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KAI conducts maiden flight of KT-100 ab initio trainer

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has conducted the first flight of its KT-100 aircraft, the ab initio trainer variant of the KC-100 Naraon light aircraft. The flight took place on 5 October from KAI’s Sacheon factory, and last about one hour and twenty minutes, KAI says in a statement. T...

Russia has offered Egypt the helicopters developed for the Mistral

Russia has offered the helicopters developed for the Mistral to Egypt, which intends to purchase from France the helicopter carriers built for the Russian Navy, said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec Corporation. “If Egypt decides to acquire the Mistral ships, then of course we will offer them...


Technodinamika plans to be involved in the collaborative effort to build Russo-Chinese aircraft

Analysts at Technodinamika assume that the parts and components market for the Russo-Chinese wide-body aircraft project will grow to RUB 98.7 billion by 2020.  The holding company is set to join the collaborative effort to build a Russo-Chinese long-range wide-body aircraft that is being developed in conjunction between Chinese COMAC and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Today Technodinamik...

Boeing Wins 182 Commercial Plane Orders in Third Quarter, Delivers 580

Boeing Co booked 182 commercial aircraft orders in the third quarter and delivered a record 580 planes, putting it on track to easily hit its delivery target for the year and keep its title as the world's biggest plane maker. However, Boeing's order tally, released Thursday, remained far below arch-rival Airbus Group. Boeing has booked 507 orders this year, compared with 875 for Ai...

Brégier: Airbus confident of A320neo delivery in 2015

Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier is confident the European manufacturer will meet a year-end deadline to bring its A320neo into commercial service. The statement followed last week’s “minor damage” to one of the test aircraft’s engines. MSN6101, the first A320neo prototype equipped with Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G, was affected. The A320neo test plane wa...

Latvia Buys 3 TPS-77 Multi-Role Radars from Lockheed Martin

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia and Lockheed Martin signed a contract for three TPS-77 Multi-Role Radars (MRR) for use in air surveillance and to complement radar assets already in place. "Purchase of "TPS-77" MRRs will mean a huge investment in the strengthening of defence capabilities of National Armed Forces and gives us the chance to act accor...

China's Exim Bank Offers Lending Facility To Comac

China Import and Export Bank has signed an initial deal to provide a lending facility of up to CNY50 billion yuan (USD$7.87 billion) to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac). The move has pushed up the Chinese state policy bank's total outstanding loans to Comac to around CNY4.4 billion yuan. Comac makes both the ARJ21 regional jet and the larger C919 which it hopes could even...

Bell Helicopter expands Service Facility network in Germany

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces today that it is adding Agrarflug Helilift, located in Ahren, Germany, to its Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility network. With thirty years of experience in the industry, Agrarflug Helilift is an established operator with over 40 helicopters in its fleet and offers charter services, aircraft maintenance and training ...

CityJet poised to order Superjets

Irish regional carrier CityJet is close to finalising an order for 15 Sukhoi Superjets to replace BAE Systems Avro RJ85s, sources familiar with the matter have indicated. The deal, which also spans options for additional Superjets, will be confirmed at the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) general assembly being held in Berlin between 13 and 15 October, say sources. Earlie...

Taranis to enter third testing phase

The UK’s BAE Systems Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator will carry out a third phase of flight tests towards the end of the year, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. The test programme had gone quiet after two phases of testing in Woomera in Australia, but it will now continue for one more phase to develop technology that could be incorporated into a future combat a...

Lockheed reaffirms F-35 production target despite supplier statement

Lockheed Martin has re-affirmed the full-rate production goal for the F-35 programme remains 17 aircraft per month, despite a supplier’s statement on 7 October that it is significantly less. Full rate production volume is factored into the production learning curves that drive Lockheed’s cost reduction targets for the F-35. In the early years of the programme, Lockheed expected to b...

SNC's updated Dream Chaser to resume flight tests

Sierra Nevada Corporation is preparing its full-scale Dream Chaser engineering test vehicle for the second round of atmospheric free-flight flight testing, and the reusable spacecraft is scheduled for delivery to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Test Centre in California by early 2016. The company has been enhancing the test vehicle since its first free-flight in October 2013, which ended in a cra...

Airbus Helicopters to begin Arrano tests for H160 shortly

Airbus Helicopters will shortly begin trials on its Dynamic Helicopter Zero test rig of the first pair of Turbomeca Arrano engines destined for the H160 programme. Following recent delivery of the two 1,100-1,300shp (820-969kW) turboshafts to the airframer’s Marignane facility in the south of France, they were briefly installed on the second H160 prototype for ground evaluations, says Aur...

Boeing expects to reach production rate of 18 Poseidons a year in 2016

Boeing expects to reach the full production rate of 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft a year in 2016 as Australia gets ready to accept the first of eight of the type on order. Components of the RAAF’s first P-8A are already in production with the fuselage for ‘Aussie 01’ due to begin final assembly in early 2016 and the first flight expected mid-year. Australi...

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Need the fastest speeds available - choose LuxStream connectivity service for business aircraft

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Plans to Open SpaceJet Montreal Center

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced plans to establish their footprint in the Montreal region of Quebec, Canada. Having launched the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft earlier...

Three Airbus H135s ordered by Romanian Ministry of Interior for air medical services

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search...

A need for over 39,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years

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First of Three Global 6000 joined Luftwaffe Fleet

First of three Global 6000 business jets delivered to Germany’s air force, Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe, a longtime Bombardier aircraft operator, will use the Global 6000...

50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500

Time to celebrate! 50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500!  Textron Aviation Citation family represents the most-popular line of business jets with more than...

Earn While Learning - check out Piper Aircraft Apprenticeship Program

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Strategic Boeing and Safran investment in Electric Power Systems

A joint Boeing and Safran investment was announced today.  The investment in Electric Power Systems will support on-demand mobility efforts, development of industrial base and adva...