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Unmanned Dominator XP makes Mexican debut

Aeronautics Defense Systems' Dominator XP unmanned air vehicle has completed a successful first series of flights in Mexico. Based on Diamond Aircraft's DA42 general aviation aircraft, the medium-altitude, long-endurance surveillance system was sold to the Mexican government via loca...

AgustaWestland cool on development of 10.5t helicopter

AgustaWestland has dismissed the likelihood of an imminent launch of a new 10.5t-class helicopter despite previous indications from its parent company that such a move would be a strategic priority. The Anglo-Italian manufacturer has a gap in its range between the 8.3t AW189 and 15.6t AW101, and...


ScanEagle to be delivered to Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan

Insitu has received three export contracts for its ScanEagle unmanned air vehicle that will see it deliver the system to Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan. Under the USA's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, Cameroon and Kenya will receive one ScanEagle system each by September 2016, through deals worth $9.39 million and $9.86 million respectively, the US Department of Defense announced on 2...

MRJ first flight set for Oct. 26-Oct. 30 window

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has narrowed the target schedule for first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet(MRJ) to the last week of October. Mitsubishi had previously said the first MRJ flight would occur in the second half of October. In a Sept. 30 statement, it specified that first flight will take place between Oct. 26 and Oct. 30. “In implementing the flight test, utmost pri...

New Rockwell Collins technology to provide safe transfer of data on Boeing 777X

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Boeing to provide the Avionics Gateway secure server on new 777X airplanes. The Avionics Gateway will feature the newest generation of Rockwell Collins’ proven Secure Server Router (SSR) that enables the safe transfer of data between the flight deck, cabin crew and airline operations on the ground. “Next-generation aircraft will offer incredible...

Mass production of L-410 NG aircraft should be started in 2017

Certification tests of the new regional aircraft L-410 NG carried out in Kunovice (Czech Republic) will take around 1,5 years, TASS reports with reference to Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC), which owns the manufacturer of this aircraft - Aircraft Industries, a.s. “Testing of the aircraft, its systems and components will take around 1,5 years. The start of its mass p...

BAE introduces in-flight entertainment with Hollywood streaming

For the first time, airline passengers will be able to enjoy movies fresh from theaters streamed to their personal devices on flights equipped with BAE Systems’ IntelliCabin® wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) solution. IntelliCabin is the first IFE solution in the commercial airline industry to secure approval from a major Hollywood studio for the streaming of early window...

Royal Australian Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT refuels F-35 fighter

An Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) of the Royal Australian Air Force has successfully refuelled a F-35A Joint Strike Fighter of the US Air Force. During a four-hour sortie from Edwards AFB, California, the tanker, known in RAAF service as the KC-30A, conducted 59 contacts including five “wet contacts” during which 19,600kg (43,200lb) of fuel were passed...

India orders 22 Apache and 15 Chinook helicopters

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions. India will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Both are the newest mo...

Airbus flies second Leap-powered A320neo

Airbus has introduced the second CFM International Leap-powered A320neo into the type’s flight-test campaign. The aircraft performed its maiden flight on 29 September, operating from Hamburg to Toulouse, the airframer confirms. Its initial sortie came just over four months after the first Leap-1A aircraft joined the campaign. The second aircraft (D-AVVB) brings to four the...

Airbus BizLab global network expands with accelerator in Hamburg

Airbus has inaugurated a second BizLab aerospace business accelerator as part of its strategy to establish a global network. Alexander Katzung, Innovation manager Airbus Corporate Innovation, will lead the accelerator in Hamburg. In parallel Airbus has opened a second round of applications for start-ups seeking support. Applicants can apply from September 28th to October 28th by register...

Air China takes delivery of its 50th A330

China’s flag carrier Air China has taken delivery of its 50th A330 in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, an A330-300 is the first 242 tonnes maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) version to be operated by a Chinese airline. The increased MTOW allows airlines to operate longer range at improved operating costs. Displaying a special livery to celebrate the “50th A330 for Air China&rdq...

Piper Delivers First M500 Into Poland

Piper Aircraft will deliver the company's first M-Class single-engine pressurized Piper M500 to Poland.  The aircraft has been retail sold by JB Investments to a customer in that region who will operate the aircraft in support of his business. JB Investments is Piper's dealer for new aircraft, serving the country of Poland. "The delivery of the first Piper M500 into Poland dem...

Airbus Helicopters to profile products and customer support at Helitech International

At this year's Helitech International exhibition, Airbus Helicopters will expand on how its focus on customer satisfaction, quality, safety and competitiveness is driving its company transformation, further supporting its vision of creating the benchmark in the helicopter industry. 'The entire industry is looking for efficient ways of moving forward in the current fast-changing market e...

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Dassault Falcon 8X in the spotlight at MEBAA 2018

Ultra-long range Falcon 8X, new Falcon 6X driving Middle East sales. Dassault Aviation will highlight its ultra-long range Falcon 8X and new Falcon 6X ultra widebody twinjet at the Middle East &...

Longest-Range Business Jet Ever with BBJ 777X

Airplane can connect virtually any two cities in the world Boeing Business Jets also announces new order for its best-selling BBJ MAX  Boeing Business Jets today announced it is launchi...

Boeing Forecasts Continued Health and Growth for Aircraft Financing in 2019

Financing industry to provide approximately $143 billion in aircraft funding in 2019 Financing requirements to grow to more than $180 billion over next five years Funding continues to be balance...

Avolon firms up order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft

Dublin, Ireland headquartered aircraft lessor Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. The agreement is the single largest order for Airbus aircraft ever placed by Avolon. The...

Groundbreaking partnership of Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre, new life for airplane structure material

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million poun...

GULFSTREAM TO DEBUT CLASS-LEADING G500 AND G600 AT MEBAA SHOW 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 will make their first appearance at the Middle East and North Africa Business...

Lockheed Martin and Airbus Sign Memorandum of Agreement on Aerial Refueling

Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refueling for U.S. defense customers. The companies will seek to provide a...

ACJ display points way to future of business aviation

Echoes trend toward more spacious cabins Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is exhibiting an ACJ319 at the MEBAA show[1], highlighting the comfort and space on offer, and echoing the trend towards larger...

Airbus celebrates opening of the world’s first Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite operating site

Wyndham, in Western Australia, is the world’s first operational launch site for solar-electric stratospheric UAV Marks the start of various Zephyr flight  campaigns to be undertaken fr...

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Diamond Aircraft and SNCA announce purchase agreement of 60 aircraft

The Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA), a CAE Authorized Training Center, has selected Diamond Aircraft twin DA42-VI and single DA40 NG for its training center. The agreement will comprise 60 a...

Production Milestone for Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1200G Engine at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines in Japan

Pratt & Whitney and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines Ltd. recently achieved a significant production milestone on the Pratt & Whitney GTF PW1200G engine, powering the Mitsubi...

Lithuanian Air Force renews Dauphin HCare Infinite contract

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fle...

Boeing Delivers First 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc

Larger and longer-range Dreamliner to help airline expand service to Europe, United States, Latin America Morocco's flag carrier unveils new interior and special livery on inaugural 787-9 Bo...

Daher TBM 930’s latest features in “The magic touch” video

The most recent features and functionality on the TBM 930 – the high-end model in Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft family – are spotlighted in a new video: “TBM 930 - The M...

MJet becomes first ACJ customer for Skywise

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will stor...

Able Aerospace Services breaks ground on 50,000-S.F. Facility Expansion

Approximately 100 new jobs planned to be added to current team of 450 employees in Mesa, Arizona Able Aerospace Services joined with dignitaries from the East Valley, Phoenix and Phoenix Mesa...