Archive | December, 2016

Sukhoi Superjet 100

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Cleared To Fly

Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet inspection completed 27 December 2016 JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA), together with operators, have completed the Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet inspection. Aircraft which have successfully passed the inspection have resumed flights. The reason for the inspection was the previously detected defect in the stabilizer attachment bands on one aircraft. As of […]

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Iran Air

Iran Air To Purchase 100 Airbus Jets

Iran Air and Airbus seal historic aircraft order 22 December 2016 Iran Air and Airbus have signed a firm contract for 100 aircraft, building on an initial commitment signed in January 2016 in Paris. The agreement signed by Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO and Fabrice Bregier, Airbus President and CEO, covers 46 A320 […]

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500th Boeing 787 Delivered

Boeing delivers 500th 787 Dreamliner 22 December 2016 Boeing this week delivered the 500th Dreamliner, a 787-8 to Avianca, marking another milestone in the programme’s history. “Achieving 500 deliveries – the fastest to 500 for twin aisles – is a great accomplishment, made possible by the hard work and dedication of our employees and global […]

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SSJ100LR Achieves EASA Certification

EASA validates Sukhoi SSJ100LR version 22 December 2016 JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of Sukhoi Superjet 100 Long Range (SSJ100LR). The certificate will enable Sukhoi Superjet 100 deliveries to the foreign customers with the range increased by 50 percent comparing to the basic version (SSJ100 Basic). On December […]

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Swedish Air Force

Swedish Air Force Upgrades Gripen IFF

Order from FMV for Swedish Air Force Gripen upgrade 22 December 2016 Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration concerning an upgrade of the IFF system in the Swedish Air Force Gripen C/D. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 240 million and delivery will take place […]

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First A350 For Lufthansa

Lufthansa takes delivery of its first A350 21 December 2016 The Lufthansa Group, Airbus’ largest airline customer and operator, has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB. The aircraft is the first of 25 A350-900s that Lufthansa has on order. The German airline will deploy their first A350s on long-haul routes from Munich to Delhi […]

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First Flight Of Boeing T-X

Boeing T-X completes first flight 20 December 2016 Boeing and partner Saab today completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft, which is designed specifically for the US Air Force’s training requirements. During the 55-minute flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steven Schmidt and chief pilot for Air Force Programs Dan Draeger, who was in […]

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Atlantic Airways

First A320 For Atlantic Airways

Atlantic Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 20 December 2016 Atlantic Airways, the national carrier of the Faroe Islands, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 as part of its plan to increase capacity, becoming Airbus’ newest operator of the type. Atlantic Airways passengers will benefit from the newest cabin comfort throughout […]

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A pair of Swedisf AF Saab Gripen C fighters depart RAF Fairford after RIAT 2016. Picture Credit: Nigel Pittaway

Saab Wins Gripen Support Deal

Saab Receives FMV Order for Gripen Technical Support 20 December 2016 Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration, FMV, for continued technical support for Gripen C/D. The order value amounts to SEK 129 million. The order is a call-up of an option as part of a previous […]

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AWM Hudson Displayed at Canberra Airport

Lockheed Martin Australia welcomes Hudson display 19 December 2016 Lockheed Martin has commended the Australian War Memorial’s Lockheed Hudson Mk.IV bomber installation at Canberra Airport. Built by Lockheed Martin, it is a powerful and poignant reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made to defend Australia’s shores. Immaculately restored by the Australian War Memorial’s large project conservation […]

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