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Airbus Helicopters selects Thales and Helisim for its H160 full flight simulator deployment

 Airbus Helicopters has partnered with Thales and Helisim to develop and deploy the full flight simulator (FFS) for the H160. In line with the “born ready” strategy implemented by the H160. since the beginning of its development, the FFS will be available to support the H160’s...

Airbus starts A350-1000 final assembly

Largest member of A350 XWB Family becomes reality. Airbus has started final assembly of the first A350-1000 on schedule at the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. This A350-1000, one of three flight test aircraft to be built, will take to the skies for its maiden flight before...


Mitsubishi Regional Jet to resume flight test program

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation says says its Regional Jet program has resumed flight tests. The test flight conducted on Wednesday afternoon is the fourth test flight of the MRJ. The first flight took place on November 12. “Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation today resumed flight tests of the FTA-1 for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet),” the company said in a statement on Wedne...

NASA proposes X-plane revival with supersonic, subsonic designs

NASA plans a return to a decades-old tradition of developing and flying experimental aircraft projects, or “X-planes”, in order to achieve new breakthroughs in supersonic and subsonic aeronautics research under the Fiscal 2017 budget proposal submitted to Congress on 9 February. The budget request reveals a 23% leap in funding for NASA’s aeronautics research division, rising f...

VIP from Russia

ANSAT Helicopter is a light multipurpose helicopter in a VIP version that is designed to carry up to 7 passengers in style.  One of ANSAT’S biggest advantages is that it has the largest cabin in its class. This allows achieving maximum comfort for passengers.  And with the layout that has 5 seats, the comfortable cabin allows to have two closets, a full luggage compartment wit...

Quest Aircraft Gears Up for More Growth

Quest Aircraft delivered 32 Kodiak 100 turboprop singles last year, two more than in 2014. “We have experienced solid growth both geographically and in a range of market segments,” said Quest president Sam Hill. “North America and Asia were strong markets for us last year, and we continue to increase our production as demand for a versatile aircraft like the Kodiak grows.”...

Could Russia's Frigate Ecojet take on Airbus and Boeing?

The design and manufacture of large commercial aircraft is one of the world's most challenging industries. Two aviation giants dominate the field: U.S.-based Boeing and European consortium Airbus. So can a Russian upstart succeed in its goal of redefining the market with a new aircraft concept whose unique characteristics place it in a category of its own? The new manufacturer is Mosc...

Terrafugia's flying car model has been approved for tests in US airspace

First announced back in 2013, with an upgraded prototype unveiled earlier this year, Terrafugia's TF-X flying car is about as close as the world’s gotten to our collective dream of someday commuting via cloud alleys. And now the Massachusetts-based aircraft company has hit its next big milestone - the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given it special permission to run in-a...

A321neo takes to the sky for the first time

Largest of Airbus’ best-selling single aisle with new engine option starts flight tests. The first A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight on February 9th from Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, registration D-AVXB, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Martin Scheuermann and Bernardo Saez Benito Hernandez. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Test...

Michelin Will Equip the Boeing 777-300ER on the Final Assembly Line

Michelin announced today that beginning in July 2016, it will be the sole source tire supplier for the main landing gear on the final assembly line for the Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range), the 777-200LR (Long Range) and the 777 Cargo. As a result, this long-haul aircraft, which can transport 400 passengers on flights covering distances of up to 7370 nautical miles (13,650 km), will be fitted wit...

Insignia indicates RAM is 737 Max customer

Royal Air Maroc appears to have selected the Boeing 737 Max for its fleet, according to customer insignia on the airframer’s first flight-test aircraft. The initial 737 Max 8 carried out its maiden flight at the end of January. Its livery featured 58 logos along its fuselage from Max customers, not all of which have been formally listed in Boeing’s backlog data for the type....

Boeing Supports ICAO Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standard

"Boeing commends the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) for reaching agreement on the first global standard for aircraft carbon-dioxide emissions. This standard represents more than six years of work by a group of international experts from ICAO member states, industry and non-governmental organizations. "Boeing is fu...

Haters, shhhhh! The V-22 Osprey is an unbelievably accomplished aircraft

The V-22 Osprey was once considered a true “ugly duckling”, one of a number of platforms and systems that were too costly, performed badly and even posed a danger to their users.   Without question, designing, building and operating a platform that could fly like an airplane and take off and land like a helicopter was a challenging endeavor. So much so that it took several d...

Customizing the Interiors of 2019's Gulfstream G600 Jet

For many, private flying exists as an aspirational dream—one without lines or shoe removal or cramped seating. A bulk of this travel, in reality, stands as a tool for businesses that require their employees to hop across the globe frequently. Beyond the lack of queues at terminals, there are plenty of inherent benefits—from a much less challenging level of pressurization to substantial...

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Airbus Orders & Deliveries July 2020

Airbus 2020 gross orders by July 31st totalled 369 aircraft with net orders, after cancellations, of 302 aircraft. The Company registered four new orders in July 2020. During the month, 49&nbs...

New Flagship of the best-selling turboprop family - Beechcraft King Air 360

Welcome the next generation of egendary King Air turboprop family - the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockp...

A unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED - for the best-selling light jet in the market

Welcome a unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED , which is also available for retrofit, through a partnership with umlaut and Aerolite. Embraer and umlaut are jointly developing and certif...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced VisionAir, a revolutionary ownership program for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey program, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a V...

Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...

First delivery of Liebherr-Aerospace stand-alone electronics systems

The Liebherr Team has reached a major milestone with the delivery of the first engineering prototypes of the Nose Wheel Steering Remote Electronics Unit for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Main Gear Ste...

New collaboration for Supersonic Overture engine program design - Boom Supersonic and Rolls-Royce

Boom Supersonic and Rolls-Royce announced an engagement agreement to explore the pairing of a Rolls-Royce propulsion system with Boom's flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture. The g...

SpaceShipTwo Cabin Interior revealed by Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic revealed the cabin interior of its first SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity. Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts around the world, now have the opportunity to explore the...

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EASA approves Airbus maintenance Synchronous Distance Learning

To support Airbus customers and offer them the opportunity to optimise this period of travel restrictions, Airbus Training Services has set up and obtained EASA-approval for a “Synchronous...

STC for IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle System for Beechcraft King Air 300 series

Innovative Solutions & Support has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its groundbreaking ThrustSense® Autothrottle system for the Beechcraft King Air 300 series turboprops eq...

Ansat flights started in Mexico

Flights of Ansat light multipurpose helicopter owned by the Mexican company Craft Avia Center started in Guadalajara.  Ansat helicopter has been supplied by Russian Helicopter Systems compan...

Airbus proposes MEDEVAC conversion of passenger aircraft

A multi-functional team composed of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters has proposed a solution to quickly convert passenger aircraft into a Medical-Evacuation...

Bell celebrated grand opening of New Facility in Wichita

Bell Textron officially opened of the new Bell facility in Wichita, Kansas, where the company will support multiple Bell programs and business areas, including Engineering, Supply Chain, Professi...

Preliminary results of MC-21-300 tests on engines protection against water penetration summed up

Irkut Corporation summarized the preliminary results of MC-21-300 aircraft ground testing, which confirmed the possibility of operating the aircraft in presence of water on runway.  During the pe...

BelugaXL enters into service in Getafe

The BelugaXL recently expanded its operational reach by adding Airbus’ facility in Getafe, Spain to its network. This aircraft “no.2” – the second to fly – is working alo...