David Donald
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AW169 Targets Gulf Government Sales

The new skid undercarriage is well-suited to military and government agency applications
Abelo ATR deal at Dubai Airshow 2023
Maintenance and Modifications

Honeywell Signs MENA MRO Support Agreements

Saudia Technic expands its APU servicing to cover Boeing 777s

A350 To Spearhead Egyptair Fleet Expansion

The North African carrier has ordered 10 of the A350-900 widebodies
Egyptair is adding Airbus A350s to its fleet

Ethiopian Goes Back to the Max

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered more 737-8s after suffering a tragic crash in 2019
Boeing Ethiopian deal at Dubai Airshow 2023

Kuwait’s “E-Scan” Typhoon Makes Dubai Debut

Kuwait’s “E-Scan” Typhoon Makes Dubai Debut
Kuwaiti Eurofighter

IAI’s “Big Twin” Freighter Lands in Dubai

The 777-300ERSF is the first Boeing 777 passenger-to-freighter conversion
IAI’s Boeing 777-300ERSF “Big Twin” Freighter Lands in Dubai

Russian Knights Lead Dubai Presence

Russia’s aerospace industry is making a rare international appearance in Dubai
Russian Knights at Dubai Airshow 2023
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

General Atomics Teams with Edge for SkyGuardian Weapons

Included in the agreement are the UAE's Al Tariq family of PGMs
Al Tariq family of modular precision weapons

USAF F-15EX Ignites Renewed Interest in the Boeing Fighter

Boeing plans to deliver the third F-15EX to the USAF soon to accelerate Eagle II testing
Boeing F-15EX

Block III Thunder Makes International Debut

The latest version of the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 has an AESA radar
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC)/Chengdu JF-17

C-390 Millennium Racks Up 10,000 Hours

Seven C-390 aircraft have entered operation
Embraer C-390 Millennium

Korea’s Helicopters Make Dubai Debut

Both helicopters are showing their capabilities in the daily Dubai flying displays
Korean KUH-1E helicopter

Local Interest as Chinese Trainers Fly into Dubai

CATIC reports that the UAE has ordered the Hongdu L-15 advanced trainer.
Hongdu L-15

Saab Launches Large Airport Digital Tower Solution

The I-DTS combines Saab’s remote tower technology with its automated system expertise.
i-DTS operator console

B-21 Raider Takes Flight

The production-representative test vehicle landed at the USAF’s primary test site at Edwards AFB.
Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider

T-7A Red Hawk Begins Air Force Flight Testing

Aircraft APT-2 has arrived at the integrated test force at Edwards AFB.
Boeing T-7A Red Hawk

UAE’s GlobalEye Fleet To Grow Next Year

The Emiratis could be operating five GlobalEyes by the end of 2024
UAE’s fourth GlobalEye

Riyadh Air Taps IBM Consulting

IBM is creating a hybrid cloud-based technology base for the carrier’s impending global operations.
Riyadh Air

Pratt & Whitney Canada Achieves Major Milestones in 2023

PWC has notched 1 billion flight hours on its aero engines
Pratt & Whitney PT6A engine

JetNet iQ Paints Cautiously Positive Outlook for Bizav

Regional conflicts could have a negative effect on the market, however
business jet
Training and Workforce

CAE, APG Team To Enhance Business Aviation Training

Partnership enhances aircraft performance and runway analysis instruction
CAE-APG partnership
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Jetquity’s Residual Value Protection Added to Jetcraft Offer

The program guarantees an agreed exit price to owners
business jet detail

Wipaire Develops Composite Floats for Twin Otter

The new float is considerably lighter than the current all-metal unit

Gulfstream To Lead Sustainability Talks at Irish Bizav Conference

Sustainability will be a key topic at the IBGAA conference
Gulfstream G500 (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Liebherr Maintains Innovation Drive

Liebherr's electric actuators and motor pumps can form part of decentralized power systems
Liebherr Aerospace

Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X Engine Passes 2,000 Hours

First flight test example is being prepared for test before year-end
Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Outerlink Selected for U.S. Navy’s King Airs

The system records and analyses a wealth of aircraft data and communications

Daher Opens Idaho Paint Facility for Kodiak Production

The new facility shortens the Kodiak production cycle by around a week
Daher Kodiak paint shop Sandpoint, Idaho

XBrand Brings 'Top Gun: Maverick' Camera Ships to NBAA-BACE

XBrand is showing its L-39, Phenom, and AStar aerial camera platforms
X-Brand Top Gun Camera

Cirrus Delivers 500th SF50 Vision Jet

The SF50 has been the world’s best-selling private jet for five consecutive years
Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet