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Russian Helicopters delivers 151 helicopters to India

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, delivered the final batch of helicopters to India under a previously signed agreement.  India received 151 Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters produced by JSC Kazan Helicopters through  Rosoboronexport.  “India is one...

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner to Saudia

Boeing and Saudia, Saudi Arabia's national airline, today celebrated the triple delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (Extended Range). A third Dreamliner will be delivered to Saudia within the next week. The airline ordered eight 787-9s in 2010. Saudia is no...


Jet Aviation St. Louis Upgrades Aircraft Paint Shop

Jet Aviation St. Louis recently upgraded the controls for climate, air quality and final finish at its paint shop. It also acquired devices that analyze paint color tint, inspect pearl and metallic paints, measure the smoothness of the paint finish and assess the level of paint gloss. “Our new computerized and automated climate-control system, painter decontamination chambers, and pa...

Embraer delivers the first Legacy 500 to China launch customer Jackie Chan

Embraer announced today that Jackie Chan, a world-renowned movie star, has become the first customer in China to take delivery of a Legacy 500. “The Legacy 500 features our best-to-date technologies and it incorporates designs that maximize passenger comfort and fuel efficiency,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This new aircraft, alon...

IAI and Hankuk Carbon team to develop VTOL unmanned systems

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Korean composite manufacturer Hankuk Carbon will form a joint venture to new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicles. Under the terms of the memorandum of agreement, the JV will see the companies develop, manufacture, and sell VTOL UAVs, starting with a system with a 200-300kg maximum take-off weight. It will be developed according to...

India To Replace MiG Fleet With 106 Upgraded Tejas Jets

The Indian Ministry of Defense has decided to replace the aging MiG fighter fleet of the Air Force with 106 upgraded indigenous Tejas jets. The new upgraded Tejas Mark 1-A would be a 1000 kg lighter than existing version which is 6500 kg along with 43 other improvements, Tribune news daily reported Monday. A decision has been taken to produce 106 “Tejas Mark 1-A” jets and th...

Quickstep expects to begin deliveries of F-35 vertical tails skins and spars by end of 2015/16

Quickstep Holdings says it expects to commence deliveries of vertical tails skins and spars for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project before the end of the 2015/16 financial year. The Bankstown Airport-based manufacturer says it is currently working on the qualification process for those components. “Qualification of vertical tail skins and spars continues and, subject to client approv...

Falcon 5X Production Still 'Frozen' as Engine Woes Drag

The production line for the Dassault Falcon 5X large-cabin business jet is still in “frozen” mode at the airframer's Bordeaux Mérignac factory, as engine manufacturer Snecma is still trying to sort out issues with its Silvercrest turbofan that will power the French twinjet. “Production is frozen as a precaution,” a Dassault spokesman told AIN late last&...

Comlux orders three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft

Comlux The Aviation Group has announced a firm order for three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft, becoming the largest customer for Airbus’ new corporate jet family. The order also consolidates Comlux’s leadership in Airbus corporate jet deals, with more to its credit than any other client. Deliveries of the aircraft begin at the end of 2018. Comlux has chosen CFM International&nb...

ATR signs a major agreement with Iran Air for 40 ATR 72-600s

World’s leading turboprop manufacturer ATR and Iran’s national flag carrier Iran Air today signed in Teheran a deal for the introduction of 40 newest generation ATR 72-600s. The agreement includes firm orders for 20 aircraft plus 20 options, and is valued at one billion euro. The signature of the deal follows the commercial discussions held in the last days in Ro...

The Age of Aerospace: Boeing sponsors TV series looking back at 100 years of high-flying history

This year marks the Boeing Co’s 100th anniversary, and the company is using the centennial as an opportunity not only to celebrate its own history, but the history of aerospace as well. That celebration takes the TV spotlight starting tonight, in the form of “The Age of Aerospace,” a five-part documentary series that’s airing on the Science Channel on Mondays. The series...

Rolls-Royce wins Norwegian order worth $2.7 billion

Rolls-Royce has won a $2.7bn order from Norwegian for Trent 1000 engines and TotalCare® long-term service support for 19 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The order also includes TotalCare for Trent 1000 engines that will power 11 previously-announced leased Boeing 787s yet to enter service. Rolls-Royce will provide TotalCare with a fully comprehensive Availability Service Solution for...

Aviation on Mars? Airbus Perlan 2 Glider To Help Test Its Limits

By pushing the atmospheric envelope at the edge of Earth’s stratosphere, the Airbus Perlan 2 glider’s next tests should pave the way for both future aviation on Mars and Earth-based commercial hypersonic aircraft, Allan McArtor, the Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, Inc.. told me. The Perlan 2 sailplane/glider, which had its first test flight last September in Oregon, will attempt t...

ANA, Iran Air end A380 order drought

Airbus’s flagship A380 has ended a three-year drought for new orders with confirmation Japan’s ANA and Iran Air will be new operators of the world’s largest airliner. On Friday, ANA Holdings (ANA HD) confirmed it would take three A380s that were earmarked for Skymark Airlines, with first delivery is due in 2019. ANA said the A380, which will be powered with Rolls-Royce Tren...

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The First Flight Of The Six-Place Stratos 716X

Stratos Aircraft announced the first flight of its Stratos 716X model – registration N716X.  The flight lasted 22 minutes. Flown by test pilot Sean VanHatten, the Stratos 716X is a spa...

Despite pandemic complications, on track for first flight - Dassault Falcon 6X

Dassault Aviation is making steady progress toward an early 2021 planned first flight for its latest and roomiest aircraft, the Falcon 6X, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus epidemic. &nbs...

Ansat simulator certified according to international standards

Kazan Helicopters of the Russian Helicopters has received positive qualification of Ansat helicopter training simulator's compatibility to international standards. The eva...

Life Link III contracts for first IFR-certified AW119 in the civil market

Life Link III, based in the upper-midwest United States, has placed an order for one IFR-certified AW119 single engine helicopter with a future option for a second aircraft. The aircraft will be added...

Breakthrough cabin enhancements for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Welcome a series of breakthrough cabin enhancements for its Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, consolidating the Praetor position as the best cabin environment among...

Major Milestone for ATR in Chinese certification

As part of the validation for the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with modification 5948 in China a certification flight test took-off and landed from Francazal airport in Toulouse. The flight...

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60 years of long-standing partnership - Airbus Helicopters with Japan

Airbus Helicopters marks 60 years of long-standing partnership with Japan this year. Since its predecessor Sud Aviation entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with Nozaki & Co., Ltd....

Leonardo delivers its first AW169 basic training helicopter to the Italian Army

Leonardo delivered of the first of two AW169 basic training twin engine helicopters to the Italian Army during an official ceremony held at the 2nd Rgt. AVES ‘Sirio’ based in Lam...

Bombardier Challenger 350 reaches milestone 350th delivery

Bombardier is celebrating the 350th delivery of its beloved and best-selling Challenger 350 business jet, which continues to evolve and solidify its market-leading status. The ...

Life Link III contracts for first IFR-certified AW119 in the civil market

Life Link III, based in the upper-midwest United States, has placed an order for one IFR-certified AW119 single engine helicopter with a future option for a second aircraft. The aircraft will be added...

Airbus forms Team Nightjar to deliver Australian industry capability

Airbus Helicopters has joined hands with over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Project LAND 2097 Phase 4. Under this Project, the Commonwealth o...

Liebherr earns spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program

Liebherr-Aerospace announced it has earned a spot in the Boeing Premier Bidder Program. The program recognizes and rewards consistently high performing Boeing Commercial Airplanes suppliers and gives...

The First Flight Of The Six-Place Stratos 716X

Stratos Aircraft announced the first flight of its Stratos 716X model – registration N716X.  The flight lasted 22 minutes. Flown by test pilot Sean VanHatten, the Stratos 716X is a spa...