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ANALYSIS: Piaggio moves from transformation to consolidation

It has been a busy 30 months for Piaggio Aerospace. Since breaking into the defence market with the unveiling of its unmanned P.1HH HammerHead surveillance platform at the 2013 Paris Air Show, the Italian airframer has opened a plush new factory and switched chief executives. It has severed the rema...

Triumph Group announces acquisition of Fairchild Controls Corporation

Triumph Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Fairchild Controls Corporation, a leading provider of proprietary thermal management systems, auxiliary power generation systems and related aftermarket spares and repairs, from Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. The acquired business, which is...


Boeing profit rises 25% as it delivers more jets

Aircraft maker Boeing has reported a 25% rise in quarterly profit, helped by an increase in deliveries of commercial aircraft. The world's largest maker of passenger jets earned $1.70bn (£1.1bn) for the July-to-September period, up from $1.36bn a year ago. Revenue rose by about 9% to $25.85bn, with commercial aircraft deliveries up 7% to 199. The Chicago-based company also...

Airbus gets patent for 'Concorde-2'

Airbus received a patent for a "rocket motor"-propelled aircraft that would have the capability of carrying passengers from New York to London in 60 minutes.  The U.S. government approved Airbus' patented design in July that would travel at speeds of up to 4.5 times the speed of sound. This would be three times as fast as the speed of the original Concorde jet, which was...

Bell Helicopter seals deal with AMGH for 8 bell 206-4S

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the sale of eight Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH). AMGH is one of the largest independent providers of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world, and the aircraft will be configured for HEMS missions and operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, an AMGH subsidiary. Deliveries are scheduled to begin next year. The contr...

Upgrade brings new capabilities to Falcon 900A and B Operators

Dassault Aviation has introduced a new avionics upgrade that will provide Falcon 900A and B operators with a range of important operational benefits, including an enhanced air traffic management capability and more reliable, cost-effective component offerings. Known as “Falcon Select II”, the upgrade will enable operators to take advantage of next-generation ATM features such as ADS...

Boeing Officially Opens Advanced Research Center in Missouri

Focus will be on developing new systems technologies Boeing yesterday opened its new research and technology center in St. Louis. The facility will serve as the company's regional hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in systems technology. Boeing leaders joined local dignitaries and employees for a ribbon cutting and tours of...

Ascent Aerospace Produces Lay-up Tools for A350 XWB Composite Wing Skins

Coast Composites LLC, an Ascent Aerospace company, has been contracted to produce a sixth set of wing skin molds for the Airbus A350 XWB. Following Coast Composites’ delivery of the first set for the A350-1000 in May, Airbus announced the completion of the first production wings in August. Ascent Tooling Group, comprised of Coast Composites and sister companies Odyssey Industrie...

Selex advances M-345 cockpit development

Selex ES is progressing with the development of a next-generation cockpit for Alenia Aermacchi’s M-345 jet trainer, says Fabrizio Boggiani, director of marketing and sales at the company’s Airborne & Space Systems division. The development activity includes a new mission computer, along with an enhanced head-up display and contemporary multi-function displays, plus the capabilit...

Dassault Falcon Service Breaks Ground on Bordeaux-Mérignac Maintenance Facility

Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, recently began work on a new maintenance facility in Bordeaux-Mérignac to expand its Falcon overhaul capability. Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman/CEO and Jean Kayanakis, General Manager, Dassault Falcon Service, were present at the groundbreaking ceremony, which was also attended by a large number of elected offic...

Alenia Aermacchi outlines performance boost for C-27J

Alenia Aermacchi plans to introduce a widespread package of enhancements to its C-27 Spartan medium transport, which will become the baseline standard for the type from late 2017. The aircraft will gain winglets – which were unveiled earlier this year and are now nearing final configuration – and uprated Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines, increasing maximum take-off weight by 700kg (1,540...

ANALYSIS: Boeing and Airbus up the ante in China

Apart from the centre, Boeing will also broaden collaboration with supplier and potential rival AVIC and launch an initiative to develop biofuel from Chinese agricultural waste. All three initiatives were announced as part of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit on 23 September to Boeing’s widebody assembly complex in Everett, Washington. Boeing’s new facility in China will be...

Type certificate for Mi-38 helicopter will be received in December

Certification testing of Mi-38 medium helicopter is being completed, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to a source close to the military-industrial sector. «Type certificate for Mi-38 helicopter will be received in December 2015. The “B” Category type certificate will be issued for Mi-38; the document allows transportation of cargo,» the source said....

A “boomerang”-UAV developed by Samara State Aerospace University was showcased at the “Innovation day” held in Yekaterinburg

The multi-role UAV, which is able to return to its starting point in case of navigation system failure, was showcased at the “Innovation day of the Central Military District” held in Yekaterinburg, TASS reports. “The UAV’s weight is just 4 kg, it is made of fiberglass. One of its major features is the fact that it cannot get lost. Even in case of failure or loss of conne...

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Pratt & Whitney Invests $30 Million in West Virginia Facility for MRO of PW800 Engines

A $30 million US investment announced by Pratt & Whitney  in its engine services facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of PW800 engines. Specifi...

400th Gulfstream G650 aircraft delivered

Congratulations Gulfstream Aerospace on the delivery milestone - the 400th Gulfstream G650! The record-breaking, ultralong-range extended-range Gulfstream G650ER will be based in the U.S.&nb...

Innovations, tomorrow aircraft, development - meet Mike Ingram from Honeywell Aerospace

As we've states already several times, big events is the best place to meet aviation professionals and to discuss the future of the industry. We had such opportunity during Dubai Airshow, exchangi...

50 Airbus A321XLRs for United Airlines transatlantic route expansion

United Airlines ordered 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it begins to phase out older models and launches an expansion of transatlantic routes from its key U.S. hubs in Newark/New York and Washington D.C...

Dassault Aviation invests Aeronautical Pyrotechnics

Dassault Aviation inaugurated its new pyrotechnic facilities at its Martignas-sur-Jalle site. The inauguration ceremony was led by Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, along with site...

The 100th Airbus A220 aircraft produced - it is airBaltic'

A special ceremony in Mirabel, Canada was dedicated too the celebration - the 100th Airbus A220 aircraft produced! The aircraft, an A220-300, destined for Riga, Latvia-based airBal...

SAS first Airbus A350 XWB is flying home

With the delivery of its first A350-900, AS became the newest operator of this latest generation, highly efficient widebody aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on or...

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The final design features of its SH09 helicopter will be presented at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Kopter continues to expand the performance and flight envelope of the SH09 Prototype 3, while simultaneously increasing flight test activities in the flight test center located at Pozzallo, Sicily. P3...

Aston Martin and Airbus prepare to take to the skies

Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters revealed a new partnership that brings together the best of automotive and aeronautical design. For the past 12 months designers fr...

Best Of What's New in Aerospace Award goes to Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70

Popular Science recognized the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 with a Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace category for 2019. In 2018, Bell received a Best of What’s New Aw...

Pratt & Whitney Invests $30 Million in West Virginia Facility for MRO of PW800 Engines

A $30 million US investment announced by Pratt & Whitney  in its engine services facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of PW800 engines. Specifi...

Ministère des Transports du Québec Became Launch Customer for Viking CL-415 AUP

Viking Air Limited will take care of the Avionics Upgrade Program for eight of Ministère des Transports du Québec Canadair CL-415 aerial firefighters. The contract si...

EHang Debuts In-City Demo Flight for Commercial Sightseeing Operations

EHang announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate to build out an urban air mobility demonstration project in Guangzhou. This is a major miles...

Gulfstream moves EU Parts Distribution Center near Amsterdam

Gulfstream Aerospace has moved its European Customer Support Parts Distribution Center from the London area to near Amsterdam. The new center adjacent to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol houses high-us...