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First Look: KLM's First 787-9 Dreamliner

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines(KLM) today emerged from the final assembly line at Paine Field, Everett. The Dutch carrier published a photo of its first 787-9 Dreamliner via its official Twitter account on Aug. 31, saying "Work in progress: our first Boeing 7...

GKN wins EC approval for Fokker acquisition

The European Commission has given the go-ahead for GKN Aerospace to acquire Fokker Technologies Group. GKN Aerospace announced it planned to buy Fokker Technologies from Arle Capital for €706 million ($780 million) on July 28. The deal has been quickly cleared under the E...


Russian helicopters deliver air strikes against simulated saboteurs in Arctic drills

MOSCOW, September 1. /TASS/. Army aviation helicopters from Russia’s Central Military District have delivered an air strike against a simulated enemy’s sabotage group in the Arctic, District spokesman Yaroslav Roshchupkin told TASS on Tuesday. "Two Mil Mi-8 [NATO reporting name: Hip] military transport helicopters patrolling the designated area detected a sabotage group in off-...

Russia Seeks Accord on New Wide-Body Plane with China This Year

Russia plans to work with China to design and produce a new wide-body aircraft to compete with Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE, aiming to sign a deal by the end of this year, according to a Russian official. Russia is ready to fund the initial stage of the project, which will focus on the design of a new twin-aisle plane, Deputy Industry Minister Andrey Boginsky said in an interview la...

Airbus helicopters name G.Steuer as Head of external communication

Guillaume Steuer is reporting to Vice President of Corporate Communications Yves Barillé and is managing all external communications activities for Airbus Helicopters. Since June 2014, Guillaume Steuer has held the position of Media & Communication Officer with the European Defence Agency in Brussels - Belgium. After obtaining a European diploma of Higher Studies in jour...

Surging E-Jet sales have Embraer mulling production increase

With E-Jet sales outpacing Embraer’s current production levels, the manufacturer will have to consider production increases starting as soon as next year. The Brazilian manufacturer has already sold 131 E-Jets this year (a mix of current generation E-Jets and E2 aircraft) and, though declining to provide a specific number, hints that E-Jet sales could top 150 airc...

Russia's Sukhoi pushes Superjet sales in Asia

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp. is pushing Superjet SSJ100 aircraft sales in Southeast Asia as part of a new strategy to expand its emerging market commercial sector sales by 30%. Following a visit to the region earlier this year by a high ranking Russian delegation, SSJ100s have been delivered to Cambodia, Laos and potentially Vietnam. Vientiane-based Lao Central Airlines will start operations lat...

Embraer expands European sales team

Embraer Executive Jets has appointed Atlas Air Service as an authorised sales representative (ASR) in Europe. The deal with the Germany-based company comprises marketing and sales for Embraer’s entire business jet portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “I would like to welcome Atlas Air Service and its 45 years of expertise in aviation that will support our sales team f...

Saab Signs Contract With Airbus for A321 ACF Door Plug

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with Airbus to become a supplier on the A321 Airbus Cabin Flex Programme. The agreement covers design, development and manufacturing of the Door Plug 3 and Cover Plate. This is Saab’s first design-to-build programme within the Airbus Doors Community and gives Saab a greater role on this fast-growing aviation programme. The fixed Door...

Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd Receives IQS Gold Award From AgustaWestland

Nasmyth Group, a leading global supplier of precision engineering products and services, is delighted to announce that one of its subsidiary businesses, Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd, has received an IQS Gold Award from AgustaWestland, one of the world’s leading helicopter companies. Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd was one of just 18 suppliers selected from the Agust...

Bell 505 Assembly Centre in Lafayette opens

Bell Helicopter has opened a new assembly centre in Lafayette. The new centre will assemble the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Steven Grissom and other state, regional and local officials joined Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO, John Garrison, to commemorate the occasion at the Lafayette Regional Airport. “Today’s dedication...

China's Biggest UAV Makes Maiden Flight

China's self-developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the CH-5, representing a world standard in size and weight, made its maiden flight in Gansu province, the Beijing Times reported on Monday. The country's biggest UAV, with a wingspan of 20 meters, has a maximum takeoff weight of 3 tons, maximum payload of around 900 kilograms and an endurance of more than 30 hours at low- and medium-a...

Robinson Introduces New R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen Primary Flight Display Package

The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44. The R44 autopilot option has all of the same modes and functionality as the R66 including basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking, and approach guidance...

Embraer’s Legacy 450 Receives FAA Certification

Embraer Executive Jets today announced that its new Legacy 450 business jet received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The approval comes a few weeks after the aircraft earned certification from Brazil’s civil aeronautics authority (ANAC).  “The FAA certification highlights our commitment to delivering innovative products that go beyond cus...

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Largest ever single engine order in history

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Daher and Airbus are committed to the development of cleaner aviation

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Longest range single-aisle airliner: the A321XLR

Following the very positive feedback from the market, Airbus has launched the A321XLR to complement its best-selling A321neo Family. The A321XLR thus becomes the next evolutionary step which responds...

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Airbus Innovation Award goes to Cobham

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Extended aftersales helicopter support for military and governmental fleets

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A landmark Nordic Aviation Capital order for 100+ ATR -600s

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