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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 pla...

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 incorporat...


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...

HAV airship receives helium lift ahead of delayed return to flight

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has inflated its Airlander airship with helium ahead of its highly anticipated, but long delayed, return to flight. Now the airship has been given a lighter-than-air lift, it will undergo ground tests at its Cardington, Bedfordshire base in early 2016, followed by a debut flight in the UK in the first quarter of 2016, the company says. The remainder of 2015 is set t...

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 first U.S.-assembled Legacy 450 is expected to enter the initial build station in June, he noted....

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 has made provision for losses of €841 million ($925.2 million) on the A400M. At...

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...

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French Navy selected Falcon 2000 Albatros

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Collins Aerospace and Boom Supersonic signed strategic collaboration

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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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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...

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Embraer installs HEPA filters on ERJ 145 jets

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

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