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Dassault Delivers 2,500th Falcon Business Jet

Dassault Aviation recently delivered its 2,500th business jet, marking yet another landmark event in the storied saga of the Falcon line. The aircraft, a Falcon 900LX, was handed over at the Little Rock Completion Center to a longtime Falcon customer based in the United States. The delivery re...

Russian Helicopters presents light multirole VRT500 helicopter at MAKS-2017 for first time

Russian Helicopters holding company, part of Rostec State Corporation, has presented the light multirole VRT500 helicopter developed by the VR-Technologies design bureau at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017. The VRT500 is a light single-engine helicopter with coaxial prope...

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Lockheed Martin to Build Full-Scale Prototype of NASA Cislunar Habitat

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center. This prototype will integrate evolving technologies to keep astronauts safe while onboard and operate the spacecraft autonomously when unoccupied. Under a public-private partnership, NASA ...

Garmin announces third-party autopilot support for the G5 electronic flight instrument

Garmin is pleased to announce the G5 electronic flight instrument will soon be compatible with a wide-range of third-party autopilots available on the market. Utilizing the new GAD 29B adapter, the G5 directional gyro (DG)/horizontal situation indicator (HSI) can interface with a variety of autopilots to provide heading and course error to drive the autopilot. With a compatible navigation source,...

Leonardo AW189 to support oil and gas operations in Russia from Sakhalin Island

The addition of this AW189 operated by Aviashelf expands the success of the type as the bestselling helicopter in its weight category and in the Oil&Gas market both in Russia and internationally The aircraft will be equipped with Full Ice Protection System for outstanding all weather operations Agreements for more than 150 AW189s, including orders and options, have been signed by custom...

Transformative ideas showcased at Airbus Bizlab Bengaluru

Season two successfully completed, call for applications for season three is now open Airbus BizLab announced the successful culmination of its second season through a flagship event in Bengaluru. At the event, the start-ups who were selected to work with different Airbus teams in India and across the world over the last six months showcased their concept models and ideas of transforming the ae...

Russia's Defense Ministry may get new cutting-edge amphibious helicopter

Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostech corporation) are ready to design a new amphibious helicopter if the Russian Defense Ministry is interested in this rotorcraft, the company’s press service told TASS on Wednesday. "Considering the tasks faced by the Russian Defense Ministry, in our opinion, there is need for both upgraded Mi-14 helicopters and an advanced amphibious helicopter,...

GULFSTREAM DELIVERS 550TH G550

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it has delivered its 550th Gulfstream G550, solidifying the aircraft’s position as one of business aviation’s most popular jets. “This milestone delivery affirms the continued demand for the G550, one of the most dependable and sought-after aircraft in the world today,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G550...

Mi-28NE Helicopter to Take Part in MAKS-2017 Flight Program for 1st Time

The Mi-28NE Night Hunter modern attack helicopter will for the first time take part in the flight program of the 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, which kicked off earlier in the day in Zhukovskiy, near to Moscow, the Russian Helicopters company said in a press release on Tuesday. The Mi-28NE is the export version of the ordinary Night Hunter and Mi-28UB helicopters, it was...

First PC-24 Series Aircraft Successfully Married and Now Standing on Own “Legs”

Final assembly work on our first PC-24 customer aircraft is proceeding at a swift pace: the fuselage and wings of the first series-built PC-24 were joined together at the head office site on 12 July 2017. Series production is being accelerated continuously to ensure that prompt deliveries of first customer aircraft can go ahead immediately after certification. This operation, referred to as a &...

Embraer flies first Legacy 500 assembled in Melbourne

Embraer announced the maiden flight of its first Legacy 500 midsize business jet assembled at its industrial facilities in Melbourne, Florida, just eight months after the first Legacy 450 mid-light jet assembled in Melbourne took flight. The aircraft performed as expected and all flight test procedures were successfully completed. “We are very pleased with yet another milestone for t...

Successful first flight for UAV demonstrator SAGITTA

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully tested a new type of aircraft that will aid the development of future unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for series production. The unmanned jet-propelled demonstrator with the project name SAGITTA flew completely autonomously for around seven minutes over the test site in Overberg, South Africa, on a pre-programmed course. The innovative flying-wing construc...

Irkut Corporation is to take part in MAKS-2017

Irkut Corporation (a UAC member) is to take part in the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017. Aircraft manufactured by the Corporation will participate in the flight program and will be presented at the display area. For the first time at MAKS-2017, the “Russian Knights” aerobatics team of the Russian Air Force will fly six Su-30SM aircraft. These multirole super-maneuve...

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its new A320 at a colourful ceremony in Toulouse

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on Monday 17 July. This ceremony was jointly presided over by Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes and General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Chairman of Air Côte d’Ivoire’s Board of Direct...

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Transformative ideas showcased at Airbus Bizlab Bengaluru

Season two successfully completed, call for applications for season three is now open Airbus BizLab announced the successful culmination of its second season through a flagship event in Bengaluru....

First PC-24 Series Aircraft Successfully Married and Now Standing on Own “Legs”

Final assembly work on our first PC-24 customer aircraft is proceeding at a swift pace: the fuselage and wings of the first series-built PC-24 were joined together at the head office site on 12 July 2...

Embraer flies first Legacy 500 assembled in Melbourne

Embraer announced the maiden flight of its first Legacy 500 midsize business jet assembled at its industrial facilities in Melbourne, Florida, just eight months after the first Legacy 450 mid-lig...

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its new A320 at a colourful ceremony in Toulouse

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on Monday 17 July....

Global 7000 Aircraft Program Surpasses 500 Flight Test Hours

FTV1, FTV2 and FTV3 are progressing as planned through the rigorous testing program All FTVs have demonstrated high performance, reliability and an exceptionally smooth ride The Architect (FTV4...

Russia's Main Airshow to Feature Model of Eco-Friendly Supersonic Passenger Jet

A mock-up model of Russia's new hydrogen-powered high-speed passenger plane will be on display at the MAKS-2017 airshow, due to kick off in Zhukovsky outside Moscow on July 18. The Russian Zhuk...

ATR obtains EASA certification for the new Standard 3 avionics for the ATR -600 series

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted certification to the latest innovations, co-developed by ATR and Thales, which further enhance the avionics of the ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600. The...

The A350-900 visits MAKS air show in Russia

Airbus displays the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft The world’s most advanced aircraft, the Airbus A350-900, will visit the international aviation and space salon MAKS in Rus...

Win an A380 round-trip flight for two on iflyA380.com

What’s better than flying to a world-class destination aboard Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner, the A380? Doing so for free! And through 17 July, Airbus is offering the chance to do...

Air Transat to become first North American Airbus A321LR operator

Ten Airbus A321LR aircraft will be joining the fleet of Canadian airline Air Transat, making it the first North American operator of the longest-range single-aisle aircraft in the world. Air Transat w...

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S7 Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

First to operate the A320neo in Russia.  S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which i...

Dassault Delivers 2,500th Falcon Business Jet

Dassault Aviation recently delivered its 2,500th business jet, marking yet another landmark event in the storied saga of the Falcon line. The aircraft, a Falcon 900LX, was handed over at the Little...

Russian Helicopters presents light multirole VRT500 helicopter at MAKS-2017 for first time

Russian Helicopters holding company, part of Rostec State Corporation, has presented the light multirole VRT500 helicopter developed by the VR-Technologies design bureau at the International Avia...

Successful Launch of German Technology Mini Satellite

 A 110 kg mini-satellite from Stuttgart University known as the “flying laptop” has been launched successfully today as a secondary passenger on the Soyuz-Fregat flight from Baikonur....

Mi-28NE Helicopter to Take Part in MAKS-2017 Flight Program for 1st Time

The Mi-28NE Night Hunter modern attack helicopter will for the first time take part in the flight program of the 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, which kicked off earlier in the day i...

GULFSTREAM DELIVERS 550TH G550

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it has delivered its 550th Gulfstream G550, solidifying the aircraft’s position as one of business aviation’s most popular jets. “Th...

Russia's Defense Ministry may get new cutting-edge amphibious helicopter

Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostech corporation) are ready to design a new amphibious helicopter if the Russian Defense Ministry is interested in this rotorcraft, the company’s press servic...