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Sikorsky plays up importance of Asia-Pacific

Sikorsky plans to place a greater emphasis on the Asia-Pacific market, where it sees opportunities for both its military and civilian ranges. “The company recognises the importance of Asia, which is clearly a cornerstone as we rebalance from being a very US-centric company to looking a...

Airbus confident for A320neo on-time first delivery

Airbus is on schedule to deliver the first A320neo by end of 2015 as planned, an Airbus executive confirmed Friday. Qatar Airways is due to receive its first A320neo, a more efficient re-engined version, in December. Akbar Al Baker said last week on the sidelines of the Dubai Air Show that he was...


Rolls-Royce sets sights on providing fuel-efficient engine for Airbus A380

Rolls-Royce sees an opportunity to provide a more fuel-efficient engine for the Airbus A380, the world’s largest airplane, once its manufacturer and its biggest operator, Emirates, move forward on the aircraft’s future. The British engine maker in April won a US$9.2 billion (Dh33.8bn) contract with Emirates to build engines for 50 A380s. The delivery of the first aircraft is schedul...

Celebrations at MTU: Clean Sky engine demonstrator running in the test cell

Clean Sky is the most ambitious EU funded aeronautical research program ever launched in Europe: More than 600 partners have joined forces to develop new, greener technologies for tomorrow’s aviation. MTU Aero Engines, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer, is a partner in the program, being responsible for an engine demonstrator that is now running in MTU’s test cell i...

Dassault Design Philosophy Evident in 5X, 8X

Dassault has never been one to follow the pack when it comes to business jets: it has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to the use of three-engine designs, 3-D design software, metal bonding blended with composites to lighten weight, advanced wing geometry, fly-by-wire flight controls, sidesticks, the EASy II intuitive all-glass cockpit and more; the list is a long&n...

Falcon 8X Completion Work Underway

Dassault Aviation has begun completion work on the first customer-bound Falcon 8X long-range trijet as the company progresses toward certification and deliveries next year. The aircraft, S/N 04, arrived in the Dassault Falcon Jet completion facility in Little Rock, Ark., on October 9, the company announced Thursday. S/N 04 was the second of Dassault’s new 8X family to be sent to Litt...

Rockwell Collins to provide EP-8100 visual system for Turkish Airlines full flight simulators

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Turkish Airlines to provide its EP-8100 visual system for the airline’s Boeing Next Generation 737, Airbus A320 and Airbus A330 full flight simulators. The agreement includes the option for additional visual system upgrades for legacy platforms. “This agreement marks a first for Turkish Airlines, as it brings the highly realistic capab...

A “smart” wing was tested in a wind-tunnel in Zhukovsky

Consortium of European companies, which includes 64 enterprises, has completed a research project for development of a “smart” (or “morphing”) wing, which is able to adjust its aerodynamic configuration and generate reports about its technical condition, Interfax reports with reference to Aviation Week. It took €51 million and four years to implement the projec...

Russia's ILS signs contract with Intelsat on five Proton-M launches until 2023

International Launch Services (ILS), a subsidiary of the Russian Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre, has signed a contract with the international satellite communications organisation Intelsat on five launches of the Proton-M carrier rockets until 2023 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Khrunichev Centre’s press service reported on Wednesday. "International Launch Servi...

Russian Helicopters plans to sell 230-280 helicopters a year in coming years

Russian Helicopters expect to keep the portfolio of orders at the current level in two coming years and to sell 230-280 helicopters a year, deputy CEO of the company Alexander Scherbinin told TASS on Thursday. Current production and sales of Russian Helicopters are aligned with the global market situation and production capacity of the company, Scherbinin added. "It [the capacity] is ab...

ANALYSIS: British spaceplane engine concept gets cash boost

British newspaper readers last week could be excused for believing that humankind is poised on the cusp of a new Concorde era – indeed, an era of Concorde on steroids. As the Daily Mail put it with typically breathless excitement: “Could we soon fly London to Sydney in FOUR HOURS? BAE invests in 4,000mph hybrid rocket jet engine firm”. And, the Mail went on: “Flights fro...

GE and its Joint Ventures garnered more than $17 billion in agreements at 2015 Dubai Air Show

At the 2015 Dubai Air Show this week, GE Aviation and CFM International, its partner company with Snecma (Safran), secured and finalized several engine orders and long-term contracts valued at more than $17 billion (USD) with the region’s leading carriers. At the same time, GE Aviation also forged new relationships with the Middle East’s growing aviation industry players....

Mercedes-Benz + Lufthansa = business jet

Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik AG are presenting their new VIP cabin design to initial customers at the Dubai Air Show. Driven by the large interest of the VIP market for a Mercedes-Benz Style VIP Cabin design in the recent months, the two companies are now presenting the first impressions of this unique conceptual floorplan. The two German companies have been working on the design o...

Honeywell Signs Engine Contract With Marenco Swisshelicopter

Honeywell Aerospace has signed a contract to supply its next-generation HTS900 engine to Marenco Swisshelicopter. The HTS900, which generates strong performance at high altitudes and in hot temperatures while reducing emissions and pilot workload, is to be installed in the new Marenco SKYe SH09 helicopter in the first production aircraft agreement for the new Honeywell engine. "The...

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Longest-range Gulfstream G800 launches flight-test program

All-new ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 successfully completed its first flight, officially launching the flight-test program of the industry’s longest-range aircraft. Announced in October 2021,...

Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter for the VoloCity

Volocopter and Diehl Aerospace are further expanding their cooperation. The contract extension provides for the development and production of an optical splitter to complement the flight con...

MTU Aero Engines develops aviation fuel cell technology

Aviation propulsion systems are a major factor in achieving zero emissions in the skies. As part of its Clean Air Engine technology agenda, MTU Aero Engines is working on various concepts for all...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - decarbonizing traditional aviation - Ampaire

One of CARIBAVIA 2022 most discussed session was presented by Brice Nzeukou, Director of Business and Product Development at Ampaire. How and what is happening in terms of decarbonizing traditional Av...

Tecnam & Leonardo together bringing the P2012 Traveller with fully integrated ATOS mission system

Tecnam and Leonardo signed an MoU that will allow customers to order Tecnam’s P2012 Sentinel Special Mission Platform fully integrated with Leonardo’s Airborne Tactical Observati...

Developing advanced air mobility solutions globally - Airbus & Munich Airport International partnership

Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced ai...

First flight in history with 100% SAF in both engines on a commercial aircraft

ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and SAF supplier Neste supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% SAF-powered test flight on a commercial aircraft. When used in ne...

Rolls-Royce advances hybrid-electric flight

The development of turbogenerator technology was officially announced by Rolls-Royce, which includes a new small engine designed for hybrid-electric applications. The system will be an on-board power...

EHang partners with Tianxingjian on scenic flight project with EH216

EHang has received an initial purchase order for five units of EH216 AAVs from Tianxingjian Cultural Tourism Investment and Development LLC. (“Tianxingjian”), an affiliated enterprise of t...

Wingcopter scores $42M, bringing on board new strategic investors to expand beyond medical drone deliveries

Wingcopter has raised $42 million from renowned financial and strategic investors. The new funding is part of a Series A extension round, tripling the company’s total equity raise to more than $...

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Embraer and Pratt & Whitney complete 100% SAF flight testing of GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft

Embraer and Pratt & Whitney have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test, with one engine running on 100% SAF, validated that GTF engin...

Lilium engages Astronics for Lilium Jet power distribution units

Lilium selected Astronics Corporation to design, develop, and build the Lilium Jet’s electrical power distribution system.Power distribution units play a critical role within the Lilium Jet&rsqu...

A digital twin and a physical prototype of the wing spar box - Deutsche Aircraft, umlaut and HEGGEMANN

Deutsche Aircraft has reached two milestones in its D328eco project. Together with engineering service provider umlaut, part of Accenture, the wing spar box was digitized and modelled in 3D. The wing...

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...

Archer Maker to achieve transition flight by year end

Archer Aviation announced that based on the recent successes seen in its Maker flight testing program, it is confident it will achieve its goal of flying full transition flights with Maker by year end...

Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter for the VoloCity

Volocopter and Diehl Aerospace are further expanding their cooperation. The contract extension provides for the development and production of an optical splitter to complement the flight con...

Hartzell Propeller receives STC for Diamond DA40 NG prop with Austro Engine E4-A

Hartzell Propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA to replace Diamond DA40 NG MT wood/composite propellers with new and higher performance 3-bladed lightweight Polaris c...