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Emirates SkyCargo receives newest Boeing 777 Freighter

Emirates SkyCargo has welcomed the arrival of its newest Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, bringing the total number of dedicated cargo aircraft in its fleet to 15, including two Boeing 747-400Fs and 13 Boeing 777Fs. Emirates’ newest 777F, which left the Boeing Manufacturing Facility in E...

MH-60R Romeo’s Hellfire missile accepted into Navy service

The Navy has accepted the Lockheed Martin AGM-114N Hellfire air-to-ground missile into service with the weapon to equip the Fleet Air Arm’s MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Seahawk helicopters. Navy says the first live firing of the Hellfire N in Australia in is planned to occur ea...


Boeing Risks Losing $1.1 Billion Jet Order on Ex-Im Shutdown

South Africa’s Comair Ltd. may have to drop $1.1 billion in Boeing Co jet deliveries due to begin in October after struggling to line up financing without U.S. government assistance. The transaction, described in a Sept. 28 letter to Boeing from Comair, would be the planemaker’s first aircraft order imperiled since the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s charter expired June 3...

Unmanned Dominator XP makes Mexican debut

Aeronautics Defense Systems' Dominator XP unmanned air vehicle has completed a successful first series of flights in Mexico. Based on Diamond Aircraft's DA42 general aviation aircraft, the medium-altitude, long-endurance surveillance system was sold to the Mexican government via local marketing company Balam Security. Aeronautics Defense Systems Speaking on 29 September,...

AgustaWestland cool on development of 10.5t helicopter

AgustaWestland has dismissed the likelihood of an imminent launch of a new 10.5t-class helicopter despite previous indications from its parent company that such a move would be a strategic priority. The Anglo-Italian manufacturer has a gap in its range between the 8.3t AW189 and 15.6t AW101, and in January this year owner Finmeccanica identified the development of a new platform to fill that sp...

ScanEagle to be delivered to Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan

Insitu has received three export contracts for its ScanEagle unmanned air vehicle that will see it deliver the system to Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan. Under the USA's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, Cameroon and Kenya will receive one ScanEagle system each by September 2016, through deals worth $9.39 million and $9.86 million respectively, the US Department of Defense announced on 2...

MRJ first flight set for Oct. 26-Oct. 30 window

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has narrowed the target schedule for first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet(MRJ) to the last week of October. Mitsubishi had previously said the first MRJ flight would occur in the second half of October. In a Sept. 30 statement, it specified that first flight will take place between Oct. 26 and Oct. 30. “In implementing the flight test, utmost pri...

New Rockwell Collins technology to provide safe transfer of data on Boeing 777X

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Boeing to provide the Avionics Gateway secure server on new 777X airplanes. The Avionics Gateway will feature the newest generation of Rockwell Collins’ proven Secure Server Router (SSR) that enables the safe transfer of data between the flight deck, cabin crew and airline operations on the ground. “Next-generation aircraft will offer incredible...

Mass production of L-410 NG aircraft should be started in 2017

Certification tests of the new regional aircraft L-410 NG carried out in Kunovice (Czech Republic) will take around 1,5 years, TASS reports with reference to Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC), which owns the manufacturer of this aircraft - Aircraft Industries, a.s. “Testing of the aircraft, its systems and components will take around 1,5 years. The start of its mass p...

BAE introduces in-flight entertainment with Hollywood streaming

For the first time, airline passengers will be able to enjoy movies fresh from theaters streamed to their personal devices on flights equipped with BAE Systems’ IntelliCabin® wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) solution. IntelliCabin is the first IFE solution in the commercial airline industry to secure approval from a major Hollywood studio for the streaming of early window...

Royal Australian Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT refuels F-35 fighter

An Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) of the Royal Australian Air Force has successfully refuelled a F-35A Joint Strike Fighter of the US Air Force. During a four-hour sortie from Edwards AFB, California, the tanker, known in RAAF service as the KC-30A, conducted 59 contacts including five “wet contacts” during which 19,600kg (43,200lb) of fuel were passed...

India orders 22 Apache and 15 Chinook helicopters

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions. India will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Both are the newest mo...

Airbus flies second Leap-powered A320neo

Airbus has introduced the second CFM International Leap-powered A320neo into the type’s flight-test campaign. The aircraft performed its maiden flight on 29 September, operating from Hamburg to Toulouse, the airframer confirms. Its initial sortie came just over four months after the first Leap-1A aircraft joined the campaign. The second aircraft (D-AVVB) brings to four the...

Airbus BizLab global network expands with accelerator in Hamburg

Airbus has inaugurated a second BizLab aerospace business accelerator as part of its strategy to establish a global network. Alexander Katzung, Innovation manager Airbus Corporate Innovation, will lead the accelerator in Hamburg. In parallel Airbus has opened a second round of applications for start-ups seeking support. Applicants can apply from September 28th to October 28th by register...

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Maldivian orders its first ATR aircraft

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Successful year of expansion and continued investment - Gulfstream Customer Support

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The last ever Dauphin delivered to Spanish Customs

Airbus has delivered the last Dauphin helicopter, an AS365 N3, to the Spanish Customs Service. This helicopter will reinforce the Customs Surveillance Service’s capacity to combat drug trafficki...

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ZEVA successfully completes historic first test flight

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Aircraft lifecycle centre - sustainable solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of aircraft

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