Crane Aerospace & Electronics will be offering an STC for its SmartStem wireless tire pressure system for the Dassault Falcon 20 and Falcon 50 starting next year. The STC retrofit kits will be available exclusively through Dassault Falcon Jet. Crane is in the process of certifying SmartStem on additional business, regional and large commercial aircraft.
Comlux Aviation placed the first-ever order for an Airbus ACJ321 at the Dubai Air Show yesterday, expanding the Airbus Corporate Jet offerings.
OnAir is working on an STC that will make the Dassault Falcon 7X the first purpose-built business jet to receive its onboard cellphone system. So far, the system had been installed only in bizliners. OnAir allows passengers to make and receive calls on their personal cellphones during flight.
Nextant Aerospace appointed business aircraft sales group Action Aviation as the exclusive sales agent for the Nextant 400XT in the Middle East, India and Europe. Action Aviation has offices in Dubai, the UK and Bangalore, India.
Robinson delivered its 10,000th helicopter last Friday. The milestone comes less than four years after the company delivered its 8,000th helicopter and 32 years after the first Robinson, a two-seat R22, was certified. Number 10,000–a four-seat R44 Raven II–was delivered to Audi Helicopters, one of two Robinson dealers in Brazil. Audi has been affiliated with Robinson for 25 years.
Medrar Financial Group of Dubai and Diamond Aircraft Holdings of London, Ontario, signed an agreement yesterday at the Dubai Air Show for Medrar’s acquisition of a majority interest in Diamond. The agreement does not affect Diamond Aircraft Gmbh in Austria.
Is this the latest triple-rotor rotorcraft from “Belikorsky?” Perhaps it’s the ultimate in shipborne mission flexibility. Or maybe it’s just the way a Sikorsky MH-60R and a Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor are parked on the ramp at the Dubai Air Show.
UAE’s Air Force and Air Defense (AFAD) has a long-standing interest in acquiring an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) capability.
Medrar Financial Group of Dubai and Diamond Aircraft Holdings of Austria have signed an agreement for Medrar’s acquisition of a majority interest in Diamond, the companies announced today. The agreement includes Diamond’s piston airplanes as well as its under-development, single-turbine D-Jet.
Has the Eurofighter Typhoon really unseated Dassault’s Rafale as the UAE Air Force’s fighter-of-choice for a 60-plane order?