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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 hars...

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...


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...

PIPER ANNOUNCES M-CLASS LINKAGE PROGRAM

Piper has announced the M-Class Linkage Program, allowing potential and preexisting Mirage and Meridian owners opportunity to apply a financial credit toward a factory-new M500 or M600 aircraft. “With this incentive initiative, customers have the ability to take advantage of stepping up into a more advanced aircraft with additional options and capabilities as their pilot skillset increase...

Honeywell Powers Embraer Legacy 450 Through Certification

A number of Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) products have been certified as part of Embraer’s newest mid-light executive jet, the Legacy 450. Offering better speed, range and field performance than expected, the aircraft recently received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency. Honeywell provides the main propulsion engines,...

WH Ireland repeats 'buy' on Avation after Airbus acquisition completes

The broker WH Ireland repeated its buy ‘advice’ and 206p price target on aircraft leasing firm Avation (LON:AVAP), which has just completed the acquisition of an Airbus A320-200 on lease to Air France. The broker pointed out that on a 0.8 times net book value and 5.5 times forward earnings, Avation is valued at a significant discount to its peers. Yet, as WHI points out...

Airbus Prepares “Short Airfield Package” Modification For A320Neo

Airbus Prepares “Short Airfield Package” Modification For A320NeoA team at Airbus’ facility in Filton, UK, has designed, built and tested a performance-enhancing component as an option for the A320neo. The innovation, referred to as “SHARP” (SHort AiRfield Package), aims to increase wing lift at low speeds and thus enhance take-off and landing performance for operatio...

Embraer, 1020 new deliveries on demand in 70 to 130-seat segment in China

During the China 2015 Aviation Expo taking place at the National Convention Center, Embraer Commercial Aviation released its 2015-2034 Market Outlook for the Chinese market, which presents delivery projections of new aircraft over the next 20 years. The Company forecasts that 1,020 new jet aircraft in the 70 to 130-seat segment will be delivered in China by 2034. Embraer projects worldwide deliver...

Boeing to build 747 fuselage panels at Macon, Georgia Facility

Boeing announced that 747 fuselage panels will be built at its Macon, Georgia facility beginning in 2018. Boeing will take over the work from Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division, a wholly owned subsidiary of Triumph Group, Inc., with the Macon site providing assembled fuselage panels to Boeing's 747 final assembly line in Everett, Washington. Boeing and Triumph Aero...

Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat Partner to Deliver European Aviation Network

Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat today announced a strategic partnership bringing unprecedented passenger connectivity to Europe’s aviation industry and its customers. A new innovative, combined LTE-based ground network and satellite network delivers travelers in Europe the advantage of in-flight high-speed Internet access when in the air. Airlines will benefit from a cost efficient and future-...

SAS Receives New A330-300 Version with Longer Range

Scandinavian Airlines is the first European airline to receive the new A330-300 242-tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant. The aircraft was delivered to SAS during a ceremony held at Airbus in Toulouse, France. SAS has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power its new A330-300. Launched in 2012 as Airbus’ latest evolution to the twin-engine widebody A330 Family, the increased...

The Icon A5 Is the Closest Thing to a Flying Car You Can Buy Today

It’s a $250,000 amphibious plane you can fold up and store in your garage. This past Tuesday a plane went down in New York’s Hudson River. The cops were called. Firefighters and emergency medical technicians arrived on the scene. But instead of a frantic group of passengers floating in a downed Airbus A320, like 2009’s Sully Sullenberger “Miracle on the Hudson&rdqu...

Supersonic Concorde may fly again by 2019

Club Concorde, a group of ambitious enthusiasts comprising former Concorde pilots, charterers and frequent fliers, is set to bring back the retired passenger jet which was decommissioned in 2003. Operated by the British Airways and Air France, Concorde flew for the last time on October 24 2003. While British Airways and Air France have no plans to resume Concorde flights, Club Concorde hope to...

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Need the fastest speeds available - choose LuxStream connectivity service for business aircraft

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Three Airbus H135s ordered by Romanian Ministry of Interior for air medical services

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search...

First of Three Global 6000 joined Luftwaffe Fleet

First of three Global 6000 business jets delivered to Germany’s air force, Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe, a longtime Bombardier aircraft operator, will use the Global 6000...

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Earn While Learning - check out Piper Aircraft Apprenticeship Program

The first group of apprentices has begun their two year-program at Piper Aircraft. The first nine apprentices, who started work in August, shadow skilled aircraft assembly workers and learn all aspect...

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Strategic Boeing and Safran investment in Electric Power Systems

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