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Airbus Helicopters to begin Arrano tests for H160 shortly

Airbus Helicopters will shortly begin trials on its Dynamic Helicopter Zero test rig of the first pair of Turbomeca Arrano engines destined for the H160 programme. Following recent delivery of the two 1,100-1,300shp (820-969kW) turboshafts to the airframer’s Marignane facility in the south...

Boeing expects to reach production rate of 18 Poseidons a year in 2016

Boeing expects to reach the full production rate of 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft a year in 2016 as Australia gets ready to accept the first of eight of the type on order. Components of the RAAF’s first P-8A are already in production with the fuselage for ‘Aussie 01&...


Airbus Says Deliveries on Target Despite Cabin Delays

Airbus is on track to meet its delivery targets this year despite delays at cabin suppliers, Fabrice Bregier, head of the European planemaker, said on Wednesday. Bregier criticized suppliers whose delays have disrupted some plane deliveries and said the problems went beyond French seat supplier Zodiac Aerospace, which has had a series of high-profile production delays and profit warnings. &q...

Heli-One Offers Super Puma Operators New Universal Avionics Solution

Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, recently completed installation of Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) and MFD-640 Multi-Function Display on a CHC Helicopter Airbus Super Puma aircraft. With a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in hand, rotorcraft operators have a mission-ready flight deck solution. The UNS-1Fw MMMS provides the operator with cent...

Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Customer Service goes digital

New HCare Fleet and HCare Flight digital solutions to better support customers Tablet-based mission preparation tools, fleet management software and a complete Maintenance Information System Partnership with Accenture on Big Data management  Airbus Helicopters has today announced the latest axis of its HCare services development with the release of two new families of digital Connect...

Sukhoi’s Superjet Searches for More Western Sales

Most of the passengers boarding Mexican airline Interjet’s aircraft in Houston, San Antonio and Miami for flights south of the Rio Grande probably don’t know much about the aircraft on which they will be flying. For those sufficiently knowledgeable to realise it’s not a Boeing, Airbus or Embraer, the name ‘Sukhoi’ may engender a brief frisson. Sukhoi? Isn&rsqu...

Russian Helicopters discussed deliveries of Mi-26 to Myanmar

During his visit to Myanmar Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) CEO Alexander Mikheev met with the Vice-president Nyan Tun. In particular, the parties discussed deliveries of Ansat and Mi-26 helicopters, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the company’s press-service. “Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev visited Myanmar and met with the cou...

Rolls-Royce issues $1.5 bn worth US bonds

Rolls-Royce plc (the “Issuer”) announces that is has successfully priced a U.S. dollar-denominated issue of notes (the “Notes”) raising gross proceeds of approximately U.S.$1,498,740,000. The Notes will be issued by Rolls-Royce plc and guaranteed by Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the &ldquo...

Alcoa signs $1bn Airbus parts contract

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has signed an approximately $1 billion contract with Airbus for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems. The deal is Alcoa’s largest fastener contract ever with the aircraft manufacturer. Alcoa’s fasteners fly on every Airbus platform. “Our growing aerospace capabilities, technology strength and global, first-rate custome...

Airbus files patent for split-level passenger seat design

Airplanes could get even more cramped with a new seat design from Airbus that has passengers seated on top of each other in a bi-level configuration. Earlier this month, the global airline manufacturer filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a split level seating design that could be used in businesses cabins on wide body aircraft, news.com.au reports. In rows...

The most effective Russian aircraft against ISIS is Su-25, says National Interest

While top-of-the-line Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H fighters and Su-34 Fullback bombers have captured the lion’s share of attention, the single most effective Russian aircraft deployed to Syria is the venerable Su-25 Frogfoot. The Russian air force has deployed a dozen of the slow, low-altitude flying tanks to its base in Latakia. But it’s not clear which version of the jet Russia has sent...

Dassault Falcon prepares to break ground on Bordeaux MRO facility

Dassault will, on 16 October, break ground on a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Bordeaux, Mérignac, southwest France, to serve its expanding fleet of Falcon high-end business jets. The 7,200m2 (77,500ft2) building will be located next to the airframer’s Falcon final assembly hangar, and will be able to accommodate up to six business jets at a time....

AgustaWestland considers full ice protection for AW169

AgustaWestland expects deliveries of its new AW169 to be into double figures by the end of 2015 even as it works to add further capabilities to the 4.6t rotorcraft, including potentially full ice protection. Since gaining European Aviation Safety Agency certification in July, the airframer has delivered one AW169 to an undisclosed customer, with a second emergecy medical services-roled example...

MiG Corporation is developing a next-generation light fighter

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) is implementing a project for development of a fifth-generation light fighter, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to a source close to the aircraft industry. “This project is focused on developing configuration of the next-generation light fighter. It is being implemented using the corporation’s own funds,” the source noted. He remin...

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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Daher completes acquisition of Stuart aerostructures production facility

Daher has marked a major expansion of its U.S. industrial presence by acquiring the metallic and composite aerostructures assembly facility in Stuart, Florida, reinforcing the company's position a...

Savback Helicopters became ‘Speeder’ Air Utility Vehicle distributor in Nordic countries

Savback Helicopters signed sales representation agreement with Mayman Aerospace. The deal, effective immediately, will see the Sweden-based company market and distribute the compact, high-speed,...