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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
March 9th
Content Source:  Aviation Week & Space Technology H160 Airbus Raises The Stakes. Roundup Cover Image:  read...
March 8th
Airbus Helicopters unveiled the H160 at the Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida, last week. Airbus photo. The mid-size aircraft will replace the AS365 Dauphin and compete with AgustaWestland’s AW139, Sikorsky’s S-76 a...
March 6th
IATA: Curtail production now to avoid telltale sign of overcapacity—white tails Production is not keeping pace with record-breaking aircraft orders and somewhere soon down the line, wants and needs are going to colli...
March 6th
Lawmakers consider removing ATC and modernization from FAA’s list of duties; Pentagon to guard nuclear weapons dollars; and an incoming chairman vows to continue blocking Chinese space cooperation. read more
March 6th
NoFlyZone.org gives subscribers the means to restrict or prohibit UAS access to private property read more
March 6th
New leadership is in place at Air Berlin, where hopes are high that CEO Stefan Pichler will be able to guide the airline back to profitability after years of decline. read more
March 6th
Bristow and AgustaWestland aim to transform offshore flying operations. read more
March 6th
Robert Stangarone CEOs are often unprepared for their myriad challenges. Pressure to consolidate across borders could ratchet up the pressure. read more
March 6th
Pilot shortages continue to attract a lot of interest, especially from mainline pilots; Reimpowering local airports to offer affordable pilot training is suggested; Leave it to the law of supply and demand to smooth out the looming pilot shortage, says on...
March 6th
There’s money and hardware, but little sense of urgency The NextGen Fund maintains that the money and equipment are available to make the general aviation fleet ADS-B compliant, but the time to do so is running out. ...
March 6th
An alert from top United Airlines safety officials is raising concerns about safety culture at the third-largest airline in the U.S. and beyond. read more
March 6th
Can a one-off aircraft for a unique challenge have wider relevance to aviation? Solar-powered round-the-world attempt seeks to inspire enthusiasm for renewable energy and innovation in sustainable technology, but can...
News from FlightGlobal
March 5th
​The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a production certificate for Boeing South Carolina to deliver 787-9 aircraft to customers, the company announced on 5 March.
March 5th
​Marenco Swiss Helicopter is making tweaks to the main rotor hub of the SH-09 light-single based on data from flight tests that began last October.
March 5th
​Sikorsky plans to complete development of a hub-mounted vibration suppressor (HMVS) for helicopters with a follow-up demonstration later this year, says a top engineering executive.
March 5th
Offshore operator Bristow Group has more than trebled its commitment to the Airbus Helicopters H175, becoming the largest customer for the new super-medium rotorcraft with a total order of 17 units.
March 5th
Sikorsky has canceled production of the S434 light single helicopter and divesting two other light helicopter production lines is under consideration, company officials say.
March 5th
The European Space Agency (ESA) is about to embark on the next phase of an effort to integrate unmanned air vehicles into national airspace by utilising satellite command and control.
March 5th
​Embraer is expecting to deliver 95-100 commercial aircraft this year, and to achieve overall revenues of $6.1-6.6 billion.
March 4th
​Germany has finally confirmed a deal that will see it order 18 new NH Industries NH90 NFH helicopters for its navy, at the same time trimming commitments for the troop transport variant and Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack rotorcraft.
March 4th
AgustaWestland has launched a beefed-up version of its AW139 twin-engined helicopter, upping the maximum take-off weight to 7t from the present optional upper limit of 6.8t.
March 4th
​As a new era of high-speed rotorcraft unfolds, a California-based aviation start-up unveiled yet a new approach to solving the puzzle of vertical flight: a combination tilt-wing and joined-wing with propulsive pitch control.
March 4th
​Flight tests of the KC630 light-single should resume by the end of the year after New Zealand-based Composite Helicopters integrates design changes adopted following a non-fatal crash of a prototype in November.
March 4th
German business aircraft charter and management company FAI Rent-a-Jet has posted record profits for 2014, thanks largely to an increase in global demand for its air ambulance service.
News from AviationNews
March 5th
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has added Boeing South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliners to the company’s production certificate, PC 700....
March 5th
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center. Along with a team of i...
March 5th
ORLANDO, Florida - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that North Slope Borough (NSB), Alaska, has signed for its first-ever S-92®  helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraf...
March 5th
GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE, today announced it signed a contract to lease three new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to new customer Air India Express. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled for 2016 a...
March 5th
Orlando, Florida, 04 March, 2015 – Norway’s Norsk luftambulanse AS has ordered three H135s to further broaden the leading medical airlift services provider’s fleet of Airbus Helicopters-built rotorcraft. The agreement, signed today during the Heli-Expo 20...
March 5th
Orlando, FL (March 4, 2015) – Bell Helicopter a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of a Bell 407GX to Italy-based, Elicompany. The aircraft, configured for corporate and VIP transport and charter, will be the first Bell 407GX to op...
March 5th
Continued success of GrandNew in Japan for emergency medical services Aircraft to enter service in summer this year Contract in the framework of the Doctor Heli system programme Approximately 80 AgustaWestland light twin class helicopters sold to Japanese...
March 4th
Egyptian National Military Museum The Citadel Insid Kaleaet Salah Al Din Sq Cairo Egypt [ THIS IS A SUMMARY, READ MORE ON THE SITE ]
March 4th
  – Bristow to receive 17 H175 helicopters – Comprehensive support services agreement also is signed to secure successful operation of rotorcraft – This is the largest major endorsement for Airbus Helicopters’ new super medium-sized...
March 4th
  Irish low-cost carrier now has 274 unfilled orders for 737s Boeing and Ryanair have announced an order for three Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $280 million a...
March 4th
  Market strength of the AgustaWestland light twin range evident through recent EMS sales Order will bring Life Flight Network’s fleet up to 28 AgustaWestland EMS-configured helicopters The most modern and efficient fleet in service today will contin...
March 4th
The aircraft will perform private transport operations AW119Kx is the most capable single engine helicopter available today New technology integrated flight deck, high performance and class leading cabin space Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Sino-US Int...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
March 4th
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Red Flag - the United States Air Force's premiere air-to-air combat training exercise. For the last four decades it's evolved and today it continues to hone the skills of its participants to meet current and future ...
March 4th
Russia's new Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming system can be mounted on helicopters, ships and other military equipment to jam potential adversaries' weapons systems from distances of several hundred kilometers away; it has been hailed by developers as ha...
March 4th
Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said that it is yet unclear whether the deal on the deliveries of French Rafale fighter jets will be finalized before the April's visit of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to France.
March 4th
The Pentagon has announced that depleted uranium (DU) munitions have not, and will not, be used by US aircraft in the conflict against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The policy U-turn contrasts with statements made over previous months, where Pentagon o...
March 4th
The increase comes despite a slowing Chinese economy. State-run Xinhua news agency notes that it is a smaller increase than previous years. In 2014 the budget had increased by over 12% over 2013, and this year's would be the smallest increase in five year...
March 4th
Though questions remain about how realistic the plans are, Moscow reportedly said Monday that it hopes to build its second aircraft carrier -- which would measure about 10 percent larger than the ones currently in the United States' Nimitz-class fleet. Th...
March 4th
Over recent years, Iran has made great play of its burgeoning domestic aerospace capabilities by revealing a number of 'new' combat aircraft types to the world. For about the last five years, state media has heralded a steady stream of new fighters and ot...
March 4th
The US Air Force (USAF) has placed 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II close-combat support aircraft into the backup-aircraft inventory (BAI) status. Congress has authorised an increase a total of 36 A-10 aircraft into BAI status. The service, how...
March 4th
RUSSIA says it has been conducting mock “attack runs” on NATO warships in the Black Sea as reports emerge of commercial airliners having to “dodge” prowling Russian bombers. As tensions continue to escalate over Russia’s barely concealed involvement in th...
March 2nd
Russia's Ministry of Defense has removed the Antonov An-70 military transport aircraft, jointly developed by Russia and Ukraine, from its national armament program, the Izvestia newspaper said. The ministry could also request the return of 2.95 billion ru...