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Korean Air finalises order for 30 A321neo

New order comes as carrier celebrates 40 Years of Airbus operations Korean Air has signed a contract with Airbus covering a firm order for 30 A321neo aircraft plus 20 options, becoming a new customer for the best-selling single aisle A320 Family. The purchase agreement finalises a commitment anno...

Asiana Airlines Finalises Order for 25 A321neo Aircraft

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25 A321neo aircraft. The contract, which finalises a commitment announced earlier this year, was signed at a special ceremony in Seoul by Kim Soo Cheon, President & CEO, Asiana Airlines and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus...


Southeast Asia, Africa, China to purchase Russia’s upgraded Il-76TD transport plane

The plane's takeoff weight has been increased from 170 to 190 tons and its maximum payload has risen from 47 to 52 tons. Southeast Asia, Africa and China will be among customers to buy Russia’s upgraded Ilyushin Il-76TD transport planes, Ilyushin Aviation Company General Designer Nikolay Talikov said on Friday. "Among foreign countries, these are primarily Southeast Asia and A...

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 of sales and marketing Yugo Fukuhara, says the manufacturer has simulated “normal and abnormal...

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 seeking a fixed-wing UAV of approximately 20kg (44lb) to offer scalable sensing capabilities to complem...

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...

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New Airbus orders in China

On July 1 2022, Airbus confirmed orders with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft, demonstrating the positive recovery mome...

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...

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...

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Airbus Corporate Jets delivered an ACJ319neo to a new private customer

Airbus Corporate Jets has delivered an ACJ319neo, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, to a new West European undisclosed private customer from the final assembly line in Hamburg. T...

Vertical Aerospace and Molicel partner to power the VX4

Vertical Aerospace announced a strategic partnership with E-One Moli Energy Corp (Molicel) to supply high power cylindrical cells for Vertical’s VX4 eVTOL aircraft. Vertical has n...

Daher begins TBM 960 US deliveries

Daher began TBM 960 customer deliveries to U.S. The aircraft the latest TBM version introduced to North America. To remind, it is the largest single market region for Daher very fa...

Bell - strong momentum for the 505 with purchase agreements for seven aircraft in Europe

Bell signed a purchase agreements for 7 Bell505 helicopters to European customers. This sale further validates the success of Bell 505 in Europe and around the wotld. Two of these Bell 505 purchase ag...

Aircalin signs contract for pilot training at AATC in Singapore

New Caledonia Aircalin has signed a contract with Airbus Asia Training Centre for the provision of flight crew training for its A320 and A330 pilots. Under the agreement, up to 35 pilots fro...

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation was the very first operator to receive the new five-bladed H145 at the end of 2020. In close collaboration with Airbus, the Foundation uses it for various resear...

Garmin got EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350 helicopters

EASA approved theGarmin GFC 600H for AS350 helicopters, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H p...