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First Central American satellite to launch in 2016
23 April, 2014
The Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (ACAE) has announced that the first Central American satellite, built in Costa Rica, will be launched into space in 2016....
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Unmanned aircraft systems test site in North Dokota to go operational next month
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the first of six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research will begin operations in...

China’s Shandong Airlines places $4.6bn order for 50 Boeing 737s
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Chinese carrier Shandong Airlines has agreed to purchase 50 Boeing 737 jets, worth $4.6bn at list prices, in a move to grow its fleet and facilitate future business...

Airbus Helicopters’ EC145 T2 rotorcraft gains EASA certification
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Airbus Helicopters’ EC145 T2, a variant of the company’s EC145 rotorcraft family, has secured European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, which will allow customer deliveries to...

Gulfstream Aerospace signs 60-aircraft deal with Minsheng Financial Leasing
Thursday, April 17, 2014 General Dynamics subsidiary Gulfstream Aerospace has signed one of the largest orders in its history in a deal to sell 60 aircraft with Minsheng Financial Leasing Co....

Airbus launches new ACJ319 corporate jet variant
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Airbus has rolled-out a new version of its corporate jet, ACJ319 Elegance, offering customers an enhanced cabin that allows them to create a customised...

Google acquires drone maker Titan Aerospace
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, a solar-powered drones manufacturer based in New Mexico, US, for an undisclosed...

China's Qingdao Airlines to launch operations with Airbus A320
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Chinese airline Qingdao Airlines is set to launch operations, and has taken delivery an Airbus A320 on lease from Hong Kong's China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC)....

Bluefin-21 AUV’s first mission in hunt for MH370 is unsuccessful
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin-21, deployed in the southern Indian Ocean, has completed its first mission in the search for flight MH370 without...

Cathay Pacific Airways selects IAE to manage Dragonair’s V2500 engines
Monday, April 14, 2014 IAE International Aero Engines has entered into a V-Services fleet hour agreement (FHA) with Cathay Pacific Airways to manage 48 V2500 engines operated by the carrier's wholly owned...

Bluefin-21 robotic submarine to join MH370 hunt
Monday, April 14, 2014 Australian teams searching for traces of flight MH370 are planning to send a robotic submarine deep into the southern Indian Ocean in order to determine whether the recent signals detected...

MH370 search crew confident over latest signals, says Australian PM
Friday, April 11, 2014 Australian search teams are confident that the underwater signals picked up in the southern Indian Ocean this week are possibly from flight MH370’s black box, the country’s Prime Minister...

Bombardier completes maiden flight of Learjet 85 aircraft
Friday, April 11, 2014 Bombardier Aerospace has completed the first flight of its Learjet 85 aircraft, marking the beginning of the jet's flight test programme that will lead to the first customer...

AIM Aviation reveals concept interior at 2014 AIX
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Aircraft interiors company AIM Aviation has unveiled a new concept interior at the 2014 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in...

Solar Impluse unveils new aircraft for round-the-world flight
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Solar Impulse project team Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have unveiled their new solar-powered aircraft in Switzerland this week, with Solar Impulse 2 designed to circumnavigate the...

SAT introduces new VMT version for Airbus A320 technical training
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Swiss International Air Lines subsidiary Swiss Aviation Training (SAT) has introduced a new version of its Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) software for Airbus A320 technical...

European Commission proposes strict rules to regulate civil drones
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 The European Commission has proposed new stringent standards to better regulate the operations of civil drones or remotely piloted aircraft systems...

Australia’s RMIT researchers develop bird-like UAV
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, are working on a project to develop an autonomous unmanned aircraft, designed to improve energy efficiency and...

ABB enters technology partnership with Solar Impluse team
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Switzerland-based ABB has partnered with Solar Impulse's team, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, to support them in the development of a sun-powered experimental...

Australian ship detects possible signals from Malaysian MH370 jet
Monday, April 07, 2014 A US-manufactured black box detector equipped to an Australian ship, Ocean Shield, has picked up two possible signals from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian...

Delta Air Lines to buy 50 wide-body jets from Airbus and Boeing
Monday, April 07, 2014 Delta Air Lines is planning to buy as many as 50 wide-body jets from Airbus and Boeing, and is seeking bids from the two aircraft makers....


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