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Switzerland orders Hermes 900 UAV

Switzerland has signed a production contract for the Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicle following selection of the type in June 2014. Worth $200 million, the contract award from the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) comes two months after...

Russia Tests First New Aircraft Engine in Almost 30 Years

Russia has tested a new PD-14 next-generation turbofan aircraft engine, the first new aircraft engine test in almost 30 years, the country's deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin, said Wednesday. "For the first time in the last 29 years Russia has tested a new aircraft engine. Today...


Airbus Patents Detachable Cabins to Cut Plane Boarding Times

All right, everyone. It's quiz time. What's the worst part about flying? "Everything," is an entirely appropriate response, but the one thing that's most miserable about flying is the waiting. Waiting to get through security. Waiting for bad food and overpriced water. Waiting to get on the damn plane, waiting to get off the damn plane. You'd think the industry's ap...

Bombardier Outlines Plan for Improved Profitability

Bombardier is preparing for dampened revenue next year with Global 5000/6000 production cuts and expectations of a slightly down or flat market over the next two years. David Coleal, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, told investors on November 24 that the company has “right-sized” production and expects rates to remain flat – barring major market changes – through...

ARJ21-700 Gets Special Flight Permit for Production Flight Testing

The CAAC East China Regional Administration has issued a special flight permit for a COMAC ARJ21-700, serial number 106, the first one to be delivered to a customer, to conduct production flight testing, according to a statement released Tuesday on the regional administration's website. The ARJ21-700 has started its production flight testing, marking the design of t...

Russia discusses delivery of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Cambodia

Russia has offered to consider the possibility of procurement of helicopters for civilian purposes, is also discussed the question of sale Phnom Penh Russian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100. This is stated to materials for the upcoming in tovarnik in Phnom Penh talks, which will hold the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “The Cambodians proposed to hold an expert consultation on the issue of s...

KLM’s Boeing 787 offers new cabins, connectivity

As the latest airline to place Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner into service KLM had the opportunity to revisit its inflight product and set a new course for the airline. It has done precisely that, introducing new products for World Business Class, Economy Comfort (premium economy) and economy class. The products were put on display during a series of demo flights this past weekend over Ho...

Embraer Legacy 500 to gain steep approach approvals

Embraer's Legacy 500 is poised to receive approval fromLondon City airport and EASA for steep-approach operations, permitting the midsize business jet to perform approaches at descent angles of up to 5.5°. The eight-seat aircraft, which gained EASA certification a year ago, will be the sixth business jet in Embraer's lineup that is cleared to operate at airports with a ste...

Historic touchdown for Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle

Commercial spaceflight start-up Blue Origin has achieved a historic first by vertically landing and recovering the launcher stage of the New Shepard suborbital system after delivering a payload to space. The successful recovery mission comes seven months after the maiden flight of the rocket, which led to an unsuccessful recovery of the vertical launcher. Several attempts by Elon Musk’...

Flight testing of Yak-152 will be started in summer 2016

Flight testing of Yak-152 light trainer aircraft developed for Russian Aerospace Defense Forces will be started in summer 2016, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to Deputy CEO of Yakovlev Design Bureau on Flight Testing, Hero of Russia, Roman Taskaev. «By the end of first half of 2016 the first vehicle of the type should enter the flight testing stage. Another flying pro...

First RAAF P-8A fuselage in production

Spirit AeroSystems began production of the fuselage for the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for the RAAF last month. The Kansas-based aerostructures company announced on November 20 that it began production work on the 737 military derivative in October, with the first unit scheduled to be delivered to Boeing early next year. “Spirit has a unique...

ATR sees “good future potential” for Australian sales

ATR head of global sales John Moore says large numbers of older aircraft in the 50-70 seat category still in service should support demand for its family of turboprops in the period ahead, particularly in Australia. Moore noted there were about 200 regional aircraft operating in Australia currently, with about 80 per cent of those turboprops. “If you look at the average age of these ai...

Airbus A320neo receives joint EASA and FAA Type Certification

The world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft, the A320neo, has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24th November 2015. The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines. The EASA A320neo type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Di...

Dassault Delivers State-of-the-Art Medevac Falcon to Beijing Red Cross

Dassault Aviation has delivered yesterday a fully outfitted Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center (999). The widebody twinjet is the first fixed wing aircraft in China fully equipped to perform air medevac services. The conversion was performed by Dassault Aircraft Services in Wilmington, Delaware.  The Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft is equippe...

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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...

New Airbus orders in China

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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...