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Russia Seeks Accord on New Wide-Body Plane with China This Year

Russia plans to work with China to design and produce a new wide-body aircraft to compete with Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE, aiming to sign a deal by the end of this year, according to a Russian official. Russia is ready to fund the initial stage of the project, which will focus on th...

Airbus helicopters name G.Steuer as Head of external communication

Guillaume Steuer is reporting to Vice President of Corporate Communications Yves Barillé and is managing all external communications activities for Airbus Helicopters. Since June 2014, Guillaume Steuer has held the position of Media & Communication Officer with the European D...


Surging E-Jet sales have Embraer mulling production increase

With E-Jet sales outpacing Embraer’s current production levels, the manufacturer will have to consider production increases starting as soon as next year. The Brazilian manufacturer has already sold 131 E-Jets this year (a mix of current generation E-Jets and E2 aircraft) and, though declining to provide a specific number, hints that E-Jet sales could top 150 airc...

Russia's Sukhoi pushes Superjet sales in Asia

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp. is pushing Superjet SSJ100 aircraft sales in Southeast Asia as part of a new strategy to expand its emerging market commercial sector sales by 30%. Following a visit to the region earlier this year by a high ranking Russian delegation, SSJ100s have been delivered to Cambodia, Laos and potentially Vietnam. Vientiane-based Lao Central Airlines will start operations lat...

Embraer expands European sales team

Embraer Executive Jets has appointed Atlas Air Service as an authorised sales representative (ASR) in Europe. The deal with the Germany-based company comprises marketing and sales for Embraer’s entire business jet portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “I would like to welcome Atlas Air Service and its 45 years of expertise in aviation that will support our sales team f...

Saab Signs Contract With Airbus for A321 ACF Door Plug

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with Airbus to become a supplier on the A321 Airbus Cabin Flex Programme. The agreement covers design, development and manufacturing of the Door Plug 3 and Cover Plate. This is Saab’s first design-to-build programme within the Airbus Doors Community and gives Saab a greater role on this fast-growing aviation programme. The fixed Door...

Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd Receives IQS Gold Award From AgustaWestland

Nasmyth Group, a leading global supplier of precision engineering products and services, is delighted to announce that one of its subsidiary businesses, Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd, has received an IQS Gold Award from AgustaWestland, one of the world’s leading helicopter companies. Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd was one of just 18 suppliers selected from the Agust...

Bell 505 Assembly Centre in Lafayette opens

Bell Helicopter has opened a new assembly centre in Lafayette. The new centre will assemble the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Steven Grissom and other state, regional and local officials joined Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO, John Garrison, to commemorate the occasion at the Lafayette Regional Airport. “Today’s dedication...

China's Biggest UAV Makes Maiden Flight

China's self-developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the CH-5, representing a world standard in size and weight, made its maiden flight in Gansu province, the Beijing Times reported on Monday. The country's biggest UAV, with a wingspan of 20 meters, has a maximum takeoff weight of 3 tons, maximum payload of around 900 kilograms and an endurance of more than 30 hours at low- and medium-a...

Robinson Introduces New R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen Primary Flight Display Package

The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44. The R44 autopilot option has all of the same modes and functionality as the R66 including basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking, and approach guidance...

Embraer’s Legacy 450 Receives FAA Certification

Embraer Executive Jets today announced that its new Legacy 450 business jet received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The approval comes a few weeks after the aircraft earned certification from Brazil’s civil aeronautics authority (ANAC).  “The FAA certification highlights our commitment to delivering innovative products that go beyond cus...

Boeing settles 401(k) lawsuit

Boeing reached a settlement Wednesday in a class-action lawsuit that alleges the company mishandled its 401(k) plan, allowing excessive fees. The provisional settlement in Spano v. Boeing, filed in 2006, was reached the same day it was set to go trial, and terms were not disclosed. A status conference is set for Sept. 24 to establish deadlines for approving the proposed settlement. St. Louis...

Inmarsat launches third Global Xpress satellite

Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat launched the third satellite in its Global Xpress program, Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), on Aug. 28. The third Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on an International Launch Services Proton Breeze M launch vehicle and is now in orbit. Inmarsat said it will join the first t...

First MRJ test flight scheduled for latter half of October

The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test flight is scheduled for the latter half of October, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced. Mitsubishi said in a statement released Monday that further details will be released near the end of September and the exact date of the first flight will be announced one day before. The first flight will take place at Nago...

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The first fully automatic vision-based take-off demonstrated by Airbus

Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The test crew comprising of two pilots, two flight t...

Daher results 2019 - 68 turboprop aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak product lines

Daher announced business results of 2019 for its expanded turboprop-powered aircraft family, with the company logging sales of 48 TBMs in the TBM 910 and TBM 940 versions, along with 20...

Airbus BelugaXL entered service, adding 30% extra capacity to the fleet

The BelugaXL has entered into service! It means 30% extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes. The aircraft, which is an...

New Rolls-Royce facility to develop cleaner, quieter, more-efficient jet engines

A new Rolls-Royce facility which will develop jet engine technologies set to transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency has opened in Bristol, UK. The composite technolog...

2019 for Airbus - strong commercial aircraft performance

Airbus SE delivered 863 commercial aircraft to 99 customers in 2019, outpacing its previous output record set in 2018 by eight percent. In the 17th yearly production increase in a row, Airbu...

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40 additional A321neo aircraft for CALC

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, a full value-chain aircraft solutions provider for global airlines, has reached an agreement with Airbus on its remaining backlog, and includes an additi...

Full slate of Gulfstream customer-centric support events 2020

Gulfstream Aerospace Customer Support organization will host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020, including its biennial Operators & Suppliers Conference, two Customer...

Liebherr Aerospace Brasil partners PTI Technologies

Liebherr Aerospace Brasil entered a new partnership with PTI Technologies and signed a contract to become the supplier of hydraulic manifolds for Embraer’s latest aircraft. Liebhe...

Toyota became lead investor to develop and produce Joby Aviation eVTOL aircraft

Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation, an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric eVTOL aircraft to enabl...

Leonardo awarded contract for 32 TH-73A helicopters by U.S. Department of Defense

Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, su...

Turkish Aerospace to display HÜRKUŞat Kuwait Aviation Show

Turkish Aerospace will participate in the Kuwait Aviation Show which will be held on 15-18 January 2020. Participating in the fair first time with the HÜRKUŞ Advanced Training Aircraft ...

France new strategic airborne intelligence programme - Thales & Dassault Aviation

French DGA awarded Thales and Dassault Aviation the contract to equip the French Army's future strategic intelligence aircraft with the CUGE universal electronic warfare capability. The contr...