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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
August 26th
Swan song for the smallest Gulfstream The G150 is one of the fastest and most cost-effective mid-light business aircraft that is capable of flying non-stop between most coastal cities in the U.S. read more
August 1st
Airbus’s electric-powered E-fan demonstrator aircraft made a successful — and heavily promoted — crossing of the English Channel on July 10, but the company’s expectation of being the first to make the passage on electric power alo...
August 1st
A recent court decision in the battle over aircraft noise in East Hampton, New York, left neither side particularly happy. In late June, Judge Joanne Seybert of U.S. District Court in Central Islip issued an injunction a town law limiting summer takeoffs ...
August 1st
   
August 1st
Spirit AeroSystems Marks 10 Years As A Company read more
August 1st
CEO, Flexjet and Flight Options A marketing graduate from the University of Notre Dame read more
August 1st
In July, the Lincoln, Nebraska-headquartered business aviation maintenance and modification company reported joining the Robotic Skies network to service “the emerging commercial unmanned aircraft fleet.” “Duncan Aviation has always been...
August 1st
Portland, Maine-based MAC Air Group broke ground at Portland International Jetport for a new 43,000- sq.-ft., full-service operation. read more
August 1st
Bombardier Aerospace says the Global 7000 and 8000 programs are undergoing a strategic review, raising questions about the development schedule for the long-range business jets. “Following the arrival of new leadership in our organization — na...
August 1st
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 ...
August 1st
Corporate Angel Network has arranged its 48,000th cancer patient flight, with a flight on June 11. The patient was a 48-year-old with colon cancer. Patient James Etherton was accompanied by his wife, Tammy. Blue Beacon International donated its Cessna Cit...
News from FlightGlobal
July 29th
Australia has taken delivery of its seventh Boeing C-17A strategic transport.
July 28th
​US Air Force Special Operations Command’s plans to mount an airborne laser and active denial system onto its new AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is maturing and has the strong support of the scientific community within the flying branch.
July 28th
​UTC Aerospace Systems hopes to close a possible future gap in the UK’s tactical reconnaissance capability, ahead of the planned retirement of the Royal Air Force’s last Panavia Tornado GR4s in 2019.
July 28th
​VistaJet will begin offering point-to-point services in mainland China in August, with a B-registered Bombardier Challenger 850 business jet. The Swiss VIP charter company has joined forces with Apex Air, headquartered in Nantong, Jiangsu province, to ma...
July 28th
​The US Air Force has kept some Lockheed Martin AC-130U gunships marked for retirement for use as directed energy weapon testbeds as the service pursues airborne lasers for offensive and defensive uses.
July 28th
Cessna secured two sizeable orders from Chinese customers at the AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July.
July 28th
The European Cockpit Association (ECA) has called for regulations on unmanned air vehicles proposed by EASA to focus on the safety of people and manned aviation, and not the rights of recreational operators to fly such aircraft.
July 28th
Start-up seaplane builder MVP Aero is adding undisclosed but “exciting” new features below the waterline of its tri-hull amphibious aircraft, says director of digital marketing and co-founder Michael Lynds.
July 28th
A production-conforming prototype of the Lisa Akoya will enter production next year with a redesigned landing gear, the French-based manufacturer says.
July 28th
​GKN Aerospace is to acquire the Dutch aerospace firm Fokker Technologies in deal worth more than €700 million ($775 million).
July 27th
Airbus Helicopters has obtained factory acceptance for the first of 15 H135 rotorcraft bound for Australia’s Helicopter Aircrew Training System.
July 27th
​Boeing on 27 July delivered the 300th 787 aircraft, reaching the milestone less than four years after the type entered service.
News from AviationNews
July 28th
  * Buys Fokker Technologies via 200 mln stg placing * HY pretax profit rises 4 pct * Shares up 6.6 pct (Adds CEO comment, analyst comment, share price) British engineering company GKN said it agreed to acquire Netherlands-based Fokker Technologies f...
July 28th
  Boeing and Jin Air today celebrated the airline’s first direct-delivered Next-Generation 737-800 in Seattle. Jin Air is the low-cost affiliated company of Korean Air. Today’s delivery marks the 13th Boeing 737-800 to join Jin Air’s all-Boeing fleet...
July 27th
  GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced delivery of the first of two leased Boeing 737-700s to its customer VRG Linhas Aéreas S.A. The second aircraft is scheduled for delivery ...
July 27th
  GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced it delivered the first of three Boeing 767-300ERs to euroAtlantic airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A. to expand the carrier’s fleet. The re...
July 27th
  Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of HATS01, the first of fifteen helicopters of the H135 family (EC135 T2+) for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Boeing Defence Australia as the ...
July 27th
  Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have crossed the Atlantic, touching down in French Guiana ahead of their joint launch this September. The delicate navigation satellites made their journey within environmentally controlled containers, ha...
July 27th
In response to strong demand, Emirates has confirmed it will start operating a second daily service to Lisbon, Portugal from 1st January 2016. Timed to maximise a wave of new global connections to Lisbon, the second daily flight will offer travellers a co...
July 27th
  Boeing and Vietnam Airlines announced a five-year exclusive pilot-training agreement to support the Hanoi-based airline’s 787 Dreamliners. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will pro...
July 25th
  (REUTERS) Boeing Co, which loses about $30 million on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is trying to stem the losses by cutting the use of one of its signature ingredients: titanium. The strong, lightweight alloy used exte...
July 25th
Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that it has secured an order for six Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft from Shandong Hairuo General A...
July 25th
  Boeing’s seventh Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite is now in orbit and will soon provide the U.S. and allied militaries with 17 percent more secure communications bandwidth than its predecessors thanks to a payload upgrade. “Every WGS that we ...
July 23rd
  (Reuters) – Scientists using NASA’s powerful Kepler telescope have found a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth. The planet, which is about 60 percent bigger than Earth, is located about 1,400 light years away in the ...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
July 28th
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July 28th
A senior US official claims that the creation of a safe-zone along an ISIL-controlled border area with Turkey will rely on moderate Syrian rebels, and will not involve Turkish ground troops.
July 28th
The United States is looking to broaden its military presence in Turkey with more personnel and combat aircraft, in its effort to intensify fight against ISIL alongside Turkish armed forces, a Pentagon official announced Monday.
July 28th
Argentina has decided to give up trying to purchase the JF-17 Thunder, a multirole fighter known as the FC-1 Xiaolong jointly developed by China and Pakistan, reports the Shanghai-based Guancha Syndicate.
July 28th
Amid high tensions in the South China Sea, Beijing announced it conducted large-scale military drills at both air and sea on Tuesday, focusing on new information warfare systems. With over 100 ships and dozens of aircraft, state-run China Military Online ...
July 28th
The Marine Corps’ version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter demonstrated poor reliability in a 12-day exercise at sea, according to the U.S. military’s top testing officer. Six F-35Bs, the most complex version of the Pentagon’s costliest weapons sys...
July 28th
Latvia's Armed Forces reported spotting three Russian aircraft and two ships near its territorial waters on Tuesday. In the air, Latvian patrol planes reported spotting two Russian long-range An-124 military transport aircraft, as well as well as an Il-76...
July 28th
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has admitted to a wide range of past and present problems with the F-35 while maintaining that the fifth-general will eventually guarantee the U.S. continued air supremacy over rivals. "The biggest lesson I have learn...
July 28th
After last month’s announcement that India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program is encountering further delays, with final operational clearance postponed to March 2016 (See: “Surprise: India’s New Fighter Jet Faces More Delays”), the Indian Air Fo...
July 27th
Reversing a long standing decision by the two countries, the United States and Turkey have announced plans to provide air cover for "moderate" Syrian rebels. While the Pentagon has admitted severe problems in identifying so-called moderates, the new strat...