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Mitsubishi Aircraft gets regulatory clearance for MRJ’s first flight

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has given its approval for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to conduct the first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). The clearance was the final regulatory hurdle before the MRJ’s first flight could take place. After re...

Learjet 85 Axed; Bombardier Bizjet Deliveries Flat

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that it has canceled the Learjet 85 program, citing “lack of sales following the prolonged market weakness” and ending months of speculation that the midsize jet was doomed since being “paused” in mid-January. The Ca...


Airbus, Boeing Ink Major New Orders

Airbus and Boeing each announced significant new order commitments today, as persistently strong sales in the commercial airplane sector continue to boost the balance sheets of the world’s top airframe makers. In Airbus’s case, China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the acquisition of 30 A330 Family aircraft and 100&nb...

Bombardier updates Global 7000 and Challenger 650 progress

Bombardier gave updates on both of the business aircraft programs after announcing the cancellation of the Learjet 85 project. The company confirmed that the engines have been fitted on the first Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV1). All structural components have been joined on FTV1, including the rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, the wing, the landing gear and vertical and horizon...

Canadian government takesBombardier C Series stake

The Canadian government has become a partner in Bombardier’s C Series airliner, funding the remaining development costs. The Canadian manufacturer made the announcement during the company’s third quarter investor relations call. Under the terms of the deal, the Canadian government will enter into a limited partnership with Bombardier, with the government taking a 49.5% equity sta...

B/E Aerospace Announces Super First Class Seating Award Initially Valued at $260 Million

B/E Aerospace, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products, today announced that the Company has been selected by a major international airline to outfit its new-buy wide-body aircraft with proprietary and unprecedented high-end super first class suites which will set a totally new standard for the first class travel experience. The deliveries are expected to b...

Boeing, EL AL Israel Airlines Agree on 787 Dreamliner Order

 Boeing and EL AL Israel Airlines agreed on an order today for up to nine 787 Dreamliners, valued at more than $2.2 billion at current list prices. Three of the orders will be added to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website on Nov. 5 and the remainder will be posted as further contractual requirements are finalized. EL AL will also lease six additional 787s from independent le...

Textron Aviation debuts Citation Latitude at Dubai Airshow

Textron Aviation is to debuts its Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet at the Dubai Airshow next month. The Citation Latitude features the most spacious cabin of the Cessna aircraft at 77 inches wide and six feet tall, and carries up to nine passengers.   At the show, Textron Aviation will also be showcasing its defence and special missions products.  

Gulfstream Aerospace Climbs Ever Higher in 3Q

Gulfstream Aerospace continues to be a star performer at parent company General Dynamics, with the aerospace segment reporting its highest-ever quarterly revenue and the fifth consecutive quarterly profit exceeding $400 million. Year-over-year, third-quarter aerospace revenue climbed $548 million, to $2.343 billion, while profits rose by $15 million, to $426 million, General Dynamics chairman and&...

Gulfstream G500 passes 100 flight hours

The Gulfstream G500 has flown more than 100 hours over 45 flights. The longest flight so far has lasted for 5 hours and 22 minutes. Since the aircraft’s first flight in May, the test aircraft has flown up to 38,500 feet/11,735 meters and reached a maximum airspeed of Mach 0.80. “It’s just really exciting to see how well this aircraft is performing. This plane has bee...

GKN Aerospace signs GBP multi-million agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries

GKN Aerospace has signed a GBP multi-million, long term agreement (LTA) with Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) to supply titanium rotating parts for the PW1100G-JM and PW1400G-JM, Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines. This contract covers the planned production period for this programme to 2028, with first deliveries targetted for this year end. Manufacture of these critical rotati...

Dassault Offers FANS 1/A+ Certification for Falcon 900 Legacy Aircraft

Dassault Aviation has completed certifications of FANS 1/A+ for its Falcon 900A/B and 900C/EX aircraft. Obtained in association with Honeywell, the approval will allow operators to meet worldwide mandates for preferential routing in the North Atlantic tracks region and other oceanic airspace, greatly improving communications over oceanic and other remote routes. FANS 1/A+ provides new functi...

India will purchase 154 Russian PAK FA fighters

Indian newspaper The Financial Express reported with reference to the country’s Ministry of Defense that a contract for delivery of T-50 fighters may be signed in November, Rossiyskaya gazeta reports. A delegation from Delhi responsible for signing the contract will arrive in Moscow in late autumn. It is planned that the agreement will provide India with 154 new FGFA fighters (export vers...

Is it a bird? No it’s a Wingcopter

If you spy a falcon at next month’s Big Boys Toys Exhibition, you might need to look more closely. What you will actually be seeing is a Wingcopter, a limited edited drone otherwise known as a vertical take-off and landing hybrid aerial system that combines the advantages of a multicopter with the benefits of a plane. And Wingcopter’s chief commercial officer, Tom Pluemmer, think...

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Farther Again - 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500

To fly farther, a challenge for all aeronautical manufacturers... This time 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500 - longest non-stop city pair in business aviation history flown b...

First autonomous aircraft test in Brazil by Embraer and Ufes

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PAL-V partners with ASL Group for the Future of Air Mobility

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100% Enrollment for Embraer E-Jet Operators in Asia Pacific for its Pool Program

Important announcement was made by Embraer at MRO Europe -  all E-Jet operators in Asia Pacific have enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program. This follows a Pool Program deal signed between...

Leonardo promotes its helicopters and defence electronics at Seoul ADEX 2019

Leonardo is promoting new solutions aiming to meet the Country’s demanding requirements for technology and industry cooperation. The Company’s AW159 already provides world-cla...

South Korea goes for the modernization of Ka-32 helicopter fleet

Rostec State Corporation will offer its partners from South Korea the modernization of Ka-32 multipurpose helicopter fleet. The program for upgrading this type of helicopters will be presented at Seou...

Mil and Kamov Design Bureaus to team up as National Helicopter Center

The Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has taken a decision to unite JSC “Mil Moscow Helicopter plant” and JSC “Kamov”...

The development of the first medical aid of the future

Leonardo and Olmedo have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies and equipment for rotary-wing and motor vehicles globally that conduct rescue...

FACC Innovation recognized by Airbus

Innovation has been firmly anchored in the DNA of FACC ever since the company was founded 30 years ago. Numerous national and international awards confirm the technological leadership of the globally...

Detect cyber threats - Thales and Airbus sign joint agreement

Airbus CyberSecurity and Thales have signed a partnership agreement to offer a unique solution against cyber attacks.  The solution will combine the file analysis system Orion Malware from A...