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Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Customer Service goes digital

New HCare Fleet and HCare Flight digital solutions to better support customers Tablet-based mission preparation tools, fleet management software and a complete Maintenance Information System Partnership with Accenture on Big Data management  Airbus Helicopters has today announced the l...

Sukhoi’s Superjet Searches for More Western Sales

Most of the passengers boarding Mexican airline Interjet’s aircraft in Houston, San Antonio and Miami for flights south of the Rio Grande probably don’t know much about the aircraft on which they will be flying. For those sufficiently knowledgeable to realise it’s not a Boe...


Russian Helicopters discussed deliveries of Mi-26 to Myanmar

During his visit to Myanmar Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) CEO Alexander Mikheev met with the Vice-president Nyan Tun. In particular, the parties discussed deliveries of Ansat and Mi-26 helicopters, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the company’s press-service. “Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev visited Myanmar and met with the cou...

Rolls-Royce issues $1.5 bn worth US bonds

Rolls-Royce plc (the “Issuer”) announces that is has successfully priced a U.S. dollar-denominated issue of notes (the “Notes”) raising gross proceeds of approximately U.S.$1,498,740,000. The Notes will be issued by Rolls-Royce plc and guaranteed by Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the &ldquo...

Alcoa signs $1bn Airbus parts contract

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has signed an approximately $1 billion contract with Airbus for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems. The deal is Alcoa’s largest fastener contract ever with the aircraft manufacturer. Alcoa’s fasteners fly on every Airbus platform. “Our growing aerospace capabilities, technology strength and global, first-rate custome...

Airbus files patent for split-level passenger seat design

Airplanes could get even more cramped with a new seat design from Airbus that has passengers seated on top of each other in a bi-level configuration. Earlier this month, the global airline manufacturer filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a split level seating design that could be used in businesses cabins on wide body aircraft, news.com.au reports. In rows...

The most effective Russian aircraft against ISIS is Su-25, says National Interest

While top-of-the-line Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H fighters and Su-34 Fullback bombers have captured the lion’s share of attention, the single most effective Russian aircraft deployed to Syria is the venerable Su-25 Frogfoot. The Russian air force has deployed a dozen of the slow, low-altitude flying tanks to its base in Latakia. But it’s not clear which version of the jet Russia has sent...

Dassault Falcon prepares to break ground on Bordeaux MRO facility

Dassault will, on 16 October, break ground on a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Bordeaux, Mérignac, southwest France, to serve its expanding fleet of Falcon high-end business jets. The 7,200m2 (77,500ft2) building will be located next to the airframer’s Falcon final assembly hangar, and will be able to accommodate up to six business jets at a time....

AgustaWestland considers full ice protection for AW169

AgustaWestland expects deliveries of its new AW169 to be into double figures by the end of 2015 even as it works to add further capabilities to the 4.6t rotorcraft, including potentially full ice protection. Since gaining European Aviation Safety Agency certification in July, the airframer has delivered one AW169 to an undisclosed customer, with a second emergecy medical services-roled example...

MiG Corporation is developing a next-generation light fighter

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) is implementing a project for development of a fifth-generation light fighter, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to a source close to the aircraft industry. “This project is focused on developing configuration of the next-generation light fighter. It is being implemented using the corporation’s own funds,” the source noted. He remin...

DOD warns defence primes of high supplier profit margins

The Pentagon’s top acquisition office says first-tier subcontractors’ profit margins for production programmes are about 7% higher on average than for the prime contractor, and this imbalance could be deterring major suppliers from bidding for new contracts as primes. The revelation has spurred discussions between the DOD and the major primes about better controlling subcontractor p...

Collins debuts Pro Line Fusion at Helitech

Rockwell Collins displayed a Pro Line Fusion avionics system demonstrator for helicopter cockpits for the first time the Helitech International Helicopter Expo and Conference in London. The Helitech debut follows the system’s commercial launch earlier this year. Airbus Helicopters and Vector Aerospace will develop and market Pro Line Fusion as a cockpit upgrade. All Airbus Helicopters pla...

UTC Aerospace Systems Celebrates 200th A380 Landing Gear Delivery

UTC Aerospace Systems today welcomed Airbus to its landing gear production facility in Oakville, Ontario, to celebrate two program milestones. As the supplier of the body and wing landing gear for the Airbus A380, the event commemorated the pending delivery of the 200th shipset of gear. It was also an opportunity to recognize the upcoming delivery of the first shipset of main landing gear for the...

GE Probing Similar Engine Parts in Wake of BA Plane Fire

General Electric Co said on Tuesday it was inspecting out-of-service versions of the engine component involved in a fire with a British Airways plane last month to further determine the cause of the engine failure. On Sep. 8, a British Airways plane, a Boeing 777, caught fire upon take-off from Las Vegas to London; all 157 passengers and 13 crew members escaped, with only a few minor...

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First ever purpose-built Regional Freighter took flight

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Extended contract for low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel - Gulfstream

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EASA Certification granted to Diamond Aircraft DA50 RG

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Airbus joined by European partners to demonstrate reduced emission fello’fly operations

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Bell presents the Turkish National Police with the outstanding operational readiness award

Bell announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The f...

Gulfstream G700 earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for seat design

Congratulations! Gulfstream G700 earned a 2020 International Yacht & Aviation Award for the industry flagship’s all-new seat design. The Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 re...

Rosaviatsiya certified electronic documentation for Ansat helicopters

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) granted the Russian Helicopters holding the approval to make a major change to the Ansat helicopter type certificate. The event took place d...

First ever purpose-built Regional Freighter took flight

ATR announced the successful first flight of its new purpose-built regional freighter aircraft. The flight took off at 14:00 from its Saint-Martin site and lasted two hours. During the fligh...

Airbus HCare Infinite support contract will cover NASA H135 fleet

NASA has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up...

Be the First to fly with an Electric Air Taxi

At Greentech Festival in Berlin Volocopter announced that the world's first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans wo...

The flight testing in Pozzallo successfully completed - SH09 is back home

Since the resumption of the test flight activities in June in Pozzallo, Sicily, our third prototype (P3) has completed 40 flights, allowing testing of multiple aerodynamic modifications and configurat...