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Rolls Royce Trent 700 selected for Airbus Beluga XL

Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines and long-term TotalCare engine support have been selected for the five new Airbus Beluga XL Transporter. The new range will replace the existing Airbus Beluga fleet, and use the $700 million engines.  The Beluga XL was launched last November, and will provide...

COMAC Proceeds FAA Certification for ARJ21

On December 30, 2014, the first Chinese regional jet developed the COMAC called the ARJ21-700 aircraft received the Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in Beijing, paving the way for the aircraft's entry into service. COMAC launched the ARJ21 project in 200...


Airbus and Boeing August 2015 O&D Roundup

Airbus’ year-to-date order book for commercial aircraft soared to a gross total of 748 as of Aug. 31; Boeing has booked orders for 462. Boeing, however, retains the lead in the total value of its commercial aircraft gross orders year-to-date, with sales of approximately $116.39 billion, compared to Airbus’ year-to-date total of $94.86 billion. Indian low-cost-carrier ...

Learjet diversifying, expanding its work

Bombardier Learjet is expanding and diversifying its business. The manufacturer of Learjet business jets, which operates on the west side of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, has expanded its service center work and has begun offering to produce aircraft parts for other companies. That’s after a rough start to the year at Bombardier Learjet. In January, parent company Bombardier Inc...

Skyward launches the first information management solution for commercial drone operators

Skyward introduced its information management solution, the first designed for commercial drone operators. By providing this critical business infrastructure, Skyward is powering a global aerial robotics network. The cloud-based solution integrates a drone airspace map with flight planning tools and a digital system of record, supported by a team of regulatory and operational experts. "In...

Three Major Parts of C919 Delivered in Jiangxi

COMAC and Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry completed the delivery of the forward fuselage and the mid and aft fuselage sections of C919 (serial number 10102) in Nanchang on Aug. 31-Sep. 2, according a notice released on the official website of the aviation watchdog. It is the first time that three major parts were delivered simultaneously since Hongdu Aviation Industry Group took the role of th...

Bell Helicopter Accessories approved for use in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today its Aeronautical Accessories brand has received four new approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The products can be applied to multiple Bell Helicopter models including the Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429.  The products include: •    Bell 407, High Frequency (HF) Antenna Kit  • &...

CMIFL is to acquire 100 Airbus helicopters

CM International Financial Leasing Corp., Ltd. (CMIFL) is to acquire 100 Airbus Helicopters Ecureuil-series rotorcraft over five years, with the initial order of 10 units to be delivered in 2016. CMIFL plans to offer these light single-engine helicopters to operators complete with financing solutions, paving the way for easier and faster development of China’s burgeoning general...

Aerosource Inc. announces acquisition of Aerojet General ‘Turbo Products Division’

Aerosource Inc. announced  the acquisition of the Aerojet General ‘Turbo Products Division’ (TPD) based in Redmond, WA. TPD is the manufacturer of Air Driven Generators, Ram Air Turbines, Target Towing Systems, Ice Detectors, and Air Inlet Controllers used on various commercial and military aircraft including the DC-10, MD-10, MD-11, F4 and F/A-18....

TriFan 600 Takes Off as Crowdfunding Soars to $4 Million

In just two weeks, equity crowdfunders have reserved shares for more than $4 million viastartengine.com/startup/xti to support development of an airplane with the speed, range, and comfort of a business jet and the ability to take off and land like a helicopter. XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) is pioneering the first use of crowdfunding for commercial airplane development, and at...

Dassault to Highlight New Models, AOG Support Service at Jet Expo 2015

Dassault Aviation will present its expanding line of large-cabin long range Falcon business jets at Jet Expo Moscow 2015, which opens on September 10 at the Vnukovo 3 Business Aviation Complex.   The exhibit will feature the very popular Falcon 7X, the ultra versatile Falcon 2000LXS and a cabin mockup of the all-new Falcon 5X very large body twinjet, due to begin flying...

Northrop Grumman Eyes Accelerated JStars Timeline

Northrop Grumman (NG), teaming with Gulfstream Aerospace and L-3 Communications for the U.S. Air Force Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JStars) replacement competition, believes it could have a platform ready to replace the current E-8C aircraft three years ahead of the current plans. Like rival contender Boeing, NG has not yet confirmed a partner for the rad...

Services by Airbus: going for growth

A new business unit called “Services by Airbus” has been launched within Airbus’ Customer Services operation, bringing a more integrated approach for worldwide operators and reinforcing the company’s service offering that keeps its market-leading jetliners competitive on every level. “Our customers want to maintain, upgrade and operate their fleets, as well as trai...

FAA Selects UTC Aerospace Systems to Develop Greener Advanced Nacelle Technologies for Its CLEEN II Initiative

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business has been selected to participate in a program to develop new enabling nacelle technologies to reduce engine fuel burn and noise as part of the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) initiative. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Te...

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South Korea goes for the modernization of Ka-32 helicopter fleet

Rostec State Corporation will offer its partners from South Korea the modernization of Ka-32 multipurpose helicopter fleet. The program for upgrading this type of helicopters will be presented at Seou...

Mil and Kamov Design Bureaus to team up as National Helicopter Center

The Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has taken a decision to unite JSC “Mil Moscow Helicopter plant” and JSC “Kamov”...

The development of the first medical aid of the future

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FACC Innovation recognized by Airbus

Innovation has been firmly anchored in the DNA of FACC ever since the company was founded 30 years ago. Numerous national and international awards confirm the technological leadership of the globally...

RED Aircraft Brings Lucrative Opportunities to the US Agricultural Sector

RED Aircraft has taken steps that will help drive down costs for agricultural aircraft operators. The engine manufacturer is to introduce its high-performance engine to the US agricultural sector...

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