The Swedish Air Force recently announced that the Skaraborg Air Force Wing (F7) would be the first in the Swedish Air Force to receive the Gripen E. Flight tests and preparations are continuing in parallel within the Swedish and Brazilian Air Forces and at Saab to ensure a smooth and efficient introduction of the aircraft.
Ankara targets Russian equipment maintenance market through Kiev
The cooperation agreement could allow Ankara not only to ensure the maintenance of its Mi-17s in a sovereign manner but above all to address the market for the maintenance of Russian helicopters in several war zones.
Procor announces a Mirage 2000 in flight in the first quarter of 2022
After missing out on the takeover of the French Air Force's Mirage F1s (sold to the US), at least two French companies are now offering Mirage 2000s for training missions. Focus on Procor's, made visible this weekend
Drones and anti-drones for the Indian army
Delhi equips itself with kamikaze drones, and 'Made in India' anti-drone systems
Electric aircraft: Scandinavia speeds up
Finnair signed a letter of intent with Swedish manufacturer Heart Aerospace for 20 future electric regional aircraft ES-19. Wideroe is interested in the electric version of the Tecnam P2012.
Southwest relance le match Boeing 737 MAX et Airbus A220
The US airline has chosen the 737 MAX 7, relaunching the smallest model in Boeing's medium-haul family with 100 firm purchases and 155 options against the Airbus A220.
ATR 42-600S: towards a first flight in 2023
The crisis created by the pandemic has sometimes 'upset' the initial schedules of programmes. The first flight of the short take-off and landing version of the ATR 42-600 will take place in 2023.
A350: Airbus takes cargo version out of the box
A cargo version of the A350 XWB was initially planned in Airbus' development projects in 2006. The manufacturer has decided to take it out of the box in the face of the Boeing 777 Freighter and especially the future 777-300ERSF being pushed by Gecas Cargo and the Israeli IAI.
Sanad signs a one billion dirham agreement with Pratt & Whitney and International Aero Engines
The new agreement reaffirms the confidence of major global aviation companies in the aerospace sector in Abu Dhabi and strengthens the long-term relationship between Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines (IAE) and Sanad Aerotech.
Airbus Canada transfers A220 material management services to Satair
As the A220 fleet grows and also gains in maturity, Satair will also develop the areas of parts lease, repair and exchange.
Dassault Aviation Leads Business Jet Industry in Product Support
Dassault Voted Number One in 2020 AIN survey.
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.
Two MQ-9A Block 5 delivered to Spain
General Atomics delivered 2 UAV MQ-9A Block 5 to Ejercito del Aire (Spanish Air Forces)
Joint venture: Ukraine to produce Turkish UAVs
According to Vadym Ihorovych, Managing Director of Ukrspetsexport, Ukraine and Turkey are currently developing a joint venture for the production of Turkish UAVs.
Chernobyl : UAV Elios 2 sent into Reactor five
Flyability announced having conducted an inspection inside Chernobyl’s Reactor five, using its UAV Elios 2.
Return to flight of the Chinese Long March 7A launcher
The second attempt of launch will have been the good one for the new generation medium launcher, almost one year to the day after the failure of its inaugural flight.
Launch of Indian GISAT-1
The Indian hyper and multi-spectral earth observation satellite, equipped with a SWIR sensor, was put into orbit with a 4-year delay.
The first assembled Eurostar Neo satellite
Every weekend, an image that made the news or caught our attention. On February 12, Airbus broadcast an image of its new Eurostar Neo satellite platform, currently being tested in Toulouse.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister confirmed in a tweet that the An-225 was destroyed. By late morning, video from a drone over Antonov airport already showed the aircraft on fire in its hangar, leaving little doubt as to the condition of the aircraft.
Ukraine: Russia to get its hands on the Antonov An-124 fleet
By means of a helicopter action with commandos, Russia is seeking to take control of the Ukrainian base where the Antonov An-124 strategic transport aircraft on which France was counting to move Barkhane from Mali are based.
France and the war in Ukraine
Two weeks ago, our subscribers discovered a dossier in Air & Cosmos questioning France's possible contribution to operations in Ukraine. An open war has now begun in Ukraine. Emmanuel Macron was this morning in a defence council that follows yesterday's.
Ukraine and Moldova close their airspace
After the closure of the Ukrainian skies early Thursday morning following the invasion of Russian forces, Moldova, which has only one international airport in Chisinau, decided to do the same.