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Russian Helicopters presents its range to Iran

Russian Helicopters has been pushing its credentials at the Russian national exhibition Trade and Industrial Dialogue: Russia-Iran 2015 in Tehran this week where it also debuted the new multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter.. Led by the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, the event wa...

Airbus Gets $2.27 Billion China Southern Airline Plane Order

China Southern Airlines Co., Asia’s biggest airline by passenger numbers, said it agreed to buy 10 Airbus Group SE A330-300 aircraft valued at $2.27 billion in list prices. The planes are for delivery between 2017 and 2019, the airline said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange Wed...


Flying testbed of Russia's future high-speed helicopter made its maiden flight

The flying testbed derived from the Mil Mil-24K (NATO reporting name: Hind) for testing components of the future high-speed helicopter flew for the first time on December 23, 2015, a defense industry source told journalists on Thursday, Dec. 24. According to the source, the airborne laboratory got off the ground for the first time at the Mil Helicopter Plant’s (a Russian Helicopter s...

India and Russia to jointly manufacture Kamov 226 helicopter under 'Make In India'

India and Russia took forward a project to jointly manufacture military choppers under the 'Make in India' initiative even as other plans, including one to construct frigates, took a backseat during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Moscow. Among the 16 agreements inked during the visit, the only one on defence cooperation - a significant facet of the bilateral relation - refe...

Mitsubishi delays MRJ deliveries by a year

Mitsubishi Aircraft is to delay the first delivery of the MRJ regional airliner by around a year, to mid-2018. Initial delivery of the aircraft had been scheduled for the second quarter of 2017. But the airframer recently disclosed that it was reviewing the entire development plan following the commencement of flight-testing. Mitsubishi has revealed that it will amend the schedule, shifting...

Piaggio delivers two Avanti Evos to European customers

Piaggio Aerospace has delivered two Avanti Evos to European customers, bringing the total shipments of the twin-engined turboprop in 2015 to three aircraft. WinAir of Germany and an undisclosed customer each took delivery of the seven-seat aircraft in December. The launch customer, Superior Air of Greece, received the first Evo in April – nearly a year after the programme’s launch....

Second Sikorsky CH-53K ‘almost ready’ to join test campaign

After a slow start, the Sikorsky CH-53K development project is gathering pace at West Palm Beach, Florida, with sixth test flights and counting since initial lift-off in late October and a second aircraft almost complete. The US Marine Corps announced this week that one of its own pilots flew the King Stallion, taking over from Sikorsky’s test team for the first time. Lt Col Jonathan M...

Honda, Embraer make first business jet deliveries

Honda Aircraft has announced starting deliveries of the HondaJet to customers two weeks after obtaining airworthiness certification. The initial deliveries to an undisclosed set of customers allow the North Carolina-based manufacturer to meet its goal of handing over aircraft by end-year. “I hope we soon will begin to see many HondaJets at airports around the world,” says Honda A...

Embraer will roll out the E2 on February 25

Embraer will roll out the first jet of the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, the E-Jets E2, on February 25, 2016. The ceremony will take place at Embraer headquarters, in São José dos Campos, and the model to be presented is the E190-E2, which has its first flight scheduled for the second half of 2016 and entry into service in 2018. The other two aircraft...

Embraer delivers first Legacy 450

Embraer has delivered the first of its new $15.25 million Legacy 450 private jets. The first aircraft, msn 55000020 / N456LG, was delivered to LMG, an Orlando Florida based provider of show technology for corporate meetings, trade shows, live broadcasts and specialty events. “The Legacy 450 was designed to be a game changer in its category to delight our customers with all innovation t...

Garmin Pilot App Receives New Upgrades

Garmin has introduced the option to its Garmin Pilot app to file flight plans directly with Lockheed Martin Flight Services. The option is part of several improved flight-plan filing capabilities that Garmin has developed for Garmin Pilot. The new option increases flexibility and provides for instantaneous flight plan delivery with Garmin Pilot iOS and Android customers, Garmin said. Garmi...

Embraer KC-390 to rival turboprops in Canadian FWSAR comp

Embraer will put forward an ambitious bid to replace Canada’s antiquated fixed-wing search-and-rescue fleets, offering its in-development KC-390 military transport for the role. The Brazilian manufacturer says the KC-390 is “ideally suited” for the mission, currently performed by six de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo and 13 Lockheed Martin CC-130 Hercules aircraft. Operate...

New JV formed to market Saab's Skeldar UAV

Saab has formed a joint venture with UMS Aero Group that will take responsibility of marketing the former's Skeldar V-200 unmanned helicopter. UMS Skeldar will “strengthen Saab’s offerings in the tactical UAV market”, and the Skeldar division of Saab and all its assets – including the air vehicles, ground control stations, and training systems – will move to th...

F-35 program meets 2015 delivery goal of 45 aircraft

The F-35 program achieved its 2015 delivery target of 45 aircraft, the F-35 Joint Program Office has announced. Forty-four of the jets were delivered from prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth facility, while one jet was delivered from the Cameri production line in Italy. The delivery of 45 F-35s – the milestone aircraft was a US Air Force F-35A, AF-84 – repr...

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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,...