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Liebherr wins further 777X systems package

Boeing has contracted Swiss-headquartered engineering group Liebherr to provide additional equipment for the high-lift system on the in-development 777X. The latest package comprises actuators for the twinjet's flaps at the wings' trailing edges and rigs to test the flight-control equipme...

Lockheed says U.S. approves its $9 billion takeover of Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin Corp said on Thursday that U.S. officials have approved its $9 billion takeover of Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies Corp. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said authorities in Japan and South Korea had a...


MTU and AAR extend cooperation for PW2000 parts supply

MTU Maintenance and AAR have signed a contract that secures for MTU the supply of used material for PW2000 engines over the next five years. Within the framework of a consignment and inventory management agreement, AAR will store all PW2000 used parts at MTU’s facility in Hannover, Germany, which will significantly streamline the logistical processes and improve the turnaround time for PW200...

Egypt to receive 50 helicopters from Russia

Russia has reportedly agreed to sell 50 helicopters to Egypt for the Mistral ships France initially intended to sell Russia. Russian news agency Lenta.ru reports Russia will be supplying Egypt with Ka-52 Alligator family helicopters. Authorities in Moscow say they are not ruling out the delivery of the deck-based version of the helicopters, according to unnamed sources. Interfax re...

KRET: Yak-130 will be able to attack targets from outside the range of enemy air defense systems

Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET, part of Rostec State Corporation) is developing new radar and new electro-optical target acquisition system for Yak-130; the systems should allow the jet to attack targets from outside the range of enemy air defense systems, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Adviser to the First Deputy CEO of KRET (the Russia’s largest holding co...

Glider makes successful first flight, begins journey to 2016 world record flight to 90,000 feet without an engine

The Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space, achieved its successful first flight today in a historic moment about 5,000 feet above Roberts Field, the Redmond Municipal Airport in Oregon. This was the first test flight of the aircraft, which next year will attempt to set a new world altitude record for any airplane. The goal of this project...

Bell Helicopter Prague receives Russian Civil Aviation authority certification

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces today that the Bell Helicopter Prague, Customization and Delivery Center, has received Russian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certification to perform maintenance on Russian registered aircraft. “This is an important milestone for Bell Helicopter Prague,” said Michael Reagan, director, global services at Bell Helicopter. “We a...

Northrop Grumman expands F-35 global supply chain in Europe

Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed a long-term agreement with Norway-based Kitron AS to supply subassembly electronic modules for F-35 Lightning II aircraft avionics. The agreement is effective through June 30, 2036, and includes rights for future extensions. Northrop Grumman developed the Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) avionics for the F-35, a fifth-generation, interna...

Liebherr-Aerospace to supply high-lift actuators for Boeing’s 777X

Boeing has awarded Liebherr-Aerospace another contract for their 777X: the system supplier will deliver all high-lift actuators for the new wide-body aircraft. Relying on its unrivalled experience in high-lift systems and especially in geared rotary actuators for long-range commercial aircraft, Liebherr-Aerospace will not only design, manufacture and service the leading edge actuators, but the com...

Brazil to purchase Pantsir-S1 air defense missile-gun systems worth $500 million

Brazil may purchase Pantsir-S1 air defense missile-gun systems. The contract, which may be signed in 2016, is valued at $500 million, Lenta.ru reports with reference to Ambassador of Brazil to Russia, Antonio José Vallim Guerreiro. According to him, funds for purchasing Russian weapons will be allocated from the country’s budget this year. However, the exact number of the syst...

Saudi's new Hawk trainer makes first flight

The first flight of a new-generation Hawk advanced jet trainer set for Saudi Arabia has made its maiden flight with manufacturer BAE Systems in the UK The aircraft is one of 22 Mk 165 examples on order for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). The debut flight was performed by BAE test pilot Andy Blyth. According to Flightglobal, The Saudi government signed a contract for the type in May 2012 as...

Boeing, COMAC to Jointly Build 737 Plant in China

Boeing Tuesday signed a cooperative document with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) to build a 737 aircraft completion center in China, marking a step forward the cooperation between Boeing and Chinese aircraft manufacturing enterprises. According to the document, Boeing and COMAC will build a joint venture to paint, finish and deliver 737 aircraft to customers, which is the...

Meggitt to acquire composites division of EDAC for $340 m

Meggitt PLC ("Meggitt" or "the Group"), the leading international engineering group specialising in aerospace, defence and energy markets, has agreed to acquire the composites division of EDAC (“the Business”), formerly known as Parkway Aerospace & Defense, from Greenbriar Equity Group and other associated sellers for US$340 million in cash. The Business prod...

Ruslan moves Rolls Royce’s new engine to Airbus facility

Ruslan International has transported Rolls-Royce’s new Trent XWB-97 engine from East Midlands Airport to the Airbus testing facility in Toulouse. The engine is the highest-thrust production engine the manufacturer has ever made from the UK to South West France.  where it will undergo extensive testing. Ruslan used an Antonov AN-124 heavylift aircraft, which was needed ta...

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Happy centenary to GKN Fokker!

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300 deliveries milestone for Challenger 350 Aircraft

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Airbus expands its aircraft deliveries using sustainable jet fuel blends

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Qatar Airways $1 billion order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft

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First ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

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First A330neo operator in the Asia-Pacific - Lion Air

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Happy centenary to GKN Fokker!

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Korean Air Orders 20 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

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Single engine TH-119 helicopter obtains FAA IFR certification

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300th Jet ConneX System installed for Customer Satisfaction

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