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European Rotors Opening Next Week in Madrid

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Rotorcraft show is the largest such event in Europe. Europe’s largest rotorcraft show—European Rotors, co-organized by the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and Helicopter Association International (HAI)—begins Monday at the IFEMA Madrid Fair Centre in Spain. The exhibit hall, with more than two dozen helicopters, opens on Tuesday and will feature rotorcraft manufacturers, suppliers, and operators.

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Gulfstream Completes World’s First Trans-Atlantic Flight on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Data Collected During This Mission Will Advance Industry Toward Net-Zero Goals SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the successful completion of the world’s first trans-Atlantic flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Accomplished on November 19, the flight took place on a Gulfstream G600 aircraft, which departed the company’s headquarters

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Honeywell Signs MENA MRO Support Agreements

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Saudia Technic expands its APU servicing to cover Boeing 777s. Honeywell announced two agreements during the Dubai Airshow that will expand the company’s support network in the Middle East and North Africa. The 10-year deal with Saudia Technic covers a global license to service the 331-500 auxiliary power unit installed in the Boeing 777. The

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Gulf Air Extends MRO Partnership with Joramco

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Joramco has provided heavy maintenance for the Bahrain carrier for the past decade Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, has extended its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) contract with Jordan Aircraft Maintenance (Joramco) for fleet support services for another four years. Based in Amman, Joramco is the MRO and engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. Under

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Airbus and Boeing get Widebody orders as Dubai airshow ramps up

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Whilst their is no announcement yet on the anticipated Turkish Airlines or Emirates deals, both Airbus and Boeing attracted orders for widebody airlines as the Dubai airshow deals start to flow. Airbus secured an order from Egyptair for 10 Airbus A350-900 airliners which the Egyptian carrier will use to replace its older A330 aircraft. The

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Dubai Airshow 2023: Boeing to showcase innovations in sustainable aviation

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Boeing will show its market-leading commercial, defense and services portfolio at the 2023 Dubai Airshow, with its new wide body 777-9 jet appearing in the flying display. As a strategic sponsor of the airshow’s Aerospace 2050 conference, Boeing will highlight its commitment and actions towards a more sustainable aerospace future and support of the aviation

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Airlines Forced To Rethink Spare Engine Ratios

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The durability problems of new-build narrowbody engines are great news for most engine lessors, which tend to stock the CFM International CFM56 and IAE V2500 powerplants that many airlines are turning to for cover. Less certain is for how long this boost lasts and whether, in time, the CFM Leap and Pratt & Whitney Geared

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West Star Aviation Acquires Jet East from Gama Aviation

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The maintenance, repair and overhaul companies value the deal at some $100 million West Star Aviation has concluded its planned acquisition of fellow MRO and managed fleet provider Jet East, some three weeks after Jet East owner Gama Aviation and West Star private equity owner Sterling Group conditionally agreed to the deal at last month’s

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Safran, HAL Ink MoU To Forge Commercial Engine Parts

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Safran Aircraft Engines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to develop industrial cooperation in forging parts manufacturing for commercial aircraft engines. As a part of the deal, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will produce CFM Leap engine parts for Safran’s Bangalore facilities with an aim to support the Indian government’s ‘Make in

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Broken Supply Chain Hobbles Offshore S-92 Operators

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Aircraft’s dispatch reliability plummets as safety concerns rise Supply-chain woes continue to adversely impact offshore helicopter operators, according to a notice recently issued by the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers’ (IOGP) aviation subcommittee (ASC). In a recent IOGP ASC safety notice to members, the organization branded the situation as “serious and deteriorating,” saying

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