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GOL completes first Amyris-biofuel powered international commercial flight
01 August, 2014
Brazilian airline GOL has successfully flown an aircraft powered by Amyris’ newly approved total aviation biofuel, farnesane, from Orlando to Sao Paulo, making it the first Amyris...
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ANA confirms 30 A320neo family aircraft order with Airbus
Friday, August 01, 2014 Japanese airline ANA Holdings (ANA) has confirmed its order with Airbus for 30 A320neo family aircrafts, following an agreement in March...

Airbus to build first European satellite to perform electric orbit raising
Friday, August 01, 2014 Eutelsat has awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space for the construction of a new telecommunications satellite, expected to be the first in Europe to perform electric orbit raising...

Boeing selects South Carolina plant for final assembly of 787-10 Dreamliner
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Boeing has selected its South Carolina plant in North Charleston to exclusively carry out the final assembly of its 787-10...

ESA successfully launches ATV-5 cargo spacecraft to ISS
Thursday, July 31, 2014 The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully launched its fifth and last automated transfer vehicle (ATV) ‘Georges Lemaître’ on a 14 day journey to the International Space Station (ISS)...

ANA confirms $13bn order for 40 Boeing wide-body jets
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has confirmed its $13bn order for 40 twin-aisle, wide-body Boeing airplanes, following a commitment made in...

Rocket Lab’s cheaper rocket transforms global space industry
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Rocket Lab is working on a new lightweight, cost-effective 10t rocket that can take satellites into space for an estimated $6m, significantly lower than current costs of $155m and more...

UN aviation agency to set up aviation safety task force
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 The United Nations (UN)' International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has unveiled plans to create a senior-level task force to tackle the civil aviation and national security...

Canada seeks air defence system to secure VIP aircraft from missile attacks
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 The Canadian military is seeking Israeli defence contractors to install a new air defence system to bolster security of its VIP aircraft against surface-to-air missiles, including the one used...

Lockheed integrates DeLorme’s inReach satcom device to boost flight safety
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 DeLorme’s inReach satellite communicator has now been integrated with Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS), further enabling general aviation pilots to fly safer with the company’s...

Airbus Helicopters wins medical helicopters delivery contract from Russia
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Airbus Helicopters Vostok has been awarded a contract by the Moscow Health Department for delivery of two EC145 medical helicopters for deployment with the Scientific and Practical Centre...

Airbus’s A350 XWB aircraft begins route-proving tests
Monday, July 28, 2014 Airbus's A350-900 aircraft has embarked on a three-week route-proving drive as part of its final certification stage, soon after the completion of the aircraft's maximum energy rejected...

Cessna conducts first flight of second Citation Latitude aircraft
Monday, July 28, 2014 Textron Aviation subsidiary Cessna Aircraft Company has conducted the first flight of its second production Citation Latitude aircraft (Serial 002), marking a milestone for the...

World’s largest amphibious aircraft goes into production
Monday, July 28, 2014 Chinese aircraft manufacturer China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA) has started trial production of its TA600 amphibious aircraft, claimed to be the world's largest of its...

Sierra Nevada to build two multi-mission aircraft for Colorado
Friday, July 25, 2014 Sierra Nevada (SNC) has been awarded a contract by the State of Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) for the delivery of two multi-mission...

EVA Airways to lease four Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from GECAS
Friday, July 25, 2014 EVA Airways has signed an agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to lease four Boeing 777-300ER...

Air Algerie plane crashes over Mali with 116 on-board
Friday, July 25, 2014 Air Algerie's Flight AH5017 has reportedly crashed over Mali on its way to Algiers with 116 people on-board, with wreckage discovered in the northern Mali desert in Africa, marking the third...

TransAsia's flight GE222 crashes in storms in Taiwan, killing 47
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Forty seven people have died after a TransAsia Airways’ ATR 72-500 aircraft crash-landed during a thunderstorm near the runway of Magong Airport on the island of Penghu, off the western coast...

Airbus A350 XWB MSN001 completes rejected takeoff testing
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Airbus A350 XWB MSN001 flight test aircraft has successfully completed the maximum energy rejected takeoff (MERTO) testing at Istres Air Force Base in southern France, clearing one of...

Safety assessments not effective for flights over conflict areas, says BALPA
Thursday, July 24, 2014 The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has warned that the airline safety assessments for flights over conflict areas are not...

Garmin International unveils enhancements to GTN touchscreen avionics
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Garmin International has announced new enhancements and features for its GTN touchscreen...


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