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News from Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 1st
More Bumps In The Road Likely The loss of the Orbital Antares launch vehicle and of SpaceShipTwo in the course of less than a week is certainly proof that spaceflight is complex and dangerous.  read more
December 1st
Heinrich Grossbongardt Earlier forecasts for business aviation in the Middle East may have been overly optimistic When the biennial Middle East Business Aviation Show opens on ...
December 1st
  AIDC (Aerospace Industrial Development Corp.) F-CK-1 The F-CK-1—also called the Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF)—is a light supersonic combat aircraft developed in the 1980s by Taiwan’s state-owned aerospace company AIDC. Powered ...
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
December 1st
Simulators upend training paradigm for the P-8A Poseidon Pilots learning to fly the P-8A Poseidon are spending a majority of their time in simulator-based training. read more
December 1st
F-35 training underpinned by simulation, not emulation Lockheed Martin says F-35 pilots are getting the education they need thanks to improved simulation technology incorporated into the program’s full-mission simula...
December 1st
Air Force RPA school strikes ideal mix of live and virtual training The Air Force’s training school for operators of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) sees surging demand for enrollment. read more
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
Eirtech working with paint manufacturers and OEMs to expand use of chromate-free paints read more
December 1st
When it comes to military combat aircraft, 2015 is supposed to mark a change from fourth- to fifth-generation aircraft in the U.S. read more
December 1st
Recycling or reusing is usually the end-game of a completed process. But for StandardAero Military and Component Sector in Cincinnati, a proactive approach to cutting MRO waste is happening on the front end. read more
December 1st
India’s space program targets Sun, Moon and Mars India’s space program has ambitious goals, including new missions to the Moon and Mars, and improved Earth-observation, communications and GPS capabilities read m...
News from FlightGlobal
November 24th
​Japan has announced plans to purchase a fleet of Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotors and has included funding for the aircraft in its 2015 defense budget.
November 24th
VIP business aviation services provider Al Jaber Aviation is gearing up  to launch the Middle East’s first point-to-point, branded air taxi service in early December and  hopes to expand the operation into Europe within the next 18 months.
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.
News from AviationNews
November 24th
The Soyuz spacecraft launched from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan last night safely docked with the International Space Station this morning, delivering ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and her crewmates to the weightless research centre where they...
November 24th
(AFP) Britain on Monday announced it had signed a contract with US manufacturer Lockheed Martin to buy the first of 14 F-35B combat jets. The four Lightning II stealth combat aircraft will operate from both of the Royal Navy’s forthcoming new aircra...
November 24th
The propeller-bladed regional aircraft manufacturer ATR is pleased to announce that it has obtained certification for the very latest innovations developed for the avionics of the ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600s from the European Aviation Safety Agency. The n...
November 24th
Deal marks customer’s first order for largest A320 Family member 24 November 2014 Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This is the first time Frontier has ordered the largest member of the Air...
November 22nd
Twelve aircraft to be acquired in multi-year programme. Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by the French Ministry of Defence to supply 12 A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the French Air Force. The first delivery is fores...
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...
News from CombatAircraft.com News
November 23rd
Competition for Seoul’s project to procure four aerial tankers is heating up as contenders highlight the ways they can help enhance South Korea’s air defense with several months to go until the announcement of the winner. Currently three competitors ? Boe...
November 23rd
As Tyler Rogoway predicted since the very first blurry images of J-31 hit the internet, China's youngest stealth project was meant for export as much as for PLAAF use. Pakistan is now said to be beyond the initial discussion phase for buying the stealth j...
November 23rd
France's Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA) declined comment on Monday on a media report that said France could soon sell at least two dozen Rafale combat jets to Qatar. Europe 1 radio reported France was in "very advanced negotiations" to sell a tranche of at l...
November 23rd
When Textron AirLand first announced the Scorpion—a lightweight surveillance and strike aircraft—last year, it raised a few eyebrows. Now the American company is talking about the first two potential customers for the diminutive jet. Namely, Nigeria and t...
November 23rd
Defence minister Philip Dunne said the deal will “cement the central role of Norfolk in military aviation.” RAF Marham will play a key role in maintaining the new UK fleet, with the planes expected to be in the service for 30 years. Last month it was anno...
November 23rd
The Marine Corps' most unique aircraft is going to get a bigger punch. A Marine Corps planning document shows that officials want to arm the MV-22B Osprey with more weapons so the aircraft can support the service's new crisis response forces that carry ou...
November 22nd
Outside Nato’s headquarters in Brussels, the national flags of 28 member states fly in a proud circle. Even after decades of defence cuts, these countries still account for 58 per cent of global military spending, giving Nato more firepower than any other...
November 22nd
More than 900 people have been killed by US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) militant group in two months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Saturday. "SOHR documented the death of 910 people since the U.S led coalition started...
November 22nd
China appears to be flexing its considerable military muscle, building a massive island that could host an airstrip in an area of the South China Sea that has become a source of regional tension over disputed territorial claims. IHS Jane’s said satellite ...
November 22nd
With procurement funds steadily shrinking, requirements are markedly informed by budgetary constraints rather than mandated by capability considerations. Consequently, innovative and cost-efficient solutions are increasingly sought and valued. This is par...