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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 Secretar...

Vietnam drops A380 order

The Vietnamese government has dropped all plans to confirm options on the four Airbus A380s it signed up for in 2009. Vietnamese flag carrier Vietnam Airlines cited "increased pressure of arranging capital for aircraft purchases" as a key factor, along with the slow progress on the ...


UAC to spend 19 billion rubles on development of Il-114 passenger aircraft

Development of Il-114 passenger aircraft will cost United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) 19 billion rubles, but there is a demand for the airliner, UAC President Yuri Slusar said. “Air carriers and the Ministry of Defense need Il-114 aircraft, UAC President Y.Slusar said at MAKS-2015 international airshow. – UAC is confident that this aircraft must be developed. Speaking of costs, works...

VSMPO-Avisma becomes one of the key Boeing suppliers in the network of 777Х program

Boeing and VSMPO-Avisma announced signing of an agreement for delivery of titan formed parts for a new composite wing of 777X aircraft at MAKS-2015. Production of the latest aircraft, which should become the world’s largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine liner, will be started in 2017. «This agreement strengthens relations between Boeing and VSMPO established in 1997 in order t...

Production of the first Il-112V aircraft was started in Russia

Production of the first Il-112V military-transport aircraft was started by VoronezhAircraft Manufacturing Company (VASO), Ilyushin Company CEO, Nikolai Talikov, said. “The work is on schedule. VASO has already started production of the first Il-112V prototype. The production will be completed in 2016. The aircraft’s maiden flight is scheduled for June 2017,” Talikov said at MA...

Irkut Corporation demonstrates Yak-130 jet fitted with laser rangefinder at MAKS-2015 airshow for the first time ever

Irkut Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corporation) demonstrates Yak-130 operational trainer fitted with laser rangefinder at the static display of MAKS-2015 international airshow for the first time ever. The rangefinder is intended for visual identification of ground and surface targets by the crew, and measurement of slant distance to them, the corporation reported. “Yak-130 (tail n...

With Putin's Blessing, Boeing Boosts Russian Partnership

Russian President Vladimir Putin used his visit to this week’s MAKS airshow in Moscow to urge Western aerospace firms to expand their partnerships with Russian companies despite continuing economic sanctions against Russia imposed by the European Union, the U.S. and Canada. Commenting after an event on August 25 when Boeing appointed Russian titanium supplier VSMPO-A...

VEB is going to take part in financing deliveries of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 to Mexico

Vnesheconombank (VEB), United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and SuperJet International S.p.A. signed a memorandum of cooperation at MAKS-2015 airshow. The document was signed by the First Deputy Chairman – member of the VEB Management Board, Petr Fradkov, UAC President Yuri Slusar, SCAC President Ilya Tarasenko and SuperJet International S.p.A. CEO Nazar...

Super Puma will get Russian certification soon

Airbus Helicopters is planning to get Russian type certificate for its 11-ton transport helicopter H225 Super Puma in the nearest future. The helicopter was known as EC225. Mickael Melaye, Director of operational marketing commented on that for Bizavnews : " We are on the final stage of the certification process, we hope to get long-awaited testimony in September...

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First PurePower® Engine to Irkut Corporation

Pratt & Whitney delivered the first PurePower® PW1400G-JM engine to the podding facility at Russia’s Irkut Corporation. The PW1400G-JM engine was assembled and tested at the Pratt & Whitney West Palm Beach Engine Center located in Florida before being shipped to Irkutsk, Russia. The PW1400G-JM engine has been optimized for installation on Irkut’s MC-21 aircraft family. Prat...

Avtrade NPS appointed as authorized distributor for HR Smith products

Avtrade is pleased to announce that HR Smith Ltd. has appointed Avtrade NPS as Authorized Distributor and Representative for the HR Smith Group of Companies (including Techtest Ltd and HR Smith (Technical Developments). This appointment allows Avtrade NPS authorization to supply and distribute products designed and manufactured by the H.R. Smith Group of Companies. The HR Sm...

Russia's UAC Awaits Kremlin Approval To Build Turboprop

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) expects the Russian government will decide later this year on whether to allow the state-backed aerospace group to build a new 50-to-70-seat passenger version of Ilyushin's Il-114. The aerospace company and the government are now discussing options that include restarting production of the Ilyushin Il-114 twin turboprop. During a press c...

Virgin Galactic names new pilot for world's first commercial space line

Virgin Galactic, owned by Abu Dhabi's Aabar Group and Richard Branon's Virgin Group, has named Nicola Pecile as the world's first commercial spacecraft's new pilot. Pecil joins Virgin Galactic after four years at the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) in Mojave, with 20 years spent in the Italian Air Force prior to this. He served as a fighter pilot and later as an experimental t...

Airbus: Fleets in Russia & CIS to more than double by 2034

According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), the Russia & CIS air passenger market will more than double in the next 20 years, with over 2,000 aircraft needed by 2034, compared to the 922 in operation today to meet the countries’ growing demand for air travel. Airbus’ forecast shows that over 1,280 of these aircraft will be new deliveries, valued at US$150...

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First ever five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter received by Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative f...

Significant milestone for Cessna SkyCourier program

The Cessna SkyCourier turboprop development program has achieved another significant milestone as the third and final flight test aircraft (P2) successfully completed its first flight on Monday,...

Bombardier continues global customer service expansion

Bombardier announced that the company has entered into share purchase agreements with each of Lufthansa Technik AG and ExecuJet Aviation Group AG to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of...

ANAC and FAA certification of Synthetic Vision Guidance System for Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Embraer announced that the Synthetic Vision Guidance System for the midsize Praetor 500 and super-midsize Praetor 600 business jets was awarded certification by both the civil aviation authority...

Prestigious Interior Design Award goes to Falcon 6X

Falcon 6X recently won the prestigious International Yacht & Aviation Award for interior design, underscoring the unique level of comfort and spaciousness offered by the ultra-widebody twin. The 6...

Rolls-Royce completes ground-testing of technology set to power the world fastest all-electric plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world’s fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plan...

Collaboration agreement for new Bell 429 Law enforcement demonstrator in Germany

Bell announced a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demons...

Welcome new ALSIM production facility in Le Loroux-Bottereau, near Nantes

ALSIM has opened a brand-new production site next to its historical factory, in Le Loroux-Bottereau, Nantes. To respond to growing demand of the market, the 26-year-experienced flight simulator m...

250th Embraer business jet delivery milestone in Latin America

Embraer announced the delivery of a Phenom 100EV and a Phenom 300E to two separate Brazilian customers, marking the company’s 250th business jet delivery in Latin America. The Phenom 100EV...

Millennium club goes bigger with the rollout of Daher TBM 1000th airplane

The 1,000th TBM very fast turboprop aircraft has rolled out from Daher’s Tarbes, France final assembly line, with this milestone airplane – a top-of-the-line TBM 940 version – destin...

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Bell APT 70 demonstrates safety and utility of unmanned aircraft

Bell announced the successful flight of the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA. Bell was selected to participate in NASA’s Systems Integrati...

First ever five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter received by Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative f...

Significant milestone for Cessna SkyCourier program

The Cessna SkyCourier turboprop development program has achieved another significant milestone as the third and final flight test aircraft (P2) successfully completed its first flight on Monday,...

Astronics Enhanced Vision STC approved for aerial firefighting on DC 10 Air Tankers

Astronics Corporation  announced that a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been approved for its Max-Viz 1400 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on DC 10-30 Air Tankers. In cooperat...

UK BLVOS Project Selects ANRA Technologies SmartSkies UTM Platform

ANRA Technologies became part of a highly innovative project together with Trax International, uAvionix and Plane Finder to demonstrate Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Unmanned Aircraft Syste...

Bombardier continues global customer service expansion

Bombardier announced that the company has entered into share purchase agreements with each of Lufthansa Technik AG and ExecuJet Aviation Group AG to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of...

GE9X Engine Achieves FAA Certification

GE9X engine has been certified by the U.S. FAA authorities, a key milestone in its journey to power the new twin-engine Boeing 777X family. The Federal Aviation Regulation Part 33 certi...