Cathy Buyck
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Aircraft

Dassault Aviation Sees Slowdown in First Half of 2023

Dassault Aviation recorded orders for 12 Falcon in the first half, down from 41 in the year-ago period.
Dassault Falcon 8X in flight over clouds
Regulations and Government

Belgian Government Considers New Air Traffic Noise Limit

Proposed cuts to aircraft noise could impact business aviation, as could possible restrictions on domestic private jet movements.
Brussels Airport in Belgium.
Aircraft

MHS Aviation Group Adds New Falcon 2000LXS

German business aircraft management company MHS Aviation acquired a third Falcon to support its growing charter operations.
Dassault
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer to Open P2F Conversion Line in China

Lanzhou Aviation Industry Development Group emerged as launch customer of the Embraer E-Jets freighters in China.
E-Jet passenger-to-freighter conversion
Environment

Airbus Reports ‘Great Progress’ on H2-powered Aircraft

Airbus has also started to trial in-flight auxiliary power entirely generated by hydrogen.
Airbus hydrogen chart
Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney To Establish Engine Parts Maker in Morocco

Pratt & Whitney Maroc will manufacture detailed static and structural machined parts for various engine models in Casablanca.
Pratt & Whitney Morocco
Aircraft

Riyadh Air Fleet To Adopt ‘Dual-Livery’ Designs

Saudi start-up Riyadh Air, which continues to consider a narrowbody jet option, is presenting one of its liveries on a Boeing 787 in Paris.
Riyadh Air lavender-indigo livery on Boeing 787
ATC

Collins Aerospace Takes Part in Digital European Sky Research

Collins Aerospace will participate in EU Sesar air traffic management projects to accelerate digital transformation of the continent’s ATM system.
Collins Aerospace
ATC

Honeywell Wins More SESAR Research Work

Honeywell will lead two research and development consortiums to modernize and digitalize European air traffic management.
Honeywell cockpit
Aircraft

Airbus Increases Maximum Payload of the A350 Freighter

The Airbus A350XWB made its debut at the Paris Air Show June 2013 and has collected nearly 1000 orders for the -900, -1000 and the freighter versions.
Airbus has increased the maximum payload of the A350F to 111 tonnes, 2 tonnes more than at the launch of the aircraft in 2021.
Aircraft

Airlines Double-down On Fleet Expansion and Replacement

Airbus, ATR, Boeing, and Embraer all collected multiple aircraft orders on Tuesday at the Paris Airshow.
Paris Air Show 2023
Aircraft

De Havilland Canada Launches Updated, Lighter DHC-6

Canadian airframer De Havilland secured commitments for 45 aircraft to back the launch of the DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G.
De Havilland DHC-400 at 2023 Paris Airshow
Airlines

EU Sets World’s Largest SAF Blending Mandate

New European rules call for an obligation for minimum sustainable aviation uplift for flights within and departing the EU from 2025.
KLM has used SAF blends for all its flights departing Amsterdam
Security

Elettronica Rebrands as ELT Group

ELT Group's new identity reflects the Italian electronic defense company’s expertise in cybersecurity, space, and biodefense markets.
ELT Group booth at the Paris Airshow 2023
Aircraft

Boeing's Deal Pledges Return to Stability, Schedule Fidelity

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal expects order announcements in Paris as he aims to reduce delivery delays and assuage angry customers.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal (right) and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker appear at the 2022 Farnborough Airshow to mark the sale of 25 Boeing 737 Max 10s. (Photo: David McIntosh)
Aircraft

Boeing Highlights Contributions to Sustainable Aerospace

Boeing is emphasizing its continuous efforts to decarbonize the aerospace industry and its own operations.
Boeing ecoDemonstrator
Aircraft

Massive A320 Order Kicks Off Airbus Paris Salon Sales

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo topped up its Airbus orderbook with a further firm order for 500 single-aisle aircraft.
Airbus
Aircraft

ATR Touts Strong Growth Prospects

ATR, the Toulouse-based turboprop manufacturer, plans to reveal orders at the Paris Airshow and prove a sustained interest in its regional airframes.
ATR 72-600 powered by Pratt & Whitney PW127 turboprops
Aircraft

ATR Shows Off Purpose-built Freighter Variant

European turboprop manufacturer ATR brought two aircraft to the Paris Airshow, including the ATR 72-600F, which will take part in the flying display.
ATR Cargo variant
Aircraft

Airbus, Boeing Raise 20-Year Forecasts For Aircraft Deliveries

Airbus and Boeing expect that manufacturers will deliver more than 40,000 new commercial aircraft over the next 20 years.
Boeing 737 Max
Aircraft

Dassault Showcases Civil and Military Competencies

Dassault plans for the Falcon 10X to become the first Falcon jet compatible with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel.
Dassault Aviation
Aircraft

Boeing Global Services Charts a Data Solutions Path

BGS enhances its digital solutions and data analytics capabilities to provide enhanced customer service and propel sustained growth.
Users have downloaded the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro charts and navigation app on more than 350,000 mobile devices. (Photo: Boeing Global Services)
Airports

Commercial Aviation’s Hydrogen Play Poses Myriad Challenges

Hydrogen-powered aircraft programs attract increased attention and public funding, but the task of building a green hydrogen ecosystem will prove daunting.
Hydrogen propulsion
Airlines

European Aviation Faces a €820 billion Tab to Reach Net Zero

Europe’s airlines urge more incentives to help shoulder the cost of investments necessary to reach net zero by 2050.
Article image
Aircraft

AIA Chief Warns of Sustained Shortage of Labor

American aerospace and defense manufacturers headed to the Paris Air Show hold large order books but face continued supply chains disruptions.
AIA president and CEO Eric Fanning
ATC

SESAR Deployment Boss Upbeat on European ATM Progress

Paris Airshow exhibitors stand to benefit from billions of euros spent on ATM modernization in Europe.
Article image
Airlines

IATA: Airlines ‘Beyond Frustrated’ by Supply-chain Disruptions

The global airline trade body plans to start monitoring supplier performance to keep track of delays in aircraft and parts deliveries.
IATA vice president of operations, safety, and security Nick Careen
Airlines

IATA Lauds Airlines' ‘Amazing’ Return to Profitability

Airlines globally will generate $9.8 billion in net profits this year and passenger traffic should recover to pre-Covid levels in 2024, according to IATA.
IATA director general Willie Walsh
Environment

Environmental Groups Increase Pressure on Bizav in Europe

Schiphol Airport, one of Europe’s largest airports, plans to ban private jets and small business aircraft, a step that might be followed by others.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Late EBAA Chief Husain Khan Will Be 'Deeply Missed'

Athar Husain Khan’s dedication to the business aviation industry and its entire ecosystem has been key to EBAA's strength.
Athar Husain Khan, former EBAA head