David Donald
Contributor - UK

Contributor - UK

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Aircraft

Comac Lands Orders for Short-body C919 and Firefighting ARJ21

Tibet Airlines is the launch customer for the first major C919 derivative
Comac C919 models at SAS 2024
Aircraft

Embraer Teams with Mahindra for C-390 in India

If selected, the C-390 could be made in India
Embraer C390
Airports

Eve and Yugo Join Forces to Advance UAM in Southeast Asia

The companies will study infrastructure requirements and regulations
Eve Yugo aircraft
Engines

Pratt & Whitney Wins Korean Engine Support Contract

P&W has signed a third contract for fighter engine support
Pratt & Whitney $355 million F100 engine sustainment contract for South Korea's F-15s, F-16s
Aircraft

Asia-Pacific Air Power Demand Fueled by China Threat

China’s expansionist aims boost requirements for military aircraft
F-35A (left), F/A-18F (center) and EA-18G (right).
Aircraft

Legacy Tails: Jet Commander

Jet Commander returned to the U.S. and has evolved into a Gulfstream
1124B Westwind II
Rotorcraft

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
Boeing777-9
Aircraft

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

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

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
Aircraft

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
Aircraft

Russian Knights Lead Dubai Presence

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

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
Aircraft

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
Rotorcraft

Korea’s Helicopters Make Dubai Debut

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

C-390 Millennium Racks Up 10,000 Hours

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

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
Aircraft

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
Aircraft

Local Interest as Chinese Trainers Fly into Dubai

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

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
Aircraft

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
Airlines

Riyadh Air Taps IBM Consulting

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

UAE’s GlobalEye Fleet To Grow Next Year

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

JetNet iQ Paints Cautiously Positive Outlook for Bizav

Regional conflicts could have a negative effect on the market, however
business jet
Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Achieves Major Milestones in 2023

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

Wipaire Develops Composite Floats for Twin Otter

The new float is considerably lighter than the current all-metal unit
WIPLINE 13000 FLOATS
Environment

Gulfstream To Lead Sustainability Talks at Irish Bizav Conference

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