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MRJ progresses towards first flight next week

Mitsubishi Aircraft says it has simulated various scenarios on its engineering flight simulator in preparation for the MRJ regional jet’s maiden sortie, and that results thus far have proved promising. In an interview with Flightglobal, Mitsubishi’s vice-president and general manager...

British Antarctic Survey looks towards whole fleet modernisation

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is in the process of updating its scientific research fleet, including the addition of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) and cockpit and sensing upgrades to its manned aircraft. BAS operates four de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and one DHC-7 Dash 7, but is see...


Russia to deliver 11 Mi-171Sh helicopters to Peru in 2015

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has already delivered 13 Mi-171Sh military-transport helicopters to Peru under a contract signed in 2013; 11 more vehicles of the type will be delivered to the country this year, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the company’s press-service. The contract for delivery of 23 Mi-171Sh helicopters was signed in Decembe...

Airbus’ A350-1000 Trent XWB-97 engine begins flight-test campaign on A380 flying-test-bed

The A350-1000’s new engine – the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 – has successfully made its first flight-test aboard Airbus’ dedicated A380 “Flying-Test-Bed” aircraft. The aircraft took off from Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse and performed a flight of 4 hours, 14 mins during which the engine covered a wide range of power settings at altitudes up to 35,000ft. The...

Russian Helicopters to showcase new Mi-171A2 alongside VIP Ansat and Ka-32A11BC firefighter at Dubai Airshow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will demonstrate the latest medium multirole Mi-171A2 alongside the light multirole Ansat in VIP configuration and the firefighting version of the Ka-32A11BC at Dubai Airshow on 8-12 November. The Mi-171A2 combines the finest qualities of the Mi-8/17 series with the latest aircraft manufacturing technologies. Key upgrades include a new,...

Airbus sees Middle East as important market for its new ACJneo family

Airbus sees an important potential market for its new ACJneo Family in the Middle East, where private jets are well established as business tools for companies, billionaires and governments, helping them to be more productive and efficient. Airbus’ ACJneo Family initially comprises the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo. The ACJ319neo will fly eight passengers 6,750nm/12,500 km – equivalent to...

Honeywell Develops Apple Watch App for Cabin Control

Honeywell Aerospace is in the final stages of developing a native Apple Watch app that can control cabin systems in aircraft equipped with the company’s Ovation Select cabin management system. The watch software is expected to be available in the iTunes App Store next month and will be similar to the Ovation Select apps already available for Android and iOS devices, which can control cabin l...

Airbus eyes the wide game in China

Airbus expects strong demand for widebody aircraft in China, as Chinese carriers work on their fleet plans for the next five years. Speaking to Flightglobal in Beijing, Airbus China president Eric Chen says the boom in outbound traffic, coupled with the relatively small widebody fleet in the country, will drive airlines to look at larger jets. The continued bottlenecks at the country’s ai...

Rolls-Royce and Liebherr-Aerospace announce name of power gearbox joint venture

Rolls-Royce and Liebherr-Aerospace have named their 50:50 joint venture to develop manufacturing capability and capacity for the power gearbox for Rolls-Royce’s new UltraFanTM engine design. The new company, to be known as Aerospace Transmission Technologies GmbH, officially started operations at the site of Liebherr-Aerospace in Friedrichshafen last month. The initial team consists of ne...

Traveller takes shape as Tecnam sticks to timeline

Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam is readying its P2012 Traveller for rollout by March 2016, saying it remains on track for a maiden flight of the new 11-seat piston-twin in the second quarter of next year. The airframer took delivery in October of the Traveller’s Lycoming TEO-540-A1A engines, which are now being installed on the first test aircraft. Three prototypes are now being a...

Boeing says will not make changes to Dreamliner stretch for Emirates

Boeing will not make changes to the stretched version of its Dreamliner aircraft despite major client Emirates' request for better performance in hot climates, a company executive said on Wednesday. "The plan is not to change the aircraft, we really like what we have," Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, told reporters in Dubai when...

Bombardier Announces Presence at the 2015 Dubai Airshow

 Bombardier announced today it will touch down at the 29th Dubai Airshow  with an impressive line-up of commercial and business aircraft on static display. The line-up will include the all-new CS100 airliner, Q400 turboprop, CRJ900 aircraft; and three business aircraft – the Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and the Global 6000. Held at the Dubai World Central Airport, members of Bom...

Skylon,to go from Paris to Sydney in four hours

British government decided to invest 84 million euros (60 million pounds) in Skylon, an aircraft that could connect Paris to Sydney in less than four hours. Actually it is the development of an orbital launch vehicle, developed by British Reaction Engines Limited since the mid-90s. Its uniqueness is in its next-generation engine called SABRE for Air-Breathing Rocket Synergetic Engine....

Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries affirm partnership

Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries affirm partnership for export and support of Korean helicopter platforms. Korean-made Light Civil Helicopter and Light Armed Helicopter to be marketed worldwide in a joint effort by both partners. Scope of cooperation to include also after-sales services including MRO and training. Strategic collaboration will ensure the advancement of Air...

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12 000 Wingcopters for world largest commercial drone deployment - Continental Drones & Wingcopter

Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, signed a partnership agreement to help establish drone-based delivery networks with tho...

Red Dot winner 2022 - Falcon 10X interior got another prestigious product design award

The ultra-long range Falcon 10x, the latest of Dassault Aviation large-cabin business jet family,  recently won a coveted Red Dot award of distinction for interior design. The Red Dot Awards...

Surf Air Mobility signs definitive $1.42 Billion merger agreement with Southern Airways Corporation

Surf Air Mobility has entered into a definitive agreement, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval, which will result in a merger with Southern Airways Corporation, parent company o...

Next generation - ATR EVO family to be even more economical and sustainable

ATR announced its plans for the next generation of its best-selling family of regional aircraft by 2030, the ATR ‘EVO’. The plan foresees advanced design features and a new power...

Amid year of record sales Embraer delivers 1500th Ipanema aircraft

A technological icon in Brazilian agriculture with five decades of operation, Embraer has delivered the 1500th Ipanema agricultural aircraft. The aircraft, which received a commemorative painting allu...

Discover uniquely versatile Pilatus PC-24 cabin

A business jet designed for flexible use must have an interior which can be reconfigured to suit different missions. And that is exactly what the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet offers. To demonstra...

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

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand completions operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility. The expansion will increase production of custom cabinetry and exterior paint capacity for Gulfstrea...

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

Embraer announced the opening of a thousand job vacancies in Brazil with a focus on production rate recovering, Services and Support area growth, product development and new businesses. Appl...

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AURA AERO and AELIS join forces to act on the decarbonization of aviation

Both convinced of the climate emergency and the need to act, AURA AERO and AELIS announce their long-term collaboration on ERA, AURA AERO’s hybrid-electric regional aircraft. AELIS will pro...

DRONAMICS becomes first drone cargo airline to obtain operational licence

DRONAMICS has obtained the EU Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC). The LUC is recognised in all EU member states and provides drone operators with significant business opportunities ac...

VoltAero brings its Cassio electric-parallel hybrid aircraft to the Netherlands for sustainable aviation demo flights with the country Power Up initiative

VoltAero Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft is to perform demonstration flights across selected routes in the Netherlands beginning June 13 to promote highly sustainable regional aviation throughout...

Pratt & Whitney Canada launches carbon offset service to general aviation customers by signing up JetFly

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that European fractional owner JetFly has signed up its entire fleet of PT6A and PT6 E-Series™ engine-powered Pilatus aircraft that are enrolled in the Eagle...

Lilium partners with Honeywell and DENSO to co-develop and manufacture electric motor for Lilium Jet

Lilium  has partnered with Honeywell and DENSO, who will co-develop and manufacture the Lilium Jet’s electric motor (e-motor) that will power the Lilium Jet’s engines. Honeywell...

Zero Time Since Overhaul - Pratt & Whitney Canada launches a P&WCSMART flat-rate exchange for PW615F-A engines powering Cessna Mustang jets

Pratt & Whitney Canada has officially expanded the portfolio of its popular P&WCSMART™ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions with the launch of a new offering for it...

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...