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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
April 14th
Intelligence community supports higher-resolution imagery.
April 13th
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has transferred right wing of first MRJ
April 9th
Smith said industry should back whatever emerges from task force
April 9th
Aircrews will likely remain essential Smith says
April 8th
Will attempt round-the-world flight
April 6th
Next-generation LEO satellites will enable new services
April 6th
Solar-powered high-altitude UAVs promise advantages over spacecraft
April 6th
Avionics providers could benefit from demand for real-time data
April 6th
Asiana Airlines and Boeing spar over Flight 214 crash cause
April 6th
Broadband satellite communications bring new options to aircraft
April 6th
Choices do not have to be black or white
April 2nd
Will use process to help develop new countermeasures against spoofing
News from FlightGlobal
April 15th
Bombardier has identified China's Minsheng Financial Leasing as the buyer of 10 Challenger 350 business jets, the order for which was previously announced in December 2013.
April 15th
Aircraft and aerial munition suppliers face a $14.2 billion hit over the next five years if the US Congress does not repeal mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, warns a new report issued on 15 April by the Department of Defense (DOD).
April 15th
Sikorsky has cleared the structural integrity of the CH-53K heavylift helicopter meets standards for first flight later this year.
April 15th
​A Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) completed its first night flight on 10 April, the same day that the X-47B development team won the Robert J. Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association.
April 15th
​Nextant Aerospace has tapped AVIC as the sales agent for its remanufactured aircraft in China.
April 15th
​A report published by aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group pegs the number of business jets in operating Greater China – Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau – at 371 aircraft.
April 15th
​Minsheng Financial Leasing and Gulfstream have signed ann order for up to 60 Gulfstream aircraft, one of the largest orders in the airframer’s history.
April 15th
​Textron Aviation units Cessna, Beechcraft, and Bell Helicopter had a strong presence at this year’s ABACE show in Shanghai, with several aircraft types on static display including the venerable Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza, which appeared at the show for...
April 15th
The MRJ regional jet appears to be taking shape, with parts of the aircraft being sent to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' Komaki South plant for final assembly.
April 14th
​Online search and services company Google has acquired Titan Aerospace in a bid to develop a solar-powered unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed to operate as a high-altitude communications relay and surveillance system.
April 14th
​Israel aerospace Industries (IAI) expects to deliver to Lockheed Martin its first set of F-35 wings in September 2014, and to ship sets from serial production from mid-2015, under a 10-15 year contract worth up to $2.5 billion.
April 14th
Cessna has clinched an order from lifestyle, finance and industrial company, the Reignwood Group for 10 float-equipped Grand Caravan EXs.
News from AviationNews
April 15th
MOSCOW, April 15 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a $470 million contract with the MiG corporation for the delivery of 16 advanced MiG-29 SMT fighters, the ministry said Tuesday. The company had earlier confirmed the deal in an inte...
April 15th
BBJ leads global market in ultra-long range business jets First BBJ2 for China delivered to completion center SHANGHAI, April 15, 2014 – Five Boeing [NYSE: BA] Business Jets have entered service in China in the last year where the market for ultra-long ra...
April 15th
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd announced today that it has formally appointed sales and service representatives for the upcoming Pilatus PC-24 twin-jet in Canada, Mexico, and Eastern Europe. With headquarters in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Pilatus Centre Canada has been ...
April 15th
SAVANNAH, Ga., April 15, 2014 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today held a signing ceremony with Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. The ceremony recognized Minsheng’s order for 60 Gulfstream aircra...
April 15th
Airbus Helicopters Japan today inaugurated Japan’s first full flight simulator (FFS) for helicopters, with this high-fidelity training system now ready for service at its facilities located in the Kobe Airport vicinity. The simulator is configured to repr...
April 15th
Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), announced today the company has been granted Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification for the Citation XLS+, clearing the way for deliveries in Ch...
April 15th
Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), announced today a landmark order for Caravan turboprop aircraft to be operated for tourism services in China, a key milestone in the company’s effort to increase its...
April 15th
Bombardier Aerospace today confirmed Minsheng Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. as the customer who placed an order for 10 Challenger 350 jets on December 30, 2013. The announcement was marked by a special ceremony attended by Bombardier and Minsheng Financial ...
April 15th
Brings big-cabin comfort to broader market Airbus has launched a new version of its popular corporate jet, the ACJ319, offering customers simplicity, speed and savings in the cabin. Called ACJ319 Elegance, the new version complements today’s fully customi...
April 15th
Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another AW139 intermediate twin helicopter which will be operated in the Kagoshima Prefecture. The AW139 helicopter will replace an ageing Bell 412 model  and will enter service in 2015. The helicopter has b...
April 13th
In a day full of surprises, Hannes Arch won today in Rovinj a characteristically electrifying performance. His time of 00:59.01 was just 0:00.08 ahead of Paul Bonhomme, in a final that had fans both here in Croatia and around the world on the edge of thei...
April 12th
Austria’s Hannes Arch pulls out all the stops to post the fastest time in Qualifying for Sunday’s Red Bull Air Race in Rovinj, Croatia. ROVINJ (Croatia) – Hannes Arch of Austria won pole position for the second stop of the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Cha...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
April 15th
In order to keep the B-1B Lancer's capabilities ready to operate now and well into the fast-paced integrated battlefield of the future, the 419th Flight Test Squadron began testing Sustainment Block 16A (SB 16A) software upgrades here April 1, to work in ...
April 15th
NATO is not discussing a military response to the situation in Ukraine and is counting on political and diplomatic decisions to resolve the crisis, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday. "We are not discussing military options. We do b...
April 15th
krainian armed forces launched a special operation to recapture the airport near the town of Kramatorsk, in the Russian speaking east, taken by pro-Moscow separatists. The operation involved several Ukrainian troops disembarked from helicopters and suppor...
April 15th
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program. “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that...
April 15th
The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a $470 million contract with the MiG corporation for the delivery of 16 advanced MiG-29 SMT fighters, the ministry said Tuesday. The company had earlier confirmed the deal in an interview with RIA Novosti, but did n...
April 15th
Just days before the second anniversary of its maiden flight the naval variant of the Light Combat Aircraft-LCA Navy (NP-1) has successfully completed its first super sonic flight signaling that the aircraft is now able to fly faster than the speed of sou...
April 15th
Its original purpose was to serve as Korea's own light combat aircraft, but it's finding a home in the international market. The FA-50 is the light attack variant of the the T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced jet trainer operated by the South Korean Ai...
April 15th
Sweden’s Saab Group, which makes the Gripen Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA), has proposed to lease its fighter jets to the Malaysian government with full warfare capabilities and no restriction. Saab’s vice-president and head of Saab Malaysia, Thomas Li...
April 14th
Malaysia is likely highly interested in acquiring Russia’s latest air defense missile systems, building on existing bilateral military-technical cooperation, Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Monday.
April 14th
Denmark has fired the starting pistol in its contest for a new fighter aircraft, sending out requests for information to four manufacturers. Officials from the New Combat Aircraft Program have sent what they call Requests for Binding Information (RBI) to ...