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Over $1 bln worth of Sukhoi Superjet-100 contracts signed at Russia's MAKS-2015 — official

ZHUKOVSKY, August 27. /TASS/. The total value of contracts for Sukhoi Superjet 100 [SSJ] aircraft signed at MAKS-2015 airshow is over $1 billion, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry Andrey Boginsky said on Thursday. "I know the contract for supply of 20 aircraft to Yamal air carrier i...

CEPA Expo, 14th-15th October, 2015, Prague

CEPA EXPO is the annual forum that focuses specifically on issues of aviation operations, growth and business development in Central and Eastern Europe. The first CEPA EXPO was held in 2010. Since then it has become an annual tradition and one of the most important events of its kind in Central a...


Irkut Corporation demonstrates Yak-130 jet fitted with laser rangefinder at MAKS-2015 airshow for the first time ever

Irkut Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corporation) demonstrates Yak-130 operational trainer fitted with laser rangefinder at the static display of MAKS-2015 international airshow for the first time ever. The rangefinder is intended for visual identification of ground and surface targets by the crew, and measurement of slant distance to them, the corporation reported. “Yak-130 (tail n...

Super Puma will get Russian certification soon

Airbus Helicopters is planning to get Russian type certificate for its 11-ton transport helicopter H225 Super Puma in the nearest future. The helicopter was known as EC225. Mickael Melaye, Director of operational marketing commented on that for Bizavnews : " We are on the final stage of the certification process, we hope to get long-awaited testimony in September...

Preparation for the First Eastern Economic Forum is Nearing Completion

Around 300 foreign business people and entrepreneurs have registered for participation. Interestingly, almost 1,000 representatives of the foreign business community applied for participation, but corporate delegations were reduced according to the established quotas. Based on the results of the completed accreditation, the largest foreign delegation is arriving from China - 104 people. We...

Russian Defense Ministry expects industry to produce more than 200 aircraft in 2015

The current commander of Russia’s Aerospace Forces said the military are to receive about 360 aircraft, air defense weapons and pieces of radio-technical equipment this year ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow region), August 25. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry expects the national industry to produce more than 200 aircraft this year, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Tue...

25 Countries Defy Sanctions to Attend MAKS-2015 Air Show

Ignoring the current western sanctions against Russia, many European aircraft makers readily accepted an invitation to take part in the MAKS-2015 international air show that launches outside Moscow on Tuesday and will run through Sunday.     ts first three days are considered to be business days for defense industry officials, and the show opens to the general...

Flying bird: Russia’s amphibious Chirok prototype debuts at MAKS-2015 air show

Russia has unveiled a full-size prototype of its lightweight, amphibious Chirok, capable of manned and unmanned flight, at the MAKS-2015 air show near Moscow. Able to take off and land most anywhere, the air-cushioned aircraft is much in demand. The aircraft is made of carbon fiber composite material, with a wingspan of 10 meters and maximum takeoff weight of 750 kilograms. The Chirok can lift...

Russia’s fifth generation fighter starts missile tests — commander

ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow region), August 26. /TASS/. Russia’s fifth-generation PAK FA (T-50) fighter jet has started test flights with missile launch exercises in which it has demonstrated "excellent results," Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Colonel General Viktor Bondarev told reporters on Wednesday. According to him, the fighter has confirmed the stated specificati...

Mid-Atlantic Drone Test Site Reports Progress

In its first year of operation as an FAA-designated test site for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) hosted 338 flights for 161 total flight hours, the partnership announced at a public meeting on August 24. The site, managed by Virginia Tech University and including participation from Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey, tested 13 platforms ranging fr...

Leasing Groups Announce New Superjet Deals at MAKS Show

Russian government-backed leasing group GTLK formally signed a contract to buy 32 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft on the first day of Moscow’s MAKS airshow. The deal, which is being underwritten by around $527 million in government funding agreed in July, includes a mix of new and already manufactured aircraft. Russian trade and industry minister Denis Manturov last...

Moscow's MAKS Air Show Opens at Zhukovsky

International aerospace show MAKS-2015 opens on the airdrome of the Mikhail Gromov Flight Research Institute in the town of Zhukovsky to the southeast of Moscow. It will continue through to August 30. Organizers of the show expect a greater number of participants and visitors than the one reported at MAKS-2013. Russian Minister of Industry and Commerce, Denis Manturov, said the list of count...

World's Largest Flight Attendant Union Celebrates 70 Years

Seventy years ago, the Airline Stewardess Association was formed and began to pave the way for what is today the world's largest Flight Attendant union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). "AFA is where it all began," said AFA International President Sara Nelson. "Seventy years ago, Edith Lauterbach and fellow United Flight Attendants Ada...

Miracle Flights for Kids® Celebrates 30 Yrs. of Service with New Logo

Miracle Flights for Kids, the nation's leading medical flight organization, recently launched a new logo in honor of its 30 yrs. of community service. "We are so excited to introduce this new logo," said Ann McGee, Founder and National President of Miracle Flights. "A lot of thought and consideration went into creating a logo that represents a high growth national charit...

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Dassault Large-Cabin Falcon Line is approaching ABACE 2019

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Get ready to ACJ319 at ABACE show

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Aviation Experts to Discuss Brexit Plans at Routes Europe 2019

As the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s exit from the EU continues, aviation experts prepare to meet in Germany to debate the issue in front of many of the sector's senior represe...

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The sky is the limit for Business Aviation in Asia

The ABACE 2019 is almost behind, so organizers are already looking back, analyzing, thinking of the future edition. They said the growing show pointed to a continual increase in speed and...

Cessna-AVIC Aircraft signs eight new Cessna Citation XLS+ for Flight Inspection Role

Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Zhuhai) Co.has signed agreements with the Flight Inspection Center of CAAC (CFIC) for eight new Cessna Citation XLS+ business jets. Deliveries of the aircraft are e...

According to Asian Sky Group, Sino Jet is fastest growing operator in China

During ABACE 2019 Asian Sky Group has released statistics, proving that Sino Jet is now the fastest growing operator in China. According to the report, there are 292 jets among the top te...

Flying Colours Corp. renews Seletar interiors contract with Bombardier

Flying Colours Corp. is attending this year’s ABACE –  Booth A639 – having confirmed renewal of its agreement with Bombardier Business Aircraft&rsq...

Possibilities at APERTUS are sky high with two new World-class jets

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Changes and new engine of Diamond Aircraft DA50 program

Just to remind you, The DA50 program was introduced at AERO Friedrichshafen 2017 in three variants with different seating and engine configurations. In December 2017 a new owner took over Diamo...

Metrojet strengthens capabilities and expertise

Good news for Isle of Man-registered aircraft owners from Metrojet Limited! It's Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in The Philippines – Metrojet Engineering Clark –...