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Bell Helicopter signs deal for first two Bell 429s in Middle East
22 July, 2014
Textron’s subsidiary Bell Helicopter has signed a deal to sell the first two light twin-engine Bell 429s in the Middle...
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Lockheed Martin to offer mission planning support to ISS
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by Nasa to offer mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station (ISS) and future human space...

UAE outlines plans for Arab’s first unmanned mission to Mars
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning launch an unmanned mission to Mars by 2021, marking the entry of the Arab world into space...

General Atomics completes second endurance flight of Predator B ER drone
Monday, July 21, 2014 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA‑ASI) has successfully completed the second endurance flight of its Predator B extended range (ER) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), ending its Phase 1...

US alleges Russia’s involvement in Malaysia Airlines crash
Monday, July 21, 2014 The US has accused Russia of providing rebels in eastern Ukraine with anti-aircraft systems, which shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week, killing 298...

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to buy Bell 407GX helicopter
Monday, July 21, 2014 The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is planning to sign a deal with Textron’s subsidiary Bell Helicopter to buy a Bell...

Hong Kong Aviation Capital to buy 70 Airbus A320neo aircraft
Friday, July 18, 2014 Aircraft lessor Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC) has placed an order with Airbus for 70 A320neo (new engine option) family...

Nearly 300 dead in Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine
Friday, July 18, 2014 Malaysian Airlines' MH17 passenger jet has reportedly been shot down in the eastern, rebel-held Ukraine, killing 298 passengers on-board, just four months after the disappearance of flight...

ASL Aviation to procure ten LM-100J Freighters
Friday, July 18, 2014 ASL Aviation Group has signed a letter of intent to purchase Lockheed Martin's ten LM-100J commercial freighters, a progress that would enable Lockheed to go ahead with certification of its...

Qatar Airways finalises $18.9bn order for 50 777-9X
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Qatar Airways has placed an $18.9bn order with Boeing for 50 777-9Xs with options for 50 additional...

ESA’s spaceplane set for November launch
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Engineers at European Space Agency (ESA) are moving ahead with the final trials on the itermediate experimental vehicle (IXV) to validate its survival capabilities in demanding conditions after...

Airbus signs $11.8bn A320 aircraft order from SMBC Aviation
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Ireland-based SMBC Aviation Capital has placed a $11.8bn order for 115 Airbus A320 family aircraft, said to be the largest ever single-aisle aircraft request by a leasing...

IAG selects IAE’s V2500 engines for A320ceo aircraft
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 International Airlines Group (IAG) has selected International Aero Engines' (IAE) V2500 engines to power 30 A320ceo aircraft for subsidiary Vueling...

US Military plans reusable spaceplane to cut satellite launch costs
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded initial design contracts for its next-generation, reusable experimental spaceplane project, called XS-1, as part of efforts...

Emirates inks $13bn engine MRO deal with GE
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Emirates airline has signed a 12-year deal with GE for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of its new GE9X engines that will power the airline’s 150 Boeing 777X aircraft, which are on...

Airbus launches new A330neo wide-body aircraft with Trent 7000 engines
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Airbus has launched the latest product from its widebody family, the A330neo (new engine option), with Rolls-Royce's Trent 7000...

easyJet selects CFM engines for A320neo and A320ceo aircraft
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 British carrier easyJet has placed a $3.3bn order with CFM International for 270 engines to power its Airbus A320neo and A320ceo...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 blasts off with six ORBCOMM OG2 satellites
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket has successfully blasted-off with ORBCOMM’s constellation of six OG2 commercial communications satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch...

Rockwell Collins’ avionics successfully used in European Union flight demonstrations
Monday, July 14, 2014 Rockwell Collins' flight management system (FMS) and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver have successfully enabled the first demonstrations of advanced arrival and departure...

Boeing to introduce new version of 737 passenger jet
Monday, July 14, 2014 Boeing has announced plans to offer an improved version of its 737 passenger jet with an increased 200-seat variant, resulting in reduced operating costs per...

UK plans to establish first spaceport by 2018
Monday, July 14, 2014 The UK Government has unveiled plans to establish a spaceport within the next four...


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