12 July 2023

Thales has entered into negotiations to acquire Cobham Aerospace Communications

Thales seeks to strengthen avionics portfolio with acquisition of Cobham Aerospace Communications

Thales has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire, for US$ 1.1 billion, Cobham Aerospace Communications (AeroComms), a leading supplier of advanced, ultra-reliable innovative safety cockpit communication systems. With about 690 employees, of which about 190 are engineers, the company operates across a well-invested footprint in France, South Africa, U.S.A. /Canada and Denmark. It is expected […]

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Textron has been awarded a contract for one Beechcraft King Air 360CHW and four Beechcraft King Air 260 aircraft

Textron receives orders for five Beechcraft King Air aircraft from AvMet

Textron Aviation has been awarded a contract by AvMet International (AvMet), based in Fargo, North Dakota, for one Beechcraft King Air 360CHW (cargo door, heavy weight) and four Beechcraft King Air 260 aircraft. The fleet will support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Meteorology programme for cloud seeding. AvMet and its partners Weather Modification International (WMI) and Fargo Jet

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Pratt & Whitney F135 engine core upgrade

Pratt & Whitney awarded contract for F135 engine core upgrade

Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a US$66 million definitized contract modification for continued F135 engine core upgrade preliminary design efforts, resulting in a total of US$180 million secured by the Connecticut congressional delegation for this engine modernisation effort. The funding will further support design engineering, programme management support, technology maturation, risk reduction, long lead material and hardware purchase, and weapons

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BOC Aviation appoints Thomas Chandler Chief Operating Officer

BOC Aviation has released that Thomas (Tom) Chandler has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, he will oversee Technical, Procurement, IT, Legal and Transaction Management and Compliance and Insurance Departments. Chandler was formerly BOC Aviation’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer, based in Singapore. He has held this position since January this year,

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Rendering of Qantas' A220 aircraft

Construction underway on Qantas Group’s first Airbus A220 aircraft

Construction has commenced on the the Qantas Group’s first Airbus A220 aircraft, marking a key milestone for the Group as its fleet renewal programme ramps up. The aircraft’s major airframe components, including the centre and rear fuselage, are coming together at Airbus’ production facility in Mirabel, Canada, with the first of 29 aircraft expected to

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Emirates has launched its new on-demand regional charter service with a Phenom 100 jet

Emirates launches regional charter service with Phenom 100 jet

Dubai-based Emirates has announced the launch of its new on-demand regional charter service using a Phenom 100 executive jet. Covering the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the new service will be operated from Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport. The aircraft will seat up to four passengers, who will each have a luggage allowance of one medium-size

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