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Bombardier Presents 2015 Cernan Safety Award to Barre

Bombardier named pilot and safety advisor Matt Barre the winner of the 2015 Eugene Cernan Safety Award. Bombardier recognized Captain Barre for “his dedication to aviation safety while on active duty in the Coast Guard and as a member of Aflac's corporate flight department.” Nominate...

Windecker Eagle due for China market resurrection

A Chinese entrepreneur, Wei Hang, is to restart manufacture of the Windecker Eagle, or Eagle AC-7 Eagle 1, nearly 40 years after its US developer Windecker Industries shut down, having only produced eight and delivered one of the piston-singles. Windecker’s demise was triggered by the Weste...


Airbus launches new Ultra-Long Range version of the A350-900

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has selected Airbus’ newly launched Ultra-Long Range version of the A350-900 for non-stop flights to the US. Under an amendment to the carrier’s existing order for 63 A350-900s, seven of the aircraft will now be delivered with an Ultra-Long Range capability for flights of up to 19 hours. In addition, the carrier has placed an additional order for four A350-900s...

The 100th production Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft performed its maiden flight

Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant (branch of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company) has completed assembly of the 100th Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ100) airliner. On October 5th the jet performed a test flight above Komsomolsk-on-Amur and confirmed that the preparation for delivery may be continued.  After all the final modifications, ground and flight tests the 100th SSJ100 will depart from Kha...

Boeing Optimizes Maintenance Record Keeping for Airlines

New digital airline maintenance records tool increases operational efficiency Boeing introduced today a digital records management capability to its Maintenance Performance Toolbox suite of products that will optimize maintenance operations and reduce costs for airlines. The Maintenance Performance Toolbox Records module provides an industry standard platform to manage scanned and digit...

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 Component Services program under the 10-year agreement, enabling the airline to greatly reduce its inventory...

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 the Helitech exhibition in London. Flightglobal's Fleets Analyzer database records Thailand&...

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...

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EHang 216 obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation

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Gulfstream G700 surpasses testing milestones, speed and altitude limits

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Six new TECNAMs joined Pradera Verde Aviation fleet

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BelugaXL enters into service in Getafe

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EHang expanding production facility for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles

EHang will build a new AAV production facility in Yunfu city in Guangdong, China with a planned initial annual capacity of 600 units and an RMB42 million (approx. US$6 million) investment su...