Airbus Restarts Manufacture of Aircraft Wings in Europe

March 26, 2020 @ 07:33 AM

Airbus has announced resumption of production and assembly activities at wing plants located in Spain, France and other European countries amid COVID-19 pandemic. “Airbus partially resumed production and assembly work in France and Spain on 23 March following a four-day pause

Production at Airbus, Dassault, Leonardo Hit due to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020 @ 06:25 PM

Production at facilities of Aviation and defence firms such as Airbus, Dassault Aviation, MBDA and Leonardo has been hit due to COVID-19 pandemic now sweeping across Europe. Dassault Aviations plants that manufacture the Rafale fighter jet and Falcon business aircraft have been working at below par since last week

First Flight of Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 Airliner in final, certifiable configuration

March 19, 2020 @ 07:14 AM

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has announced the maiden flight of its first SpaceJet M90 plane in final, certifiable configuration. “Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, a MHI Group company, announced today that it has completed the maiden flight of Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), the first Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 in final, certifiable baseline configuration,” the...

India to buy Aerial Fuses, Twin-Dome Simulators for Hawk Mk32 Jets

March 19, 2020 @ 05:40 AM

Indias Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Wednesday greenlighted the Indian Air Force (IAF)s plan to buy Aerial Fuses and Twin-Dome Simulators for its Hawk Mk32 jet trainers. “The DAC has accorded approval for acquisition of indigenous Defence equipment for about INR 1,300 crore ($174 million)

Airbus A320neo Sales 11 Times More Than Boeing 737 in 2019

March 18, 2020 @ 03:36 PM

Airbus sold 796 A320neo planes in 2019, more than eleven times Boeings tally of 737 order of 69 aircraft. The overall gross orders for Boeing in 2019 stood at 246 aircraft, down from 1090 a year before

Boeing Delivers Second P-8A MPA to UK Royal Air Force

March 14, 2020 @ 05:19 AM

The UK Royal Air Force has taken the delivery of its second P-8A maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing on Friday. “Another significant step taken on our MPA journey

Boeing Wins US Navy's $800M P-8A Contract

March 7, 2020 @ 12:49 AM

The United States Navy has awarded Boeing a contract worth $800 million to procure long material for the production of P-8A Poseidon aircraft. "This modification contract procures long lead material and activities in support of lot 11 P-8A aircraft production and delivery," the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday

Israel to buy 8 KC-46 Tankers, Equipment from US for $2.4B

March 4, 2020 @ 05:57 AM

The US State Department has approved the sale of eight KC-46A tanker aircraft and related equipment for nearly $2.4 billion

US Navy to get UC-12W Military Transport Plane

March 3, 2020 @ 06:33 AM

The United States Navy has awarded Textron Aviation $14.3 million to modify its Beechcraft King Air 350C Cargo Slick aircraft to UC-12W military transport plane

T-7A Advanced Jet Trainer’s Engine Shut Down, Restarted Mid-air

February 28, 2020 @ 10:14 AM

Boeing announced it conducted an engine air start with the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer as part of the types testing programme. The T-7As only engine, GE 404, was turned off for 48 seconds when the aircraft was flying at an altitude of 20,000 feet, Boeing said in a

China Develops Tanker, AEW Variants of Y-20 Transport Plane

February 26, 2020 @ 07:39 AM

China plans public debut of Y-20 transport planes aerial refuelling variant soon, even as it develops another Aerial Early Warning (AEW) version and plans on a third Electronic Warfare Y-20 plane. "The Y-20 cargo plane has variants like the Y-20 aerial tanker and Y-20 AEW aircraft

Japan to Manufacture Aircraft Parts in Malaysia

February 24, 2020 @ 11:20 AM

Japan is working out a plan to manufacture aircraft parts in Malaysia, besides training aviation industry personnel in the country. If materialised, it will be Japans first such cooperation with an Asian country