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Brazil to purchase Pantsir-S1 air defense missile-gun systems worth $500 million

Brazil may purchase Pantsir-S1 air defense missile-gun systems. The contract, which may be signed in 2016, is valued at $500 million, Lenta.ru reports with reference to Ambassador of Brazil to Russia, Antonio José Vallim Guerreiro. According to him, funds for purchasing Russian weapon...

Saudi's new Hawk trainer makes first flight

The first flight of a new-generation Hawk advanced jet trainer set for Saudi Arabia has made its maiden flight with manufacturer BAE Systems in the UK The aircraft is one of 22 Mk 165 examples on order for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). The debut flight was performed by BAE test pilot Andy Bly...


Boeing, COMAC to Jointly Build 737 Plant in China

Boeing Tuesday signed a cooperative document with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) to build a 737 aircraft completion center in China, marking a step forward the cooperation between Boeing and Chinese aircraft manufacturing enterprises. According to the document, Boeing and COMAC will build a joint venture to paint, finish and deliver 737 aircraft to customers, which is the...

Meggitt to acquire composites division of EDAC for $340 m

Meggitt PLC ("Meggitt" or "the Group"), the leading international engineering group specialising in aerospace, defence and energy markets, has agreed to acquire the composites division of EDAC (“the Business”), formerly known as Parkway Aerospace & Defense, from Greenbriar Equity Group and other associated sellers for US$340 million in cash. The Business prod...

Ruslan moves Rolls Royce’s new engine to Airbus facility

Ruslan International has transported Rolls-Royce’s new Trent XWB-97 engine from East Midlands Airport to the Airbus testing facility in Toulouse. The engine is the highest-thrust production engine the manufacturer has ever made from the UK to South West France.  where it will undergo extensive testing. Ruslan used an Antonov AN-124 heavylift aircraft, which was needed ta...

Lockheed Martin celebrates Norway’s first F-35A rollout

Ceremonies were held today at the Lockheed Martin F-35 production facility celebrating the rollout of the first F-35A Lightning II for the Norwegian Armed Forces. The event marked an important production milestone for the future of Norway’s national defense.  “We all know that the F-35 is not simply another fighter. We know that it is much more,” said Her Excellency Ine E...

Survitec and Netherlands to create EU Centre for F-35 pilots

Survitec Group and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have agreed to work together to set up a dedicated Pilot Fit Facility (PFF) in Holland for pilots flying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and to study the feasibility for other legacy platforms. Lieutenant General A. Schnitger, Commander-in-Chief RNLAF, along with other high-ranking officials, sealed the partnership during a meeting...

Falcon 7X and Customer Support Services to be Highlighted at CIBAS 2015

Dassault Aviation will feature the top of the line Falcon 7X at the China International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) to be held at Beijing Capital Airport from September 24-26. With 35 units in service, China remains the second largest market, behind the United States, for the Falcon 7X. More than 250 7X have come off the assembly line since the airplane was introduced. “Demand for t...

Boeing May Set First Overseas Factory in Zhoushan, China

A scheme to build Boeing's assembly plant in East China's Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province has been reported to the State Council recently, and new progress will be made this week at the soonest, Shanghai Securities News reported. To win over this Boeing program, Zhoushan city has prepared for over two years, planning an aviation industrial park. What's more, president of Boeing Chi...

Boeing Machinists in U.S. Fear Job Loss from China Factory

The head of Boeing Co's largest union said on Tuesday that his members fear a Boeing factory in China will cause job losses in the Seattle area, and he said the union would use legal and legislative means to try to stem losses. Boeing said Tuesday it is negotiating to put a 737 finishing factory in China, to gain airplane orders. Chinese state media reported earlier in the day that Boeing h...

Irkut Corporation is interested in deliveries of MS-21 aircraft to Brazil

Irkut Corporation is interested in starting deliveries of the latest MS-21 airliners to Brazil as well as launching production of the jet’s components in this country, RIA Novosti reports with reference to press-services of VEB and Irkut Corporation. “Irkut Corporation is entering Latin American market … a memorandum of understanding and cooperation agreement between Parana s...

Diamond prepares first DA62 piston twins for service entry

Diamond Aircraft is preparing to deliver the first DA62 piston-twins in October, to two unnamed German owners. The first four customer aircraft – serial numbers 5 to 9 – are destined for European operators, says Christian Dries, chief executive of the Austrianairframer. Serial number 10, now under construction at Diamond's Wiener Neustadt headquarters, is the first DA62 bui...

SWISS Makes An Entrance With AIM Altitude

The welcoming entrance to the new SWISS B777-300 ER, engineered and manufactured by AIM Altitude, is already a recognisable image, despite the fact that the first of the nine new aircraft is not due to be delivered until January 2016. The composite, backlit panels are controlled by AIM Altitude Autonomous-Lighting-Dimmer (ALD) and are among the first airline applications of the new Sabic Lexan...

Hexcel Prepares for More Composites in Commercial Aircraft

Carbon fiber supplier Hexcel Composites is preparing for a predicted increase in composites demand, as current programs see production accelerate and as future commercial aircraft require more parts made of the material. Plans call for Hexcel’s new $174 million factory in Péage-de-Roussillon, France, to begin supplying material to Airbus and Safran early in 2018. The company m...

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SWISS further raises travel comfort taking delivery of A320neo with Airspace Cabin

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AutoFlight starts in Europe, targeting Prosperity I airtaxi certification by 2025

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Maldivian orders its first ATR aircraft

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Successful year of expansion and continued investment - Gulfstream Customer Support

Gulfstream recognized the many accomplishments achieved by Gulfstream Customer Support in 2021, including facility and service expansions, increased investment in customers and continued success in su...

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Successful maiden flight of Airbus C295 technology demonstrator of Clean Sky 2

The Airbus C295 Flight Test Bed 2 has successfully performed its maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line in Seville. The aircraft now starts a flight campaign with the aim of testing the new s...

Azorra places order for 20 Embraer E2 aircraft

Azorra has signed an agreement with Embraer to acquire 20 new E2 family aircraft, plus a further 30 purchase rights. This flexible deal enables Azorra to acquire E190-E2 or E195-E2 aircraft. At l...

Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800 reaches 135 purchase deposits and option agreements

Bye Aerospace announced that production backlog has increased to 135 purchase deposit and option total agreements for the all-electric twin-motor eFlyer 800 targeted for the regional airline mark...

MC-21-300 aircraft to be tested under low sub-zero outdoor temperatures in Yakutia

The MC-21-300 prototype aircraft manufactured by Irkut Corporation (a member of Rostec’s United Aircraft Corporation) flew from Zhukovsky (Moscow Region) to Yakutsk for testing under sub-zero ou...

Certified to fly - Civil Aviation Authority issues AirCar the certificate of airworthiness

AirCar has been issued the official Certificate of Airworthiness by the Slovak Transport Authority, following the successful completion of 70 hours of rigorous flight testing compatible...

Wingcopter landed $16 million contract with Spright for medical deliveries in the USA

Wingcopter and Spright announced a new commercial agreement worth more than US$ 16 million. As part of the deal Spright is acquiring a large fleet of Wingcopter’s new flagship delivery dron...

Wisk Aero secures $450 million from Boeing to advance certified autonomous electric flight

Wisk has secured $450 million in funding from The Boeing Company, making it one of the most well-funded AAM companies in the world. Combined with previous funding, this investment reinforces Wisk...