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Copa Airlines will fund eight Boeing narrowbodies delivering this year with Japanese operating leases with call option. Sign in/Register here Registration gives you instant free access to FlightGlobal’s news, in-depth analysis, insight and opinion from our global team of experts, and access to our Flight International and Flight Airline Business online libraries. You’ll only need…

Leonardo Helicopters has secured US certification for its skid-equipped AW109 Trekker, having gained European approval for the light-twin in June 2018. Designed to appeal to the emergency medical services segment, the new variant builds on the success of the AW109 Grand New and is the first light-twin in the company’s portfolio to be fitted with…

Delta Air Lines has priced a $500 million secured enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) transaction for 14 aircraft, its first such transaction in four years. Sign in/Register here Registration gives you instant free access to FlightGlobal’s news, in-depth analysis, insight and opinion from our global team of experts, and access to our Flight International and…

WNG Capital has hired three people into top roles, after raising a $345 million aircraft investment fund in January. Sign in/Register here Registration gives you instant free access to FlightGlobal’s news, in-depth analysis, insight and opinion from our global team of experts, and access to our Flight International and Flight Airline Business online libraries. You’ll…

Jet Airways has denied recent Indian media reports that it had secured a new R20.5 billion ($295 million) credit facility from Punjab National Bank (PNB). It clarified that while the company has existing credit facilities of $300 million from PNB, “no fresh credit facilities, as reported, have been provided by PNB”. The carrier issued the…

Helicopter maker Bell left no doubt at Heli-Expo that it aims to lead the aerospace industry in developing autonomous urban air taxis. A mock-up of the in-development Nexus air taxi sat centre stage on Bell’s booth at the HAI event, highlighting the manufacturer’s interest in a product wholly different from its helicopters. “Our industry is…

With urban air mobility currently flavour of the month, Dutch developer PAL-V hopes to capitalise on the trend by unveiling a limited edition of its Liberty flying car. Revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show, the Liberty Pioneer features a striking orange-and-black livery and a stylish interior. It is also equipped with a dual-control cockpit,…

Safran plans to obtain Federal Aviation Administration certification of three new helicopter turbine engines in 2019. Initially, the French powerplant manufacturer wants to certify the Arrano 1A for the twin-engined, medium Airbus H160 helicopter. The turbine produces between 1,100shp to 1,300shp. Airbus Helicopters selected the Arrano 1A as the sole engine type on the H160,…

Airbus Helicopters selected the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B3 engine to power the H135, the model it is proposing for the US Navy’s helicopter trainer replacement programme. The 640shp (477kW)-rated turboshaft is manufactured in Longueuil, Quebec. The PW206C powers the Leonardo A109E Power, a lightweight, twin-engined helicopter. Airbus Helicopters H135 Airbus The lightweight, twin-engined Airbus…

Building on its three-year autonomy experiment with the US Marine Corps in Afghanistan, Kaman plans to offer an optionally piloted variant of the K-Max to commercial customers by 2020. The Connecticut-based company believes an optionally-piloted K-Max helicopter would allow commercial operators to fly into dangerous areas without risking human life, such as into the midst…