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Venezuela took delivery of the first batch of Buk-M2E air defense systems on a wheeled chassis

Venezuela took delivery of the first batch of Buk-M2E air defense systems on a wheeled chassis, a source close to military attaché told TASS at MAKS-2015 airshow. “The first batch of Buk-M2E air defense systems on a wheeled chassis has already been delivered to Venezuela,&r...

Air Alliance named as new Pilatus PC-6 sales and service centre for Germany

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has appointed Air Alliance GmbH as Authorized Pilatus Sales and Service Centre for the PC-6. Air Alliance GmbH will be responsible for all future sales and maintenance activities in connection with the legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6 in Germany and Austria. Pilatus has opted...


Boeing and Emirates celebrate airline's 150th 777 delivery

Boeing and Emirates Airline today celebrated the simultaneous delivery of three 777s – two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter – marking the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates' fleet.   The delivery marks the first time in 15 years that Boeing has delivered three 777s at one time to a single customer.  Emirates is the world's largest operator of the 777 and al...

Boeing, Jet2.com finalize order for 27 next generation 737-800s

Boeing and UK Leisure Airline Jet2.com have finalized an order for 27 Next Generation 737-800s, valued at approximately $2.6 billion at current list prices. Jet2.com currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 60 aircraft; however, this is the organization's first direct Boeing order. The aircraft will be used to take the company's package holiday and flight only customers...

Tupolev: configuration of Tu-160M2 bomber will be defined by the year-end

Configuration of the new version of Tu-160 strategic bomber will be defined by the end of 2015, Tupolev Company CEO Nikolai Savitskikh told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 international airshow. This spring Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu ordered to resume the production of Tu-160 aircraft. According to the Ministry of Defense, Tu-160M2 will be a brand-new aircraft fitted with new equipment....

Israel and Russia started development of two AWACS aircraft for India

Israel and Russia started development of two AWACS aircraft for India, IzRus reports with reference to Voenny Vestnik.  This refers to a joint project designated “Falcon”: early warning radar systems developed by Elta will be installed on Il-76 aircraft manufactured by Ilyushin Company.  In 2004 India signed a contract for delivery of three aircraft of the type; the veh...

Airbus Chief Urges Action on U.S. ATC System Reform

Action, not more debate, is needed to transition the U.S. air traffic system out of FAA and into a stand-alone corporation, Airbus Americas' chief and former FAA administrator Allan McArtor told a Washington DC audience Sep. 2. Speaking at an International Aviation Club lunch meeting, the Airbus Americas chairman and CEO said the U.S. national air traffic control system needed to be &q...

Boeing delivers 14 Dreamliners, strong cash flow seen: sources

Boeing Co (BA.N) delivered 14 of its 787 Dreamliners in August, exceeding for the second straight month its 10-a-month target and suggesting strong financial performance later in the year, people familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. The tally, likely to be confirmed by Boeing on Thursday, means the company has managed to deliver an average of just over 11 of the high-tech planes a mon...

FHI to develop next-generation utility helicopter for Japan ground self-defense force

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) today concluded a contract with the Ministry of Defense for the initial project of developing a prototype of the next-generation utility helicopter (UH-X) for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). FHI will co-develop with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.*1 an advanced variant of the 412EPI, the latest model of the Bell 412 series with proven reliability...

COMAC ARJ21 to enter service in February 2016

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) said China's first regional commercial jet, the ARJ21-700, will enter service in February next year. Entry into service will follow two months of pilot training and bedding-in trials. The long-delayed delivery of the first operational ARJ21s has seen launch customer to Chengdu Airlines defer delivery of its first two aircraft from the ori...

Boeing, PGZ to Pursue Broad Aerospace and Defense Collaboration

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), one of the largest defence groups in Europe, have signed a broad-based agreement outlining areas where Boeing and PGZ member companies may collaborate in support of the Technical Modernization Plan of the Polish Armed Forces. Boeing will access talent and innovation within Poland’s defense industry while cooperating with PGZ companies...

Gulfstream Opens Paint Facility In Savannah For Product Support

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has opened a paint facility in Savannah specifically for in-service aircraft. The state-of-the art building is expected to create 100 new jobs; approximately 80 of which have already been filled. Paint technicians will induct the facility’s first customer aircraft next week. “Demand for new Gulfstream aircraft is strong and so is the dem...

Jeppesen Distribution Manager Now Available For Windows-based Avionics Updates

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will now offer customers a new service platform to update their avionics data, Jeppesen Distribution Manager (JDM) for Windows. The former Jeppesen Services Update Manager (JSUM) is now available as JDM for Windows and is being released in a phased approach across the Jeppesen large avionics data services customer base to ensure a seamless t...

First Look: KLM's First 787-9 Dreamliner

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines(KLM) today emerged from the final assembly line at Paine Field, Everett. The Dutch carrier published a photo of its first 787-9 Dreamliner via its official Twitter account on Aug. 31, saying "Work in progress: our first Boeing 787-9!" The 787-9, Registration PH-BHA, is still in the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington...

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Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

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Award-winning Gulfstream to make Latin American debut at LABACE

Fully Outfitted, Clean-Sheet Aircraft Will Join Gulfstream G650ER And Gulfstream G280 At Annual São Paulo Event​ Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-w...

Honda Aircraft Company begins HondaJet Elite deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as th...

Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft during its successful maiden flight

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Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

PassionAir becomes first Bombardier operator in Ghana with three Q400 aircraft Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprop...

Award-winning Gulfstream to make Latin American debut at LABACE

Fully Outfitted, Clean-Sheet Aircraft Will Join Gulfstream G650ER And Gulfstream G280 At Annual São Paulo Event​ Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-w...

VRT500 helicopter passed first stage of aerodynamic tests

The first stage of the aerodynamic tests of the light-weight multi-purpose VRT500 helicopter has been completed at the facilities of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI). The aircraft is a n...

Air China takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

Air China has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse today. The national flag carrier is the first Chinese mainland customer to order and take ownership of the world’s newest and most...

Honda Aircraft Company begins HondaJet Elite deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as th...

Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft during its successful maiden flight

Touch down after 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes System capabilities demonstrated   Maiden Flight objectives achieved Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of it...

Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft maker to spend some 3.5 bln rubles to modernize An-124 jet

Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft maker plans to create the modernized version of the Antonov An-124 heavy-lift transport plane at the cost of almost 3.5 bln rubles (over $52.5 million at the current e...