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Irkut Corporation is interested in deliveries of MS-21 aircraft to Brazil

Irkut Corporation is interested in starting deliveries of the latest MS-21 airliners to Brazil as well as launching production of the jet’s components in this country, RIA Novosti reports with reference to press-services of VEB and Irkut Corporation. “Irkut Corporation is entering Lat...

Diamond prepares first DA62 piston twins for service entry

Diamond Aircraft is preparing to deliver the first DA62 piston-twins in October, to two unnamed German owners. The first four customer aircraft – serial numbers 5 to 9 – are destined for European operators, says Christian Dries, chief executive of the Austrianairframer. Serial nu...


SWISS Makes An Entrance With AIM Altitude

The welcoming entrance to the new SWISS B777-300 ER, engineered and manufactured by AIM Altitude, is already a recognisable image, despite the fact that the first of the nine new aircraft is not due to be delivered until January 2016. The composite, backlit panels are controlled by AIM Altitude Autonomous-Lighting-Dimmer (ALD) and are among the first airline applications of the new Sabic Lexan...

Hexcel Prepares for More Composites in Commercial Aircraft

Carbon fiber supplier Hexcel Composites is preparing for a predicted increase in composites demand, as current programs see production accelerate and as future commercial aircraft require more parts made of the material. Plans call for Hexcel’s new $174 million factory in Péage-de-Roussillon, France, to begin supplying material to Airbus and Safran early in 2018. The company m...

Boeing Proposes New Life, Lethality for F-15C Fighter

Boeing is proposing an “F-15 2040C” series of upgrades that would extend the life of the fourth-generation F-15C air superiority fighter to complement the fifth-generation F-22 Raptor. The 2040 version would double to 16 the number of air-to-air missiles the fighter carries, extend its range and improve its lethality and survivability with upgraded electronics. An F-15 2040C wo...

Source Selection 'Soon' for America’s New Stealthy Bomber

The long and stealthy shadow of the U.S. Air Force Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) program hung over last week’s AFA Conference. Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) Dr. William Laplante said, “Everything is going well, and source selection will be soon.” But he declined to repeat a briefing on the almost-entirely-classified program th...

FLYING Smart’s New UK Base Supports its Role as a Daher TBM Authorized Distributor

Daher today congratulated FLYING Smart on the opening of its new operations base at London-Biggin Hill Airport in the United Kingdom, which will serve the company’s role as a recently-appointed authorized distributor for Daher’s TBM family of very fast turboprop aircraft. The facility’s inauguration was held in conjunction with the Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD) even...

NHI delivers 15th NH90 NFH Caiman Marine to the French Navy

The French Navy took delivery of its 15th NH90 NFH “Caiman Marine” helicopter.  In this standard, the NH90 NFH “Caiman” offers better radar performances in rough sea while the mission system is fitted with an advanced sonar for better submarine detection and classification. The addition of a Digital Map Generator facilitates the mission preparation and execution....

Gulfstream names B.Durrence new Engineering VP

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Brian Durrence vice president of Engineering. He reports to Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. A 25-year Gulfstream veteran, Durrence started with the company as a structural engineer in 1990 and rose through the ranks to project engineer and project engineering manager before becoming chief engineer in 2010. Du...

China conducts test flight of world's fastest aircraft

China may have recently conducted a successful test of the fastest hypersonic aircraft in the world, reports Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao. According to a report released on the official website of state-owned aerospace and defense giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), one of its test flight centers has completed an initial test flight on an unspecified high-altitude, super-fas...

Russian Helicopters to deliver 2 Mi-171 helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has signed a contract with China General Aviation Service Co. Ltd. The two Mi-171 helicopters will be delivered in 2016. Mi-171 helicopters are operated successfully across China, in particular in places with challenging topographies and harsh climates. They are used in a variety of cargo transport operations – delivering medicines, h...

Kuwait signs for supply of 28 Eurofighter Typhoons

The State of Kuwait has become the newest member of the Eurofighter Typhoon community, signing an MoU for 28 of the fighters, worth up to €8bn. Kuwait has signed an agreement with Eurofighter partner Italy (Finmeccania SpA, through its subsidiary Alenia Aermacchi), to buy 28 Eurofighter Typhoons - with training, weapons and support - at a cost of up to €8 billion. It is the first...

Norway, Australia formalise F-35 anti-ship missile cooperation

The governments of Norway and Australia have formalised their agreement for Australia to participate in the development of the Joint Strike Missile for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The Joint Strike Missile – JSM – is being developed by Norway’s Kongsberg Defence Systems as a long-range maritime strike missile that can be carried in the F-35’s internal weapons bays. The...

Iran Plans Airbus, Boeing Purchases Under Finance Deals

Iran plans to buy Airbus and Boeing passenger planes through long-term payment agreements once a nuclear accord with world powers is implemented, the transport minister said. Iran desperately wants to upgrade its ageing fleet, which has been hamstrung by nuclear-related and other sanctions, making even spare parts precariously difficult to source. To purchase new planes, "our negotiatio...

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Single engine TH-119 helicopter obtains FAA IFR certification

TH-119 became the first and only IFR certified single engine helicopter in decades, congratulations! Now pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions...

New Heights in the Heart of the Swiss Alps

A landing of the largest business jet in Gstaad’s Saanen airport, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, is it possible? With Global 7500 aircraft the answer is quite clear - yes. This is one...

The acquisition of Aersud Elicotteri helps strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint

One more step to help strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint in Italy has been made - the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. The comp...

300 deliveries milestone for Challenger 350 Aircraft

Faster than Any Other Medium or Large Jet in History  Challenger 350 have reached an amazing milestone - 300 deliveries! This landmark comes as the Challenger 350 jet was r...

Airbus expands its aircraft deliveries using sustainable jet fuel blends

One of main problems all possible sides are discussing - how to minimize air transportation impact on environmental. Main manufacturers have confirmed their commitment to work on this cause during lat...

Qatar Airways $1 billion order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft

Qatar Airways announced a significant order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft during a ceremony at the White House on 9 July 2019 that was witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir...

Strata Plus launched to expand facility for Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly

The new production facility in Al Ain will replicate Boeing Salt Lake City 787 vertical fin assembly line for the vertical fin program  Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero struct...

First order for Bombardier Global 5500 is secured

Bombardier announced the first order for a Global 5500 aircraft is secured.It will be operated from the West Coast of the United States. This transaction is valued at $46 million U...

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Small, but so important nowadays - new, powerful USB charger for aircraft

If we ask you to name a small, always invisible but very important detail, device if you want, necessary in every aircraft cockpit? Second clue - a must be to keep working a tablet or mobile device......

Single engine TH-119 helicopter obtains FAA IFR certification

TH-119 became the first and only IFR certified single engine helicopter in decades, congratulations! Now pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions...

300th Jet ConneX System installed for Customer Satisfaction

300th aircraft with Jet ConneX... it is a milestone, an achievement, a reason to celebrate and to talk more about that revolutionary inflight broadband service. According to Inmarsat, own...

Get ready For Launch of Lightweight Pathfinder Prop

Hartzell Propeller is developing and launching the lightweight Pathfinder composite three-blade constant speed propeller, in close cooperation with CubCrafters and Lycoming Engines. CubCrafters i...

Speed meets adventure at Daher’s EAA AirVenture exhibit

Can't wait for the EAA AirVenture? Let us give you more details from Daher! Get ready to aviation adventure with family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft! Together with the Kodiak 1...

Flying cars are coming to GCC

As we've reminded already quite often, the future is already right here, right around the corner. Flying cars are becoming a reality, almost an usual thing to see. Last year PAL-V introduced...

New Heights in the Heart of the Swiss Alps

A landing of the largest business jet in Gstaad’s Saanen airport, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, is it possible? With Global 7500 aircraft the answer is quite clear - yes. This is one...