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De Havilland to freeze Dash 8-Q400 production
General Aviation

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada (DHC) has said it will push pause on the production of its DHC-8-Q400 this year, once all current orders are filled, in light of lowered demand for jets. Reports suggest the regional turboprop manufacturer will place its Dash 8-400 production on pause indefinitely, however will continue to build planes to

Flight Simulator adds snow to its real-life weather
General Aviation

The update means users opting for mirror conditions in the sim to real life will now see snow in areas of the globe deep in winter.

Embraer touts new turboprop partnership following failed Boeing JV
Business Aviation

Brazilian planemaker Embraer has said it is in “active talks” with potential partners to develop its latest turboprop aircraft, the first it has built in over four decades. It comes after US giant Boeing axed a $4 billion joint-venture deal in April. Embraer had previously aimed to develop its latest turboprop as a part of

CAE claims 27k more pilots required in 2021

Global simulator and flight training provider CAE has released its 2020-2029 Pilot Demand Outlook report, which bullishly suggests the need for 27,000 more pilots by late 2021. This comes despite the global pandemic and subsequent near-total drop off in demand for air travel, which has seen airlines around the world furlough or let go of

Life Link III bolsters EMS capacity, brings fleet to 14
General Aviation

Italian aerospace company Leonardo has announced a new contract between its wholly-owned subsidiary AugustaWestland and US-based EMS operator Life Link III for two additional air medical transport helicopters. Life Link III has reportedly agreed to purchase a new AW169 and an AW109 Trekker, for air medical transport missions, with delivery expected to take place in

Mitsubishi to push pause on SpaceJet development
Business Aviation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced its intention to freeze development on Japan’s first regional passenger aircraft in decades, the SpaceJet, for the foreseeable future. It comes after the company sunk over US$9.55 billion and 12 years into the development of Japan’s newest homegrown passenger aircraft, the first of its kind in decades. Japan’s biggest aerospace


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