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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 wit...

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....


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...

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 planned Long Thanh International Airport at Ho Chi Minh City —the only Vietnamese airpor...

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...

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Piper Aircraft news during SUN-n-FUN Aerospace Expo 2021

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ATR delivery flight - from Toulouse to Kagoshima in 7 stops

Early April this year, a crew of 4 ATR people, travelled to Kagoshima in Japan to deliver a brand-new ATR 42-600 to HAC. The flight spanned over 6 days and 8 legs.  A ferry flight is the journey...

First fully outfitted Gulfstream G700 - interior elements join flight-test program

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Accelerate the development of drone delivery infrastructure - ANA HOLDINGS and Wingcopter

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Modern technology & Retro styling- Special 75th anniversary edition Beechcraft Bonanza

Textron Aviation has turned to an aviation legend and founding member of the Beechcraft brand to commemorate a milestone for one of its most iconic aircraft. The company announced a special edition 75...

FAA Certified Piper 100i on display for the first time at Sun-n-Fun

Piper Aircraft announced that for the first time a FAA certified Pilot 100i will be on display at Sun-n-Fun. The Pilot 100i received type certification from the Federal Aviation Adminis...

Further reduction of Airbus Beluga fleet environmental impact

Airbus has taken the next step in reducing its industrial carbon footprint with the maiden flight of a Beluga super-transporter using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from the aerospace company’s...

Daher showcases its Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft families at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo

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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Orders 15 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

Boeing and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise announced the aircraft lessor is growing its 737 MAX portfolio with an order for 15 737-8 jets. DAE had been investing in the 737 MAX by buying jets from existing...

Viasat Ka-band In-Flight Connectivity System approved by FAA and EASA for Bombardier Challenger 300-Series Aircraft

A regulatory approval for the installation and use of Viasat’s Ka-band in-flight connectivity business aviation system on in-service Bombardier Challenger 300 and Challenger 350&n...

Bell completes its 60th 505 European delivery to Montenegro Air Force

Bell delivered of another Bell 505 to the Montenegro Air Force, making it the 60th Bell 505 aircraft in Europe. “Delivering 60 505s to Europe is an exciting milestone for Bel...

RED Aircraft technology will power Airlander 10

RED Aircraft have been working closely with Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd to provide the technology to power Airlander 10. The RED A03 engines will be used in the base configuration of the ai...

Gary Jet Center becomes Cirrus Aircraft authorized service center

Gary Jet Center (GJC) is proud to announce today that it entered into an agreement with Cirrus Aircraft to be an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for the aircraft manufacturer and its growing base of c...

Airbus A400M conducts major helicopter refuelling certification campaign

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As support of helicopter industry France orders H225Ms and VSR700 prototype

The French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed an order to purchase eight additional H225Ms and a second VSR700 prototype. Th...