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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X makes Polish debut

Bell Helicopter has continued its sales push for the developmental 505 Jet Ranger X, displaying a mock-up of the light single-engined rotorcraft at the MSPO defence show held in Kielce, Poland between 1-4 September. Bell says it exhibited the four-seat, civil rotorcraft at a military exhibit...

Bombardier Mounts Engines on First Global 7000 Test Vehicle

Investors were rushing to pick up shares of Bombardier Inc. last week, as rumours swirled about a takeover offer for its transportation division and another report marked steady progress on its CSeries aircraft. Bombardier has now made several announcements regarding its long-range business jet prog...


U.S. Air Force warns F-35 order review could damage program

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh on Tuesday warned that short-term moves to revise downward the Air Force's planned purchase of 1,763 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighters could damage the program and scare off foreign buyers. "Let’s delay this discussion for a little while until we see what happens in the world," Welsh told reporters at the annual Air F...

UK accepts seventh Airbus A400M

Airbus Defence and Space today welcomed the decision of the UK Ministry of Defence to declare that the key contractual milestone known as In-Service Delivery (ISD) has been met following the handing-over of its seventh Airbus A400M new-generation airlifter. The transfer of the aircraft, known as Atlas in UK service, means that the Royal Air Force now has four A400Ms in day-to-day...

Boeing KC-46A tanker makes first flight

Boeing Co's first fully equipped KC-46A refueling plane is scheduled to complete its first flight on Sept. 25, the Air Force general in charge of tanker programs said Tuesday. Brigadier General Duke Richardson, executive officer for Air Force tanker programs, said the tanker program was doing well overall, despite earlier schedule delays. "We are definitely struggling with sche...

Juneyao Airlines Selects V2500® Engine to Power Order of A320ceo Family Aircraft

Juneyao Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the V2500 engine to power its order of 12 Airbus A321ceo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in November 2015. The deal also includes a 15-year V-ServicesSM Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA). The V2500 engine is offered through International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise P...

COMAC Secures 10 Orders Each for C919 and ARJ21-700

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), City Airways, and ICBC Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase of 10 C919s and 10 ARJ21-700s at the 16th Aviation Expo China held in Beijing. With the announcement of the deal, the Thai low-cost carrier becomes the 21st customer of the C919 and the 20th customer of the ARJ21-700....

Airbus Delivers 90 Planes to China in Jan.-Aug.

European plane maker Airbus has delivered up to 90 new aircraft to China from January to August this year, the company revealed today in the Aviation Expo China 2015 in Beijing. According to the delivery plan, Airbus will deliver over 100 airplanes to China for the six consecutive year in 2015. For the first eight months ending on Aug. 31, Airbus has delivered 90 aircraft...

Russia-China long-range aircraft deal can be signed before yearend

Russian-Chinese intergovernmental agreement on the project of wide-body long-range aircraft can be signed before the end of this year, the head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slusar told TASS Wednesday at the China 2015 Aviation Expo exhibition. "We came here to discuss the draft intergovernmental agreement on the long-range aircraft project that we hope to sign be...

Russian-Chinese aircraft leasing company to begin shipping SSJ-100 in 2016

Russian-Chinese leasing company for the deliveries of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ-100) should start in 2016, the Head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slusar told TASS Wednesday at the Aviation Expo China 2015 exhibition. "The work is in progress, we continue to look forward to deliver the first five aircraft next year," he said. Slusar noted that "the finan...

Airbus Factory to Add 300 Jobs in Tianjin

The Airbus factory in Tianjin will create 250 to 300 jobs in the port city, when its A330 completion and delivery center is operational in the fourth quarter of 2017, said a top company executive. Philippe Pezet, vice-president for human resources of Airbus Group China, said many will move over from the A320 aircraft final assembly line, with 10 percent of the final total expatriate workers. Bu...

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 delivery in November 2015, allowing the airline to improve routing decisions, reduce operating costs, impro...

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 strengthen long-term relationships with partners in the growing Chinese aviation industry - together...

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...

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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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