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Head of America’s Airbus wants to see reform of ATC system

The Airbus Group Inc. Chairman and CEO, Allan McArtor, has spoken openly at an International Aviation Club lunch meeting, stating that the US national air traffic control system needs to be “free from political shenanigans” and taken out of the federal procurement system, continuing, &ld...

Learning to fly in bad weather

Garmin has started a Weather Radar Operations eLearning Course through the flyGarmin website. The course introduces pilots to basic and intermediate weather radar operations and goes beyond the pilot’s guide, ensuring pilots utilize the benefits provided by on-board weather radar. In...


Turbomeca Delivered First Production Arrius 2R to Bell Helicopter

Turbomeca (Safran) delivered the first production Arrius 2R engine to Bell Helicopter in August 2015, on schedule. Selected to power the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, the Arrius 2R is the only turbine in the 500 shp range to feature a dual-channel FADEC. With seven million flight hours already logged by Arrius variants, the 2R will also offer an unmatched level of maturity at entry-into-service. The h...

Airbus orders reach 754 jets after August surge

European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) said on Friday that it won 754 orders in the first eight months of the year, boosted by an order surge last month that included one worth $26.55 billion at list prices from Indian carrier IndiGo. In addition to the order for 250 Airbus A320neo jets from India's biggest airline by market share, the planemaker sold 40 A320-family planes to an undisclosed cu...

EIB confirms GBP 280 million support for Rolls-Royce during visit to Derby

The European Investment Bank (EIB), has officially agreed to support the research and development of Rolls-Royce aero engines through a GBP 280 million long-term loan. This loan is the largest ever given by Europe’s long-term lending institution to Rolls-Royce for investment in research and development. The EIB-backed loan supports the development of the higher thrust version...

Russia’s T-50 radar almost ready for serial production

The Tikhomirov NIIP radar system built for Russia’s first fifth-generation combat jet, the Sukhoi T-50, is “99% ready” to enter serial production but must first complete a series of development tests. The active phased array radar consists of one forward-looking X-band radar in the nose section and two side-scanning arrays as well as L-band antennas along the wing flaps. Th...

Russian Helicopters to provide Russian forces with helicopters built for Mistral-type carriers

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will deliver ship-borne Ka-52K helicopters built for use on-board Mistral-class carriers to the Russian Army. “In the near future the Russian Defence Ministry will receive Ka-52K and Mi-28NM helicopters with dual controls and significantly enhanced flight capabilities and firepower,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev sai...

TAI signed agreements with WCBKT, WZL1, ITWL and MESKO

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) have signed agreements with WCBKT, WZL1, ITWL and MESKO at MSPO Kielce on 1st September. The producer of the T129 ATAK Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter signed the MOU’s at their stand on the first day of MSPO.   The MOU’s cover bilateral cooperation between the companies for introducing TAI’s T129 ATAK Advance...

Bell Helicopter Rolls Out Second 525 Prototype

Bell Helicopter is readying its second super-medium 525 twin for first flight later this year. The first Bell 525 flight-test vehicle made its maiden flight on July 1 at the company's Amarillo, Texas plant. Larry Roberts, Bell executive vice president for the 525 program, said Ship One had accumulated approximately 40 hours of test flying through the summer and that, other than some mi...

New Sukhoi SuperJet 100 B100 aircraft will be powered by higher thrust engines

A new member will join Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ 100) Family soon; it will be designated B100. Chief Designer of SSJ program Vladimir Lavrov told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 international airshow, that installing higher thrust engines (developed for long-range version of the jet) on the aircraft having the same takeoff weight allows customers to have more flexibility in terms of aircraft configuration...

Moscow and Astana are considering starting joint production of radar stations

RTI Group (Russia) and the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan are negotiating joint production of radar stations intended for armed forces, RTI Deputy CEO Svetlana Afanasyeva told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 airshow. RTI is the large Russian holding company specializing in development and production of high-tech products and solutions using its own technologies in the area of microelectronics. &...

Russian Helicopters to sign contracts with India's Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry

During the Russia-India conference on after-sales service for Russian-made helicopters, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) proposed developing the after-sales service provision for Russian-made helicopters operated in India. A long-term contract between India’s Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry and Russian Helicopters is one of the steps envisaged as part of these i...

Utilitarian aircraft galleys increasingly get a makeover

Zodiac Aerospace is celebrating the delivery of its 50,000th aircraft galley, a unit shipped to Etihad Airways for its new ‘Reimagined’ A380 cabin, that embodies everything going right with cabin design in recent years. Far from the utilitarian storage and food preparation area we see on most aircraft, this fine crafted unit for Etihad Airways would fit in the modern livin...

Boeing finalizes nearly $3 billion 737 order

Boeing on Thursday said a United Kingdom leisure airline has finalized a multi-billion dollar order. Jet2.com’s order is for 27 Boeing Next Generation 737-800s, which Boeing valued at $2.6 billion at list prices. The U.K. carrier has a fleet of nearly 60 Boeing aircraft, though Boeing said this is its first direct order from Jet2.com. The 737-800s will be delivered over the next two...

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Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

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The triple-certification of New Phenom 300E

New Phenom 300E was granted its Type Certificate by ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil), EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Th...

Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission ef...

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

Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems in support of the COVID-19 cri...

Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

Textron Aviation announced it has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourrier twin utility turboprop featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC...

Rolls-Royce statement on UK Civil Aerospace facilities

Our priority since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has been to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees. We have been actively implementing government guidelines throughout our global facilities,...

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...