AAR Defense Systems & Logistics To Provide Logistics Support For Afghanistan’s C-130H...

July 4, 2019 @ 06:48 AM

AAR Defense Systems & Logistics has won a $210 million contract for C-130H contractor logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force. This contract will provide the Afghanistan Air Force with full C-130H contractor logistics support to include maintenance and repair, as well as on the job training for local Afghan nationals,...

China offers Two-seat Fighter Trainer FC-1B for International Sales

June 28, 2019 @ 09:46 AM

China has offered its two-seat fighter-trainer FC-1B for international sales by showing its model at the Paris Air Show last week. It is not known at what stage of development the FC-1B is

Mitsubishi Buys Bombardier Regional Jet Business for $550M

June 26, 2019 @ 08:18 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has signed a deal to buy Bombardier Inc.'s regional jet business for $550 million

China Tests Heavy Cargo Drop by Unmanned Airplane

June 24, 2019 @ 08:55 AM

China last week tested a heavy cargo airdrop by an unmanned single-engine biplane. The test marks the first ever airdrop in China of cargo weighing more than 500 kilograms on a flight distance of more than 500 kilometers with an unmanned transport aircraft, CCTV quoted Li Ruixing, the president of the...

India To Buy 10 Additional Boeing P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft For $3

June 24, 2019 @ 07:34 AM

A $3 billion deal for the purchase of 10 Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft has been approved by the Indian MoD 's procurement committee, along with other defense deals which will bring the total spending to $10 billion are in the pipeline for the next two-three years with the US. “The...

Israeli Air Force Grounds Hercules Cargo Planes, Boeing 707 planes

June 21, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has grounded Hercules cargo planes and Boeing 707 planes used for airborne refuelling following investigation into an accident early this year in which a C-130 Hercules cargo plane rolled off runway. In January, the Lockheed Martin plane rolled approximately 100 meters into a ditch at the Nevatim Airbase in southern Israel, lightly injuring the two civilian workers

Israeli Startup Unveils World's First Electric Passenger Airplane

June 20, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

An electric-powered airplane christened “Alice,” capable of carrying nine passengers with a 650 miles range and having cruising speed of 276 mph has been unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2019 by its developer, Israeli firm, Eviation. “Operating at a fraction of the costs of conventional jetliners, our Alice will redefine how people travel regionally and usher in a new era of flying that is quieter, cleaner and cost effective,” Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said

Mitsubishi Signs MoU to Sell 15 SpaceJet M100 Aircraft to North American

June 20, 2019 @ 08:35 AM

Mitsubishi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a North American airline to commence formal negotiations regarding the sale of 15 SpaceJet M100 aircraft at the Paris Air Show 2019. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2024, the company said in a statement Wednesday

Elbit Systems to Supply Counter-measures for the German A400M Planes

June 19, 2019 @ 10:07 AM

Elbit Systems has won a $73 million contract from Diehl Defence to provide J-MUSIC Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems for the German Air Forces Airbus A400M aircraft.The contract will be performed over a four-year period, the company said in a statement Wednesday

Russian Illyushin to Deliver Beriev Amphibious Aircraft to US, Chilean Customers

June 18, 2019 @ 09:28 AM

Russian Illyushin to Deliver Beriev Amphibious Aircraft to US, Chilean Customers Russias Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft have been ordered by the AMerican firm Seaplane Global Air Services, and Chile at the Paris Air Show 2019 being held in the French city of Le Bourget. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled to take place in 2020-2021

Russian MC-21 Aircraft Completes Second EASA Certification Tests

June 17, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

Russias MC-21 aircraft successfully underwent the second certification tests by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). During the certification tests, EASA experts evaluated the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft in various modes at altitudes till 12,000 m

Sanctions-hit Russian firm, AeroKomposzite Develops Composite Wings for MC-21 Airliner

June 11, 2019 @ 02:06 PM

Russian MC-21 airliner program which had been delayed due to American sanctions on acquiring composite technology has moved back on track with a Russia-based AeroKompozite announcing the development of wings and other structures made from composites. The announcement was made by United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) which is the lead agency for developing the passenger plane on its Twitter account Monday