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Russian Helicopters offers after-sales services to helicopter operators in Egypt

Russian Helicopters is preparing to provide after-sales service and maintenance for Russian-made helicopters operated in Egypt. The repair base in Heluane, Egypt, will be retooled in order to provide technical support for repairs to Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Egyptian Air Forc...

India, Russia to Sign Pact on Spares For Su-30 Fleet, Availability Could Go Up to 75%

India and Russia are set to sign a pact for quick delivery of spare parts for the Su-30 MKI fleet that would ensure that the aircraft is available for more combat missions - a key focus area for Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who has working on reducing the amount of time frontline fighters are g...


Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 8

Yesterday, thousands of Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., celebrated the completion of final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8. “Today marks another in a long series of milestones that our team has achieved on time, per plan, together,” said Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager, 737 MAX, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With the rollout of the ne...

ATR receives EASA certification for high-density cabin layout

The high-density seating configuration option for the ATR 72-600 aircraft has received its certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Using the existing airframe, the new high density configuration option is achieved by optimizing the pitch and adjusting forward cargo compartment, bringing the aircraft maximum capacity from 74 to 78 seats. ATR’s greater passe...

Boeing delivers 14th MK6 Chinook for the United Kingdom

Boeing  has delivered its 14th Mk6 Chinook, completing the United Kingdom’s most recent order and growing the RAF Chinook fleet to 60 aircraft. The order completion coincided with the 35th anniversary of Chinook operations for the U.K. “Since they were introduced into service in 1980, our Chinook fleet has played an integral supporting role for British forces and have been...

USN moves to modify Super Hornet for Blue Angels role

The US Navy has started a process to replace the Blue Angels demonstration team’s aircraft with a squadron of Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornets. Boeing will receive a contract to draw up the engineering plans needed to convert the single-seat Super Hornet into a configuration specific to the Blue Angels role, the navy said in a 3 December acquisition notice. The engineering work will suppor...

Bangladesh Air Force gets Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft, AW 139 rescue helicopters

Russian-made Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft and Italian AW 139 helicopters have been inducted into the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed them over to the Air Force on Sunday at the BAF Bangabandhu Base in Dhaka. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also ruling Awami League president, on Sunday said self-confidence would take the nation forward though Banglades...

Flight tests of Russia’s 5th-generation fighter jet "practically completed"

The tests confirming the flight characteristics of Russia’s fifth-generation PAK FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter jet have been actually completed, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV Channel on Monday. "Several planes are now primarily testing airborne avionics. The tests proving the aircraft’s flight char...

University of Manchester and Chinese Aviation Company Could Deliver Next Generation of Graphene Aircraft

Graphene planes could be a step closer to reality as a result of a partnership between The University of Manchester and a leading Chinese aviation company. Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM) has become the latest partner of the National Graphene Institute (NGI), based at the University, to promote the research and development in graphene reinforced aluminium matrix composites ar...

China Sells 15 Harbin Y-12E Aircraft to Russia

A Chinese aircraft manufacturer has closed a 450-550 million yuan deal to sell 15 Y-12E aircraft to Russia for transportation and geological exploration. Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG), a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), announced Monday that it signed a contract with Russian company Fly AVIA FZE, which provides aviation equipment, repairs and after-s...

Airbus Seeks Sale of Services Unit Vector: Sources

Airbus Group SE is exploring a sale of Vector Aerospace Corp, a unit that services and maintains aircraft, in a deal that could be valued at more than US$800 million, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Airbus, Europe's largest aerospace group, is currently selling several businesses to focus its defense division on warplanes, missiles, launchers and satellites. Airbus has hi...

Daher's TBM 900 reaches 100th delivery milestone

Daher has handed over the 100th TBM 900, just 20 months after the latest iteration of the long-running single-engined turboprop line entered service. Nicolas Chabbert, senior vice-president for Daher’s airplane business unit, describes as "symbolic" the 7 December handover to an unnamed US customer. "The delivery confirms that our TBM 900 not only is the fastest single turb...

Airbus Jetliner Orders Top 1,000 Through November

Airbus Group SE on Monday said it has booked more than 1,000 jetliner orders in the first 11 months of 2015, leaving it with a high bar to meet its commitment for plane deliveries this year. Airbus, in its monthly update on business, said it had delivered 556 jetliners this year through November after shipping 61 aircraft last month. The plane maker needs to deliver 73 planes before the year-en...

Sikorsky completes VH-92A Presidential helicopter replacement program

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced the successful completion of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Preliminary Design Review (PDR), completion of the integration and performance testing of mission communications system (MCS) components, and Sikorsky’s acceptance of the second S-92A™ aircraft for the program. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Tec...

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

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Textron Aviation delivered a special mission Cessna Citation Longitude in support of JCAB flight inspection mission

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Leonardo: PZL-Świdnik awarded a contract for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces

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Silk Way West Airlines signs order for two A350F

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Lilium engages Astronics for Lilium Jet power distribution units

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A digital twin and a physical prototype of the wing spar box - Deutsche Aircraft, umlaut and HEGGEMANN

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