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Civil aviationChina. MA-700 plane: first flight in 2020
It will have an integrated avionics system and a "fly-by-wire" flight control platform
The new Chinese Xian MA-700 aircraft produced by the company Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) could make its first flight by 2020. Xian MA-700,... more
IndustryDefence radar system for Indonesian Air Force
Contract signed between Leonardo and Persero
Leonardo has signed a contract with Indonesian company PT Len Industri (Persero) to provide a RAT 31 DL/M radar system for the Indonesian Air Force (IAF). The IAF will operate the radar to strengthen the... more
IndustryAirbus to add A-321 plane production capabilities in Toulouse
The entire system modernization project is underway
Following its strategy to keep its overall production system at the leading edge of technology and to increase industrial capacity and flexibility, Airbus has decided to create new A-321 production capabilities... more
Civil aviationBoeing: will be new B-777X aircraft test during the week?
In the market by 2021?
Boeing could make the first flight test of a new 777X family aircraft later this week. Designed to carry around 406 people it could enter the market by 2021. The B-777X is powered by GE9X engines, new... more
ReportB-737 plane shot down: Iran asks for help from the USA and France
A support to decode information of the black boxes
Iran, after refusing to deliver the black boxes to Boeing (see AVIONEWS) regarding the Ukrainian plane crashed in Tehran (see AVIONEWS) hit by two missiles (see AVIONEWS) is now asking the United States... more
Science and technologyRolls-Royce: "green" projects and new engine
"The challenge is dissociate emissions from traffic growth"
The Research and Development (R&D) sector of the Rolls-Royce company is unstoppable and much of its energy is now used in projects that pay attention to the environmental impact. The English group based... more
SecurityECA: "Flying in hostile airspace costs lives"
"Time for pragmatic solutions", according to European Cockpit Association
Europe’s pilots (ECA, European Cockpit Association) are shocked and deeply saddened by the shooting down of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 in Iran and the killing of all on board (see AVIONEWS). This c... more
VideoAVIONEWS INTERVIEW. Italian Financial Police Operations: "Ghost Fuel"
Meeting with Lieutenant Jacopo Segato, third operational unit in Rome - VIDEO
The Italian Financial Police has once again demonstrated its commitment and professionalism. AVIONEWS interviewed Lieutenant Jacopo Segato, commander of the first flight section of the third operational... more
IndustryProposed acquisition of Collins Aerospace’s Military GPS business
And Raytheon’s Airborne Tactical Radios business
BAE Systems announces that it has entered into a definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Collins Aerospace’s Military Global Positioning System business (“GPS business”) for $1.925bn in cash. As an... more
HelicoptersRussia-Eritrea: agreement signed for two Ansat helicopters
Understanding occurred after the lifting of the sanctions
The military cooperation agreement between Russia and Eritrea was signed for the delivery of two Ansat helicopters (which means "easy" in Tatar), modified for the transport of personnel. The decision came... more
ReportChinese virus: infrared rays thermometers at airports
Meticulous checks on all travellers from Wuhan
Concerns continue about the mysterious Chinese virus that hit the city of Wuhan (see AVIONEWS). The contagions would have been linked to a fish and wildlife market in the area, which was immediately closed.... more
AerospaceUSA: SpaceX's "Crew Dragon" shuttle passed the test
Next step: in space with astronauts in Spring -VIDEO
Successfully passed the tests of the "Crew Dragon" shuttle of the aerospace giant SpaceX in Cape Canaveral in Florida: the platform has proven to be able to safely abandon the "Falcon 9" rocket in the... more
PeopleAirbus Helicopters appoints Head of External Communications
It is Laurence Petiard, effective January
Laurence Petiard has been appointed Head of External Communications for Airbus Helicopters, effective January 2020. In this new role, she will be in charge of coordinating industry’s media relations, w... more
IndustryFincantieri enters the green project "ITER"
The Group strengthens its commitment in the field of clean energy
Fincantieri has been awarded a prestigious order, worth almost 100 million euros, for a number of high-profile equipment furniture and installations as part of the International Thermonuclear Experimental... more
DefenseLibya: truce signed in Berlin. Conte: "we are satisfied"
Commission will be created to monitor ceasefire
Agreement signed on Libya at the Berlin Conference which ended yesterday under the auspices of the United Nations after months of diplomacy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "We all agreed that... more
ReportIran: the black boxes remain with us
"We have no plans to ship them to other countries"
Iran has reiterated its intention not to deliver the black boxes of the Ukraine Airlines plane shot down in Tehran by two missiles (see AVIONEWS). An Iranian civil aviation official Hassan Rezaifar said:... more
UAS-DronesFalco Xplorer drone aircraft completes first flight
It was unveiled at last year’s "Paris Air Show"
Leonardo has announced the maiden flight of its new Falco Xplorer drone aircraft. Falco Xplorer S/N0001 took off from Trapani Air Force base on January 15, cruised over the Gulf of Trapani in a dedicated... more
AirlinesCALC orders 40 new A-321neo aircraft
Its accumulative order book with Airbus now stands at 252 airplanes- DATA SHEET
CALC announce that it has ordered 40 new A-321neo aircraft. Following this new order, CALC’s accumulative order book with Airbus now stands at 252 airplanes, making CALC the 7th largest lessor customer f... more
AerospaceEutelsat Konnect now in orbit
It is the all-electric telecommunication satellite -VIDEO
The all-electric EUTELSAT KONNECT telecommunications satellite has been successfully launched by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America). It was b... more
AirportsAci Europe. Passenger traffic decelerates in November
By +1.7% - ATTACHMENT
European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its latest air traffic report for November 2019.Passenger traffic across the European airport network grew by +1.7%, marking a further deceleration... more
Science and technologyAirbus demonstrates fully automatic vision-based take-off
The crew comprises of pilots, flight test engineers and test flight engineer
Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an its Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The test crew comprising of two pilots, two flight test... more
Finance and economyUS-China truce: consequences for Europe and emerging countries
Could we find squeezed between two fronts?
After the US-China agreement (see AVIONEWS), analysts fear that the ghost of tariffs will move to Europe or emerging countries. Sylvain Broyer, chief economist of the rating agency "Standard and Poor's",... more
ReportNew Chinese disease: "low" danger in the EU?
Three airports connected directly to the affected city
A mysterious disease has affected the city of Wuhan in China, and the concern that the virus reaches Europe as three airports are directly connected with the metropolis and there are also indirect connections... more
Civil aviationToyota will create flying taxis with Joby Aviation
Aircraft transport is a goal of the Japanese company
Toyota will invest $ 394 million in Joby Aviation, an aerospace start-up based in California for the development of a new flying taxi. Joby Aviation and NASA also designed the X-57 Maxwell, an experimental... more
AirlinesUnited Kingdom: response to EU complaint to rescue Flybe
Today discussion in the House of Commons on the operation, suspected state aid
The British government's response came following a complaint filed to the European Union by several companies including British Airways and Irish Air Lingus regarding the rescue operation of the local... more
AirportsLibya-Turkey: "Instabul will teach Haftar a lesson"
Considerations on the sidelines of the new meeting in Istanbul with Sarraj
According to "Al Arabiya" on Sunday 19 January, Libyan general Khalifa Haftar will take part in the Berlin conference on Libya. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj returned after 2 days to Istanbul... more
AerospaceTurkey: soon the first national production satellite in space
Erdogan and the economic growth of Ankara
The first Turkish-made communications satellite will be launched into orbit in 2021. The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this during the programmatic speech in which he exposed the economic... more
SecurityUnited States: worrying number of weapons discovered at airports
278 in the nation involved
In 2019, the United States reached a record number of weapons discovered at airside controls. David Pekoske, administrator of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said: "The growing increase in... more
AirlinesCalc welcomes its B-787 Dreamliner aircraft
It received its first batch of two units
Calc announces that it has successfully received its first batch of two B-787 Dreamliner passenger jets directly purchased from the US company.The arrival of the B-787 Dreamliner passenger jets marks a... more
Finance and economyUSA-China: the truce of duties is signed
The deal comes after two years of trade war between the two countries
The United States and China signed the duties agreement. After almost two years of trade war between Washington and Beijing, the truce between the two countries is arrived between the American president... more