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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 t...

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...


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...

2015 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit

ATAG and its partners invite the aviation industry, suppliers, governments, NGOs, regulators, environmental groups and other interested parties to attend the 2015 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, 29-30 September 2015, Geneva. The Summit will enable an exchange of views in preparation for two key events:  the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties climate talks in December 2015, and the 39th I...

Ready for New EASA Rules for Non-Commercial Operations?

Tuesday 15th September 2015 Crowne Plaza Geneva Geneva, Switzerland All you need to know to be ready for new EASA rules for non-commercial operations and be Part-NCC compliant.  This conference will focus on the operational and practical aspects of the regulation.   CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN Joel Hencks, EASA Regulatory Expert, AeroEx.eu   CONFIRMED EXPERT-SPEA...

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has shown a full-size model of Chirok for the first time

In advance of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015, United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has shown pictures of the Chirok Russian reconnaissance and combat hovercraft drone for the first time. Its presentation will be one of the most anticipated events of the forum, held in Zhukovsky. The Moscow Scientific Research and Radio Technology Institute, which is part of U...

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18/01/2022 - 21/01/2022
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23/05/2022 - 25/05/2022
Switzerland, Geneva

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Successful premiere of EUROPEAN ROTORS – exceeded expectations

The debut of EUROPEAN ROTORS, the new trade fair and conference for VTOL aircraft was a great success: More than 150 exhibitors, visitors from 36 nations, over 65 accredited journalists and several wo...

Emirates concludes Dubai Airshow 2021 with its latest A380 wowing over 17,000 visitors

Emirates has concluded the 2021 edition of the Dubai Airshow on a positive note, culminating a week of investment announcements, new partnerships forged, and the strengthening of established connectio...

Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2021 - 408 aircraft including the first A350F ordered

We all know long long months of COVID-19 and all possible lockdown and restrictions. First major airshow since the COVID-19 pandemic struck two years ago. What and how happens now, in a new normal? Wh...

ATR at Dubai Airshow - 29 orders & new engine series announcement

On the occasion of the Dubai Airshow, world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, has once again demonstrated its commitment to setting the pace for regional aviation now and in the f...

Dassault Aviation at Dubai Airshow 2021

Dassault Aviation is participating in Dubai Airshow 2021, from 14 to 18 November. The static display features a Rafale C combat aircraft and a Falcon 8X business jet (which flew from France with susta...

An order of 255 A321neo family aircraft by Indigo Partners portfolio airlines

 Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family airc...

Welcome World best smart basic trainer – Pilatus PC-7 MKX

With a new glass cockpit, new avionics, improvements in the area of crew comfort and other technical innovations, the PC-7 MKX offers smart state-of-the-art training capability in the Basic Training s...

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DC-Aviation Malta Managing Director Stanley Bugeja - pandemic, present and future - MACE 2021

Being a Co-Founder and one of key person organizing an event is a quite challenging. I have to tell that Stanley Bugeja was mostly taking care of others and especially doing the best possible to...

Emperor Aviation - flying through the pandemic and working in a new normal - MACE2021

The final day of MACE 2021 was a good time to catch up with Razvan Stefan, CEO of Emperor Aviation malta Ltd,  aircraft management and charter company, member of the Board of Malta Business Aviat...