The Indian Air Force will fly an aircraft operating on aviation turbine fuel blended with 10 per cent biofuel for the first time at the Republic Day Parade to be held on January 26, New Delhi, India. The parade will see An-32 biofuel-driven aircraft in formation lead by Squadron Leader Mehtab Sond of the Aircraft Systems Testing Establish-ment
Russias state-run United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will showcase Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft in Aero India Show-2019 scheduled between February 20-24 in Bangalore. “As India is now discussing the need to expand regional connectivity, we believe our Be-200 jet will fit into the new strategy very well as it can take off and land on water so it does not necessarily needs to be based at the airports,” the report quoted Sergei Ganin, Head of R&D Center of Beriev Aircraft Company, a unit of UAC as saying
Lockheed Martin C130J and Boeing A400 may find their way into Portugals plans to acquire military transport aircraft if the nation decides to abandon Embraer KC-390 purchase due to high pricing. The Chief of Portuguese Air Force General Staff (CEMFA) General Manuel Rolo said in the parliament on Wednesday that the state does not want to see beyond 830 million euros ($945 million)
Technodinamika has completed the fire protection and oxygen system units qualification test in December 2018 for civil aviation aircraft SSJ-100 and MC-21. “The fire protection system units will be sent to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft for additional certification tests in the SSJ-100 aircraft during the spring of 2019, under the import substitution program
State-owned Czech Republic company LOM Praha is purchasing four new L-39NG jet trainers for $49 million from Aero Vodochody. LOM Praha will be the launch customer for the L-39NG and has an option to buy two additional aircraft
Russia has appealed against a US decision to impose sanctions against Aerocomposit, a company tasked with making wings made from lightweight composite material for its MC-21-300 airliner project which is currently undergoing prototype testing. Earlier Kommersant business daily wrote that the deliveries of materials for MC-21s composite wings from the United States and Japan were halted due to the US sanctions against Aerocomposit
Sukhoi Aircraft Company of Russia is cutting down components needing United States export clearance to enable exports of the Sukhoi Super Jet 100 (SSJ100) to Iran and other third countries. According to US export control regulations, State Department clearance is required if the quantum of US-made components exceed 10%
The US Treasury has denied an export certificate for the sale of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to Iran as the Russian passenger jet contains more than 10% US-made parts. “However, it appears that due to the lack of license issued by OFAC (the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control), the arrival of the planes is out of question for now,” secretary of Association of Iranian Airlines Maqsoud Asadi Samani told Iranian Labor New Agency (ILNA) Tuesday
Mass production of the Russian MC-21 Airliner will commence sometime in 2019 as the various enterprises of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) have begun to manufacture parts and units of MC-21-300 aircraft intended for delivery to customer who have placed orders to buy the aircraft. “In 2018 flight and ground certification tests of aircraft prototype confirmed the main design solutions
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has received Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) for the companys Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) program. This authorization allows Mitsubishi Aircraft to begin certification flight tests for its MRJ 90, first commercial jet from Japan
Leonardos first M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) production basic/advanced trainer aircraft performed its maiden flight at Venegono Superiore airport (Varese, Italy) today. The Italian Air Force, the launch customer, has a requirement for up to 45 M-345s to progressively replace 137 aging MB-339s and to become the Italian Air Forces new aerobatic team airplane
Leonardo has won an approximate $147 million from the Polish Ministry of National Defense for the supply of four additional M-346 Advanced Jet trainers (AJT). The option includes a support package and upgrade of the entire M-346 fleet to the NATO STANAG 4193 Edition 3 IFF standard developed by Leonardo, the company said in a statement Friday
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