Helicopter Express is the current operator to convert its Bell 407 by replacing the standard engine with Honeywell’s next-generation HTS900 propulsion engine. In early November, company delivered Eagle 407HP and make plans to use the helicopter for firefighting missions throughout the U.S. President and chief operating officer of Helicopter Express stated,


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The first Mitsubishi MRJ flight-test aircraft landing in the U.S. has officially been confirmed. The MRJ landed at Grand Couty International Airport in Moses Lake Washington on Wednesday evening in preparation for the next phase of certification testing. The MRJ originally took off from the Nagoya Airport in Japan on September 26th at 1:28 PM local time and after a brief stop at Hokkaido’s Shin Chitose Airport continued on to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia in the far east. It needed a stop in Alaska for refueling and finally made the last leg all the way down North America’s pacific coast landing at its ultimate destination on Wednesday at 5:44 PM. All in all the trip took about three and a half days despite the initial projection of between four days and a week by a MRJ spokesperson.


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According to Air SOC, Rolls Royce is planned to take in the 2000th CorporateCare jet which is part of the business fleet of aircrafts. This was during the EBACE, which is also known as the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibit.


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Cessna Aircraft Company, the American general aviation manufacturing corporation headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, has recently announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACA) that the company has successfully finished the fuselage and wing mate for the very first Cessna Citation Longitude. This accomplishment comes just six months after the announcement of the new aircraft. This milestone is a significant mark in the production of this leading class aircraft, which is expected to take is maiden flight this summer with potential entry into service in 2017.


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Comlux has recently signed a contract to purchase Bombardier’s Global 6000 business jet for its VIP charter division Fly Columbus. Presently, Comlux operates six other Bombardier businesses jets that include the Global 5000, Global 6000, Challenger 605, and Challenger 850. The purchase will secure the firm’s role as a prominent provider in Europe, Central Asia, Russia and the Middle East.


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Malaysia Airlines Berhad, the flag carrier of Malaysia and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, has recently announced that they will be adding two additional new Airbus A350-900s with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). These new aircrafts are anticipated to be delivered in 2018. The company recently said that they have opted for the lease option with a 12 year lease agreement for both of the new airplanes.


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Boeing as secured an order from Pegasus Airlines for five of their Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s in a gargantuan deal valued at roughly $505 million dollars which is the expected list price at the time of delivery. Presently, Pegasus Airlines and their subsidiaries, Air Mans and Izair, operate a fleet of 58 B737-800s out 69 total aircrafts that they employ.


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Today Airbus inks a long-term agreement with Triumph Actuation Systems to continue to produce its landing gear actuation systems for the A320ceo and the A320neo aircraft. With a reported $500 million dollars on the table for the deal, Triumph Group will continue to produce the actuation systems which includes actuators, valves and uplocks. And while this will be handled at Triumph Group’s facility in Deeside, Flintshire, UK, the aftermarket support will actually be provided from Staverton, Gloucestershire facility. Triumph Group’s core competency includes designing, engineering, manufacturing, repair and overhauling aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories as well as subassemblies and systems.


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Adam Levine-Weinberg a senior Industrial and consumer goods specialist at the Motely Fool released an article on April 16th, 2016 discussing about how Embraer, a Brazilian jet maker, is making changes to its next generation of models. Levine-Weinberg is watches the stock market heavily.


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In September of 2015, Airbus officially opened their very first US based production facility in Mobile Alabama. Fast forward seven months and the company is on the verge of delivering their first US built A321 passenger jet. Airbus has spent over $600 million erecting the Mobile production facility, and soon they will finally begin to see returns on their massive investment. New York based Jet Blue airlines is set to receive this initial A321 on in a ceremony attended by executives from both companies on April 25th.


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On March 29th, 2016, Embraer Commercial Aviation released news that it will take delivery of approximately 720 new jets that will be in the Latin America market. All of these 720 new jets will have a seat segment of as low as 70 and as high as 130 seat segment for the next 20 years. This seat segment number accurately reflects the 11 percent of the global demand for segments in this period.


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Earlier this week, the Cessna Aircraft Company delivered a Canadian registered CJ3 to fractional operator AirSprint Inc. The company is a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc. and the Cessna’s Citation series jets are the most popular line of business jets in the history of the company with over 7000 jets designed, manufactured, and delivered to their loyal customer base all across the globe. Textron Aviation companies which include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation are amongst the industry leaders and are the gold-standard when it comes to being the general aviation authority.


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In Palmdale at a facility hangar, a 120-foot-long dirigible that stands 21-foot-tall and calls to mind a cloud with three puffs lies hidden from the public view. It is yet another in a long line of sleek and secretive aircrafts that Skunk Works is working on. This dirigible is a prototype of a much larger hybrid airship that has been touted by Lockheed Martin Corp. as their latest method for delivering personnel and heavy cargo to remote locations that is not accessible to traditional aircrafts.


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Ben Mutzabaugh from USA TODAY, released an article on how United Airline is planning to fix and retrofit 19 of the 74 Boeing 777s. These Boeing 777s are considered wide bodies that are in a seating arrangement in which it would allow for 10 abreast seating in the economy class.


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Airbus has entered into an agreement with Vietjet to extend flight training and maintenance services in Ho Chi Minh City for the airline. It is expected based upon the mutual agreement that the flight training center will feature a FFS Airbus A320 full-flight simulator to train the flight crew in anticipation of the Airbus A320 being introduced into service. The agreement also stipulates that Airbus’s training and course material is provided via the Maintenance training services by its dynamic trainers and techniques.


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The first full GE9X engine is on track to debut its testing phase in the early half of 2016. The final assembly for the GE9X is the first step and will soon be ready to for its test run in Peebles, Ohio later this year. The GE9X Program began over five years ago and is the first engine to test FETT which will bring about a complete propulsion system. GE9X’s extensive tech maturation program will include both component and system-levels along with core demonstration testing to validate all the advance technologies and materials that are expected to comprise the GE9X. Bill Millhaem, the General Manager at GE Aviation of the GE90 and GE9X engine programs confirms that the project is ahead of schedule in regards to the assembly phase and will soon move to an extensive test phase which is only six months since the engine designs was finalized.


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United States forces are getting ready to deploy an unmanned aerial vehicle near South Korea due to North Korea’s continued nuclear tests.The drone, Gray Eagle, will be deployed near the Korean border and controlled remotely either from the United States or via satellite. If the UAV is somehow detected on North Korean radar, it can disappear by simply flying below a specific altitude.


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Bloomberg released an article on January 29th, 2016 stating that ANA Holdings, or All Nippon Airways, is planning on buying three Airbus Group SE A380 superjumbos. These three Airbus Group SE A380 superjumbos will be used to assist the Japanese airline in broadening their international network as a whole.


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The world’s largest long-haul based airline, Emirates, recently made  plans to add 37 new aircrafts to its fleet in the fiscal year beginning in April. These aircrafts will come in handy as the airline company is looking  to add new destination flights and expand on its operations in Asia. These aircrafts are scheduled to be delivered by the March 2017 and all 37 aircrafts will be made up of 21 Airbus A380 superjumbo aircrafts and 16 Boeing 777 aircrafts. At list price, Emirates estimates these total number of aircrafts to cost $14.5 billion.


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A mere month after successfully landing its orbit-capable first stage booster rocket on land, Space X is already hard at work preparing for its next feat. No stranger to making waves in the aerospace industry, Space X’s next project involves landing a rocket on a drone ship. The general idea behind this project is the same as their previous one except that instead of touching down on land, the company will attempt to land their Falcon 9 rocket booster on top of a remotely controlled ship. The ship itself will resemble a small aircraft carrier platform, with almost the entire area of the ship dedicated to landing space.


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