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China MoT acquires 8 S-76D™ helicopters for rescue operations

The China Ministry of Transport (MOT) today accepted delivery of its final two S-76D™ helicopters in a ceremony at Sikorsky Aircraft’s commercial helicopter center. The MOT’s helicopter fleet, which is the foundation of China's airborne search and rescue (SAR) maritime operatio...

The visionary rebuilding GE from scratch to become a digital powerhouse

After 14 years at the helm, can Jeff Immelt pull off the digital transformation of the global industrial giant? An aircraft powered by one of its engines takes off somewhere in the world every two seconds. In the US, six of its light bulbs are sold every second. It employs more than 300,000 peopl...


Final Vulcan bomber flight: Crowds urged to stay away from XH558's farewell

Police warn the very last flights by the only airworthy Avro Vulcan may have to be cancelled if crowds ignore warnings to stay away from its home airport. The final flights of Britain's last airworthy Vulcan bomber may have to be cancelled because of fears a huge influx of sightseers will create havoc on roads around its home airport. Police have warned the charity which plans to stage t...

Russian air force using laser-guided KH-29L missiles in Syria

The Russian air force is using KH-29L air-to-surface laser-guided missiles in Syria, the RIA news agency reported on Sunday, citing Colonel Igor Klimov, an air force spokesman. The high-precision missiles are being used by Su-34 and Su-24 aircraft, Klimov said. On Saturday, Russia said it would step up its air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakenin...

Russia May Deliver 5 SSJ-100 Planes to Irish CityJet Airline

A branch of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation is negotiating the delivery of 5 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100)aircraft to the Irish CityJet airline, a number of sources familiar with the deal said Sunday. A source close to Russia's Trade and Industry Ministry confirmed the information to RIA Novosti. On Friday, Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov s...

ANALYSIS: Will Boeing's next aircraft be an oval or a circle?

With speculation continuing about Boeing's plans for its future aircraft development programme, two reports now predict that the airframer's next clean-sheet design will feature the aviation novelty of an oval fuselage cross-section. Most recently, Merrill Lynch analyst and former Boeing applied research scientist Ron Epstein published a report for investors earlier this month, saying B...

ANALYSIS: USAF crash marks sixth hull loss for C-130J

The fatal accident involving a US Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin C-130J in Afghanistan on 2 October is the sixth hull loss to have involved a “Super Hercules”, and the first in which US personnel have died. Eleven people – the tactical transport’s six-person crew and five civilians – were killed when the aircraft crashed, reportedly shortly after taking off fro...

'Impossible' to replace Western Superjet suppliers: SJI chief

It would not be feasible to replace North American and European suppliers with Russian ones on the Sukhoi Superjet programme, in the view of the executive charged with leading Western sales campaigns for the regional airliner. Citing recertification costs and the risk of damage to the brand, SuperJet International (SJI) chief executive Nazario Cauceglia concludes: "This possibility is impo...

Another stage of testing of MS-21 aircraft’s fin torsion box completed

The fin torsion box for the latest Russian MS-21-300 airliner has successfully passed another stage of testing. TsAGI confirmed the load-carrying capability of the component assembled from parts manufactured by ONPP Technologiya named after A.G. Romashin, press-service of ONPP Technologiya reports. “This is the first strength test of such a large composite component manufactured in Russia...

An “all-seeing eye” for UAVs is being developed in Russia

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation), the key developer of UAVs , is developing advanced payloads for Russian-produced UAVs, which increase efficiency of aerial reconnaissance and earth surface monitoring. As against the common optics, new technologies allow gathering information not visible to the human eye. Thanks to this equipment the UAV is able to dis...

BAE Systems shame: defense contractor walks back part of IFE claim

In a stunning last-minute walkback as the APEX Expo ended on Thursday afternoon, BAE Systems changed its tune on precisely what is to be streamed, and to what devices, under its agreement with two Hollywood studios. It would now appear that only one studio has approved streaming early window content to passengers’ personal entertainment devices (known as BYOD...

Cabin concept seeks to provoke questions about passenger desire

In the landmark Chicago Area Transportation Study of 1955-1962, urban planners defined desire lines as “the shortest line between origin and destination [expressing] the way a person would like to go, if such a way were available”. Though the basic concept behind these primal human “forces” predates cities, maps or even roads, few if any have applied the innately human...

Business or science? Choose both, urges Airbus marketing exec

Anaïs Marzo da Costa, Airbus’ newly appointed Head of Aircraft Interiors Marketing is, unusually for someone in her team, not from an engineering background. “Normally at Airbus, when you’re in marketing you’re an aeronautical engineer, and I am not,” Marzo da Costa laughed as she sat down with Runway Girl Network, fresh from presenting a Comfort and Ambienc...

Honeywell Tech Can Help Aviation Industry Halve CO2 Emissions

Two Honeywell Aerospace technologies — the SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System and the EGTS electric taxiing system — have been recognized by the Air Transport Action Group as solutions that can help support the aviation industry’s goal to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2050 against a 2005 baseline. Honeywell’s SmartPath GBAS system augments GPS signa...

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

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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...