Archive | February, 2016

The first CDB Leasing 737-800 will go to China Eastern. Pictured is an earlier delivery to the airline, the 1000th 737 to be delivered to China

First 737NG Delivered To CDB Leasing

Boeing, CDB Leasing celebrate delivery of first 737-800 26 February 2016 Boeing and China Development Bank Financial Leasing (CDB Leasing) today celebrated the delivery of the first Next-Generation 737 from the lessor’s order book to China Eastern Airlines. It marks the first of 30 Boeing 737NG the organisation has on order. “We are delighted to […]

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The iron bird is a spatially correct, dimensionally accurate structure that includes a flight deck. It allows engineers to test the flight control and mechanical systems, including landing gear, brakes and hydraulics

Gulfstream G600 Iron Bird ‘First Flight’

Gulfstream launches systems testing with first G600 iron bird ‘flight’ 23 February 2016 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation today announced that the Gulfstream G600 iron bird recently completed its ‘first flight’, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to research and development and the growing maturity of the G600 aircraft program. A spatially correct, dimensionally accurate structure that includes […]

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Ninox Robotics' Chief Pilot Colin Smith (L) and team

Ninox Robotics Set To Begin UAS Operations

Ninox Robotics announces Chief Pilot and purchases first UAS systems 26 February 2016 Ninox Robotics, an Australian tech start-up providing cutting-edge unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for customised commercial and government use, today announced the appointment of its Chief Pilot and purchase of its first set of drones. These milestones are part of the company’s plans […]

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Boeing has won a total of 30 firm orders and 25 commitments for the 737-800BCF

Boeing Launches 737NG Converted Freighter

Boeing launches Next-Generation 737 Boeing Converted Freighter 24 February 2016 Boeing today launched the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) with orders and commitments for up to 55 conversions from seven customers. “The Next-Generation 737 provides exceptional value to express freight carriers through its superior payload, range, reliability and efficiency,” said Stan Deal, senior vice […]

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The first E190-E2 is due to fly in the second half of 2016

Embraer Rolls Out E190-E2

E190-E2 heralds a new era in the 130-seat jet segment 25 February 2016 Embraer rolled out its E190-E2 at its facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil, today. The first E2 jet represents Embraer´s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft and is seduled to make its maiden flight in the second half […]

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The Long Wing version of the Predator B (ER) will increase endurance from 27 hours to 40 hours

First Flight Of Predator B (ER) Long Wing

Predator B Extended Range Conducts first flight with long wings 25 February 2016 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems today announced the successful first flight of Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) Long Wing, retrofitted with improved long-endurance wings with greater internal fuel capacity and additional hard points for carrying external stores. The flight occurred on 18 […]

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Payload integration is routinely carried out by NASA on its Global Hawk. Picture Credit: Nigel Pittaway

SYERS-2 Flown On Global Hawk

Flexible solution to utilise legacy and future sensors on RQ-4 Global Hawk 25 February 2016 Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully flew a SYERS-2 intelligence gathering sensor on an RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS), marking the first time the legacy US Air Force sensor has been demonstrated on a high altitude […]

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The EOTS is mounted under the nose of the F-35 as seen on the first RAAF aircraft here. Picture Credit: Nigel Pittaway

200th F-35 EOTS Delivered

Lockheed Martin Delivers 200th F-35 Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) 25 February 2016 Lockheed Martin has delivered the 200th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II, the company announced today. It said that all 200 systems have been delivered on time or ahead of schedule for aircraft integration. Lockheed Martin is delivering F-35 EOTS […]

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Air Astana’s fleet of 30 aircraft includes Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 757-200, Airbus A320 family and Embraer E-190 types. The carrier will take delivery of 11 Airbus A320 neo family aircraft, including four A321 LR between 2016-2019 and three Boeing 787s in 2019

Air Astana Announces Summer Schedule

Air Astana increases LHR flights, adds Ulan Bator and Tehran to network 24 February 2016 Air Astana announced some enhancements to its summer schedule today. The first is a new, fourth weekly service from London Heathrow to Astana, commencing 2 June. The new service will operate from Terminal 4 at 17.15 on Mondays, complementing the […]

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