Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has unveiled its vision at the Heli-Expo in Dallas for the future of rotorcraft. The FCX-001 concept helicopter has new technologies to reduce noise, boost safety and performance, and enhance both the pilot and the passenger experience. Bell Helicopter officials call the concept helicopter “a 3D roadmap for delivering safer, smarter, and more efficient rotorcraft solutions.” It was borne out of a “highly collaborative team of problem solvers”. A core group of Bell Helicopter engineers and graphic designers, to address the evolving demands of customers and demonstrating key technologies that revolutionize the pilot and passenger experience, including a new anti-torque system in the tail boom designed to change the safety, noise, and performance parameters of vertical lift aircraft forever.

Hybridized propulsion combines progressive thermal engine cores for the main propulsion, for example, electric distribution and motors to drive the anti-torque system for more control and easier vehicle operations and maintenance.The company is exploring the right combination of material and geometry.

For example, an airframe that is made from advanced viable materials to provide structural performance and offer configurations that our customers desire. In order to provide enhanced situational awareness, visibility, and room. The airframe is also the front line for energy management where it harvests, stores, attenuates, and distributes external energy or system energy not already employed for useful work on the air vehicle. A landing gear with non-traditional geometries that facilitate function when combined with advanced materials and actuation. Morphing rotor blades that allow aircraft to optimize performance in different flight regimes.

A single pilot seat and an entirely new flight deck experience with the pilot controlling the aircraft through augmented reality and an artificial intelligence computer assistance system. A highly modular passenger cabin enhanced with the same augmented reality technology for individualized infotainment to catch up on world news, hold a video conference call, share documents with other passengers, or simply watch a movie or play music to relax.

Bell Helicopter’s President and CEO Mitch Snyder stated during the opening ceremony at HAI Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas, “For the past 80 years, Bell Helicopter has imagined the art of the possible and brought those dreams to life. Six months ago, we created a dedicated team to focus on emerging technologies and how we could incorporate them into our products. Among that team’s first tasks was to display visually the technologies and innovations that present a roadmap that we envision bringing to market. Being a pioneer in the aircraft industry is in our DNA and we want to share this renewed passion with the world. The FCX-001 points the way for our future – a renewed focus on innovative solutions and technologies. When the time is right we look forward to sharing more of what we’re doing behind closed doors.”

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., is a producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.


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The F-35 jet is set to come to an end of service in the year 2070. The US Air Force has been working on a replacement for some time now, many years actually. The sixth generation strike aircraft also known as the penetrating counter air, or PCA plat form is currently being studied. There will be a published report on the unit in December of 2017. The capabilities of the PCA will be a hybrid approach towards having air superiority.

The most significant role will be having the ability to provide data from its sensors to launch kinetic and non-kinetic weapons. This plan will enable employment using either stand-off or stand-in weapons.

In other words, the PCA very well could be a drone whose main job is to find targets for other systems to attack or be a highly stealthy manned fighter jet. We don’t know yet if these jets will be manned or unmanned yet. The goal is to maximize trade-offs between, lethality, affordability, survivability, payload, and range. The fifth generation aircraft program is the most expensive weapons system ever developed by the defense department.

The price of the F-35 alone caused President Trump to ask Boeing to “price out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet” due to the monstrous expense of the Lockheed Martin F-35. In the meantime, there are programs that within a few years will allow us to significantly boost our airpower rule while creating tens of thousands of jobs.


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Helicopters are very useful to their accessibility and freedom of control in direction and elevation, they allow transportation to be easy within cities and handle many tasks on the way including lifting, transporting, recording, searching, rescuing and many more. One of those reasons has convinced Kaman Aerospace to bring back their K-Max heavy lift helicopter and re-open their assembly line in Bloomfield, Connecticut ending this long gap since the last time this helicopter has been manufactured or assembled.

On January 17 of 2017 Kaman Aerospace has announced and made it official that the heavy-lift helicopter is coming back and it will be delivered by the second quarter of this year. There will be multiple deliveries this year followed with more product assemblies in the following years. However, the first step is to get things back in motion and get this project started.

The total amount of K-Max helicopters that were built by Kaman Aerospace was about 38 and it all began back in 1994. They were and still are perfect for serving in a heavy duty work and they were very handy in the forestry area supporting loggers. They have been also used by firefighters because of their heavy duty advantage and can be very helpful in many situations. It has been reported also that the US Marines have used a similar helicopter in delivering supplies for the troops in Afghanistan.

This quality is bringing back the K-Max heavy-lift helicopter popular demand, this a great opportunity for Kaman Aerospace to bring back this helicopter with new updates and modifications that can be very handy for who is using it.

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On December 11th 2016, there was an article published on Boeing’s website that says that there was a new contract that involves Boeing and Iran Air. There was a contract that was reached within the terms of the U.S. Government license.

This new contract has a rough cost of $16 billion. This $16 billion includes a wide, single aisle aircraft. The contract will also supply almost 100,000 U.S. jobs.

The 80 aircrafts that the contract approves of includes 15 777-9s, 15 777-300ERs, and 50 737 MAX 8s. The first airplanes for this contract plan to be ready for delivery in 2018.

There are over 13,000 US suppliers and vendors through all of the 50 states to ensure that this contract will be done in a timely manner. Boeing’s supply chain currently supports over 1 million US jobs.


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Lufthansa’s Technik has had to hold their final farewell for their overhaul division in Hamburg, Germany. They will be wrapping up their work over the course of the year 2017 to finish up current projects. The finalization of their overhauling division is due to what is said to be “essential accord cost reductions” that have been setting back the company from reaching their further goals. With a large decision taking place and a lot at stake, officials have taken much into consideration over many hours of negotiation but conclude that the division will no longer be able to keep its doors open.

Over short notice it has said that,” Discussions with the wage accord partner, ver.di, ended without agreement..”

The closing over the Over haul division in Hamburg will affect an approximate 300 of the working 400 jobs that the division has created.

Fortunately, many of these workers will not be terminated, many of them will distributed to different divisions or “be offered alternatives, for example semi- retirement.” Lufthansa Technik has assured that all employees that have been affected will be offered reliable jobs and no terminations will take place at will.

It has been stated that this decision has been in the process as the Lufthansa Group is has been struggling with it over the years.

“Aircraft overhaul in Hamburg has been under significant cost pressure for some time. Ground time work, especially for the Lufthansa Group, has still been carried out here in one dock recently.”

In result of the closing of the division plant aircrafts will be able to be taken and worked on in overhaul plants all across the globe.

Prospects can show that Lufthansa Technik will eventually offer aircraft overhaul services in their international locations in Budapest, Sofia, Shannon, Malta, Puerto Rico and Manila.

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There was an article written on Combat Aircraft talking about how the Canadian government is looking for a fighter plane to replace its fleet of CF-188. The new article states:

           "This competition will ensure that the Government gets the right aircraft for our women and men in uniform — at the right price – while maximizing economic benefits to Canadians."

Canada is looking to acquire 18 Super Hornets, specifically the 18F/A-18E/F. These will permanently replace the CF-18. There has also been discussion about the US Government and Boeing using these jets for a short period of time.

The new article also includes this:

"Canada’s current fleet is now more than 30 years old and is down from 138 aircraft to 77. As a result, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) faces a capability gap. We have an obligation to NORAD to have a certain number of fighter jets mission-ready at all times, as well as an obligation to NATO. The number of mission-ready planes we can put in the air today is fewer than our NORAD and NATO obligations combined. The RCAF does a good job risk-managing that gap and has been doing so for a number of years."

Canada plans to purchase more in the next five years as pricing will come down in the future.

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On November 16th 2016, AviTrader wrote an article about how Alaska Airlines completed its first commercial wood biofuel flight which occur on November 14th 2016. This was considered Alaska Airlines Flight 4 using the Boeing 737-800 that is in its fleet. This Boeing 737-800 flew from Seattle to Tacoma International Airport to Reagan National Airport in Washington DC with just 163 passengers aboard the airplane.

This is considered the first ever flight in which any airplane used alternative renewable energy jet fuel from forest residuals. In terms of the fuel, the fuel blend is around 20% sustainable aviation biofuel. This Aviation biofuel is chemically indistinguishable using regular jet A fuel. This jet A fuel has derivatives of different types of biofuel such as limbs, twigs, and braches which were used after harvesting forested that were usually burned. These forests were burn due to the timber harvest.

Here is what AviTrader has to say about biofuel.

“The biofuel was produced by the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) which is led by Washington State University, NARA being a five-year project which commenced in 2011 and which combines the resources of 32 member organizations from industry, academia and government laboratories. Sourced from tribal lands and private forestry operations in the Pacific Northwest, Geco, Inc, an NARA partner, succeeded in adapting its patent technologies to produce isobutanol from cellulosic sugars obtained from wood waste. Thereafter, the isobutanol was further converted into Gevo’s Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) fuel. This is believed to be the world’s first alternative jet fuel derived from wood, while the fuel meets international ASTM standards.”

There was over 1000 gallons of biofuel that was used during this flight and have very small impact on the carriers greenhouse gas emissions.

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Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced that the maiden flight of the Global 7000 aircraft program has just been completed. This marks the start of the flight test program for the Bombardier aircraft family. The test flight took a total of two hours and twenty-seven minutes which saw the Global 7000 flight test vehicle take off from the Bombardier’s facility up in Toronto, Canada.

It was a basic system functionality test flight needed to evaluate the handling and flying qualities of the Global 7000 aircraft. The test flight reached an altitude of over 20,000 ft. at a predetermined speed of 240k and it was noted that all flight controls were exercised with impunity during the test. With the capability to carry up to eight passengers, Bombardier’s flagship Global 7000 is set to enter service by the second half of 2018. President of Bombardier Business Aircraft David Coleal believes that the Global 7000 aircraft program development is right on schedule and lauds it as being the industry’s most innovative and uniquely designed business jet.

Citing the incredible amount of knowledge, hard work and expertise, Coleal boasts that the Global 7000 business jet will establish an entirely exclusive category of large business jets. With four living spaces and a dedicated area for the crew, the Global 7000 has a new transonic wing design to offer non-stop flights anywhere between London, New York, Duba, UAE and Singapore to name a few.

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On October 5 2016, Guillaume Lecompte Boinet wrote an article for AIN Online talking about how Safran is working more and more on their research and development on electro aircrafts on the Toulouse site. Toulouse site is considered one of Safran’s newest facilities. This is located right next door to the main factory of Airbus. Both of these sites are located on the Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

This site is approximately 270,000 sq ft. Here is what Safran’s CEO Phillipe Petitcolin has to say about this.

 
“We had multiple activities concentrated in this region and this rationalization allows us to better serve our main client Airbus. This will improve our ability to pursue innovation in the field of more electric aircraft, which is a very important objective for our group. There is more electrical power on aircraft now and this trend is only going to increase.”

It seems as if this site is focusing mostly on the next generation of airlines which will be using things such as electrical cabling that is lighter with more resistance. These will be commonly found in modern airplanes which makes this site more effective for the job.

Safran is also in the works of opening up another factory that will be located in Queretaro, Mexico. This facility will cost over $80 million. This facility will be made with a focus on making composite structures for the CFM International Leap engine.

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The first MRJ Mitsubishi arrived to the United States from its birth place in Japan. Prior upon arrival the aircraft was taken on a three-day stroll through various stops such as Hokkaido, Far East Russia and Alaska where the aircraft was departed. At 1:20 pm on October 17th, the first Mitsubishi Japanese aircraft was tested in the United States. The MRJ departed from the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake to complete a three hour and eighteen-minute-long trip. Despite the MRJs record of two previous failed attempts, the company reported no abnormalities. The previous failures took place on August 27 and 28 where problems in the,” signals generated by sensors monitoring the airplane’s air management systems.” Due to such event the sensors have been replaced and performed regular inspections to avoid events such as these to happen soon.

Despite its delivery of one MRJ, Mitsubishi as a company is having difficulty being able to produce more aircrafts. Mitsubishi has spoken with its launch partner All Nippon Airways and there has been speculation of yet another delay in deliveries due to “technical reasons.”

Per a statement written to the Aviation International News, Mitsubishi did not tell All Nippon Airways that a delay would restrict them from delivery on time.

Although it has not Mitsubishi has not yet stated anything new additions have been started to be added to their facility in Moses Lake. Four prototypes have been said to be released from this facility which will also be the home of their flight testing. Also, including one of their latest model the FTA-3 scheduled to take its first flight on the 25th of September. Summing up a total of five flight test “articles” and expecting the fourth one to fly this year.

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The updated Boeing 737 aircraft has been launched into Turkish airlines as of this week of July 28th, 2016. On July 28th, the aircraft traveled from Boeing all the way to Istanbul, passing through Toronto and Keflavik having a flight number labeled as TK6830. Turkish airlines have great experience with Boeing aircrafts since 1999, it has received more than eighty 737NGs. Southwest airlines also have great knowledge of Boeing’s 2000 737’s and 737NG since 1998.

However, those are not the only airlines receiving the 737. The 3000 737 model has been received by India as well as China has received the 4000th model of the 737 after two years and eight months. The 5000 737 was originally built just for the Navy in 2014th of July, being received in two years and three months. The present 737 is being created forty-two times a month but Boeing slowly but surely wants to upgrade the amount to forty-seven by 2017, 52 in 2018, and finally a high number of fifty-two by 2019.

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Boeing carries an enormous presence in Morocco and has decided to extend to its neighbors. In recent news the Moroccan Government and Boeing have agreed to create a helping environment to extend the company through local distributors to what is referred to as an “ecosystem”.

Boeing is optd to share information with approximately 120 suppliers in their country to inform them of Moroccan government’s incentives. Experts have predicted that it will increase the Moroccan aeronautical exports by $1 billion dollars and create over a shocking 8,700 jobs in the industry.

To seal the agreement, the contract was signed in Morocco in the presence of Leaders of Boeing company and Leaders of the country.

“Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner and Moroccan minister of industry and trade Moulay Hafid Elalamy signed Tuesday’s agreement in the royal palace of Tangier in the presence of King Mohammed VI.”

Not yet put entirely into play Morroccan legislative elections are going to be held on October 6, 2016. In doing so Boeing displays the relative stability of the country even after the horrific events taken place during the ARAB SPRING revolution.

Contributing to Boeings great presence in the country they are also incorporated in a joint venture with the well-known Safran. Boeing feels very confident with their agreement and can provide some great new attributes to both parties.

“Boeing has had a strong relationship with Morocco for nearly 50 years, and we believe Morocco’s aerospace industry is well-positioned to support Boeing’s business needs related to our global supply chain.”

As a result of Morroccos geographical position it is great for close trading partners within the continent.

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Boeing is being awarded by the government to go on a project of building 179 of the 767-based airborne tankers to substitute the ancient Boeing KC-135 fleet for the Air Force. Boeing is being awarded around $2.8 billion for a low rate production contract of the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker. The first two production lots are also being awarded by the government, the first production lot is estimated to be 7 planes and the second lot is estimated to be 12 planes. This includes any necessary spare equipment needed for the aircrafts.

Once these two lots have been processed and made available, then the next step would be to run some tests. These tests are going to determine if the planes are fit for production or not. Some of these tests actually include the testing the Boeing KC-46 aircrafts in air and re-fueling some aircrafts such as the KC-10, C-17, A-10 and the F-16 fighter jet in the air to see if the plane is fit for production.

Boeing is estimating to have its first low rate initial production Pegasus in August 2017, this means that Boeing are going to miss one of the contractual milestones of delivering 18 aircrafts to the US government by August 2017. Just like any production projects whether it was in the aircraft industry or it was in the automotive industry; delays are expected to happen to ensure the quality of the work is being kept. However; they have set a date to deliver 18 aircrafts by January of 2018. Some of the issues Boeing is having are concerning hardware and focused on the flying boom. Any modifications that was needed is clearly evident after the regression testing with the F-16 back in July.

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Samsung’s newly released Galaxy Note 7 is having complications sustaining its self in hands of the customers. There has been a reported recall for an approximate 2.5 million devices that have already been distributed all over the world. Most recent issue involving the Galaxy note 7 is being able to turn them on or leave them charging while on a conducting aircraft. This precaution has been released by the (FAA) the US Federal Aviation Administration issuing a “warning not to charge or switch on Note 7 on board aircraft.”

To date Australia has taken repercussions to prevent such action from taking place on their local airlines. Airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia have advised passengers on board before dismissal of the aircraft to not turn on or charge galaxy note 7s.

“On board announcements are being made prior to departure to inform all guests,”

Virgin Australia said in a statement.” Not only does this take place do to the change of altitudes but happens on land as well. Known incident where a man’s phone exploded while he was fast asleep in a hotel room. Burning the bed sheets and carpet causing approximately 1,300 dollars in damages. The damages were agreed to be paid by Samsung with no further commentary.  Since its release on August 19th there has been 35 reported incidents of exploding batteries has been made public.  The Galaxy is defiantly not your average priced phone retailing for about 1,035 US dollars and no signs of it being devalued due to these cause of events.

Samsung Australia is aware of the situation and advises all customers that obtained the phone prior to knowing the circumstances, to return them to where they were purchased for safety issues. Samsung concludes with

“Samsung Electronics Australia advises all customers who use a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to power down their device, return it to its place of purchase and use an alternative device until a remedy can be provided.”

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On June 30th 2016, there was a press release by Airbus that talks about Airbus delivering Tibet Airlines their first A330. Tibet Airlines is based out of Lhasa. The A330-200 aircraft is considered the first wide body aircraft that Tibet has received. It has a 242 ton maximum take off weight, or MTOW. The handover was done in Toulouse, France. Due to the take off weight increase, the airline is able to operate in more harsh condition such as environments that require higher altitude airports where aircraft range, performance, and operating costs are crucial.

The Airbus A300-200 has a three class cabin layout which includes 235 seats for economy, 32 premium economy, and 12 business. This new Airbus will allow for Tibet Airlines to take on new routes that it has not been able to do so before.

Here is what Bai Weisan, the President of Tibet airlines, has to say about the delivery of the Airbus A330-200.

“We are extremely excited to receive our first widebody airliner – an enhanced A330 from Airbus and are very confident at its high-altitude performance. The A330 Family will become our core widebody to be deployed on our new international routes thanks to its flexibility, comfort and efficiency. With the A330, we are looking forward more passengers from all over the world to flying with Tibet Airlines and visiting Tibet.”

Eric Chen, the President of Airbus China, also commented on this important event.

“…With an operating base at high altitude Lhasa Airport and routes covering all of Tibet’s civil airports, the airline already benefits from the unrivalled performance of Airbus single-aisle aircraft. We are proud the A330 is Tibet Airline’s backbone for international route expansion.”


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Ethiopian Airlines reported on Wednesday that they have received the first promised A350-900 aircraft as part of an outstanding order from Airbus. This marks a new chapter for the East African carrier who has now left their stamp in the history books as the first African A350 XWB operator. Ethiopian Airline’s first aircraft which is on lease from AerCap arrived on June 29th, 2016 in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Airlines has ordered a total of 14 Airbus A350 XWBs with twelve of them coming by way of direct order from Airbus. The other two aircrafts are on lease from AerCap.

The East African carrier has plans to deploy the aircrafts as part of its ever-growing route network which connects Addis Ababa with popular destinations in American and Asia. The Airbus A350 XWBs are hailed as the world’s most modern long-haul, wide body jetliners outfitted with a two class layout. The A350-900s has a total of 343 seats with 30 of those comprising the Business Class and 313 Economy Class.

A350-900s boasts a gorgeously spacious interior that promises pin drop quietness and mood lighting guaranteed to make your trip feel reminiscent of a five star hotel. The interior was designed with the explicit purpose of creating superior levels of comfort and well-being because Airbus understand that flying can often times be an uncomfortable and nerve-wracking experience for those who don’t fly regularly. This level of excellence has set new standards in terms of flight experience for Airbus passengers raising the proverbial bar across the entire industry.

The A350 XWB is state of the art and combines the latest aerodynamic design with a ridiculously fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine. Carbon-fibre fuselage and wings help make the aircraft both sturdier yet lighter. Together all of these ingredients translates into a well-oiled machine that is operating at the peak of efficiency levels showing off a 25 per cent reduction in emissions and fuel burn while significantly lowering maintenance costs. Airbus has already received more than 800 firm orders for the A350 XWB from more than 42 customers worldwide which for the record makes it one of if not eventually the most successful widebody aircraft ever released.


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The aviation and aerospace battle in Iran has been heating up as Boeing and Airbus go head to head to see who will emerge with the lion’s share of the market. Maghsoud Asadi Samani, the Secretary of Iran's Aviation Companies Association notes that the increasingly heated competition between two of the world’s biggest and premier aircraft manufacturers have brought much difficulties to the sales of aircrafts in Iran. Airbus requires an OFAC license in order to sell any aircrafts to Iran.

This is incredibly trifling and complicated as the license can only be issued by the US given that the Americans are actively pushing Boeing into the Iranian market. This has created a standstill in negotiations between Iran Air and the international companies. Another complication revolves around the ban on trading with US dollars for Iran. Airbus is forbidden from making a deal in Iran until all banking complications are fully resolved. With both manufacturers staking a claim on the Iran market and neither willing to budge this has created a bottleneck in regards to progress that needs to take place in order for either manufacturers to solidify their foothold.

The Secretary of Iran’s Aviation Companies Association released a public statement reassuring the companies that Iranian airliners are working to address insurance problems for foreign financing as a prerequisite to purchasing aircraft. Asadi Samani admits that the high costs of buying airplanes is a detriment to private airlines and that progress is stymied because the actions cannot be carried out simply by relying on domestic resources citing the exorbitant costs involved. Samani went on to stress that there are measures being taken by Iranian companies to import newer and younger aircrafts in order to provide better services to their customers.

He also revealed that resolutions for the banking issues are being looked at and resolutions are being worked on. The US has imposed very strict trade and finance sanctions on Iran mandating entities inside US and subsidiaries in other countries to obtain written permission from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for doing business and engaging in trade for money, goods and services with Iran.


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Embraer Executive Jets has recently opened up their expanded assembly facility in Melbourne, Florida, as the company has decided to add the Legacy 450 aircraft and Legacy 500 aircraft production on to the already existing Phenom 100 aircraft and Phenom 300 aircraft production line. The official opening was held in a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 2 at the enlarged production facility.

“With the support of Governor Scott, and his team at Enterprise Florida, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Brevard County, the City of Melbourne, and the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport, we are doubling the size of our campus in Melbourne with the addition of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 assembly lines,”

said the Chief Executive Officer and President of Embraer Executive Jets, Marco Tulio Pellegrini.

“The growth of our partnerships is a reward for the community’s trust, and for its visionary leaders.”

The expansion of Embraer’s production facility was initially started in October of 2014 in order to double the size of the facility to 149,000 square feet, or 124,600 square meters. This expansion will allow for the Legacy 450 and 500 as well as the Phenom 100 and 300 production lines to be adjacent to one another under a single roof.

“I am proud to join Embraer in cutting the ribbon of their expanded aircraft assembly facility today. Two years ago we announced that Embraer had chosen Florida as the best location in the U.S. to manufacture their new aircraft,”

said the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott.

“Embraer already employs more than 1,000 Floridians and the addition of 600 new jobs is incredible news for Florida.”

The Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500 were entered into service in 2015 and 2014, respectively. These midsize business jets were the first of their kind to offer digital flight controls based upon complete fly-by-wire technology equipped with side-stick controls.

“The state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite on four 15.1-inch high-resolution LCD displays allows graphical flight planning and offers operators the advantages of paperless operations and autobrakes. The optional E2VS (Embraer Enhanced Vision System), which includes a Head-Up Display, provides a technological advantage typically only seen in much larger aircraft,”

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Emirates, an airline based in Dubai and Investec Bank, an international specialist banking and asset management group join forces to finance two new Airbus A380 jets, owned by Emirates and two others from Stellwagen Finance.  After the purchase they will then lease the planes back to Emirates for 12 years.

Investec Aviation Finance, established in 2002 provides commercial aviation finance solutions across debt and equity. They are based in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa and were able to raise the $1 Billion from banks and institutional investors in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia through some Islamic financing.

Alok Wadhawan, co-head of Investec Aviation Finance, states that Investec plans to own all four Airbus A380s for 12 years before selling them off in the secondary market. This deal for the four Airbus A380s was strictly for dollar exposure for their investors. Wadhawan, believes that they will get

“steady returns, the assets are mobile, and the security collateral is strong.”

This is not Investec’s first rodeo in the aviation market. They financed several single-aisle and twin-aisle Boeing and Airbus Aircraft carriers.

Not only is Investec looking for short term needs, but he feels that there will be a better market for larger planes after the 12 years of ownership. With over 180 A380s operating across the world he feels there will be larger planes in the sky spiking the demand for the future.


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On April 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Boeing notified the general public of a new deal between Boeing and Turkey’s Turkish Airlines. Boeing will be delivering a record high of 26 airplanes this year to Turkey’s largest carrier, Turkish Airlines. They will be providing six 777-300ERS and twenty Next Generation 737-800s this year.

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier airline of Turkey was established in 1933. They are headquartered in Yesilkoy, Bakirkoy, Istanbul. They have a fleet size of 316 and travel to over 280 destinations, and connect travelers all across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. They are considered to be the fourth largest carrier in the world by number of destinations.

Chief Investment and Technology Officer of Turkish Airlines, Ahmet Bolat states,

“Turkish Airlines is one of the world’s ascendant airlines and an established global network carrier. It has achieved this through various significant investments in its fleet”.

They believe that this deal will show the continued growth of Turkish Airlines ever since their partnership back in the early 1960’s.

Boeing’s 777-300ER allows for over 7,800 nautical miles that can hold up to 396 passengers. While the much smaller Boeing Next Generation 737-800 holds up 162 passengers and has a maximum of 5,500 nautical mile range. Both aircrafts help aid long and short haul fleets and will be a fresh new sight to domestic and international travelers.

Turkish Airlines have flown many Boeing 727, 757, MD-80, and even the modern 737 & 777 aircrafts.  The 777-300ER and the 737-800s will be a new and welcomed addition to their large fleet of Boeing Aircrafts.


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