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Source Selection 'Soon' for America’s New Stealthy Bomber

The long and stealthy shadow of the U.S. Air Force Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) program hung over last week’s AFA Conference. Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) Dr. William Laplante said, “Everything is going well, and source selection wi...

FLYING Smart’s New UK Base Supports its Role as a Daher TBM Authorized Distributor

Daher today congratulated FLYING Smart on the opening of its new operations base at London-Biggin Hill Airport in the United Kingdom, which will serve the company’s role as a recently-appointed authorized distributor for Daher’s TBM family of very fast turboprop aircraft. The facility...


NHI delivers 15th NH90 NFH Caiman Marine to the French Navy

The French Navy took delivery of its 15th NH90 NFH “Caiman Marine” helicopter.  In this standard, the NH90 NFH “Caiman” offers better radar performances in rough sea while the mission system is fitted with an advanced sonar for better submarine detection and classification. The addition of a Digital Map Generator facilitates the mission preparation and execution....

Gulfstream names B.Durrence new Engineering VP

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Brian Durrence vice president of Engineering. He reports to Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. A 25-year Gulfstream veteran, Durrence started with the company as a structural engineer in 1990 and rose through the ranks to project engineer and project engineering manager before becoming chief engineer in 2010. Du...

China conducts test flight of world's fastest aircraft

China may have recently conducted a successful test of the fastest hypersonic aircraft in the world, reports Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao. According to a report released on the official website of state-owned aerospace and defense giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), one of its test flight centers has completed an initial test flight on an unspecified high-altitude, super-fas...

Russian Helicopters to deliver 2 Mi-171 helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has signed a contract with China General Aviation Service Co. Ltd. The two Mi-171 helicopters will be delivered in 2016. Mi-171 helicopters are operated successfully across China, in particular in places with challenging topographies and harsh climates. They are used in a variety of cargo transport operations – delivering medicines, h...

Kuwait signs for supply of 28 Eurofighter Typhoons

The State of Kuwait has become the newest member of the Eurofighter Typhoon community, signing an MoU for 28 of the fighters, worth up to €8bn. Kuwait has signed an agreement with Eurofighter partner Italy (Finmeccania SpA, through its subsidiary Alenia Aermacchi), to buy 28 Eurofighter Typhoons - with training, weapons and support - at a cost of up to €8 billion. It is the first...

Norway, Australia formalise F-35 anti-ship missile cooperation

The governments of Norway and Australia have formalised their agreement for Australia to participate in the development of the Joint Strike Missile for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The Joint Strike Missile – JSM – is being developed by Norway’s Kongsberg Defence Systems as a long-range maritime strike missile that can be carried in the F-35’s internal weapons bays. The...

Iran Plans Airbus, Boeing Purchases Under Finance Deals

Iran plans to buy Airbus and Boeing passenger planes through long-term payment agreements once a nuclear accord with world powers is implemented, the transport minister said. Iran desperately wants to upgrade its ageing fleet, which has been hamstrung by nuclear-related and other sanctions, making even spare parts precariously difficult to source. To purchase new planes, "our negotiatio...

PIPER ANNOUNCES M-CLASS LINKAGE PROGRAM

Piper has announced the M-Class Linkage Program, allowing potential and preexisting Mirage and Meridian owners opportunity to apply a financial credit toward a factory-new M500 or M600 aircraft. “With this incentive initiative, customers have the ability to take advantage of stepping up into a more advanced aircraft with additional options and capabilities as their pilot skillset increase...

Honeywell Powers Embraer Legacy 450 Through Certification

A number of Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) products have been certified as part of Embraer’s newest mid-light executive jet, the Legacy 450. Offering better speed, range and field performance than expected, the aircraft recently received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency. Honeywell provides the main propulsion engines,...

WH Ireland repeats 'buy' on Avation after Airbus acquisition completes

The broker WH Ireland repeated its buy ‘advice’ and 206p price target on aircraft leasing firm Avation (LON:AVAP), which has just completed the acquisition of an Airbus A320-200 on lease to Air France. The broker pointed out that on a 0.8 times net book value and 5.5 times forward earnings, Avation is valued at a significant discount to its peers. Yet, as WHI points out...

Airbus Prepares “Short Airfield Package” Modification For A320Neo

Airbus Prepares “Short Airfield Package” Modification For A320NeoA team at Airbus’ facility in Filton, UK, has designed, built and tested a performance-enhancing component as an option for the A320neo. The innovation, referred to as “SHARP” (SHort AiRfield Package), aims to increase wing lift at low speeds and thus enhance take-off and landing performance for operatio...

Embraer, 1020 new deliveries on demand in 70 to 130-seat segment in China

During the China 2015 Aviation Expo taking place at the National Convention Center, Embraer Commercial Aviation released its 2015-2034 Market Outlook for the Chinese market, which presents delivery projections of new aircraft over the next 20 years. The Company forecasts that 1,020 new jet aircraft in the 70 to 130-seat segment will be delivered in China by 2034. Embraer projects worldwide deliver...

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Welcome a new generation of ZURI hybrid VTOL aircraft

After more than three years of development and successful ground tests of its technological demonstrator, ZURI presents a new model of its hybrid VTOL aircraft in the passenger version with internal d...

FACC develops state-of-the-art business jet cabin for Bombardier Challenger 3500

With its successful Challenger family of aircraft, the Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier holds a leading position in the market segment of super mid-size jets. Recently, Bombardier l...

The speed record is officially broken - Spirit of Innovation is world fastest all-electric vehicle

The all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft is officially the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft, having set two new world records which have now been independently confirmed...

The Explorer - welcome new aircraft model of Pipistrel Aircraft

Pipistrel Aircraft starts year 2022 with a big announcement - new Explorer.  The most advanced 2-seat EASA Type-certified small aircraft on the market in this moment, delivering a considerab...

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

SWISS has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo featuring the new Airspace cabin configuration. SWISS is adopting the innovative ‘Airspace’ cabin concept for its aircraft of the...

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

The continuity of global expansion of AutoFlight is marked with the establishment of its first location in Europe: a team led by former Airbus manager Mark R. Henning is now ramping up at Au...

Maldivian orders its first ATR aircraft

The national airline of the Maldives, Island Aviation Services Ltd (dba. Maldivian), and ATR announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of the airline’s first ATR aircraft: two ATR 72-...

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...