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Boeing to Support United Airlines 787 Dreamliners with Component Services

Boeing announced yesterday a new services contract with United Airlines that is expected to reduce costs and increase efficiency for the airline by providing high-value, mission-critical rotable parts. Boeing will support United Airlines’ entire fleet of 787 Dreamliners through its Componen...

Thai army to boost AW139 fleet size

The Royal Thai Army is to increase its fleet of AgustaWestland AW139 utility helicopters to 10 units, after awarding the manufacturer a follow-on order for eight of the intermediate twins. Deliveries of the rotorcraft will be completed before the end of 2016, the European company announced during...


AVIC Preparing to Consolidate Aircraft Engine Making Units - Executive

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is consolidating its aircraft engine manufacturing units, an executive at one of the units said, as part of a wider restructuring of the state-owned aerospace and defense company aimed at boosting competitiveness. Trading was halted at Sichuan Chengfa Aero-Science and Technology Co, AVIC Aero-Engine Controls Co and AVIC Aviation Engine Corp las...

Bell and Lockheed modify V-280 contract ahead of Sikorsky takeover

Lockheed Martin’s pending acquisition of Sikorsky has caused some contractual changes between Lockheed and Bell Helicopter for V-280 Valor development to ensure there is no cross pollination with its competitor, the Boeing-Sikorsky SB-1 Defiant. Bell president and chief executive John Garrison says Lockheed continues to be a good partner on the programme and already follows many of the fi...

Iraq launches new Chinese CH-4B drone

On Saturday 10th October 2015, Iraqi Defence Minister Mr Khaled al-Obeidi Khalid al-Obaidi arrived at Kut Airbase to observe the successful launching of the CH-4B combat drone which Iraq has bought from China. There are two versions, the CH-4A and CH-4B. The CH-4A is a reconnaissance drone (capable of a 3500-5000 km range and a 30-40 hour endurance) while the CH-4B is a mixed attack and reconna...

Sagem to offer Patroller UAV to Egypt

Sagem has joined with AOI-Aircraft Factory to offer its Patroller unmanned vehicle to the Egyptian armed forces. AOI-Aircraft Factory would be responsible for the assembly of the Patroller and provide system support and commissioning.   It also plans to develop a training centre in Egypt to train staff for operation and maintenance of the UAV.   Sagem has not yet sold the...

AgustaWestland Plans To Fly Next-gen Tiltrotor in 2021

AgustaWestland is planning to fly its next-generation civil tiltrolor (NGCTR) in 2021, two years later than previously anticipated. The 20-passenger rotorcraft, which is much larger than the in-development nine-seatAW609 tiltrotor, is in the conceptual design phase. “Preliminary design will start in 2016,” senior vice president of helicopters and services marketing James Wang...

Alaska Airlines is the launch customer of Boeing 737 Space Bins

Boeing and hometown partner Alaska Airlines celebrated the first 737 featuring Boeing’s new Space Bins, which increase the room for carry-on baggage by 48 percent. Alaska is the launch customer of Space Bins. “Alaska is relentlessly focused on making the travel experience better,” said Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines vice president of marketing. “We’ve been o...

Rolls-Royce to support 17 Embraer 145 engines for bmi regional

Rolls-Royce to support 17 Embraer Rolls-Royce has signed a TotalCare Flex agreement, with bmi regional, for 17 Embraer 145 aircraft powered by AE 3007 engines. The agreement marks a new milestone for TotalCare Flex, designed for owners and operators of mature engines, as it is the first deal signed with a regional aircraft operator. The new service builds on the success of Rolls-Royce TotalC...

ANALYSIS: The complicated conception of KFX

Four years ago, at the 2011 instalment of the Seoul AirShow, South Korean officials predicted that 2013 would see the start of development for the country’s long-planned indigenous KFX fighter aircraft. A first flight was likely in 2015, and full scale production in 2021. Seoul would have a 60% share in the project, while prospective partners Indonesia and Turkey would each have 20%. Th...

Russia, China Agree on Loans for Joint Aircraft, Helicopter Projects

Russia and China agreed to extend subsidized loans to expedite work on joint long-haul aircraft and heavy helicopter projects, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday. "With regard to joint projects in aviation, the creation of a wide-body aircraft [and] developing a heavy helicopter, we have agreed on the possibility of allocating preferential loans to work at a fast...

Boeing Acquires Leading Provider of Pilot Training Software

Enhances Boeing capability to train pilots for international airline customers  Boeing today announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH ("Peters Software"), a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) based training content for early stage ("ab-initio") pilot training. Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters Software specializes in c...

Boeing Celebrates Delivery of Oman Air's First 787 Dreamliner

Airplane will support carrier's expansion plans 787 Dreamliner presence in Middle East continues to grow Boeing and Oman Air celebrated the delivery of the airline's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline ordered six 787-8s in November 2011 as part of its expansion plans. "We are delighted to receive our first Dreamliner which combined with Oman Air's awa...

Russia to consider Venezuela’s request for delivery of fighters as soon as possible

Moscow is ready to consider a possibility of selling Sukhoi fighters to Venezuela; at present it is waiting for Caracas’ inquiry, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. «There is a certain procedure for inquiring about purchase of some military equipment. I am confident that the President, Minister of Defense of Vene...

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10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program.&...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 51 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2019, making it the most delivered light jet of the year. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves...

Daher winglets took flight with the new Gulfstream G700

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The first time for most powerful Rolls-Royce business aviation engine

February 14 became the first time for Rolls-Royce Pearl® 700 engines to power Gulfstream G700 to the skies. Gulfstream G700 used a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel...

First flight of Gulfstream G700 launched flight test program

The first flight of Gulfstream G700, made on February 14, officially launched the flight-test program. The 2 hours and 32 minutes flight was made at Savannah/Hilton Head Inter...

A new era of AEGEAN with Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

The official presentation of new livery, branding and first of three new generation Airbus A320neo, powered with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines - this is the beginning of new era of gr...

EASA Type Certification granted to A330-800

EASA and FAA have granted joint Type Certificate to A330-800. The aircraft’s certification flight-test campaign was successfully performed by aircraft MSN1888, which completed the programme...

Airbus and the Government of Québec become sole owners of the A220 Programme

Airbus SE, the Government of Québec and  Bombardier Inc.have agreed upon a new ownership structure for the A220 programme, whereby Bombardier transferred its remaining shares in Airbus Can...

MAVERIC revealed by Airbus - blended wing aircraft demonstrator

Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls - MAVERIC, was revealed by Airbus, its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstr...

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Gulfstream to Expand in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand its operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with the construction of a service center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The facility, which will complement...

Swiss Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft powered by GTF engines

SWISS took the delivery of their first Airbus A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. Pratt & Whitney will also provide SWISS with engine maintenance through an...

Ansat supplies to China are ready to start

Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese a...

10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program.&...

Four Cessna Pilot Centers names as 2020 Top Hawks by Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation named four Cessna Pilot Centers to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promot...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 51 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2019, making it the most delivered light jet of the year. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves...

Major upgrade of the Garmin Pilot app

New features are added within the Garmin Pilot™ app that incorporate professional IFR navigation tools found within Garmin avionics. Pilots can experience a near-seamless transition between Garm...