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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 Oc...


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...

Airbus officially opens U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Company, industry and community leaders mark start of A320 Family aircraft production in Mobile, Alabama In a much-anticipated ceremony today in Mobile, Alabama, Airbus inaugurated operations at its first ever U.S. Manufacturing Facility.  The plant – which assembles the industry-leading family of A319s, A320s and A321s – is officially open for business, with a skilled team of...

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

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50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500

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Airspace Connected Experience: Pioneering Internet of Things in the aircraft cabin

Did you think about how fast the flying passenger connected experience is changing: improving, offering more opportunities and better services? Airbus A350-900 Flight Lab aircraft started...

Azul First E195-E2 - a reason to celebrate for Embraer, Azul, AerCap and Pratt & Whitney

September 12 2019 a special ceremony at Embraer main facility in São José dos Campos was dedicated to the delivery of first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E...

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

No need to discuss or explain why the speed of In-flight connectivity is so important, especialy in business aviation. United States customers will be the first lucky ones to have the acces to th...

FACC ans Collins Aerospace extended the contract

Collins Aerospace Systems has awarded FACC a multi-year contract extension covering the supply of thrust reverser translating sleeves for nacelles on the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 787 aircraft. The c...

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Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution at all Las Vegas international gates

Passengers traveling through Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport can look forward to a new streamlined journey with Collins Aerospace Systems’ SelfPass™ biometric solution. The solution, whi...

Original Order completed by airBaltic receiving its 20th Airbus A220-300

September 21, 2019 Riga, 20th Airbus A220-300 jet is received by airBaltic, registered as YL-AAT. By this the original Airbus A220-300 order of airBaltic if finalized....

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...

Plans to Open SpaceJet Montreal Center

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced plans to establish their footprint in the Montreal region of Quebec, Canada. Having launched the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft earlier...

A need for over 39,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years

The world’s passenger and freighter aircraft fleet is set to more than double from today’s nearly 23,000 to almost 48,000 by 2038 with traffic growing at 4.3% annually, also resulting in a...

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...

50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500

Time to celebrate! 50 years since the inaugural flight of the first Cessna Citation 500!  Textron Aviation Citation family represents the most-popular line of business jets with more than...