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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
November 3rd
All Nippon Airways (ANA) recorded a healthy improvement in profits for the six months through September, as the airline’s rapid expansion in international markets provided a significant revenue boost. The carrier’s parent, ANA Holdings, report...
November 3rd
n Etihad Airways plan to take 49% shareholding in Alitalia will dilute Air France’s stake in the Italian carrier to less than 1%, according to Air France-KLM CFO Pierre-François Riolacci. Speaking on the group’s third-quarter results co...
November 3rd
Saying that bookings “did not meet expectations,” Frontier Airlines will not launch two new routes next month to the Bahamas as scheduled, an airline spokesman confirmed. read more
November 3rd
Mark Skidmore, a former head of Australia’s Royal Air Force and test pilot for Raytheon, has been tapped to lead the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as its new director of Aviation Safety. The appointment, which is for a five-year term, comes...
November 3rd
US DOT Air Travel Consumer Report View the PDF read more
November 3rd
Australia’s competition watchdog has failed in its attempt to force legal penalties on Air New Zealand and Garuda Indonesia as part of a broader action against airlines over alleged collusion in freight pricing. An Australian federal court ruled in ...
November 3rd
Major U.S. airline strategies such as strict capacity discipline and growth through upgauging rather than adding aircraft or flights continues to create opportunities for ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs). “Airports are generally thirsty for more volu...
November 3rd
Hawaiian Airlines has made clear that it will not sit on the sidelines while American Airlines and Delta Air Lines duke it out over access to Tokyo’s close-in Haneda airport. read more
November 3rd
While Japan Airlines saw its profits slip slightly in the six months through September, falling fuel prices have prompted the carrier to raise its profitability guidance for its full fiscal year. JAL reported net income of ¥80.3 billion ($719.4 millio...
November 3rd
To list an event, send information in calendar format to Donna Thomas at donna.thomas@aviationweek.com. (Bold type indicates new calendar listing.)   Nov. 3-5—APEX Asia Conference, Hong Kong, http://apex.aero/Events/RegionalConferences/Upcoming...
November 3rd
For a complete list of Aviation Week’s upcoming events, and to register, visit www.aviationweek.com/events Nov. 4-6—MRO Asia, Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore Nov. 19-20—A&D Programs, Wigwam Resort, Liltchfi...
November 3rd
International Airlines Group (IAG) continues to outperform its legacy peers and has increased its full-year earnings guidance on the back of a 30% hike in third-quarter operating profit.  IAG—which comprises British Airways (BA), Iberia and low...
News from FlightGlobal
October 31st
​Russia has delivered the last of 63 Mi-17 transport helicopter purchased by the US Defense Department on behalf of the Afghan National Army.
October 31st
​Sikorsky and subsidiary PZL Mielec have revealed that they will not submit a bid for the Polish armed forces’ 70-strong utility helicopter tender if the terms of the acquisition are not amended.
October 31st
Corrosion problems that resulted in the postponed delivery of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s NH Industries’ NH90 helicopter has cost the Dutch Department of Defence in excess of €100 million ($126 million), parliament has heard.
October 31st
​Austerity-gripped European countries would love China’s problems. As Beijing turns down the inflationary heat, Asia’s biggest economy will grow about 7% this year – much less than the double-digit rates of recent years, but eye-watering by Western standa...
October 30th
​The US Marine Corps still plans on having 10 war-ready Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II jets by July 1, 2015, but the loss of 45 flight testing days may mean that long-emphasised date will slip by days or weeks.
October 30th
​A Beechcraft King Air 200 crashed onto the top of a FlightSafety International building on 30 October near the Mid-Continent International airport in Wichita, Kansas, killing at least four, injuring several others and leaving some missing, airport ...
October 30th
​Bombardier is continuing to keep the fate of the Learjet 85 programme in limbo
October 30th
​A NATS and Thales team has been awarded a £1.5 billion ($2.4 billion) contract to provide the UK Ministry of Defence with an upgraded air traffic management capability over a 22-year period.
October 30th
​The Mexican navy has ordered two more Airbus Defence and Space C295s to add to its four-strong fleet of the medium transports.
October 30th
​The Peruvian navy is to acquire five Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters through the Canadian government, four of which will be upgraded with an integrated mission system and one lined up for overhaul.
October 29th
Israel has decided to increase its acquisition of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighters by 25 aircraft, which will bring its fleet to 44 of the fifth-generation type.
October 29th
​Two historic rainstorms last April flooded Airbus’ partially-built factory rising in Mobile, Alabama, but will not delay the start of production in less than 12 months, says Airbus Americas president Barry Eccleston.
News from AviationNews
October 31st
(Reuters) – A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the...
October 31st
One person was killed and another suffered major injuries after an aircraft used by Virgin Galactic for space travel experimentation crashed Friday during a test flight, authorities confirmed. SpaceShipTwo, carried by carrier aircraft WhiteKnightTwo, laun...
October 31st
(Reuters) – As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion, accident investigators are looking closely at a potential first-stage engine problem. Technical data relayed from Orbita...
October 31st
Airline continues to grow its all-Airbus fleet with its newest member 31 October 2014 SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, has taken delivery of its first A330-300 becoming a new operator for the type. The wide-body aircraft arrived at C...
October 31st
Airline transitions to all-Boeing single-aisle fleet LUTON, United Kingdom, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Monarch Airlines today finalized an order for 30 737 MAX 8s worth more than $3.2 billion at current list prices. The order,...
October 30th
Belgian operator VLM Airlines and Moscow-based aircraft lessor Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) have today signed a Letter of Intent that will see the airline become the first European operator of the long-range Sukhoi Superjet 100 LR (SSJ100 LR) regional aircr...
October 30th
The delivery of Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopters to the Afghan National Army was completed in October 2014. Since the contract between Rosoboronexport and the US Department of Defense was signed in 2011, 63 helicopters produced at Kazan Helicopters...
October 30th
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has praised the deployment of South Korea’s FA-50 aircrafts on Thursday, while ordering the country’s military to remain at full readiness, Yonhap News Agency reported. “Now, our security situation is very grave”, Park...
October 30th
  Western Power Distribution (WPD) has signed a purchase agreement for a new EC135 P2e from Airbus Helicopters UK. The aircraft, selected against a demanding requirement, will join WPD’s four current EC135 P1s, making it one of the largest, independe...
October 30th
Alenia Aermacchi signed contract in Slovakia for two C-27J Spartan [ THIS IS A SUMMARY, READ MORE ON THE SITE ]
October 30th
Airbus enhances simulation training with FlightSafety simulator 30 October 2014 Airbus Training Center (ATC) in Miami has integrated a new A320 full-flight simulator. Produced by FlightSafety International, provider of aviation training, simulation equipm...
October 29th
777-300ER makes up the majority of airline’s fleet World’s largest operator of 777 endorses airplane’s efficiency, reliability and flexibility Boeing and Emirates Airline are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s 100th 777-300E...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
October 31st
In a single 24-hour period this week, Russia dispatched 19 combat aircraft — including “Bear” strategic bombers — to probe North Atlantic Treaty Organization air defenses. It also test-launched a ballistic missile in the Barents Sea, north of Sweden, that...
October 31st
Kabul has not asked for more Russian Mi-17 helicopters, a spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan Chris Belcher told RIA Novosti on Thursday. Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) ha...
October 31st
A US military expert believes North Korea has the ability to miniaturize nuclear warheads for its medium-range missiles, however Pyongyang does not appear to have technical capacity to conduct tests, Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday. “My analysis i...
October 31st
This week, Russian aircraft have probed NATO defenses to a degree unseen since the Cold War. Fighter aircraft from eight NATO members were reportedly scrambled to intercept more than two dozen aircraft just on Tuesday and Wednesday. As the Wall Street Jo...
October 31st
UK today said the Europe-backed Eurofighter could hold negotiations with India for the supply 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) if the talks for the multi-billion dollar deal with French major Dassault Aviation do not make progress. Making it ...
October 31st
The US Air Force's (USAF's) goal to make its new fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter combat aircraft operationally deployable in August 2016 has been imperilled by lawmakers' efforts to halt the service's plan to retire its Col...
October 31st
Canadian warplanes have begun flying combat missions over Iraq although no bombs have yet been dropped. CF-18 fighters and Canada’s surveillance spy planes and a refuelling tanker have all flown sorties over Iraq starting Thursday, sources say. The fighte...
October 29th
Moscow and Beijing are continuing talks on the delivery of Su-35 Flanker multirole fighters to China and the contract is currently being clarified, the deputy general manager of Russia’s arms export company said Wednesday. “Russia and China are continuing...
October 29th
Sweden recognized a state of Palestine on Thursday, describing the decision as a crucial step it hopes will lead the way for others. "In the light of the international law analysis, we see no reason to delay this decision," Swedish Foreign Minister Margot...
October 29th
As many as 12 Russian combat aircraft Su-27 and two combat training aircraft Su-27 will be deployed at the airfield in Bobruisk, BelTA learned from Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu on 29 October. “Next year we will deploy 12 combat air...