P&W Engines Passes Tests, Grounded Swiss Airbus 220s to Resume Operations

October 16, 2019 @ 01:00 PM

Swiss airlines on Wednesday stated its fleet of Airbus A220 jets, grounded following problems with Pratt & Whitney engines, would resume operations on October 17. On Tuesday morning, a flight from Geneva to London Heathrow was rerouted to Paris due to engine issues, following which Switzerlands national airlines suspended operations of...

Bizarre-looking Rotorcraft is China’s Special Ops Stealth Gyroplane

October 8, 2019 @ 05:27 PM

A bizarre-looking two-seater rotorcraft showcased in Chinas National Day parade last week is actually a special operations reconnaissance/assault gyroplane that can glide in on its unsuspecting target. The gyroplane was officially revealed today as belonging to a special warfare equipment group formation that marched in the parade to celebrate the 70th...

Airbus To Invest $2.5Bn In Turkey Next Year

October 5, 2019 @ 05:18 AM

European firm Airbus is expected to invest around $2.5 billion in Turkey next year, Cahit Turhan, Turkish Transport and Infrastructure Minister said at Kayseri airbase while a ceremony to kick-start retrofit agreement for A400M plane was being held

Hackers Target Airbus via Subcontractors for Engine Data

September 28, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

Hackers seeking data on Airbus Engines for the A400M and A350 aircraft have intruded Airbuss computer networks via some of its subcontractors. An AFP report quoting unnamed security sources suggests that the industrial espionage activity is controlled from China

Pentagon Awards Northrop 2 USAF Contracts Worth $2Bn for GPS Systems, E-8C...

September 28, 2019 @ 07:22 AM

Northrop Grumman has won two separate contracts worth $1.9 Billion combined for Embedded GPS Inertial Navigation System Modernization (EGI/EGI-M), and E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft

Parts Life Firm to Supply ‘Distinct’ Peculiar Support Equipment for Japanese &...

September 27, 2019 @ 04:55 AM

Parts Life Inc has won a $13 million contract for 13 distinct types of peculiar support equipment (PSE) for V-22 aircraft; Combo V in support of the V-22 Osprey and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force MV-22B Block C tiltrotor aircraft program. PSE is in support of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, and the government of Japan

L-3 Communications To Support US Navy’s T-45 Trainers

September 27, 2019 @ 04:40 AM

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace has won a $180.4 million modification contract to support United States Navys T-45 land-based training jet aircraft

Russian MC-21 Airliner Lands in Istanbul After First International Flight

September 16, 2019 @ 11:14 AM

The Russian MC-21 airliner will be displayed for the first time outside Russia at the Teknofest Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival (TIATF) to begin tomorrow in the Turkish capital in which it arrived today marking its first international flight. The aircraft flew from Zhukovsky airfield outside Moscow earlier and arrived in Istanbul after a three hour flight earlier today

Turkey Mulls Buying Firefighter Planes from Russia - Turkey News

September 10, 2019 @ 07:27 AM

Turkey is contemplating buying Beriev Be-200 firefighter planes and a senior official has reportedly flown to Moscow on September 9 in order to examine the aircraft, Turkish media have reported. “I am going to Russia on Monday to look into Russian firefighters planes

Russian Man Stole GE Aviation secrets to Develop Large Aircraft engine :...

September 7, 2019 @ 03:26 PM

A Russian man has been accused of stealing jet engine technology from America's GE Aviation to help Russia's Aviadvigatel, part of state-owned UEC, design jet engine gearboxes for a large aircraft. The US Justice Department announced on Thursday that it arrested the Russian man Alexander Yuryevich Korshunov, 57, and a former director for GE Aviation's Italian subsidiary named Maurizio Paolo Bianchi, 59, for the theft of jet engine technology from 2013-2018

DynCorp to Support Over 350 Beechcraft Aircraft of US Navy

September 6, 2019 @ 07:19 AM

DynCorp International has won a $88.7 million modification contract to provide organizational, intermediate and depot-level maintenance and logistics support to over 300 Beechcraft aircraft belonging to the US Navy

Brazil Gets First of 28 Ordered Embraer KC-390 Aircraft

September 5, 2019 @ 07:51 AM

Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has formally received the first of its 28 ordered Embraer KC-390 multi-mission aircraft, set to replace Brazil's ageing fleet of C-130 Hercules planes. The KC-390 was developed as a joint project between the FAB and Embraer after Brazil sealed a deal for 28 Embraer aircraft and initial logistical support in 2014