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ANALYSIS: Boeing and Airbus up the ante in China

Apart from the centre, Boeing will also broaden collaboration with supplier and potential rival AVIC and launch an initiative to develop biofuel from Chinese agricultural waste. All three initiatives were announced as part of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit on 23 September to Boeing&rsquo...

Type certificate for Mi-38 helicopter will be received in December

Certification testing of Mi-38 medium helicopter is being completed, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to a source close to the military-industrial sector. «Type certificate for Mi-38 helicopter will be received in December 2015. The “B” Category type certifica...


A “boomerang”-UAV developed by Samara State Aerospace University was showcased at the “Innovation day” held in Yekaterinburg

The multi-role UAV, which is able to return to its starting point in case of navigation system failure, was showcased at the “Innovation day of the Central Military District” held in Yekaterinburg, TASS reports. “The UAV’s weight is just 4 kg, it is made of fiberglass. One of its major features is the fact that it cannot get lost. Even in case of failure or loss of conne...

Control system for UAVs will be cooled with “silicone”

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation) developed a new control system for controlling a group of UAVs; the system was designated Vologda. It is fitted with a mobile supercomputer platform with a “silicon” cooling. According to designers, this is a special silicon-based non-conducting liquid. The platform’s performance is around 12 tera...

Delta CEO warning prompts questions about Boeing 777 production levels

An airline’s warning of a “bubble” in the market for used jetliners shows how vulnerable Boeing Co may be because of slowing sales of its widebody 777 jets, and fueled speculation that it may have to cut the plane’s production rate. Delta Air Lines Inc CEO Richard Anderson said on Wednesday he expects prices for used twin-aisle jets to fall, and that the weakne...

First two Falcon 8X aircraft start cabin completion

Two Falcon 8X aircraft have arrived at the Falcon completion facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, marking a new milestone in the development program for the new ultra long range trijet. One of the two aircraft, 8X s/n 03, arrived in Little Rock during the summer for installation of a full interior that will be dedicated to the 8X cabin comfort and functionality test program. This aircraft will al...

Bombardier is running out of options after pressure to reduce control

Bombardier is running out of options as the Canadian aircraft maker seeks to raise the cash for the new jet that potentially would allow it to challenge the supremacy of Boeing and Airbus in global jetliner sales, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation. The sources said for Bombardier to persuade investors to provide more capital, the Bombardier-Beaudoi...

Bombardier to close CL-415 completion center

Bombardier has decided to shut down the completion facility for CL-415 water-bombers while the programme remains paused pending further orders. Since 1998, Bombardier has built the CL-415 at a plant in Montreal, then transported the firefighting amphibian to North Bay, Ontario, for completion work. Last April, Bombardier announced internally that the programme would be paused after the...

Boeing’s MOP bomb approaching second phase of redesign

Boeing can expect a sole-source contract for redesign, qualification and testing of the US Air Force’s largest non-nuclear penetrating bomb, the 13.6t GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). A redacted notice published by the air force this week says Boeing is being put on contract for the second phase of a classified MOP modification programme, called Enhanced Threat Reduction IV. T...

Embraer Projects a Market Demand for over 1,500 New Jets of 70 to 130 Seats for Europe and the CIS

Embraer released yesterday, at the European Regions Airlines Association (ERA) Annual General Assembly, held in Berlin, Germany, its Market Outlook for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Company forecasts that these markets will demand 1,540 new aircraft deliveries in the 70 to 130-seat jet segment (valued at some US$72 billion at list prices) over the next 20 y...

Boeing Statement on EVA Airways Intent to Purchase up to 26 Widebody Airplanes

Boeing today announced EVA Airways intent to purchase up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, which is valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices. EVA Airways will join the 787-10 launch customer team and will be one of the first airlines in the world to introduce the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family. Onc...

Sukhoi Company delivered another batch of Su-34 bombers to Russian Aerospace Defense Forces

On October 6th Sukhoi Company delivered another batch of Su-34 bombers to Aerospace Defense Forces of Russia in the network of State Defense Order for 2015. The jets performed ferry flight from the airfield of Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalov (NAZ) to their home base, press-service of Sukhoi Company reports. “Today the Novosibirsk-based plant demonstrates its maxim...

ATR Passenger-Cargo "Combi" Model Receives EASA Certification

The turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its passenger-cargo "combi" version of the ATR 72-600. The new cabin configuration of the aircraft allows combining increased cargo volume for over 19 m3 in volume and nearly 3,000 kg in weight with up to 44 passenger seats section. By replacing the forward seven rows by a c...

Boeing Sees Significant Gain in China Traffic on Visa Changes

Boeing Co. is seeing a significant uptick in China traffic as the government eases travel restrictions and moves toward a service-based economy, even as the Chinese economy grows at its slowest pace in more than 20 years. "We see no slowdown in traffic domestically, traffic regionally, and actually see an uptick, significant internationally, especially as the Chinese government has changed...

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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...

REGENT announced a strategic investment from Hawaiian Airlines

REGENT announced that Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to strategically invest in the company to support the initial design of its next generation 100-person capacity all-electric seaglider known as the M...

ITA Airways becomes first Italian A350 operator

Italy new national carrier, ITA Airways, has taken delivery of its first A350, becoming the 40th operator of the type. The aircraft, which is on lease from ALAFCO, landed for the f...

The launch customer - FedEx Express - took delivery of the new Cessna SkyCourier

FedEx Express took delivery of very first Cessna SkyCourier. This is the first of 50 freighter aircraft that global logistics firm FedEx Express ordered as the Cessna SkyCourier’s launch cu...

Joby confirms revolutionary low noise footprint following NASA testing

Joby Aviation announced that its full-size pre-production aircraft has successfully demonstrated its revolutionary low noise profile, following acoustic testing completed with NASA. Following ana...

ZeroAvia makes major strides in hydrogen refueling with Shell collaboration and airport pipeline launch

ZeroAvia announced a collaboration with its strategic investor Shell, who will design and build two commercial-scale mobile refuelers for use at ZeroAvia’s research and development site in Holli...

Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop the electric motors of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus has selected MAGicALL to supply the motors of the eVTOL aircraft CityAirbus NextGen. Airbus’ eVTOL prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of the MAGiDRIVE, the...

FAA certified Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 begins deliveries

Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 has achieved Federal Aviation Administration type certification and delivered the first customer aircraft to a longtime Citation operator in the Midwest. The Cessna...

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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...

Republic of Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military helicopter trainer

Republic of Korea selected Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of K...

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...

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...

VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project - Volocopter collaborates with Microsoft

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, a...

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...

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...