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Schweizer Looks to Future as It Continues To Rebuild

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With new manufacturing certifications in place, the OEM looks to ramp up production and support Schweizer Helicopter has had a busy year, according to CEO David Horton. Last March, the light helicopter manufacturer received its unlimited production certificate from the FAA, which supplanted the limited production certificate it received in August 2020. This authorization allows the

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Leonardo Lands Substantial New Orders

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The company announces 50 orders at Heli-Expo Leonardo announced orders and commitments for 180 new helicopters on Tuesday at Heli-Expo. The Helicopter Company (THC), owned by Saudia Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, placed a firm order for 20 AW139 intermediate twins and inked a multi-year framework agreement for more than 130 Leonardo helicopters. Air ambulance and

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New Fuel Efficiency Certification Rules Apply to Bizav

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The U.S. rules apply to new type certificates and modified airplanes Some business jets and large turboprop airplanes are included in new FAA final rules that enact Environmental Protection Agency-prescribed fuel efficiency certification requirements. The rules take effect on April 16 and apply to certain subsonic jet airplanes with a maximum takeoff weight greater than 5,700 kilograms

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Airbus Puts SAF on Display with A350-1000

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The aircraft is fueled with a 35 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel Airbus’ A350-1000 takes to the skies this week during the flying display at the 2024 Singapore Airshow, as the Franco-German manufacturer continues its campaign to promote sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The OEM conducted a refueling demonstration on Sunday at Changi Airport in

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P&W Seeing MRO Benefits from Singapore Technology Accelerator

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STA has spurred some 30 innovations to improve MRO processes Pratt & Whitney already is reaping benefits from its recently established Singapore technology accelerator (STA), citing more than 30 innovations that have emerged from the initiative to maximize maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) productivity. In 2022, the company announced a collaboration with the Singapore Economic

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Airbus reports €65 billion in revenue for 2023

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Airbus has reported its final year results for 2023 showing revenues of €65.4 billion (EBIT adjusted €5.8bn) across the year with strong performances from commercial airliners and helicopters. Across the period Airbus delivered 735 commercial aircraft and received orders for 2,319 new airliners growing its order backlog to 8,598 aircraft. Airbus Helicopters received orders for

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Embraer, Saudia Technic To Cooperate on Mx and Training

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Agreement includes collaboration on business aviation support Embraer Services & Support and Saudia Technic have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on maintenance and training capabilities. The agreement, reached at Riyadh’s World Defense Show 2024 on February 4, aims to enhance cooperation on civil aviation, namely the E2 jets family and Embraer Executive Jets

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Dassault Falcon 6X To Make Singapore Airshow Debut

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The twinjet received EASA/FAA certification in August Dassault’s Falcon 6X will make its first Singapore Airshow appearance starting next Tuesday, when the 2024 edition of the airshow opens to trade attendees. The wide-cabin, ultra-long-range twinjet will be on static display alongside a Falcon 2000LXS at the Asian show, the French aircraft manufacturer said. The 6X

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Strong start to 2024 for Airbus with 30 deliveries

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Airbus has started 2024 with a bang delivering 30 aircraft to 18 customers around the world in the first month of the year. Deliveries included 28 single-aisle airlines made up of 2 A220-300, 13 A320neo and 13 A321neo airliners to customers including easyJet and Wizz Air. Airbus also delivered 2 A2330-900 wide-body airliners to ITA

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EASA Issues Airworthiness Directive over Airbus A380 Fuselage

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The Airworthiness Directive released by EASA says the following on the fuselage of the Airbus A380: “It has been determined that, during the assembly process of the centre fuselage of several A380aeroplanes, the splicing installation on the affected areas had not been performed in accordancewith the drawing definition.” “Necessary shims, to reduce the misalignment of

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