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Historic touchdown for Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle

Commercial spaceflight start-up Blue Origin has achieved a historic first by vertically landing and recovering the launcher stage of the New Shepard suborbital system after delivering a payload to space. The successful recovery mission comes seven months after the maiden flight of the rocket, whi...

Flight testing of Yak-152 will be started in summer 2016

Flight testing of Yak-152 light trainer aircraft developed for Russian Aerospace Defense Forces will be started in summer 2016, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to Deputy CEO of Yakovlev Design Bureau on Flight Testing, Hero of Russia, Roman Taskaev. «By the end of first...


First RAAF P-8A fuselage in production

Spirit AeroSystems began production of the fuselage for the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for the RAAF last month. The Kansas-based aerostructures company announced on November 20 that it began production work on the 737 military derivative in October, with the first unit scheduled to be delivered to Boeing early next year. “Spirit has a unique...

ATR sees “good future potential” for Australian sales

ATR head of global sales John Moore says large numbers of older aircraft in the 50-70 seat category still in service should support demand for its family of turboprops in the period ahead, particularly in Australia. Moore noted there were about 200 regional aircraft operating in Australia currently, with about 80 per cent of those turboprops. “If you look at the average age of these ai...

Airbus A320neo receives joint EASA and FAA Type Certification

The world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft, the A320neo, has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24th November 2015. The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines. The EASA A320neo type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Di...

Dassault Delivers State-of-the-Art Medevac Falcon to Beijing Red Cross

Dassault Aviation has delivered yesterday a fully outfitted Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center (999). The widebody twinjet is the first fixed wing aircraft in China fully equipped to perform air medevac services. The conversion was performed by Dassault Aircraft Services in Wilmington, Delaware.  The Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft is equippe...

Bombardier says lower jet production to hurt 2016 revenue

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc said lower production of its business jets — Global 5000 and Global 6000 — will drive down revenue in 2016. The company, which is scheduled to hold an investor day on Tuesday, said it expects its liquidity position to be strong in 2016, helped by investments from Quebec pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and the gov...

Boeing, BOC Aviation Announce Order for 22 737s

Deal for 11 Next-Generation 737s and 11 737 MAX 8s fulfills growing customer demand for new technology, fuel efficient airplanes Boeing and BOC Aviation, announced an order for 22 737 airplanes, building on the leasing company's existing order book to fulfill customer demand. The order, consisting of 11 Next-Generation 737-800s and 11 737 MAX 8 airplanes, will be posted to Boeing...

Airbus BizLab global network expands to Bangalore, India

Airbus has inaugurated a BizLab in Bangalore, India, its third after Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany, as part of its strategy to establish a global network of aerospace business accelerators. In parallel, Airbus has opened a first round of applications for start-ups seeking support in the region. Applications are open until December 9th on: www.f6s.com/airbusbizlabbengaluruseason1/apply...

Vintage Boeing B-52 gets new long-range Lockheed cruise missile

The Boeing B-52H is the vintage bomber that just won’t quit, and now the Cold War-era “Stratofortress” is being outfitted with one of America’s newest and longest-range conventional cruise missiles. Lockheed Martin has been put on contract to arm the 54-year-old aircraft – which has outlived many of those who predicted its retirement – with the extended-range...

Chinese firm to receive four KA-32 fire fighting helicopters

China’s Jiangsu Baoli International Investment will take delivery of four Kamov Ka-32A11BC fire fighting helicopters in 2016-2017. The deal was announced in a statement by Russian Helicopters. 'These helicopters are successfully operated in China,” says Russian Helicopters chief executive Alexander Mikheev. “This contract confirms our interest in developing mutually...

Boeing, EVA Airways Finalize Taiwan's Largest Ever Commercial Airplane Purchase

Boeing and EVA Airways today finalized a historic order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation. "EVA participated in development of the Boeing 777-300ER and became a launch customer in 2005...

Exchange Income Corporation Announces the Award of a 5 Year In-Service Support Contract

Exchange Income Corporation , a diversified, acquisition-oriented company focused on opportunities in two sectors (aviation and manufacturing), announced that its subsidiary, Provincial Aerospace, has been awarded a 5 year In-Service Support contract with an existing Middle East client. This contract is expected to generate additional revenues of in excess of $150M over the 5 years. “We are...

Business Secretary opens £30m extension to world-class engine production facility in Derby, UK

Rolls-Royce today marked the official opening of its £30m Production Facility extension to its Derby Assembly & Test Facility with a ceremony conducted by Business Secretary Sajid Javid. The 2867m2 extension will increase capacity to assemble Trent civil aero engines and become the production hub for the Trent XWB, the world’s most efficient large aero engine and the fastest-s...

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12 000 Wingcopters for world largest commercial drone deployment - Continental Drones & Wingcopter

Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, signed a partnership agreement to help establish drone-based delivery networks with tho...

Red Dot winner 2022 - Falcon 10X interior got another prestigious product design award

The ultra-long range Falcon 10x, the latest of Dassault Aviation large-cabin business jet family,  recently won a coveted Red Dot award of distinction for interior design. The Red Dot Awards...

Surf Air Mobility signs definitive $1.42 Billion merger agreement with Southern Airways Corporation

Surf Air Mobility has entered into a definitive agreement, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval, which will result in a merger with Southern Airways Corporation, parent company o...

Next generation - ATR EVO family to be even more economical and sustainable

ATR announced its plans for the next generation of its best-selling family of regional aircraft by 2030, the ATR ‘EVO’. The plan foresees advanced design features and a new power...

Amid year of record sales Embraer delivers 1500th Ipanema aircraft

A technological icon in Brazilian agriculture with five decades of operation, Embraer has delivered the 1500th Ipanema agricultural aircraft. The aircraft, which received a commemorative painting allu...

Discover uniquely versatile Pilatus PC-24 cabin

A business jet designed for flexible use must have an interior which can be reconfigured to suit different missions. And that is exactly what the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet offers. To demonstra...

St.Louis expansion supports growing demand for new Gulfstream aircraft & refurbishments

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand completions operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility. The expansion will increase production of custom cabinetry and exterior paint capacity for Gulfstrea...

More details about ZURI upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft

ZURI shows the challenging road for the first time from the early stages of development until the official introduction of its upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft earlier this year. This video shows crit...

Smart Lander - ATR and Safran develop a groundbreaking service to analyse hard landings

ATR and Safran Landing Systems have developed ‘Smart Lander’, an innovative landing gear diagnostics service that uses state-of-the-art knowledge in data analysis to optimise the...

Embraer opens 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil

Embraer announced the opening of a thousand job vacancies in Brazil with a focus on production rate recovering, Services and Support area growth, product development and new businesses. Appl...

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Thompson launches next generation VantageXL

Following the huge continuing success of the VantageXL platform, Thompson Aero Seating launches a new and enhanced 2022 design VantageXL. With impressive personal living space, a fully flat horiz...

Embraer Energia initiative engages climate tech disrupters on sustainable flight

Embraer has completed its first ‘Start-Up Day’ aimed at encouraging start-up organisations and new entrants with the most innovative technologies, to join its Energia sustainable flight in...

Leonardo VIP/corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Europe with new orders announced at EBACE 2022

Leonardo leadership in the VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at EBACE 2022, including three AW109 GrandNew light twin, one AW109 Trekker and...

First ACH130 flying with sustainable aviation fuel in Scandinavia

Helsinki Citycopter is committed to offering its Scandinavian customers exclusive flights in ACH130s while taking the first steps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with Neste MY Sustainable Aviatio...

AURA AERO and AELIS join forces to act on the decarbonization of aviation

Both convinced of the climate emergency and the need to act, AURA AERO and AELIS announce their long-term collaboration on ERA, AURA AERO’s hybrid-electric regional aircraft. AELIS will pro...

VoltAero brings its Cassio electric-parallel hybrid aircraft to the Netherlands for sustainable aviation demo flights with the country Power Up initiative

VoltAero Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft is to perform demonstration flights across selected routes in the Netherlands beginning June 13 to promote highly sustainable regional aviation throughout...

DRONAMICS becomes first drone cargo airline to obtain operational licence

DRONAMICS has obtained the EU Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC). The LUC is recognised in all EU member states and provides drone operators with significant business opportunities ac...