Canada Selects Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon as its Multi-Mission Aircraft

Source: Boeing Partnership with Canadian industry will deliver long-term economic prosperity to Canada With the P-8, Canada secures NORAD and FIVE EYES allied interchangeability First delivery expected in 2026 The Government of Canada has signed a Foreign Military Sales Letter of Offer and Acceptance for up to 16 Boeing [NYSE: BA] P-8A Poseidon aircraft, as part of the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) project. Canada joins eight defense partners, including all of the FIVE EYES allies, the intelligence alliance that also includes the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and becomes the fifth NATO nation to have selected the P-8 as its multi-mission aircraft. First delivery is expected in 2026. "The P-8 will bolster Canada's defense capability and readiness, [...]

2023-12-01T15:58:31+02:00December 1st, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

ATR’s Product Development Strategy in a Nutshell

Source: ATR Paving the Way for Responsible Regional Aviation With a steadfast commitment to further connecting people and businesses in a responsible and affordable manner, ATR is continuously evolving its products to cater to the current and future needs of our customers worldwide. Our Product Development strategy relies on our ambition to continue offering flexible and versatile solutions to our customers, whilst dramatically reducing CO2 emissions and operating costs. In the short-term (2022 to 2025), we are focusing on continuous improvements of our product offering. Our aircraft are already the lowest emission regional aircraft on the market, and they produce no contrails. Thanks to the recently introduced PW127XT engines, the ATR 72-600 boasts a remarkable 45% reduction in CO2 emissions [...]

2023-11-30T17:44:48+02:00November 30th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus signs contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of SIRTAP UAS

Source: Airbus Airbus has signed a contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the development and acquisition of SIRTAP, a High Performance Tactical UAS that will reinforce the tactical capabilities of the Spanish Army and the Air and Space Force. This contract includes a total of nine systems, each consisting of three unmanned aerial vehicles and one ground control station. Furthermore, two simulators will be supplied to train the Spanish Armed Forces. “This new technological milestone in the tactical UAS segment together with the Spanish Ministry of Defence, will reinforce national sovereignty. SIRTAP will be fully developed in Spain, integrating national capabilities. However, thanks to its versatility and the use of ITAR-free components, we also expect it to play [...]

2023-11-29T18:58:08+02:00November 29th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

ATR Sees Strong Potential for its Aircraft Family in North America

Source: ATR Mid-November, ATR attended the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) conference in Montreal, showcasing how efficient, versatile and future-proof its aircraft are, as part of the company’s efforts to expand its footprint in North America. With eight ATR operators flying over 50 aircraft across Canada, ATR’s turboprops are praised for their capacity to transport both passengers and cargo to the most challenging destinations, flying where other aircraft can’t, serving unpaved and short runways in cold environments, and offering a lifeline to the most remote communities. The ATAC conference provided our Sales and Marketing representatives a great opportunity to connect both with current operators and potential business prospects across North America, as we see a strong potential for the [...]

2023-11-28T19:41:24+02:00November 28th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

SMBC Aviation Capital orders 60 A320neo Family aircraft

Source: Airbus Leading aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has ordered a further 60 A320neo Family aircraft taking its total for the type to nearly 340 aircraft purchased directly from Airbus. Together with its existing orders for the A320neo Family, this new one ensures SMBC Aviation Capital will have a continuous delivery stream to beyond the end of the decade, deepening Airbus and SMBC Aviation Capital’s long standing strategic partnership on the A320neo Family programme. With its unbeatable seat mile cost, the A320neo Family offers airlines the flexibility to expand their networks using wide-body cabin products on new longer-haul routes which were not previously possible with a single-aisle jetliner. “This transaction is further testament of sustained global demand for technologically advanced, [...]

2023-11-21T15:29:46+02:00November 21st, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

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

Source: Gulfstream 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 in Savannah and landed 6 hours, 56 minutes later at Farnborough Airport in England. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW815GA engines, both using 100% SAF, this mission showcases the potential for aviation’s future use of renewable fuels, which feature lower carbon, sulfur and aromatics. The data collected from this endurance flight will help Gulfstream and its key suppliers gauge aircraft compatibility with future low-aromatic renewable fuels, particularly under cold temperatures for extended flight durations. “Gulfstream is innovating for a sustainable [...]

2023-11-20T17:12:17+02:00November 20th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream successfully complete first 100% SAF transatlantic flight with G600 business jet powered by PW800 engines

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada Pioneering flight supports aviation industry's goal of achieving net-zero CO2 emissions Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the successful completion of the first transatlantic flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with both PW815GA engines on a Gulfstream business jet. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business. "Collaborating with airframe manufacturers such as Gulfstream is an important part of our long-standing efforts to ensure SAF compatibility across all our engines, which have already been certified to operate with up to 50% SAF blends for more than a decade," said Anthony Rossi, vice president of Sales & Marketing at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "With this transatlantic flight, we are effectively demonstrating [...]

2023-11-20T17:04:33+02:00November 20th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Boeing and U.S. Government Launch Initiative to Advance Sustainable Aviation Fuel among APEC Economies

Source: Boeing U.S. Department of Transportation, FAA and Boeing to collaborate with APEC economies towards developing SAF to increase access to supply for use by region's airlines Sustainably produced jet fuel, which reduces lifecycle CO2 emissions as much as 85% compared to petroleum, is essential to reducing aviation's climate impact Initiative supports ICAO goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 Boeing and the United States are launching an initiative to catalyze the development and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) among Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries. SAF, which significantly reduces the lifecycle carbon emission of jet fuel, is key to achieving goals set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the civil aviation industry to achieve net-zero carbon [...]

2023-11-17T13:50:23+02:00November 17th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Abelo signs deal for up to 20 ATR 72-600

Source: ATR Heads of Agreement signed at Dubai Airshow by lessor includes firm order for 10 ATR 72-600 and options for 10 more Abelo, a leading turboprop lessor, and number one regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, have signed a Heads of Agreement for a firm order of 10 ATR 72-600, along with options for an additional 10. This deal underscores Abelo’s continued commitment to embracing the latest in cutting-edge turboprop technology. Notably, in July 2022, Abelo had placed an order for 10 ATR 72-600 and confirmed a deal for 10 ATR 42-600S – Short Take-Off and Landing version. These additional aircraft will empower the lessor to meet the growing demand for efficient, cost-effective and dependable regional air travel connections worldwide, all [...]

2023-11-14T19:54:05+02:00November 14th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Boom Supersonic Announces New Aircraft, Engine, and Investment Milestones

Source: Boom Supersonic Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest airliner, announced multiple milestones across the Overture airliner, Symphony engine, and XB-1 supersonic demonstrator programs. The company also confirmed closing of an investment round, including a strategic investment from the NEOM Investment Fund (NIF). Boom’s total funding to date now exceeds $700 million. “Our goal is to bring the world closer together through faster flights,” said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. “We’re excited to collaborate with partners and investors around the globe as we work to realize our shared vision.” Announced on October 24, the NEOM Investment Fund is the strategic investment arm of NEOM, the sustainable regional development in northwest Saudi Arabia. As part of the agreement, [...]

2023-11-13T06:48:16+02:00November 13th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|