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ANALYSIS: Will Boeing's next aircraft be an oval or a circle?

With speculation continuing about Boeing's plans for its future aircraft development programme, two reports now predict that the airframer's next clean-sheet design will feature the aviation novelty of an oval fuselage cross-section. Most recently, Merrill Lynch analyst and former Boeing...

ANALYSIS: USAF crash marks sixth hull loss for C-130J

The fatal accident involving a US Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin C-130J in Afghanistan on 2 October is the sixth hull loss to have involved a “Super Hercules”, and the first in which US personnel have died. Eleven people – the tactical transport’s six-person crew and f...


'Impossible' to replace Western Superjet suppliers: SJI chief

It would not be feasible to replace North American and European suppliers with Russian ones on the Sukhoi Superjet programme, in the view of the executive charged with leading Western sales campaigns for the regional airliner. Citing recertification costs and the risk of damage to the brand, SuperJet International (SJI) chief executive Nazario Cauceglia concludes: "This possibility is impo...

Another stage of testing of MS-21 aircraft’s fin torsion box completed

The fin torsion box for the latest Russian MS-21-300 airliner has successfully passed another stage of testing. TsAGI confirmed the load-carrying capability of the component assembled from parts manufactured by ONPP Technologiya named after A.G. Romashin, press-service of ONPP Technologiya reports. “This is the first strength test of such a large composite component manufactured in Russia...

An “all-seeing eye” for UAVs is being developed in Russia

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation), the key developer of UAVs , is developing advanced payloads for Russian-produced UAVs, which increase efficiency of aerial reconnaissance and earth surface monitoring. As against the common optics, new technologies allow gathering information not visible to the human eye. Thanks to this equipment the UAV is able to dis...

BAE Systems shame: defense contractor walks back part of IFE claim

In a stunning last-minute walkback as the APEX Expo ended on Thursday afternoon, BAE Systems changed its tune on precisely what is to be streamed, and to what devices, under its agreement with two Hollywood studios. It would now appear that only one studio has approved streaming early window content to passengers’ personal entertainment devices (known as BYOD...

Cabin concept seeks to provoke questions about passenger desire

In the landmark Chicago Area Transportation Study of 1955-1962, urban planners defined desire lines as “the shortest line between origin and destination [expressing] the way a person would like to go, if such a way were available”. Though the basic concept behind these primal human “forces” predates cities, maps or even roads, few if any have applied the innately human...

Business or science? Choose both, urges Airbus marketing exec

Anaïs Marzo da Costa, Airbus’ newly appointed Head of Aircraft Interiors Marketing is, unusually for someone in her team, not from an engineering background. “Normally at Airbus, when you’re in marketing you’re an aeronautical engineer, and I am not,” Marzo da Costa laughed as she sat down with Runway Girl Network, fresh from presenting a Comfort and Ambienc...

Honeywell Tech Can Help Aviation Industry Halve CO2 Emissions

Two Honeywell Aerospace technologies — the SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System and the EGTS electric taxiing system — have been recognized by the Air Transport Action Group as solutions that can help support the aviation industry’s goal to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2050 against a 2005 baseline. Honeywell’s SmartPath GBAS system augments GPS signa...

Boeing predicts freight to grow slower than passenger in 2015

Airfreight volumes are expected to grow by about four per cent in 2015, compared with passenger increases of six per cent, according to the Boeing vice president of marketing, Randy Tinseth. Tinseth delivered the Boeing current market outlook at a press event, which Air Cargo Week attended at Luxembourg Airport, where Boeing was delivering Cargolux’...

Exclusive: Lockheed Martin mulls merger of some services units with peer - sources

Lockheed Martin Corp is exploring merging some of its information technology and services businesses, with a value of about $4 billion, with another government services contractor, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The contemplated transaction would create the largest government services contractor in the United States and would generate an estimated $2 billion windfall for L...

New Business Turboprops 2015

While the light jet market remains depressed, business turboprops are holding their own and development of new models continues, albeit unevenly. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, 603 new business turboprops were sold last year compared with 722 new business jets. That’s down slightly from the recent record 645 new turboprops shipped in 2013, but given the global e...

Hands On: HUD and Fly-by-Wire Enhances Legacy 500

The first OEM customer for the Rockwell Collins HGS-3500 compact head-up display (HUD) is Embraer, which selected the new HUD for the Legacy 450 and 500 midsize jets. The HUD is optional, as is the Rockwell CollinsEVS-3000 enhanced vision system, and they can be installed either individually or together. The best installation is the combination of the&nbs...

HURRICANE HUNTERS: Nine 'brave' aircraft that need all nine lives

As the US East Coast bunkers down for a hurricane hammering, we look at aircraft used by US Air Force Special Operations and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to fly directly into hurricanes to take the critical measurements that help predict where a storm is heading. The first time the US Army Air Corps flew an aircraft into a hurricane was in 1943. U-boat activity had...

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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

We already wrote about the first flight of Gulfstream G700, which launched a flight test program. It was clear which engines powered the flight, let's fid out more about performance-enhancing wing...

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...