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Boeing, Tata JV to perform AH-64 work

Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems have announced a joint venture to produce aerostructures for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter in India. The joint venture will also compete for additional work on other Boeing plaftorms, says Boeing. “This partnership will capitalise on India’s in...

AgustaWestland restates commitment to AW609 tiltrotor

With AgustaWestland presenting its full family of medium-class helicopters at Dubai, the one notable, although not unexpected, absence from its static display is the AW609 civil tiltrotor. Two of the company’s test pilots were killed in a crash in Italy of the second AW609 flight-test proto...


Embraer forecasts a $10bn jet stream

The Middle East region will require some 220 new regional jets over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast from Embraer. In the forecast, released at the Dubai Airshow yesterday, the Brazilian manufacturer said that the 70-130-seat market in the region would be valued at $10 billion over that period. With Embraer forecasting that the global marketplace for the 70-130-pass...

Boeing Plans to Establish Middle East Headquarters at Dubai South

Boeing yesterday announced at the Dubai Airshow a Memorandum of Agreement with Dubai South, outlining the company's intention to establish its Middle East headquarters in the city's Aviation District. The agreement was confirmed at a private signing ceremony attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation (the parent organization of...

airBaltic confirmed as CS300 launch customer

Latvia-based carrier airBaltic has been confirmed as the launch customer for Bombardier’s CS300 single aisle jet. First delivery of the CS300 is due in the second half of 2016, airBaltic and Bombardier announced at the Dubai Airshow over the weekend. The airline has 13 CS300s on firm order and retains options for seven more of the type. airBaltic chief executive Martin Gauss said th...

Russia Sukhoi plans to triple jets output by 2020 on Mideast demand

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, a maker of regional jets, plans to lift production more than three-fold by 2020, banking on demand from at least five Middle East customers, a senior executive said on Sunday. Sukhoi is in talks with Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman for sales of its Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100), Evgeny Andrachnikov, senior vice president, told Reuters at t...

Airbus to meet A380 sales target this year

Airbus expects to meet its target to sell 25 A380 superjumbo planes this year but it is not in talks with any potential new customer from the region. Its chief executive Fabrice Brégier added there was “no urgency” to build a more fuel-efficient version of the world’s biggest passenger aircraft because of the low oil price. “I think generally we have a target t...

Stretched A350-1000 must not be 'me too' project – Leahy

Airbus is closely examining the potential market for a larger version of the A350-1000, but wants to avoid distancing itself from the core A350 market. The airframer has been talking to a “handful” of potential customers to explore whether there is a sufficient market for an aircraft with 50-60 more seats than the -1000, says Airbus chief operating officer for customers John Leahy....

Boeing drops 'X' from stretched 777 designation

Boeing has formally dropped the ‘X’ suffix from its individual stretched 777 variants, although it will retain it for the overall family. The US airframer is officially referring to the variants as the 777-8 and the 777-9, the company said during the Dubai air show. But the combined family, it adds, will still be known as the 777X. Boeing Large-scale models of the aircr...

A350 works for Qatar Airways, so should also work for Emirates, Airbus chief says

The chief executive of Airbus has brushed off requests by Emirates for an A350 aircraft that copes better with hot and humid conditions. Emirates said last month that it would postpone a decision to choose between the Boeing 787-10 aircraft or Airbus A350-900 - depending on which manufacturer would work with Emirates on its requirements. “The A350-900 has much more flexibility when you...

Improved Performance L410 Continues World Tour

Czech manufacturer Aircraft Industries (AI) is here in Dubai (Stand 1947) to show its prototype L410NG commuter aircraft, which first flew in late July. Since then, the test-flying team it has been busy with certification flights, as well as a whistle-stop series of airshow appearances and marketing promotions. Last month [October], for example, AI joined engine provider GE Aviation in exhibiti...

Comac Rolls-out C919, But Program Timeline Still Uncertain

After seven years of development marked by repeated delays, China’s new C919 airliner is ready to start ground testing of its avionics, flight controls and hydraulics systems. It made its debut in a roll-out ceremony on November 2. Developed by state-run Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (Comac), the narrowbody rolled off the assembly line in the manufacturer’s Shanghai factory on to...

Honeywell Taps Technology to Expand Air Transport Capacity

Visitors at the Honeywell Chalet (A6) at the Dubai Air Show will be able to experience a wide range of the U.S. company’s cockpit and cabin products through virtual reality and 3D scenarios, even though the company does not have actual products on display. Among the products visitors can “experience” is the Honeywell Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver (IMMR), an all-digital naviga...

Embraer's phenomenal success in the Emirates

Embraer and Emirates have plenty to celebrate at the Dubai Airshow this week. The airline’s rapid expansion means it has invested heavily into a new training arm, Emirates Flight Training Academy, an in-house flight school, bringing all its cadet training into one place. Earlier this week it announced a $39 million investment in new Embraer and Cirrus light aircraft, underscoring its c...

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Amid year of record sales Embraer delivers 1500th Ipanema aircraft

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St.Louis expansion supports growing demand for new Gulfstream aircraft & refurbishments

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More details about ZURI upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft

ZURI shows the challenging road for the first time from the early stages of development until the official introduction of its upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft earlier this year. This video shows crit...

Smart Lander - ATR and Safran develop a groundbreaking service to analyse hard landings

ATR and Safran Landing Systems have developed ‘Smart Lander’, an innovative landing gear diagnostics service that uses state-of-the-art knowledge in data analysis to optimise the...

Embraer opens 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil

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Ready for kick-off - Falcon 6X round-the-globe proving campaign

Before any important information from manufacturer - we had the pleasure to discover Falcon6X today in Geneva at EBACE2022. Even knowing it is quite subjective... This is an amazing plane, a result of...