Electric Air Mobility Venture, Vertical Aerospace, Announces 1,000 Aircraft Pre-Order

June 11, 2021 @ 09:29 AM

Vertical Aerospace Group said it has pre-orders for up to 1,000 eVTOL aircraft with launch customers Avolon and American Airlines, along with a pre-order option from Virgin Atlantic, all valued at up to $4 billion. The company said it entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Broadstone Acquisition

Buddhist Monk, Top Military Officials among 12 Killed in Myanmar Plane Crash

June 10, 2021 @ 10:13 AM

One of Myanmars most influential Buddhist monks and several military officers were among 12 killed when a military airplane crashed near the Anisakhan Airport in Mandalay Regions Pyin Oo Lwin Township on Thursday. Well-known monk Abhisheka Maha Rattha Guru Dr

Northrop Grumman to Converting Fuel Supply Aircraft into Data Tankers

June 3, 2021 @ 08:20 AM

Northrop Grumman said it is starting work to enable refueling aircraft collect and transmit data over high capacity data links and, via high speed processors, share information with warfighters at the tactical edge. The data tanker effort is part of a broader U

Antonov Unveils Fuselage of the first An-178-100P Transport Aircraft Developed for the...

May 31, 2021 @ 12:46 PM

Antonov Company has completed assembly of first three AN-178 aircraft ordered by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. The contract for the planes was signed in December 2020

Boeing Agrees to Provide C-17 Training for Next Generation of Royal Air...

May 28, 2021 @ 08:27 AM

Boeing on Thursday said it will continue training Royal Air Force (RAF) C-17 aircrew and engineers at the C-17 International Training Centre (ITC) in Farnborough, delivering a technology-enabled program under a new Synthetic Training Service (STS) contract through 2040. “This £247 million ($348 million) investment will allow our air crews to operate this aircraft to its highest capability and maintain critical defence outputs and will extend our use of modern synthetic training techniques,” said Minister for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin MP

U.S. Transportation Command Says Air Force Can Retire KC-135 Tankers

May 20, 2021 @ 04:26 AM

A top official from the U.S

First Russian Il-76MD-90A Sent for Tests

May 19, 2021 @ 09:06 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced today that the first assembled Il-76MD-90A has been submitted for testing. The heavy-lift aircraft is the all-new version of the popular IL-76 plane

Rheinmetall, Thales to Deliver Training Services to the Joint Franco-German C-130J Squadron...

May 17, 2021 @ 11:20 AM

Lockheed Martin awarded Rheinmetall and Thales a contract to deliver training services to the joint Franco-German C-130J squadron. The two companies are participating in the project as subcontractors (50/50) to Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor of the France/Germany Multinational Training Centre and manufacturer of the C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft

CAE to Provide Simulation Technologies for Development of Jaunt Air Mobility's eVTOL...

May 12, 2021 @ 02:41 PM

CAE will design and develop Jaunt Aircraft Systems Integration Lab (JASIL) for Jaunt Air Mobilitys new Journey all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Certification plans for the Jaunt Journey are set to begin in 2023 and culminate in 2026 with entry-in-service (EIS) expected in early 2027

South Korean Flight Inspection Center to Acquire Embraer Praetor 600 Aircraft

May 11, 2021 @ 06:59 PM

Embraer has signed a contract with Aerodata AG, Germany to sell a Praetor 600 to be converted into a Flight Inspection Aircraft for South Korea. The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered to Aerodata in 2022 when they will begin to install the systems and equipment required to execute the intended missions

Egypt’s €5.4B Rafale Deal to Include Airbus Spy Satellite & MRTT Aircraft...

May 7, 2021 @ 06:23 AM

Egypt wants to acquire a spy satellite and two multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft manufactured by Airbus. French newspaper