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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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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...

Cirrus Aircraft reveals the 2022 G6 SR series

Cirrus Aircraft revealed the 2022 G6 SR Series featuring a refined aircraft design with reduced drag for increased fuel efficiency, Cirrus IQ™ mobile app updates and the free...

Eve & Falko partnership to develop global operator network with a potential order for 200 eVTOLs

Eve and Falko Regional Aircraft announced today a Letter of Intent which contemplates a potential order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft and a commercial par...

easyJet partners with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions on development of zero-emission aircraft

easyJet is working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support the development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft, as part of the airline’s ambition to de...

France became first H160 law enforcement customer

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the G...

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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...

Lockheed Martin Ventures leads series A funding round for Electra.aero

Electra announced that it has received an investment in its Series A funding round from Lockheed Martin Ventures. The funding will support Electra's plans to begin flight testing a full-scale...

Dornier Seawings acquired Flywhale project

Dornier Seawings has acquired the Flywhale aircraft project from Uniplanes GmbH as of January 1, 2022. The acquisition of Dornier Seawings includes the entire intellectual property and production...

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-...

ZEVA successfully completes historic first test flight

ZEVA successfully achieved its first untethered, powered, controlled flight test for its full-scale ZEVA ZERO flying wing airframe utilizing its eight zero-emission electric motor-driven propellers. T...

Aircraft lifecycle centre - sustainable solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of aircraft

Airbus has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding  with the city of Chengdu and Tarmac Aerosave for the development of the first sustainable aircraft “lifecycle” service centre in China...

Stratolaunch Roc carrier aircraft completed third flight test

Stratolaunch is excited to announce the successful completion of its third Roc carrier aircraft test flight on Jan. 16, 2022. Roc is the world's largest aircraft, with a 3...