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Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Customer Service goes digital

New HCare Fleet and HCare Flight digital solutions to better support customers Tablet-based mission preparation tools, fleet management software and a complete Maintenance Information System Partnership with Accenture on Big Data management  Airbus Helicopters has today announced the l...

Sukhoi’s Superjet Searches for More Western Sales

Most of the passengers boarding Mexican airline Interjet’s aircraft in Houston, San Antonio and Miami for flights south of the Rio Grande probably don’t know much about the aircraft on which they will be flying. For those sufficiently knowledgeable to realise it’s not a Boe...


Russian Helicopters discussed deliveries of Mi-26 to Myanmar

During his visit to Myanmar Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) CEO Alexander Mikheev met with the Vice-president Nyan Tun. In particular, the parties discussed deliveries of Ansat and Mi-26 helicopters, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the company’s press-service. “Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev visited Myanmar and met with the cou...

Rolls-Royce issues $1.5 bn worth US bonds

Rolls-Royce plc (the “Issuer”) announces that is has successfully priced a U.S. dollar-denominated issue of notes (the “Notes”) raising gross proceeds of approximately U.S.$1,498,740,000. The Notes will be issued by Rolls-Royce plc and guaranteed by Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the &ldquo...

Alcoa signs $1bn Airbus parts contract

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has signed an approximately $1 billion contract with Airbus for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems. The deal is Alcoa’s largest fastener contract ever with the aircraft manufacturer. Alcoa’s fasteners fly on every Airbus platform. “Our growing aerospace capabilities, technology strength and global, first-rate custome...

Airbus files patent for split-level passenger seat design

Airplanes could get even more cramped with a new seat design from Airbus that has passengers seated on top of each other in a bi-level configuration. Earlier this month, the global airline manufacturer filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a split level seating design that could be used in businesses cabins on wide body aircraft, news.com.au reports. In rows...

The most effective Russian aircraft against ISIS is Su-25, says National Interest

While top-of-the-line Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H fighters and Su-34 Fullback bombers have captured the lion’s share of attention, the single most effective Russian aircraft deployed to Syria is the venerable Su-25 Frogfoot. The Russian air force has deployed a dozen of the slow, low-altitude flying tanks to its base in Latakia. But it’s not clear which version of the jet Russia has sent...

Dassault Falcon prepares to break ground on Bordeaux MRO facility

Dassault will, on 16 October, break ground on a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Bordeaux, Mérignac, southwest France, to serve its expanding fleet of Falcon high-end business jets. The 7,200m2 (77,500ft2) building will be located next to the airframer’s Falcon final assembly hangar, and will be able to accommodate up to six business jets at a time....

AgustaWestland considers full ice protection for AW169

AgustaWestland expects deliveries of its new AW169 to be into double figures by the end of 2015 even as it works to add further capabilities to the 4.6t rotorcraft, including potentially full ice protection. Since gaining European Aviation Safety Agency certification in July, the airframer has delivered one AW169 to an undisclosed customer, with a second emergecy medical services-roled example...

MiG Corporation is developing a next-generation light fighter

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) is implementing a project for development of a fifth-generation light fighter, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to a source close to the aircraft industry. “This project is focused on developing configuration of the next-generation light fighter. It is being implemented using the corporation’s own funds,” the source noted. He remin...

DOD warns defence primes of high supplier profit margins

The Pentagon’s top acquisition office says first-tier subcontractors’ profit margins for production programmes are about 7% higher on average than for the prime contractor, and this imbalance could be deterring major suppliers from bidding for new contracts as primes. The revelation has spurred discussions between the DOD and the major primes about better controlling subcontractor p...

Collins debuts Pro Line Fusion at Helitech

Rockwell Collins displayed a Pro Line Fusion avionics system demonstrator for helicopter cockpits for the first time the Helitech International Helicopter Expo and Conference in London. The Helitech debut follows the system’s commercial launch earlier this year. Airbus Helicopters and Vector Aerospace will develop and market Pro Line Fusion as a cockpit upgrade. All Airbus Helicopters pla...

UTC Aerospace Systems Celebrates 200th A380 Landing Gear Delivery

UTC Aerospace Systems today welcomed Airbus to its landing gear production facility in Oakville, Ontario, to celebrate two program milestones. As the supplier of the body and wing landing gear for the Airbus A380, the event commemorated the pending delivery of the 200th shipset of gear. It was also an opportunity to recognize the upcoming delivery of the first shipset of main landing gear for the...

GE Probing Similar Engine Parts in Wake of BA Plane Fire

General Electric Co said on Tuesday it was inspecting out-of-service versions of the engine component involved in a fire with a British Airways plane last month to further determine the cause of the engine failure. On Sep. 8, a British Airways plane, a Boeing 777, caught fire upon take-off from Las Vegas to London; all 157 passengers and 13 crew members escaped, with only a few minor...

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Eve & Falko partnership to develop global operator network with a potential order for 200 eVTOLs

Eve and Falko Regional Aircraft announced today a Letter of Intent which contemplates a potential order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft and a commercial par...

easyJet partners with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions on development of zero-emission aircraft

easyJet is working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support the development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft, as part of the airline’s ambition to de...

France became first H160 law enforcement customer

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the G...

Iraqi Airways took delivery of its first A220-300

Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first out of five A220-300 aircraft from Mirabel, Canada. Upon entry into service, Iraqi Airways will become one of the first air...

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ZEVA successfully achieved its first untethered, powered, controlled flight test for its full-scale ZEVA ZERO flying wing airframe utilizing its eight zero-emission electric motor-driven propellers. T...

Right Rudder Aviation announced as new Pipistrel Aircraft U.S. distributor

Pipistrel is focused on continuous improvement. Constantly innovating throughout all aspects of our operations and shaping the future of aviation by developing and delivering cutting ed...

Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display and G5 electronic flight instrument

Garmin Smart Glide technology, a revolutionary safety tool that helps pilots in loss of engine power emergencies by automating tasks to reduce pilot workload, is now available as a free1 sof...

Software Specialization Program - Embraer in partnership with UFPE

Embraer announced a partnership with the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) to create a Software Specialization Program, a rapidly expanding professional area in Brazil and worldwide. The in...

First Japan dealer for Bell 505 - SECO International

SECO International has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505 helicopter and has been appointed as the first Japan dealer for the Bell 505. This sale follows the letter of intent that SECO Interna...

Savback Helicopters to distribute Dufour Aerospace eVTOL aircraft in Scandinavia

Sweden based Savback Helicopters will exclusively represent Dufour Aerospace's 8-seater Aero3 tilt-wing aircraft in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. Savback has identified the de...

Great start of the year - Azorra orders 22 A220 family aircraft

Airbus has signed a purchase agreement with Azorra for twenty-two A220 Family aircraft including twenty A220-300s and two ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft. Azorra is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, based aircr...