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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
February 2nd
Mega transport hits hangars in volume for maintenance; Emirates performs first 3C check Airbus’s announcement it will release new variants, FAA’s focus on the large widebody, and airlines’ call for modifications are ...
February 2nd
New maintenance base for landing gear opened by Gameco will be one of the largest in China. read more
February 2nd
FAA’s mandate requiring airlines to develop safety management systems may affect MRO shops, but agency says impact will be minimal. read more
February 2nd
Luc Tytgat has become director of the Strategy and Safety Management Directorate at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Cologne, Germany. He was director of the Pan-European Single Sky Directorate at Eurocontrol. Olivier Ramsayer has been appointe...
February 2nd
Senior Pentagon officials consider a future where the F-35’s crown jewels are compromised Pentagon ponders alternatives to F-35 should proliferating new threats compromise jet’s stealth. read more
February 2nd
Is Latin American MRO ready for growth? The region accounts for 8% of the 27,531 aircraft in the 2014 global fleet and 6% of the MRO value of $62.1 billion—but Jonathan Berger, vice president of ICF International, predicts this MRO market will grow ...
February 2nd
International Airlines Group is now the only significant European investor for airlines in the region IAG, the only entity willing to invest in European airlines, is nearing a deal to acquire Aer Lingus, subject to g...
February 2nd
European and U.S. companies are expanding aftermarket services to Africa Although airline growth in Africa creates opportunities for MRO providers, logistics, training and other obstacles remain. read more
February 2nd
Low fuel means bigger profits for airlines, but so far, not bigger plans It’s business as usual for U.S. major carriers, as recent low fuel costs will not, as of now, factor into decisions regarding fleet and capacit...
February 2nd
EASA SIB targets improving cockpit voice recorder reliability and data quality. read more
February 2nd
Long-haul, low-cost carriers (LCCs) appear to be a controllable threat for legacy peers, but Gulf airlines are not The increasing strength of airlines in the Middle East may present more of a strategic threat to lega...
February 2nd
Tools and formulas to help airlines better manage AOG costs New software suites offer improved parts-management capabilities that should help airlines to better regulate AOG costs. read more
News from FlightGlobal
January 29th
​Airbus has acted to stem the instability affecting its A400M tactical transport programme, with the head of the company’s Military Aircraft division having resigned with immediate effect.
January 29th
The US Army has a tight and relatively inflexible plan to modernise existing rotorcraft and eventually achieve a future vertical lift aircraft within the budget it has.
January 29th
​The Ukrainian ministry of defence has claimed that it managed to destroy a number of aircraft held by Russian-backed separatists during two days of fighting in January.
January 29th
The French government and its National Research Agency (ANR) are looking for technology that would be used to prevent unmanned air vehicles flying over nuclear facilities, bids for which need to be submitted by 2 February.
January 29th
Advances in safety thinking about offshore oil support helicopter operations are rapidly being consolidated into practical measures, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
January 29th
​Gulfstream plans to boost production of green mid-cabin aircraft by nearly one-third this year, says Phebe Novakovic, chairman and chief executive of parent General Dynamics.
January 28th
​The Ukrainian defence ministry has given its approval for Antonov’s An-70 tactical transport to enter series production for the nation’s air force, 20 years after the company’s first prototype took to the air. Confirmation of the move came during an even...
January 28th
​The US Air Force on 28 January announced Boeing’s four-engined 747-8 Intercontinental airliner will serve as the next Air Force One, besting the Airbus A380 as the next generation of aircraft specially outfitted to carry the US president.
January 28th
Reaching an ever-elusive breakeven point on Boeing’s 787 programme slid still further from the company’s grasp in an otherwise profitable fourth quarter and 2014 overall.
January 28th
​US start-up Lift Air has launched an air taxi operation from its Florida base with Cirrus SR20 and SR22 piston singles.
January 28th
​Diamond Aircraft is hoping to clinch European certification for its top-of-the-range DA62 in April - two years after the launch of the seven-seat piston-twin.
January 28th
​Airbus chief executive Tom Enders has promised “management and organisational consequences” as a result of the production and delivery problems which are affecting the company’s A400M tactical transport programme.
News from AviationNews
January 29th
  (Reuters) – Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims’ relatives while the search for the plane goes on. The Boeing 777...
January 29th
  (Reuters) – Japan’s Skymark Airlines said it will stop flying Airbus A330 jets in favor of a single-model fleet of Boeing Co 737 aircraft to cut costs after the discount carrier filed for protection from creditors late on Wednesday. ...
January 29th
  Royal Air Force Typhoon fighters from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby were scrambled yesterday after Russian aircraft were identified flying in international airspace close to UK airspace. Deep under the Northumberland countryside, the RAF Master...
January 29th
  Decades of experience key to win Boeing will provide sustaining engineering support for the guidance system of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the U.S. Air Force, ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of th...
January 29th
Aviation’s past, present and future have come together in southwestern France with this month’s official opening of the Aeroscopia museum – which was developed with Airbus support. Aeroscopia is located adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, putting it in ...
January 29th
Fernando Alonso named new Head of Military Aircraft at Airbus Defence and Space and joins Airbus Defence and Space  Executive Committee, replaces Domingo Ureña-Raso who will take a new position in the group Industrialisation of A400M now integrated into t...
January 28th
TOKYO, January 28, 2015 – Japan Airlines (JAL) and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Mitsubishi Aircraft) announced today that they have signed an agreement for the purchase of thirty-two firm Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft. JAL and Mitsubishi Airc...
January 28th
  (Reuters) – The head of Airbus Group (AIR.PA) has promised management and organizational changes at the European aerospace firm after new delays and quality problems with its A400M military transport plane. Apologizing during a speech in Lond...
January 28th
Fourth-Quarter 2014 Core EPS (non-GAAP) rose 23 percent* to $2.31 on strong operating performance; GAAP EPS of $2.02 Operating cash flow increased to $5.0 billion on higher deliveries and timing of receipts and expenditures Full Year 2014 Core EPS increas...
January 27th
  (Reuters) – Bullets hit a passenger jet operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai, as it was landing at Baghdad airport, the company and officials said on Tuesday. An aviation official and a security official told Reut...
January 27th
  (AP) — Aer Lingus said Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish national airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign acquisition nine years after its privatization. The 11-member Aer...
January 27th
According to Russia’s deputy prime minister, Russia intends to sell up to 1,000 MC-21 mid-range passenger jets over the next 20 years and foreign companies, including Lufthansa, are interested in buying the civil aircraft designed to carry up to 212...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
January 28th
The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has achieved a rare technological breakthrough with three consecutive start ups of its engine in extreme sub-zero temperatures of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir.
January 27th
Back in September 2013, as rumors that the backbone of the Polish fighter force was to be deployed to Syria, we explained that one of the main flaws of the “Jastrzab” (Polish name for the F-16) was that the aircraft lacked AIDEWS (Advanced Integrated Defe...
January 27th
Iran expects Russia to meet its contractual obligations to deliver the S-300 air defense systems, canceled by Moscow after international sanctions were imposed on the country, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei told RIA Novosti in an interview Tues...
January 27th
Engine failure caused an MQ-1B Predator drone to crash July 14 in Afghanistan, the Air Force announced this week. The Predator was flying a reconnaissance mission near Kandahar Air Base when it crashed after experiencing engine failure. The Air Force, how...
January 27th
The Zambian Air Force will take delivery of an undisclosed number of trainer, transport and fighter aircraft and aerial defense systems this year as part of a major re-equipment program to improve operational and airlift capabilities. Addressing senior Ar...
January 27th
Over the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S. and Greek air forces continue bilateral flying training missions here. The training, which began Jan. 16 and will run through Feb. 13, aims to bolster the nations' warfighting capabilities thro...
January 27th
Boeing Co.’s maritime surveillance aircraft will get an increase in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2016 budget, with the Navy to request 16, one more than planned for that year, according to budget documents. The Navy will request $3.4 billion for the plane, the P...
January 27th
About 1,100 airmen, including part of a squadron of A-10 close air-support jets, will be deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by mid-March. It’s one of the biggest near-simultaneous deployments from the Tucson base in memory.
January 26th
The F-16 jet "lost power", crashing at Los Llanos air base in Albacete, Spain's defence ministry said. At least five other planes were damaged. One of the two Greek pilots had performed a wrong manoeuvre, local media said. Both pilots were killed. French ...
January 26th
JF-17 Thunder, the multi-role and all weather fighter aircraft, was formally inducted in the prestigious Combat Commanders' School (CCS) of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) here on Monday. The induction of this indigenous war fighting machine will further facilit...