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Concerning changes to the MRJ first flight schedule

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today jointly announced that the companies have changed the first flight schedule of the first flight test aircraft of the MRJ(Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet, because of the need for repair...

Falcon 5X Timing Still Unclear, as New Engine Issue Surfaces

During a meeting today with AJPAE, the French association of aerospace journalists, Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier said he is “still waiting for a new calendar from Snecma,” regarding delays with the Falcon 5X's engines.“Snecma is facing some diffi...


Korea's unmanned systems suppliers produce Global Hawk components

During the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, Northrop Grumman Corporation and its supplier partners celebrated the first component parts manufactured in the Republic of Korea for the country's RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Global Hawk provides valuable wide-area intelligence gathering capabilities to military commanders. Firstec and Korea Jig and...

Bell Helicopter appoints L.Atherton as executive vice president of military business

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced that Lisa Atherton has been named executive vice president of military business. In this role, Atherton will be responsible for providing strategic direction, overall management and performance for all government programs and business development efforts. Atherton succeeds Mitch Snyder who was recently appointed Bell Helicopter president and...

Lockheed Martin receives $176m from USAF for sensor-enhanced sniper pods

Lockheed Martin received $176.1 million in contracts from the U.S. Air Force for Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod-Sensor Enhancement (ATP-SE) production and upgrade kits that will convert Sniper ATPs to the ATP-SE configuration. Sniper ATP-SE has improved sensors, a two-way datalink and algorithms that increase air-to-ground, air-to-air and maritime targeting capability. Upgrade kits consist of li...

Boeing Books 20 737 MAX Orders from Oman Air, Six Cancellations

Boeing Co said on Thursday it booked 20 firm orders for its 737 MAX single-aisle aircraft from Oman Air SAOC, an order that nearly doubles the airline's 737 fleet. Oman Air's order includes conversions of six 737 NG planes to 737 MAX jets, for a net gain of 14 in Boeing's order book. Boeing and rival Airbus are battling for market share in the large single-aisle market. Boei...

First C919 to Roll Off Production Line in November - Sources

China's first home-made C919 prototype aircraft will official roll off the final assembly line at COMAC's Shanghai factory on November 2 and show to the world, people familiar with the plan said Wednesday in Nanjing. According to the new plan, the C919 could make its first test flight in Shanghai around the third quarter of 2017, with probability of another delay in 2017, said Wang...

Airbus Awards Eight Best in Class Suppliers of the Year

Airbus acknowledged eight suppliers’ outstanding contribution and presented them with Best in Class 2015 Partner Awards. The awards, split into three categories - Best Performer, Innovation and Support - distinguish the outstanding contributions from the selected partners in the areas of aerostructure and material, systems & equipment - cabin and propulsion and general procurement. Th...

Long-range Superjet starts fatigue-testing programme

Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute has commenced fatigue testing on the long-range version of Sukhoi’s Superjet 100. The testing is intended to confirm the type’s design life of 54,000 cycles and 70,000h. Sukhoi’s civil aircraft division puts the current confirmed service life at 6,000 cycles and 9,000h. Chief designer Vladimir Lavrov says the tests at the M...

ANALYSIS: Piaggio moves from transformation to consolidation

It has been a busy 30 months for Piaggio Aerospace. Since breaking into the defence market with the unveiling of its unmanned P.1HH HammerHead surveillance platform at the 2013 Paris Air Show, the Italian airframer has opened a plush new factory and switched chief executives. It has severed the remaining financial link with the Ferrari family who helped rescue the company in the late 1990s, and be...

Triumph Group announces acquisition of Fairchild Controls Corporation

Triumph Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Fairchild Controls Corporation, a leading provider of proprietary thermal management systems, auxiliary power generation systems and related aftermarket spares and repairs, from Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. The acquired business, which is based in Frederick, Maryland, will operate as Triumph Thermal Systems -Maryland and be included in t...

Boeing profit rises 25% as it delivers more jets

Aircraft maker Boeing has reported a 25% rise in quarterly profit, helped by an increase in deliveries of commercial aircraft. The world's largest maker of passenger jets earned $1.70bn (£1.1bn) for the July-to-September period, up from $1.36bn a year ago. Revenue rose by about 9% to $25.85bn, with commercial aircraft deliveries up 7% to 199. The Chicago-based company also...

Airbus gets patent for 'Concorde-2'

Airbus received a patent for a "rocket motor"-propelled aircraft that would have the capability of carrying passengers from New York to London in 60 minutes.  The U.S. government approved Airbus' patented design in July that would travel at speeds of up to 4.5 times the speed of sound. This would be three times as fast as the speed of the original Concorde jet, which was...

Bell Helicopter seals deal with AMGH for 8 bell 206-4S

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the sale of eight Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH). AMGH is one of the largest independent providers of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world, and the aircraft will be configured for HEMS missions and operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, an AMGH subsidiary. Deliveries are scheduled to begin next year. The contr...

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

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First autonomous aircraft test in Brazil by Embraer and Ufes

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European certification granted to Gulfstream G500TM

Amazing news for Gulfstream right before NBAA-BACE - European certification granted to Gulfstream G500TM! That means that the aircraft can be delivered to European customers and the way for Europ...

New MTU Aero Engines high-tech test center for engine parts in Munich

MTU Aero Engines has built a new test center for engine parts on its Munich premises, investing an amount of more than 25 million euros in a new building and the most advanced test equipment. After tw...

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...