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Iran, Brazil Can Jointly Produce Aircraft

Iran plans to discuss cooperation in the aviation industry and the possibility of jointly producing aircraft with Brazil, Tasnim agency quoted Iran's Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh as saying Oct. 26. He said Iran is interested in cooperation with Brazil in th...

China-Developed C929 Passenger Aircraft Aims to Replace Boeing 777: Reports

A China-made large passenger aircraft expected to give the Boeing 777 a tough competition is set to take off commercially, a media report said on Monday. The passenger aircraft C919 that made its debut at an exhibition in November 2010 will begin to roll off the production line from November...


Boeing wins $898 million contract for 15 EA-18G fighter jets

Boeing Co (BA.N) has been awarded a contract worth $898 million to build 15 more EA-18G Growler electronic fighter jets and associated airborne electronic attack kits for the U.S. Navy, the Pentagon announced on Monday. The contract runs through January 2018, the Defense Department said in its daily digest of major contract awards.

Lockheed wins $260 million for materials for next C-130J transports

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has won a contract worth $260 million for the purchase of materials need to build the next batch of 28 C-130J Super Hercules transport planes in fiscal 2016, which began Oct. 1, the Pentagon said on Monday. The contract runs through April 30, 2017. Lockheed reached agreement with the U.S. Air Force on a five-year contract to build up to 83 C-130J planes for the A...

Boeing completes 737 Max 8 power-on

Boeing has completed the power-on milestone for the first 737 Max 8 as the re-engined and updated single-aisle aircraft is pieced together on a new assembly line in Renton, Washington. The power-on milestone activated a modernised cockpit featuring four 787-style multi-function displays supplied by Rockwell Collins. The 737 Max electrical s system was adapted to support the improved cockpit...

Blackstone to acquire MB Aerospace

Blackstone and MB Aerospace (MBAe) announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have agreed to acquire MBAe, a leading Tier I engine component manufacturer and repair business, from Arlington Capital Partners. MB Aerospace has facilities across the U.S., U.K., and Poland. The company has a well-balanced manufacturing model providing complex machined and fabricated assemblies into p...

GE Aviation Rolls Out Its 1,000th GEnx Engine

GE Aviation assembled the 1,000th GEnx engine, just a mere five years after the first production engine was built at GE's Durham, North Carolina. "The GEnx was the fastest selling engine in GE's history, and now it is the fastest production ramp up of a GE widebody engine program," said Tom Levin, general manager of the GEnx/CF6 engine product lines at GE Aviation. "GEnx...

OPINION: How Superjet can stay in the game

In many ways the Sukhoi Superjet has achieved what its creators set out to do. It is a five-abreast, 100-seat aircraft with reasonable economics that stands apart from rivals in terms of cabin width and comfort. It is also something unique: Russia’s first Western airliner. What it has not done is sold in sufficient numbers to be counted a success. Although 100 have been produced, until a...

Bell Helicopter opens new office in Mexico

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today the grand opening of its new sales office based in Mexico City, where the company will support local and regional customers. Many state and federal officials, as well as long-standing customers, joined Bell Helicopter’s Executive Vice President of Commercial Business, Matt Hasik, for a reception at the site of the new office in the...

Demand for LCC services could drive the local aviation market, says Boeing

Increasing demand for no-frills air services in Taiwan, among other Northeast Asian countries, could become a major driver of growth in the region's aviation market, a Boeing executive said Friday. Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said market performance of the company's single-aisle aircraft — the majority of its airplane deliveries over...

CAAC Awards Production Certificate for SeaRey

Progressive Aerodyne, Inc. has received an aircraft production certificate (PC) for the Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey from the CAAC East China Regional Administration, an important step for the SeaRey in serving the Chinese market. It is the first PC granted to a U.S. aircraft manufacturer by the Chinese aviation regulator. Progressive Aerodyne has received the type design approval (TDA) for t...

Boeing takes up the Africa challenge

Boeing predicts considerable African demand for new aircraft over the next 20 years. Keith Mwanalushi talks to the aircraft manufacturer about the opportunities and challenges. Africa is a unique market, and one that Boeing knows well. During the Aviation Festival Africa in Johannesburg recently, the manufacturer revealed that the region could generate orders of up to $160 billion within the...

Concerning changes to the MRJ first flight schedule

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today jointly announced that the companies have changed the first flight schedule of the first flight test aircraft of the MRJ(Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet, because of the need for repair of its rudder pedal. The first flight, which was originally scheduled to take place between Octo...

Falcon 5X Timing Still Unclear, as New Engine Issue Surfaces

During a meeting today with AJPAE, the French association of aerospace journalists, Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier said he is “still waiting for a new calendar from Snecma,” regarding delays with the Falcon 5X's engines.“Snecma is facing some difficulties with the Silvercrest engine, which will delay the 5X’s certification even if the confi...

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Bell presents the Turkish National Police with the outstanding operational readiness award

Bell announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The f...

Rosaviatsiya certified electronic documentation for Ansat helicopters

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) granted the Russian Helicopters holding the approval to make a major change to the Ansat helicopter type certificate. The event took place d...

First ever purpose-built Regional Freighter took flight

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Gulfstream G700 earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for seat design

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Airbus HCare Infinite support contract will cover NASA H135 fleet

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