Saab has begun manufacturing seven aft fuselage section for T-7A advanced trainers ordered by the United States Air Force (USAF). “Saab started assembly production on January 10, 2020 of its (aft fuselage) section of the T-7A aircraft, the advanced trainer developed and produced together with Boeing for the USAF,” the company...
Boeing announced on Tuesday that it is targeting the return of the grounded 737 MAX airplanes to the sky for mid-2020. “We are informing our customers and suppliers that we are currently estimating that the ungrounding of the 737 MAX will begin during mid-2020,” the company said in a statement
Qatar Airways yesterday announced the launch of flights connecting Doha with Lyon (France) which together with flights to Paris and Nice, is seen as payback for the tiny Gulf nation buying Rafale fighter from Dassault. Doha has ordered 36 Rafale jets: 24 for $7 Billion in 2015 and 12 more for
The first flying prototype of Russia's Ilyushin IL-96-400M has arrived for its final assembly at the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO) plant. "The IL-96-400M first flight prototype has arrived to the final assembly shop," manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation announced earlier this week
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has contracted Dassault Aviation to integrate three of its Falcon 8X aircraft with Thales CUGE universal electronic warfare capability, under the Archange program launched to strengthen France's signals intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities. “The contract awarded on 30 December 2019, covers the first two aircraft on the...
The US Department of Defense awarded Lockheed Martin $3 billion to supply 50 C-130J Super Hercules planes. The company had won $1
Iran has admitted that its military shot down the Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) flight that
The reason behind Ukrainian Boeing 737 crash that killed all of the 176 onboard the aircraft on Tuesday remains shrouded in mystery- was it a technical glitch or did Iran “accidently” shoot it down as claimed by the US and its allies? The Ukraine International Airlines flight, PS752, crashed near Tehran minutes after take-off. Turbulence in the Middle East reached unprecedented heights when a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in US drone strikes just outside Baghdad airport on January 3
A 45-member Ukrainian State Investigative Commission team which arrived in Tehran today is holding talks with Iranian authorities to jointly decode the black box of the downed Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737-800. "At the moment, we are holding effective diplomatic negotiations with the Iranian side, there is every reason to hope for cooperation on all issues, including the participation of our commission in deciphering the recordings from the black boxes of our aircraft," Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov on his Facebook page, Ukrainian media reported
All 170 passengers and crew on board a Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft are feared dead when the plane crashed soon after takeoff from Tehran International Airport this morning. Irans Red Crescent has said there was no chance of finding survivors, and Pir Hossein Kulivand, an Iranian emergency official, later told state TV all those on board were killed in the crash
Russias flagship air carrier Aeroflot has received first five of the total 100 ordered Sukhoi SSJ100 regional jetliners, manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced on Wednesday. “The first five Superjet aircraft were delivered to Russias Aeroflot,” UAC
The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) signed an agreement for co-production of Chinese commercial aircraft. It is not yet known what type of CATIC commercial aircraft could be manufactured in Pakistan