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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

EgyptAir Named As Newest 787 Dreamliner Operator

Airline Leasing Six 787-9s From Largest Dreamliner Customer

EgyptAir has made a lease agreement with Boeing and AirCap that will place six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with the carrier. The national flag of Egypt, is leasing the airplanes from Dublin-based AerCap, the world's largest 787 customer with more than 115 787s owned or on order.

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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17: Drone Registration, Drone Journalists Jailed

Also: Terror Advisory, DRL Sim, SureFly Octocopter, Space Needle Drone Pilot, FAI-ASFC World Fly-In Expo

A bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018. It would again require the registration of drones weighing more than about half a pound with the federal government. "Congress finalized legislation that will reverse the earlier court ruling in the John Taylor case and restore the FAA’s UAS registration requirement, including for AMA members," said the AMA. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has issued an updated National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin pertaining to the terrorism threat to the U.S. homeland. “After careful consideration of the current terror threat environment—and with input from intelligence and law enforcement partners, I have made the decision to update and extend the NTAS Bulletin for six months,” said Acting Secr

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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

CDB Aviation Confirms Order For 90 A320neo Family Aircraft

Leasing Company Calls Order A 'Sound Financial Investment'

Dublin-based CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC has placed a firm order for 90 A320neo Family aircraft during the Dubai Airshow 2017. The agreement was reached in two steps: an original purchase agreement signed in 2014 for 45 A320neo Family aircraft, which remained undisclosed to date, and the firming up of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced at the 2017 Le Bourget Paris Airshow in June 2017 for an additional 30 A320neo and 15 A321neo aircraft.

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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Textron Begins Delivery Of 10 Cessna Grand Caravan EX Turboprops To Botswana

Will Provide Charter, Cargo And Logistics Services Through Mack Air

Textron has begun delivery to Tuareg Aviation Ltd. for 10 Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops to be operated by Mack Air (Pty) Ltd. The company will use the aircraft to provide charter, cargo and logistic services between a network of independently owned bush safari lodges in the popular Okavango Delta and Kalahari Plains regions of Botswana. The aircraft will partially replace Mack Air’s current fleet, which currently also includes Grand Caravan turboprops.

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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Bombardier Inks Order For Two New Q400 Turboprops With Nordic Aviation Capital

NAC Will Provide An Operating Lease To Jambojet Ltd Who Will Be The Operator Of The Aircraft In Kenya

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has concluded a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops with Nordic Aviation Capital ("NAC") in September 2017. NAC will lease these two Q400 aircraft to Jambojet Ltd, based in Nairobi, Kenya. With the addition of these aircraft, NAC has increased its Q400 portfolio to 87 aircraft, and remains the largest fleet owner and lessor of the type in the world, while Jambojet will now operate three Q400 aircraft on lease from two lessors. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $64 million.

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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Aviation Educators Engineer New Route To Aero Degrees At Dubai Airshow

University of South Wales Partners With Fujairah Aviation Academy (FujAA)

The University of South Wales (USW) and Fujairah Aviation Academy (FujAA) have announced that they will offer students a new route to combined engineering degrees and industry accreditation in aircraft maintenance.

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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

P&WC To Provide Abu Dhabi Aviation With Customized Engine Support Services

Agreement Convers PT6C-67C-Powered Helicopter Fleet

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a 20-year Fleet Management Program (FMP) contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) for 22 PT6C-67C engines that will power the airline's fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters which primarily serve the offshore oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and India. The FMP will also include the installation of P&WC's FAST Solution for advanced prognostics and engine health management.

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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

PurePower Geared Turbofan Selected For New EgyptAir C Series Aircraft

Selection Announced At Dubai Air Show

The PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine to power up to 24 new Bombardier CS300 aircraft. The order was announced during an event at the Dubai Airshow, which was attended by officials from EgyptAir, Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney. It includes 12 CS300s with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2018.

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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Dassault Showcases Falcon 8X, 900LX Trijets At Dubai

Ultra-Long Range Falcon 8X Marks First Year In Middle East Service

Dassault Aviation highlighted its new ultra-long range Falcon 8X business jet at this year’s edition of the Dubai Air Show at the Dubai World Central.

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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Dassault Aviation Welcomes UAE Mirage 2000-9 Upgrade Plans

Continues A 40-Year Relationship With The UAE Armed Forces

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces announced their intention to sign with Dassault Aviation a contract for the upgrade of their Mirage 2000-9 fleet during the Dubai Airshow.

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