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Contract for new U.S. long-range bomber due soon -Air Force secretary

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Monday said a contract for a new long-range bomber would be awarded soon, and the project would not be considered a "new start" program that could be halted if Congress fails to pass a budget for fiscal 2016. Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the...

Boeing eyes 'several hundred' layoffs in satellite division

Boeing Co (BA.N) on Monday told its workers that it expected to cut as many as "several hundred" jobs in its satellite business through the end of 2015 due to a downturn in U.S. military spending and delays in commercial satellite orders. Multiple commercial orders were being delayed by...


Boeing raises China 20-year aircraft demand

Boeing Co (BA.N) on Tuesday raised its forecast for China's aircraft demand over the next 20 years despite a slowing economy and a tumbling stock market that have triggered a worldwide slide in equity and commodity prices. The U.S. plane maker expects China will purchase 6,330 aircraft over the next 20 years, a 5 percent rise from last year's two-decade estimate. Boeing currently values...

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has shown a full-size model of Chirok for the first time

In advance of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015, United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has shown pictures of the Chirok Russian reconnaissance and combat hovercraft drone for the first time. Its presentation will be one of the most anticipated events of the forum, held in Zhukovsky. The Moscow Scientific Research and Radio Technology Institute, which is part of U...

Boeing records new B737, B767 freighter orders

Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) says it has recorded eight new orders for B737 jets - six from Singapore's SilkAir (MI, Singapore Changi) and two from unidentified customer(s).  Overall, however, its net B737 order book has been reduced by eight. US logistics giant FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l) was also identified as ordering one B7...

Irkut Corporation and Sberbank Leasing are going to sign a firm contract for delivery of 20 MS-21 aircraft at MAKS-2015 airshow

Sberbank Leasing and Irkut Corporation are going to sign a firm contract for delivery of 20 MS-21 aircraft at MAKS-2015 international airshow, a source close to Irkut Corporation reports. He added that the contract might also include an option for another 30 jets of the type. “It is too early to talk about details, but Sberbank Leasing and Irkut Corporation are going to sign a firm contra...

Russia signed a contract for delivery of Mi-35M helicopters to Pakistan

Russia and Pakistan signed a contract for delivery of four Mi-35M transport and attack helicopters to Islamabad; the signing ceremony was held in Rawalpindi, Interfax reports with reference to a source close to the Russian military-industrial sector. “Representatives of Pakistani Ministry of Defense and Rosoboronexport signed the document last week. These helicopters should be taking part...

AirAsia X cancels A330ceo orders as losses mount

AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has cancelled twelve A330-300s on order from Airbus Industrie(AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) as part of a drive to stem losses at the AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) longhaul subsidiary.  Announcing a second quarter loss of MYR133 million (USD35.2 million), AirAsia X said that of the aircraft, four were to have arr...

KLM presents - The 6 Most Fascinating Questions About Aircraft

KLM receives a lot of questions via social media. Some of these need pretty extensive research to provide an answer, especially those about our aircraft. This blog looks at the 6 most intriguing questions about aircraft, as answered by our social media agents. 1. Does an aircraft have a key? The short answer to this is: no. An aircraft isn’t locked with a key and it certainly doesn&r...

Challenger 350, Global 6000 and so on...JetExpo 2015

Bombardier has once again decided to take an active part in the Moscow Exhibition Jet Expo 2015, which will start on September 10 in the Moscow airport "Vnukovo-3". As we were writing, this year Russian customers will have the chance to see several new aircraft. company's static display will present the Challenger 350 and Global 6000. The main event everyone is waiting for&...

Air India B787-8 deliveries to be delayed

Air India's move to consider converting six remaining B787-8 order slots into larger B787-9s has cost the carrier time in terms of their revised delivery dates. While the state-backed carrier eventually decided to retain the -8s, time spent in considering the switch has resulted in Air India losing out on its original slots. "AI's original order was for 787-8 plan...

Russian Air Force Looks Forward To First Il-76MD-90 Deliveries

The Russian air force is preparing to take delivery of the first two Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airlifters by the end of the year. The Russian defense ministry placed an order for 39 of the new version of the twinjet in October 2012, worth 140 billion rubles (then $4.5 billion), with deliveries to complete by 2020. Nearly 1,000 original Il-76s were produced at the Tashkent Aviation Production Associatio...

Azul Becomes First Carrier in the Americas to Adopt AIRCOM FlightTracker

Azul activated its AIRCOM® FlightTracker system earlier this month, making the Brazilian low-cost carrier the first airline in the Americas to use this SITA OnAir system. Azul can now track flights in real time on all of its routes. Since it launched in 2008, Azul has used SITA OnAir AIRCOM® technology, which made adding FlightTracker a simple software upgr...

Boeing on track to meet 737 MAX production targets: spokesman

Boeing Co (BA.N) remains on track to meet production targets it has set for its 737 MAX jetliner, a company spokesman said on Friday following a report on industry concerns that slow output at supplier GKN PLC (GKN.L) could cause delays. The Chicago-based aircraft maker expects to roll out the first 737 MAX before the end of 2015, fly it in early 2016 and deliver it to customers on time beginni...

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Permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel in France at Paris-Le Bourget Airport - TotalEnergies

With the launch of a new offering at Paris-Le Bourget airport, TotalEnergies is the first in France to provide a permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to a French airport. The 30% biofue...

1000th Trent XWB-84 engine delivered - key milestone for Rolls-Royce engine programme

Rolls-Royce delivered its 1000th Trent XWB–84, achieving another key milestone for the engine programme. The engine, which will power an Airbus A350-900, was built at the company’s st...

Tecnam P2010 TDI now FAA certified

FAA has awarded full Type Certificate to the Tecnam P2010 TDI with the number A00066CE for Part 23 of the FAA Regulations. The P2010 airframe, with its wide, composite, fuselage design and t...

Archer assembled best-in-class flight control and software team as it propels towards first flight

Archer Aviation has constructed a best-in-class Flight Control and Software team as the company ramps up to its first flight later this year recently appointing Sergio Ferreira to lead the compan...

Flight test phase with landmark first flight - Beechcraft Denali

Beechcraft Denali, took to the skies for the first time. The milestone first flight is a major step for the clean-sheet design aircraft and begins the important flight test program that substantiates...

Volocopter & Kakao Mobility partner on urban air mobility study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercia...

Nine-Hotel-FIVE - the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux purchased by FIVE

FIVE, the Dubai-based Group with verticals in Real Estate, Hospitality, Investments and Philanthropy is pleased to share the news of the successful purchase of the first ACJ TwoTwenty from the Comlux...

Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2021 - 408 aircraft including the first A350F ordered

We all know long long months of COVID-19 and all possible lockdown and restrictions. First major airshow since the COVID-19 pandemic struck two years ago. What and how happens now, in a new normal? Wh...

Is Spirit of Innovation world fastest all-electric vehicle?

Rolls-Royce believes that Spirit of Innovation aircraft is the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft, setting three new world records. The manufacturer submitted data to the Féd...

ATR at Dubai Airshow - 29 orders & new engine series announcement

On the occasion of the Dubai Airshow, world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, has once again demonstrated its commitment to setting the pace for regional aviation now and in the f...

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PART 21 Subpart G approval & launch of final assembly of AURA AERO first series aircraft

AURA AERO has jusr received Subpart G approval for all of its industrial facilities, an approval mandatory for officially launching serial production of the INTEGRAL family. The PART 21 Subp...

Croatia and France finalize Rafale acquisition

At a ceremony attended by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of the Croatian Republic Andrej Plenković, the French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly...

Cebu Pacific receives first A330neo

Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first A330neo as it begins its widebody fleet modernisation programme. The aircraft is configured with 459 seats in single-class layout and will be operated b...

First in-flight 100% sustainable-fuels emissions study of passenger jet

Initial findings from a world-first study of the impact of 100% sustainable aviation fuel on both engines of a commercial jet have provided promising early results. The ECLIF3 study, involvi...

Daher lays the cornerstone for the Shap’In innovation center for composite aerostructures of the future

Daher new 1,600-square-meter Shap’In TechCenter will bring together the company’s full spectrum of aerostructures and composites expertise in a single facility to be located on D...

Helitrans Pyrinees expands operations with the delivery of its first Bell 429

Helitrans Pyrinees S.L. took delivery of its first Bell 429 in March 2021. Renowned for its class-leading capabilities and flexible platform, the Bell 429 has enabled the Spanish operator to expand in...

Azur Drones signs a framework agreement to strengthens its collaboration with TotalEnergies

Azur Drones, one of the world leaders in drone-in-a- box solutions for surveillance and inspection, has recently obtained validation of its Skeyetech system by the giant TotalEnergies, confirming its...