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Malaysian Office Open for Sikorsky

Sikorsky Helicopter announced earlier last year that they will be opening an office in Malaysia, further strengthening their presence in Asia.

Sikorsky made this announcement at around the same time they are putting their newest helicopter, the S-92 Legacy of Heroes, a helicopter designed for natural disaster and other humanitarian services amongst other role, on a tour around Asia. This tour lasted two weeks and the S-93 also made an appearance at the LIMA Air Show in Malaysia.

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Posted by admin - February 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

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Diamond Aircraft Soon To Say “Unleaded Please!”

Diamond Aircraft announced in a statement that in keeping with the earth’s green agenda, they are to pursue unleaded fuel capacity for their aircraft which currently uses gasoline. This capacity will be first introduced in the company’s flagship model the DA40 single engine and the DA42 twin engine which are powered by Lycoming. This, Diamond Aircraft claims, will offer their client an environment friendly solution that may be more suitable for certain geographical regions.

 

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Posted by admin - August 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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10 Beechcraft King Air Turboprop Sold

In late of March, 10 Beechcraft Corporation announced that they sold 10 of their offering, the Beechcraft King Air Turboprob to Avion Pacific Limited, a Chinese aviation company. This business transaction was conducted at the recent Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) which was held in Shanghai and the deal amounted to around $50 million. The newly purchased aircrafts will be put to use in a variety of ways including executive shuttling, training, aerial mapping among others. The airplanes are expected to be delivered in the the last quarter of this year.

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Beechcraft King Air

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Posted by admin - August 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm

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Cessna Citation Latitude Increase Range At Same Price

Cessna announced in February that their new aircraft, the Cessna Citation Latitude will be given an upgrade while retaining the same price. The upgrade will be primarily in terms of its range which will now be increased to as far as 2,300 nautical miles or 4,259.6 km.

The first buyer of the newly upgraded Cessna Citation Latitude will be the European EFO Aviation GmbH & Co. KG who was evidently very impressed with the added traveling capacity. These first Citation Latitude will be put to use in Germany for standard chartering and transportation of corporate executives.

The Latitude made its debut in 2011at the NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention where it was priced at 14.9 million USD.

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The New Cessna Citation Latitude

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Posted by admin - August 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

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Bombardier Training Center Sprout in Asia-Pacific

A new Bombardier Training Center is announced to be open in the Asia-Pacific region. The new training center will be another addition to Bombardier’s growing list of Authorized Training Provider (ATP) which provides training for the Global 5000, Global Express, and Global Express XRS private jets. The new training center will incorporate a Level D Full-Flight Simulator and CAE training program which will significant improve pilot and maintenance program within the region.

This new training center will begin operations in 2013 and will be operated by CAE with whom Bombardier have had successful partnerships in the past. The exact location will be announced at a later date.

Bombardier is making heavy in-roads into the Asia-Pacific region and have recently opened a Regional Support Office in Singapore.

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Posted by admin - August 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

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1st Private Jet Sale in Japan by Airbus

The first sale of a Private Jet by Airbus to a Japanese Client has been made in March 2012. This marks a historic event in aviation as there are relatively few corporate jets in Japan considering the fact that it is such an economic powerhouse. This sale will undoubtedly widen Airbus’s presence in the Asia-Pacific market which is growing more and more widespread.

Private or Corporate jets can be found in many area of the world and it is surprising given Japanese economics power that they are so few and far-in-between there. That may change soon however, thanks to the construction of a private jet dedicated terminal in Tokyo, the Premier Gate Narita.

Including this latest Japanese order, Airbus have had over 170 orders of private jets since they first started making them in mid 1980′s. Airbus is the only Private Jet manufacturer who can proudly claim to have their private jets flying in every continents.

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Airbus made their first sales of Private Jets in Japan

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Posted by admin - August 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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UPS Gets New Boeings

Boeing delivered their 50th 767-300 to UPS (United Postal Service), the shipping and mailing company who makes the most use of Boeing jets. Using these airplane, UPS is able to make deliveries in 200 countries around the world. The Boeing 767-300′s will be modified from the passenger configuration to one in which will be able to carry as much as 58 tons of cargo. To date, the 767-300 has been able to keep on schedule on 98% of flights. Other than these 767-300, UPS also has in their fleet 9 other 767′s, 75 Boeing 757-200′s, and 9 other 747-400′s.

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UPS's Boeing 767-300

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Posted by admin - July 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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Xian Aircraft Company Delivers to MRK

Xian Aircraft Company fulfilled their order from MRK Airlines of Ukrane. The order was for three of Xian Aircraft’s passenger turbo-prop, the MA-60. This marks the first order for the Chinese company from a European client. MRK Airline will put the airplane to use in their air chartering division along with two Saab-340 which are already in their possession. Xian Aircraft also have orders from Polar Airlines and will be making deliveries to the airline soon.

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Posted by admin - July 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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Malaysia Airlines A380

Malaysian Airlines have just received their first shipment of Airbus A380′s which is the first airplane to ship from Airbus in a batch of 6 that was ordered. This first Malaysia Airlines A380 will be put to use in their cash-cow flight from Kuala Lumpur to London and will commence in July of this year.

This first Malaysia Airlines A380 was delivered from Airbus at the KL International Airport, and there have been reports that the airbus will be flown back to France in June to finish up its paint job.

This very first Malaysia Airlines A380 has its seating configured in three classes, the economy class will accommodate 350 passenger, the second floor business class will take on 50, and first class will take on the remaining 8 seats – bringing the total passenger capacity to 494. The engine will be Rolls-Royce Trent 900.

The second Malaysia Airlines A380 will be delivered and operational in August flying the same route.

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Malaysia Airlines A380

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Posted by admin - July 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

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Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90GTx Ordered By Aviation Colleges

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation received orders for three of their King Air C90GTx from two Chinese Aviation colleges. The two buyers are Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) who purchased two and Tianxiang Aviation College who put in one order. The three aircraft will be be used to train multi-engine airplane pilot, which is growing in demand. The delivery of the King Airs will be within this year.

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Hawker Beechcraft King Air C00GTx

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Posted by admin - July 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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