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Eighth and final RAAF C-17 delivered

The RAAF officially welcomed its eighth and last Boeing C-17 Globemaster airlifter into service at RAAF Base Amberley on Wednesday. The aircraft, A41-212, landed at Amberley on Monday, with the final delivery marked by a small ceremony at Amberley on Wednesday attended by Minister...

S7 Group owner abandons Transaero deal

S7 Group co-owner Vladislav Filev—who bought 51% of Transaero shares right before authorities pulled its air operator’s certificate—has pulled out of the deal. The official reason given is that Transaero owners failed to consolidate 51% of shares that are free and discharge...


Nextant G90XT certification "imminent"

Nextant Aerospace has completed certification testing of its G90XT twin-engined turboprop, and says US approval for the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 is “imminent”. The programme was launched by Nextant two years ago in partnership with engine manufacturer GE Aviation, with the G90XT having made its first flight in January 2015. The upgraded aircraft features GE H75-10...

ANALYSIS: Boeing damps down expectations for Dubai

Dubai’s last major air show in 2013 set a high bar for order expectations. In the span of less than three hours on the first day of the show, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways signed orders and commitments for a total of 225 777X aircraft.Etihad Airways added another order for 30 787-10s. Not least, Flydubai committed to buy up 100 737 Max and 11 737NGs. If any...

Lockheed, Exechon and Injaz in joint venture for advanced machining technology

Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National and the Swedish technology company Exechon to create a machine technology joint venture, the US defence and aerospace company said yesterday. It is the latest such collaboration between a global defence industry major and local players. Exechon Enterprises will set up an engineering and manufacturing centre for parallel kinema...

Russian Helicopters develops maintenance support for helicopters in Latin America

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) plans to provide after-sales service and maintenance for helicopters operated in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will also offer comprehensive services to expand helicopters' operational capabilities via a modernisation programme incorporating the latest technological solutions, and taking into account the region's rich experience of oper...

ST Aerospace Signs Cabin Reconfiguration Contract With Air Canada

Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) has secured a cabin reconfiguration contract with Air Canada, for eight Airbus A330 aircraft.  The first A330 will be inducted in the third quarter of 2016, with the last aircraft targeted for redelivery by the end of 1Q2017. For each of the eight aircraft, ST Aerospace will be installing additional premium economy seats in the aircraft cabin...

C919 Gets ICBC's Backing in Marketing Globally

ICBC Financial Leasing Co, China's biggest financial leasing company, is to start promoting sales of the domestically built C919 airliner - the narrow-body aircraft being produced by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. The first prototype of the C919, to be used for test flights, was off the assembly line on Monday at COMAC's Shanghai factory. ICBC Financial Leasing is...

Zodiac Aerospace Opens New Facility In Dubai

Zodiac Aerospace Opens New Facility In Dubai – Zodiac Aerospace will inaugurate a new facility ‘Zodiac Aerospace Services Middle East’ on November 9, 2015 during the Dubai Airshow. “The new 4,500 square meters site in Dubai South will allow Zodiac Aerospace Services to better serve its customers in the area, by reinforcing repair and logistics capabilities and short...

ANALYSIS: The crucial decisions facing Airbus over A350 and A380

As Airbus begins assembly of its largest twinjet to date, the A350-1000, it faces a crucial decision about whether to add an even bigger version to its armoury to enable it to go head to head with the Boeing 777-9X. Toulouse’s strategy in the “big-twin” sector is just one of the potentially life-changing decisions it is facing, as the time is coming for it to “put up or...

HAV airship receives helium lift ahead of delayed return to flight

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has inflated its Airlander airship with helium ahead of its highly anticipated, but long delayed, return to flight. Now the airship has been given a lighter-than-air lift, it will undergo ground tests at its Cardington, Bedfordshire base in early 2016, followed by a debut flight in the UK in the first quarter of 2016, the company says. The remainder of 2015 is set t...

Embraer Legacy Midsize Jet Assembly To Start in U.S. in June

Expansion of Embraer Executive Jets' assembly facility in Melbourne, Fla., to accommodate Legacy 450 and 500 production, in addition to the existing Phenom 100 and 300 lines, is well under way and on pace to be completed in the spring, according to facility managing director Phil Krull. The first U.S.-assembled Legacy 450 is expected to enter the initial build station in June, he noted....

Airbus Proves More A400M Capabilities, and Eyes Exports

Airbus Defence & Space reported substantial progress in the flight-testing of functions and capabilities for the A400M airlifter. But negotiations with the seven launch partner nations about amending the contract again will continue into next year. In the past 12 months, Airbus has made provision for losses of €841 million ($925.2 million) on the A400M. At...

Four Yak-152 aircraft will be ready for testing in summer 2016

A pilot batch of Yak-152 trainer aircraft designed for training cadets of the air force academies and DOSAAF will be manufactured by July 2016, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to a source close to the military-industrial sector. “Under a state contract the first four test aircraft must be manufactured by Irkutsk Aviation Plant by June 30th 2016,” the source said. He noted t...

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Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

At Dubai Airshow Boeing and Emirates have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. Emirates had previously...

12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft GECAS order

GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. Th...

CAeS got £9m UK government grant for the development of electric flight

CAeS, a leading aircraft integrator in green commercial aviation, has received the backing of the UK Government for a project to develop electric aviation. Project Fresson has received a grant of &pou...

50 A350XWB order for Emirates signed at Dubai Airshow 2019

Airbus and Emirates Airline have signed a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s - Airbus’ newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at Dubai Airshow 2019 by His Highness Sh...

Airbus - UAE passenger traffic growth, larger international fleet, customer service

UAE air passenger traffic is constantly growing, it means the fleet of aircraft serving this traffic will significantly grow as well. Logical question – how many of new technicians, pilots and m...

Horizon International Flight Academy to become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world

Thanks to the purchase agreement signed today, Horizon International Flight Academy to become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world. Bell Textron will deliver 12...

New level of predictive health management expertise to airlines - Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik

World-class Honeywell Forge analytics available on Lufthansa Technik's AVIATAR platform to drive better decision-making! The collaboration will create a comprehensive data analytics solution fo...

The stage is yours -Leonardo: technologies, innovations and training services

Dubai Airshow stage is waiting for the leading partner of Middle East in the aerospace, defence and security sectors - Leonardo. The company is bringing new technologies and systems and l...

Let's get to know each other better - De Havilland Aircraft Canada

We are curious to find out more, to get know better the company, people working there, motivation and future plans.  Two days before Dubai Airshow 2019 we had the opportunity to get know bet...

Dassault Falcon 8X, 900LX trijets at Dubai Airshow 2019

Only Two days left till Dubai Airshow, so get ready! What you can expect from Dassault Aviation? Here are some details: an ultra-long range large cabin Falcon 8X flagship and super versatile 900L...

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Air France new A350 offers Inmarsat GX Aviation advanced connectivity

Air France’s first Airbus A350, named ‘Toulouse’, was delivered with GX Aviation installed, making inflight broadband solution accessible for passengers travelling on brand...

Ten VRT500 will find new home in Scandinavia

Rostec will supply ten light VRT500helicopters to Scandinavian countries. A corresponding dealership agreement.was signed between VR-Technologies and Rotorcraft Nordic AB...

12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft GECAS order

GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. Th...

Additional 12 cubic feet of storage space for Beechcraft King Air 350

Textron announced a utility nose option for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop, delivering additional capability to the highly versatile platform. The new FAA-certified modification enables an...

Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

At Dubai Airshow Boeing and Emirates have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. Emirates had previously...

Three additional Embraer E195-E2 jets for Air Peace

Embraer announced that Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, has signed a contract for three additional E195-E2s, confirming purchase rights from the original contract, sign...

Air Astana Announce Intent To Buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Air Astana intends to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan, the Kazakh flag carrier and Boeing announced at the Dubai Airshow. The c...