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Russia discusses delivery of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Cambodia

Russia has offered to consider the possibility of procurement of helicopters for civilian purposes, is also discussed the question of sale Phnom Penh Russian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100. This is stated to materials for the upcoming in tovarnik in Phnom Penh talks, which will hold the Prime Minister...

KLM’s Boeing 787 offers new cabins, connectivity

As the latest airline to place Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner into service KLM had the opportunity to revisit its inflight product and set a new course for the airline. It has done precisely that, introducing new products for World Business Class, Economy Comfort (premium economy) and econo...


Embraer Legacy 500 to gain steep approach approvals

Embraer's Legacy 500 is poised to receive approval fromLondon City airport and EASA for steep-approach operations, permitting the midsize business jet to perform approaches at descent angles of up to 5.5°. The eight-seat aircraft, which gained EASA certification a year ago, will be the sixth business jet in Embraer's lineup that is cleared to operate at airports with a ste...

Historic touchdown for Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle

Commercial spaceflight start-up Blue Origin has achieved a historic first by vertically landing and recovering the launcher stage of the New Shepard suborbital system after delivering a payload to space. The successful recovery mission comes seven months after the maiden flight of the rocket, which led to an unsuccessful recovery of the vertical launcher. Several attempts by Elon Musk’...

Flight testing of Yak-152 will be started in summer 2016

Flight testing of Yak-152 light trainer aircraft developed for Russian Aerospace Defense Forces will be started in summer 2016, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to Deputy CEO of Yakovlev Design Bureau on Flight Testing, Hero of Russia, Roman Taskaev. «By the end of first half of 2016 the first vehicle of the type should enter the flight testing stage. Another flying pro...

First RAAF P-8A fuselage in production

Spirit AeroSystems began production of the fuselage for the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for the RAAF last month. The Kansas-based aerostructures company announced on November 20 that it began production work on the 737 military derivative in October, with the first unit scheduled to be delivered to Boeing early next year. “Spirit has a unique...

ATR sees “good future potential” for Australian sales

ATR head of global sales John Moore says large numbers of older aircraft in the 50-70 seat category still in service should support demand for its family of turboprops in the period ahead, particularly in Australia. Moore noted there were about 200 regional aircraft operating in Australia currently, with about 80 per cent of those turboprops. “If you look at the average age of these ai...

Airbus A320neo receives joint EASA and FAA Type Certification

The world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft, the A320neo, has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24th November 2015. The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines. The EASA A320neo type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Di...

Dassault Delivers State-of-the-Art Medevac Falcon to Beijing Red Cross

Dassault Aviation has delivered yesterday a fully outfitted Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center (999). The widebody twinjet is the first fixed wing aircraft in China fully equipped to perform air medevac services. The conversion was performed by Dassault Aircraft Services in Wilmington, Delaware.  The Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft is equippe...

Bombardier says lower jet production to hurt 2016 revenue

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc said lower production of its business jets — Global 5000 and Global 6000 — will drive down revenue in 2016. The company, which is scheduled to hold an investor day on Tuesday, said it expects its liquidity position to be strong in 2016, helped by investments from Quebec pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and the gov...

Boeing, BOC Aviation Announce Order for 22 737s

Deal for 11 Next-Generation 737s and 11 737 MAX 8s fulfills growing customer demand for new technology, fuel efficient airplanes Boeing and BOC Aviation, announced an order for 22 737 airplanes, building on the leasing company's existing order book to fulfill customer demand. The order, consisting of 11 Next-Generation 737-800s and 11 737 MAX 8 airplanes, will be posted to Boeing...

Airbus BizLab global network expands to Bangalore, India

Airbus has inaugurated a BizLab in Bangalore, India, its third after Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany, as part of its strategy to establish a global network of aerospace business accelerators. In parallel, Airbus has opened a first round of applications for start-ups seeking support in the region. Applications are open until December 9th on: www.f6s.com/airbusbizlabbengaluruseason1/apply...

Vintage Boeing B-52 gets new long-range Lockheed cruise missile

The Boeing B-52H is the vintage bomber that just won’t quit, and now the Cold War-era “Stratofortress” is being outfitted with one of America’s newest and longest-range conventional cruise missiles. Lockheed Martin has been put on contract to arm the 54-year-old aircraft – which has outlived many of those who predicted its retirement – with the extended-range...

Chinese firm to receive four KA-32 fire fighting helicopters

China’s Jiangsu Baoli International Investment will take delivery of four Kamov Ka-32A11BC fire fighting helicopters in 2016-2017. The deal was announced in a statement by Russian Helicopters. 'These helicopters are successfully operated in China,” says Russian Helicopters chief executive Alexander Mikheev. “This contract confirms our interest in developing mutually...

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For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

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A new era of AEGEAN with Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

The official presentation of new livery, branding and first of three new generation Airbus A320neo, powered with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines - this is the beginning of new era of gr...

EASA Type Certification granted to A330-800

EASA and FAA have granted joint Type Certificate to A330-800. The aircraft’s certification flight-test campaign was successfully performed by aircraft MSN1888, which completed the programme...

Airbus and the Government of Québec become sole owners of the A220 Programme

Airbus SE, the Government of Québec and  Bombardier Inc.have agreed upon a new ownership structure for the A220 programme, whereby Bombardier transferred its remaining shares in Airbus Can...

MAVERIC revealed by Airbus - blended wing aircraft demonstrator

Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls - MAVERIC, was revealed by Airbus, its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstr...

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Gulfstream to Expand in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand its operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with the construction of a service center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The facility, which will complement...

Swiss Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft powered by GTF engines

SWISS took the delivery of their first Airbus A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. Pratt & Whitney will also provide SWISS with engine maintenance through an...

Ansat supplies to China are ready to start

Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese a...

10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program.&...

Four Cessna Pilot Centers names as 2020 Top Hawks by Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation named four Cessna Pilot Centers to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promot...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

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Major upgrade of the Garmin Pilot app

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