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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
October 20th
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October 20th
The National Business Aviation Association is preparing for its annual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition this week in Orlando, Florida, that it believes will be “every bit as strong” as last year’s event in Las Vegas, Nevada. M...
October 20th
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October 20th
SAVANNAH, Georgia — Gulfstream Aerospace’s new G500, which rolled out before an audience of 3,000 under its own power Oct. 14 alongside the mockup of the G600, is already capturing significant orders and options, including from the former Bomb...
October 20th
Oct. 21–23—NBAA 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014), Orlando, Fla., (703) 783-9000, (703) 783-9000, www.nbaa.org Oct. 22-24—20th Annual Cargo Aircraft Sysmposium, Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, www.re...
October 20th
Quest Aircraft Company has moved to build a presence in China with a dealership agreement and framework for limited assembly and eventual manufacturing of its Kodiak single-turboprop. Under the agreement, SkyView Aircraft (Jiangsu) Industry Company will s...
October 20th
HERB CHAHAL has joined Jet Aviation Singapore as sales director, Asia. Chahal is a 38-year industry veteran, the past 20 of which were spent with Bombardier. There he helped plan, establish and develop regional offices in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Af...
October 20th
Business jet flight operations in the U.S. and Canada are poised to improve again in October, building on the strongest September since the economic downturn in 2008, according to the latest data from business aircraft research specialist Argus. Argus, wh...
October 20th
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October 20th
GE Capital Aviation Services (Gecas) has announced it plans to acquire helicopter-leasing specialist Milestone Aviation Group in a takeover valued at $1.775 billion. The deal, announced on Oct. 13, is likely to shake up the fledgling helicopter-leasing bu...
October 20th
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS Model EC130B4 helicopters [Docket No. FAA-2014-0757; Directorate Identifier 2014-SW-030-AD; Amendment 39-17988; AD 2014-20-15] – supersedes AD 2012-02-13, which required inspecting certain areas of the tailboom/Fenestron junction ...
October 20th
For its latest large-cabin, long-range business jets, the G500 and G600, Gulfstream has moved away from its long-time engine supplier, Rolls-Royce, and left behind its original fuselage cross-section, as it did for the flagship ultra-long-range G650. The ...
News from FlightGlobal
October 20th
The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R combat helicopters has been delivered in-country from US Navy Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, where the squadron has been training alongside US personnel.
October 20th
Gama Charters, the US subsidiary of UK-based business aviation services provider Gama Aviation, is at NBAA marking a successful 12 months as the operating partner of Wheels Up.
October 20th
​Rockwell Collins is unveiling at NBAA the first major integration update and more details about the long-term strategy behind last year’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Arinc.
October 20th
After lifting veil on two new jets on 14 October, Gulfstream's next step will be to next explain major advances in how both aircraft will be manufactured.
October 20th
Honda Aircraft’s $4.5 million HondaJet remains on track for certification in the first quarter of 2015 with service entry of the light twinjet planned immediately afterwards.
October 20th
Bombardier’s Learjet 85 is making its debut at NBAA where the airframer is insisting that it is business as usual for midsize twinjet’s certification programme.
October 20th
​Textron Aviation is hinting that its longest-range jet now in development may not be quite long enough.
October 20th
The maker of the distinctive Avanti twin-pusher turboprop unveiled a new identity this morning at NBAA, changing its name from Piaggio Aero Industries to Piaggio Aerospace.
October 20th
​Boeing Business Jets president Capt Steve Taylor says he is quitting the organisation on a high, after net orders hit double figures this year for the first time since 2008.
October 20th
​GE Aviation announced on 20 October that the Passport engine for the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 will begin flight tests in early 2015.
October 20th
SyberJet Aircraft is showing off its SyberVision avionics suite and redesigned cockpit mock-up for the SJ30i light business jet for the first time at NBAA.
October 20th
​The government of Mexico has acquired a Boeing 787 for operation by its air force, with the aircraft to be configured for head of state and other VIP transport duties. Made earlier this year, the purchase will result in the service becoming the first mil...
News from AviationNews
October 20th
Important endorsement for Airbus’ leading single aisle aircraft Family India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo and its Co-Founders, Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe, have signed a Memorandum of Unders...
October 20th
Sustainable network and capacity growth to continue in spite of global challenges Emirates will continue with its growth trajectory, in spite of global challenges like regional political instability, pandemic health issues in Africa and softening economic...
October 20th
Demonstrating its rank as the maker of the fastest civil aircraft in the world, Cessna Aircraft Company announced today at the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition that the recently certified Citation X+ has set...
October 20th
AgustaWestland announced the signing of two training services contracts to support its Family of new generation helicopters. Bel Air of Denmark has signed a five years training contract featuring a comprehensive package of services including simulator tra...
October 20th
Introduces a new way to greater capacity, comfort and capability 20 October 2014 Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200, offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability and comfort of a widebo...
October 20th
The Russian military will add nine advanced communications satellites to its orbital grouping by 2020, a senior military commander said Monday. “By 2020, the orbital grouping of military communications satellites will be strengthened with nine modern sate...
October 18th
Nagoya, October 18, 2014 – Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation held a rollout ceremony for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), a next-generation regional jet, at the Komaki Minami Plant of MHI’s Nagoya Ae...
October 18th
Embraer performed the first metal cut of the E-jets E2, second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial jets, today, at its Évora plant in Portugal. The part is the wing stub forward pressure bulkhead of the first prototype of the E190-E2 jet, whose ...
October 17th
(Reuters) – The U.S. military landed its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California on Friday, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program, the Air Force sa...
October 17th
(Reuters) – Planemaker Airbus will cut production rates of its A330 plane to nine a month from 10 in the fourth quarter of 2015 as it switches to a revamped version of the jet, the A330neo. Airbus launched the A330neo at Britain’s Farnborough ...
October 17th
Argentina has successfully launched its first domestically designed and developed geostationary communications satellite Thursday, USA Today reported. “ARSAT-1 is on its way to space. What a thrill,” Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner wro...
October 17th
Transition towards A330neo 17 October 2014 Airbus has decided to adjust the production rate for its A330 Family from the current rate 10 to 9 aircraft a month in Q4 2015 as it transitions towards the A330neo. Since 2013, Airbus has been building 10 A330 F...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
October 19th
Lebanon is buying 18 upgraded UH-1H transport helicopters for about $10 million each (including training, spare parts and maintenanceequipment). Lebanon already has 23 older UH-1s. Lebanon uses its UH-1s for combat as well as transportation. For combat th...
October 19th
The U.S. military said it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds defending the northern Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State militants. That could strain U.S.-Turkish relations. The “first-of-its-kind” supply mission came as ...
October 19th
What qualities make a great fighter aircraft? Speed or maneuverability? Armament or ruggedness? How many enemies it shot down, or how often it managed to avoid being shot down? Perhaps it is all of these factors, or none. Maybe greatness is just being the...
October 19th
South Korea is threatening to break an agreement with BAE Systems to upgrade its fleet of KF-16s, opening a window of opportunity for competitor Lockheed Martin to reclaim its dominance in the lucrative F-16 upgrade market. The Defense Acquisition Program...
October 19th
Boeing Co. (BA) is revising its master schedule for developing the new U.S. Air Force aerial tanker, adding to uncertainty about a plane that already has run up an estimated $1 billion in excess costs for the contractor. The Air Force “has been continuall...
October 19th
The Swedish military has made three sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports a suspected Russian submarine is in the area. Rear Adm. Anders Grenstad said yesterday that the activity the armed forces had re...
October 19th
Against the backdrop of delays in several of its major projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told DRDO to speed up and complete its programmes in time as the world will not wait for it. Urging the country’s only defence research agency to give more...
October 19th
The military procurement agency signed a 7.3 trillion won ($7 billion) deal to purchase 40 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters for the Air Force's next-generation fighter (F-X), although it was previously informed of engine faults by the U.S., claimed a...
October 19th
China is building a fleet of a hundred large transport aircraft that will be able to deploy troops all around the world, according to a Russian military expert. In an article published Oct. 16 on the Russian Council website, Vasily Kashin, a China expert ...
October 18th
Reports of Islamic State (IS) pilots flying stolen jet fighters over the Syrian city of Aleppo have not been confirmed by coalition forces, the Pentagon said. "We do not have any operational reporting of ISIL flying jets in support of ISIL's activity on t...