Boeing to Include ‘Disagree Alert’ on all 737 MAX airplanes

April 30, 2019 @ 09:48 AM

All Boeing 737 MAX production aircraft will have an activated and operable disagree alert and an optional angle of attack indicator. As the MAX returns to the air after recent software modifications are approved and certified, customers with previously delivered MAX airplanes will have the ability to activate the disagree alert...

IAF’s Military Transport Aircraft Procurement Plan Moves Forward

April 15, 2019 @ 09:10 AM

Indian Air Forces (IAFs) plan to procure Airbus C-295 Military Transport Aircraft has taken a step forward with the IAF having completed negotiations and discussions. “Negotiations for the C-295 deal have been completed,” a senior defence official was quoted as saying by

China’s AVIC Plans Airplane Cabin Manufacturing Plant in Croatia

April 10, 2019 @ 05:21 AM

Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC), China state-owned civil and military plane manufacturer plans to set up a plant in the European country of Croatia. AVIC makes several civilian airplanes and has big plans to get into the global market for single and double aisle airliners challenging the traditional dominance of...

Ilyushin Il-112V Military Transport Aircraft Targets An-32 Replacement Market

April 1, 2019 @ 01:31 PM

The Russian Ilyushin Il-112V military transport aircraft which performed its first flight on Saturday is targeting the replacement market for the An-32 class of aircraft, one of the most popular transport planes of the Soviet Era. "An Il-112V light military transport aircraft performed its maiden flight successfully," the press service said...

Russian MoD To Buy Over 100 Upgraded Il-76 Military Aircraft in 10

March 23, 2019 @ 10:13 AM

Russian Ministry of Defense has announced its plan to acquire over 100 Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A military aircraft before 2030. “This is the main aircraft in Defense Ministrys plans

Leonardo to Configure C-27J For Fire-fighting Capability

March 19, 2019 @ 06:05 PM

Leonardo is looking to configure the C-27J to make the aircraft better capable of fire-fighting operations to expand its multirole capabilities. The C-27J fire-fighter has a roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace for airborne fire-fighting technology and capability, the company said in a statement Tuesday

Third Iteration of Irkut's MC-21 Completes Maiden Flight

March 16, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

The third iteration of the Irkut MC-21-300 aircraft has completed its maiden flight, at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 kmph, the company said in a statement Saturday

China to Debut One or More Y-20 Variant Aircraft This Year

March 13, 2019 @ 11:27 AM

China is developing several types of variants of Y-20 large transport aircraft, including an aerial tanker and early warning aircraft. One or more Y-20 aircraft variant is expected to debut this year

Zambian Air Force Receives New Presidential Jet

March 13, 2019 @ 10:05 AM

The Zambian Air Force has taken delivery of a new Gulfstream G650 VIP transport aircraft from Israel. The aircraft arrived in the Zambian capital Lusaka via Israel late last month

Boeing Developing Software Update to Manage 737 MAX Woes

March 12, 2019 @ 01:24 PM

Boeing has been developing a flight control software enhancement for the 737 MAX for the past several months and in the aftermath of Lion Air Flight 610 crash “designed to make an already safe aircraft even safer.” This includes updates to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) flight control law, pilot displays, operation manuals and crew training

China Develops New Electronic Warfare Aircraft

March 11, 2019 @ 12:15 PM

China has developed a new electronic warfare (EW) aircraft with additional antenna to gather intelligence near the South China Sea and East China Sea. "The new aircraft could gather intelligence and electronic data in the South China Sea and East China Sea on whatever comes near," Wei Dongxu, a Chinese military analyst, told the Global Times on Thursday

Harris Corp Wins $44M for Electronic Jammers On Kuwaiti F/A-18s

March 9, 2019 @ 07:23 AM

American company Harris Corp has won a $43.2 million modification contract for additional electronic warfare equipment on Kuwait's F/A-18s fleet