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Bombardier is running out of options after pressure to reduce control

Bombardier is running out of options as the Canadian aircraft maker seeks to raise the cash for the new jet that potentially would allow it to challenge the supremacy of Boeing and Airbus in global jetliner sales, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation. T...

Bombardier to close CL-415 completion center

Bombardier has decided to shut down the completion facility for CL-415 water-bombers while the programme remains paused pending further orders. Since 1998, Bombardier has built the CL-415 at a plant in Montreal, then transported the firefighting amphibian to North Bay, Ontario, for completio...


Boeing’s MOP bomb approaching second phase of redesign

Boeing can expect a sole-source contract for redesign, qualification and testing of the US Air Force’s largest non-nuclear penetrating bomb, the 13.6t GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). A redacted notice published by the air force this week says Boeing is being put on contract for the second phase of a classified MOP modification programme, called Enhanced Threat Reduction IV. T...

Embraer Projects a Market Demand for over 1,500 New Jets of 70 to 130 Seats for Europe and the CIS

Embraer released yesterday, at the European Regions Airlines Association (ERA) Annual General Assembly, held in Berlin, Germany, its Market Outlook for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Company forecasts that these markets will demand 1,540 new aircraft deliveries in the 70 to 130-seat jet segment (valued at some US$72 billion at list prices) over the next 20 y...

Boeing Statement on EVA Airways Intent to Purchase up to 26 Widebody Airplanes

Boeing today announced EVA Airways intent to purchase up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, which is valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices. EVA Airways will join the 787-10 launch customer team and will be one of the first airlines in the world to introduce the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family. Onc...

Sukhoi Company delivered another batch of Su-34 bombers to Russian Aerospace Defense Forces

On October 6th Sukhoi Company delivered another batch of Su-34 bombers to Aerospace Defense Forces of Russia in the network of State Defense Order for 2015. The jets performed ferry flight from the airfield of Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalov (NAZ) to their home base, press-service of Sukhoi Company reports. “Today the Novosibirsk-based plant demonstrates its maxim...

ATR Passenger-Cargo "Combi" Model Receives EASA Certification

The turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its passenger-cargo "combi" version of the ATR 72-600. The new cabin configuration of the aircraft allows combining increased cargo volume for over 19 m3 in volume and nearly 3,000 kg in weight with up to 44 passenger seats section. By replacing the forward seven rows by a c...

Boeing Sees Significant Gain in China Traffic on Visa Changes

Boeing Co. is seeing a significant uptick in China traffic as the government eases travel restrictions and moves toward a service-based economy, even as the Chinese economy grows at its slowest pace in more than 20 years. "We see no slowdown in traffic domestically, traffic regionally, and actually see an uptick, significant internationally, especially as the Chinese government has changed...

Gulfstream passes 100-flight hour mark for G500

Gulfstream has added 40 flights and 85 flight hours to the G500 test campaign in the last two months, completing initial handling qualities tests and an attitude recovery stall system. The first of four G500 test aircraft now has flown 45 flights and logged 100 flight hours, including one 5h22min mission, altitudes up to 38,500ft and speeds up to Mach 0.80, Gulfstream says. The pace of testi...

Mitsubishi Hoping MRJ Flight Kindles European Interest

Mitsubishi Aircraft hopes the first flight later this month of Japan's first small passenger plane in 50 years will drive interest among prospective customers, especially in Europe, where it has yet to win any buyers. The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary is building the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), with just under 100 seats, taking on a market served by Bombardier and Embraer. Th...

Airbus completes painting of Singapore Airlines’ first A350 XWB

The first A350-900 for Singapore Airlines has been revealed in the airline’s livery following completion of painting in Toulouse. The aircraft is now set to move to the next stages of production, including the installation of engines and cabin furnishing, before starting ground and flight tests. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery to Singapore Airlines in the first quarter of 2016. Sin...

TRJet to Team with Pratt & Whitney Canada on New, Improved PW306B Engines

In the latest step forward in creating Turkey’s first regional aircraft, TRJet announced an agreement on plans to use Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) to upgrade and supply PW306B engines for TRJet aircraft. The memorandum of understanding involves Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) German-based subsidiary 328 Support Services GmbH (328), the current type certificate holder and a m...

Honeywell Offers Latest Navigation Technology For A320 And A330 To Enhance Safety And Efficiency

Honeywell Aerospace’s latest navigational technology will be available as an option on Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft in early 2018. The new Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver will offer Airbus customers access to the latest precision navigation capabilities — a cost-effective solution that increases airport traffic capacity while decreasing weather-related delays, noise and operating...

Bombardier: CSeries Certification Program on Track

Bombardier has announced in a mailed statement today that the CSeries program stills on track to certify its CSeries CS100 airliner by the end of the year, The manufacturer is committed to the program despite the budget overrun and delays and the lack of firm orders in over a year. “It’s a thrill to announce that we’re in the final stage of certification. Following a comp...

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Leonardo acquires Kopter to extend helicopter market leadership

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Boeing and Embraer Welcome Brazilian Approval

Boeing and Embraer welcome the unconditional approval of their strategic partnership by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense's General-Superintendence in Brazil. The deci...

First Flight of New Boeing 777X successfully completed

First Flight of New Boeing 777X successfully completed,entering the next phase of its rigorous test program! The 777X took off in front of thousands at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, fo...

Airbus is adding A321 production capabilities in Toulouse

Following its strategy to keep its overall production system at the leading edge of technology and to increase industrial capacity and flexibility, Airbus has decided to create new A321 production cap...

Airbus customer-centric solutions at Heli-Expo 2020

Get ready to see civil range of Airbus Helicopters at Heli-Expo 2020! Centre-stage on booth 3432 will be an H125, an ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, and an H175. The H125 will be displayed with the...

Bombardier Learjet gets avionics upgrade

FAA has certified the latest update to the popular Garmin G5000 avionics suite aboard of Bombardier Learjet aircraft. The upgrade will be incorporated on new Learjet aircraft...

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Airbus Helicopters H125 got more power and enhanced aerial work capabilities

A major performance increase on the H125 announced by Airbus Helicopters by making full use of the available power of Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D. The aircraft’s ex...

Leonardo acquires Kopter to extend helicopter market leadership

Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG. This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sec...

Revolutionary Advanced Autopilot System for the H125/AS350

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New technological enhancements available for Full Bell Commercial Aircraft Portfolio

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Universal Avionics Introduces Latest Developments in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept

Universal Avionics is debuting its latest developments in the ‘Fly by Sight’ flight deck concept to the helicopter market during HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. The company’s ‘Fly by...

Boeing and Embraer Welcome Brazilian Approval

Boeing and Embraer welcome the unconditional approval of their strategic partnership by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense's General-Superintendence in Brazil. The deci...

Canadian approval received for Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Bell 407 Helicopters

Astronics Corporation announced that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Sys...