Tag: aircraft

FAA Will Require Newly Designed Aircraft to Be Quieter

Beginning in January 1, 2018, the FAA will require newly designed aircraft to be quieter which will help toward lowering noise around airports and surrounding communities. Called “Stage 5 Airplane Noise Standards,” this FAA rule ensures that the latest available noise reduction technology is incorporated into new aircraft designs. As a result, new airplane type […]

Boeing Reports First-Quarter Deliveries

The Boeing Company announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2017. Major program deliveries during the first quarter, including deliveries under operating lease (which are identified by parentheses), were as follows:

Bombardier Delivers the Sixth CS100 Aircraft to SWISS

Bombardier delivered the sixth CS100 aircraft, the smaller variant game-changing C Series platform, to Swiss. Bombardier has now delivered a total of eight C Series aircraft; six CS100 to SWISS and two CS300 to airBaltic. “We are very proud to have delivered another C Series to Swiss today and to continue building on the strong […]

Etihad Flight Diverted To Military Base Following Security Threat

A flight from Dublin to Abu Dhabi had to be diverted to military airbase due to a security threat onboard the aircraft. The Etihad Airways flight EY042 was diverted to Al Minhad Air Base outside of Dubai following a security alert. Passengers underwent security screening, as did all luggage on board. The aircraft was also […]

ATR Delivers 80 Aircraft In 2016

ATR said it has booked orders for 36 aircraft (34 ATR 72-600s and 2 ATR 42-600s) in 2016. The company reached in 2016 its second-highest turnover ever (US$ 1.8bn), and its third-highest year in terms of deliveries (80 aircraft), confirming the appetite of the market for modern turboprops. The aircraft manufacturer also secured a healthy […]

DARPA Banks on Robot Copilots to Help Quell Military Pilot Shortage

The US military has a well-known shortage of pilots — a problem that is exacerbated by aging legacy aircraft that require at least two people in the cockpit — but the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency may have a solution on the way. DARPA is making headway on two different concepts for robotic copilots that […]

Turkish Airlines Posts 9-Month $463 Million Net Loss

Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines reported a nine-month 2016 net loss of $463 million, reversed from a net profit of $877 million in the year-ago period. According to the report, revenues for the nine-month period decreased 6.1% to $7.6 billion; operating loss for the period was $154 million, reversed from an operating profit of $894 million last […]

Report: China’s Military Capabilities Are Growing at a Shocking Speed

China’s military is developing ships, submarines, aircraft, intelligence systems and foreign bases in a bid to become a global military power, according to a forthcoming congressional China commission report. The late draft of the annual report by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission contains a chapter on Beijing’s power projection development and warns that […]

Bombardier Global 7000 Aircraft Successfully Completes First Flight

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that its segment-defining Global 7000 aircraft program completed the successful maiden flight of its first flight test vehicle (FTV1). This first flight marks the start of a flight test program for the newest member of Bombardier’s flagship Global aircraft family, which is scheduled to enter into service in the second half […]

Airbus Helicopters and Helibras Introduce H225M in Naval Combat Version

Helibras and Airbus Helicopters have opened a new chapter in the history of the H225M multirole utility helicopter with the official presentation of the first aircraft in naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, Airbus Helicopters’ subsidiary in Brazil, this new H225M version is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Brazilian […]