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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
April 1st
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April 1st
If we were to tag the last 24 months in business aviation with a name, it in all probability would be the “Years of the Business Jets.” – B&CA Staff Looking at flying hours, business aviation accounts for about 40% o...
April 1st
Three Textron Aviation service centers have gained certification to repair and service King Air aircraft, the company said. Its company-owned service centers in Sacramento, California, Mesa, Arizona, and Paris have gained certification for Beechcraft King...
April 1st
HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance GmbH, based in Germany, was granted Repair Station Approval by the FAA, which will allow it to offer maintenance, repair and overhaul services to operators of N-registered aircraft worldwide and grow its customer base, it said....
April 1st
​Continental Motors Group has announced that its six-cylinder engine that will run on alternative fuels, the IO-360-AF (Alternative Fuel) engine, has received type certification from the FAA.The engine is certified for standard 100LL as well as for 91UL a...
April 1st
Becker Avionics, based in Miramar, Florida, has introduced a new ADS-B tracking and surveillance system for flight and ground operations. The system is called ATLASS, for ADS-B Traffic Localization and Surveillance System, a traffic monitoring system that...
April 1st
Piaggio Aerospace completed the first flight  of its first fully configured P.1HH HammerHead unmanned aerial vehicle in December. The HammerHead — an unmanned version of the P.180 Avanti executive turboprop — made its first flight on Dec....
April 1st
Flight evaluations of Safe Flight Instrument Corp.’s new Icing Conditions Detector (ICD) by a jet and a piston aircraft manufacturer are expected to conclude soon and production begin. “We have a contract to deliver starting this year,” ...
April 1st
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will begin a large-scale runway construction and rehabilitation project beginning in March. The construction will take place in five stages and is expected to be completed in 2017. Phase one includes the closure of ...
April 1st
The first simulator for Honda Aircraft Co.’s new HondaJet aircraft has been delivered and is being installed at its headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. The installation is underway as Honda Aircraft expects FAA type certification on the very...
April 1st
Purdue is expanding its propulsion laboratory for research directed at reducing fuel consumption and emissions for the next generation of jet engines. Expansion will include test cells to support laser-based measurements in a building to be constructed ne...
April 1st
​A New Delhi fixed base operator is the first to be certified under the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling, or IS-BAH. SRC Aviation was the first FBO to become certified to the new standard, a voluntary, performance-based program for gr...
News from FlightGlobal
March 30th
​A futuristic fleet of speedier and more survivable rotorcraft are at least 15 years away, but US Army aviation officials are not willing to wait that long to start addressing a long list of perceived needs.
March 30th
​The US Army is laying plans to revamp the CH-47F Chinook with a series of major upgrades over the next 15-20 years as the current multi-year production deal expires in Fiscal 2019.
March 30th
​Peru has received its first of four C-27J Spartans from Alenia Aermacchi, with the type to undertake tasks including passenger and cargo transport, humanitarian relief flights, search and rescue missions and fire-fighting, the European manufacturer says.
March 30th
​Airbus has delivered the first production example of its winglet-equipped C295 medium transport, which it says will benefit from extended-range performance and also give operators a 4% increase in fuel efficiency.
March 30th
​Epic Aircraft is preparing the first E1000 single-engined turboprop for its first flight in June and plans to deliver the first of the six-seat, high-speed types early next year.
March 30th
​New Delhi will proceed with the Airbus A330 as the platform for its ambitious Airborne Warning and Control System India (AWACS India) programme.
March 30th
​Heli Offshore, the new safety body covering the global offshore rototcraft sector, believes it has made significant progress during its first six months of existence, despite downward cost pressures on its members and turmoil at one of its founder operat...
March 30th
​A SpyLite mini unmanned air vehicle with a launch weight of 9kg (19.8lb) has achieved a communication range of 65nm (120km), which its manufacturer claims is a new world record for this category of system
March 30th
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been selected as the preferred bidder in South Korea’s proposed KFX fighter programme to build an indigenous fighter.
March 29th
​An Air Canada Airbus A320 has come off the runway after landing at Halifax International airport in Nova Scotia, in an incident which  has seen 23  passengers and crew sustain non-life threatening injuries.
March 27th
​A newly-awarded provisional type certificate for the HA-420 HondaJet moves the North Carolina-based manufacturer a major stiep closer in its 12-year-long quest of entering the light business jet market.
March 27th
​Bombardier’s new chief executive appeared to disclose a new delay for first delivery of the CS100 at a press conference in Montreal on 27 March, but a company spokeswoman says there has been no change.
News from AviationNews
March 30th
  We are closely following developments in the investigation of the Germanwings 9525 tragedy. Safety is the top priority of everyone involved in the aviation industry. We are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible event. “Words cannot adequatel...
March 30th
  Thai authorities Monday said they would use special powers under junta rule to “urgently” improve airline safety as several carriers face bans on new international flights following concerns raised by a UN aviation agency. The Internati...
March 30th
Second new operator to launch service with Q400 aircraft in Africa in 2015 Technologically advanced Q400 aircraft chartered from DAC Aviation to provide service to new coastal destinations Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed Nairobi, Kenya-based...
March 30th
  Thanks to the winglets, the C295W will be able to transport more payload to a longer distance with around a 4% fuel savings, even in hot and high conditions. The Mexican Navy has specified the winglets for two C295s, for which the order was already...
March 30th
March 30th, 2015 – Embraer announced today a firm order for 15 E175s and two E190s from KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional subsidiary. The contract for the 17 E-Jets also includes an option for 17 additional E-Jets for KLM Cityhopper or Air France regional su...
March 30th
Premier, business-class seating in dual-class-configured aircraft allows Arik Air to increase network service on its most popular business routes in West Africa Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Arik Air of Lagos, Nigeria has placed the ...
March 29th
We have added a new museum with photo gallery to our museum website www.aviationmuseum.eu. Ramey Air Force Base Museum 572 Ave Ing Orlando Alarcon, Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 00604   [ THIS IS A SUMMARY, READ MORE ON THE SITE ]...
March 29th
Air Canada flight AC624, an Airbus A320 C-FTJP, that was involved in an incident upon landing at Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia. The incident occurred at approximately 24:43 AT Sunday March 29 (23:43 ET March 28). It’s believed the A320 slamme...
March 27th
  The European Union’s aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in alone to cr...
March 27th
  First Asian airline to operate all three members of 787 family Boeing [NYSE:BA] and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today finalized an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at approximately $900 million at list prices. With this order, originally ann...
March 27th
Newest aircraft to join seven Lakotas already modified to training configuration HERNDON, Va. (March 26, 2015) – Airbus Group yesterday delivered to the U.S. Army the first UH-72A Lakota helicopter to come off the Airbus Helicopters Inc. production line c...
March 27th
3/27/2015 – RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft and approximately 200 Airmen as the first Air National Guard theater security package in Europe to support Operation Atlantic Resolve this week. The ai...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
March 30th
A dark night without electricity turned bright as mid-day Monday as jets bombed what apparently was a storage area for Scud missiles in the Faj Attan district of Yemen’s capital. Balls of fire shot into the air and thunderous blasts shook the city as airc...
March 30th
Capable of tracking nearly 100 vehicles at once, the Chinese military has launched its new airborne early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C), taking to the skies with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
March 30th
Since last Thursday, the bombings have been targeting Houthi rebels and troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. According to local residents speaking to Reuters, the airstrikes have largely targeted the area around the presidential palace. F...
March 30th
Defense News reports that five Antonov AN-32 military transport aircraft have gone missing in Ukraine. According to an Indian Air Force official, the last five out of 40 AN-32s undergoing upgrades at the Kiev-based Antonov State Company have become “untra...
March 30th
The South Korean military preliminarily selected Korea Aerospace Industries on Monday as a partner in its $7.7 billion project to develop its own advanced jet fighter with technological help from the American military contractor Lockheed Martin.
March 30th
Korea Aerospace Industries has been chosen the preferred bidder for the KF-X fighter project aimed at filling a vacuum as a result of about 100 old fighter jets being decommissioned later this decade. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration made th...
March 30th
The Air Force ’s Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program should be decided in the next few months. Easily the biggest undecided defense competition in the world, LRS-B should result in 75-100 new bombers worth at least $50 billion in revenue, plus much m...
March 30th
Nigeria’s military is acquiring new and second-hand hardware for all three branches of service as it battles Boko Haram insurgents on land and maritime insecurity and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. Over the last couple of years, Nigeria has received armou...
March 30th
Even as sequestration budget cuts loom over US Army aviation, helicopter modernization plans are driving numerous requirements, officials said at an industry conference here. Army officials portrayed Army aviation as active around the globe, with a need t...
March 29th
American and Ukrainian specialists will fly over the territory of Russia and Belarus under the Treaty on Open Skies on March 30 — April 4, Sergei Ryzhkov, head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center has announced. "Within the framework of the ...