David Donald
Contributor - UK

Contributor - UK

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Aircraft

Saab Eyes Southeast Asia for Gripen Multirole Fighter Sales

Saab has Thailand and the Philippines in its sights
Saab Grippen
Aircraft

Starlux Grows Airbus Widebody Fleet

The Taiwanese carrier is buying three A330neos and five A350Fs
Airbus freighter sale
Maintenance and Modifications

ST Engineering Extends Honeywell Partnership

ST supports a wide range of Honeywell components
ST Engineering and Honeywell held a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow on February 20. (Front, L-R) Eric Ai, v-p of Honeywell Aerospace's APAC airlines business; Poon Kok Wah, senior v-p and general manager of component services at ST Engineering; (back) Xu Jun, Honeywell Aerospace's APAC president; and Goh Poh Loh, executive v-p and head of component services at ST Engineering.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Latest Elbit Hermes UAV Sparks to Life

Hermes 650 multirole UAV boasts a 24-hour endurance
Hermes 650 Spark
Airlines

Boeing Secures ‘Landmark’ Thai Airways 787 Deal

Royal Brunei Airlines has ordered four of the widebody Dreamliners
Boeing Thai Airways at SAS 2024
Aircraft

Singapore Airshow Bounces Back To Full Strength

Singapore Airshow 2024 returns to pre-pandemic levels
Korean Black Eagles at  Singapore Airshow 2024
Aircraft

Updated L-410NG Turbolet Lands at the Singapore Airshow

The L-410NG is a modern version of a Czech classic
Let L-410 Turbolet
Environment

Liebherr Highlights Tech Solutions for Sustainable Aviation

The company seeks to increase electrification in aircraft systems
Liebherr Aerospace electric aerospace systems
Aircraft

Comac Lands Orders for Short-body C919 and Firefighting ARJ21

Tibet Airlines is the launch customer for the first major C919 derivative
Comac C919 models at SAS 2024
Engines

Pratt & Whitney Expands Singapore Activities

Expansion allows for an increase in GTF and PT6C MRO capacity
P&W MRO Singapore
Aircraft

Chinese ARJ21 and C919 Airliners Go on Show

The ARJ21 and C919 are vying for orders in the Asia-Pacific region
Comac ARJ21 at Singapore Airshow 2024
Airports

Eve and Yugo Join Forces to Advance UAM in Southeast Asia

The companies will study infrastructure requirements and regulations
Eve Yugo aircraft
Engines

Pratt & Whitney Wins Korean Engine Support Contract

P&W has signed a third contract for fighter engine support
Pratt & Whitney $355 million F100 engine sustainment contract for South Korea's F-15s, F-16s
Aircraft

Embraer Teams with Mahindra for C-390 in India

If selected, the C-390 could be made in India
Embraer C390
Aircraft

Asia-Pacific Air Power Demand Fueled by China Threat

China’s expansionist aims boost requirements for military aircraft
F-35A (left), F/A-18F (center) and EA-18G (right).
Aircraft

Legacy Tails: Jet Commander

Jet Commander returned to the U.S. and has evolved into a Gulfstream
1124B Westwind II
Rotorcraft

AW169 Targets Gulf Government Sales

The new skid undercarriage is well-suited to military and government agency applications
Abelo ATR deal at Dubai Airshow 2023
Maintenance and Modifications

Honeywell Signs MENA MRO Support Agreements

Saudia Technic expands its APU servicing to cover Boeing 777s
Boeing777-9
Aircraft

Kuwait’s “E-Scan” Typhoon Makes Dubai Debut

Kuwait’s “E-Scan” Typhoon Makes Dubai Debut
Kuwaiti Eurofighter
Airlines

Ethiopian Goes Back to the Max

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered more 737-8s after suffering a tragic crash in 2019
Boeing Ethiopian deal at Dubai Airshow 2023
Aircraft

IAI’s “Big Twin” Freighter Lands in Dubai

The 777-300ERSF is the first Boeing 777 passenger-to-freighter conversion
IAI’s Boeing 777-300ERSF “Big Twin” Freighter Lands in Dubai
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

General Atomics Teams with Edge for SkyGuardian Weapons

Included in the agreement are the UAE's Al Tariq family of PGMs
Al Tariq family of modular precision weapons
Aircraft

Russian Knights Lead Dubai Presence

Russia’s aerospace industry is making a rare international appearance in Dubai
Russian Knights at Dubai Airshow 2023
Airlines

A350 To Spearhead Egyptair Fleet Expansion

The North African carrier has ordered 10 of the A350-900 widebodies
Egyptair is adding Airbus A350s to its fleet
Aircraft

C-390 Millennium Racks Up 10,000 Hours

Seven C-390 aircraft have entered operation
Embraer C-390 Millennium
Aircraft

Block III Thunder Makes International Debut

The latest version of the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 has an AESA radar
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC)/Chengdu JF-17
Rotorcraft

Korea’s Helicopters Make Dubai Debut

Both helicopters are showing their capabilities in the daily Dubai flying displays
Korean KUH-1E helicopter
Aircraft

USAF F-15EX Ignites Renewed Interest in the Boeing Fighter

Boeing plans to deliver the third F-15EX to the USAF soon to accelerate Eagle II testing
Boeing F-15EX
Aircraft

T-7A Red Hawk Begins Air Force Flight Testing

Aircraft APT-2 has arrived at the integrated test force at Edwards AFB.
Boeing T-7A Red Hawk
Aircraft

B-21 Raider Takes Flight

The production-representative test vehicle landed at the USAF’s primary test site at Edwards AFB.
Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider