David Donald
Contributor - UK

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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
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
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

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
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

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

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
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
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
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

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
Aircraft

Wipaire Develops Composite Floats for Twin Otter

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

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
Avionics

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

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

Liebherr Maintains Innovation Drive

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

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
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)
Engines

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)
Aircraft

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
Charter & Fractional

Shared Ownership Model Brings More to Bizav's Table

Partners in Aviation helps match partnership aircraft buyers
business aircraft windows
Aircraft

Bombardier’s EcoJet Tech Demonstrator Delivering Data for Future Bizjets

EcoJet employs a blended-wing body design for aerodynamic efficiency
Bombardier EcoJet
Aircraft

Daher Hands Over 500th TBM 900

Nearly 100 of the latest TBM 960s have been handed over
TBM 500th
Engines

EcoPulse Readies for First Electric Flight

The EcoPulse technology demonstrator has hitherto only flown on turboprop power
Daher EcoPulse