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Skylon,to go from Paris to Sydney in four hours

British government decided to invest 84 million euros (60 million pounds) in Skylon, an aircraft that could connect Paris to Sydney in less than four hours. Actually it is the development of an orbital launch vehicle, developed by British Reaction Engines Limited since the mid-90s. Its uniquen...

Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries affirm partnership

Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries affirm partnership for export and support of Korean helicopter platforms. Korean-made Light Civil Helicopter and Light Armed Helicopter to be marketed worldwide in a joint effort by both partners. Scope of cooperation to include also after-sale...


PW PurePower engine for Embraer E-Jets completes flight test program

The Pratt & Whitney PW1900G PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, successfully completed its first flight, initiating the engine's flight test program. The PW1900G engine model, which was assembled at Pratt & Whitney's Middletown Engine Center in Connecticut, flew on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test bed at the co...

Boeing Forecasts Demand in the Middle East for 3,180 New Airplanes Over the Next 20 Years

Aviation market worth an estimated $730 billion Hub aggregation, diverse business strategies, infrastructure investment drive regional traffic growth Boeing forecasts airlines in the Middle East will require 3,180 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. 70 percent of the demand is expected to be driven by rapid fleet expansion in the reg...

Eighth and final RAAF C-17 delivered

The RAAF officially welcomed its eighth and last Boeing C-17 Globemaster airlifter into service at RAAF Base Amberley on Wednesday. The aircraft, A41-212, landed at Amberley on Monday, with the final delivery marked by a small ceremony at Amberley on Wednesday attended by Minister for Defence Materiel and Science Mal Brough, Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies and ...

S7 Group owner abandons Transaero deal

S7 Group co-owner Vladislav Filev—who bought 51% of Transaero shares right before authorities pulled its air operator’s certificate—has pulled out of the deal. The official reason given is that Transaero owners failed to consolidate 51% of shares that are free and discharged. But Transaero co-founder Alexander Pleshakov accused Filev of the deal collapse. In a statement,...

Nextant G90XT certification "imminent"

Nextant Aerospace has completed certification testing of its G90XT twin-engined turboprop, and says US approval for the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 is “imminent”. The programme was launched by Nextant two years ago in partnership with engine manufacturer GE Aviation, with the G90XT having made its first flight in January 2015. The upgraded aircraft features GE H75-10...

ANALYSIS: Boeing damps down expectations for Dubai

Dubai’s last major air show in 2013 set a high bar for order expectations. In the span of less than three hours on the first day of the show, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways signed orders and commitments for a total of 225 777X aircraft.Etihad Airways added another order for 30 787-10s. Not least, Flydubai committed to buy up 100 737 Max and 11 737NGs. If any...

Lockheed, Exechon and Injaz in joint venture for advanced machining technology

Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National and the Swedish technology company Exechon to create a machine technology joint venture, the US defence and aerospace company said yesterday. It is the latest such collaboration between a global defence industry major and local players. Exechon Enterprises will set up an engineering and manufacturing centre for parallel kinema...

Russian Helicopters develops maintenance support for helicopters in Latin America

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) plans to provide after-sales service and maintenance for helicopters operated in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will also offer comprehensive services to expand helicopters' operational capabilities via a modernisation programme incorporating the latest technological solutions, and taking into account the region's rich experience of oper...

ST Aerospace Signs Cabin Reconfiguration Contract With Air Canada

Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) has secured a cabin reconfiguration contract with Air Canada, for eight Airbus A330 aircraft.  The first A330 will be inducted in the third quarter of 2016, with the last aircraft targeted for redelivery by the end of 1Q2017. For each of the eight aircraft, ST Aerospace will be installing additional premium economy seats in the aircraft cabin...

C919 Gets ICBC's Backing in Marketing Globally

ICBC Financial Leasing Co, China's biggest financial leasing company, is to start promoting sales of the domestically built C919 airliner - the narrow-body aircraft being produced by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. The first prototype of the C919, to be used for test flights, was off the assembly line on Monday at COMAC's Shanghai factory. ICBC Financial Leasing is...

Zodiac Aerospace Opens New Facility In Dubai

Zodiac Aerospace Opens New Facility In Dubai – Zodiac Aerospace will inaugurate a new facility ‘Zodiac Aerospace Services Middle East’ on November 9, 2015 during the Dubai Airshow. “The new 4,500 square meters site in Dubai South will allow Zodiac Aerospace Services to better serve its customers in the area, by reinforcing repair and logistics capabilities and short...

ANALYSIS: The crucial decisions facing Airbus over A350 and A380

As Airbus begins assembly of its largest twinjet to date, the A350-1000, it faces a crucial decision about whether to add an even bigger version to its armoury to enable it to go head to head with the Boeing 777-9X. Toulouse’s strategy in the “big-twin” sector is just one of the potentially life-changing decisions it is facing, as the time is coming for it to “put up or...

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Welcome another Gulfstream G700 test aircraft

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New Bombardier Customer Support Service Centre in Melbourne

Bombardier announced the development of a new service centre at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia, building on its commitment to the Australian market and establishing the next key...

Textron Aviation expands service offering to include repair of Citation CJ series landing gear

Textron Aviation is expanding service offerings to provide customers with a new standard repair process for Cessna Citation CJ series aircraft main landing gear (MLG). This innovative solution, w...

First two H145s delivered to the Ecuadorian Air Force

Airbus Helicopters has delivered two H145s to the Ecuadorian Air Force, the first military customer in South America for this multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. A total of six H145s will...

EHang to Accelerate UAM Services

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) recently announced the first Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones (“UCAEZs”) to solidify China’s global leadersh...

Facility optimization for customers - Gulfstream

Gulfstream is streamlining and modernizing its customer service and support experiences by leveraging new and expanded facilities throughout its network. This facility optimization is the next st...

Airbus reports Nine-Month 2020 results

Global air travel recovery slower than anticipated  Cash containment and business adaptation on track 9m revenues € 30.2 billion; 9m EBIT Adjusted € -0.1 billion 9m EBIT (repor...

Russian Helicopters launches Mi-8 test operation program in Indonesia

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP) as part of Russian Helicopters holding company launches Mi-8/171 type helicopter test operation program, which is aimed at the assessing of all the advantages of helico...