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19 11, 2018

PICTURE: A220 flies formation for Latvian centenary

Latvian carrier Air Baltic has flown a specially-painted Airbus A220-300 in formation with fighters to commemorate the centenary of the Baltic country’s establishment. The aircraft (YL-CSL) – which was delivered in the second week of October – carries a livery reflecting the red-and-white national flag, as well as the title ‘Latvia 100’ on the fin. [...]

18 11, 2018

Bahrain International Airshow closed on over US$5bn worth of deals

Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee of the Bahrain International Airshow, His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, today declared the show a success with the final orders total confirmed at over US$5bn today. Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King [...]

12 11, 2018

F3-R-standard Rafale gains French approval

Dassault has achieved French military qualification for the F3-R-standard variant of the Rafale combat aircraft. Launched at the end of 2013, and based on operational feedback, the upgrade sees the fighter gain a number of enhancements, including the integration of MBDA's Meteor air-to-air missile, the laser-guided version of the Safran AASM air-to-ground munition and Thales's [...]

12 11, 2018

​PICTURE: First Korean A330 MRTT arrives in Busan

The first of four Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports (MRTT) has arrived in South Korea, where it will undergo acceptance tests. Piloted by an Airbus and Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) South Korean air force crew, the aircraft conducted its ferry flight to Gimhae air base from Getafe, Spain with a stop in Vancouver, [...]

12 11, 2018

MENA Aerospace Participates at Bahrain International Airshow 2018 with New Partner Frequentis

Frequentis to pursue defence information and communications opportunities with MENA Aerospace in Bahrain. Strategic partners InterTec and  IJM also attending, with further new agreements set to be announced during event. MENA Aerospace will be participating in the Bahrain International Airshow 2018 (BIAS 2018) at Sakhir Airbase on November 14th– 17that exhibition stand E06 and Chalet A36, [...]

12 11, 2018

Air Partner to exhibit at Logitrans Turkey in November 2018 following recent success in region

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, will be exhibiting at Logitrans Turkey, the international transport logistics exhibition, for the first time from 14 to 16 November, following on from its recent successes in the region.  The exhibition will be held at the Istanbul Expo Centre and Air Partner will be exhibiting at stand 211 [...]

12 11, 2018

Gulfstream to showcase G650ER and Medevac aircraft at Airshow China

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will demonstrate its leading position in aircraft performance, technology and flexibility at the upcoming Airshow China in Zhuhai with a display of its flagship G650ER and a G550 modified by Gulfstream for medevac and airlift missions. Making its Airshow China debut, the G650ER offers 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers of range, up to four living areas and [...]

5 11, 2018

Leonardo boosts helicopter leadership in China with orders for 15 AW139s

Leonardo announced today that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for 15 AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The announcement was made during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in the presence of the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio. The aircraft, which will be delivered between 2019 and [...]

5 11, 2018

ATR to display ATR 42-600 at Zhuhai Airshow

ATR is set to release its Chinese Turboprop Market Forecast for next 20 years Market leading turboprop manufacturer ATR will attend the Zhuhai Airshow in China from 6-11 November and an ATR 42-600 with a specially designed Chinese livery will be on static display. ATR’s presence at Zhuhai represents its commitment to helping enhance regional [...]

5 11, 2018

​PLAAF shows off capabilities in Zhuhai static park

The Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has a large presence in this year’s static park at Airshow China in Zhuhai, including the public debut of a new operational type. The most notable PLAAF aircraft on display is an AVIC Wing Loong II UAV, which for the first time is appearing in the show in [...]