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Honeywell 3-D Weather Radar Selected by Chengdu Airlines

With a focus on safety and efficiency in the face of weather-related challenges, Chinese-based ChengduAirlines has selected Honeywell's  IntuVue RDR-4000 3-D Weather Radar for its 50 newly purchased Airbus A320 jets. Chengdu Airlines will begin using the technology on its first deliver...

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Touches Down at Beijing's Aviation Expo/China 2015

Once again demonstrating its ongoing support and commitment to China and the broader Asia-Pacific marketplace, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is pleased to participate in the Aviation Expo/China for the 2015 edition. Teams will meet current and potential customers and local stakeholders to further s...


Ukraine Ends Aircraft Cooperation with Russia

Kiev has forced Ukrainian plane maker Antonov to sever its contract with Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). This decision is likely linked with Kiev's move to include Antonov as part of Ukroboronprom, a state-owned strategic conglomerate, Ukrainian media reported. In October 2010, Antonov and UAC signed a deal to form a joint company. The firms agreed to cooperate in...

Rolls-Royce delivers 2,000th AE 2100 engine, will power USAF C-130J

Rolls-Royce has delivered its 2,000th AE 2100 engine, which was installed onto a US Air Force C-130J by Lockheed Martin. This major milestone reflects the continued success of Rolls-Royce as the world’s leading engine manufacturer formilitary transport. The AE 2100 line has proven itself in operations around the globe, accumulating more than 8 million engine flight hours of depend...

Fire in GE Aviation-made jet engine under investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a Sept. 8 fire that damaged a GE Aviation-made jet engine. The board is joined by the Federal Aviation Administration, The Boeing Company and GE Aviation in looking at what wrong on the British Airways flight at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The engine fire occurred during takeoff and led to 157 passengers being ev...

Final design of a heavy A-050 ground-effect vehicle is being developed in Russia

Central Design Bureau named after R.E. Alexeev (TsKB) has completed development of detailed design and started development of the final design of A-050 ground-effect vehicle (GEV), Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to the TsKB Chairman of the Board of Directors, Georgy Antsev. «Development of A-050 ground-effect vehicle with a takeoff weight of 50 tons is being carried o...

ONPP Technologiya and Airbus Group signed a cooperation agreement

 Airbus Group and ONPP Technologiya signed a cooperation agreement. The signed document confirms that the parties are interested in cooperation aimed at establishing a strategic partnership, press-service of ONPP Technologiya reported. "The agreement defines major areas of cooperation. Among them are: training of ONPP Technologiya’s employees at Airbus Group’s sites;...

Premium AEROTEC commences its production for the A330neo

Aerostructures supplier Premium AEROTEC started manufacturing of parts for the first A330neo. Airbus COOTom Williams witnessed the first metal cut at the company’s plant in Varel in Northern Germany. Together with further parts, the now commenced aluminium frame will form a door frame for the new Airbus long-range airliner. Premium AEROTEC is a major partner for t...

Boeing Begins Final Assembly of First 737 MAX

Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., have started final assembly on schedule of the first 737 MAX 8, the first member of Boeing’s new, more efficient single-aisle family. “We continue to meet our plan on the 737 MAX program thanks to the dedication of our employee team and our suppliers,” said Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager, 737 MAX&...

Gulfstream G280 gets performance boost through software upgrade

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that an avionics software upgrade resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available for the Gulfstream G280. The new PlaneView280TM software, offered in conjunction with supplier Rockwell Collins, results in slower approach speeds, shorter landing distances and enhanced flight management system performance.  “The G280 was already a top-...

Global 7000 Aircraft Flight Test Vehicles Achieve Key Development Milestones

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that theGlobal 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program is making significant progress with the achievement of major development milestones. The engines have been mounted on the first Global 7000 flight test vehicle (FTV1), which includes all major structural components: rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, wing, landing gear...

Airbus CEO Doesn't Expect China Slowdown to Hit Aircraft Orders

Airbus Group SA doesn't anticipate taking a hit to aircraft orders from the economic slowdown in China, Chief Executive Tom Enders said on Monday, as Airbus opened its first jetliner factory on U.S. soil. "Obviously we watch our markets with great interest," Enders said in an interview at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the US$600 million plant in Mobile, Alabama. "Bu...

Textron Aviation Citation Jet Pilots Membership and FuelAdvantage Program

Textron Aviation Inc.today announced that the Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) association has agreed to extend a free trial membership, including participation in CJP’s FuelAdvantage program to all Textron Aviation turbine owners based in the U.S. The CJP FuelAdvantage program provides competitive Jet-A fuel pricing at exclusive partner fixed-base operations (FBO) at hundreds of airports...

Trent XWB-97 shipped to Toulouse for flight testing

Following in the footsteps of its smaller sister, the Trent XWB-97 is making great development strides, with 5 out of 8 development engines already run and the milestone of 1000 cycles, achieved. The next key marker is the Flying Test Bed (FTB) engine which has been built and delivered to Airbus in Toulouse. It is being prepared to be installed onto the Airbus A380 in-house flying test bed aircraf...

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Leading Business Jet Industry in Product Support -Dassault Aviation

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First Gulfstream G600 Delivered!

It just happened! All-new business jet is delivered and entered service following FAA certification! The first Gulfstream G600 business jet was delivered to a U.S. customer at the...

First AirAsia A330neo delivered

Congratulations AirAsia! Its first A330neo aircraft is delivered! , The aircraftto  be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolo...

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New PT6A and PW200 Engine Overhaul Centre in Belo Horizonte

Pratt & Whitney announced the collaboration with Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS) to open a new overhaul facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engin...

Gualter Helicopteros appointed as Kopter Group distributor for Brazil

Kopter Group started the active promotionof SH09 in Brazil with the appointment of Gualter Helicopteros as its representative & distributor. The partnership between the two companies...

Vietnam Airlines Flies Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

  Boeing delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines today via lease from Air Lease Corporation . The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – t...

FACC enters into cooperation with distributor STAECO in China

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