Airbus sees great potential for its products and the manufacturer has been focused on growing its business in the region for some time, it acknowledges. The manufacturer has been particularly...
June 10, 2014
[Avionics Today June 10, 2014] United Airlines is ready to start taking advantage of the FAA's NextGen airspace modernization program in Houston, TX, where the carrier recently collaborated with the agency and the National Air Traffic Controller's Association (NATCA) to implement new Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) flight procedures.  A United Airlines aircraft at Houston Bush International...
June 10, 2014
[Aviation Today June 10, 2014] Aeroflot's low cost subsidiary, Dobrolet, has begun its commercial operations, completing its first flight from Moscow to Simferopol. The Russian airline is looking to increase the availability of air travel services to Russian citizens with its low cost subsidiary, which was named in honor of the...
June 10, 2014
[Avionics Today June 10, 2014] Thales has completed its acquisition of In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) provider LiveTV from JetBlue Airways for $399 million in cash, the New York-based airline said.    JetBlue first began offering LiveTV with DirecTV programming in 2000, and then acquired 100 percent...
June 10, 2014
[Avionics Today June 10, 2014] Canadian air cargo transportation airline Cargojet has signed a $100 million financing agreement with Element Financial Corp. to add three new Boeing 767-300ER freighter aircraft. The airline is looking to...
June 9, 2014
Quebec Provincial Police have confirmed that three prisoners used a helicopter to escape from the Orsainville detention center in Quebec City. The breakout occurred during the evening hours of June 7, launching a manhunt that covers a wide swath of eastern Canada and the United States. “A helicopter touched down briefly in the courtyard before taking off with the three...
June 9, 2014
AgustaWestland and Havelsan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and jointly market and sell their complementary training products and capabilities. Witnessed by the Turkish Undersecretary for Defense...
June 9, 2014
UTair Group has restructured the insurance program for its helicopter fleet, covering and expanding the number and types of insurance risks. The new policy provides hull coverage on helicopters of the Mil family, including Russian-built Mi-8AMT/MTV, Mi-171 and Mi-26 helicopters and the Kamov...
June 9, 2014
[Avionics Today June 9, 2014] The FAA has approved the opening of its third congressionally mandated Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) testing site at Desert Rock Airport in Nevada.    Researchers at the Nevada location will fly the ScanEagle UAS at or below 3,000 feet, and will use site operations to evaluate the ability for unmanned aircraft to fly safely at an airport. Upon authorizing the...
June 9, 2014
[Aviation Today June 9, 2014] The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued an operating permit to NetJets China to begin operations.  China will be...
June 9, 2014
[Avionics Today June 9, 2014] The Swiss Armed Forces has selected Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 HFE as the replacement for its current Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Under a...
June 9, 2014
[Avionics Today June 9, 2014] American Airlines has signed an agreement with Gogo to add Air to Ground (ATG) in-flight connectivity on a fleet of 30 new Bombardier CRJ-900 NextGen...
June 6, 2014
EuroTec Canada and SkyTrac Systems have successfully captured and transmitted data from a helicopter vehicle engine monitoring device (VEMD) into engineering units...
June 6, 2014
The worldwide fleet of EC225s that perform heli-lift duties for oil and gas operators increased by three today with Airbus Helicopters’ triple delivery of workhorse rotorcraft acquired by Milestone Aviation Group and leased to SonAir - an African operator – which will utilize them in Angola.   Photo by Eric Raz, courtesy Airbus Helicopters The handover ceremony in Marignane, France marked...
June 6, 2014
Heli-One has opened a new hangar in Rzeszow, Poland which will benefit customers in the Europe and the Middle East and who operate “heavy” helicopters. Heli-One, a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter, is an independent provider of...
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