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Aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020

Naval aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Commander of the naval aviation, Major General Igor Kozhin. “The first Su-30SM fighter was delivered to naval aviation of Russian navy in July 2014. Last year th...

Contract for new U.S. long-range bomber due soon -Air Force secretary

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Monday said a contract for a new long-range bomber would be awarded soon, and the project would not be considered a "new start" program that could be halted if Congress fails to pass a budget for fiscal 2016. Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the...


Boeing eyes 'several hundred' layoffs in satellite division

Boeing Co (BA.N) on Monday told its workers that it expected to cut as many as "several hundred" jobs in its satellite business through the end of 2015 due to a downturn in U.S. military spending and delays in commercial satellite orders. Multiple commercial orders were being delayed by recent failures of launch vehicles and uncertainties about the future availability of financing fro...

Boeing raises China 20-year aircraft demand

Boeing Co (BA.N) on Tuesday raised its forecast for China's aircraft demand over the next 20 years despite a slowing economy and a tumbling stock market that have triggered a worldwide slide in equity and commodity prices. The U.S. plane maker expects China will purchase 6,330 aircraft over the next 20 years, a 5 percent rise from last year's two-decade estimate. Boeing currently values...

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has shown a full-size model of Chirok for the first time

In advance of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015, United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has shown pictures of the Chirok Russian reconnaissance and combat hovercraft drone for the first time. Its presentation will be one of the most anticipated events of the forum, held in Zhukovsky. The Moscow Scientific Research and Radio Technology Institute, which is part of U...

Boeing records new B737, B767 freighter orders

Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) says it has recorded eight new orders for B737 jets - six from Singapore's SilkAir (MI, Singapore Changi) and two from unidentified customer(s).  Overall, however, its net B737 order book has been reduced by eight. US logistics giant FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l) was also identified as ordering one B7...

Irkut Corporation and Sberbank Leasing are going to sign a firm contract for delivery of 20 MS-21 aircraft at MAKS-2015 airshow

Sberbank Leasing and Irkut Corporation are going to sign a firm contract for delivery of 20 MS-21 aircraft at MAKS-2015 international airshow, a source close to Irkut Corporation reports. He added that the contract might also include an option for another 30 jets of the type. “It is too early to talk about details, but Sberbank Leasing and Irkut Corporation are going to sign a firm contra...

Russia signed a contract for delivery of Mi-35M helicopters to Pakistan

Russia and Pakistan signed a contract for delivery of four Mi-35M transport and attack helicopters to Islamabad; the signing ceremony was held in Rawalpindi, Interfax reports with reference to a source close to the Russian military-industrial sector. “Representatives of Pakistani Ministry of Defense and Rosoboronexport signed the document last week. These helicopters should be taking part...

AirAsia X cancels A330ceo orders as losses mount

AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has cancelled twelve A330-300s on order from Airbus Industrie(AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) as part of a drive to stem losses at the AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) longhaul subsidiary.  Announcing a second quarter loss of MYR133 million (USD35.2 million), AirAsia X said that of the aircraft, four were to have arr...

KLM presents - The 6 Most Fascinating Questions About Aircraft

KLM receives a lot of questions via social media. Some of these need pretty extensive research to provide an answer, especially those about our aircraft. This blog looks at the 6 most intriguing questions about aircraft, as answered by our social media agents. 1. Does an aircraft have a key? The short answer to this is: no. An aircraft isn’t locked with a key and it certainly doesn&r...

Challenger 350, Global 6000 and so on...JetExpo 2015

Bombardier has once again decided to take an active part in the Moscow Exhibition Jet Expo 2015, which will start on September 10 in the Moscow airport "Vnukovo-3". As we were writing, this year Russian customers will have the chance to see several new aircraft. company's static display will present the Challenger 350 and Global 6000. The main event everyone is waiting for&...

Air India B787-8 deliveries to be delayed

Air India's move to consider converting six remaining B787-8 order slots into larger B787-9s has cost the carrier time in terms of their revised delivery dates. While the state-backed carrier eventually decided to retain the -8s, time spent in considering the switch has resulted in Air India losing out on its original slots. "AI's original order was for 787-8 plan...

Russian Air Force Looks Forward To First Il-76MD-90 Deliveries

The Russian air force is preparing to take delivery of the first two Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airlifters by the end of the year. The Russian defense ministry placed an order for 39 of the new version of the twinjet in October 2012, worth 140 billion rubles (then $4.5 billion), with deliveries to complete by 2020. Nearly 1,000 original Il-76s were produced at the Tashkent Aviation Production Associatio...

Azul Becomes First Carrier in the Americas to Adopt AIRCOM FlightTracker

Azul activated its AIRCOM® FlightTracker system earlier this month, making the Brazilian low-cost carrier the first airline in the Americas to use this SITA OnAir system. Azul can now track flights in real time on all of its routes. Since it launched in 2008, Azul has used SITA OnAir AIRCOM® technology, which made adding FlightTracker a simple software upgr...

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CAE to accelerate the design and development of Jaunt Air Mobility eVTOL aircraft

CAE announced that it has been selected by Jaunt Air Mobility to lead the design and development of the Jaunt Aircraft Systems Integration Lab (JASIL) for the the company's new all-electric v...

Piper Aircraft is now offering AeroMech RVSM on M500/M600 aircraft

Piper Aircraft is now offering Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) certification as a factory option on the Piper M500 and M600 turboprop aircraft. The RVSM STC was approved by AeroMech&rs...

Alaska Air Group orders 9 new E175 aircraft for operation with Horizon Air

Embraer has agreed the sale of nine new E175 jets to Alaska Air Group and its subsidiary Horizon Air. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Alaska Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (C...

Airbus resumes work on modernised A320 Family FAL in Toulouse

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Modernized Ka-32A11M to be presented at MAKS

Russian Helicopters will present a modernized Ka-32A11M fire-fighting helicopter at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, held in Zhukovsky near Moscow in July. Ka-32 modernizatio...

Jamaica Defence Force receives milestone Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to support public safety and future pilot training

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Australian service centers now able to service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft & Hawker turbine aircraft models

Great news - Textron Aviation Australian company-owned Premiair Aviation service centers can now service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turbine aircraft models...