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Dassault joins CleanSky

Dassault Aviation has joined the CleanSky program sponsored by the European Commission, in order to aid the improvement of the environmental impact of future generations of aircraft. Dassault stands as one of the pioneers of green aviation, and spends a large portion of its R&D budgets on red...

ANALYSIS: Bell Helicopter pushing V-22 for USAF search-and-rescue

In March 2011, during Operation "Odyssey Dawn", two US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22s were instrumental in the rescue of a Boeing F-15E pilot who had ejected from his aircraft deep within hostile territory in Libya after the Strike Eagle succumbed to mechanical failure. Stationed 133nm...


Rutan's SkiGull completes first flight

Burt Rutan pledged to continue designing new aircraft after completing the first flight of the homebuilt SkiGull amphibian, his 47th design to fly. The first flight on 24 November from a runway in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, last 1.8h and checked-out the single-engined aircraft’s basic handling qualities, according to a Facebook page for a forthcoming documentary movie entitled, “Lo...

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers a VVIP cabin to an Asian customer

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC), the innovative provider of customized nose-to-tail solutions toVIP and airline customers to Airbus standards, has reached a new level of innovation and quality by delivering, ahead of time, an ACJ319 VVIP cabin with ingenious features, to one of the largest companies in Asia. The VVIP cabin, mixing tradition and modernity, was designe...

Embraer delivers its 1,200th E-Jet to Azul

Embraer delivered yesterday, in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, the 1,200th aircraft of the E-Jets family. The commemorative aircraft, an E195 model, was received by Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A., a Brazilian airline, which operates the largest fleet of this jet type in the world. “It’s a joy to share such an im...

TRJet Positioned to Become the Next OEM at the Epicenter of Aviation Industry Growth

Global passenger air traffic is projected to double over the next 15 years with an unprecedented 6.6 billion travelers anticipated by 2030, according to a report from the latest bi-annual meeting of the Global Aerospace Summit (2014). Positioned to meet this increase in passenger air travel is TRJet, a new entrant into the global aviation market, and the industry’s next Original Equipment Ma...

Russian military accepts Arctic Mi-8 rotorcraft

The Russian defence ministry’s Arctic division has accepted the first polar-optimised Mil Mi-8AMTSh-VA rotorcraft from Russian Helicopters. The type is derived from the Mi-8AMTSh-V that the Russian military already uses, but can operate in temperatures down to -40˚C and fly out to 700nm (1,300km) using auxiliary fuel tanks. It contains equipment that allows it to operate in low temperatur...

Mitsubishi's regional jet sets sights on US skies

 With the Mitsubishi Regional Jet's maiden trial flight completed, the groundwork is being laid to make a push in the crucial U.S. market.      Mitsubishi Aircraft is preparing five test planes, seeking to gain clearance for commercial operation by the spring of 2017. Four of these planes will be taken to the U.S. next summer. The count...

Final C-17 departs Long Beach

Boeing has marked the completion of  C-17 Globemaster final assembly at its Long Beach, California plant. The last of 279 C-17s to be built at Long Beach flew over the assembly facility there on Sunday (US time) before heading to the company’s San Antonio site for short-term storage ahead of delivery to Qatar early next year. “This is truly the end of an era. It&rs...

Honeywell Celebrates Delivery of First ARJ21 Aircraft to Chengdu Airlines

Honeywell Aerospace celebrates with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.(COMAC) today on the delivery of the first ARJ21-700 aircraft to Chengdu Airlines. The ARJ21 is China's first civil, turbofan regional jet manufactured by COMAC and capable of flying internationally, marking an important milestone for China's aviation manufacturing industry. Honeywell is a major i...

Electric Airplanes Poised to Transform Aviation

By Alex Vanover When I started taking flying lessons in 1998, one thing that surprised me was the relatively primitive engines that modern airplanes use. These are engines that have more in common with tractor engines than the reliable high-tech automotive engines we all drive behind. Would you be surprised if I told you that in the year 2015 most brand new airplanes have engines that use carbu...

First Boeing 757 airliner landing on blue-ice runway in Antarctica

The first ever landing by a commercial Boeing 757 passenger airliner on a blue-ice runway in Antarctica occurred yesterday at Union Glacier. The landing was a joint partnership between Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE), Loftleidir Icelandic, and NAS Corporation Limited (NAS). ALE is the parent company of Adventure Network International (ANI). The Boeing 757-200 ER...

Russian Aerospace Forces to Receive Advanced Missile Defenses

The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive a modernized missile defense system in the near future, Colonel Andrei Cheburin announced. "I’m sure that in the short-term perspective we will receive an upgraded missile defense system," Cheburin told RSN Radio. He noted that currently the modernization of missile defenses is underway which will seriously enhance their com...

Russian Helicopters are Faced With Delays in Payment of Foreign Contracts

Russia may delay the delivery of military helicopters abroad as a number of customer delays the payment. This was director of public procurement and military-technical cooperation of the holding “Helicopters of Russia” Vladislav Savelyev told the agency TASS. “Holding plans to carry out all the supplies but there are some delays in terms of payment from foreign customers so th...

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Airbus Orders & Deliveries July 2020

Airbus 2020 gross orders by July 31st totalled 369 aircraft with net orders, after cancellations, of 302 aircraft. The Company registered four new orders in July 2020. During the month, 49&nbs...

New Flagship of the best-selling turboprop family - Beechcraft King Air 360

Welcome the next generation of egendary King Air turboprop family - the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER.The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockp...

A unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED - for the best-selling light jet in the market

Welcome a unique Medevac solution - Phenom 300MED , which is also available for retrofit, through a partnership with umlaut and Aerolite. Embraer and umlaut are jointly developing and certif...

Cirrus Aircraft launches VisionAir Ownership Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced VisionAir, a revolutionary ownership program for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey program, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a V...

Double delivery for Jetfly - 5th PC-24 and 1st PC-12 NGX

Jetfly Aviation took new aircraft: a fifth PC 24 and an initial PC-12 NGX. These acquisitions further reinforce the partnership of many years between the Swiss aircraft manufacturer and Europe&rs...

First delivery of Liebherr-Aerospace stand-alone electronics systems

The Liebherr Team has reached a major milestone with the delivery of the first engineering prototypes of the Nose Wheel Steering Remote Electronics Unit for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Main Gear Ste...

New collaboration for Supersonic Overture engine program design - Boom Supersonic and Rolls-Royce

Boom Supersonic and Rolls-Royce announced an engagement agreement to explore the pairing of a Rolls-Royce propulsion system with Boom's flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture. The g...

SpaceShipTwo Cabin Interior revealed by Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic revealed the cabin interior of its first SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity. Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts around the world, now have the opportunity to explore the...

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EASA approves Airbus maintenance Synchronous Distance Learning

To support Airbus customers and offer them the opportunity to optimise this period of travel restrictions, Airbus Training Services has set up and obtained EASA-approval for a “Synchronous...

STC for IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle System for Beechcraft King Air 300 series

Innovative Solutions & Support has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its groundbreaking ThrustSense® Autothrottle system for the Beechcraft King Air 300 series turboprops eq...

Ansat flights started in Mexico

Flights of Ansat light multipurpose helicopter owned by the Mexican company Craft Avia Center started in Guadalajara.  Ansat helicopter has been supplied by Russian Helicopter Systems compan...

Airbus proposes MEDEVAC conversion of passenger aircraft

A multi-functional team composed of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters has proposed a solution to quickly convert passenger aircraft into a Medical-Evacuation...

Bell celebrated grand opening of New Facility in Wichita

Bell Textron officially opened of the new Bell facility in Wichita, Kansas, where the company will support multiple Bell programs and business areas, including Engineering, Supply Chain, Professi...

Preliminary results of MC-21-300 tests on engines protection against water penetration summed up

Irkut Corporation summarized the preliminary results of MC-21-300 aircraft ground testing, which confirmed the possibility of operating the aircraft in presence of water on runway.  During the pe...

BelugaXL enters into service in Getafe

The BelugaXL recently expanded its operational reach by adding Airbus’ facility in Getafe, Spain to its network. This aircraft “no.2” – the second to fly – is working alo...