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2Excel Aviation and Israel Aerospace Industries Demonstrated IAI’s Maritime Heron

2Excel Aviation and Israel Aerospace Industries Demonstrated IAI’s Maritime Heron UAS to UK Government and Civil Observers.

In a series of real-world, beyond visual line of sight maritime search and ISR scenarios, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and 2Excel Aviation successfully demonstrated IAI’s Maritime Heron UAS. West Wales Airport in Aberporth, Wales, operated as the demonstration’s main base. Observers from the UK Ministry of Defence, Government, and Civil sector were present at the demonstration in person and virtually. The UK Civil Aviation Authority gave IAI and 2Excel a positive review after the demonstration.

Within 36 hours of arrival in West Wales, the Heron UAS was prepared to fly and kept up full serviceability throughout the deployment. Despite the difficult seasonal weather conditions, the Heron UAS completed all of its scheduled scenarios. The system proved that it is very effective in a variety of tasks, including small boat detection and surveillance, border protection, fisheries patrol, safety at sea, and search and rescue.

The Military Aircraft Group General Manager and Executive Vice President of IAI, Moshe Levy, stated: “The Heron’s overwhelming performance throughout the demonstration is owing to effective and efficient cooperation with IAI’s world-class partner at 2Excel. The strengthening relationship between IAI and the UK industry is represented in this demonstration. With IAI’s assisting data-gathering and analysis technology and the cutting edge, world-class Heron UAS, the customer receives tailored solutions. I am convinced that this display will inspire future study, and I expect soon seeing the Heron take to the skies over the United Kingdom.


Director and Co-Founder of 2Excel Aviation, Andy Offer, stated: “2Excel and IAI together proven they can operate a very capable Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) platform in the UK within the limits of the present regulatory environment. Another excellent illustration of our capacity for conquering challenging tasks is this. We are confident in the roadmap for fully autonomous operations across our spectrum of contract air services because of the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s extremely positive response.



Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.


Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.


Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.


The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.


Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.


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