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Dassault to Showcase Expanding Business Jet Family at Dubai

New Ultra Long Range Falcon 8X Set for First Deliveries in 2016,  Strong Response from Middle East Dassault Aviation will present its expanding line of large-cabin long range Falcon business jets at the Dubai Air Show, which opens on November 8 at Dubai World Central. The exhibit wil...

DUBAI: A350 stops at air show during Middle Eastern tour

Two Airbus A350s will be present at the Dubai air show, aQatar Airways aircraft complementing the airframer’s MSN2 which will conduct the flying display. MSN2 is stopping at Dubai World Central’s Al-Maktoum airport as part of a Middle Eastern tour and is scheduled to depart to Et...


Boeing upbeat over possible Kuwait jet sale, oil price hits some deals

Boeing on Saturday gave its strongest indication yet about a near-term sale of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to Kuwait, although the world's second-largest weapons maker said lower oil prices were delaying some arms purchases by Gulf states. "There are things that we're waiting on... those things are going to be cleared and we think they're going to be cleared soon," Boeing...

“Shades” livery now also on new A330neo

Airbus’ A330neo is joining the A350 XWB in its distinctive cockpit windscreen design. “The A330neo complement the A350 XWB in the new Airbus Long-Range family, so it was only natural that the A330neo should  have the same cockpit shades design than its larger sibling” said Eric Zanin, Head of A330 programme. The new A330neo share the latest innovations and technologies...

Boeing takes fresh view at Middle East market

Boeing is looking at the Middle East in a new way as it broadens its outlook and steers clear of involvement in the spat between U.S. and Middle East airlines. Bernard J. Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, said that a new framework for BCA’s management of sales in the region had been adopted, introducing Turkey into the Middle East and North Africa region, now to be known as “MENAT...

Airbus: October 2015 In Review

Contracts logged during October for 35 A350 XWB, A330 and A320 family aircraft raised Airbus’ total net bookings to 850 so far in 2015, and already above the company’s net order target for the entire year, while the month’s 49 deliveries involved jetliners from across its in-production product lines. Included in the October order book were four A350-900s for Singapore Air...

Tigerair signs Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus for its A320 fleet

Tigerair Singapore has signed a Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus to provide full component support, and fleet technical management services for its A320-family aircraft. This 10-year FHS-TSP contract, commencing early 2016, guarantees spare parts availability through an extensive scope of A320 Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), components repair, transp...

Korean Air finalises order for 30 A321neo

New order comes as carrier celebrates 40 Years of Airbus operations Korean Air has signed a contract with Airbus covering a firm order for 30 A321neo aircraft plus 20 options, becoming a new customer for the best-selling single aisle A320 Family. The purchase agreement finalises a commitment announced earlier this year and was signed in Seoul by Walter Cho Won Tae, Korean Air Executive Vice Pre...

Asiana Airlines Finalises Order for 25 A321neo Aircraft

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25 A321neo aircraft. The contract, which finalises a commitment announced earlier this year, was signed at a special ceremony in Seoul by Kim Soo Cheon, President & CEO, Asiana Airlines and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. Seating 180 passengers in a two class layout, the new aircraft will be operat...

Southeast Asia, Africa, China to purchase Russia’s upgraded Il-76TD transport plane

The plane's takeoff weight has been increased from 170 to 190 tons and its maximum payload has risen from 47 to 52 tons. Southeast Asia, Africa and China will be among customers to buy Russia’s upgraded Ilyushin Il-76TD transport planes, Ilyushin Aviation Company General Designer Nikolay Talikov said on Friday. "Among foreign countries, these are primarily Southeast Asia and A...

MRJ progresses towards first flight next week

Mitsubishi Aircraft says it has simulated various scenarios on its engineering flight simulator in preparation for the MRJ regional jet’s maiden sortie, and that results thus far have proved promising. In an interview with Flightglobal, Mitsubishi’s vice-president and general manager of sales and marketing Yugo Fukuhara, says the manufacturer has simulated “normal and abnormal...

British Antarctic Survey looks towards whole fleet modernisation

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is in the process of updating its scientific research fleet, including the addition of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) and cockpit and sensing upgrades to its manned aircraft. BAS operates four de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and one DHC-7 Dash 7, but is seeking a fixed-wing UAV of approximately 20kg (44lb) to offer scalable sensing capabilities to complem...

Russia to deliver 11 Mi-171Sh helicopters to Peru in 2015

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has already delivered 13 Mi-171Sh military-transport helicopters to Peru under a contract signed in 2013; 11 more vehicles of the type will be delivered to the country this year, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the company’s press-service. The contract for delivery of 23 Mi-171Sh helicopters was signed in Decembe...

Airbus’ A350-1000 Trent XWB-97 engine begins flight-test campaign on A380 flying-test-bed

The A350-1000’s new engine – the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 – has successfully made its first flight-test aboard Airbus’ dedicated A380 “Flying-Test-Bed” aircraft. The aircraft took off from Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse and performed a flight of 4 hours, 14 mins during which the engine covered a wide range of power settings at altitudes up to 35,000ft. The...

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French Navy selected Falcon 2000 Albatros

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After a massive development commitment, kicked off back in 2019, Diamond Aircraft received its EASA Supplemental Type Certificate STC 62-002, EASA Reference Number 10073494 REV. 2. This Major Cha...

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The promising light multipurpose aircraft LMS-901 "Baikal", created to replace the Soviet aircraft An-2, was "blown" in the wind tunnel of the TsAGI im. Zhukovsky. The re...

ATR strengthens its low-carbon strategy with sustainability expert ECOACT

As part of ATR’s sustainability strategy, the company set itself the ambitious goal to become carbon neutral for onsite activities by 2030. ECOACT will be supporting ATR in defining the right ac...

Autonomous robot to disinfect Dash 8 Aircraft - De Havilland Canada & Aero HygenX

De Havilland Canada is providing support to Aero HygenX Inc. in the development and marketing of a new version of the autonomous robot, RAY that will be optimized for use on Dash 8 Series aircraf...

Embraer installs HEPA filters on ERJ 145 jets

With the main goal of supporting customers of the 50-seat ERJ 145 jet in their search for solutions to increase passenger safety and prevent the potential transmission of viruses on board, Embraer rec...

MC-21-300 with PD-14 engine gets ready for the first flight

On November 27  PJSC Irkut Corporation,where the newest Russian airliner MC-21-300 with PD-14 engine is being built, got important visit. The Minister of Industry and Trade of...

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