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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
May 25th
May 26-29—The 8th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference, Paris, France. For more information go to, www.cmsim.org/ Jun. 19—The Society Of Experimental Test Pilots, 9th Annual Central Section Symposium, Wichita, Kansas, http...
May 25th
The 2015 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition held May 19-21 in Geneva attracted 500 exhibitors, 60 aircraft on static display and visitors from more than 100 countries. More than 400 representatives from news organizations from around t...
May 25th
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May 25th
Newport News, Virginia-based International Communications Group Inc. (ICG) has received multiple Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for its NxtLink receivers to be installed on a number of business aircraft, just in time for the European Business Aviat...
May 25th
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS365N3, EC155B, and EC155B1 helicopters [Docket No. FAA-2015-1570; Directorate Identifier 2014-SW-054-AD; Amendment 39-18161; AD 2015-10-05] – adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Air...
May 25th
The air taxi service Blink has acquired Italian operator MyJet, its three Cessna Citation Mustangs and its northern Italy maintenance facility. Blink has also purchased its base for the past four years, Blackbushe Airport.
May 25th
By year’s end, all Textron Aviation service centers will be able to work on Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker models. As of now, more than half its service centers can perform work on these aircraft. Textron Aviation’s service goal is to support 9...
May 25th
Piper has accredited Czech Republic-based OK Aviation Group as an authorized training center to provide European Aviation Safety Agency-approved services for current Meridian, M500 and M350 production aircraft. Europe has taken delivery of its initial M35...
May 25th
TAG Aviation has placed all of its maintenance centers under a new umbrella, TAG Aviation Maintenance Services. The new organization integrates eight service locations: Geneva, Farnborough, Sion, Paris and Clermont-Ferrand in France, Madrid, Hong Kong and...
May 25th
Marshall Aviation Services, a subsidiary of Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group, is further expanding its fixed base operation (FBO) facility at Birmingham International Airport, U.K. Its Birmingham FBO opened in March and will house a new aircraft sales...
May 25th
The GE Honda HF120 turbofan engine is set to achieve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in the final quarter of this year after having been approved by FAA in December. It will be market ready after its first application, powering the Ho...
May 25th
Universal Aviation, the ground support division for Universal Weather & Aviation, in seeing expansion of services into Africa as necessary to its growth, as of June 1 will provide supervisory ground handling at all airports in Morocco and in Ethiopia&...
News from FlightGlobal
May 22nd
​New orders for the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano appear imminent, with the airframer hoping to announce additional commitments before year-end.
May 22nd
​The US State Department has approved a requested sale of 10 Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine helicopters to the Saudi Arabian government.
May 22nd
​Boeing is banking on its partnership with Sikorsky on the SB-1 Defiant demonstrator to help usher in the next generation of rotorcraft for Army but still anticipates that its long-serving AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks will continue to dominate t...
May 22nd
​Thales is to supply an improved version of its Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to deliver the UK Royal Navy’s Crowsnest airborne early warning (AEW) capability, following a selection announcement made on 22 May.
May 22nd
​Sikorsky has completed a first flight of the self-funded S-97 Raider at the company's flight test facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, to open a year-long test and demonstration phase for the high-speed, compound helicopter proposed for light attack...
May 22nd
​Embraer will in the next two months resume test flights of its developmental KC-390 transport and tanker, following a lengthy pause since its first – and only – sortie on 3 February.
May 22nd
​Business jet buyers are a fickle lot. Most airlines expect a new commercial aircraft to provide reliable service for at least 12 years before a replacement is even considered. But the average owner of a corporate aircraft starts looking for an upgrade in...
May 22nd
​To accompany the release of our flight test report on the Airbus A350, our Top 10 feature looks at the leading airline customers to date for the XWB, by number of aircraft ordered. Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database records the European company as hav...
May 21st
​The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Bell Helicopter UH-1H Huey helicopter has conducted a final tour of the country ahead of a planned retirement in July.
May 21st
​Israeli manufacturer Aeronautics has introduced a loitering munition variant of its Orbiter 2 unmanned air vehicle.
May 21st
Six US Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on board the USS Wasp amphibious assault ship on 18 May, where they will begin the first phase of shipboard operational testing for the force’s Joint Strike Fighters.
May 21st
​Russian airframer Aviastar has completed work on the first vertical fin for the Irkut MC-21, and transferred the component for bird-strike tests.
News from AviationNews
May 22nd
MOSCOW, May 22, 2015 – Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered today Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Transaero’s newest 737 has a recognizable radome “bump” on top of the fuselage...
May 22nd
The United States has facilitated the deal to sell eight Black Hawk helicopters to Tunisia as part of its security assistance to the country, the White House announced in a statement on Thursday. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The White House also said it is seek...
May 22nd
Moscow, May 22. Today the Sukhoi Company handed over the first batch of Su-34 frontline bombers to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation according to the 2015 State Defense Order. The aircraft took off from the V.P.Chkalov Novosibirsk Aircraft...
May 22nd
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has launched series production on the heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter at Rostvertol. The Mi-26T2 is a modernised version of the Mi-26T, equipped with the latest avionics, making it possible to cut the number...
May 22nd
Following the award of a £7 million contract, BAE Systems are on task to upgrade four Watchman radars, continuing the critical support provided to the UK Ministry of Defence for surveillance and Air Traffic Control (ATC). Using the latest technology found...
May 21st
The new light commercial Ansat and Ka-226T helicopters, developed by Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) are now available on the Russian commercial aircraft market. Both received the required Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation Regi...
May 21st
  (RAF) The RAF today unveiled at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire a state-of-the art Typhoon fighter jet in a Battle of Britain era paint scheme to commemorate this year being the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and to acknowledge the bravery a...
May 21st
  Embraer S.A. and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. have reached a final agreement for 30 firm orders for the E195-E2 jets. The contract, announced as a Letter of Intent (LOI) during the 2014 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow, in Ju...
May 21st
  Second modernized aircraft delivered Initial operating capability (IOC) of the modernized French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet has been achieved with Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] delivery of the second of four upgraded aircraft and compl...
May 21st
The US State Department has approved a $1.9 billion proposed sale of 10 advanced multi-mission helicopters, equipment and weaponry to Saudi Arabia. WASHINGTON — The US State Department has approved a $1.9 billion proposed sale of 10 advanced multi-mission...
May 21st
WICHITA, Kan. (May 21, 2015) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced certification by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil of the Citation CJ3+, one of the newest models in...
May 21st
First airline in Mexico to operate Airbus’ largest single-aisle aircraft 21 May 2015 Volaris, a Mexican low-cost carrier, has received its first two Airbus A321 aircraft, the latest being received during a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Hamburg...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
May 22nd
On May 20, a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft belonging to Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 conducted a routing surveillance flight over the South China Sea, where has started building an airstrip on the disputed Spratly Islands in the waters claimed by the ...
May 22nd
Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by jamming in at least one incident near the Spratly Islands, where China is building military facilities on Fiery Cross Reef, the Washington Free Beacon reported. That statement follows Thursday re...
May 22nd
The United States and China on Friday escalated their dispute over contested territory in the South China Sea, after the Chinese repeatedly ordered an American military surveillance plane to abandon flights over areas where China has been building artific...
May 22nd
The company said in a statement it had sent out an alert to its clients urging them to carry out “specific checks of the Electronic Control Units (ECU) on each of the aircraft’s engines”. The ECU controls how the aircraft’s engine operates. The potential ...
May 22nd
India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, will be re-launched next week according to local media reports. The vessel was officially launched in August 2013 with the completion of phase I of construction. The re-launch on May 28 at Cochin Shi...
May 22nd
As the war in Yemen escalates after a short humanitarian truce, the stakes are getting higher for Saudi Arabia's princes, the region and Washington. The United Nations-hosted talks in Geneva next week are unlikely to get much traction. The Royal Saudi Air...
May 22nd
Each time a quick reaction alert sortie is launched from any of the nations operating the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, it is dependent on the availability of the type’s twin Eurojet EJ200 turbofan engines. Flown by partner nations Germany, Italy, ...
May 22nd
The flight on Thursday, the first for Chinese military aircraft on that flight path, comprised bomber planes which flew in accordance with international norms and without affecting commercial flights, Chinese military spokesperson Col. Shen Jinke told the...
May 22nd
The Sikorsky S-97 Raider hit an important milestone Friday with the successful first flight of its experimental rotorcraft. The S-97, with two pilots, took off at the company's West Palm Beach, Fla., facility about 7 a.m. and performed all of its proscrib...
May 21st
The White House also said it is seeking to provide an additional $30 million in Foreign Military Financing to Tunis in 2015, a 50 percent increase compared to 2014. Tunisia’s newly elected president in Beji Caid Essebsi is currently in Washington, DC. On ...