6th generation fighter plane, helicopter of the future: the United Kingdom is multiplying its agreements
Yesterday, the United Kingdom announced the launch of a new cooperation with Japan. This time, the aim is to develop a new sensor, called Jaguar, which will be common to the sixth-generation Tempest and F-X fighters. Another agreement was also signed yesterday between the United States and the United Kingdom. They have agreed to share information on their future helicopters, with a view to their interoperability.
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Airbus limits damages in 2020
During an unprecedented crisis, Airbus has managed to deliver 566 aircraft in 2020 and to sell 268 aircraft, once 115 cancellations are taken into account. Given the scale of the earthquake, what are the prospects for 2021 and 2022 ?
Does Airbus preparing something outstanding ?
The signals are weak, of course but they are there. The Airbus design offices would be working on something other than the decarbonized aircraft. So, is that a real or fake information?
Return of An-124 Ruslan to the heavens
Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the expert in the air transport of super-heavy and oversized cargo, has restarted commercial operations of the Antonov An-124-100 known as Ruslan. This flight restart follows the accident that occurred on November 13, 2020 during a flight from Novosibirsk to Vienna where an An-124 had suffered a broken dawn on a turbojet engine, followed by a crash landing.
The X-59 halfway through final assembly
The assembly of the X-59 made good progress in 2020 despite the Covid 19 pandemic. The silhouette of the X-59 is now clearly recognizable. GE Aviation has delivered the F414-GE-100 engine that will power the X-59 and will be installed on the airframe by the third quarter of this year. The first flight is expected in 2022.
The Dubai Airshow bets on the Covid-19 successor
The organizers of the Dubai Airshow, which will take place from November 14 to 18, 2021, are betting on a much more favorable schedule to occupy the post-Covid-19 space.
Decarbonized aircraft: EcoPulse finally gives its news
Revealed during last Salon du Bourget, the EcoPulse distributed hybrid propulsion demonstrator, which brings together Daher, Airbus and Safran, has just completed its preliminary design review. This is a key milestone.
Salon du Bourget was delayed to June 2023
Covid-19 pandemic was the reason of Salon du Bourget delay which had to take place from june 21 to june 2023.
Computer hacking affects aircraft manufacturers
It is certainly not the aeronautic news which is the current main topic but IT employed by the aeronautic builder. Both Embraer and Leonardo were affected by computer hacking.
Russia : UAC, new Rostec’s centerpiece
Russia continues to consolidate its defence and now aeronautics industry around its largest public defence company, Rostec. The incorporation of United Aircraft Corporation will enable Rostec's aviation division to increase its turnover to around 15 billion euros, propelling the state-owned company among the world's leading aircraft manufacturers.
Airbus Helicopters begins to deliver its Chinese H135
Airbus Helicopters assembly line in China will deliver seven H135 during this year for his chinese clients. 11 H135 could be delivered in 2021.
Aurora wants to replace conventional flight control surfaces
Replacing the conventional flight control surfaces of an aircraft is what Aurora Flight Sciences is aiming at through a contract sponsored by DARPA (US Research and development agency). The goal is to develop the tools and technology to include this new type of aircraft control from the primary design of an aircraft and to build a technology demonstrator.
Irkut will test its first MC-21-310 airliner with Russian motors PD-14
First MC-21-310 with PD-14 engines was recently assembled, and will be tested and controled soon, at first on the ground and after during the flight
Leonardo discloses his last-generation Spartan
Leonardo’s C-27J Next Generation enters the final testing phase. This new aircraft, who will be delivered to an undisclosed customer in 2021, has new equipments, new avionic systems and Advanced Aerodynamic Devices which will improve Leonardo’s performances.
Rolls-Royce is experimenting with 100% sustainable fuels
In a few weeks Rolls-Royce will test a Trent engine with a sustainable aircraft fuel produced by the American company World Energy from inedible oil and fat residues.
Lilium's first vertiport will be in Florida in 2025.
The first hub of a high-speed electric air mobility network in America will be launched by 2025 in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida, near the city's airport. Lilium, based in Munich and developing an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (ADAVe-eVTOL), Tavistock Development Company and the City of Orlando announced on November 11, 2020 the country's first urban and regional air mobility network as well as Lilium's first network in the United States.
Tianjin delivers its 500th Airbus A320 Family aircraft
The Airbus site in Tianjin, China, has been back in operation for several months. The 500th aircraft to come off the assembly line is an A320neo for China Southern Airlines.
Successful Taxiing for the Boeing Loyal Wingman
The Boeing Loyal Wingman UAV carried out low-speed taxiing tests to verify the proper operation of all its systems, prior to the first flight, which should take place before the end of this year.
VoltAero's Cassio 1 flies thanks to its hybrid electric module
VoltAero has just achieved a major milestone with Cassio 1, which first used its hybrid electric propulsion module on October 11, 2020. This module will be installed on the family of 4- to 10-seat regional jets currently under development, the Cassio 330, Cassio 480 and Cassio 600, the latter developing a total combined power of 800 hp.
A new concept of training aircraft for the Spanish Ejercito del aire
Airbus Spain has proposed a new concept of training aircraft to the Ejercito del aire, which could take over from C-101 and others F-5 currently in service. The plane, which is a two-seater mono-reactor in tandem, exists for the moment only on paper.
WTO to authorise tariffs on $4 billion of US exports to the European Union in the Boeing Subsidies Case
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Decarbonised aircraft: Airbus unveils three concepts
The three decarbonized aircraft concepts presented by Airbus explore various technological runways and aerodynamic configurations with the goal of commissioning in 2035.
Bolloré Logistics delivers Airbus satellite in An-124
Bolloré Logistics delivers Airbus satellite in An-124
Boeing 737 MAX: Report accuses Boeing like the FAA
The congress committee on transport and infrastructure delivered its report "Design, development and certification of the Boeing 737MAX" on September 16, 2020. It clearly mentions that Boeing and the FAA share the responsibility for the development and final certification of a dangerous aircraft.
The first H160 flight simulator is ready
The Thales Reality H flight simulator for the brand new H160 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters has just passed a major milestone with the certification of its FFS (Full Flight Simulator) level D qualification by the DGAC. Equipped with high definition 4K imagery with a wide field of view, the simulator brings even more realism and sensations to the training exercises.
Safran Helicopter Engines and ZF Aviation Technology strengthen partnership within the European engine market
MoA strengthening collaboration to offer a turboprop engine suitable for European military applications.
Thierry Quillet is appointed Deputy Managing Director of GIFAS
The State to the rescue of Airbus Helicopters
The French government is considering helping Airbus Helicopters, which has been hit hard by order cancellations. Two ministries have begun to study the recovery of aircraft affected by these cancellations.
Airbus decided to temporarily pause production and assembly activities at its French and Spanish sites across the Company for the next four days
To allow sufficient time to implement stringent health and safety conditions in terms of hygiene, cleaning and self-distancing.
Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France
"Safran is committed to an industry that treats the environment with greater respect."
Saab bids for Canada’s future fighter
Saab offers Gripen E to Canada’s request for proposal for the country’s future fighter requirement of 88 new aircraft.
Spirit AeroSystems resumes production of Boeing 737 MAX fuselages
During the presentation of Spirit AeroSystems’ results, Tom Gentile, President and CEO, announced an agreement with Boeing. Production of the 737 MAX fuselages will be resumed in March and 216 will be manufactured in 2020.
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN: problem solving on track
Despite the problems it encountered, the new Trent 1000 TEN will enter service in the first half of 2021. This was confirmed by Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce, during the presentation of the results of the year 2019 from the British engine manufacturer.
Europe: first MRO operations with 5G technology
Lufthansa Technik sets up 5G networks to perform maintenance operations in its Hamburg base.
CFMI will produce 10 Leap engines per week in 2020
In 2020, CFMI will produce ten Leap-1B engines per week, with the possibility of readjustment at Boeing request. Returning to normal could take some time, according to Philippe Petitcolin, CEO of Safran.
Zero Emissions Aviation: European industry and regulators meet in Norway
Key players from the European aviation industry met in Oslo to set the framework for a unique program that will transform Norwegian air transportation and serve as a learning ground for sustainable aviation on a regional scale.
FCAS: partnerships settled and launch of demonstrator phase
The governments of France and Germany award the initial framework contract for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) and Airbus further strengthens its partnership with Thales and MBDA.
Bombardier will exclusively focus on Business Aviation
Bombardier announced its strategic decision to focus on business aviation selling the transportation division to Alstom. This will accelerate deleveraging but only in part since its debt amounts to $9.3 billion.
Airbus A330-800 ready for service
The Airbus A330-800 receives joint EASA and FAA type certification at the end of a program including 132 missions and 370 flight hours.
Willis Lease launches a MRO Blockchain Alliance
Willis Lease Finance Corporation launch a global MRO Blockchain Alliance with several key industry partners to trace, track and record aircraft parts.
Tupolev conducts first Tu-160M test flight
The first Tupolev Tu-160M, M as modernized, flew on February 2, 2020. The four-jet engine took off from the Kazan aeronautical plant airport for a flight lasting 34 minutes.
The United States increases tariffs on EU-imported aircraft
The Trump administration is increasing the additional duty rate imposed on aircraft imported from the EU to 15% from 10%, effective March 18, 2020
Airbus A220: Bombardier withdraws from the program
Bombardier has just sold its shares in the A220 airliner program to Airbus and the government of Quebec.
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Singapore Airshow 2020: Airbus anticipates $1.8 trillion for services in the Asia-Pacific region
This projection, over the next twenty years, represents more than a third of that concerning the world market for air services valued at 4.9 trillion dollars.
Dassault Aviation: Charles Wemaëre appointed Vice President Worldwide Spares
Charles Wemaëre is the new Vice President of Worldwide Spares, with responsibility for spare parts strategy and logistics efforts for the global Falcon fleet.
New delay for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet, formerly MRJ
The Mitsubishi SpaceJet program will experience another major delay. The parent company of Mitsubishi Aircraft has announced the first delivery of the SpaceJet in fiscal year 2021... or later.
PAK DA: production contract signed
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed every contract necessary for Tupolev to start the production of the Perspektivni Aviatsionni Kompleks Dalneï Aviatsii or PAK DA, to replace the Tu-95 Bear.
Bombardier continues to try to pay off its debts, which currently amount to $9 billion (about €8.16 billion). The Canadian company plans to leave the Airbus A220 program... but also to sell its business aircraft division to Textron. This would generate a deep change in the "bizjets" landscape.