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Russian military accepts Arctic Mi-8 rotorcraft

The Russian defence ministry’s Arctic division has accepted the first polar-optimised Mil Mi-8AMTSh-VA rotorcraft from Russian Helicopters. The type is derived from the Mi-8AMTSh-V that the Russian military already uses, but can operate in temperatures down to -40˚C and fly out to 700nm (1,...

Mitsubishi's regional jet sets sights on US skies

 With the Mitsubishi Regional Jet's maiden trial flight completed, the groundwork is being laid to make a push in the crucial U.S. market.      Mitsubishi Aircraft is preparing five test planes, seeking to gain clearance for commercial operation by...


Final C-17 departs Long Beach

Boeing has marked the completion of  C-17 Globemaster final assembly at its Long Beach, California plant. The last of 279 C-17s to be built at Long Beach flew over the assembly facility there on Sunday (US time) before heading to the company’s San Antonio site for short-term storage ahead of delivery to Qatar early next year. “This is truly the end of an era. It&rs...

Honeywell Celebrates Delivery of First ARJ21 Aircraft to Chengdu Airlines

Honeywell Aerospace celebrates with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.(COMAC) today on the delivery of the first ARJ21-700 aircraft to Chengdu Airlines. The ARJ21 is China's first civil, turbofan regional jet manufactured by COMAC and capable of flying internationally, marking an important milestone for China's aviation manufacturing industry. Honeywell is a major i...

Electric Airplanes Poised to Transform Aviation

By Alex Vanover When I started taking flying lessons in 1998, one thing that surprised me was the relatively primitive engines that modern airplanes use. These are engines that have more in common with tractor engines than the reliable high-tech automotive engines we all drive behind. Would you be surprised if I told you that in the year 2015 most brand new airplanes have engines that use carbu...

First Boeing 757 airliner landing on blue-ice runway in Antarctica

The first ever landing by a commercial Boeing 757 passenger airliner on a blue-ice runway in Antarctica occurred yesterday at Union Glacier. The landing was a joint partnership between Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE), Loftleidir Icelandic, and NAS Corporation Limited (NAS). ALE is the parent company of Adventure Network International (ANI). The Boeing 757-200 ER...

Russian Aerospace Forces to Receive Advanced Missile Defenses

The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive a modernized missile defense system in the near future, Colonel Andrei Cheburin announced. "I’m sure that in the short-term perspective we will receive an upgraded missile defense system," Cheburin told RSN Radio. He noted that currently the modernization of missile defenses is underway which will seriously enhance their com...

Russian Helicopters are Faced With Delays in Payment of Foreign Contracts

Russia may delay the delivery of military helicopters abroad as a number of customer delays the payment. This was director of public procurement and military-technical cooperation of the holding “Helicopters of Russia” Vladislav Savelyev told the agency TASS. “Holding plans to carry out all the supplies but there are some delays in terms of payment from foreign customers so th...

Mitsubishi talks MRJ sales as new day dawns for Japanese aviation

Having achieved first flight this month, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) fulfilled a promise that dates back eight years to the Paris Air Show of June 2007: to create the first modern Japanese jet airliner. Like a number of other upcoming airframers, it’s using the 70-100 seater large regional jet market to do it. It is certainly a crowded market, but geopolitics might be on M...

Airbus pursues Saudia A380 order with superdense 615 seater

Airbus Group SE is aiming to seal a prospective Saudi order for the A380 superjumbo by pitching a new 615-seat, two-class version it says would be the ideal congestion-buster for carrying pilgrims to Mecca. The European plane maker has offered Saudi Arabian Airlines, known as Saudia, the high-density layout to be pioneered by leading A380 customer Emirates on its Copenhagen route next week, Hab...

Bahamasair takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600

Bahamasair, the national flag carrier of the Bahamas, took delivery of its first ATR 72-600. The airline and ATR inked a deal for two ATR 72-600s and three ATR 42-600s at the last Paris Air Show. With the arrival of this new aircraft, Bahamasair becomes a new operator of ATR. The introduction of these brand new ATR ‘-600s’ will enable Bahamasair to upgrade and modernize its regional...

Rolls-Royce celebrates first run of Trent 7000 engine

A Trent 7000 demonstrator engine has run for the first time, marking another programme milestone for the latest member of the Rolls-Royce Trent family. The demonstrator, which will prove the key technical features of the engine, successfully completed an initial power run, on schedule, on a test bed in Derby, UK. The Trent 7000, the exclusive power plant for the Airbus A330neo, is...

India receives last batch of Ukraine-upgraded AN-32s

The Indian air force has received its eighth and final batch of Antonov AN−32RE tactical transports to be upgraded in the Ukraine. The delivery of the five aircraft completes the total life extension, overhaul and modernisation of 40 aircraft to AN−32RE standard by Plant 410 of Civil Aviation and Antonov in Kyiv, Ukraine. The “RE” in the aircraft’s new de...

Honeywell Aerospace releases upgrades to Primus Epic

Honeywell Aerospace has released new software upgrades for Primus Epic, its integrated cockpit system. One of the new features to be installed during the upgrades is the IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar Hazard 2.0, which detects hail and lightening, whereas the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) coupled autopilot, DynaCharts integrates arrival and departure terminal charts with the navigation...

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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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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...

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...

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

Textron Aviation delivered a special mission Cessna Citation Longitude jet fitted with flight inspection calibration equipment to be operated by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.  The aircraf...

ENAIRE and EHang to collaborate on U-Space and urban air mobility

EHang entered into a collaboration agreement with ENAIRE to promote research, development and innovation in the fields of U-Space and Urban Air Mobility in Spain and Europe. The pa...

Silk Way West Airlines signs order for two A350F

Silk Way West Airlines signed a purchase agreement for two A350F. This is the first order from the Caspian region for this aircraft type. The freighters are intended to modernize a...