Singapore-based Clermont Acquires Israeli Electric Aircraft Developer, Eviation

September 3, 2019 @ 12:05 PM

Singapore-based Clermont Group acquired 70% equity stake in Israeli electric aircraft development company Eviation. Eviation is striving to become the first-to-market manufacturer of an all-electric propulsion aircraft, named Alice

Irkut Corp Starts Preparations for Mass Production of MC-21 Airliner

August 29, 2019 @ 09:29 AM

Irkut Corp of Russia has started tooling, raw material sourcing and other preparations for the mass-production of the MC-21-300 passenger aircraft even as the airliner is undergoing its final set of certification tests. Ravil Hakimiv, General Director of Irkut together other company executives said during a press conference at MAKS 2019...

Russian Firm To Cancel Boeing MAX Order, Demands $225M as Compensation

August 27, 2019 @ 05:39 PM

The order book of Boeing for MAX aircraft could shrink by 35 jets as Russia's Avia Capital Services is looking to cancel the order in addition to suing the US plane maker for $225 million compensation. The Moscow-based company has filed a lawsuit in the US claiming over $225 million from

Russia’s MC-21 Airliner to Debut at MAKS-2019

August 26, 2019 @ 12:13 PM

Irkut Corporation will present MC-21-300 new generation passenger aircraft for the first time at Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019. The aircraft participating the MAKS flying display is the FTV-1, which has performed maiden flight

Brazilian C-130 Hercules Planes To Douse Amazon Fire

August 26, 2019 @ 08:28 AM

Two Brazilian C-130 Hercules military planes have been sent to the Amazon state of Rondonia to put out the massive fire raging in the worlds largest tropical rain forest from over two weeks. The warplanes have been sent to dump thousands of gallons of water on the burning forests

Portugal Signs Contract to Buy 5 Embraer KC-390 Airlifters

August 23, 2019 @ 02:13 AM

The Portuguese Government and Embraer yesterday signed a contract for the acquisition of five multi-mission airlifters Embraer KC-390 whose delivery will start in 2023. Additionally, services and support and a flight simulator are included in the contract as part of the process to modernize Portuguese Air Force capabilities to support national Armed Forces operations and increase readiness in missions of public interest

Export Version of Il-112V Transport Aircraft to Debut at MAKS 2019

August 16, 2019 @ 11:26 AM

The export version of Il-112VE light military transport aircraft is set to make its debut at MAKS-2019 international air show to be held later this month. “At MAKS 2019, Russian manufacturers will be unveiling the fifth-generation Su-57E multi-role fighter jet and the Il-112VE light military transport aircraft, the hottest and most anticipated new products of recent years

USAF Grounds 123 Hercules Aircraft to Inspect Wing Joints

August 9, 2019 @ 09:25 AM

US Air Mobility Command has ordered the grounding 123 C-130 Hercules aircraft to inspect them for signs of cracking on the “rainbow fitting” joints that hold the aircrafts wings to the top of the fuselage. “Gen

USA To Support India’s C-17 Military Transport Planes for $670M

July 27, 2019 @ 07:25 AM

The United States (US) has approved Foreign Military Sale to India to support its fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft for an estimated cost of $670 million. According to a statement released by Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on Friday, Government of India had requested to buy equipment for C-17 follow-on support, to include spares and repair parts; support equipment; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; support and test equipment; US Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support

Portugal Orders 5 Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft

July 12, 2019 @ 07:08 AM

The Portuguese government has placed an order for 5 Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft, deliveries of which are scheduled to begin in 2023. “The Portuguese KC-390 will meet new interoperability requirements, in the areas of secure navigation, data and voice transmission that will allow the KC-390 to integrate joint operations in multinational alliances in which Portugal is integrated,” said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security

Indian Airbus A320Neo Pilots Can Train In The Country As FSTC’s Flight...

July 9, 2019 @ 09:37 AM

Indian pilots can undergo training to fly Airbus A320Neo aircraft in the country as Flight Simulation Technique Centres (FSTCs) full flight simulator has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval. Indian carriers with A320 neo fleet will no longer have to send their pilots abroad for getting the requisite training, the company said in a statement Monday

India To Give The Final Go-ahead To $1.7 Billion C-295 Transport Aircraft

July 8, 2019 @ 08:15 AM

India is likely to give the final nod for the $1.7 billion (INR 11,929 crore) contract to acquire 56 C-295 military transport aircraft as a replacement for the IAFs ageing Avro fleet