All-new Gulfstream G600 to make Australian debut at International Airshow

Gulfstream G600

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its newest aircraft, the class-leading, award-winning Gulfstream G600, will make its Australian debut at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition from Feb. 26 to March 3 in Geelong, Victoria. Joining the Gulfstream G600 on static display will be the high-performing Gulfstream G550 and the four-living-area, flagship Gulfstream G650ER.

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Beta Technologies eVTOL air taxi prototype

This video shows a test flight of an electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies—though in this test it’s executing a fixed-rotor stability test in forward flight. (Vertical tests will come later.) It includes commentary from company founder Kyle Clark.

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A380: Airbus to stop making superjumbo as orders dry up

Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. As a consequence and given the lack of order backlog with other airlines, Airbus will cease deliveries of the A380  in 2021.

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Bombardier launches new innovative 50-seater aircraft


Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is pleased to officially launch the new CRJ550 aircraft, the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world designed to meet the expectations of today’s passengers. The CRJ550 is a new CRJ Series aircraft model, with a new type certificate based on the CRJ700. United Airlines is the launch customer of this new model.

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Boeing partners with Aerion to accelerate supersonic travel

Aerion / Boeing

Boeing today announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Air Senegal’s first A330neo arrives in Dakar ahead of delivery


Air Senegal’s first A330neo has touched down at Blaise-Diagne International Airport in Dakar. The A330neo, painted in the livery of Air Senegal and named “Casamance”, was presented during a ceremony attended by His Excellency M. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, Mr. Philippe Bohn, Chief Executive Officer Air Senegal.

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