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,

“Upgrading our Bell 407 to an Eagle 407HP will improve our ability to accomplish the most challenging firefighting missions with dramatically increased payloads. The Eagle 407HP powered by Honeywell is set to redefine the Type III class of firefighting helicopters.”

The HTS900 offers a dramatically upgraded performance on the Bell 407. Which gives the operators a faster, more powerful and more fuel-efficient helicopter that is ideal for demanding missions like security and law enforcement, forest management, emergency medical services firefighting and other utility services. The new updated technology includes a dual centrifugal compressor, cooled single-crystal turbine blades, effusion cooled combustor liner and a dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control. Currently the engine generates more than 1,000 shaft horsepower and delivers the lowest fuel consumption and highest power-to-weight ratio of any engine in its class. By using the exclusive Eagle Copters conversion kit the helicopter was converted by Honeywell’s partner Eagle Copters. Stephane Arsenault, vice president, sales and marketing for Eagle Copters explains,

“This particular conversion was extremely streamlined as our production facility is completely functional. The purpose-built facility is housed in our maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Calgary, Canada. We now have the unique option for customers to bring their helicopter or purchase one already converted. We’re delighted to demonstrate our OEM-level capabilities on the Helicopter Express conversation, which opens the door for us to upgrade engines to the HTS900 on other customer-owned aircraft.”

Eagle Copter also plans to offer conversions in other locations which include Australia and Chile. ASAP Semiconductor are the leading distributor for all aircraft supplies, making it more convenient and cost-effective for customers to upgrade their aircraft.


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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.

This trip marked the third attempt by Mitsubishi to fly to the U.S. to begin the scheduled testing trial regimen out in Moses Lake with a state of the art new engineering facility from which the MRJ can conduct base flight testing. The first flight test of the fourth MRJ actually was conducted out of Nagoya in September 25th. Though the company had previously aborted ferry flights of the FTV 1 to the U.S. back on in August, it has since replaced the faulty sensors which anomalies which was the reason for the cancellation in the first place. Mitsubishi had previously scheduled for flight testing to start during this year’s fourth quarter but has since moved the target date to late summer.

Mitsubishi anticipates the first MRJ to be delivered in the second quarter of 2018. On a separate note Mitsubishi announced on Thursday that four executives in its engineering division wills witch jobs effective October 1st. Most notable of the changes saw chief engineer and deputy general manager of system design Yasuhiko Kawaguchi ascend to the head of the engineering division while the current head senior vice president Naoki Futatsudera will take over as senior chief engineer.

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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.

Rolls Royce uses its most top selling BR7000 series to power different types of aircrafts such as the Gulfstream G550 and 650 along with the Global 5000 and 6000. The Embraer Legacy 650 and Cessna Citation X is powered by the AE3007. These are considered large cabin segments which is its own market.

Here is what Steve Friedrich, the vice president of Rolls Royce in North America has to say.

“For the last 16 years we have been the market leader in terms of deliveries in the segments we compete in. And we are still well positioned for growth.”

In addition, Friedrich also talks about how some statistics about the company.

“We have gone from 550 in 2005 to just over 1,000 in 2010, and we are on target to reach 2,000 this year. We are still getting 70% of all new deliveries.”

Friedrich also believes CorporateCare, explaining the “intrinsic value of the product” and well as hoping to “take the risk out of their operation”. To add to this, he also talks about how the company has to work very hard to provide great service.

“Our large-cabin customers are very demanding so we have to deliver industry leading service.”

Rolls Royce is an aerospace, defense, and power systems company that was originally founded in 1906.


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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.

“Since introducing the new Citation Longitude to the market only six months ago, the team has been working diligently to meet a development  schedule unmatched in the industry, and it’s rewarding to see the aircraft taking shape,”

said the Chief Executive Officer and President of Textron Aviation, Scott Ernest.

“The market is asking for this aircraft and we are pleased to take a concept inspired by what our customers need in payload, speed, range and cabin comfort and turn it into a class-leading jet with the lowest total ownership costs.”

The Citation Longitude is Cessna Aircraft’s most recent innovation, as the company continues to focus on its family of larger business jets. The Cessna Citation Longitude is specifically designed for optimum passenger comfort and provides for the lowest cabin altitude in its class at 5,950 feet. The innovative cabin technology in the aircraft enables passengers to take control over their entertainment and environment from any mobile device.

While in flight, the aircraft offers standard high speed internet access in order to maximize passenger productivity. The Cessna Citation Longitude features a flat-floor, stand-up cabin with seating for as many as 12 passengers. The aircraft will be equipped with a standard double-club configuration as well as a leading class walk-in baggage compartment which can be fully accessible during flight.

“The clean-sheet design of the Longitude integrates the latest technology throughout the aircraft, bringing customers the lowest ownership costs in this category. It features the next evolution of the Garmin G5000 flight deck and is powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines with fully integrated auto throttles,”

suggested Bart International.

“The aircraft offers a full fuel payload of 1,500 pounds, a maximum cruise speed of 476 knots and a high-speed range of 3,400 nautical miles.”


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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.

Some of the services offered by Comlux includes wide-cabin and long-haul VIP aircraft management, sales and acquisitions, cabin design, completion, and aircraft maintenance. The firm operates worldwide, with locations in Almaty, Aruba, Bahrain, Malta, and Moscow, to name a few.

Comlux America has also helped secure the company’s position since 2009, as it offers customers maintenance, refurbishing, upgrade, and Aircraft On Ground maintenance services.

Peter Likoray, the Senior Vice President of Sales at Bombardier Business Aircraft stated that the purchase shows the confidence Comlux exudes in Bombardier’s aircrafts. The Global 6000 business jet is made to fit the needs of Comlux’s top clients, focusing on comfort with larger cabin capacity, faster speed capabilities of up to 6,000 NM at M 0.84, and overall performance.

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Comlux The Aviation group is at the forefront of business aviation, providing the uppermost standards of security and quality. Not only does it offer VIP Charter operations, but it also provides a set of services for VIP clients that include private aircraft management, sales and acquisitions, cabin design, completion, and maintenance and engineering services.

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Bombardier is the global leader of plane and train manufacturing. They continue to develop their transportation to focus on efficiency, sustainability, and pleasant transport.

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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.

     “The transaction is pursuant to the option provided under the existing Lease Agreement for the four (4) A350-900s signed by both parties in September last year,”

Malaysia Airlines reported.

The A350 aircraft, which will be supported by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 engines, will be delivered in 2018 and are from Air Lease Corporation’s order book. Christoph Mueller, the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines, has reported that the two additional Airbus A350-900s will be used alongside their existing four aircrafts that are on order so that the airlines may reach a critical fleet size. This will allow for standby aircrafts to have scheduled maintenance while also allowing for future network expansion.

“Technological and innovative advancements make flying this aircraft a real pleasure and it will bring a whole new experience to our offerings, with the aircraft able to operate non-stop from Kuala Lumpur to London and throughout Asia,”

said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, the Chief Executive Officer and chairman for Air Lease Corporation. Udvar-Házy added that in addition to the four A350-900s that were placed by Air Lease Corporation last year,

“we are confident that these two additional A350-900 aircraft will further maximize Malaysia Airlines’ business operations as well as global growth.”


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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.

The airline carrier based out of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and operates an extensive network of both domestic and regional services. Mehmet Nane, Chief Executive of Pegasus Airlines, lauded the performance of the B737-800 citing its proven reliability, popularity and top notched operating economics as the primary reason for their purchase. Nane went even farther and proclaimed,

“I am pleased that we will be continuing with this long-standing relationship that stretches back 20 years, adding more Boeing airplanes to our fleet.”

Monty Oliver, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President of European Sales believes that the 737-800 is the best-selling version of the Next-Generation 737 family, referencing the 7,000 orders worldwide they have received on the aircraft since its inception.

The 737-800 is the stretched version of a 737-700 and has replaced the 737-400. It was launched by Hapag-Lloyd Flug (now TUIfly) in 1994 and entered the service in 1998. Comfortably seating 162 passengers in a two-class layout or 189 in one, it primarily competes with the Airbus A320. Burning about 850 gallons of jet fuel per hour, it uses only about 80 percent of the fuel on a comparable flight with the MD-80 while carrying more passengers. Surprisingly, the low-cost Irish airline Ryanair, is among the largest operators of the Boeing 737-800 with a fleet of over 300 aircrafts making their way across Europe and North Africa.

Fitted with leather seating throughout, inflight Wi-Fi capability, industry leading complimentary food and beverage options as well as priority boarding and a personal in-seat on-demand entertainment with up to 250 movies, over 130 TV shows, 18 radio channels and 380 albums, the Boeing 737-800 is your home in the skies. The 737-800 is among the world’s most popular business jet and is a staple across many carriers such as American Airlines, United Airlines and countless more.


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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.

The entire aviation industry as a whole is served by Triumph Group and that includes commercial and regional airlines, air cargo carriers, and original equipment manufacturers of all aircrafts and their components. Triumph Group prides itself on delivering on their commitments to their customers all the while driving organic growth and generating predictable profitability as well as accountability. Daniel Crowley who is Triumph Group’s president and C.E.O. believes that the new long-term agreement with Airbus shows that Triumph Group is continuing their tradition of commitment to performance and service excellence.

Concurrently Airbus also awarded a contract to Ducommun Incorporated for the manufacturing of titanium structures in support of their A320neo aircraft. Using a proprietary method of hot forming and super-plastic forming processes, Ducommun is preparing to start production on titanium engine support structures at its centers of operation in Coxsackie, New York and Parsons, Kansas.

In conjunction with the contract awarded by Airbus, Ducommun has also secured an engineering design support contract in order to improve the manufacturability, cost, and function of the various metal structure applications for Airbus’ A330neo platform.

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the single oldest company in California. Having evolved from a hardware supply store to providing aluminum to man early aerospace pioneers such as Douglas, Lindbergh, and Lockheed. Ducommun specializes in electronic systems and structural systems in order to produce complex products and components for commercial aircraft, military, space and industrial platforms. Ducommun hopes to parlay this contract with Airbus into a long-term relationship that will pave the way for more projects together.


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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.

On Tuesday, aerospace company Alaska Air placed an order with Embraer for 30 of their E175 regional jets. These jets will be delivered sometime between the year of 2017 and the year of 2019. This big order has been much anticipated at Alaska has mentioned its intention of order 30 of the regional jets sometime back in January. Alaska Air has also mentioned during that time period that Embraer was in the lead for earning its business. Because of this news, it is no surprise that Alaska Air did decide to go along with Embraer to order the 30 regional jets.

With this deal closed, this puts Embraer in good momentum as it will transition into its next generation of E2 aircraft models.

It seems as in Alaska has two different purposes for ordering the new regional jets. One being that Alaska Air’s lease for the Bombardier Q400 turboprops are expiring in 2018. This will account for 15 of the Q400 Bombardier turboprops Alaska Air has. The other being that Alaska Air foresees a lot of opportunities for growth where the new E175 and be utilized.

Here’s what Levine-Weinberg has to say about this.

“Embraer's E-Jets are known for being extremely comfortable, especially by comparison to the relatively cramped Q400 turboprop. With competition from Delta Air Lines mounting in Seattle, Alaska doesn't want to offer an inferior passenger experience. Thus, rather than extending the 15 expiring Q400 leases, those planes will be replaced with E175s.”

There is also a very high chance that there will be more opportunities for Embraer to have more sales in the future. This is because Alaska Air recently bought Virgin America. As of now, Virgin America serves a little bit over 20 airports today in comparison to the over 100 that Alaska Air serves.


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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.

The A321 is the largest aircraft in the A320 family and is seen by many as the flagships model of Airbus’ single aisle passenger jet group. When compared to the regular A320, the A321 features a longer fuselage, larger wing area, and a higher fuel capacity. It also has the lowest fuel burn and longest range of any plane in its class.  Airbus claims that the A321 has a total range in excess of 4,000 nautical miles.

As with other planes in the A320 family, the A321 also makes very little noise.

Although it took the Mobile Alabama Airbus facility over seven months to produce its first A321, the plant with soon begin delivering A321s in rapid succession. The next A321 will likely be delivered to American Airlines during the latter part of May, and by 2018 Airbus aims to deliver four A321s per month.

Airbus has long been the manufacturer of choice for several US based airlines, but they have never manufactured their aircraft on US soil. Now that Airbus has finally taken the plunge and created a US based production facility, it will be interesting to see how they can continue to develop their brand in America.


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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.

With the delivery of these 70 to 130 seat segment jets, the jet fleet will jump from 310 units to about 740 units by the end of 2034.

Embraer Commercial Aviation released this news during the Feria del Aire y del Espacio.

Even though there seems to be a little bit of trouble when it comes to economic and political stability, this situation should have no long term effects on the region in terms of long term growth. On a macroeconomic level, the region should fine with all the different types of imbalances that are current in the region.

With all this expansion of fleet along with the expansion of the middle class in the region, Embraer is doing its best to enter the low and mid density markets. Here’s what Simon Newitt, the Embraer Vice President, Commercial Aviation, Latin America, has to say.

“Fleet optimization is key, as secondary markets are poised to lead the demand for new air travel. Carriers will continue to acquire new and efficient aircraft to serve low- and mid-density markets and to offer greater network connectivity.”

The first delivery of an E-Jet in Latin America was in 2005. It was Panama’s Copa Airlines that took delivery of the E190. Now, in 2016, there are over 200 E-Jets that are in this region. To add to this, Embraer is the leader in this market with segments that go up to 130 seats. With this type of presence, Embraer hold roughly around 70% of the market share. There has been over 1700 orders and 1200 deliveries for the E-Jets to this date. The company hopes to roll out the new E190-E2 in the beginning of 2018.


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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.

Citation jets are the largest fleet of business jets on Earth and have logged over 30 million hours of flight since their inception. The Citation CJ3+ is a single-pilot jet fitted with G3000 avionics and high-speed internet capabilities boasting best-in-class acquisition/operating costs. Delivering exceptional performance and efficiency, the CJ3+ is designed for up to nine passengers and over 1,000 pounds of baggage capacity making it one of the best utility aircraft in its class. Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AirSprint Inc. Kriya Shortt believes that the CJ3+ is an ideal addition to the AirSprint fleet due to the combination of short field capabilities, impeccable range, economical operating costs and armed with the latest and greatest in avionics such as the Garmin 3000 flight deck.

The CJ series aircraft is already extremely popular for Canadian operators with more than 150 Cessna Citation light jets scaling the skies of the region. AirSprint handles the largest fractional fleet of private aircrafts in the Canadian region and serves customers coast-to-coast including but not limited to Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton and the Maritimes.

The company offers the Cessna Citation XL/XLS, CJ2+ and now the CJ3+. James Elian, the president and COO of AirSprint sees the CJ3+ as a natural extension of their CJ2+ aircraft fleet and believes that fractional owners will be very receptive to the CJ3+ which offers the efficiency and comfort of the CJ2+ but with the extended range. The CJ3+ will provide yet another excellent cost-effective option to travel non-stop to more North American locations in addition to the over 5000 light jets offered by Cessna in service today.

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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.

When fully constructed, the dirigible christened the LMH-1 will be over 300-foot-long weight 21 metric ton and will be 78 foot tall. The LMH-1 is designed to easily carry truck-sized loads and will be potentially used in oil and gas/mining based industries as well as humanitarian efforts. Although early indications have pegged up to more than a dozen interested parties, there are no confirmed customers as of yet.

The LMH-1 is expected to have its first flight by the end of 2017 with an eye towards commercial service by late 2018. A single LMH-1 airship will cost roughly $40 million dollars and will have the capacity to carry up to 47,000 pounds, up to 20 passengers all the while consuming less fuel than your conventional aircraft.

The airship will have 4 relatively small engines and derive over 80% of its lift from helium. And despite the heralded passenger comfort, business director for Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works, Craig Johnston, has emphasized that the main focus of the LMH-1 will be that of a cargo vehicle. The LMH-1 is the culmination of over 20 years’ worth of aeronautical transportation research.


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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.

In terms of which of the 19 Boeing 777s that will be changed, it will mostly be done to planes that are flying domestically. Nine of them to be specific. The other ten will be from Boeing 777s in United Airline’s long-haul international routes.

It is pretty popular that airlines are moving towards the trend of using 10 seats across the coach cabin. About half of the airlines that have ordered from Boeing has requested for this new popular seating arrangement. According the Boeing, that number was only at 30% during the year of 2008.

To give you an idea of which airlines are adopting this new style, KLM, Air France, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, and Emirates are changing some of their planes to this configuration.

Some currently seating arrangements includes United Airline’s domestic 3-4-3 configuration as all as a 9 seat across which is a 2-5-2 configuration.

United Airlines plans to have all of the 19 Boeing 777’s retrofitted by May of 2017. These retrofitted 777’s will be Wi-Fi enabled which will allow passengers to access the internet from their mobile device. There will also be two mobile device holders for phones and tablets per seat 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.

Vietjet will be brought up to speed regarding the Airbus and EASA standards by way of the ACT or Airbus Competence Training. VP of Vietjet Dinh Viet Phuong believes that Vietjet and Airbus have created a perfect union and that this agreement is marks the beginning of a fruitful and long-lasting relationship to celebrate a grand new milestone for both companies. With Vietjet’s continued growth as the main focus, the inclusion of Airbus into the fray as well as adopting the Airbus methods for training and maintenance will be the main catalyst for bringing Vietjet’s flight capabilities, maintenance policies and procedures up to the internationally recognized standards. Head of Airbus CS, Didier Lux opines that Airbus has left an ever-lasting footprint upon the Vietnam aviation industry with this agreement.

This union will ensure that the customers and employees will enjoy more efficient service, the most hospitable customer service and support in the shortest amount of time and proximity for Vietnam. With more than 16,000 aircrafts in more than 80 countries and close to 400 customers, Airbus has been an industry leader and pioneer in producing the worlds’ most modernized fleet of airliners. Vietnam has long been a hotbed for traveling and tourist destination so it is only fitting that with the help of Airbus, Vietjet will finally be enter the forefront of flight capabilities and maintenance training services that the rest of the world has enjoyed.

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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.

The second GE9X engine is scheduled for 2017 testing which ensures that god willing and with no unforeseen delays, the learnings from the FETT will be included in all certification engines, with the engine certification tentatively scheduled for 2018. The GE9X engines will be classified in the 100k pound thrust class making it the largest engine every produced boasting 16 fourth-generation carbon fiber composite fan blades and an enormous 134-inch diameter composite fan case.

Among the key features of this record engine includes a 3rd generationTAPS III combustor, CMC material in the combustor/turbine, and a next-generation 27:1 pressure ratio 11 stage high-pressure compressor. The massive GE9X engine program includes participation by luminaries in the field such as Snecma and Techspace Aero (Safran), IHI Corp, and MTU Aero Engines AG.GE, the leading provider of jet and turboprop engines/components and integrated systems has already taking in over 700 orders for the GE9X.

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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.

The Gray Eagle has a fifty-six foot wingspan and a maximum speed of 170 miles per hour. It can reach an elevation of 25,000 feet, and fly continuously for thirty hours. It can be fitted with Hellfire anti-tank missile, as well as small precision-guided bombs known as the “Viper Strike”. These weapons can be used to strike targets during flight. The US has used drones similar to this one in the past. For example, the Predator was used to take out al-Qaida targets in Pakistan.

Gray Eagle will be deployed in the 2nd Infantry Division in the province of North Gyeonggi as part of the US-South Korea combined Division. Other aircraft that are operating in this division at the brigade level include the Raven RQ-11B and the Shadow RQ-7B. Within the next two years, South Korea plans to launch a drone of their own – the Global Hawk.

Defenses need to be ramped up at this time. North Korea’s fleet of drones currently stands at 300. At any moment, North Korea may unleash this army of unmanned drones like hundreds of angry hornets. However, detractors have likened their drones to a "Tin Can Air Force" due to their weaknesses elsewhere.The drone underwent test six months ago at Kunsan US Air Force base in South Korea, where it transmitted visual information to Apache Helicopters. The drone itself will also be manufactured in South Korea.

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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.

These Airbus Group SE A380 superjumbos will be used for flights that are Tokyo-Honolulu bound as vice versa. These superjumbos are planning to be used during the beginning of the 2018 fiscal year around June. This statement was announced during the company’s mid-term business plan in Tokyo. The order for the three superjumbos leads to over $1.2 billion based on list prices.

After ANA Holdings have received a record high for visitors the last year. This helped ANA add international routes that include the Sydney along with the Phnom Penh. With the competition Japan’s bullet train possesses to the local transportation, Ana continues to focus on its international market.

ANA Holdings expects an $18 billion goal in terms of sales that will be reached in the beginning of April 2020’s fiscal year. Along with this, ANA projects an operating profit of roughly 200 billion yen.

ANA Holdings is the largest airline in Japan. The company is located in Shiodome City Center in Minato, Tokyo. The company was founded in 1952 on December 27th. The company expanded into their helicopter service in 1953 on December 15th. The airline has over 70 locations in terms of destinations with a fleet of over 200 aircrafts. According to ANA Holdings, the company has over 12,000 employees in 2015.

In 2015, ANA Holdings was the recipient of the “World’s Best Airport Services” and “Best Airline Staff in Asia.” ANA Holding was announced as a 5-star Airline by Skytrax in 2013 on March 29th.

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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.

Emirates airline already offers flights to approximately 150 destinations located in approximately 80 countries. Overtaking the flight distance offered by Qantas Airways from Sydney to Dallas Emirates Airline plans on beginning operations to Panama in February, will be longest nonstop flight offered by any commercial airline.

In recent press statement Thierry Antinori, Emirates Airline Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer said that the company “Will continue to grow,” Antinori also went on to say that “We (Emirates Airline) will continue to invest, innovate, have a younger fleet. It’s about creating new markets.”

In addition to acquiring 37 new aircrafts the Dubai-based airline also plans on retiring 26 aircrafts, including some A340s and A330s, from its fleet. The airline is also looking at ordering, in the near future, Boeing’s 787-9 and -10 models as well as Airbus’s A350-900 and -1000 variants

New destinations have been added to the airline’s flight destinations this year with destinations including two cities located in China and one destination flight to Cebu located in the Philippines.

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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.

Like a number of their other rocket landing projects, Space X will take advantage of one of their NASA contract launches in order to test out their new project. Space X is unique in that they already have a number of NASA contracts, which in turn allows them to frequently test rocket capabilities and make any necessary improvements in a timely manner. If successful, this newest project will to immensely increase both the safety and cost efficiency of rocket recovery logistics. Space X aims to lead the way when it comes to reusable rocket technologies, and recovering first stage rockets in-tact is the first step in this process.

"As Devin Coldewey at NBC news explains "Having a mobile landing platform means more flexibility in when and how launches can proceed – it's not always convenient or possible for a rocket to return to a static site like a launch facility or other suitably flat, empty space. A mobile landing site could conceivably be placed where it is safest or most fuel-efficient for the rocket to come down."

If this project is a success, Space X will have created the foundations for a highly efficient method of launching rockets.

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