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Orders down but Airbus and Boeing set output record

A late flurry of deals has boosted Boeing's 2015 book-to-bill ratio to one as the US manufacturer and its rival Airbus look set to record around 2,000 net orders between them for the full year. While the forecast sales tally is significantly behind 2014's 2,888 net orders, Airbus and Boei...

Airbus said to win All Nippon as buyer of A380 Superjumbos

Airbus Group SE won an agreement from ANA Holdings Inc, Japan’s largest airline, to buy three of its A380 superjumbos, said a person familiar with the plan, giving the European plane maker a welcome vote of confidence for an aircraft that hadn’t won a new airline customer in three years....


Irkut Corp Delivered 60 Su-30 and Yak-130 Planes in 2015

Irkut Corp of Russia delivered more than 60 Su-30 and Yak-130 aircraft to the Russian Air Force and international customers in 2015. Irkut has fully implemented the commitments in 2015 under its state defense order as well as export contracts. In 2015, the new Su-30SM jet was delivered to the Republic of Kazakhstan and Yak-130 Combat training aircraft to the Air Force of the Republic of Belarus...

Ansat’s VIP version receives type certification

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that the new light multirole commercial Ansat with hydromechanical controls has received two Main Amendment Approvals for the helicopter’s VIP cabin and air-conditioning system from the Federal Air Transport Agency, which as of this month has taken over duties as Russia’s aviation certification authority from the Aviation...

China Express Airlines Orders 10 More Bombardier CRJ900 Jetliners

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that China Express Airlines (China Express) has placed a firm order for 10 CRJ900 regional jets, raising its total orders for this model of aircraft to 38. With this transaction, China Express has exercised eight previously acquired options for CRJ900 aircraft. To date, 20 of the CRJ900 aircraft ordered by China Express have been delivered. Based o...

Bombardier Delivers its First Q400 Cargo-Combi Aircraft to Ryukyu Air Commuter

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan announced the delivery and acceptance of the very first Q400 cargo-combi aircraft. Manufactured at Bombardier’s facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the aircraft is one of five ordered by RAC. A member of the Japan Airlines Group, RAC is the launch customer for this new variant of the Q400...

Russian Helicopters receives certification for Mi-38

Russian Helicopters has received type certification for the Mi-38 transport helicopter, designed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. The Mi-38 is expected to enter into serial production next year, with the first fuselage for the serial-production model has already been assembled.   “In 2015 Russian Helicopters has carried out a huge amount of preparatory work to achieve certificat...

Rostec to aid HAL with indigenous KA-226T production

Russian state firm Rostec will work with Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to build 200 or more Kamov KA-226T “Sergei” light utility helicopters. The helicopters will be built at a new HAL facility to be constructed in Tumakuru, a city that lies 100 kilometres to the northwest of Bengaluru, where HAL’s headquarters are located, says the Indian airframer. In May 2015, New Delhi&rs...

Russia’s 'Terminator' Chopper to Become Immune to Missiles, Radars

Russia’s Mi-8AMTSh “Terminator” armored assault helicopters are being fitted with radio-electronic warfare technology, making them immune to enemy missiles, an Eastern Military District spokesman told reporters on Monday. “The Vitebsk onboard electronic jammer ensures protection against enemy missiles and radar by generating optical and radio-electronic interference. It...

Mitsubishi to beef up MRJ fuselage and wings

Mitsubishi Aircraft will strengthen the MRJ regional jet’s airframe and upgrade its software, following an announcement last week about a year-long delay to the aircraft’s delivery schedule. The Japanese manufacturer tells Flightglobal that it has scheduled two months to strengthen the aircraft’s airframe, as well as upgrade the software for its avionics, flight control system...

Major portfolio investor in talks on purchasing share in Russian Helicopters — minister

A major portfolio investor is holding talks on purchasing a share in Russian Helicopters, Russian Minister of Industry Denis Manturov told TASS on Tuesday in an interview. "As far as my position is concerned, I never was a supporter of an endless expansion of government-owned assets. The government may offer support in consolidation of assets at a certain stage, so that to approach the fin...

Mooney International M10 Acheives First Flight

 Mooney International Corp. has successfully completed the first flight of the M10T Proof of Concept (POC) aircraft. The first flight was performed by test pilot Len Fox on Wednesday, December 23rd in the vicinity of the Chino Airport in California. The flight lasted approximately 15 minutes, with Len Fox conducting basic flight maneuvers and verifying design data. At the conclusion of t...

Russia to supply President-S onboard defense systems to Egypt

Russia will supply President-S onboard defense systems to Egypt to protect aviation from antiaircraft missile systems and air-launched missiles, the first deputy head of Radioelectronic Technologies Group (KRET), part of state hi-tech corporation Rostec, said on Friday. "There is a contract and we’re working within this contract. The deliveries will start in the imminent future,&qu...

Is the Airbus A380 set for grounding?

It has been just 10 years since Airbus launched its A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. When the super-jumbo made its first commercial flight in 2005, it was viewed as the future of air travel. The double-decker allowed airlines to carry more people without buying extra landing slots at increasingly congested airports. The Gulf’s three biggest airlines – Emirates, Et...

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Embraer and Pratt & Whitney complete 100% SAF flight testing of GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft

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Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter for the VoloCity

Volocopter and Diehl Aerospace are further expanding their cooperation. The contract extension provides for the development and production of an optical splitter to complement the flight con...

MTU Aero Engines develops aviation fuel cell technology

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Tecnam & Leonardo together bringing the P2012 Traveller with fully integrated ATOS mission system

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Bell - strong momentum for the 505 with purchase agreements for seven aircraft in Europe

Bell signed a purchase agreements for 7 Bell505 helicopters to European customers. This sale further validates the success of Bell 505 in Europe and around the wotld. Two of these Bell 505 purchase ag...

Daher begins TBM 960 US deliveries

Daher began TBM 960 customer deliveries to U.S. The aircraft the latest TBM version introduced to North America. To remind, it is the largest single market region for Daher very fa...

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation was the very first operator to receive the new five-bladed H145 at the end of 2020. In close collaboration with Airbus, the Foundation uses it for various resear...

Aircalin signs contract for pilot training at AATC in Singapore

New Caledonia Aircalin has signed a contract with Airbus Asia Training Centre for the provision of flight crew training for its A320 and A330 pilots. Under the agreement, up to 35 pilots fro...

Garmin got EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350 helicopters

EASA approved theGarmin GFC 600H for AS350 helicopters, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H p...

Daher completes acquisition of Stuart aerostructures production facility

Daher has marked a major expansion of its U.S. industrial presence by acquiring the metallic and composite aerostructures assembly facility in Stuart, Florida, reinforcing the company's position a...

Savback Helicopters became ‘Speeder’ Air Utility Vehicle distributor in Nordic countries

Savback Helicopters signed sales representation agreement with Mayman Aerospace. The deal, effective immediately, will see the Sweden-based company market and distribute the compact, high-speed,...