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Textron Aviation Unveils New Large-Utility Turboprop

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced its new twin-engine, high-wing, large-utility turboprop – the Cessna SkyCourier 408. FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and longtime Textron Aviation customer, has signed on as the launch customer for up to 100 aircraft, with an initial fleet order of 50 cargo aircraft and options […]

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. The EASA A350-1000 Type Certification document was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trévor Woods, […]

Airbus Still Hopeful of A380 Deal by Year End

Airbus might yet win a long-anticipated A380 superjumbo order from Gulf carrier Emirates before the end of the year, but must pledge to extend the ailing program for a further decade in order to secure the deal. The European planemaker had planned to announce the sale at this week’s Dubai Air Show, chief operating officer […]

CFM Seeing Record Production in 2017

CFM International will achieve record production levels in 2017, with a planned rate of 1,800, to 1,900 engines by year end. At the same time, the company has logged near-record orders, with a total of 2,944 engines booked through October. “It has been quite a year for CFM, and we’re not done yet,” said Gaël […]

StratoAirNet Solar-Cell Wing Ground Test Successful

Bye Aerospace announced that SolAero solar cells were successfully installed and ground tested on both wings of the initial prototype for the advanced, medium-altitude, long-endurance solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called “StratoAirNet” being developed by the company. The StratoAirNet is a light-weight, carbon composite construction, aerodynamically efficient aircraft. The solar-electric UAV has a payload of […]

Watch A330neo Successfully Making Its First Flight over France

The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:10 local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. The crew in the cockpit […]

MC-21 Aircraft Has Flown Nonstop from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

On October 17 2017, the first test MC-21-300 aircraft flew from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the airfield of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Ramenskoye, Moscow Region), to continue flight tests. The aircraft flew nonstop 4 500 km for 6 hours at the altitude of 10 000 meters. Mr Oleg Kononenko, the […]

Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus SE and Bombardier Inc. are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. A corresponding agreement was signed on 16 October. The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant […]

Russian Manufacturer Assembles 300th SaM146 Engine for Superjet

UEC Saturn, a part of Rostec Corporation, has assembled its 300th PowerJet SaM146 engine for use on Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The powerplant is produced as part of a Russian-French joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and UEC Saturn. The SaM164engine passed certification in 2010 and entered operation with the first SSJ100s in 2011. Each […]

Production of First Parts Of The Latest A330neo Gears Up

As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well underway with the first parts advancing at Airbus sites throughout Europe. These parts include the new increased-span wing now being equipped in Bremen (Germany) and its new composite Sharklets from KAL-ASD, the […]