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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
July 6th
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. hosted its first “virtual” operators and suppliers conference, an interactive event to ensure Gulfstream customers have the most up-to-date information on their aircraft, the company said. More than 100 operators par...
July 6th
Peter Schmidt has been appointed chief operating officer of Jet Advisors, a brokerage, consulting and auditing services provider. Schmidt reports to founder and CEO Kevin O’Leary. In his role, Schmidt will oversee day-to-day operations and lead tech...
July 6th
The number of used business jets and business turboprops sold globally fell in May, when compared to the same time a year ago, according to JetNet. The total number of used business jets sold in North America in May totaled 170, down from 183 in May 2014....
July 6th
BOMBARDIER, INC. Model DHC-8-400 series aircraft. [Docket No. FAA-2014-0524; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-042-AD;  Amendment 39-18189; AD 2015-13-02] – adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) requiring repetitive checks of the fire protecti...
July 6th
Texas-based FreeFlight Systems has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate and Approved Model List certification for its ADS-B systems, which are ready for shipping and installation. The systems are approved for installation in more than 400 light gene...
July 6th
Rockwell Collins has announced a series of updates to its ARINCDirect Flight Operations System, including the ability to integrate with new tools and the launch of a new vendor alliance charter management program. The FOS release features a more intuitive...
July 6th
  July 8—Asia-Pacific Airline Cyber Security Workshop, The Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), 1 Aviation Drive, Singapore 499867 www.iata.org/events/Pages/cyber-security-workshop.aspx July 20-21—AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Summer Fly-In, Washing...
July 6th
Avon Aviation, a private jet management company based in Weston, Florida, has added the first Cessna Citation Sovereign to its fleet under management. The company formerly concentrated on Citation Excel owners. The addition of the Sovereign brings the tot...
July 6th
The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association, MEBAA, for the first time will unveil a pavilion dedicated to business aviation at the Dubai Airshow 2015, exclusively for MEBAA members. Since its announcement in June to MEBAA members, th...
July 6th
Magnum Aviation, based at Vienna International Airport, and Sun Air Jets in Camarillo, California, are now operational as a Signature Select members of Signature Flight Support. Sun Air Jets now offers Signature Status and Signature TailWins customer rewa...
July 6th
Africair has signed a letter of intent for two Bell 525 helicopters and placed an order for a Bell 407 GXP. Africair will use the aircraft for a variety of purposes, including corporate VIP transport and oil and gas. Bell Helicopter’s 525 Relentless...
July 6th
The Flight Safety Foundation will hold an initial series of focus groups in July as part of a multiyear study on safety data collection and processing systems within the Asia-Pacific and Pan-America regions. The Global Safety Information Project is an eff...
News from FlightGlobal
July 3rd
​The Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight project scored its biggest triumph to date with the completion of a multiple record-setting leg from Nagoya to Hawaii – a five-day segment that pushed limits for the aircraft’s solar-only power system, its groun...
July 3rd
​Boeing got through its first century with just 10 chief executives including its eponymous founder
July 3rd
​The UK House of Commons has debated the potential extension of its counter-terrorism air strike campaign from Iraq into Syria, following an extremist attack in Tunisia on 26 June during which British citizens were killed.
July 2nd
Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin’s third-generator tiltrotor aircraft demonstrator, the V-280 Valor, might still be under construction for the US Army, but already the future vertical lift contestant is morphing into a mid-weight, utility-attack platfo...
July 2nd
​The first two Mil Mi-26T2 heavy-lift helicopters for the Algerian air force have been delivered in country according to reports that the type has been seen in the force’s markings flying over its new home at Biskra AFB.
July 2nd
​Bell Helicopter on 1 July performed the first flight of its new super-medium-class 525 Relentless from its facility in Amarillo, Texas.
July 1st
​The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter might be designed to “shoot and kill” its enemies at long distances, but flight trials of the A-model in January found the aircraft has trouble engaging the twin-seat F-16D Fight Falcon at close distances.
July 1st
One Aviation is upgrading its fleet of unsold Total Eclipse very light jets with the same features as its latest model, the EA550, in an attempt to clear the remaining backlog of second-generation Eclipse 500s from its base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
July 1st
​Discovery Aviation is hoping to secure US certification for its model 201 piston twin before the end of the year, when it will begin asking customers to convert their options into firm orders.
July 1st
The Indonesian Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130B tactical transport aircraft that crashed on 30 June was probably carrying well over 100 people when it crashed in a Medan suburb, hitting a massage parlour and hotel.
June 30th
The Royal Australian Air Force will obtain an additional pair of Airbus Defence and Space KC-30A multi-role tanker transports (MRTT).
June 30th
Lockheed Martin has flight tested its new Legion Pod infrared search-and-track system for the first time on its F-16 Fighting Falcon in Fort Worth, Texas, as the US Air Force explores upgrades to make its legacy fighters more competitive against modern ai...
News from AviationNews
July 3rd
  – Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Group subsidiary, Mahindra Defence, form a partnership to respond to India’s military helicopter tenders. – A joint venture company will be set up in the coming months, aiming to become the first privat...
July 3rd
During the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which is being held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) showcasing potential plans for the renewed production of the unique amphibi...
July 3rd
3 July 2015 Airbus reaffirmed its strong commercial and industrial ties to China this week, building on a successful relationship with the country to further establish the company’s position as a leader in this rapidly-developing market for commercial avi...
July 3rd
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, also known as the “Green Knights,” conducted the first F-35B operational ordnance expenditures, June 22 to 26. Pilots employed the ordnance in Restricted Area 2507...
July 2nd
  (Reuters) – Boeing Co raised list prices for its jetliners by 2.9 percent on Wednesday, citing a range of costs that go into making the planes. The price of the company’s forthcoming 777X, due for delivery by 2020, rose to $400 million ...
July 2nd
  Another round in the “chamber” – electronic warfare pod demonstrates great results Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is testing an electronic warfare pod in the company’s advanced anechoic chamber. The pod is designed to fit a variety of platforms,...
July 2nd
  NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final “all clear” as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf planet’s five moons. After seven weeks of detailed searches for dust clouds, rings, and other potential hazards, ...
July 2nd
Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing strong demand growth compared to May 2014 for both domestic and international traffic. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) r...
July 2nd
World’s first commercial fly-by-wire helicopter achieves highly anticipated milestone AMARILLO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless....
July 1st
 Month-long tour saw the H145 making first stop in Sydney last week • Aircraft will now head north to Brisbane and greater Queensland, before wrapping up down south in Melbourne and Canberra • Total of 13 flights were performed in the first leg for a cros...
July 1st
  (AFP) The US Justice Department said Wednesday it is investigating some airlines over “possible unlawful coordination.” There was no mention of which airlines were covered in the probe, but news of it sent the shares of major US carrier...
July 1st
  First of seven aircraft to be operated under the American Eagle brand, in the American Airlines network Enhanced CRJ900 aircraft offers up to 5.5 per cent lower fuel consumption than earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft Bombardier Commercial Aircraft...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
July 3rd
The Pentagon is increasingly concerned about how to combat “hybrid warfare,” the combination of stealth invasion, local proxy forces and international propaganda that Russia used to annex Crimea and destabilize eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials said. Army G...
July 3rd
The aviation units of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Air Force, Air Defense and Naval aviation have received modernized attack aircraft and fighter jets, including Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-30M2 fighters, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters and Mi-8MTPR electronic warfare h...
July 3rd
Former RAF group captain shoots down claims F-35 can't protect itself as modern aerial battles demand a new way of thinking Air combat is advancing at such a pace and about to head in a new direction that reports of a hi-tech F-35 fighter “losing” a simul...
July 3rd
The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab to deliver spare parts for Gripen E multirole combat aircraft. The new development is valued at SEK250m ($30.02m). It is part of a framework agreement signed between Saab and FMV in Feb...
July 3rd
Facing a crisis of a dwindling fleet of fighter jets, the Indian Air Force (IAF), has formally told the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that it needs at least 80 Rafale-type multi-role combat fighter jets to be battle-ready in the next few years.
July 3rd
RUSSIAN aircraft have not been invited to the prestigious Royal International Air Tattoo this year amid rising tensions with NATO countries. Vladimir Putin’s warplanes are not welcome at the world’s biggest military airshow following flashpoints in the sk...
July 3rd
When it comes to air power, it’s no secret that the United States and the West have often held an edge over Russia. This dates at least as far back to World War II, when the United States and Britain were allied with Russia. While Russia supplied much of ...
July 3rd
After the Vietnam War, I served in West Germany in the 1970s and 1980s before the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact dissolved. Back then there were fearful thoughts about massive Soviet armor and infantry units coming across t...
July 3rd
The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have leapt to the defence of the expensive F-35 stealth jet after it was embarrassingly outperformed by a 40-year-old F-16 jet in a dogfight. A mock air battle was held over the Pacific Ocean between the cutting-edge F-35 ...
July 2nd
The images, taken on June 28, show the rapid progress made by the Chinese government in building the 10,000-foot runway on Fiery Cross Reef. Large enough to support almost every type of military aircraft, the airstrip is also accompanied by an apron and t...