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Saudia places big additional Airbus A320neo family order

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Saudia Group, which operates Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudi as well as budget airline flyadeal, has placed an order for an additional 105 singe-aisle A320neo family airliners with European airframer Airbus. Announced at the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh, the deal adds to the 144 aircraft already on the books as part of the delivery

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Gulfstream G700 To Make Catarina Aviation Show Debut

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Flagship will be on display alongside the super-midsize G280 and large-cabin G600 Gulfstream’s G700 flagship will make its Catarina Aviation Show debut when the three-day event opens on Thursday at São Paulo Catarina International Executive Airport. The G700 will be on display at the show alongside Gulfstream’s super-midsize G280 and ultra-long-range G600. “Gulfstream is experiencing

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Lilium Reveals eVTOL to Business Aviation Launch Market

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The German manufacturer brought a full-scale model of the Lilium Jet to EBACE Lilium yesterday at EBACE 2024 unveiled the first full-scale model of the eVTOL aircraft it plans to bring to market in 2026. The German manufacturer is targeting business aviation companies as early adopters of the Lilium Jet, which it is offering in

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Mexicana orders 20 Embraer E2 aircraft

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Mexicana de Aviacion, Mexico’s new government-run carrier, has placed an order for 20 Embraer E2 narrowbody aircraft, making it the first customer of the type in that country. The San Jose dos Campos-headquartered airframer said on 3 June that the Mexican airline, which launched almost six months ago, has ordered 10 E190-E2 and 10 of

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Rolls-Royce Expands Business Aviation Services Network

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Engine maker adds Airline Support Baltic to its network of authorized service centers Rolls-Royce is further strengthening its business aviation services infrastructure in Europe by adding Airline Support Baltic to its global network of authorized service centers (ASC). The engine manufacturer’s ASCs represent an essential element of its services portfolio and add to existing capabilities for

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Pilatus’ Upgraded PC-24 Arrives at EBACE 2024

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The upgraded PC-24 began delivery earlier this year Pilatus Aircraft is marking the EBACE debut of its recently upgraded PC-24. Unveiled just before NBAA-BACE in October, the upgrades include a 600-pound increase in payload, boosting range to 2,040-nm range, and a new side-facing divan that can convert into a bed. Payload was increased with refinements

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Leonardo AW09 Gets Updated Corporate Look

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Helicopter to embark on demonstration tour Leonardo took the wraps off of a full-scale cabin mockup of its AW09 single-engine helicopter at the opening of EBACE 2024. Showcasing a VIP-corporate transport cabin layout and paint scheme that will be offered as an option, the unveiling marks the “official entrance” of the AW09 as part of

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Airbus Launches Hydrogen Feasibility Studies at North American Airports

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Major airports in the U.S. and Canada could become ‘hydrogen hubs’ As Airbus presses ahead with ambitious plans to bring hydrogen-powered airliners into commercial service through its ZeroE program, the aircraft manufacturer is eyeing several major airports in North America as locations for potential “hydrogen hubs.” On Tuesday the company announced it is launching three

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Saudi Arabia sets ambitious targets to strengthen aviation strategy, senior official says

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RIYADH: Increasing passenger numbers and expanding flight routes are among the key objectives of Saudi Arabia’s aviation strategy, according to a senior official. In an interview with Arab News on the sidelines of the Future Aviation Forum held in Riyadh, Vice President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation for Quality and Traveler Experience, Abdulaziz Al-Dahmash,

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Collins Debuts Surface Air Traffic Management System

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The new product tracks the movements of aircraft and ground equipment in real time Collins Aerospace has launched an airport ground monitoring system that provides real-time tracking and recording for aircraft and ground equipment movement. According to the RTX subsidiary, the Airport Surface Awareness System (ASAS) will provide a holistic view of on-field operations that can

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