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IndustryBoeing delivers first two KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to USAF
Two more tankers in the coming weeks - TECHNICAL SHEET and VIDEO
The first two Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft departed Everett’s Paine Field last Friday morning for McConnell Air Force Base, where the 22nd Air Refueling Wing will be the first unit to have the world’s new... more
IndustryFincantieri. Bono: "Political skirmishes must stay out of our projects"
To lose -he warned- would be the whole of Europe
On the sidelines of the launch of the new FREMM "Spartaco Schergat" of the Italian Navy-MMI- (AVIONEWS) in Riva Trigoso shipyards, the CEO of Fincantieri Giuseppe Bono is back on the decision of the European... more
IndustryThe ninth multipurpose frigate "Spartaco Schergat" launched
The Italo-French FREMM program continues
The launching ceremony of the “Spartaco Schergat” frigate, the ninth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels – Multi Mission European Frigates, took place today at the integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso (Geno... more
IndustryBrexit. Do Enders' statements hide political motives?
Strong fear of a slowdown in aircraft production
The declarations of the CEO of Airbus Tom Enders regarding the risks for jobs in the United Kingdom in the case of a "hard Brexit" could hide political motives? An idea brought forward by the British press... more
IndustryBoeing warns Trump and Congress: shutdown must end
Potential problem for the aerospace company's finances
The problem of the government shutdown in the United States is not only investing federal employees who have not received their salary for more than a month and despite this many of them have been preconditions... more
IndustryAirbus. Enders: "Hard Brexit would be disastrous for jobs"
New warning from the CEO of the European aerospace company
After the announced of the departure of Sony and Dyson from the United Kingdom, today the CEO of Airbus Tom Enders -in a video message- is back on the topic of a Brexit without agreement announcing that... more
IndustryIndia: will Lockheed Martin build F-16 aircraft with Tata?
It is a possiblity if the US fighter was ordered
The Indian aviation market is flourishing not only for commercial aircraft, but also for military ones since the Delhi government intends to buy 114 combat aircraft to be able to replace the old Mikoyan... more
IndustryLCS program: Fincantieri will build LCS 31
It will be the sixteenth ship of the program created on the Marinette site
Within the Littoral Combat Ship Program (LCS), the US Navy has awarded the consortium consisting of Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), and Lockheed Martin Corporation,... more
IndustryArtificial intelligence: it will be in the aircraft of the future of Airbus
It will replace pilots in "insignificant" tasks
The future of aircraft and transport could be increasingly automated and regulated remotely, but not only in terms of traffic control but also for the aircraft itself, which could soon be piloted by artificial... more
IndustryAlso Ivory Coast among the operators of the C-295 aircraft
The 28th Nation worldwide
The Ministry of Defence of Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C-295 medium transport aircraft.The airplane, in transport configuration, will enhance the capabilities of the Ivory Coast Air Force... more
IndustrySMBC Aviation Capital orders 65 A-320neo family aircraft
Its portfolio expanded that rises to 181 units
One of the leading aircraft lessor, SMBC Aviation Capital, has boosted its total order book for the A-320neo Family to 181 aircraft after signing a firm order for an additional 65 A-320neo Family airplanes... more
IndustryF-35: do users of fifth generation aircraft increase?
Also Singapore interested in the purchase
Singapore will also soon be added to the list of countries that will use Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft. This is because the Defense minister of the city-state declared -in a post on "Facebook"- that the... more
IndustryVitrociset-Leonardo: two prosecutions stop the closing
Request for damages by Mer Mec and family feud
The acquisition of Vitrociset by Leonardo should have been closed by Christmas 2018, but the closing will come later this year due to two "problems" of a legal nature. The first is a claim for damages... more
IndustryConstruction begins on Airbus’ US A-220 aircraft manufacturing facility
Enders and Faury present at the celebration
Airbus’ manufacturing growth in the United States advanced another step last January 16, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A-220 Manufacturing Facility officially launched with a g... more
IndustryLeonardo: agreement of $ 293 mln with Defense of United Kingdom
For the support of AH Mk.1 Apache helicopters
Until the withdrawal from the service of the fleet planned in 2024. The contract will guarantee the levels of operational effectiveness required with greater efficiency and low costs more
IndustryPlanes. A-220 obtains the approval of Transport Canada
Certification for 180-minute Etops operations
The newest addition to the Airbus family of commercial aircraft, the A-220, has received last January 14, 2019 180-minute extended operations (ETOPS) approval from the Canadian civil aviation authority,... more
IndustryGeneral Electric: over-leased aircraft leasing business?
The real value would be less than the 40 billion requested
The General Electric company -which also produces aeronautical engines- is thinking of selling the financing and leasing activities of airplanes and helicopters, or GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)... more
IndustryFincantieri-Stx. Fraccaro: "We will not sell off our industrial assets"
This was said by the Minister for Relations with Parliament in the question time
The Minister for Relations with Parliament Riccardo Fraccaro made it clear, yesterday during the time question in the Chamber of Deputies, that the slowing down of the acquisition of Stx by Fincantieri... more
IndustryAirbus. Enders: "There will not be a hard Brexit"
Reassurance coming from the CEO of the European aerospace company
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the European aerospace company Airbus Tom Enders tried to reassure -speaking to the US press- who fear a Brexit without agreement. During a conference call to announce... more
IndustryMC-21: airplane will receive certifications in 2020
Composite materials will remain, but it will be Russian
According to what said -at "Rossiya-24"- the President of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slyusar, the Irkut MC-21 passenger plane should be certified to fly by the European Aviation Safety Agency... more
IndustryUS Shutdown (2): problems also for aircraft certifications
It blocks the B-737 MAX deliveries to American Airlines
Among the problems related to air transport resulting from shutdown is the fact that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has suspended the approval for the delivery of aircraft and for the opening... more
IndustryFincantieri to build a new ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The third unit of the Explorer class is the tenth vessel in the order book to be built for the NCL group
Fincantieri and the US Group Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. signed a contract for the construction of one new ultra-luxury cruise ship for the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand to be delivered in 2023.... more
IndustryAirbus A-220: aim to reduce the cost of the aircraft
Increase international appeal and avoid new financial problems
The European aerospace company Airbus is trying to put pressure on suppliers of materials and parts for the A-220 aircraft, in order to reduce the costs related to the construction of the former Bombardier... more
IndustryEmbraer's BoD ratifies approval of the deal with Boeing
The transaction is intended to close by this year
Embraer's Board of Directors (BoD) ratified last Friday its prior approval regarding the strategic partnership with Boeing. Last Thursday, the Government of Brazil authorized the transaction that would... more
IndustryEmbraer-Boeing: Brazilian Government's approval of strategic partnership
It comes after the two companies last month approved terms for the jv
Embraer and Boeing have welcomed approval by Government of Brazil of the strategic partnership that will position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets.The government’s approval c... more
IndustryUSAF receives first KC-46A Pegasus Tanker aircraft
During extensive flight testing, six planes completed more than 3,800 flight hours
The US Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, setting the stage for the airplane’s delivery to McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kan., in the coming weeks.During e... more
IndustryFincantieri: what are the risks for the future?
Is the European Commission clearly analyzing?
Could the decision taken by the European Commission to stop -until the evaluation of all the documents- the acquisition of the shipyards of Saint-Nazaire (ex-STX) by Fincantieri jeopardize the future alliance... more
IndustryMC-21: will sanctions force to not use composite materials?
It could be a serious problem for the Russian plane
The composite materials for the construction of the Russian Irkut MC-21 aircraft will continue to be used, although there is a risk that in the future a possible sale abroad of the new generation aircraft... more
IndustryAirbus-Boeing: 2018 rewards the US aerospace company
After 5 years "wins" the comparison for orders of aircraft received
The two-way challenge for the number of aircraft delivered, between Boeing and Airbus (see AVIONEWS 1 and 2), was won by the US which after 5 years also managed to regain the lead for orders received for... more
IndustryAirbus: 800 aircraft delivered in 2018
Net orders total 747, backlog increases to 7,577 airplanes
Airbus delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record. Deliveries were 11 percent higher than the previous record of... more