Russian Helicopters expects to sign a big contract in 2020
Russian Helicopters is moving towards the signature of a contract with Moscow for its Kamov Ka-52M attack helicopter project, according to Andrei Boginsky, General Director of the company.
The first modernized Tu-160M starts testing
Russia has assembled its first Tupolev Tu-160M, a strategic missile transport bomber that began its ground tests, preliminary to flight tests.
FCAS: Safran and MTU Aero Engines define partnership
Safran Aircraft Engines and MTU Aero Engines finally settled the details concerning their partnership to develop the engine of the next-generation European fighter aircraft NGF.
Boeing 737 MAX: The FAA takes full control of certification
Boeing lost its authorization to certify 737 MAX twin-jets for the flight as a result of an FAA decision to prohibit the manufacturer from issuing its own certificates of airworthiness.
UAC plans to produce six MC-21s for 2021
United Aircraft Corporation plans to manufacture six MC-21s in 2021 and twice as many aircraft of the type in 2022, bringing production to 72 by 2025.
Piaggio Aerospace launches call for tenders
The Italian Ministry of Economic Development formally authorized the execution of the program for the re-launch of Piaggio Aerospace. The Italian manufacturer seeks a new owner interested in “its entirety”.
Dubai Airshow 2019 26/11/2019
Dubai Airshow 2019: Mubadala rationalizes its MRO business activity with Sanad
The Abu Dhabi Emirate government's Mubadala Investment fund has decided to rationalize its various activities in the MRO sector within a single subsidiary called Sanad.
CAAC authorizes AFI KLM E&M for CFM LEAP maintenance
Following on from its approval by the EASA and FAA, the AFI KLM E&M group has now received authorization from the CAAC to carry out maintenance operations on CFM International LEAP engines.
Boeing announces debut of the 737 MAX 10
On November 22, thousands of employees gathered at the Boeing’s Renton, Washington, factory for the debut of the first 737 MAX 10.
Dubai Airshow 2019 25/11/2019
Dubai Airshow 2019: Bolloré Logistics carries CFM engines to India
Bolloré Logistics will carry out CFM56 et CFM Leap engine transportation toward India under a contract signed at the Dubai Airshow 2019 with CFM Aircraft Engine Support South Asia Private Ltd.
Rolls-Royce Trent 700 to power new Airbus BelugaXL
The Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine receives EASA certification to power the new Airbus BelugaXL air transporter.
Dubai Airshow 2019 18/11/2019
Dubai Airshow 2019: Airbus anticipates a near-tripling of fleets serving the Gulf and the Emirates
The global fleet of operators serving the Arabian Gulf and the United Arab Emirates could rise to 1,730 aircraft in 2038 (against 630 today), with passenger traffic forecast to grow 5.8% per annum over the next 20 years.
Dubai Airshow 2019 14/11/2019
Dubai Airshow 2019: UAE launch Edge
The Dubai Airshow 2019 will be the opportunity for the new conglomerate of defense Edge, launched by the United Arab Emirates, to set up partnerships with European and American manufacturers.
Boeing 737 MAX: four more steps before returning to flight
The Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer announced it was aiming for the resumption of deliveries of the Boeing 737 MAX in December 2019. The return to flying service of the aircraft, which will occur at best in the first quarter of 2020, will depend upon passing four stages.
Civil Aviation 13/11/2019
CFM International records $4 billion order from Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways announces an order worth $4 billion for CFM LEAP-1A engines. CFM International’s engines will equip 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
Airbus reaches 542 net sales
With the contract awarded by IndiGo, Airbus net sales have increased from 127 to 542 in one month since the beginning of the year. The order backlog will continue to grow with contracts in the line. Airbus is about to score better than in 2018.
Civil Aviation 13/11/2019
China: CFM concludes $1 billion agreement
Colorful Guizhou Airlines selects CFM LEAP-1A to power its future fleet of Airbus A320neo. The deal also includes five spare engines.
Trent 1000 TEN, the turbine blade issue solved in 2021
Rolls-Royce is going to delay the introduction of the new high pressure turbine blade redesigned for the Trent 1000 TEN, after discovering it will not be as durable as initially expected.
Safran and AECC strengthen industrial cooperation on helicopter engine
Safran and Aero Engine Corporation of China sign a MoU to strengthen industrial cooperation on the WZ16 French-Chinese helicopter engine.
The Airbus A350 will also be delivered from China
The visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron to China was also the opportunity for Airbus to expand its industrial partnerships, particularly at the Tianjin site where the A350 will also be delivered.
KLM UK Engineering and West Atlantic UK extend contract
KLM UK Engineering, a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M, and West Atlantic UK sign contract extension for airframe heavy maintenance on Boeing 737 Freighters.
Bombardier sells its aerostructures business to Spirit AeroSystems
Bombardier announces a definitive agreement to sell its aerostructures business to Spirit AeroSystems Holding. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer will further focus on its two strong growth pillars, trains and business aircraft.
Liebherr-Aerospace supplies Rolls-Royce with pneumatic valves for new business jet engine
Liebherr-Aerospace has been selected to supply all pneumatic components for Rolls-Royce’s next-generation business jet engine Pearl 700: the design, manufacture and maintenance of the pneumatic valves and related actuators are handled by Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse, France.
Collins Aerospace expands in Morocco
Collins Aerospace expands the size of the Ratier-Figeac Morocco site in Casablanca by 40% to ensure its load plan on the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 777X.
LiFi aboard commercial aircraft
Latécoère, Signify and Huneed Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way to a revolutionary industrialization of cabin lighting technology. Meanwhile, Air France first tests LiFi.
Civil Aviation 31/10/2019
IndiGo: a merciless commercial battle between CFM and Pratt & Whitney
Behind the new order from IndiGo, the engine manufacturers CFM International and Pratt & Whitney are fighting a merciless battle to win the propulsion of the 300 Airbus A320neo aircraft.
The 5th prototype of Comac’s C919 takes off
The fifth prototype of the Chinese commercial single-aisle aircraft Comac C919 took off for the first time from Shanghai Puding Airport on October 24, 2019. The aircraft completed a flight of one hour and thirty-seven minutes.
Rolls-Royce gets a new flying testbed
The Boeing 747-400, registered VH-OJU, into service at Qantas for 20 years will start a new career at Rolls-Royce as a flying testbed, after travelling with the Australian airline for over 70 million kilometers, the equivalent of almost 100 round trips to the moon.
Lockheed Martin selects Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience
Lockheed Martin has decided to roll out Dassault Systèmes' 3DExperience platform to support its digital engineering initiatives.
Airbus inaugurates its test center for hybrid and electric propulsion
Airbus has officially opened its E-Aircraft Systems House test facility at its Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn site. With a surface area of more than 3,000 m2, it is dedicated to research in hybrid and electric propulsion technologies as well as alternative fuels.
MRO Europe 2019 25/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: AFI KLM E&M formalizes aircraft disassembly and sourcing activity
The maintenance subsidiary of Air France-KLM has been developing the Teardown Management entity since 2016 and gives it more and more consistency.
MRO Europe 2019 23/10/2019
Liebherr and ATR sign a global maintenance contract for the ATR42/72-600
Liebherr and ATR have recently signed a ten-year contract for the supply of components, repair and services invoiced per hour for the ATR42/72-600 fleet composed of over 300 aircraft.
Russian helicopter manufacturers Mil and Kamov form the National Helicopter Center
The board of directors of Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostec state corporation) decides to unite the Moscow Mil helicopter factory with Kamov to create the National Helicopter Center (NHC). The center will combine the potential of two helicopter design schools for more efficient and higher quality design.
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MRO Europe 2019: Embraer signs with several European and African customers
For the European customers, Embraer has signed or extended contracts with Helvetic Airways, Pan Européenne Air Service and Flybe, while the African customer is the Zambian Royal Air Charters.
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MRO Europe 2019: Eaton partner with OEMServices to expand in Russia
The big scale partnership will cover a large number of hydraulic components and electric actuator, especially for Airbus A320, A330, A340 and Boeing 777 and 787 operators.
MRO Europe 2019 21/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: Safran Nacelles signs with Virgin Atlantic for A330ceo thrust reversers
The contract will be valid for 5 years and concerns a total of 10 aircraft.
Bombardier obtains EASA type certificate for Global 5500 and 6500
This certification follows the certification issued by Transport Canada and the entry into service on September 30, 2019. The aircraft will make their public debut on October 22, at the static display of the fair and convention of the national association of the United States Business Aviation (NBAA-BACE), Las Vegas, Nevada.
MRO Europe 2019 18/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: Delta and Airbus finalize a digital alliance
The new alliance will be officially launched in 2020. It will combine the knowledge developed by Airbus, thanks to Skywise, and Delta's MRO branch, Delta TechOps, in predictive maintenance.
MRO Europe 2019 17/10/2019
Lufthansa Technik and Collins Aerospace partner for Airbus A380
During the MRO Europe 2019 trade show, Collins Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik announced a partnership to provide the Airbus A380 operators with main landing gear MRO solutions.
Civil Aviation 17/10/2019
Boeing 737 MAX: faults within the FAA
The U.S. Civil Aviation Authorities have not properly assessed the reliability of the MCAS system, according to the report of the international committee of experts JATR released on October 11.
MRO Europe 2019 17/10/2019
Scandinavian Airlines signs with KLM UK Engineering
KLM UK Engineering — a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M — has been awarded Airframe Maintenance Support contrat from Scandinavian Airlines to perform heavy maintenance on Boeing 737NG aircraft.
MRO Europe 2019 16/10/2019
Asia-Pacific: all E-Jet operators enrolls in Embraer’s Pool Program
During MRO Europe 2019 event, Myanmar National Airlines signed Pool Program deal for E190 aircraft with Embraer, thus completing the list of E-Jet Asia-Pacific operators enrolled in Embraer’s TechCare program.
MRO Europe 2019 16/10/2019
MRO Europe 2019: a $116 billion market in ten years
The MRO Europe 2019 conference, of which Air & Cosmos is a partner, opened in London on October 15. One of the highlights of the day was a ten-year market forecast conference.
Civil Aviation 15/10/2019
UIA selects once again SR Technics for Boeing 737NG
Ukraine International Airlines awards CFM56-7B engine maintenance contract to SR Technics. The Swiss MRO service provider already performed first engine shop visit in Zurich in August.
S7 Technics and IATA focuses on the digitalisation of aircraft operations
The Digital Aircraft Operations 2019 seminar held by S7 Technics and IATA underlined the advantages of the digitalisation of air transport management processes.
Civil Aviation 14/10/2019
Satys sets up a painting workshop in Budapest
The French group Satys is setting up a 4,000 m2 aircraft re-painting workshop at Budapest airport where Aeroplex and Lufthansa Technik are already settled, not to mention Wizzair.
Boeing: Dennis A. Muilenburg looses chairman title
Boeing Board of Directors separates the roles of chairman and chief executive officer.
Civil Aviation 11/10/2019
Cracks on Boeing 737NG
Boeing said Boeing 737NG operators grounded a total of 38 single-aisle aircraft. Inspections have revealed cracks at the wing-fuselage spar attachment points.
Civil Aviation 10/10/2019
Airbus A380: operators seek cracks
Airbus A380 operators will have to check the absence or the presence of cracks along the aircraft wing trailing edges.