KLM UK Engineering strengthens its MRO presence in UK

KLM UK Engineering is to construct a new hangar and workshop facility at its headquarters at Norwich Airport in the UK. The airport will invest £7 million ($8.5 million) in the 54,000 sq. ft. hangar and 15,500 sq. ft. workshop, both of which should be completed by August 2020. “This will enable us to provideRead More

Airbus Helicopters, Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on MRO activities for German Armed Forces’ NH90 fleet

Airbus Helicopters as prime contractor will work together with Dresden-based Elbe Flugzeugwerke to maintain the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr’s) NH90 fleet. Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed the corresponding 10-year support contract on Wednesday. The services to be rendered at a package price under this contractRead More

Russia’s new spy drone takes to the skies

Russia’s Ministry of Defense recently uploaded a video of the twin engine drone to YouTube. The drone, under development for several years, reportedly experienced cost overruns and was behind schedule for several years. The airplane is described as a spy plane but appears to have the ability to carry weapons. Russia, despite its reputation forRead More

THAAD system successfully passes missile defense test

Lockheed Martin’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target recently in a missile defense test led by the US Missile Defense Agency with critical support provided by the US Army. During the test, designated Flight Test THAAD (FTT-23), the THAAD system located at US Army Garrison KwajaleinRead More

AI to transform military operations in 2020

The Defense Department’s artificial intelligence center is expecting a transformative year in 2020 with more than double its budget from 2019 and new projects that further ingrain AI into military operations. DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) will embark on a new project next year called AI for maneuver and fires. “The project will focusRead More

Pakistan successfully deploys Ghaznavi missile

Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor recently informed that Pakistan has successfully carried out night training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Ghaznavi. Major General Asif Ghafoor said the missile is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kilometers. The DG ISPR congratulated the nation over the success.Read More

Flydubai has no immediate plans to put passengers back on its grounded Boeing aircraft

Customers currently booking flights with Flydubai this year can do so in confidence that they will not be booking a seat on one of Boeing’s grounded 737 Max planes. The confirmation comes as The Sunday Times reported that several airlines, including American carrier United and British airline TUI, are now selling tickets for seats on-boardRead More

Boeing and KLM announce order for 777 Jets

Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today announced that the carrier has ordered two more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes as it continues to operate one of Europe’s most modern and efficient fleet. The order, valued at $751 million at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.Read More

AirAsia X orders 12 more A330neo and 30 A321XLR aircraft

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalized a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur signed the contract recently, in the presence of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad,Read More

Clermont Group acquires majority stake of Eviation Aircraft

Singapore-based Clermont Group has completed its majority acquisition of Eviation Aircraft, the companies announced. In January, Clermont entered into an agreement to acquire a 70-percent stake in the Israel-based startup, which plans to become the first-to-market manufacturer of an all-electric-propulsion aircraft. Eviation is working on the all-electric Alice, which targets middle-mile commutes of up toRead More