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Airbus Faces A380 Test as Singapore Weighs Lease Renewal: Banker

Airbus faces a double test of confidence in the A380 superjumbo in the coming months as Singapore Airlines ponders whether to renew its first lease while the planemaker seeks to bolster new sales, a leading industry banker said. The Southeast Asian airline was the first to fly the world...

Rolls-Royce signs TotalCare Flex Agreement with AerCap and South African Airlines

Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AerCap and South African Airways for TotalCare Flex. Rolls-Royce will support Trent 500 engines for three AerCap Airbus A340’s operated by South African Airways with TotalCare Flex, which is designed for owners and operators of mat...


Alcoa Signs Contract with Airbus for High-Tech, Multi-Material Fastening Systems

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has signed an approximately $1 billion contract with Airbus for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems. The deal is Alcoa’s largest fastener contract ever with the aircraft manufacturer. Alcoa’s fasteners fly on every Airbus platform. “Alcoa is proud to partner with Airbus to provide breakthrough technologies for some of...

Rolls-Royce to invest over one-half billion dollars to transform Indianapolis facilities

Today, Rolls-Royce announced the company will invest nearly $600 million to modernize its manufacturing operations in Indianapolis and to conduct technology research, ensuring that Indiana remains a leader in the aerospace industry for decades to come. The modernization plan will enable the company to become more competitive by replacing outdated facilities and accelerating the introduction of...

Airbus flies past Boeing with 875 plane orders

Airbus said it won orders for a further 121 aircraft last month, including the sale of 110 A321neo jets to low-cost carrier Wizz Air, taking the number of gross orders for the first nine months of the year to 875 planes. The European planemaker said on Monday that it delivered 446 aircraft to customers between January and September, including 19 Airbus A380 superjumbos. Net orders after canc...

ANALYSIS: Predator training demand continues in New Mexico

The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator unmanned air vehicles are the backbone of the US Air Force unmanned surveillance fleet, and their use in multiple theatres demands a robust training schedule. This is primarily carried out at Holloman AFB in New Mexico, a south west desert location that allows the UAVs to dominate the skies for some 12h every day. This facil...

China MoT acquires 8 S-76D™ helicopters for rescue operations

The China Ministry of Transport (MOT) today accepted delivery of its final two S-76D™ helicopters in a ceremony at Sikorsky Aircraft’s commercial helicopter center. The MOT’s helicopter fleet, which is the foundation of China's airborne search and rescue (SAR) maritime operations, now totals 16 S-76® helicopters, eight of which are S-76D aircraft.  In December 201...

The visionary rebuilding GE from scratch to become a digital powerhouse

After 14 years at the helm, can Jeff Immelt pull off the digital transformation of the global industrial giant? An aircraft powered by one of its engines takes off somewhere in the world every two seconds. In the US, six of its light bulbs are sold every second. It employs more than 300,000 people in 175 countries. And it is the only company to have been a member of the Dow Jones’ inde...

Final Vulcan bomber flight: Crowds urged to stay away from XH558's farewell

Police warn the very last flights by the only airworthy Avro Vulcan may have to be cancelled if crowds ignore warnings to stay away from its home airport. The final flights of Britain's last airworthy Vulcan bomber may have to be cancelled because of fears a huge influx of sightseers will create havoc on roads around its home airport. Police have warned the charity which plans to stage t...

Russian air force using laser-guided KH-29L missiles in Syria

The Russian air force is using KH-29L air-to-surface laser-guided missiles in Syria, the RIA news agency reported on Sunday, citing Colonel Igor Klimov, an air force spokesman. The high-precision missiles are being used by Su-34 and Su-24 aircraft, Klimov said. On Saturday, Russia said it would step up its air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakenin...

Russia May Deliver 5 SSJ-100 Planes to Irish CityJet Airline

A branch of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation is negotiating the delivery of 5 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100)aircraft to the Irish CityJet airline, a number of sources familiar with the deal said Sunday. A source close to Russia's Trade and Industry Ministry confirmed the information to RIA Novosti. On Friday, Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov s...

ANALYSIS: Will Boeing's next aircraft be an oval or a circle?

With speculation continuing about Boeing's plans for its future aircraft development programme, two reports now predict that the airframer's next clean-sheet design will feature the aviation novelty of an oval fuselage cross-section. Most recently, Merrill Lynch analyst and former Boeing applied research scientist Ron Epstein published a report for investors earlier this month, saying B...

ANALYSIS: USAF crash marks sixth hull loss for C-130J

The fatal accident involving a US Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin C-130J in Afghanistan on 2 October is the sixth hull loss to have involved a “Super Hercules”, and the first in which US personnel have died. Eleven people – the tactical transport’s six-person crew and five civilians – were killed when the aircraft crashed, reportedly shortly after taking off fro...

'Impossible' to replace Western Superjet suppliers: SJI chief

It would not be feasible to replace North American and European suppliers with Russian ones on the Sukhoi Superjet programme, in the view of the executive charged with leading Western sales campaigns for the regional airliner. Citing recertification costs and the risk of damage to the brand, SuperJet International (SJI) chief executive Nazario Cauceglia concludes: "This possibility is impo...

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Rebranded, new name, still well known quality of services - TAG Maintenance Services

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1,000th Super Puma helicopter delivered

Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 1,000th Super Puma helicopter: a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to s...

First A330neo in Hi Fly livery delivered

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Meet Dassault Falcon 8X, 900LX Trijets at RUBAE 2019

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Gulfstream East Campus at Savannah is now open

A ribbon was cuted during the opening ceremony at new Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. MRO facility at company headquarters in Savannah. The Gulfstream East Campus, opened to accommodate...

Australia got new Textron Aviation parts facility

New Textron Aviation aircraft parts warehouse is opened in Australia!  This allows to assure the support of business jets, turboprops and piston aircraft fleet. The parts warehouse...

Airspace Connected Experience: Pioneering Internet of Things in the aircraft cabin

Did you think about how fast the flying passenger connected experience is changing: improving, offering more opportunities and better services? Airbus A350-900 Flight Lab aircraft started...

Look at the First Fiji Airways A350 XWB rolled out of paint shop

Fiji Airways’ first A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse featuring the airline’s signature livery. The aircraft, an A350-900 leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises...

Sonaca 200 delivered to AYJET, order for 12 additional aircraft

Congratulations! First Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro delivered to AYJET last Saturday, September 7! This was the first of the six Sonaca 200 ordered by AYJET in August 2018. On deliver...

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

No need to discuss or explain why the speed of In-flight connectivity is so important, especialy in business aviation. United States customers will be the first lucky ones to have the acces to th...

Azul First E195-E2 - a reason to celebrate for Embraer, Azul, AerCap and Pratt & Whitney

September 12 2019 a special ceremony at Embraer main facility in São José dos Campos was dedicated to the delivery of first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E...