Aircraft

News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

Pilatus has already sold two full years of production for its new PC-24 jet, which is due  to enter service in early 2017.
Jul 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM
The new business jet offers a spacious cabin and great versatility in terms of its performance.
The view inside one of the two CAE full mission simulators. These are not designed to provide full-motion, but the pilot seat does “nudge” and “roll” and therefore can be “quite sick-making,” according to Ascent.
Jul 13, 2014 - 10:05 AM
Ascent has run UK Military Flying Training System at RAF Valley for a year. It has lowered front-line training and can now take foreign students.
Jul 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Ascent has lowered front-line training and is able to take foreign students at the UK Military Flying Training System at RAF Valley.
Jul 13, 2014 - 9:00 AM
As the aircraft becomes a common site and help airlines make revenue, Airbus says it is in no rush to stretch or re-engine the Airbus A380.
Boeing and Air Lease Corporation in late May celebrated the direct delivery of the first of 15 777-300ERs from ALC’s existing order pipeline with the manufacturer. Boeing expected to deliver the second 777-300ER for ALC to British Airways this month.
Jul 11, 2014 - 2:00 PM
BCA sales boss John Wojick expressed confidence that Boeing would soon collect significant 777 orders.
Flare dispenser trials culminated in this spectacular full flare jettison test of the Airbus A400M.
Jul 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM
The fleet of Airbus A400M tactical transports is starting to grow as the Royal Air Force prepares to take delivery of the first of its 22 in September.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:21 AM
Predictions for next 20 years remain robust.
Final assembly flow rates for the 777 now stand at 47 days, down from 48 days last year and 87 days in 1997.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:20 AM
Boeing’s latest supplier agreements for the 777X reflect a commitment to risk containment, as do efficiency improvements to the current 777 line.
The CH-53K “King Stallion,” one of the first all-digitally designed helicopters, was assembled inside a 3-D virtual reality lab at Sikorsky’s headquarters before any metal was cut or composites were laid out.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:15 AM
Operational service of the mostly composite helicopter, which has been dubbed the “King Stallion,” is expected in 2019.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:13 AM