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Military testing of Il-112 aircraft will be started in 2019

Military tests of Il-112 light transport aircraft will be started in 2019; deliveries of the vehicle will be started the same year, TASS reports with reference to General Designer of Ilyushin Company, Nikolai Talikov. “Deliveries of production Il-112 transport aircraft may be started in 201...

Venezuela took delivery of the first batch of Buk-M2E air defense systems on a wheeled chassis

Venezuela took delivery of the first batch of Buk-M2E air defense systems on a wheeled chassis, a source close to military attaché told TASS at MAKS-2015 airshow. “The first batch of Buk-M2E air defense systems on a wheeled chassis has already been delivered to Venezuela,&r...


Air Alliance named as new Pilatus PC-6 sales and service centre for Germany

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has appointed Air Alliance GmbH as Authorized Pilatus Sales and Service Centre for the PC-6. Air Alliance GmbH will be responsible for all future sales and maintenance activities in connection with the legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6 in Germany and Austria. Pilatus has opted to reinforce its business relationship with Air Alliance GmbH at Siegerland Airport in Germany. Alr...

Boeing and Emirates celebrate airline's 150th 777 delivery

Boeing and Emirates Airline today celebrated the simultaneous delivery of three 777s – two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter – marking the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates' fleet.   The delivery marks the first time in 15 years that Boeing has delivered three 777s at one time to a single customer.  Emirates is the world's largest operator of the 777 and al...

Boeing, Jet2.com finalize order for 27 next generation 737-800s

Boeing and UK Leisure Airline Jet2.com have finalized an order for 27 Next Generation 737-800s, valued at approximately $2.6 billion at current list prices. Jet2.com currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 60 aircraft; however, this is the organization's first direct Boeing order. The aircraft will be used to take the company's package holiday and flight only customers...

Tupolev: configuration of Tu-160M2 bomber will be defined by the year-end

Configuration of the new version of Tu-160 strategic bomber will be defined by the end of 2015, Tupolev Company CEO Nikolai Savitskikh told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 international airshow. This spring Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu ordered to resume the production of Tu-160 aircraft. According to the Ministry of Defense, Tu-160M2 will be a brand-new aircraft fitted with new equipment....

Israel and Russia started development of two AWACS aircraft for India

Israel and Russia started development of two AWACS aircraft for India, IzRus reports with reference to Voenny Vestnik.  This refers to a joint project designated “Falcon”: early warning radar systems developed by Elta will be installed on Il-76 aircraft manufactured by Ilyushin Company.  In 2004 India signed a contract for delivery of three aircraft of the type; the veh...

Airbus Chief Urges Action on U.S. ATC System Reform

Action, not more debate, is needed to transition the U.S. air traffic system out of FAA and into a stand-alone corporation, Airbus Americas' chief and former FAA administrator Allan McArtor told a Washington DC audience Sep. 2. Speaking at an International Aviation Club lunch meeting, the Airbus Americas chairman and CEO said the U.S. national air traffic control system needed to be &q...

Boeing delivers 14 Dreamliners, strong cash flow seen: sources

Boeing Co (BA.N) delivered 14 of its 787 Dreamliners in August, exceeding for the second straight month its 10-a-month target and suggesting strong financial performance later in the year, people familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. The tally, likely to be confirmed by Boeing on Thursday, means the company has managed to deliver an average of just over 11 of the high-tech planes a mon...

FHI to develop next-generation utility helicopter for Japan ground self-defense force

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) today concluded a contract with the Ministry of Defense for the initial project of developing a prototype of the next-generation utility helicopter (UH-X) for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). FHI will co-develop with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.*1 an advanced variant of the 412EPI, the latest model of the Bell 412 series with proven reliability...

COMAC ARJ21 to enter service in February 2016

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) said China's first regional commercial jet, the ARJ21-700, will enter service in February next year. Entry into service will follow two months of pilot training and bedding-in trials. The long-delayed delivery of the first operational ARJ21s has seen launch customer to Chengdu Airlines defer delivery of its first two aircraft from the ori...

Boeing, PGZ to Pursue Broad Aerospace and Defense Collaboration

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), one of the largest defence groups in Europe, have signed a broad-based agreement outlining areas where Boeing and PGZ member companies may collaborate in support of the Technical Modernization Plan of the Polish Armed Forces. Boeing will access talent and innovation within Poland’s defense industry while cooperating with PGZ companies...

Gulfstream Opens Paint Facility In Savannah For Product Support

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has opened a paint facility in Savannah specifically for in-service aircraft. The state-of-the art building is expected to create 100 new jobs; approximately 80 of which have already been filled. Paint technicians will induct the facility’s first customer aircraft next week. “Demand for new Gulfstream aircraft is strong and so is the dem...

Jeppesen Distribution Manager Now Available For Windows-based Avionics Updates

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will now offer customers a new service platform to update their avionics data, Jeppesen Distribution Manager (JDM) for Windows. The former Jeppesen Services Update Manager (JSUM) is now available as JDM for Windows and is being released in a phased approach across the Jeppesen large avionics data services customer base to ensure a seamless t...

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Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter for the VoloCity

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MTU Aero Engines develops aviation fuel cell technology

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CARIBAVIA 2022 - decarbonizing traditional aviation - Ampaire

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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...

Developing advanced air mobility solutions globally - Airbus & Munich Airport International partnership

Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced ai...

First flight in history with 100% SAF in both engines on a commercial aircraft

ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and SAF supplier Neste supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% SAF-powered test flight on a commercial aircraft. When used in ne...

Rolls-Royce advances hybrid-electric flight

The development of turbogenerator technology was officially announced by Rolls-Royce, which includes a new small engine designed for hybrid-electric applications. The system will be an on-board power...

EHang partners with Tianxingjian on scenic flight project with EH216

EHang has received an initial purchase order for five units of EH216 AAVs from Tianxingjian Cultural Tourism Investment and Development LLC. (“Tianxingjian”), an affiliated enterprise of t...

Wingcopter scores $42M, bringing on board new strategic investors to expand beyond medical drone deliveries

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Lilium engages Astronics for Lilium Jet power distribution units

Lilium selected Astronics Corporation to design, develop, and build the Lilium Jet’s electrical power distribution system.Power distribution units play a critical role within the Lilium Jet&rsqu...

Silk Way West Airlines signs order for two A350F

Silk Way West Airlines signed a purchase agreement for two A350F. This is the first order from the Caspian region for this aircraft type. The freighters are intended to modernize a...

A digital twin and a physical prototype of the wing spar box - Deutsche Aircraft, umlaut and HEGGEMANN

Deutsche Aircraft has reached two milestones in its D328eco project. Together with engineering service provider umlaut, part of Accenture, the wing spar box was digitized and modelled in 3D. The wing...

Hartzell Propeller receives STC for Diamond DA40 NG prop with Austro Engine E4-A

Hartzell Propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA to replace Diamond DA40 NG MT wood/composite propellers with new and higher performance 3-bladed lightweight Polaris c...

Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter for the VoloCity

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Longest-range Gulfstream G800 launches flight-test program

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