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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 1st
The A320 is forecast to generate $393 million in C checks next year A320 retrofits will be a boon for industry as buyers and lessors work toward meeting AD requirements. read more
December 1st
Aircelle bets on nacelle maintenance business Aircelle Europe developing leading position as nacelle service provider for Airbus Neo models read more
December 1st
Qantas plans upgrades for A330s, 737s Fleet-wide interior upgrades planned by Qantas to keep its Boeing and Airbus models competitive read more
November 24th
Signature Flight Support has signed an agreement to lease part of a new general aviation terminal at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten, as the company moves to upgrade its facilities and build up its presence in the Caribbean. SX...
November 24th
General aviation interests have joined in a much larger push urging lawmakers to extend the research and development (R&D) tax credit and bonus depreciation, among other tax measures, during the lame-duck session of Congress that is expected to contin...
November 24th
Gulfstream delivered the 100th G650 on Nov. 14, less than two years after the ultra-long-range business jet entered service. Gulfstream unveiled the aircraft in 2008 and secured U.S. FAA certification in 2012. The aircraft, which had claimed the fastest b...
November 24th
Dec. 4-5—2014 ACI-NA International Aviation Issues Seminar, Washington, D.C., http://aci-na.org/event/3222 Dec. 8-10—MEBA, Dubai World Central, Dubai, UAE, www.meba.aero Dec. 9—Positioning The U.S. Airline Industry For Success, Washingto...
November 24th
NASA will bring together many technology developments next year for testing the capabilities of unmanned aircraft to fly in commercial airspace, an agency official said Nov. 17. “Flight test series three is going to happen next summer,” Laurie...
November 24th
JANINE IANNARELLI, the founder and president of Houston-based aircraft broker Par Avion, was appointed to the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. Comprising seven appointed members, the committee helps with the state’s economic developm...
November 24th
Honeywell has reached in-house to replace Kevin Gould as president of BendixKing. Justin Ryan, who has served as vice president for Honeywell’s business with Airbus for the past five years, will move over to lead the general aviation side of the bus...
November 24th
AGUSTA Model A109E, A109K2, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters [Docket No. FAA-2014-0472; Directorate Identifier 2013-SW-040-AD; Amendment 39-18018; AD 2014-23-02] – requires repetitively performing a magnetic particle inspection of the Gleason crown ...
November 24th
FAA organizational and funding reform is once again emerging as a central theme among several Washington industry groups as lawmakers begin to craft a comprehensive FAA reauthorization bill. But the groups are not yet offering a specific proposal – ...
News from FlightGlobal
November 21st
​The US government and Lockheed Martin on 21 November finalised a $4.7 billion contract for 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
November 21st
​A Sagem team recently completed an 11-day flight test campaign to explore the integration of its Patroller unmanned air vehicle into civil airspace.
November 21st
With the Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X making its maiden flight recently – and with the technologically advanced 525 Relentless waiting in the wings – we run down a (entirely subjective) list of the most influential helicopters of all time. And before ...
November 20th
​Boeing attributes the loss of a 50-aircraft Delta Air Lines order announced on 20 November to a lack of available delivery slots.
November 20th
​Delta Air Lines has confirmed an order for 25 Airbus A350-900 for delivery beginning in 2017 and 25 A330-900 aircraft that will start entering the fleet in 2019.
November 20th
​Paris has confirmed its selection of the Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT), with 12 of the type to replace its Boeing C/KC-135s from late this decade.
November 20th
When South Korea in early November dumped BAE Systems as the prime contractor in charge of upgrading its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16, it sent a message that companies other than the original equipment manufacturers would be fighting an uphill batt...
November 20th
​The US Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to the University of Maryland unmanned air vehicle test site to carry out flight testing using the UAV Solutions Talon 240 UAV.
November 20th
The first two Brazilian pilots to undergo training for the Saab Gripen NG multirole fighter have completed their first flight on the type: a 50min training sortie conducted over the Baltic Sea on 19 November.
November 20th
​The Indian air force has resumed flying activities with its Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft, after removing a grounding order imposed after an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.
November 19th
​Raytheon has successfully tested the US Navy’s next-generation jammer (NGJ) pod against simulated enemy radar threats over a naval base in California.
November 19th
A new airworthiness directive issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration requires Boeing 777 operators to inspect and potentially replace the aircraft's dual pitch rate sensors (PRS).
News from AviationNews
November 21st
(Reuters) – Japan Airlines (JAL) said on Friday that Skymark Airlines had sought talks to discuss a possible business tie-up that would put one of the country’s few remaining budget carriers under the wing of a bigger rival. “We received...
November 21st
CARPINTERIA, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2014 – Intended to effortlessly spin on-orbit at nearly 15 revolutions per minute collecting data, Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) lightweight mesh reflector has been successfully installed on NASA’s Soil Moisture...
November 21st
Kuwait Airways has announced its intent to purchase 10 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes worth $3.3 billion at current list prices. “We appreciate the start of a new partnership with Kuwait Airways,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for Mid...
November 21st
25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo to join fleet of leading U.S. airline 21 November 2014 Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft, 25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo aircraft. Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines will power the Airbu...
November 20th
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — After extensive internal review, the Air Force on Nov. 9, released the basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the first Reserve-led KC-46A main operating base. The KC-46As will begin arriving at the first...
November 20th
(Reuters) – European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) has won a crucial order worth roughly $14 billion at list prices from Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) for 50 long-haul, wide-bodied jets, three people familiar with the matter said. The order, to be split betw...
November 20th
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials, on Nov. 19, announced Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, as candidate bases to host the 18th Aggressor Squadron and its assigned 18 F-16 Fighting Falco...
November 19th
(Reuters) – Gulf-based airlines have closed financing agreements for a total of 16 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, according to statements from the carriers and banks involved. The region’s airlines are securing funds as they take delivery of what...
November 19th
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) identified continuous safety enhancement, the availability of cost-efficient infrastructure and environmental responsibility as critical factors to ensure that Asia-Pacific continues to realize the enormo...
November 19th
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today that it has manufactured the 100th G650. The ultra-long-range business jet was delivered to a customer on Nov. 14, 2014. “The production of the 100th G650 is a testament to the demand for this amazing aircraft,” ...
November 19th
Defence Ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain met in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday 19th November to witness the signing of a €1bn contract for the development of a world-leading electronic radar system for the Eurofighter Typhoon...
November 19th
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for F-16 sustainment and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $188 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency d...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
November 21st
Japan has officially decided to procure the V-22 Osprey for its military tilt-rotor requirement, as well as the Global Hawk unmanned surveillance system and E-2D Hawkeye command and control aircraft. The choice of the Osprey, while widely expected ever si...
November 21st
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russian program of testing new types of weapons is in accordance with international obligations and Russia is not starting arms race.
November 21st
“The Indian Air Force (IAF) today, with a dedicated service to the nation, is a modern technology-intensive force distinguished by its commitment to excellence and professionalism. Keeping pace with the demands of contemporary advancements, the IAF contin...
November 21st
Two Russian strategic bombers circled the U.S. island of Guam last week in what U.S. defense officials say is the latest in a series of nuclear provocations by Moscow. The bombers were identified by air defenses as Tu-95 Bear H nuclear-capable aircraft th...
November 21st
In less than three months, Nigeria’s military has lost three aircraft around Yola, northeastern part of the country in its war with Boko Haram. The first casualty was the disappearance of an Alpha Jet, with two missing crew members on September 12; follow...
November 21st
President Obama has signed a secret order authorizing an expanded combat role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2015, according to a report from the New York Times. The order, which was signed in the last few weeks, will allow U.S. forces to carry out com...
November 21st
I’ve had a number of references on Defence Watch to the CF-18 modernization, which the Conservative government says will keep the fighter aircraft flying until 2025. But a knowledgeable Defence Watch reader and former fighter pilot points out that the upg...
November 21st
Since she was a young girl, Carey D. Lohrenz had set her sights on becoming a U.S. Navy pilot. Getting there wasn't easy, but she did, making history as the first woman assigned to fly an F-14 Tomcat fighter. On Thursday, Lohrenz spoke at the Associated P...
November 21st
Mainland China's ongoing military modernization has continued to shift Taiwan-China military balance in Beijing's favor despite warming cross-strait relations, a U.S. congressional commission report said Thursday. Despite the recent cross-strait rapproche...
November 20th
NATO allies are concerned over France’s possible delivery of Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday at a press conference at a military air base close to Tallinn. Russia and France signed the ...