50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Events / Festivals news

Main aviation related events - exhibitions, congress, festivals

Latest Events / Festivals news

Airbus, Boeing announce $3B in airplane deals at Singapore Airshow

Airbus and Boeing announced modest aircraft orders at the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday that indicated a lull in demand for the big manufacturers after the 2014 show hauled in more than $30 billion of deals. Airbus announced an order for six A350-900s, valued at $1.8 billion at list prices from...

Zephyr contract confirmed as UK commits to regional defence sales

The UK Ministry of Defence has placed a highly anticipated order for two Airbus Defence & Space Zephyr 8 high-altitude pseudo-satellites. Announced during Singapore air show on 18 February, the contract will cover the acquisition of two solar-powered, long-endurance surveillance unmanned air...


Russia unveils Su-30SME fighter export version at Singapore Airshow

Russia has unveiled the export version of the Sukhoi Su-30SME (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multipurpose fighter jet at the Singapore Airshow 2016, a source in the defense and industrial sector said. "The Su-30SME aircraft [the export version of the Su-30SM fighter jet] has been shown on the international market for the first time," the source said. "Its development aims to...

Flying squad perform extraordinary aerobatic performances

The 2016 Singapore Airshow saw more than 500 corporations from around the world display their latest equipment and technologies with Boeing, presenting its 787-9 Dreamliner, while Airbus released its new long-range airliner A350-900. Both companies are eyeing the Asia-Pacific market, which they deem to be the most promising over the next 20 years. It has a potential demand of 12,000 airc...

Asia-Pacific is a key A380 market today, and for the future

The A380 has literally changed the shape of air transportation in Asia-Pacific, and will continue to play an important role as this region’s dynamic passenger traffic develops during the years to come. Asia-Pacific is a major “home” for the A380: almost half of the global customer base for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner is located there, while all of the oth...

Airbus Targets Farnborough Show for Update on Bigger A350-1000

Airbus Group SE plans to offer airlines an update by the Farnborough Air Show in July on its potential plans to come out with a bigger variant of the A350 wide-body jetliner so it can better challenge the order success of Boeing Co.’s enlarged 777X. The aircraft, a longer version of the A350-1000 --itself already a so-called stretch model --would be offer more seats in three-class co...

Malaysia picks AW189 for disaster-relief role

Malaysia's fire and rescue department is to operate a pair of AgustaWestland AW189 super-medium helicopters for use in disaster relief operations. Due for delivery in 2017, the 8.3t rotorcraft were ordered by Malysian company TPG Aeronautik at the Singapore air show today. They will be used for fire fighting, disaster relief and search and rescue missions. However, unlike pure SAR-roled...

Swedish/Swiss JV Pushing UAVs

UMS Skeldar, the newly-formed joint venture between Saab and Swiss UAV company UMS Aero, can be found here on the stand of its regional partner CWT Defense Services (D87). The stand features full-scale models of the Skeldar rotary-wing UAV that Saab developed, and the smaller R350 unmanned helicopter that UMSdesigned. CWT is a d...

Daher's TBM 900 comes to the Singapore Airshow

Daher is showcasing its TBM 900 at the Singapore Airshow, bringing this very fast turboprop aircraft to one of Asia’s largest aerospace industry events. Displayed at the biennial air show is a TBM 900 owned by John Giddens. Its presence underscores the TBM 900’s popularity as the fastest-selling version in the TBM aircraft family’s history – with 105 sold and delivered i...

Can China Save the Day for Slumping Aircraft Manufacturers?

The Singapore Air Show, the biggest event of its type in East Asia, is taking place this week. At the past few Air Shows, there have been major orders placed by airlines from India and Southeast Asia. Though a number of deals will certainly be made at the 2016 event, the mood is not quite as positive as it has been in years past.  The flow of orders was slow at the world’s...

ST Aero UAV can fly and swim

ST Aerospace is showing off a proof of concept unmanned air vehicle that can both fly and swim. The company’s Unmanned Hybrid Vehicle (UHV) has been tested in the water, but has yet to conduct its first flight. “Not many countries are comfortable with a 25kg [55lb] experimental aircraft in their airspace,” says Milly Tay, senior vice-president at ST Aero’s engineering...

Legacy 500 Makes Singapore Debut

Claudio Camelier, v-p sales for Middle East and Asia Pacific (not including China) for Embraer Executive Jets (EEJ), told AIN last week that the region accounts for 10 percent of its fleet now. At the Singapore Airshow, the highlight for the Brazilian company will be the debut of its Legacy 500 here; it also has a Phenom 100, a Phenom 300 and a Legacy here on the static display....

Things to know about the space tourism industry

Space tourism projects leaped off the drawing board when a $10 million prize was offered as an incentive for private development of manned rockets, but it took years to make a winner. Many more years have passed since, but the only space tourists have been a few wealthy people who paid millions of dollars for trips aboard Russian rockets to the International Space Station. Things to know about spa...

Dassault to Feature Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Airshow

 Dassault Aviation will present the top of the line Falcon 7X trijet and the Falcon 2000LXS twin at the Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace and defence exhibition in the Asia Pacific region. The six day event, which opens on February 16th, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Airport and will coincide with Dassault Aviation’s 100th anniversary. In addition to the Falco...

Upcoming events

NBAA-BACE 2020

06/10/2020 - 08/10/2020
United States, Orlando

European Airline Training Symposium

27/10/2020 - 28/10/2020
Norway, Oslo

Top of the week

We think greener, we fly greener - airBaltic CEO at Riga Aviation Forum

During the 2020 Riga Aviation Forum scientific conference, which took place on September 9 and was devoted to sustainability, I had the opportunity to address this important topic which is a...

Corona impact - aviation conferences will change

“Under the current circumstances, aviation conferences will change. We have seen that a large number of major conferences and conventions had to be cancelled. Disappointment is one thing, at wha...

Riga Airport maintains its strategic goal of becoming a Northern European Aviation Hub

Despite the crisis in the aviation sector caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Riga Airport maintains its strategic future goal to become a Northern European air traffic hub, the Chairpe...

MEBAA Show postponed to February 2021

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association announced that the region’s leading business aviation platform, the MEBAA Show, will now take place from 22 February until 24 Feb...

Aircraft Interiors Middle East Launches Its First Virtual Session Hosted By PAX International

With airlines adding more flights as global travel slowly returns, the sanitization of aircraft cabins is playing a pivotal role in restricting the transmission of COVID19 to maintain safe travel and...

2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 was successfully held

2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 attracted nearly 200 delegates from governments, organizations, institutes, universities, industrial enterprises and media. And, the Congress 2020 hosted 19...

Fire fighting training at European Rotors

Forest fires are no longer privative issue of southern Europe. Climate change and the increasing awareness of the general public about the economic and social value of nature have brought forest fires...