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Airbus offers sneak-peek inside Alabama A320 factory

Airbus opened the $600 million final assembly and delivery center for the A320 aircraft family in Mobile, Alabama, to the international press for the first time on 13 September. Although videos and photos are forbidden to be released until a public grand opening scheduled early on 14 Septemb...

Airbus Prepares to Open First U.S. A320 Factory

Airbus will hold inaugural ceremonies in Mobile, Alabama, Sep. 14 as top executives and U.S. dignitaries celebrate the opening of the company's first U.S. manufacturing facility. Celebrations for the new A320-family assembly-and-delivery facility will begin Sunday, Sep. 13 when the company br...


Rolls-Royce Trent 700 Engines Worth $700m Selected for New Airbus Beluga XL Transporter

Rolls-Royce has been selected by Airbus to provide Trent 700 engines and long-term TotalCare® engine service support, worth $700m for five new Beluga XL air transporter aircraft. The aircraft will replace the current Airbus Beluga fleet, which is powered by engines from another provider. The Beluga XL, based on the A330 design, was launched in November 2014 to address the A350 XWB r...

Kuwait Agrees To Buy 28 Eurofighter Typhoons

Kuwait has agreed to buy 28 Eurofighter Typhoons in a deal agreed with the Italian government. In a short press statement, Eurofighter provided no details as to when the aircraft will be delivered and what configuration and equipment they will have. However, a spokesman for the four-nation consortium (Italy, Germany, the UK and Spain), confirmed that additional details reported by D...

Boeing Said to Study First China Plant for Work on 737 Jetliner

Boeing Co. is exploring whether to open a factory in China to complete work on its top-selling 737-model jetliners, the first facility of its kind outside the U.S., according to a person familiar with the plans. The facility would perform tasks such as painting aircraft built at Boeing's single-aisle plant outside Seattle, said the person, who wasn't authorized to comment publicly. M...

Airbus readies for Monday inauguration of U.S. plant

On Monday, officials of European airplane maker Airbus will christen the company’s first U.S. manufacturing site. The Mobile, Ala., plant will be the final assembly site of Airbus’ single-aisle A320 Family passenger jets, which encompass the A318, A319, A321 and A321 models. The $600 million plant on 116 acres will be led by Kansan Daryl Taylor, who as vice president and general...

Pratt & Whitney Announces Grand Opening of Customer Training Center

Pratt & Whitney, announced today the grand opening of its India customer training center in Hyderabad. The training center will be housed at United Technologies Corporation India Pvt ltd (“UTC India”). Aircraft engineers and technicians will be trained on current and new engine models at this facility. Today, more than 300 aircraft in India are powered by Pratt & Whitne...

WIZZ AIR to purchase 110 Airbus A321Neos

Further to its announcement of the entry into a memorandum of understanding on 18 June 2015, Wizz Air Holdings Plc (the “Company” and, together with its subsidiaries, “Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that it has completed and signed the purchase agreement with Airbus which, amongst other things, provides for the purchase of...

Airbus developing drones that can fly for 90 days straight

Airbus is developing a drone that can fly for up to 90 days straight. The drones currently under construction have a wingspan of 80 feet, are able to fly at 70,000 feet and carry a payload of more than over 20 pounds. But the new models are estimated to be 35 feet larger and carry twice as much weight, the Telegraph reports. The Airbus Zephyr already has the record for longest continuous fli...

Indonesia will replace F-5 Tiger fighters with Su-35

In the near-term a squadron of 16 outdated US F-5 Tiger fighters will be replaced by a squadron of Russian state-of-the-art Su-35 multi-role fighters, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to Tempo. «We have made a decision to purchase a squadron of Russian Su-35 fighters to replace F-5 Tiger aircraft,» Indonesian Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu said following th...

Toray Composites Enters into Supply Agreement with Bell Helicopter

Toray Composites (America), Inc.has entered into a Supply Agreement with Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, to supply carbon fiber prepreg materials for Bell Helicopter programs.  Initially, TCA will supply materials for the Bell 525 Relentless program.  The Bell 525 Relentless is the world's first commercial fly-by-wire helicopter and is currently in flight test and ce...

MTS Brings Prominent Aerospace Scientists Together

MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, brought together members of the aerospace testing community last week at the Worldwide Aerospace Users' Group meeting in Wichita, KS. Held at the prestigious National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT), the two-day event provided a forum for attendees to learn about the latest tec...

Electric Aircraft 2014-2024: Trends, Projects, Forecasts

Electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution and reduced global warming. They provide freedom from foreign sources of oil. They make new things possible such as helicopters that can carry out a controlled landing after engineering failures thanks to electric backup and leisure aircraft getting all their "fuel" from solar cells on the hanger. They expand th...

Yuneec Announces Launch Of Tornado H920 At InterDrone 2015

 Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the launch of the Tornado H920 hexacopter and the CGO4 professional gimbal camera.  The Tornado H920, the first release from the highly-anticipated Tornado series, is an aerial photography and videography platform designed with the professional user in mind. The Tornado H920 aircraft features an ultra-lightw...

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1000th Trent XWB-84 engine delivered - key milestone for Rolls-Royce engine programme

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Tecnam P2010 TDI now FAA certified

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Archer assembled best-in-class flight control and software team as it propels towards first flight

Archer Aviation has constructed a best-in-class Flight Control and Software team as the company ramps up to its first flight later this year recently appointing Sergio Ferreira to lead the compan...

Flight test phase with landmark first flight - Beechcraft Denali

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Volocopter & Kakao Mobility partner on urban air mobility study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercia...

Nine-Hotel-FIVE - the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux purchased by FIVE

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Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2021 - 408 aircraft including the first A350F ordered

We all know long long months of COVID-19 and all possible lockdown and restrictions. First major airshow since the COVID-19 pandemic struck two years ago. What and how happens now, in a new normal? Wh...

Is Spirit of Innovation world fastest all-electric vehicle?

Rolls-Royce believes that Spirit of Innovation aircraft is the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft, setting three new world records. The manufacturer submitted data to the Féd...

ATR at Dubai Airshow - 29 orders & new engine series announcement

On the occasion of the Dubai Airshow, world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, has once again demonstrated its commitment to setting the pace for regional aviation now and in the f...

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1000th Trent XWB-84 engine delivered - key milestone for Rolls-Royce engine programme

Rolls-Royce delivered its 1000th Trent XWB–84, achieving another key milestone for the engine programme. The engine, which will power an Airbus A350-900, was built at the company’s st...

Permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel in France at Paris-Le Bourget Airport - TotalEnergies

With the launch of a new offering at Paris-Le Bourget airport, TotalEnergies is the first in France to provide a permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to a French airport. The 30% biofue...

Russian Helicopters to supply Bangladesh police with two Mi-171A2

Russian Helicopters and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bangladesh have signed a contract for the delivery of two cutting-edge Mi-171A2 heavy multipurpose helicopters. Un...

Embraer and Royal NLR MoU for strategic collaboration relating to aerospace research

Embraer and the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Center have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a potential strategic collaboration relating to aerospace research. The research areas include tec...

Tecnam P2010 TDI now FAA certified

FAA has awarded full Type Certificate to the Tecnam P2010 TDI with the number A00066CE for Part 23 of the FAA Regulations. The P2010 airframe, with its wide, composite, fuselage design and t...

Volocopter & Kakao Mobility partner on urban air mobility study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercia...

Archer assembled best-in-class flight control and software team as it propels towards first flight

Archer Aviation has constructed a best-in-class Flight Control and Software team as the company ramps up to its first flight later this year recently appointing Sergio Ferreira to lead the compan...