Boeing has reached yet another mile stone with the approval of yet another Dreamliner known as the 787-10 aircraft. A newer more revolutionized version of their 787-9 model, Boeing continues to innovate. The U.S Federal Aviation Administration FAA has granted Boeings 787-10 model a Amended Type Certificate (ATC) that allows for the aircraft to be airborne.


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Arlington Texas is the home to L3s training and simulation facility currently known as Link. The Link facility is a world renown provider of operator and maintance platforms that specialize in total training solutions. L3 is expanding to upgrade Link’s facility by a mere 40,000 sq ft. The expansion is well under way and is said to be completed by summer 2018. An idea of how large the facility will be, is estimated two times the size of Links headquarters that can be found in New York City. The building will be equipped with a library, classrooms, locker rooms, student amenities and six fully loaded flight simulators. The facility can be referenced minutes away from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.


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Precision and work efficiency is something that many companies invest into to be able to produce at their highest potential. When it comes to maintance on aircraft it requires extreme precision and tedious work on solely one aircraft. Completing normal checkups has been under speculation and has been deemed “old fashion” with the incorporation of a lot of newer aircrafts. The term that mro-network.com has used for older types of review is “A, B, C, D checks.” Checks such as these need to be more efficient when it comes to fleets containing various models.


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World renown aerospace company, Boeing, joined hands with leasing company Aviation PLC to celebrate the delivery of Aviation PLC’s first Boeing airplane, which is the 777-300ER. This airplane will be leased to and used by Philippine airlines, the country’s national carrier. This is Philippine Airlines’ tenth 777-300ER.


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Supersonic travels have been under speculation for quite some time, although its costly and dangerous precautions. Rockwell Collins and NASA have teamed up to bring in air supersonic more available to a more common ground. Supersonic travels have been accomplished by military jets used for precise missions; Rockwell planes hope to integrate the supersonic speed into airplanes.


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Alaskan Airlines has been able to come to an agreement with satellite connectivity company Gogo for new innovations. Going forth, Gogo is to renovate Alaskan Airlines fleet with 2ku satellite-based Ku-band in-flight connectivity technology.


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Vector Aerospace is an industry leader provider in aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul. They have nearly 2,200 people in 22 locations across the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, South Australia, Kenya and Singapore. Their customer line includes regional airlines, corporate flight department, government agencies and defense departments. On the other hand, its partner Robertson Fuel Systems has been preventing post-incident fires in aircraft and ground vehicles since 1976. They have helped grow the local economy by supplying hundreds of jobs in aerospace, engineering and manufacturing. Therefore, these two companies together have completed the first test flights for crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) designed for the Airbus AS350 light single helicopter family.


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Air Côte d'Ivoire is the flag carrier of Ivory Coast, located in Abidjan. The airline opened its doors on November 12th 2012 and it is partially owned by Air France. Their team made of 578 staff, including 87 pilots, 174 flight attendants, 66 airplane technicians and 251 people on the ground work hand in hand to give customers the best experience. “Notre plus beau voyage, c'est vous” is the company slogan meaning “Our best trip is you” .


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Boeing, the world’s largest and leading aircraft company, along with Avolon, the leading global aircraft leasing firm recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 75 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Paris Air Show. This commitment is predicted to boost Avolon’s need to achieve customer demands in the single-isle market. This agreement will also provide Avolon with the rights to purchase an additional 50 737 Max 8s. Avolon’s Chief Executive Officer, Dómhnal Slattery, provides his opinion on the Memorandum of Understanding


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On April 6th 2017, there was an article posted to Flight Global by Kate Sarsfield in which she talks about how the Austrian manufacturer Diamond Aircraft, is entering the helicopter market by released the light single piston engine rotorcraft concept called the DART 280.


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A new contract has been announced by Boeing this month. It comes in light of the movement to modernize maritime patrol capabilities by the US Navy, the Australian Air Force, and the United Kingdom Royal Air Force. Boeing is planning on enabling this by way of a $2.2 billion contract for at least 17 new P-8A Poseidon aircraft.


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Era Group Inc., as one of the leading global helicopter operators, is announcing its partnership with Leonardo Helicopters to showcase the AW189. The announcement came as they revealed the AW189 helicopters will be on display at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo, which is the world’s largest trade show. Era was the initial customer for the AW189 helicopter in December of 2015.


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Just outside of Las Vegas is one of the U.S. military’s most important bases, Nellis Air Force Base. Some of the most advanced combat training programs are conducted there. One of these is Exercise Red Flag 17-2. It is the largest, most comprehensive and realistic training exercises. The Spanish Air Force Eurofighters are currently participating in this training exercise.


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Jet Support Services, INC or JSSI has decided to jump into the helicopter market. JSSI has already witnessed a monster growth since the announcement. They have seen a 250 percent jump in new contracts, which have been bringing in a 600 percent growth in contract value over the past year. To date JSSI’s concentration has been on hourly maintenance for a variety of different aircrafts, charging mostly hourly per maintenance call. Roughly two years ago the company decided to renew its focus on helicopter market. The company had always offered helicopter programs for decades but decided to push the market segment recently.


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When you hear airbus you think of quality because Airbus brings state of the art engineering and ingenuity when it comes to airplanes and helicopters. Helicopters are very popular for few reasons, one is that it is really easy to take off and land anywhere and this makes it very convenient for search and transferring goods to areas that are not easily accessible.


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Elbit Systems has announced that they have secured a $110 million contract in order to modernize and maintain Mil Mi-17 transports for an undisclosed country in the Asia-Pacific region. The helicopter upgrade contract will be carried out over the course of a five year period.


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Tracking services might not seem too new but this is something that airlines and airplanes have been lacking for quite some time. We have heard of the missing flights that went on in the past few years, having tracking technology on board will not only make the airlines more reliable; but it will make the passengers of the plane including the crew members and the pilots to feel safer.


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On January 23rd, 2017 Michael G Ubisch wrote an article for FlightGlobal talking about how ATR is planning to improve the ATR 42. They plan to do this by increasing the capability of operating from remote airfields.


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In recent news, the Japanese Police Agency has purchased two of the latest Helionix-equipped helicopters for latest incorporation to fleet. These helicopters are one of a kind in the fleet being the first helionix Aircrafts that the Japanese police has ever had. The rightful owners of the helicopters will be the Wakayama Prefectural Police and the Kumamoto Prefectural Police to try to improve the quality of missions. The purchase of the H135 has been the first order of an aircraft from the Japanese Police Agency since they purchased the AS365 N3+ and H155 aircrafts in the year 2015. The estimated time of delivery for the H135 Is said to be in the year 2019.


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Turkish Aerospace Industries has begun the works to manufacture a latest light utility helicopter. The helicopter is known by the TAI T-625 and was introduced to try to be a leading competition in the defense market. Initially created to replace the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) “legacy UH-1H Huey utility helicopter” also a top choice in the lighter helicopter division.


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