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Superjet move for Iran as Sattari visits Moscow show

Reports that Iran's days of buying Russian aircraft are over, have been scuppered by the country's vice president for science and technology, Sorena Sattari, who attended MAKS - Russia's largest air show near Moscow this week. Sattari spent more than two hours touring exhibits wit...

New Saudi-Ukrainian aircraft programme launched

Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov has formally announced the launch of its new Antonov An-132 military freighter. The aircraft, which is a derivative of the existing An-32 Cline, will be produced jointly by Ukraine and Saudi Arabia for both military and civilian use. Jon Lake looks at the programme....


Boeing, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries and Alsalam Aircraft Company to Establish Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed an agreement with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Alsalam Aircraft Company to create the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will have locations in Riyadh and Jeddah providing comprehensive, in-country maintenance repair and overhaul support for Saudi Arabia’s diverse rotorcraft fleet. “Boe...

Boeing Completes 777X Firm Configuration

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane. The 777X family includes the 777-8 and the 777-9 – both de...

Russia signed a contract with Belarus for delivery of Yak-130 jets at MAKS-2015 airshow

A contract for delivery of four Yak-130 operational trainers to Belarus was signed at MAKS-2015 airshow. On August 26th Belarusian Ministry of Defense and Irkut Corporation signed a contract for delivery of four Yak-130 operational trainers at MAKS-2015 international airshow. The jets will be delivered to Belarus in 2016.  The document was signed by the head of the Main Directorate...

AgustaWestland got Russia's type certificate for AW189

AgustaWestland received Russia's type certificate for AW189.At the moment the offshore version is certified, other modifications, including rescue version and version with anti-icing system will get certification next. Russian customers will get first delivered helicopters by the end of this year ( The client is RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of Rosneft). According to the contract, RN-Air...

Over $1 bln worth of Sukhoi Superjet-100 contracts signed at Russia's MAKS-2015 — official

ZHUKOVSKY, August 27. /TASS/. The total value of contracts for Sukhoi Superjet 100 [SSJ] aircraft signed at MAKS-2015 airshow is over $1 billion, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry Andrey Boginsky said on Thursday. "I know the contract for supply of 20 aircraft to Yamal air carrier is about $700 mln worth and signed contracts for Superjet amount to over one billion dollars," B...

Airbus delays delivery of 1st A380 to Russia's Transaero

European planemaker Airbus is delaying the delivery of Russian carrier Transaero Airline's first A380 superjumbo, an Airbus spokeswoman said as the recession-hit Russian economy dents travel demand in the region. Transaero is buying four A380s, initially slated for delivery from this year. A new schedule is under discussion as lower oil prices and sanctions over Russia’s ann...

Secretary of U.S. Air Force visits Bell Helicopter headquarters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, hosted the Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Deborah Lee James  at the company’s global headquarters during her visit to Fort Worth. "Our partnerships with industry are as critical today as they've ever been," said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. "Getting to see firsthand the capabilities and advancemen...

Vietnam drops A380 order

The Vietnamese government has dropped all plans to confirm options on the four Airbus A380s it signed up for in 2009. Vietnamese flag carrier Vietnam Airlines cited "increased pressure of arranging capital for aircraft purchases" as a key factor, along with the slow progress on the planned Long Thanh International Airport at Ho Chi Minh City —the only Vietnamese airpor...

UAC to spend 19 billion rubles on development of Il-114 passenger aircraft

Development of Il-114 passenger aircraft will cost United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) 19 billion rubles, but there is a demand for the airliner, UAC President Yuri Slusar said. “Air carriers and the Ministry of Defense need Il-114 aircraft, UAC President Y.Slusar said at MAKS-2015 international airshow. – UAC is confident that this aircraft must be developed. Speaking of costs, works...

VSMPO-Avisma becomes one of the key Boeing suppliers in the network of 777Х program

Boeing and VSMPO-Avisma announced signing of an agreement for delivery of titan formed parts for a new composite wing of 777X aircraft at MAKS-2015. Production of the latest aircraft, which should become the world’s largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine liner, will be started in 2017. «This agreement strengthens relations between Boeing and VSMPO established in 1997 in order t...

Production of the first Il-112V aircraft was started in Russia

Production of the first Il-112V military-transport aircraft was started by VoronezhAircraft Manufacturing Company (VASO), Ilyushin Company CEO, Nikolai Talikov, said. “The work is on schedule. VASO has already started production of the first Il-112V prototype. The production will be completed in 2016. The aircraft’s maiden flight is scheduled for June 2017,” Talikov said at MA...

Irkut Corporation demonstrates Yak-130 jet fitted with laser rangefinder at MAKS-2015 airshow for the first time ever

Irkut Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corporation) demonstrates Yak-130 operational trainer fitted with laser rangefinder at the static display of MAKS-2015 international airshow for the first time ever. The rangefinder is intended for visual identification of ground and surface targets by the crew, and measurement of slant distance to them, the corporation reported. “Yak-130 (tail n...

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The Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s most delivered light business jet for the 7th year in a row

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Eviation partners Siemens for Nine-Passenger Alice Aircraft Fleets

Eviation Aircraft had selected Siemens to provide high-power, all-electric propulsion systems for Eviation's fleet of regional Alice electric planes. The Eviation and Siemens collab...

Heligo receives its first Airbus H145 helicopter from Milestone Aviation

Heligo Charters Private Limited (HCPL), a Mumbai-based non-scheduled helicopter operator has taken delivery of its first H145 helicopter. The helicopter’s configuration will allow it to perfo...

Discover Kopter Group SH09 helicopter in a passenger transport configuration at Heli-Expo 2019

Heli-Expo show in Atlanta will give you the possibility to discover a full-scale mock-up of Kopter Group new SH09 helicopter outfitted with a seven-seat transport configuration (five pa...

First complete renovation of Legacy 600 performed by Embraer Service Center in Sorocaba

First complete renovation of Legacy 600 performed by Embraer Service Center in Sorocaba. The used aircraft was purchased by a South American customer who chose to customize the whole aircraft wit...

New Safran plant in India to make parts for the LEAP engine

During a visit to India for the Aero India Show, Philippe Petitcolin, Chief Executive Officer of Safran, and Shri K.Chandrashekar Rao, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Telangana, announced that Safran Ai...

Indian Market at Aero India 2019 by Dassault Aviation with Reinforces Falcon Presence

Falcon 2000S to be featured at Aero India 2019 Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 2000S will be featured at India’s largest military and civil aircraft show, Aero India. The 2000S, recently cer...

Typically Swiss Style flight on PC-24 by Swiss Government

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - Collins Aerospace to host more than 1,000 female students globally

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Three multi-role H135s from Airbus ordered by the Brazilian Navy

The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twin-engine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1). The aircraft will be dedicated to a wide range of mis...

Russian Helicopters identified potential partners in localization of Ka-226T in Indi

Russian Helicopters Holding Company and a number of Indian companies signed Memorandums of Understanding at Aero India 2019. The parties agreed to explore the producing a number of assemblies and comp...

Discover Kopter Group SH09 helicopter in a passenger transport configuration at Heli-Expo 2019

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The Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s most delivered light business jet for the 7th year in a row

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Typically Swiss Style flight on PC-24 by Swiss Government

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For Second Consecutive Year, The HondaJet is the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class

HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its class in 2018, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).  Last year, 37 HondaJets were delivered around t...