Archive | May, 2017


Russia’s MC-21-300 Flies

MC-21-300 makes first flight 28 May 2017 On May 28, the MC-21-300, a new generation passenger airliner made its first flight. Flight duration was 30 min, altitude – 1000 metres at a speed 300 km per hour. “The first МС-21-300 flight is one of the key points the Russian civil aircraft industry reached in the […]

Continue Reading

H135 Chinese Assembly Line Under Construction

Airbus Helicopters breaks ground on H135 assembly line in China 27 May 2017 Airbus Helicopters is moving forward with the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China, as construction is now underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line (FAL) – the first of its kind not only for Airbus Helicopters, but […]

Continue Reading

AirBridgeCargo Uplifts eROSITA Telescope

AirBridgeCargo starts eROSITA on 1.5 million kilometre journey 26 May 2017 AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) reputation for the safe delivery of high value and sensitive shipments made it the perfect partner to carry the eROSITA X-ray telescope from Germany to Russia in preparation for its launch onboard the ‘SRG’ spacecraft in spring 2018, the company said […]

Continue Reading

First Flight Of LM-100J Commercial Freighter

LM-100J commercial freighter makes first flight 25 May 2017 The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight today. “I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft,” said Wayne […]

Continue Reading

SkyGuardian RPA Airborne For 48 Hours

MQ-9B SkyGuardian remains airborne over 48 hours 25 May 2017 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Incorporated (GA‑ASI) today announced that its new MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system, a “Certifiable” (STANAG 4671) version of its Predator B product line, has set a company record with the longest endurance flight of any Predator-series aircraft. Configured in […]

Continue Reading

First A320neo for Vistara

Vistara receives its first A320neo 24 May 2017 Airbus has delivered the first A320neo to Vistara, a Delhi based full service airline and joint venture between Tata Sons Ltd. and Singapore Airlines (SIA). The delivery is the first of seven aircraft to be leased from BOC Aviation. The aircraft sports a unique A320neo Vistara star […]

Continue Reading

Boeing To Build XS-1 Demonstrator

Boeing, DARPA to design, build & test XS-1 spaceplane 24 May 2017 Boeing and the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) programme. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a small expendable upper […]

Continue Reading
Air Mauritius

First Air Mauritius A350 Nears Completion

First Air Mauritius A350 takes shape in Toulouse 24 May 2017 Assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone have been completed. The aircraft is in the next assembly station […]

Continue Reading

Aviation Australia, JATC Training Partnership

Aviation Australia, Indonesia’s JATC form training partnership 24 May 2017 Aviation Australia has signed a cooperative partnership agreement with the Jakarta Aviation Training Centre (JATC) for the delivery of aircraft maintenance engineering training to Indonesian students. Training will be delivered at JATC’s campus, located next to the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, as well as […]

Continue Reading
20 Twenties

Boeing Aussie Graduate 20 Twenties Award

Boeing graduate represents Australia in 20 Twenties Awards 23 May 2017 Brisbane-based Boeing Defence Australia graduate, Karl Domjahn, has become the only Australian to be recognised in Aviation Week’s 2017 Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties. Aviation Week and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) collaborated with universities around the world to identify […]

Continue Reading