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Iran may buy at least two types of aircraft in Russia — vice president

The topic of cooperation in defense-related technologies with Russia makes the Iranians feel somewhat nostalgic, Vice President Sorena Sattari said in an interview Iran may sign an agreement with Russia on buying at least two types of military aircraft, Iranian Vice President Sorena Sattari...

Iomax delivers first production Archangel to the UAE

Iomax delivered the first of 24 new Archangel aircraft to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence in June 2015. Jon Lake looks at the programme and the aircraft. Delivery of the first Archangel aircraft to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence (UAE AF&AD) was achieved on time – a mere seven month...


U.S. Navy Awards Second P-8 Full-Rate Production Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $1.49 billion contract modification for a second full-rate production lot of the P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. The 13-aircraft order includes four Poseidons for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the first of eight P-8s that service will receive. The contract modification the Department of Defense announced on August 27 also fund...

Cessna begins Latitude deliveries

Cessna has delivered the first Citation Latitude to its new owner. The aircraft received its FAA type certification on June 5. According to the FAA online database, the first aircraft was registered to BSAV LLC. The database shows the change date for MSN 680A-0007 / N275BS as being August 24. The aircraft will be operated by Aircraft Management Group, who will offer the aircraft for charter...

Russia delivered a batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters to Iraq

Another batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters was delivered to Iraq by An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft, a source told TASS at MAKS-2015 airshow. In accordance with the delivery schedule, Iraq took delivery of four Mi-35M and four Mi-28NE attack helicopters. The vehicles feature the full combat configuration and are fitted with the night vision equipment, TASS reports with...

Superjet move for Iran as Sattari visits Moscow show

Reports that Iran's days of buying Russian aircraft are over, have been scuppered by the country's vice president for science and technology, Sorena Sattari, who attended MAKS - Russia's largest air show near Moscow this week. Sattari spent more than two hours touring exhibits with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He paid special attention to Sukhoi Superjet. According to the...

New Saudi-Ukrainian aircraft programme launched

Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov has formally announced the launch of its new Antonov An-132 military freighter. The aircraft, which is a derivative of the existing An-32 Cline, will be produced jointly by Ukraine and Saudi Arabia for both military and civilian use. Jon Lake looks at the programme.  This Antonov announcement, at the Paris International Airshow, followed the signature of cont...

Boeing, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries and Alsalam Aircraft Company to Establish Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed an agreement with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Alsalam Aircraft Company to create the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will have locations in Riyadh and Jeddah providing comprehensive, in-country maintenance repair and overhaul support for Saudi Arabia’s diverse rotorcraft fleet. “Boe...

Boeing Completes 777X Firm Configuration

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane. The 777X family includes the 777-8 and the 777-9 – both de...

Russia signed a contract with Belarus for delivery of Yak-130 jets at MAKS-2015 airshow

A contract for delivery of four Yak-130 operational trainers to Belarus was signed at MAKS-2015 airshow. On August 26th Belarusian Ministry of Defense and Irkut Corporation signed a contract for delivery of four Yak-130 operational trainers at MAKS-2015 international airshow. The jets will be delivered to Belarus in 2016.  The document was signed by the head of the Main Directorate...

AgustaWestland got Russia's type certificate for AW189

AgustaWestland received Russia's type certificate for AW189.At the moment the offshore version is certified, other modifications, including rescue version and version with anti-icing system will get certification next. Russian customers will get first delivered helicopters by the end of this year ( The client is RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of Rosneft). According to the contract, RN-Air...

Over $1 bln worth of Sukhoi Superjet-100 contracts signed at Russia's MAKS-2015 — official

ZHUKOVSKY, August 27. /TASS/. The total value of contracts for Sukhoi Superjet 100 [SSJ] aircraft signed at MAKS-2015 airshow is over $1 billion, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry Andrey Boginsky said on Thursday. "I know the contract for supply of 20 aircraft to Yamal air carrier is about $700 mln worth and signed contracts for Superjet amount to over one billion dollars," B...

Airbus delays delivery of 1st A380 to Russia's Transaero

European planemaker Airbus is delaying the delivery of Russian carrier Transaero Airline's first A380 superjumbo, an Airbus spokeswoman said as the recession-hit Russian economy dents travel demand in the region. Transaero is buying four A380s, initially slated for delivery from this year. A new schedule is under discussion as lower oil prices and sanctions over Russia’s ann...

Secretary of U.S. Air Force visits Bell Helicopter headquarters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, hosted the Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Deborah Lee James  at the company’s global headquarters during her visit to Fort Worth. "Our partnerships with industry are as critical today as they've ever been," said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. "Getting to see firsthand the capabilities and advancemen...

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