David Donald
Contributor - UK

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Aircraft

NATO Plays the Agile Combat Employment Card

NATO state's military air arms are increasingly developing more agile means of going to war to improve their survivability
Swedish fighter jet
Aircraft

MU-300: Japan’s Sparkling Gem

The Diamond evolved into the Beechjet
Mitsubishi Diamond (MU-300) production line
Safety

European Bizav Dominates Web Manuals Business

European business aviation clients make up a large portion of Web Manuals’ customer base
Bizjet in flight
Avionics

EASy IV Paves Way for Dassault Falcon 10X’s Nexus Avionics

The Falcon 10X’s flight deck is based on the field-leading EASy IV of the 6X and 8X
Dassault's EASy IV flight deck
Maintenance and Modifications

Busy Times for AMAC Aerospace

Wide-body work at the Basel facility typically sees five or so heavy business jets being worked on
AMAC Aerospace
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Satcom Direct Introduces ESA Pricing Plan as Tests Continue

Among the offers is a nothing-up-front three-year plan with a monthly fee
Viasat satelite
Security

Enhanced Security Deployed at London City FBO

Next-generation scanners remove the restrictions on liquid carriage and large electrical items
London City Airport
Aircraft

Axis Aviation Unveils Management Platform

The start-up has mobile functionality already in development
Aircraft

Aero-Dienst and Vaeridion Study Electric Air Ambulance

The aeromed concept is based on the Microliner nine-seater
Vaeridion and Aero-Dienst electric ambulance
Regulations and Government

EBAA Joins Climbing Fast Initiative

EBAA and NBAA will jointly work on advancing sustainability development
EBACE Newsmakers panel
FBOs

Universal Aviation Inks Saudi Partnership Agreement

Greater Saudi participation and ownership are specified, along with an increase in infrastructure and FBOs
Saudi signing event
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero-Dienst Authorized for HTF7000 Nacelle Work

Honeywell turbofan engine powers several super-midsize business jets
Aero–Dienst
Maintenance and Modifications

Drones Approved for Jet Aviation’s Aircraft Inspection

Using drones and AI can improve inspection efficiency and reduce aircraft downtime
Jet Aviation drone
Aircraft

UAS Enhances Global Trip Manager

A live chat feature for UAS customers is among the latest new features, with more enhancements imminent
UAS EBACE 2023
Rotorcraft

PHI Adds AW189 Helicopters for Offshore Work

Super-medium helicopter will join AW109s and AW139s in PHI’s global rotary-wing fleet
Leonardo AW189
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Avcon Jet Launches Satcom Direct’s Plane Simple ESA Array

Avcon Jet has selected Satcom Direct to provide a range of fuselage- and tail-mounted antennas
Avcon Jet launches SD Plane Simple antenna
Maintenance and Modifications

Lufthansa Technik Launches Aircraft Fuel Tank Sanitization Service

Steam cleaning and vacuuming remove the need for harmful biocides
Lufthansa Technik AG fuel tank sanitation
Regulations and Government

IBGAA Conference Moves to K-Club

Conference will also feature a static display at nearby Weston Airport
K-Club Straffan, Ireland
Rotorcraft

Airbus Corporate Helicopters Sees Continued Success

The ACH145 and ACH160 lead their market segments in sales value
ACH 160 Line Lounge interior
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Collins Aerospace Achieves First Certus Satcom Retrofit

The system is a cost-effective retrofit applicable to smaller jets
Prince Aviation Citation
Aircraft

Canadair Challenger: A Widebody Pioneer

Bombardier's successful programs trace back to a company that produced flying boats during World War II
CL-600
Aircraft

Starlux Grows Airbus Widebody Fleet

The Taiwanese carrier is buying three A330neos and five A350Fs
Airbus freighter sale
Aircraft

Saab Eyes Southeast Asia for Gripen Multirole Fighter Sales

Saab has Thailand and the Philippines in its sights
Saab Grippen
Maintenance and Modifications

ST Engineering Extends Honeywell Partnership

ST supports a wide range of Honeywell components
ST Engineering and Honeywell held a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow on February 20. (Front, L-R) Eric Ai, v-p of Honeywell Aerospace's APAC airlines business; Poon Kok Wah, senior v-p and general manager of component services at ST Engineering; (back) Xu Jun, Honeywell Aerospace's APAC president; and Goh Poh Loh, executive v-p and head of component services at ST Engineering.
Environment

Liebherr Highlights Tech Solutions for Sustainable Aviation

The company seeks to increase electrification in aircraft systems
Liebherr Aerospace electric aerospace systems
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Latest Elbit Hermes UAV Sparks to Life

Hermes 650 multirole UAV boasts a 24-hour endurance
Hermes 650 Spark
Aircraft

Updated L-410NG Turbolet Lands at the Singapore Airshow

The L-410NG is a modern version of a Czech classic
Let L-410 Turbolet
Airlines

Boeing Secures ‘Landmark’ Thai Airways 787 Deal

Royal Brunei Airlines has ordered four of the widebody Dreamliners
Boeing Thai Airways at SAS 2024
Aircraft

Singapore Airshow Bounces Back To Full Strength

Singapore Airshow 2024 returns to pre-pandemic levels
Korean Black Eagles at  Singapore Airshow 2024
Aircraft

Chinese ARJ21 and C919 Airliners Go on Show

The ARJ21 and C919 are vying for orders in the Asia-Pacific region
Comac ARJ21 at Singapore Airshow 2024