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.

PiperJet Altaire
Dec 4, 2011 - 12:10 AM
Shortly after Piper Aircraft posted billboards in Wichita advertising for engineers, the company suspended further development of the single-engine PiperJe
A multifunction control display unit in aircraft cockpit shows a controller-pilo
Dec 2, 2011 - 1:35 PM
The FAA also declined comment on the expected DCIS contract value, but said the program is on track for a contract award next year. According to the DOT IG
British F-35
Dec 2, 2011 - 8:55 AM
The first international Joint Strike Fighter, an F-35B for the UK, was rolled out on November 22,
First production A400M
Dec 2, 2011 - 8:50 AM
Airbus Military has begun final assembly of the first production A400M, slated for the French Air Force.
RAF Harrier
Dec 2, 2011 - 8:45 AM
The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is paying $180 million to buy 72 BAE Harrier GR.9 V/STOL fighters that were axed from the Royal Air Force
Dec 2, 2011 - 2:25 AM
Large-cabin, long-range jet prices stabilized early; now older jets are getting buyer attention
Gripen NG
Dec 1, 2011 - 3:30 PM
Switzerland has chosen the Saab Gripen as its new fighter aircraft, in preference to the Dassault Rafale or Eurofighter Typhoon.
Hawker Beechcraft 900XP in production.
Dec 1, 2011 - 4:55 AM
Hawker Beechcraft gave notice of yet another round of layoffs on November 4.
Hawker 4000
Dec 1, 2011 - 12:05 AM
After 15 years in development, this super-midsize delivers on its promises.
Flightcom commercial aviation pushback communications system
Nov 30, 2011 - 5:52 PM
Southwest Airlines says it will be the first major airline to widely use a wireless ground support communications system.