Air International 2018-09
Boeing picked up more 787 orders during Farnborough, where the company displayed the first 787-8 for Biman Bangladesh Airlines, S2-AJS (c/n 40126), pictured wearing its temporary serial N1015B.
Swiss Air-Rescue Rega is replacing its fleet of Challenger 604 air ambulance fleet with three new Challenger 650s. Bombardier delivered the second aircraft to the organisation on July 25, 2018.
Sikorsky has enjoyed significant sales success in the Indo-Pacific region with its S-76D helicopter, with more than 30 units sold. Pictured is a company demonstrator helicopter at the 2015 LIMA Air Show on Langkawi.
Leonardo claims the AW139 is the market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter, ideally suited to demanding offshore missions, with superior speed, range and single engine capability together with excellent handling characteristics.
FLORIDA-BASED aircraft, spares and maintenance provider Africair has ordered the first Bell 407GXi for Africa, which will be going to an undisclosed corporate customer.
THERE IS set to be a major new airline in the United States. An as-yet undisclosed carrier has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 60 Airbus A200-300s, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2021.
The recent seven-month G500 world tour visited 44 cities and 18 countries on six continents and set 22 city-pair records.
The G500 is the first clean-sheet Gulfstream design to be awarded FAA type and production certification on the same day, clearing the way for the first deliveries to customers.
Embraer has painted E190-E2 test aircraft PR-ZGU (c/n 19020094) with a distinctive shark livery to promote its 'Profit Hunter' branding.
ATR HAS delivered the 1,000th ATR 72 aircraft to the low-cost carrier IndiGo. The aircraft, VT-IYJ (msn 1496) is the tenth ATR to be received by the Indian airline since it received its first example of the turboprop in November 2017.