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Russian Helicopters showcases unmanned tiltrotor at HeliRussia-2017

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, featured a prototype of an unmanned tiltrotor created by VR-Technologies design bureau, at the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2017. The prototype of the UAV was first shown at the Army-2016 International Mil...

Leonardo to provide protection against "ransomware" cyber threats

Leonardo’s innovative solution combines cyber intelligence and behavioural technologies to counter damage caused to companies, public institutions and citizens following a cyber-attack  The product is aimed initially at Italy’s Public Administration within the framework agreeme...

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Bombardier Delivers the First CS300 Aircraft to C Series launch Operator SWISS

SWISS becomes the first airline to integrate both C Series aircraft models to its fleet CS300 aircraft to be operated from Geneva, Switzerland Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) took delivery of its first CS300 aircraft at Bombardier’s facility in Mirabel, Canada, where the C Series aircraft are manufactured. When the aircraft enters...

New MC-21-300 commercial airliner has completed maiden flight

On 28 May, 2017, the maiden flight of MC-21-300 commercial aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of the flight was 30 minutes at the altitude of 1000 meters, at the speed of 300 km/hour. The flight plan included checking of in-flight stability and controllability, and also the controllability of the powe...

Leonardo and Sloane Helicopters partnership sees stronger presence in UK and Irish VIP helicopter markets

Sloane Helicopters has ordered a GrandNew light twin A GrandNew and an AW169 aircraft ordered by two private customers at Sloane Six new and second hand helicopters sold in the last 12 months in UK and Ireland through the partnership between Leonardo and Sloane Helicopters Leonardo maintains its leading position in the global VIP market with a 50 percent share in the multiengine segment...

Proven Operational Capability Positions Dassault Falcon 8X for Successful Sales Run

Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 8X is off to a solid start in its quest to establish a new benchmark at the top of the large cabin business jet sector.  The company’s new flagship entered service last October and today, the ultra-long range jet is flying in virtually all major business markets, from the Americas to the Middle East and India. Production facilities in France and t...

Airbus Corporate Jets and Pagani announce Infinito cabin

Airbus Corporate Jets and the Italian hypercar Atelier Pagani Automobili are announcing a new cabin design for the ACJ319neo, called Infinito, at the EBACE show. A key feature of the Infinito cabin is its sky ceiling, which can bring a live view of the sky above the aircraft into the cabin – or display other images. This creates even more of a feeling of airiness and space, truly liv...

Airbus Helicopters breaks ground on first helicopter assembly line in China

Airbus Helicopters is moving forward with the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China, as construction is now underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line (FAL) – the first of its kind not only for Airbus Helicopters, but also for the Western helicopter industry in China. The FAL will be located in Qingdao, Shandong Province, eastern China, and constructio...

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate the Brazilian Army’s fleet. The second...

Boeing, DARPA to Design, Build, Test New Experimental Spaceplane

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a small expendable upper stage to launch small (3,000 pound/1,361 kg) satellites into low Earth orbit. Boe...

A new process brings composite repairs closer to aircraft operations

An innovative process for composite repairs on jetliners such as Airbus’ A350 XWB has been developed by an Airbus working group from company locations in Spain, Germany, the UK and France – with the procedure validated on an A350-900 flight test aircraft.  While the repair process’ bonded technique is not new, the tools and level of automation are.  The working gr...

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Commercial Freighter Makes Successful First Flight

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight. "I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft," said Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot for the LM-100J Program. "This new model will perform many comme...

Etihad Airways Celebrates The Delivery Of Its 10th A380

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European plane-maker’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, where the aircraft was officially handed over to the UAE national airline before commencing its delivery flight to Abu Dhabi. The airline’s award-winning double-decker A380s are the most customi...

Waves Technologies selects Cessna Grand Caravan EX to launch new UK-based air taxi service

Textron Aviation announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) it has secured an order from Waves Technologies Ltd for a Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop. The aircraft is expected to deliver in the coming months and will support the launch of Waves’ new on-demand, user-driven air taxi service for the U.K. Channel Islands....

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New MC-21-300 commercial airliner has completed maiden flight

On 28 May, 2017, the maiden flight of MC-21-300 commercial aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of the flig...

Airbus Corporate Jets and Pagani announce Infinito cabin

Airbus Corporate Jets and the Italian hypercar Atelier Pagani Automobili are announcing a new cabin design for the ACJ319neo, called Infinito, at the EBACE show. A key feature of the Infinito...

Airbus Helicopters breaks ground on first helicopter assembly line in China

Airbus Helicopters is moving forward with the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China, as construction is now underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line (FAL) –...

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Commercial Freighter Makes Successful First Flight

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight. "I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J....

First Air Mauritius A350 XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line

The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone have been completed. The aircraft is in the next assembly station for structural completion such as the installation...

Airbus Launches ACH – Airbus Corporate Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has launched Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH), its high-end, bespoke brand, at EBACE 2017. The brand, which will be identified by the ACH logo, will build on the company’s l...

Piper M600 Achieves EASA Certification

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its top-of-the-line, single-engine turboprop, the M600. "This is the f...

Cessna Citation Longitude crosses the pond for European debut

Textron Aviation is displaying its new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude for the first time in Europe at this week’s 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). The...

Fully outfitted Gulfstream G500 makes European debut in Paris

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the first fully outfitted Gulfstream G500 test aircraft made its European debut by setting a city-pair record from Savannah to Paris. The aircraft flew b...

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Russian Helicopters showcases unmanned tiltrotor at HeliRussia-2017

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, featured a prototype of an unmanned tiltrotor created by VR-Technologies design bureau, at the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibi...

New MC-21-300 commercial airliner has completed maiden flight

On 28 May, 2017, the maiden flight of MC-21-300 commercial aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of the flig...

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including...

A new process brings composite repairs closer to aircraft operations

An innovative process for composite repairs on jetliners such as Airbus’ A350 XWB has been developed by an Airbus working group from company locations in Spain, Germany, the UK and France &ndash...

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Commercial Freighter Makes Successful First Flight

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight. "I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J....

Stratos 714 completes first phase of flight testing

Stratos Aircraft has completed the first flight test phase of its Stratos 714 single-engine personal jet. In logging 52 hours and 33 flights, the Stratos 714 was flown at weights up to 8,300 pounds...

Airbus Helicopters breaks ground on first helicopter assembly line in China

Airbus Helicopters is moving forward with the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China, as construction is now underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line (FAL) –...