Bombardier certifies Lufthansa’s CMS system

Bombardier announced recently that its Service Centre at the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore has installed and certified a Lufthansa Technik AG nice HD Cabin Management System (CMS) and SDR Wi-Fi system in a Global Express XRS aircraft, marking the first time a Bombardier business jet in the Asia-Pacific region has achieved such an installationRead More

Private jet operators expect booming business

There will likely be a surge in the number of passengers flying on private and business aviation jets in the region as the industry rapidly becomes more affordable and more aircraft become available, according to industry insiders. Dubai-headquartered Jetex Flight Support – which has a network of fixed base operators [FBOs] around the world –Read More

Life saving anti-collision software integrated into first F-35s ahead of schedule

The F-35 Joint Program Office, US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have started integrating the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) on to Air Force F-35As in the fleet. Leveraging a rapid, agile development, test and contracting approach, the joint government and industry team successfully fielded the life-saving technology seven years earlier than previously planned.Read More

Russian Helicopters to re-engineer helicopter parts using 3D printing technology

In 2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) is planning to re-engineer approximately 30 different helicopter parts to be manufactured using 3D printing technology and integrate them to serial production starting from 2020. “This year we are finishing the re-engineering of around 30 different parts and details that will be manufactured using additive technologies.Read More

France to establish space command center with weaponized satellites

Months after President Donald Trump announced the creation of the US Space Force, France is beginning to lay the groundwork for its own version. French President Emmanuel Macron announced last month that the nation’s air force will establish a space command for the purpose of national defense, particularly to protect of French satellites. Last week,Read More

First Pakistani astronaut to go to space in 2022

Pakistan recently announced that it will send its first astronaut to space in 2022 using close ally China’s satellite launching facilities. Pakistan’s decision came as India recently successfully launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2. Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science and Technology, said the selection process of the astronaut for the space mission would start fromRead More

Amelia Earhart empowers generations of women pilots

Amelia Earhart was a trailblazing pilot and an OG girl-power icon who broke gender stereotypes along with aviation records. In June 1937, after a botched attempt, she set out from Miami with an ambitious goal: to become the first woman to fly around the world. Alongside navigator Fred Noonan in her trusty Lockhead Electra, sheRead More

UAE Armed Forces to train women as peacekeepers

Hundreds of women from countries affected by conflict will be trained to become peacekeepers by the UAE Armed Forces next year. Women from nations in Africa and Asia will undergo medical and combat training before returning home as part of a UN drive to create a force of female peacekeepers in potentially unstable countries. AfterRead More

BAA training opens new training center in Vietnam

European specialist BAA Training has opened an aviation-training center in Ho Chi Minh City. The 3,000sqm facility will offer A320 pilot training with four flight simulators. The first group of student pilots will commence their training in August, BAA Training says. By the end of the year, the facility will have an Airbus A320neo simulator.Read More