US Navy to get UC-12W Military Transport Plane

March 3, 2020 @ 06:33 AM

The United States Navy has awarded Textron Aviation $14.3 million to modify its Beechcraft King Air 350C Cargo Slick aircraft to UC-12W military transport plane

T-7A Advanced Jet Trainer’s Engine Shut Down, Restarted Mid-air

February 28, 2020 @ 10:14 AM

Boeing announced it conducted an engine air start with the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer as part of the types testing programme. The T-7As only engine, GE 404, was turned off for 48 seconds when the aircraft was flying at an altitude of 20,000 feet, Boeing said in a

China Develops Tanker, AEW Variants of Y-20 Transport Plane

February 26, 2020 @ 07:39 AM

China plans public debut of Y-20 transport planes aerial refuelling variant soon, even as it develops another Aerial Early Warning (AEW) version and plans on a third Electronic Warfare Y-20 plane. "The Y-20 cargo plane has variants like the Y-20 aerial tanker and Y-20 AEW aircraft

Japan to Manufacture Aircraft Parts in Malaysia

February 24, 2020 @ 11:20 AM

Japan is working out a plan to manufacture aircraft parts in Malaysia, besides training aviation industry personnel in the country. If materialised, it will be Japans first such cooperation with an Asian country

Thai Air Force Lists Fighter Jet, Other Procurement Programs in White Paper

February 20, 2020 @ 03:11 PM

Replacement for F-16 fighter jets, L-39s trainers; upgrade of Saab Early Warning System; purchase of transport, VIP, helicopters and unmanned aircraft besides spy satellites figure in the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)

Airbus Unveils Blended Wing Aircraft Demonstrator at Singapore Airshow

February 11, 2020 @ 07:55 AM

Airbus unveiled MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator on Tuesday at the Singapore Airshow (February 11-16). At 2 metres long and 3

Airbus A320 Production Could Take a Hit as Company Shuts Chinese Facility:...

February 5, 2020 @ 04:51 PM

European Airbus' decision to shut down its facility in China's Tianjin as a precautionary measure to contain 2019-nCoV Coronavirus spread, could affect the production rate of A320 single-aisle jetliners. "China domestic and worldwide travel restrictions are posing some logistical challenges

US Coast Guard Takes Delivery of First HC-130J Plane With Block 8.1...

February 4, 2020 @ 07:09 PM

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Block 8.1 upgrade HC-130J to the US Coast Guard which "Lockheed Martin representatives joined U

Chinese Arms Manufacturers Halt Work over Coronavirus Fright

February 4, 2020 @ 06:11 AM

Major Chinese arms manufacturers, including those working on the third aircraft carrier and the J-15 fighter jets have stopped work indefinitely owing to fears of spreading the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Wuhan city, Hubei Province where the coronavirus reportedly originated, is home to many Chinese weapons and equipment design and manufacturing institutes, such as the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co Ltd, which builds submarines, the Naval University of Engineering, which is developing advanced naval technologies like the electromagnetic catapult, railgun, full electric propulsion, and submarine-related technologies, state-owned Global Times reported

Chinese PLA Commissions 3-seat Gyroplane for Border Patrol in Tibet region

February 3, 2020 @ 06:08 AM

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently commissioned its 3-seater gyroplane is expected to be deployed as a patrol vehicle along China's southwestern Tibet region mainly bordering India and Nepal, state media reported. The new Lieying gyroplane, ‘Falcon is equipped with three seats instead of two in earlier models and has a more powerful engine with 135 horsepower and a rotor blade measuring 8

Leonardo Delivers First 2 C-27J Transport to Kenya Air Force

January 31, 2020 @ 07:58 AM

Leonardo delivered the first two C-27J military transport aircraft at a ceremony in Nairobi on Thursday. The handover ceremony was presided over by the Kenyan President, Leonardo posted on its Twitter account

Kawasaki Delivers First Fan Drive Gear for Airbus A220's Engine

January 24, 2020 @ 09:22 AM

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has delivered the first Fan Drive Gear System (FDGS) to be fitted in the engine of Airbus A220 narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners. Kawasaki participates in the PW1500G and PW1900G Geared Turbofan engine (GTF) programs for regional jet aircraft as a Risk & Revenue Sharing Partner with Pratt & Whitney (P&W)