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Embraer Legacy Midsize Jet Assembly To Start in U.S. in June

Expansion of Embraer Executive Jets' assembly facility in Melbourne, Fla., to accommodate Legacy 450 and 500 production, in addition to the existing Phenom 100 and 300 lines, is well under way and on pace to be completed in the spring, according to facility managing director Phil Krull. The firs...

Airbus Proves More A400M Capabilities, and Eyes Exports

Airbus Defence & Space reported substantial progress in the flight-testing of functions and capabilities for the A400M airlifter. But negotiations with the seven launch partner nations about amending the contract again will continue into next year. In the past 12 months, Airbus ha...


Four Yak-152 aircraft will be ready for testing in summer 2016

A pilot batch of Yak-152 trainer aircraft designed for training cadets of the air force academies and DOSAAF will be manufactured by July 2016, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to a source close to the military-industrial sector. “Under a state contract the first four test aircraft must be manufactured by Irkutsk Aviation Plant by June 30th 2016,” the source said. He noted t...

Chinook gets a boost from Morocco

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter is set to re-enter service with the Royal Moroccan Air (RMAF). Jon Lake reports. Three ex-US Army Reserve CH-47D aircraft were delivered to the port of Tangier on Saturday August 15, arriving on board the roll-on/roll-off ship Liberty Pride. Morocco has already operated the Chinook, having ordered 12 CH-47Cs from Italy’s Elicotteri Merid...

RAAF KC-30 completes F-35 refuelling trials

A RAAF KC-30A tanker transport has returned from the US after the successful completion of refuelling trials with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Operating from Edwards Air Force Base, California the KC-30 made a total of 479 ‘dry’ and 24 ‘wet’ contacts with a US Air Force F-35A, transferring more than 95 tonnes of fuel using its 18-metre-long Advanced Refuelling Boom Sys...

Airbus confirms A320 production increase to 60 aircraft a month by 2019

Airbus has confirmed plans to open an additional A320 production line in Hamburg as part of moves to increase the production rate of its popular single aisle aircraft to 60 a month by the middle of 2019. The manufacturer’s executive vice-president for programmes Didier Evrard said growing demand for single aisle aircraft and an “impressive” backlog for both the current models...

China to Unveil Narrow-Body Jet, Showcasing Aerospace Ambitions

China is poised to unveil a prototype of its first homegrown passenger jet that it hopes will compete with airliners from Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE, setting the stage for the plane's first flight. Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, also known as COMAC, will roll out its single-aisle C919 airliner Monday at its factory in Shanghai. The plane's first test flight has been pushed...

COMAC Rolls Out First C919 in Shanghai

On November 2, 2015, the first COMAC C919 with blue and green coatings to be assembled in Shanghai, rolled out of the newly-built final assembly workshop. Rollout means the completion of installation of body segments and airborne systems, which are ready for ground tests, and also laid a solid foundation for its maiden flight in the next stage. C919 is a short-medium range single-aisle jet whic...

Cirrus to Begin Knoxville Construction Within 60 Days

Cirrus Aircraft says it hopes to start construction within the next two months on its planned distribution center and showroom at McGhee Tyson Airport, with a goal of completion by mid-2016. Company and local government officials gathered Thursday afternoon for a groundbreaking for the $15 million "Vision Center," which is expected to create 170 jobs. On Wednesday, the Metropolitan...

Airbus Statement: Metrojet A321-200 Flight 7K-9268 Accident over Sinai Peninsula

Airbus regrets to confirm that an A321-200 operated by Metrojet was involved in an accident shortly after 6:17 local time (04:17 GMT) over the Sinai Peninsula today. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight 7K-9268 from Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) to St. Petersburg (Russia). The concerns and sympathy of the Airbus employees go to all those affected by this tragic accident of Flight 7K...

Boeing likely to match Airbus on single-aisle output: source

Boeing Co is likely to broadly match European rival Airbus SA  in notching up production of single-aisle aircraft to 60 a month, but the timing of Boeing's move remains uncertain, according to a person familiar with the situation. Airbus said on Friday it would lift monthly output of its top-selling A320 to 60 in mid-2019, a 20 percent jump over its prior target of 50, and a move...

Russian Helicopters Showcases Latest Helicopters at FIHAV-2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is taking part in Havana International Fair (FIHAV-2015), where it will showcase its helicopter range - both current commercial models that operators from diverse countries are already familiar with and upcoming commercial helicopters. FIHAV-2015 will be held in Havana, Cuba, from 2-7 November 2015. Russian Helicopters' exhibition can be f...

AW609 Prototype Crashes in Italy, Killing Both Pilots

An AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor prototype crashed in Italy this morning while on a routine test flight, killing both crewmembers. The aircraft went down outside Santhia in Vercelli province. Italy’s National Agency for Flight Safety (ANSV) is investigating. Unconfirmed Italian press reports indicate that one of the engines was on fire before the crash. In a writte...

First Airbus Helicopters final assembly line in China to be set up in cooperation with Sino-German Ecopark

Historic partnership paves the way for the establishment of an H135 final assembly line and a comprehensive industrial hub in China. Sino-German Ecopark, located in Qingdao, Shandong province, makes commitment to acquire 100 H135s to be produced locally over the next 10 years for Chinese general aviation needs. Airbus Helicopters consolidates its position as the leading helicopter...

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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

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Facility optimization for customers - Gulfstream

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