Gulfstream’s G600 receives FAA certificates

Gulfstream’s newest addition to its lineup, the large-cabin, long-range G600, has earned both its type and production certificates from the FAA, paving the way for deliveries to begin later this year, the manufacturer announced recently. For Gulfstream, this represents its third model to receive both certifications simultaneously, joining the G550 in 2003 and the G600’sRead More

DAE signs credit facility deal with major UAE banks

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has signed a new long-term unsecured revolving credit facility (the ‘Facility’) with First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited as Bookrunners and Mandated Lead Arrangers. Following an oversubscription, in syndication, the Facility was closed at an amount of $440 million with a group of 12 lenders. TheRead More

Avia Solutions to acquire Chapman Freeborn

Avia Solutions Group has agreed to acquire 100% of the shareholding in Chapman Freeborn Group, in a deal signed in London in June. The addition of Chapman Freeborn’s business will bolster Avia Solutions Group’s portfolio, a global holding company with 42 subsidiaries engaged in aircraft maintenance, pilot training, ground handling and fuelling, aviation IT solutionsRead More

China eyes 2035 for its green supersonic civil aircraft launch

China is looking to develop a green supersonic civil aircraft and an independently developed prototype is expected to be launched around 2035, a senior aircraft engineer said. The designing techniques of the green supersonic civil aircraft are listed among the 20 key technical problems China is working on, the China Association for Science and TechnologyRead More

Hubble captures stunning photos of exploding stars

The Hubble Space Telescope caught one spectacular show as the outburst of a supermassive star glows in bright, exploding fireworks. The star, called Eta Carinae, first erupted 170 years ago and was the second-brightest star in our sky for a little more than a decade. However, over time, the star has slowly faded and becomeRead More

Northrop Grumman to build satellites at its factory in Virginia

Northrop Grumman will build two satellites for Space Norway, each equipped with payloads for Inmarsat, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, and the US Air Force. Space Norway announced the purchase July 3, having down selected between Northrop Grumman and an unnamed, competing US satellite manufacturer. SpaceX will launch both satellites on a Falcon 9 rocketRead More

Lockheed Martin, NASA demonstrate Orion Launch Abort System In flight test

The critical launch abort system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft was put to its hardest test today, and it demonstrated its capability to pull the crew module and future astronauts to safety during a launch if there is an emergency. Lockheed Martin designed and built the launch abort system for the test and is also theRead More

Saudi Arabia’s first female commercial pilot

It was a bright and sunny morning when Saudi Arabia’s first female commercial pilot, Yasmin Al Maimani, embarked on her national debut flight from Hail to Qassim, soaring high through the Arabian sky. “The moment I sat in the cockpit to fly I realized that dreams do come true. I had goosebumps and tears inRead More

CAE presents its first CAE Women in Flight ambassadors

CAE announced at the International Paris Air Show the names of the first three winners of its 2019 CAE Women in Flight scholarship program. CAE’s new Women in Flight ambassadors will help drive awareness and promote the pilot profession among women, as well as diversity in aviation. “We look forward to accompanying our new ambassadors,Read More

Arralis to join Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Research Park

Global communications powerhouse Arralis plans to establish a presence within Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Research Park – a move that will bring up to two-dozen high-paying jobs to Volusia County, Fla., University President P. Barry Butler announced at the Paris Air Show. The recruitment resulted from a highly collaborative effort by Embry-Riddle, Enterprise Florida, Team Volusia,Read More