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Airbus files patent for split-level passenger seat design

Airplanes could get even more cramped with a new seat design from Airbus that has passengers seated on top of each other in a bi-level configuration. Earlier this month, the global airline manufacturer filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a split level seating de...

The most effective Russian aircraft against ISIS is Su-25, says National Interest

While top-of-the-line Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H fighters and Su-34 Fullback bombers have captured the lion’s share of attention, the single most effective Russian aircraft deployed to Syria is the venerable Su-25 Frogfoot. The Russian air force has deployed a dozen of the slow, low-altitude fly...


Dassault Falcon prepares to break ground on Bordeaux MRO facility

Dassault will, on 16 October, break ground on a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Bordeaux, Mérignac, southwest France, to serve its expanding fleet of Falcon high-end business jets. The 7,200m2 (77,500ft2) building will be located next to the airframer’s Falcon final assembly hangar, and will be able to accommodate up to six business jets at a time....

AgustaWestland considers full ice protection for AW169

AgustaWestland expects deliveries of its new AW169 to be into double figures by the end of 2015 even as it works to add further capabilities to the 4.6t rotorcraft, including potentially full ice protection. Since gaining European Aviation Safety Agency certification in July, the airframer has delivered one AW169 to an undisclosed customer, with a second emergecy medical services-roled example...

MiG Corporation is developing a next-generation light fighter

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) is implementing a project for development of a fifth-generation light fighter, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to a source close to the aircraft industry. “This project is focused on developing configuration of the next-generation light fighter. It is being implemented using the corporation’s own funds,” the source noted. He remin...

DOD warns defence primes of high supplier profit margins

The Pentagon’s top acquisition office says first-tier subcontractors’ profit margins for production programmes are about 7% higher on average than for the prime contractor, and this imbalance could be deterring major suppliers from bidding for new contracts as primes. The revelation has spurred discussions between the DOD and the major primes about better controlling subcontractor p...

Collins debuts Pro Line Fusion at Helitech

Rockwell Collins displayed a Pro Line Fusion avionics system demonstrator for helicopter cockpits for the first time the Helitech International Helicopter Expo and Conference in London. The Helitech debut follows the system’s commercial launch earlier this year. Airbus Helicopters and Vector Aerospace will develop and market Pro Line Fusion as a cockpit upgrade. All Airbus Helicopters pla...

UTC Aerospace Systems Celebrates 200th A380 Landing Gear Delivery

UTC Aerospace Systems today welcomed Airbus to its landing gear production facility in Oakville, Ontario, to celebrate two program milestones. As the supplier of the body and wing landing gear for the Airbus A380, the event commemorated the pending delivery of the 200th shipset of gear. It was also an opportunity to recognize the upcoming delivery of the first shipset of main landing gear for the...

GE Probing Similar Engine Parts in Wake of BA Plane Fire

General Electric Co said on Tuesday it was inspecting out-of-service versions of the engine component involved in a fire with a British Airways plane last month to further determine the cause of the engine failure. On Sep. 8, a British Airways plane, a Boeing 777, caught fire upon take-off from Las Vegas to London; all 157 passengers and 13 crew members escaped, with only a few minor...

Airbus, Bombardier End Talks over CSeries Jet Investment

Airbus on Tuesday called off talks with Bombardier over propping up the troubled CSeries jet, leaving the Canadian plane maker facing dwindling options to keep its dream of competing in the aerospace big league alive. The latest blow to Bombardier, which has been trying to shore up its shrinking cash reserves for months, came after Reuters reported that Bombardier had made an offer to Airb...

Airbus Helicopter introduces H145 Mercedes-Benz Style

Airbus Helicopters has announced it is introducing new H145 Mercedes-Benz Style, with four orders being received so far. The H145 Mercedes-Benz Style offers higher performance, increased safety and improved exterior design for high-end private and corporate operation.   The versatile cabin will allow customers to alter their aircraft to suit their personal needs.    F...

No rush for Boeing to launch mid-market type: Tinseth

Boeing has "some" time before having to decide about launching a "middle of the market" aircraft that would fit between its 737 narrowbody family and 787 widebody series, in the view of the manufacturer's marketing vice-president Randy Tinseth. Speaking to Flightglobal in London, Tinseth said Boeing had been talking to customers about such a clean-sheet design "for...

Tech Mahindra to develop the Aircraft Ground Support System for Bombardier's C Series

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering announced today that they have signed an agreement under which Tech Mahindra will develop the Aircraft Ground Support System (AGSS) for Bombardier's Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) for the C Series family of aircraft. The AGSS will facilitate real-time and p...

Boeing CEO Comment on Pacific Trade Agreement Progress

 Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing president and CEO, today commented on the progress being made on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a large free-trade agreement that would support U.S. export growth in some of the world’s fast-growing markets. “Free-trade agreements create new opportunities for American companies and their workers. I thank the United States Trade Representati...

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

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First flight of Gulfstream G700 launched flight test program

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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

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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...