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Airbus Defence and Space provides Tetra network to Sharjah International Airport

Airbus Defence and Space will equip Sharjah International Airport with a modern Tetra (terrestrial trunked radio) communications network. The contract has been awarded to the local company Nedaa, which provides telecommunication services to specialised governmental, semi-governmental and private...

GE Aviation fired up on CMCs

Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) are a critical pathway on GE Aviation’s technology roadmap, and recent tests on a GEnx demonstrator engine with GE9X CMC components in the combustor and turbine yielded impressive results for the ultra-lightweight, heat-resistant material. The use o...


Nesterov Aviation to Showcase Pilatus PC-12 NG at Jet Expo

Moscow and St Petersburg based Nesterov Aviation will debut the high speed Pilatus PC-12 NG business turboprop at the 10th annual Jet Expo 2015  in Russia this week - September 10-12. The aircraft, resplendent in the Jubilee paint scheme of famous Swiss artist Hans Erni, will display on the static at Vnukovo Airport. Nesterov Aviation,  as the newly appointed exclu...

Viking Signs Deal for 10 Twin Otter Series 400 Aircraft with Rosneft, Russia

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, and RN-Aircraft, a Rosneft subsidiary based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, have signed a multi-aircraft purchase agreement for ten Viking Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft to be delivered between November 2015 and early 2017. The aircraft are destined for the Krasnoyarsk region in south central Russia, where they will be used in multiple roles including 1...

Roscosmos: Soyuz TMA-18M manned spacecraft has been launched successfully

On September 2nd at 07:37 (Moscow time) specialists of Roscosmos (Federal Space Agency) carried out the anniversary 500th launch from the launch site No.1 of Baikonur spaceport – Soyuz FG launch vehicle with Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft was launched, press-service of Roscosmos reports. "Soyuz TMA-18M separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle in 528 seconds at the pla...

India to purchase 48 Mi-17V-5 helicopters

Defense Acquisition Council of the Indian government approved purchase of 48 Russian-produced Mi-17V-5 helicopters worth $1,1 billion, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to Indiandefensenews.in. «Defense Acquisition Council of the Indian government chaired by the Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar approved purchase of 48 Russian-produced Mi-17V-5 hel...

Indonesia decides to buy advanced Russian Su-35 Jets

Indonesia's defense minister said that the country would buy Russian-made Su-35 jets following negotiations between the two countries. Indonesia's defense ministry has decided to purchase Russian Sukhoi Su-35 jets to replace its aging US-made F-5 fleet, the country's state news agency Antara reported. Indonesia previously expressed interest in the Su-35 jet, with the country'...

50th A330 for Air China successfully completes maiden flight

The 50th A330 to be operated by Air China, which is also China’s first A330-300 with the increased 242 tonne maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) capability, has successfully completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. Displaying a special livery to celebrate the “50th A330 for Air China”, the aircraft will be delivered to the Chinese carrier in September.  Air China is th...

Airbus starts production of the first A330neo

Airbus’ first A330neo is coming to life one year after the programme was launched, with the first 'cutting of metal' underway at its production facilities in Toulouse and Nantes. Machining of the first engine pylon started during the summer at Airbus’ facility in Saint-Eloi (Toulouse), while Airbus’ Plant in Nantes began production of the first A330neo centre wing box.&nb...

Honeywell's Innovative Helicopter Technologies on Display at the 2015 China Helicopter Exposition

Honeywell Aerospace will display its HTS900 and LTS101 turboshaft helicopter engines as well as its Sky Connect Tracker III communications system at the 2015 China Helicopter Exposition Sep. 9 to 13, 2015, at booth C107 at the AVIC Helicopter - Free Trade Zone area of Tianjin Port. The exposition is the only national level exhibition for helicopters with an air flight show, which aims to prom...

Lockheed’s “Team 21″ finally confirmed as AIR 5428 winning bidder

A Lockheed Martin-led teaming will provide the RAAF’s new Pilot Training System operating 49 Pilatus PC-21 training aircaft from RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria and Pearce in Western Australia. Defence Minister Kevin Andrews made the long-anticipated announcement that the ‘Team 21′ consortium of Lockheed Martin, Pilatus and Hawker Pacific had been selected as pr...

Airbus Helicopters appoints Guillaume Steuer as Head of External Communications

As from 1 of September 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 Defence Agency in Brussels - Belgium. After obtaining a European diploma of Higher Studie...

Hill Air Force Base Receives First Two F-35A Lightning IIs

The first two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing were officially delivered to the base today. The two F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing variants, known as AF-77 and AF-78, are the first of 72 F-35As scheduled for delivery to the base. "The F-35A Lightning II represents the future of tactical aviation for the United States and our allies,...

Boeing sticks with 747 production plans despite sales drought

Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Friday it is sticking to current production plans for its 747 jumbo jet despite a canceled order that left no net new orders for the plane in 20 months. Nippon Cargo Airlines Ltd, a unit of Nippon Yusen (9101.T), canceled orders for four 747 freighters on Sept. 1, Boeing said, leaving no net new orders from this year or last. Boeing now has just 25 firm 747 orders, equa...

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Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

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Embraer to collaborate on technologies and solutions to combat COVID-19

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COVID-19 crisis efforts - Airbus A400M transports masks to Spain

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Airbus set to partially resume production in France and Spain

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New Rolls-Royce MTU solutions distributor in China

Rolls-Royce is moving forward with its growth strategy in China, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. VPower Group, one of the world’s leading system integrators in the power generation sec...

Leonardo: solidarity shown through its support towards civilian

During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and peop...

Airbus realises new supplies to support Europe fight against COVID-19

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Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

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Rolls-Royce statement on UK Civil Aerospace facilities

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Bombardier temporary suspends Canadian operations; suspends 2020 financial guidance

Bombardier announced that in support of the recent mandates from the Governments of Quebec and Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will suspend all non-essential work at most...

FACC confirms the results for FY 2019 and sets the course for the time after Corona

The previously reported results for the short fiscal year 2019 (1 March - 31 December) are unchanged after completion of the audit. New orders worth USD 800 million will help offset impending market c...