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Rolls-Royce announces TotalCare Flex agreement with bmi regional

Rolls-Royce has signed a TotalCare Flex agreement, with bmi regional, for 17 Embraer 145 aircraft powered by AE 3007 engines. The agreement marks a new milestone for TotalCare Flex, designed for owners and operators of mature engines, as it is the first deal signed with a regional aircraft operator....

Boeing and Lockheed JV needs relief on Russian engines before GPS launch bid

A joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, United Launch Alliance, aid it cannot bid in a U.S. Air Force competition to launch a GPS satellite unless it gets some relief from a ban on use of Russian rocket engines. ULA Chief Executive Officer Tory Bruno told reporters i...


OPINION: Are Bombardier's woes getting CSerious?

Until the late hours of 6 October, matters seemed relatively under control in Montreal, where a new leadership team at cash-strapped Bombardier seemed to have opened some financial breathing space. With $3.1 billion in the bank and no major debt payments due until 2018, the transformation plan looked to be working, leaving management to focus on getting the CSeries through entry-into-service. M...

Buk missile producer staged experiment attacking Boeing liner

A Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antei conducted a reconstruction of the missile launch that downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in order to establish who was responsible. The results to be presented on 13th of October 2015. The same day is scheduled to present final MH17 investigation report. "If necessary, we will be prepared to stage a full-scale real-life experiment attend...

Rolls-Royce Plans Asian Production Push with China Still Key

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said it will step up plans to establish an Asian manufacturing capability to match that in its native UK as the second-biggest maker of jet engines doubles output with the introduction of new Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE jets. The move, which will pare production costs, brings Rolls closer to its fastest-growing clients and provides a back-up for British plants as out...

New-generation Su-35S fighters conduct exercises in Kamchatka

Newest fighters have conducted exercises over the Sea of ··Okhotsk off the coast of Kamchatka. They drilled support of antisubmarine warfare (ASW) aircraft of the Russian Pacific Fleet, the Eastern Military District press service reported on Friday. "The crews of the Sukhoi Su-35S fighters drilled escort of the Ilyushin IL-38 ASW planes of the Pacific Fleet’s naval avia...

Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShipTwo approaching maiden flight

Construction of Virgin Galactic’s second SpaceShipTwo is progressing quickly but cautiously with technicians fitting the main oxidiser tank into the suborbital spaceplane in preparation for its maiden flight, which is expected “soon”. This second vehicle carries the hopes of Richard Branson’s space tourism venture after the disintegration of the first spacecraft almost o...

KAI conducts maiden flight of KT-100 ab initio trainer

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has conducted the first flight of its KT-100 aircraft, the ab initio trainer variant of the KC-100 Naraon light aircraft. The flight took place on 5 October from KAI’s Sacheon factory, and last about one hour and twenty minutes, KAI says in a statement. The KT-100 variant features a video/voice recorder, identification friend-or-foe equipment, and other...

Russia has offered Egypt the helicopters developed for the Mistral

Russia has offered the helicopters developed for the Mistral to Egypt, which intends to purchase from France the helicopter carriers built for the Russian Navy, said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec Corporation. “If Egypt decides to acquire the Mistral ships, then of course we will offer them the helicopters that we adapted and created just for this ship,” said the head of Rostec Corp...

Technodinamika plans to be involved in the collaborative effort to build Russo-Chinese aircraft

Analysts at Technodinamika assume that the parts and components market for the Russo-Chinese wide-body aircraft project will grow to RUB 98.7 billion by 2020.  The holding company is set to join the collaborative effort to build a Russo-Chinese long-range wide-body aircraft that is being developed in conjunction between Chinese COMAC and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Today Technodinamik...

Boeing Wins 182 Commercial Plane Orders in Third Quarter, Delivers 580

Boeing Co booked 182 commercial aircraft orders in the third quarter and delivered a record 580 planes, putting it on track to easily hit its delivery target for the year and keep its title as the world's biggest plane maker. However, Boeing's order tally, released Thursday, remained far below arch-rival Airbus Group. Boeing has booked 507 orders this year, compared with 875 for Ai...

Brégier: Airbus confident of A320neo delivery in 2015

Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier is confident the European manufacturer will meet a year-end deadline to bring its A320neo into commercial service. The statement followed last week’s “minor damage” to one of the test aircraft’s engines. MSN6101, the first A320neo prototype equipped with Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G, was affected. The A320neo test plane wa...

Latvia Buys 3 TPS-77 Multi-Role Radars from Lockheed Martin

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia and Lockheed Martin signed a contract for three TPS-77 Multi-Role Radars (MRR) for use in air surveillance and to complement radar assets already in place. "Purchase of "TPS-77" MRRs will mean a huge investment in the strengthening of defence capabilities of National Armed Forces and gives us the chance to act accor...

China's Exim Bank Offers Lending Facility To Comac

China Import and Export Bank has signed an initial deal to provide a lending facility of up to CNY50 billion yuan (USD$7.87 billion) to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac). The move has pushed up the Chinese state policy bank's total outstanding loans to Comac to around CNY4.4 billion yuan. Comac makes both the ARJ21 regional jet and the larger C919 which it hopes could even...

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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...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Orders AW139 helicopters to enhance capability and responsiveness

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions—primarily fire suppression, emerg...