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US Approves Sale of 12 Bell AH-1Z Attack Helicopters to Bahrain for...

April 28, 2018 @ 04:28 AM

The US State Department has approved sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain for an estimated cost of $911.4 million

Safran’s Ardiden 3C Helicopter Engine Gets EASA Certification

April 23, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Ardiden 3C, the helicopter engine. Powering the Avicopter AC352, the engine has been jointly developed and built by Safran Helicopter Engines, Dongan and HAPRI, parts of the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) consortium

Russia’s UEC Unveils New Military Base Engine

April 9, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

United Engine Corporation, part of the Rostec State Corporation, is exhibiting TV7-117ST, a new base engine for the power unit of advanced Il-112V light military transport aircraft, at the III International Forum of Engine Building (MFD-2018) being held in Moscow this week. A full-scale specimen of the state-of-the-art TV7-117ST engine for...

India’s HAL Manufactured 40 Aircraft, Helicopters, 105 Engines in FY18

April 3, 2018 @ 09:52 AM

Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) recorded a turnover of INR 18,000 crore (provisional and unaudited) for the year ending March 31, 2018 (corresponding figure for the previous year was INR 17,605 crore). During the FY 2017-18, the Company has produced 40 new aircraft/helicopters and 105 new engines

Israel's IAI Developing Electrically Powered Aircraft With Green Energy Solutions

March 20, 2018 @ 08:41 AM

Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) has begun working on the development of green energy solutions for the future development of electrically powered aircraft, combining environmental benefits together with longer ranges and endurance and with significant fuel cost savings. The demand for electrically powered aircraft is projected to reach hundreds of aircrafts per...

India’s LCA Tejas Aircraft Demonstrates Hot Refueling Capability

February 27, 2018 @ 09:43 AM

Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas demonstrated a hot refueling capability meeting a major requirement of the Indian Air Force Inching close to Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of the Tejas, its manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) carried out a hot refueling, which means to fill fuel while the engine is on, followed by a sortie at HAL airport, Bengalore yesterday. The system performance during the refueling session was in-line with design requirements and was satisfactory

French Safran to Help Develop Engine for India’s LCA?

February 26, 2018 @ 11:54 AM

India may ink a deal with Safran of France to deploy its M88 engine, which powers the Rafale fighter jet, in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. A deal to this effect is expected during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Delhi on March 10, according to French newspaper LA Tribune

Engine Mishap In US F-16 Aircraft Forces Pilot To Dump Fuel Tanks...

February 20, 2018 @ 01:02 PM

An engine fire in the US F-16 fighter jet forced the pilot to dump fuel tanks into the lake of Ogawara, Japan, local media reported Tuesday, citing Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera. The engine of the F-16 fighter jet caught fire almost immediately after taking off from Misawa base in Aomori Prefecture at around 8:40 am on Tuesday morning, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera announced at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Reuters reports

GE, Tata Establish Aero-engine Centre In India

February 13, 2018 @ 09:10 AM

GE and Tata group, Indias leading global enterprise, today established a Structural Center of Excellence (COE) focused on development of aero-engine components, located in Hyderabad, South India. The COE will incorporate latest technologies from GE and best manufacturing practices to deliver complex high precision aero-engine components to the worlds fastest-selling jet engine, the CFM LEAP engine

Russia Trying to ‘Exclude’ Ukraine from Soviet-era Equipment Repair Contracts

February 2, 2018 @ 12:23 PM

Russia is pressuring countries operating Soviet-era military equipment from taking services of Ukraine based companies for repair and overhaul. Sergii Sliusarenko, CEO of Ukrinmash, a Ukrainian firm specializing in military-technical cooperation with foreign entities said, "The Russian side has recently been resorting to tactics of, for instance, bombarding potential customers with letters demanding to exclude Ukrainian enterprises from tenders

Orbital ATK Awarded DARPA Contract For Hypersonic Engine Research Project

January 24, 2018 @ 02:13 PM

Orbital ATK has entered into a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to study potential integration of turbine and hypersonic engine technologies into a new aircraft propulsion system under DARPAs Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program. The AFRE program seeks to develop a new aircraft propulsion system that could operate over the full range of speeds from conventional runway low-speed takeoff through hypersonic flight and then back to a conventional landing

Russian Tech Institute Develops 'World's First' Aluminium Engine For Small Aircraft

January 23, 2018 @ 01:07 PM

The Novosibirsk Technical University (NTU) in Russia has developed what it claims to be the world's first all-aluminium aircraft engine capable of powering the twin-seater Yak-52 airplane. Weighing just 200 kg, the new engine is 50 kg lighter than the Yak-52's previous steel alloy engine

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