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SITA Acquires Materna IPS

SITA on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Materna IPS, a company that is involved in passenger handling for airports and airlines. With air traffic set to double by 2040, airports…

AirFi Marks 50 AirFi LEO Installations in Early 2024

AirFi has announced that its AirFi LEO low-Earth orbit in-flight connectivity will be installed on 50 aircraft during the first quarter of 2024. This development marks a significant milestone for…

Airbus Tests New Pilot Assistance Technologies with Optimate

Airbus UpNext, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus, has started testing new technologies to support automatic taxiing and enhance pilot assistance onboard an innovative electric truck. The three-year research project, called…

KNDS Deutschland and GDELS Introduce AGM on Piranha HMC

KNDS Deutschland and General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) are presenting AGM on Piranha Heavy Mission Carrier at the Future Artillery Conference in Paris. The jointly developed solution combines the…

Airbus Signs Order with LCI and SMFL for 21 Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, LCI, a leading aviation company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company (SMFL), have announced an order for up to 21 of the latest generation helicopters. The new…

NIDC, AHQ Group and Embraer to cooperate in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's National Industrial Development Center (NIDC), AHQ Group and Embraer have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to discuss a joint strategy to develop the local aerospace ecosystem. The…

Iberia to become First Airline to Add New Airbus A321XLR to Fleet

Iberia will be launching the new Airbus A321XLR, as it will receive the first A321XLR on the market by the end of the summer. As with all newly delivered planes,…

Cessna Skycourier Earns FAA Certification for New Combi Option

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted certification of a new Combi interior conversion option for the passenger variant of the twin-engine, Cessna SkyCourier turboprop. The Combi option enables operators…

EDGE Group, Fincantieri Form MAESTRAL Joint Venture

EDGE Group and Fincantieri have inked an agreement to launch MAESTRAL, a shipbuilding Joint Venture (JV) based in Abu Dhabi, on Monday (May 20). The partnership, announced initially in February,…

Indra Unveils AI-Powered 360 Vision System for Armored Vehicle

Indra recently unveiled a new 360 vision system, integrating artificial intelligence (AI), designed to enhance the situational awareness and operational efficiency of armored vehicles during missions. The system was showcased…

Saudia Group Expands Fleet with 105 A320neo Family Aircraft Order

Saudia Group, comprising Saudia and flyadeal, has finalised an order for an additional 105 A320neo Family aircraft, bolstering its fleet to meet escalating demand. The order includes 12 A320neo and…

Korean Air, Amazon Web Services to Develop AICC Platform

Korean Air has announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop an AI Contact Center (AICC) platform aimed at enhancing customer service operations. The initiative, unveiled during…

Italian Navy Launches LSS Atlante

The Italian Navy recently launched the Logistic Support Ship (LSS) "Atlante" at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia. This vessel is a key component of the service’s ambitious fleet…

Embraer, Brazilian Air Force Aid Rio Grande do Sul Crisis

Embraer, in collaboration with the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA) of the Brazilian Air Force, headquartered in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, is spearheading a significant logistics…

Embraer and Eve sign MoU with Groupe ADP for Paris-Le Bourget Airport

Embraer, Eve Air Mobility and Groupe ADP (Aéroport de Paris) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that focuses on innovation and sustainable development, aiming to prepare the future of…

Royal Thai Navy Anoints HTMS Chang LPD

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) held an anointing ceremony for its newest Landing Platform Dock (LPD) ship, HTMS Chang (792), on Saturday, 18 May, at Sattahip Naval Base in Chonburi…

SriLankan Cargo Partners with CargoAi to Enhance Airfreight Services

SriLankan Cargo, the freight division of SriLankan Airlines, has partnered with digital freight solutions provider CargoAi to enhance its airfreight booking and payment processes. This collaboration integrates SriLankan Cargo’s services…

Northrop Grumman to Accelerate AI Innovation with NVIDIA Software

Northrop Grumman has signed an agreement for access and use of NVIDIA AI software to accelerate development of some of the most advanced systems. The agreement, facilitated by Future Tech…

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade Additional US Army and International M270 Launchers

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $451 million contract to recapitalize additional M270 systems expanding its domestic fleet of launchers and providing upgrades for global partners. The award…

Japan Airlines Unveils Special EXPO 2025 Livery

Japan Airlines announced the unveiling of a captivating special livery on its Boeing 787-8 aircraft (registration JA823J) for its international flights, in honor of the upcoming 2025 World Exposition (EXPO…

Airbus Eurodrone Completes Preliminary Design Review

Airbus Defence and Space, leading the Eurodrone programme, has concluded the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone. This achievement, overseen by OCCAR and representatives from France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, along…

Gauzy to Unveil Aircraft Interior Innovations at Hamburg Expo

Gauzy, a company specializing in vision and light control solutions, is gearing up to unveil its latest innovations at the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, scheduled from May…

German Heron TP Completes Maiden Flight

The German Heron TP (GHTP), developed by UAV PEO at the Directorate of Defense Research and Development at the Israeli Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), completed its…

AirFi Launches AirFi China with United Enterprise

AirFi announced its partnership with United Enterprise (UE) to establish AirFi China, located at Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China. This collaboration marks an important step in the company’s expansion…

Thai Navy Likely Proceeds With S26T Submarine

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is likely to accept the continuation of the S26T submarine project with Chinese CHD 620 engine - a source in the service said today. The…

Indonesian Air Force Receives Fifth C-130J

The Indonesian Air Force (TNI Angkatan Udara / TNI AU) received its fifth and final C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base (AFB) today. This delivery marks…

Gulfstream G700 Earns EASA Certification

The all-new Gulfstream G700 has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification, following the aircraft's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification on March 29. "During the flight test…

The Philippines Welcomes HHI Investment in Subic Bay

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., has confirmed that South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is entering Subic, partnering with American investment company Cerberus, which recently acquired leasing…

CARAT 2024: Indonesian Navy, US Forces Conduct Joint Training in Lampung

The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) has dispatched 1,380 personnel to partake in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2024 (CARAT 2024) joint exercise from May 13 to May 20 in…

Commercial Jet Gains 737 MAX Certification

The 737 MAX series aircraft has been added to its Dothan, Alabama MRO facility certification, Commercial Jet Services has said. This allows the company to provide full maintenance, modification, and…

Korean Air Wins Best Onboard Menu in Global Traveler Awards

Korean Air has been recognised for its food and beverage service by Global Traveler in the magazine’s 2024 Leisure and Lifestyle Travel Awards. The airline secured the title of best…

Fokker Next Gen and airBaltic Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Fokker Next Gen, a liquid hydrogen powered commercial aircraft manufacturer that plans to produce aircraft both in the Netherlands and in Latvia, and airBaltic, Latvia's national airline, have signed a…

Sanad Announces Strategic Sale Transaction with CFM Materials

Sanad, wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), has unveiled a strategic transaction between itself and CFM Materials, the world’s largest provider of used serviceable components for…

Azzera Chosen by Pratt & Whitney for Carbon Offset Service

Azzera, Inc. has been selected by Pratt & Whitney to supply carbon credits for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Carbon Offset Service. Under this agreement, the company will provide a selection…

Indonesian Navy Eyes Interim Submarine Acquisition

The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) is planning a procurement program for interim submarines to augment its fleet while awaiting the completion of work on two Scorpene class submarines. Admiral Muhammad…

Calian Group Acquires U.K.-based Mabway

Calian Group Ltd., a diversified company specializing in healthcare, communications, learning, and cybersecurity products and services, has completed the acquisition of Mabway, a U.K.-based company, for up to CAD 41…

Vietjet Launches Summer Promotions for Travellers

Vietjet announces a series of special promotions aimed at travellers seeking summer adventures. The airline offers discounted tickets and daily prize giveaways, presenting opportunities for travellers to enjoy savings and…

EDGE, PT PINDAD Collaborate on Ammunition Production

EDGE Group has inked a contract valued at USD 27 million (AED 99 million) with Indonesian state-owned enterprise PT Pindad in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Tuesday (May. 14). Under the…

LanzaJet appoints Doreen Pryor as CFO

LanzaJet, Inc., a sustainable fuels technology company and producer, today announced the appointment of Doreen Pryor as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company. Pryor brings over 20 years of…

Transport Canada Grants Type Certification to P&WC PW545D Engine

Transport Canada Civil Aviation has recently granted type certification to Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW545D engine, marking an important milestone toward its eventual deployment. This certification, received on May…

Airbus Helicopters, Babcock to Support French Ministry of Interior’s EC145s

Airbus Helicopters and Babcock have secured a contract to provide support for 48 EC145s operated by the French Ministry of Interior. The 12-year agreement, beginning this year, was signed with…

Indonesian Navy Launches Two Pari-class Patrol Craft

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut / TNI AL) recently launched two Pari-class patrol vessels. Constructed by PT Citra Shipyard on Batam island, the ships, named KRI Butana…

TUDM Eyes Kuwaiti F/A-18D Jets

A delegation from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia / TUDM) is reportedly set to engage in discussions with Kuwaiti authorities in June regarding the potential acquisition…

VARD to Construct Two Service Vessels for Taiwan

VARD, a subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group based in Norway, secured a contract to construct two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) for a client in Taiwan. These vessels, built on…

Leonardo Sells its Underwater Armaments Systems (UAS) to Fincantieri

Leonardo announced the finalization of an agreement to sell its Underwater Armaments Systems (UAS) division to Fincantieri on Thursday. “The disposal of the Underwater Armaments Systems is part of the…

GA-ASI and Shift5 Partner to Embed Observability Into MQ-9A Reaper

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is partnering with Shift5 to integrate the company’s onboard cyber anomaly detection and predictive maintenance capabilities into the MQ-9A Reaper for the United States…

Mindef Signs 40 Agreements Worth RM7.3b in DSA 2024 & NATSEC Asia 2024

The Malaysian Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has finalised 40 agreements totalling RM7.3 billion, encompassing seven contracts valued at RM1.90 billion, 10 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) worth RM280 million, and the…

DSA 2024: Leonardo, Mindef Forge Industrial Collaboration Programme

Leonardo, an Italian aerospace company, and the Ministry of Defense of Malaysia (Mindef) have marked a significant milestone during the Defense Services Asia Exhibition & Conference (DSA) by finalizing the…

Otokar Displays Cobra II and Akrep II

Turkish land systems manufacturer Otokar is displaying its Cobra II and Akrep II armoured vehicles at DSA. The Cobra II offers high level of protection, payload capacity, and large internal…

SEA Displays Ancilia Decoy Launcher, Towed Sonar at DSA 2024

Systems Engineering & Assessment (SEA), a technology company based in the UK, proudly displays its advanced decoy launcher Ancilia, at the company’s booth in the ongoing show. According to Paul…

Czech’s Excalibur Army Debuts at DSA 2024

The Czech Republic’s Excalibur Army has its debuts in the ongoing show. The company is bringing a few small scale models of its products on its booth to introduce itself…

SSB: Continuing Historical Bonds Through Strategic Partnerships

Turkiye’s Secretariat of Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı-SSB), has two main objectives: modernization of Turkish Armed Forces, and establishing&developing a self sufficient Turkish defence industry ecosystem. SSB is also coordinating…

SWS Aims to Expand in SE Asia and Beyond

Malaysian company, Smart Weapon Storage Inntech Sdn Bhd (SWS), which has been around for 20 years, aims to extend its footprint across the Southeast Asian region and beyond. The firm…

Interview With Cem Altinisik, FNSS Corporate Communication Manager

“We will continue to provide tailored solutions to our customers,” said Cem Altinisik, FNSS Corporate Communication Manager in an interview with Yulian Ardiansyah from Global Business Press’ Daily News during…

EDGE Group: We Are Hoping to be Part of Malaysia’s Growing Defence Industry

Tony Chegwidden, the Director of Business Development International at EDGE Group, is sharing his thoughts regarding the group’s focus and collaboration in Malaysia and in the Southeast Asia region with…

Boeing Validates Software for Future Manned Unmanned Refueling Missions

Boeing has advanced its manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) technology using a digital F/A-18 Super Hornet and MQ-25 Stingray. The testing shows the software is maturing for future U.S. Navy use and…

LUNAS Inks MoU with PT PAL Indonesia

Malaysia’s Lumut Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (LUNAS) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia at the ongoing show. The two companies have entered into a…

Malaysian Prime Minister Unveils Malvus’s Hydrogen-Powered Drone

Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, attended the unveiling of MALVUS SENSE SDN BHD’s CW-25H, a significant development for the local drone industry. The CW-25H utilizes advanced hydrogen-electric…

KNDS France Proposes Assembly of Caesar 155mm SPH in Malaysia

KNDS France which is the main provider of artillery systems for the Royal Malaysian Army and a strategic industrial partner for the Malaysian defence industry has further expanded its partnership…

Indo Defence 2024 Expo & Forum: Limited Exhibition Space Available

The upcoming 10th edition of Indo Defence 2024 Expo & Forum, renowned as one of the foremost international defence industry exhibitions and forums, is facing a scarcity of exhibition space.…

MILDEF International Technologies Unveils New Tarantula Armoured Vehicle, Displays Modernized M113 IFV

Malaysian firm MILDEF International Technologies unveiled its new Tarantula, 4x4 High Mobility Armoured Vehicle (HMAV) at the ongoing DSA. Also showcased was MILDEF’s M113 Modernization effort which sees the Infantry…

Royal Malaysian Army’s Nurol Makina NMS 4X4 Makes First Public Appearance

Nurol Makina and Nadicorp (Badanbas) are showing their NMS 4X4 armoured vehicle in Royal Malaysian Army camouflage for the first time at the ongoing DSA. Company officials confirmed to Daily…

Denel Looking to Gain Foothold in SE Asia

South African defence firm Denel is presenting its portfolio of guided weapons and land defence systems at the show. “Denel has long-standing ties with the defence community in Malaysia and…

Malaysia is Accelerating its Military Modernisation

The Malaysian armed forces are accelerating their procurements of modern military equipment in their quest to transform their combat capability. Despite a growing indigenous defence manufacturing ecosystem, Malaysia remains a…

PTDI Showcases Presence at DSA 2024, Opens Doors for Potential Contracts in Malaysia

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) is currently participating in the Defense Services Asia (DSA) 2024 defence exhibition, scheduled from 6th to 9th May 2024 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This exhibition, hosted…

Arquus Highlights Industrial Cooperation in Asia

The French defence company and a leader in ground mobility solutions, Arquus is showcasing its proven range of defence and security vehicles at the ongoing DSA. Arquus has a history…

Interview with Shahrinoldin Othman, Head of R&D and Manufacturing, Cendana Auto

Tell me about Cendana Auto, and the products that you're featuring here? Cendana Auto is 100% a local Malaysian company, consisting of a number of engineers from related industries, as…

Chaiseri Brings Its Armoured Vehicles to the Spotlight at DSA 2024

Thailand’s defence land system company, Chaiseri, is bringing three of its First Win (FW) series armoured vehicles to the show. “We have these three 4x4 vehicles here. First is the…

Roketsan Growing Guided Missile Portfolio

Turkish weapons company Roketsan is showcasing its broad range of missile equipment at the ongoing show including its new generation of anti-ship missiles such as the ATMACA which has a…

Malaysia to Get Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods

Malaysia will buy 10 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods from the United States. The proposed sale will improve Malaysia’s capability to meet current and future threats by modernising its current…

Spotlight on H225M as Malaysian PM Visits Airbus Helicopters Booth

As far as high-profile visits go, this one was right up there on the list. After speaking at the opening ceremony of the ongoing show, Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri…

Weststar Defence Unveils IAG Guardian APC

Malaysia’s Weststar Defence Industries has partnered with International Armored Group (IAG) to display the IAG Guardian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) for the first time at DSA. Weststar Defence Industries was…

Regional Defence Industry Cooperation on the Rise

Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen’s presence at the ongoing show and his meeting with Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as well as Malaysian Minister of…

Emirates Expands Its Refresh Programme

Emirates will add another 43 A380s and 28 Boeing 777 aircraft to its extensive cabin retrofit programme lifting the total to be done to 191. The original plan called for…

Lilium Teams Up with UrbanLink for AAM Operations in South Florida

Lilium, developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet is partnering with advanced air mobility (AAM) operator UrbanLink to operate Lilium Jets in South Florida. UrbanLink will…

U.S. Air Force Secretary Kendall Flies In AI-Piloted X-62A VISTA

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works recently joined the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and other government and industry partners in hosting U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall to…

Airbus Acquires Aerovel and its UAS Flexrotor

Airbus has finalised the acquisition of U.S.-based Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor, in a move to strengthen its portfolio of tactical unmanned solutions. Flexrotor is a small…

TAI Highlights KAAN, T625 Gokbey Helicopter, Other Products

The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is highlighting its 5th Generation Jet Fighter KAAN, as well as its T625 Gokbey Helicopter by displaying a full scale model of the rotorcraft on…

Sarsilmaz Showcases Small Arms, Machine Guns at DSA 2024

Sarsilmaz is bringing its range of weapons to the ongoing show. The company is displaying its defence products from small arms, assault rifles to the medium and heavy machine guns.…

Roketsan Targets Southeast Asian Markets from Malaysia

Roketsan is showcasing its well-earned reputation in the development of groundbreaking technologies in rocket, missile and weapon systems at this year’s DSA exhibition. Company officials tell Daily News their presence…

RMAF FA-50 Shown with MBDA Brimstone Loadout

An insight into possible weapon options for the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s (RMAF) new Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 light attack aircraft is on display at the ongoing DSA, with…

South Korean Defence Companies Grow Footprint in Malaysia, Region

Countries across regions are increasingly staying away from Russian arms since due to the fear of inviting U.S. sanctions, opening the door for other arms exporters such as South Korea…

Buoyed by India Success, Viettel Eyes Fresh Contracts

Fresh after its success in deploying 5G services in India, Vietnam’s Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) is at the ongoing show with the full range of its high-tech defence…

Saab Showcases Modern Training Solutions

Saab is displaying its training solutions for modern training needs at the ongoing DSA. The company is also showcasing its other product portfolios at the show. Live training for soldiers…

Chaiseri First Win ARV Makes Maiden Show Appearance

Ranhill Defence & Technology a Malaysian provider of defence solutions has partnered with Thai manufacturer of defence vehicles Chaiseri to bring a range of vehicles to the show. On display…

BrahMos Aerospace Eyes Regional Cruise Missile Market

BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL), the Indo-Russian manufacturer of cruise missiles is presenting its offering for use on air, land and sea at the ongoing DSA. BAPL officials say they…

STM Showcases Naval Platforms and UAV Systems

STM, a prominent player in the Turkish defence sector is showcasing its naval platforms and tactical mini-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems at the ongoing DSA. STM is displaying models of…

SMPP Targeting Growing Requirements for Bulletproof Solutions

Indian provider of anti-ballistic solutions SMPP Private Limited is presenting its range of bullet-proof armour-based solutions at the ongoing show. SMPP has been in business for over three decades and…

DEFTECH Showcases Modernised Equipment for Royal Malaysian Army.

DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (DEFTECH) is marking a strong presence at the ongoing with a wide range of offerings at the show. An important update on a modernisation programme…

Deftech Tactical UAV Undergoing Developmental Trials

DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech), a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Bhd is now undertaking developmental flight testing of Malaysia’s first-ever locally designed and developed tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The…

Malaysian Navy Eyes Assault Craft for Paskal

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is seeking to procure two assault craft for its special forces unit, Paskal. These assault craft will be stationed, one each, at the Lumut Naval…

Malaysian Army to Receive Additional 81 mm Mortar Systems

The Malaysian Army is set to bolster its arsenal with additional mortar systems following previous acquisitions from Spain. In 2022, the army acquired 72 Expal M86 81 mm mortars equipped…

ATR 72 MPA in RMAF Colours Shown

Leonardo is displaying a model of the ATR 72 MPA in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) colours. Two ATR 72 MPAs were ordered by the Ministry of Defence of Malaysia…

GIDS Showcases Growing Defence Portfolio

Pakistan based defence firm Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS) is showcasing its growing range of defence products at the ongoing show. One of the highlights of the company’s portfolio…

Deals Galore

The ongoing edition of Defence Services Asia (DSA) and National Security (NATSEC) Asia 2024 now underway is slated to result in a glut of orders further speeding up the modernisation…

BAE Systems to Showcase Nautomate

BAE Systems is highlighting the capabilities of Nautomate, an autonomous control system for uncrewed marine vehicles, by demonstrating it on a United Engineering Systems P38 Aggressor fast interceptor boat. According…

Aselsan Eyes Malaysian Market with Growing Weapons Portfolio

Turkish defence firm, ASELSAN is showcasing a growing range of defence equipment and services at the ongoing show, in order to fulfill essential requirements of its clients in the field…

Emirates Announces A350 Destinations

Emirates has announced the first set of destinations to be served by its A350 aircraft entering service in September 2024. The airline expects 10 A350s to join its fleet by…

New Search Expected for MH370 in November

Ocean Infinity, has presented a new MH370 underwater search proposal to Anthony Loke, the Malaysian Minister of Transport in Kuala Lumpur on 2nd May 2024 according to a new report…

DSA 2024: Growing in Strength

The 18th edition of Defence Services Asia this year (DSA 2024) is expected to be the biggest ever in the history of the event. Orders worth RM5 billion are expected…

Turkish Companies Keen to Expand Footprint in Malaysia, Region

It is not a coincidence that the Turkish contingent at the show is one of the largest. The Turkish defence industry, which has seen exponential growth over the last decade,…

Aselsan Eyes Asian Market with Growing Defence Portfolio

Aselsan is keen to grow its market presence in Malaysia and is participating in the ongoing DSA with a wide portfolio of products on display. The Turkish firm’s strong focus…

Roketsan: Naval Defence Taking Strategic Importance in the Region

"During the DSA event, we will be holding important discussions on what we can do to strengthen the naval defence of Malaysia and other countries in the region, and we…

SDT Wows with Wide Range of Products

Turkiye’s SDT Space & Defence Technologies has brought a wide range of its products to the ongoing show. Among the capabilities and products being showcased by the company are including…

Leonardo Reinforces Rotorcraft Presence

Leonardo, which is showcasing a wide range of products at the ongoing show, has a longstanding presence in Malaysia of over 40 years. The company has been especially successful in…

Rohde & Schwarz Showcases Multi-Domain Capability

Rohde & Schwarz is displaying its turnkey mission-proven solutions to achieve full situational awareness at the ongoing show. The company is showcasing its solutions for enhanced connectivity for all branches of the…

FN Herstal Aims for Bulls Eye in Malaysian Market

Belgium-based FN Herstal is showcasing its portfolio of modern small arms at the ongoing Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition and conference. FN Herstal has several customers in the Asia-Pacific region,…

RMAF’s Second F/A-18D Returns to Active Service After Thorough Maintenance

General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan, Commander of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), attended the Handover Ceremony of a F/A-18D jet fighter, following the…

GIDS Seeking Partnerships in Malaysia, SEAsian Nations

"We believe in combining our strengths with local expertise to innovate and produce advanced defence solutions that cater to the specific needs of the region while also contributing to the…

Asia Debut for BAE Systems T-650 All-Electric ‘Heavy Lift’ UAS

BAE Systems is showcasing a model of its T-650 heavy lift Uncrewed Air System (UAS) at the ongoing DSA. This is the first time that the drone is being showcased…

BHIC Submarine Engineering Services (BSES) Granted Contract Extension for Malaysian Navy Submarines

BHIC Submarine Engineering Services (BSES), a subsidiary of Malaysia’s Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC), has been authorised to expand its Scope of Work and raise the Contract Ceiling Price for…

Malaysian Navy Commander Visits Indonesian Shipbuilding Firm

In what might appear as a step toward the announcement of the winning bid, the Commander of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Rahman bin Ayob, embarked…

Philippine Navy to Revive Domestic Naval Shipbuilding

The Philippine Navy (PN) is in the process of reviving the country’s naval shipbuilding industry, said the service’s spokesperson WPS Commodore Roy Vincent Trinidad. This decision stems from a government…

AirAsia Launches Ahmedabad-Kuala Lumpur Route

AirAsia marks the beginning of the airline's first flight from Ahmedabad, India, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enhancing air links between the two countries. The new route, operating four times a…

BlueHalo and Kraken Partner to Advance Autonomous Maritime Operations

BlueHalo and Kraken Technology Group are partnering to integrate BlueHalo’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML)-backed autonomous mission systems into Kraken’s littoral security platforms. The companes intend to develop next-generation…

8tree’s dentCHECK Tool Used in Boeing 787 Production

8tree’s dentCHECK inspection tool, developed for and used within the MRO sector for dent-mapping, is now being utilized at Boeing’s 787 production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, to help…

Hensoldt UK to Provide Key Systems for New RFA Ships

Hensoldt UK has been chosen by Navantia UK to provide key systems for the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) three new Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships, aiding replenishment operations for…

Embraer Delivers 1800th E-Jet Aircraft

Embraer delivered its 1800th E-Jet aircraft with the handover of third E190-E2 to Royal Jordanian Airlines at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The Jordan’s flag carrier airline…

Havelsan Achieves EASA Certification for A320 Simulator

Havelsan, a Turkiye software and systems company, has attained the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Level D certification for its Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) operated by Turkish…

ST Engineering Marine to Upgrade Formidable-Class Frigates

ST Engineering Marine Ltd, a subsidiary of ST Engineering, has secured a contract with the Singapore Ministry of Defence for the mid-life upgrade of the Formidable-class frigates for the Republic…

Brunei Acquires Six H145M Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has secured a contract with Brunei's Ministry of Defence for the procurement of six H145M helicopters. “We are greatly honoured by the selection of the H145M to support…

Inaugural Domestic Flight for AirAsia Cambodia

Following the official launch last March, AirAsia Cambodia flew its inaugural domestic flight today, marking a major step in the expansion of AirAsia Group’s presence in Southeast Asia. With the…

Global Passenger Demand Up 13.8% in March

Global passenger demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), was up 13.8% in March this year compared to the same month in 2023, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has…

Exel Composites, Flying Whales Collaborate for Airship Development

Exel Composites, a Finnish composites manufacturer, announced a collaboration with French airship designer and operator Flying Whales. The partnership aims to develop an airship capable of delivering up to sixty…

P&WC, TAAG Angola Airlines Ink Engine Maintenance Deal

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and the state-owned airline of Angola, TAAG Angola Airlines E.P., have entered a six-year agreement under the Fleet Management Program (FMP). This contract encompasses engine…

Ruang Volcano Re-erupts, Cancels Flights and Closes Airports

Indonesia’s Ruang volcano erupted again on Tuesday (Apr. 30), leading to the cancellation of flights and closure of airports in the affected areas. Situated in the Sitaro Islands District of…

DTI Hands Over Two CS/AH2 Howitzer Prototypes to RTA

Defense Technology Institute (DTI) Thailand has delivered two prototypes of the 105mm light howitzer CS/AH2 to the Artillery Battalion, Artillery Center, Royal Thai Army (RTA) at Bhumibol Camp in Lopburi…

Airbus Introduces Pléiades Neo Next for Earth Observation

Airbus has announced the launch of the Pléiades Neo Next programme, aimed at bolstering its high-resolution Earth observation satellite constellation, on Monday (Apr. 29). The initiative, set to introduce new…

Eve Air Mobility Joins Japan’s Advanced Air Mobility Committee

Eve Air Mobility joins Japan’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Public-Private Committee, as announced by the company’s press release on Tuesday (Apr. 30). This committee advises Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade…

ACIA Delivers ATR 72 Freighter to Pattaya Airways

ACIA Aero Leasing, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, announced the successful delivery of one of two ATR 72-500 Bulk Freighters to Pattaya Airways, based in Thailand on Tuesday (Apr. 30). The…

Japan Hands Over TPS-P14ME Radar to the Philippines

One TPS-P14ME Mobile Air Surveillance Radar System from Japan was officially handed over to the Philippines Air Force (PAF). The Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND) Gilberto Teodoro…

Skyllence Appoints Abarius as New Head of Sales

Skyllence, an international air charter broker, announced the appointment of Kestutis Abarius as Head of Sales on Monday (Apr. 29). In his new role, Kestutis will lead the company's sales…

Qatar Airways, UNHCR Extend Partnership for Refugee Relief

Qatar Airways and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have reaffirmed their commitment to aiding the most vulnerable refugees and internally displaced persons globally through the extension of…

PCG to Acquire Five Additional MRRVs From Japan

The Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) is set to acquire an additional five Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs) from Japan. These vessels are expected to be in the same class as two…

Korean Air Opens Seoul-Macau Route, Expands China Network

Korean Air is set to open a new daily route connecting Seoul Incheon with Macau starting 1 July 2024, as stated by the airline’s press release on Friday (Apr. 26).…

Qatar Airways Cargo Launches New Animal Centre and Live Product

Qatar Airways Cargo announced the opening of its advanced Animal Centre and the relaunching of its Next Generation Live product on Friday (Apr. 26). This development signals a significant step…

ANA, Air India Establish Codeshare Partnership

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Air India, India's national flag carrier, have established a commercial agreement to initiate a codeshare partnership facilitating connections between Japan and India on Tuesday (Apr.…

Saab Delivers Fourth GlobalEye to UAE

Saab has completed the delivery of another GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This represents the fourth AEW&C aircraft supplied to the…

Vietnam Aims to Buy K9 SPH from South Korea

In what seems to be a continuation of Vietnam’s Defence Minister General Phan Van Giang's visit to South Korea in March of the previous year, Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence (MoD)…

GDHF Secures Contract for 20 Airbus H175 Helicopters

GD Helicopter Finance (GDHF), a Dublin-based helicopter leasing and finance company, has secured a contract with Airbus Helicopters and GDAT, a Chinese helicopter lessor and operator, to acquire up to…

IndiGo Opts for Airbus Widebodies with A350-900 Order

Indian Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) IndiGo has announced a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft in what is its first purchase of widebody aircraft. IndiGo has opted for Purchase Rights…

Airbus Helicopters Racer Prototype Completes Maiden Flight

Racer demonstrator, developed by Airbus Helicopters as part of the European Research Clean Sky 2 initiative, has completed its inaugural flight at Marignane, according to the company’s press release on…

Lockheed Martin Australia Wins AIR6500-1 Contract

Lockheed Martin Australia has secured an AUD$500 million contract with the Australian Department of Defence to develop the country’s future Joint Air Battle Management System under project AIR6500 Phase 1…

Artemis Aerospace Opens Singapore Hub

Artemis Aerospace has announced the addition of a hub in Singapore following the launch of two similar sites in the US earlier this year. “There’s been a huge rise in…

ZeroAvia Expands Offerings to Clean Aviation Sector

ZeroAvia announced plans to offer key components from its hydrogen-electric engines to fellow innovators in the clean aviation industry on Wednesday (Apr. 24). This strategic move aims to capitalise on…

Challenge Group Opens New A-CHECK Line at Hannover

Challenge Group has announced the launch of Challenge Technic's specialised A-CHECK line at its hangar facility in Hannover on Wednesday (Apr. 24). This new facility is equipped to handle various…

Korean Air Completes First Comprehensive UAM Demo

Korean Air, alongside Hyundai Motor Company, Korea Telecom (KT), Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), and Hyundai Engineering & Construction, has concluded a comprehensive urban air mobility (UAM) operations demonstration, marking…

Mayman Aerospace to Unveil Razor AUV at SOF Week 2024

Mayman Aerospace is set to unveil a full-scale model of its high-speed Air Utility Vehicle (AUV), Razor, during SOF Week 2024 in Tampa, Florida, from May 6-10. The company developed…

TEKEVER Introduces ARX Drone with Swarm Capability

TEKEVER, a provider of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Europe, introduced its newest drone the ARX in San Diego, U.S. on Tuesday (Apr. 23). The company touted its newest product…

Viasat, uAvionix Collaborate for Global UAV Communication

Viasat and uAvionix have teamed up to enhance global communication services for Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), with uAvionix joining Viasat’s Velaris Partner Network. “uAvionix successfully flew with Velaris connectivity in…

Korean Air and WestJet Expand Codeshare Agreement

Korean Air and WestJet have extended their codeshare agreement to provide additional transpacific travel options for passengers on Monday (Apr. 22). Starting May 17, Korean Air will offer tickets for…

China Eastern Airlines Teams with Amadeus for Global NDC Distribution

China Eastern Airlines has reached an agreement with Amadeus concerning international NDC distribution, marking a significant development for both parties. Under this agreement, the airline becomes the first Mainland Chinese…

Singapore Launches Fourth Invincible-class Submarine

Singaporean officials have launched an Invincible-class submarine for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) at thyssenKrupp Marine Systems (tKMS) shipyard in Kiel, Germany, on Monday (Apr. 22). Named Inimitable, the…

Ten Die in Malaysian Navy Helicopters Crash

Ten people died following a midair collision between an AW139 helicopter and a Fennec helicopter belonging to the Royal Malaysian Navy (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia - TLDM) at 09:32 on…

ISD Wins Contract for Indonesian Navy MPA Mission Systems Upgrades

Integrated Surveillance and Defense (ISD) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), for the Indonesian Navy's (TNI-AL) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) mission…

ST Engineering and Bureau Veritas to Advance Wing-in-Ground Technology

ST Engineering AirX (AirX), a joint venture between ST Engineering and Peluca (formerly known as Wigetworks), have announced a strategic partnership with Bureau Veritas (BV), aimed at advancing Wing-in-Ground (WIG)…

WestJet Cargo Resumes Calgary to Paris-CDG Service

WestJet Cargo is strengthening its flights between Calgary and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). The route will operate 5-7 times weekly. Paris CDG acts as a central hub, enabling WestJet…

Embraer Backlog Reaches Highest Level Over Past 7 years

Embraer delivered 25 jets in 1Q24, an increase of 67% compared to the 15 aircraft delivered in 1Q23. Executive Aviation showed robust delivery growth, soaring from 8 to 18 jets…

magniX announces LoI with Harbour Air for 50 magni650 Electric Engines

Harbour Air, North America's largest seaplane airline, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase 50 magni650 electric engines, magniX has said. magniX's electric propulsion units (EPUs) will be…

Emirates’ Chief Apologises to Passengers

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark has apologised to customers for the disruptions caused by the severe weather that battered Dubai last week. The world’s biggest international airline operations were devastated…

Indonesian Navy Charts Ambitious Procurement Plan

The Indonesian Navy (TNI Angkatan Laut - TNI AL) aims to enhance its operational capabilities between 2025 and 2044 with an ambitious procurement plan. This initiative includes acquiring Maritime Patrol…

Philippines Receives Its First BrahMos Missile System

The Philippine Armed Forces (PAF) took delivery of the first India-made BrahMos land-based anti-ship missile system at Clark Air Base on Friday (Apr. 19). Transported from India aboard an Indian…

UK MoD Acquires Six Airbus H145 Helicopters for Fleet Upgrade

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) ordered six Airbus H145 helicopters as part of its efforts to update its rotary fleet and streamline operations. These helicopters will primarily serve in…

Embraer Strengthens Ties with Austrian Aerospace Industry

The Brazilian aerospace company, Embraer, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AICAT (Austrian Industrial Cooperation & Aviation Technology) to bolster international collaboration within the aerospace domain. This agreement signifies…

Hamad International Airport Retains Skytrax’s “World’s Best Airport”

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) announced that it has reclaimed the title of the "World’s Best Airport" at the prestigious 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards in Frankfurt, Germany on Wednesday…

IAI Joins Partners for Boeing 777 Conversion Facility in Korea

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) joined the Sharp Technics K (STK) and Incheon International Airport Corporation for a ceremony heralding the commencement of construction for a collaborative Boeing 777 passenger-to-freight conversion…

Curtiss-Wright, Rancher Collaborate on Tactical Edge Kubernetes

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division has forged a strategic alliance and reseller agreement with Rancher Government Solutions (RGS), a provider of Kubernetes and container management solutions to the U.S. Government.  This…

Saudia Among World’s Fastest Growing Airline Brands

Saudia, the national airline of Saudi Arabia, has experienced a significant surge in brand value, as indicated by the latest annual report from Brand Finance, a brand valuation consultancy firm.…

Mount Ruang Eruption Affects East Malaysia, Brunei Flights

The ongoing eruption of Mount Ruang in the Siau Islands regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia has caused significant disruptions to air travel, affecting flights to and from East Malaysia and Brunei…

Scoot Receives Its First E190-E2 Aircraft

Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, recently received the first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft at Changi Airport. "We are excited to receive our first E190-E2 aircraft in Singapore today," said…

First PPA for Indonesia to Arrive in October 2024

The first of two Fincantieri-built PPA (Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura - offshore multi-purpose patrol vessel) for the Indonesian Navy is expected to arrive in October 2024, with the second ship anticipated…

Thai Army Tests DTI-STD-003 Bridge Layer Prototype

Thailand’s DTI (Defence Technology Institute) and the Royal Thai Army recently conducted a successful test of the DTI-STD-003 bridge layer prototype at the service’s Engineer Corps Centre in Saraburi Province.…

Eve Air Mobility and AirX Sign LoI for up to 50 eVTOLs and Urban ATM…

Eve Air Mobility has signed a letter of intent with AirX, Japan’s largest public helicopter air charter service, for up to 10 firm and up to 40 optional electric vertical…

U.S. Army Awards L3Harris ENVG-B Production Order

L3Harris Technologies has received a US$256 million order from the U.S. Army for continued production of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B). This is the first order for…

Lockheed Martin to Provide U.S. Missile Defense Agency With Next Generation Interceptor

The Missile Defense Agency has selected Lockheed Martin to deliver the nation's new homeland missile defense capability, the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). Lockheed Martin will provide the most modern, reliable,…

Collins Aerospace’s Ascentia to Receive Significant Upgrades

Collins Aerospace will introduce two major upgrades to the Ascentia software platform. Ascentia is a software solution for aircraft reliability management that is designed to streamline operations, enhance decision-making and predict future…

Pratt & Whitney Canada Surpasses 25 Million PT6A Flying Hours on Cessna Caravan

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PT6A engine recently surpassed 25 million flight hours and 40 years of powering the Cessna Caravan turboprop family for Textron Aviation. “The Cessna Caravan continues to…

US Army Deploys MRC Missile System to the Philippines

The US Army deployed its Mid-Range Capability (MRC) missile system to Northern Luzon, Philippines for the first time. This deployment was carried out during the joint exercise Salaknib 24 to…

Milrem Robotics Secures THeMIS UGVs Contract with JGSDF

Milrem Robotics has secured a contract to deliver an undisclosed quantity of THeMIS UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) to the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) on Tuesday (Apr. 16). Under the…

CMA CGM Air Cargo Launches Transpacific Route

CMA CGM Air Cargo is set to expand its service by launching a transpacific route connecting Asia to North America in the summer of 2024, according to the company’s press…

Eve Air Mobility Taps KAI for eVTOL Pylon Production

Eve Air Mobility (Eve) has designated Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) as the supplier for the pylons of its electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) on Monday (Apr. 14).…

Emirates SkyCargo Partners with DB Schenker

Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo arm of one of the two flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has established an API connection with a logistics service solution company DB…

IAI’s MS-MMR Radar Boosts European Air Defence

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has secured a contract to supply a Multi-Sensor Multi-Mission Radar (MS-MMR) system for the air defence apparatus of a European nation. The MS-MMR, developed and manufactured…

First Embraer E190F E-Freighter Completes Maiden Flight

The first Embraer E190F, a jet converted from passenger transport to freighter (E-Freighter), successfully concluded its inaugural flight in São José dos Campos, Brazil, on Friday (Apr. 5). The company's…

Greece to Purchase 35 UH-60M Black Hawks Through FMS

The Government of Greece officially announced its plans to purchase 35 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company on Friday (Apr. 5). This acquisition will be conducted…

Cathay Cargo Resumes Ho Chi Minh City Freight Service

Cathay Cargo resumed its Ho Chi Minh City freighter service on April 4, 2024, after a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Operating weekly as flight CX3148, it departs from…

Skykraft Advances in Global Space Air Traffic Management

Skykraft has secured approval from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for its spectrum filing for a constellation of 2976 satellites. This advances its goal of providing global space-enabled ADS-B and…

Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy Conduct LRASM Flight Test

The U.S. Navy, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, has successfully conducted a historic Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) flight test with four missiles simultaneously in flight. During the 12th Integrated Test…

Boeing Wins Air Force Deal to Continue Extreme Environmental Testing for Defence Platforms

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract worth up to $559 million over five years to operate, maintain and perform testing at the Little Mountain Test Facility at…

IWI Unveils ARBEL Computerized Small Arms System

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) introduced the ARBEL, hailed as the world’s first computerized small arms system, on Thursday (Apr. 4). The company claimed that this technology signals a leap in…

Indra H175 Simulator Trains Hong Kong GFS Pilots

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service (GFS) has integrated the H175 helicopter flight simulator developed by Indra into their training regimen. This move aims to bolster the expertise of pilots responsible…

Air Canada Resumes Singapore Flights with SATS Partnership

After a hiatus of over 30 years, Air Canada is set to return to Singapore's Changi International Airport with the announcement of a new partnership with Singapore Airport Terminal Services…

FLY91 Teams Up with IBS Software to Enhance Indian Regional Air Travel

FLY91, India's youngest regional airline, announced a partnership with IBS Software on Wednesday (Apr. 3). Aiming to enhance its commercial operations and make air travel more accessible nationwide, the airline…

Malaysia Airlines Chooses RECARO CL3810 for New A330neos

Malaysia Airlines announced its partnership with RECARO Aircraft Seating to equip its upcoming Airbus A330neo aircraft with the CL3810 economy class seat on Wednesday (Apr. 3). This decision positions the…

Rolls-Royce Begins Pearl 10X Engine Flight Testing

Rolls-Royce announced that the company has begun flight testing its latest aero engine the Pearl 10X on its dedicated Boeing 747 flying testbed on Wednesday (Apr. 3). Designed for the…

Avolon to Lease Four A330neos to Cebu Pacific

Avolon, a global aviation finance company, has agreed to sell and lease back four new Airbus A330neo aircraft with Cebu Pacific, the Philippines low-cost carrier, on Wednesday (Apr. 3). The…

Malaysia Airlines, IndiGo Sign Codeshare Agreement

Malaysia Airlines and India’s largest airline, IndiGo, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a codeshare partnership and cooperation agreement on Wednesday (Apr. 3). This collaboration aims…

Garuda Indonesia to Add Eight New Aircraft This Year

The Indonesian flag carrier airline, Garuda Indonesia, unveiled plans to expand its aircraft fleet with the procurement of eight new planes slated for delivery throughout 2024 on Tuesday (Apr. 2).…

Belgian Defence Acquires Six Exail’s R7 ROVs

Belgian Defence has placed an order for six R7 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) from Exail. These unmanned underwater vehicles are set to bolster the Belgian Armed Forces' capabilities for underwater…

Greenerwave Launches SATCOM Terminal with AI Tech

Greenerwave, a deeptech start-up specialising in the control of electromagnetic waves, launched its first SATCOM user terminal after securing EUR15 million of funds on Thursday last Month (Mar. 28). The…

IAI, Aerotor Unmanned Systems Sign Collaboration MOU

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Aerotor Unmanned Systems have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), outlining their collaboration in product development and commercial cooperation on Tuesday (Apr. 2). Under…

GE Aerospace Goes Independent After Vernova Spin-Off

GE Aerospace officially launched as an independent public company on Tuesday (Apr. 2), marking an important milestone in the aviation industry. This move follows the completion of the GE Vernova…

Dassault Aviation Opens ExecuJet MRO Facility in Kuala Lumpur

Dassault Aviation has inaugurated a new ExecuJet Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, aimed at enhancing service for Falcon operators in Southeast Asia on Tuesday (Apr.…

Two Scorpene Evolved Submarines to be Built in Indonesia

France’s Naval Group and Indonesian state-owned shipyard PT PAL signed a contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence in Jakarta on Thursday (Mar. 28). The agreement will see PT PAL,…

Korean Air Orders 33 Airbus A350s

Korean Air finalized a firm order for 33 aircraft, including 27 A350-1000s and six A350-900s on Tuesday (Apr. 2). The A350 aircraft, known for its extended range, will seamlessly serve…

RTN Postpones New Frigate, to Switch Submarine to OPV

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) faces a setback as its new frigate program gets postponed due to a substantial cut of 17 billion baht (approximately USD 465 million) in the…

Japan Grants Patrol Ship to Indonesian Coast Guard

Following a note exchange between Japan's Foreign Minister Kamikawa Yoko and her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi in Tokyo in December last year, the Japanese ambassador for Indonesia, Masaki Yasushi, has…

Korean Air Introduces Eco-Friendly Uniforms for Staff

Korean Air unveils new eco-friendly uniforms for maintenance, aerospace, cargo, and ground handling employees, to be rolled out from April 1.  These new uniforms prioritize safety and functionality, featuring specialized…

Rheinmetall Unveils VSI HQ in Bristol

Rheinmetall House in Bristol, UK, has officially opened as the new headquarters for Vehicle Systems International (VSI), following its recent acquisition. Andy Start, the Chief Executive Officer of Defence Equipment…

SIAEC to Exit From PW1500G Engine Risk-Revenue Sharing Programme

SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) wishes to announce that it has agreed with Pratt and Whitney (PW) to exit from the PW1500G engine Risk-Revenue Sharing Programme (RRSP) that was held…

India’s FLY91 Inks Engine Services Agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has entered into a multi-year engine services agreement with Indian regional airline FLY91 for the Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul (MRO) of the PW127M engines that…

HAL Completes Maiden Flight of Tejas Mk-1A

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has successfully completed the maiden flight of the first Series Production Tejas Mk-1A light fighter (LA5033). The aircraft made its maiden flight in Bangalore and stayed…

Fincantieri to Deliver Two PPA Ships to Indonesia

Fincantieri and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence signed a 1.18-billion-euro contract for the supply of two Thaon di Revel-class Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ships on Thursday (Mar. 28). These…

UVision USA, SAIC Collaborate on Hero 120 Munition Manufacturing

UVision USA and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) signed a collaboration agreement to manufacture the Hero 120 Loitering Munition system in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. This collaboration marks a milestone…

Survitec Wins Contract for Royal Navy Frigate Survival Tech

Survitec, a provider of critical safety and survival solutions, has secured a significant contract to equip five Type 31 Frigates under construction by Babcock for the Royal Navy with its…

Spire, HANCOM InSpace Expand Satellite Constellation

Spire Global, Inc., a provider of space-based data, analytics, and space services, has announced a deal with South Korea’s HANCOM InSpace, a subsidiary of the HANCOM Group, to deploy two…

Emirates Introduces SAF on Amsterdam Schiphol Flights

Emirates has commenced its Neste fuel agreement at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport this month, with over 2 million gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to be supplied throughout 2024. The airline…

AirAsia Malaysia Resumes Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane Route

AirAsia Malaysia announced the resumption of its Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane route commencing on 2nd July 2024 on Tuesday (Mar. 26). This development is noteworthy as the airline is currently the only…

Royal Jordanian Receives New A321 Freighter

A new A321-200PF freighter joined the Royal Jordanian (RJ) fleet on March 24, bolstering its capacity to meet the cargo industry's increasing demand. This addition aligns with the airline’s fleet…

Jordan Airmotive and National Airlines Strengthen Partnership

Jordan Airmotive and National Airlines have expanded their partnership with a CF6-80C2B5F engine sale. Jordan Airmotive is an engine MRO fully capable of repairing and overhauling CF6-80C2, CFM56-3, CFM56-5B, and…

Indonesian Navy Builds First TAIS LPC Derivative

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) commenced the steel-cutting ceremony for its inaugural Kapal Cepat Rudal (KCR / Fast Missile Boat) of a new variant at the Palindo Marine shipyard in Batam…

Supernal Appoints David McBride Chief Technology Officer

Supernal, Hyundai Motor Group’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, has appointed David McBride as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). McBride will lead the company's technology strategy and vehicle development, reporting to…

Northrop Grumman and Diehl Defence to Collaborate on Integrated Air and Missile Defence Capabilities

Northrop Grumman and Diehl Defence have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing their commitment to work together to support layered air and missile defence capabilities for Germany. Northrop Grumman’s…

Collins Aerospace Introduces Venue Smart Monitor

Collins Aerospace unveiled its Venue smart monitor at the recent Aircraft Electronics Association Convention & Trade Show's new product introduction showcase in Dallas, Texas. The smart monitor can function as…

Raytheon Wins US$1.2 Billion Contract to Provide Patriot Air and Missile Defence Systems to Germany

Raytheon has been awarded a US$1.2 billion contract to supply Germany with Patriot air and missile defense systems. The systems will augment Germany's existing air defence infrastructure with additional Patriot…

Airbus to Acquire INFODAS for Cybersecurity Expansion

Airbus Defence and Space has revealed its plans to acquire INFODAS, a Cologne-based company specialising in cybersecurity and IT solutions for the public sector, including defence and critical infrastructure. The…

Boeing President & CEO Dave Calhoun to Step Down, Deal to Retire

Boeing has announced that its current President & CEO Dave Calhoun will step down at the end of 2024; Calhoun will continue to lead the airframer through year-end. Stan Deal,…

VITEC to Showcase Advanced Streaming Tech at Milipol Asia-Pacific

VITEC, a multinational Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) technology company, is set to bring its streaming technologies at the upcoming Milipol Asia-Pacific event at Sands Expo, Singapore from…

Rheinmetall Secures Multi-billion Bundeswehr Contract

The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) announced a contract awarded to Rheinmetall for the "Schwerer Waffenträger Infanterie (Heavy Weapon Carrier for the Infantry)". Following approval by the Budget Committee of the…

Korean Air Finalizes Deal with Airbus for A350s

Korean Air is set to finalize a contract with Airbus for the acquisition of 33 A350 family aircraft. The agreement comprises of 27 A350-1000s and six A350-900s with a total…

Indonesian Army’s 13th Cavalry Inducts Harimau Tanks

The Indonesian Army's 13th Cavalry Battalion has officially welcomed nine Harimau tanks into its arsenal. The induction ceremony took place on Tuesday (Mar. 19), marking a significant addition to the…

Naval Group Starts Building French 3rd-Gen Nuclear Submarine

Naval Group commenced the steel-cutting ceremony for the first third-generation French SSBN (SNLE 3G) at the group’s shipyard in Cherbourg on Wednesday (Mar. 20). The event marks the beginning of…

Vietjet Adds Hanoi-Sydney Direct Flight

Vietnam's leading budget airline, Vietjet, continues its expansion into the Australian market with the introduction of a new direct flight route connecting the bustling capital city of Hanoi with the…

AAR, Cebu Pacific Sign CFM56-5B Surplus Material Agreement

MRO company AAR has signed a multi-year agreement to supply surplus material for the CFM56-5B engine to Cebu Pacific. Under the agreement, AAR will support the 30 CFM56-5B scheduled shop…

Embraer Showcases C-390 Millennium and A-29 Super Tucano at Melbourne, Florida

Embraer hosted the C-390 Millennium and A-29 Super Tucano of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) at Embraer Executive Jets' headquarters near the Melbourne Orlando International Airport on March 18-19. It…

Terma Wins Contract to Enhance Belgian Airspace Surveillance

Terma's SCANTER 4002 radars have been selected by Belgian Defence to enhance the nation's airspace surveillance capabilities at both military bases and civil airports. The contract includes delivery and installation…

MBDA Joins Egypt International Airshow as Platinum Sponsor

MBDA, manufacturer of missiles and missile systems, has joined Egypt International Airshow (EIAS) as Platinum Sponsor that will take place from September 2-5 at El Alamein International Airport. Egypt's defence…

Eve Air Mobility Presents Vector for AAM Operations

Eve Air Mobility's Urban Air Traffic Management (Urban ATM) software has been named Vector. According to the company, Vector will be an agnostic software solution designed to safely address the…

GKN Aerospace to Expand Support for LEAP Engines

GKN Aerospace has signed a decade-long agreement to expand its support for the LEAP engines, strengthening its long-term partnership with engine-maker Safran. The contract covers new shafts and spare part…

Piaggio Aerospace Certified as Military Maintenance Trainer

Italian company Piaggio Aerospace has achieved certification as a Maintenance Training Organisation by the Italian Ministry of Defence, permitting the provision of military aircraft training following the international regulations of…

Airbus to Construct GRACE-C Twin Spacecraft

Airbus has secured a contract from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to design and manufacture the GRACE-C twin spacecraft. This collaborative effort between NASA and the German…

Sunclass Airlines and Lufthansa Technik Expand Cooperation

Lufthansa Technik will provide Total Component Support (TCS) for the current and future Airbus A321neo and A330neo fleets of Sunclass Airlines, a Danish leisure airline in the Nordics, The existing…

AirAsia Cambodia Launches Domestic Flights

AirAsia Cambodia has announced its readiness to commence operations with flights to three domestic destinations: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville. The airline, identified by its flight code KT, has…

IAE Tests V2500 Engine with 100% SAF

IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE) consortium, consisting of Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation, and MTU Aero Engines AG has recently…

IAI, Czech MoD Sign 20-Year MMR Radar Contract

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) have recently inked a contract aimed at ensuring the sustainability and maintenance of the Czech Republic's Multi Mission Radars…

Vietnam Airlines to Operate Airbus A350 to Delhi from May 2024

Vietnam Airlines will introduce the Airbus A350 from New Delhi to Vietnam from May. This marks the official launch of the Airbus A350 by Vietnam Airlines for travelers in India.…

Collins Aerospace Delivers First Aircraft Seats from Philippines Facility

Collins Aerospace recently delivered the first seating shipment from its Tanauan City, Philippines facility to Airbus. The delivery of the Meridian main cabin seat supports an airline customer's narrow body…

Lockheed Martin and Navantia Ink Memorandum of Agreement

Lockheed Martin has extended its collaboration agreement with Navantia, Spain’s defense and shipbuilding company and naval Combat System Integration agent. This agreement will extend the current agreement three years and…

Lockheed Martin’s Extended-Range Rocket Proves Effective In Double Shot

The U.S. Army recently successfully demonstrated Lockheed Martin’s next-generation Extended-Range GMLRS (ER GMLRS) against a target set at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Fired from the U.S. Army’s HIMARS…

SalamAir Expands Presence in Iraq

SalamAir, Oman's first low-cost carrier, inaugurated its latest office in Baghdad on March 9th, 2024, marking the airline's expansion in Iraq. The event, held at the Al Asal Building on…

Cyberani, Thales Partner for Saudi Cybersecurity

Cyberani, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco in the national cybersecurity sector, signed a partnership with Thales to address the cybersecurity requirements of private and public sector entities within the Kingdom…

STM’s Ada-class Corvette Wins Malaysia’s LMSB2 Bid

Ada-class corvette manufactured by the Turkish defence company Savunma Teknolojieri Muhendislik (STM), appeared to have won the bid for Malaysia’s Littoral Mission Ship Batch 2 (LMSB2) programme. This was indicated…

Naval Group Wins Dutch Submarine Contract

Naval Group has been chosen by The Netherlands Ministry of Defence to spearhead the Replacement Netherlands Submarine Capability project with the Barracuda-class expeditionary submarines. The announcement marks the conclusion of…

Air Astana: Strong Performance and Growth Prospects in 2024

Air Astana anticipates a prosperous 2024, with robust growth in passenger numbers and capacity amidst sustained demand for air travel. Despite volatile market conditions, the airline has demonstrated resilience, achieving…

BelugaST Ships Airbus-built EUTELSAT 36D Satellite to Launch Site

The Airbus-built EUTELSAT 36D geostationary telecommunications satellite has been shipped from Toulouse, France to Sanford, Florida, on board an Airbus BelugaST (A300-600ST). Its next step is the Kennedy Space Center,…

SAMI-AEC at LEAP 2024: Key Partnerships, Tech Innovations

SAMI-AEC concluded its successful participation at LEAP 2024, a global technology event held at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center from 4-7 March 2024. The event provided a platform for…

Embraer, ST Engineering Enhance APAC-South America Cooperation

Embraer Defense & Security and ST Engineering announced a collaborative agreement on Thursday (Mar. 14). The agreement is aimed at exploring future opportunities for cooperation in key areas such as…

Soaring Sales and Order Backlog Make 2023 IAI’s Best-ever Year

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) achieved record-breaking sales of about USD 5,327 million in 2023, with its order backlog soaring to approximately USD 18 billion. According to IAI's annual financial statements…

Orbit Integrates AI Connectivity in SATCOM Systems

Orbit Communications Systems Inc., a global provider of maritime and airborne SATCOM terminals, tracking ground station solutions, and mission-critical airborne audio management systems, unveiled a significant technological advancement on Wednesday…

Dynamatic Technologies to Manufacture D328eco Rear Fuselage

Dynamatic Technologies Limited announced a new partnership with Deutsche Aircraft, a German original equipment manufacturer (OEM) headquartered in Munich, Germany on Wednesday (Mar. 13) . The collaboration is aimed at…

Rheinmetall Wins €208M Spanish Army Ammo Order

The Spanish government has awarded Rheinmetall a contract worth approximately €208 million to supply 94,200 155mm rounds. Rheinmetall is scheduled to deliver the artillery rounds to the Spanish army between…

SIA Engineering Expands Services to Scoot’s Embraer E190-E2

Singapore's SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) announced the expansion of the scope of its Services Agreement with Scoot to include the latter’s new Embraer E190-E2 fleet on Tuesday (Mar. 12).…

dnata Achieves IATA CEIV Lithium Battery Certification at 11 Global Stations

dnata, a global air and travel services provider, has achieved accreditation from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its adherence to the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV)…

Embraer-X Announces Partnership with Greentown Labs

Embraer-X and Greentown Labs are partnering to mobilize climate solutions and accelerate the future of sustainable aviation. The announcement was made during a series of panels featuring industry leaders at…

Leonardo’s Industrial Plan 2024-2028: Focus on Digitalization, International Alliances, Sustainabilty

Italian defence major Leonardo's Industrial Plan 2024-2028 envisages the transformation of the Group's business model from defence to security with a technological evolution that involves extensive digitalization, domain interoperability and…

Fincantieri Signs Strategic Alliance for Naval Education and Training with Qatar Navy

Fincantieri and the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the recently concluded-DIMDEX 2024 to start discussions on potential supply of education and training courses…

AirAsia Resumes Kuala Lumpur-Pattaya, Inaugurates Perth Routes

AirAsia Malaysia has announced the resumption of services from Kuala Lumpur to Pattaya, Thailand, starting from June 17, 2024, with thrice-weekly flights on Tuesday (Mar. 12). This move marks the…

BBN Airlines Indonesia Receives Scheduled Flight Permit

Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub), has awarded BBN Airlines Indonesia an additional Air Operation Certificate (AOC) for commercial passenger flights. In a statement received in…

Akaer to Manufacture D328eco Forward Fuselage

Akaer has been chosen by German aircraft manufacturer Deutsche Aircraft to produce the forward fuselage of the D328eco, a sustainable turboprop aircraft designed for the regional aviation market. Akaer's responsibilities…

Terma Equips Doha Airports with SCANTER 5602 Radars

Terma has announced the successful installation of five SCANTER 5602 Enhanced Surface Movement Radars (eSMR) at Doha airports. Comprising four units at Hamad International Airport (DOH) and one at Doha…

India Conducts Maiden Test Flight of Agni-5

India on Monday successfully carried out the first flight test of intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-5 with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle or MIRV technology, aimed at strengthening its nuclear deterrence…

SalamAir Revives Baku and Almaty Routes Due to High Demand

Oman's low-cost airline, SalamAir has announced the revival of two sought-after summer destinations, Baku in Azerbaijan and Almaty in Kazakhstan, in response to overwhelming travel demand. Following a successful summer…

Singapore Hosts First Steel Cutting for Navy’s MRCV

ST Engineering Marine Singapore conducted the inaugural steel-cutting ceremony for the first Multirole Combat Vessel (MRCV) of the Singapore Navy on Friday (Mar. 8). The ceremony involved small plates being…

IAI Will Join the International XPRIZE Wildfire Competition

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced its participation in the international XPRIZE Wildfire competition, presenting a unique solution addressing the significant challenges posed by forest fires in recent years. The…

Tawazun, Naval Group, and Marakeb to Develop UAE Navy’s NCMS

Tawazun Council, Naval Group, and Marakeb Technologies announced a strategic partnership to develop a National Combat Management System (NCMS) for the UAE Navy in Abu Dhabi on Friday (Mar. 8).…

Damen Promotes New Multi-Purpose Support Ship

Damen Shipyards Group promoted its new Multi-Purpose Support Ship (MPSS) design at the recently concluded DIMDEX 2024. The MPSS has been co-developed with the Portuguese Navy, the vessel’s launch customer.…

Qatar Emiri Air Force and Leonardo Celebrate NH90 Fleet’s 2,500 Flight Hours

The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and Leonardo celebrated 2,500 flight hours of the NH90 helicopter fleet during the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024) that concluded…

DIMDEX 2024 Ends on a High, Contracts Worth Over QAR 5 Billion Signed

Contracts worth over QAR 5 billion, in addition to several MoUs and Letters of Intent, were signed during DIMDEX 2024, the eighth edition of the biennial event that took place…

Dearsan Shipyard Signs Deal with Qatar Navy for Two Fast Attack Craft

During the recent DIMDEX 2024, the Qatar Emiri Naval Force (QENF) signed a contract with Turkish Dearsan shipyard for the design, building and delivery of two 50 metres Fast Attack…

Safran Aircraft Engines and Qatar Armed Forces Sign Support Agreement for M88 Engines

At DIMDEX 2024, Safran Aircraft Engines signed an agreement with the Qatar Armed Forces to support M88 engines powering Qatar’s current fleet of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft. The agreement provides…

Qatar’s MCT Group Launches Dolphin1 Remote Controlled LifeBuoy

MCT Group, which is the authorized distributor in Qatar for the Dolphin 1 self-powered electric water rescue device, highlighted the product at DIMDEX 2024. Dolphin 1, which is directed by…

Fincantieri and Egypt’s Alexandria Shipyard Sign MoU

Fincantieri and Egypt's Alexandria Shipyard signed a Memorandum of Understanding at DIMDEX 2024 to seek joint business opportunities. The MOU will mainly focus on investigating new opportunities with the Alexandria…

Satair, Joramco Sign Supply Agreement

Satair, an Airbus Services company, and Joramco, the Amman-based aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility and engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), signed an agreement covering the supply…

RTAF Evaluates Options for New Fighter Jets

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has been assessing its options for acquiring new fighter jets, as outlined in the 2020 Royal Thai Air Force White Paper. The objective is…

HAL, PADC Offer Tejas Naval Strike Fighter to PAF

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), in cooperation with the Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation (PADC), is offering the Tejas jet fighters to the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The offer may include a…

Indra Aims to Lead Spanish Defence and Aerospace

During its Capital Markets Day event in Madrid on Wednesday (Mar. 6), Indra revealed its latest Strategic Plan, titled "Leading the Future." The plan outlines the company's ambition to become…

Qatar Airways Cargo Completes Retirement of Boeing 747F

Qatar Airways Cargo marked the conclusion of its Boeing 747F operations as the airline prioritizes environmentally sustainable practices. The final flight of the Boeing 747F, registered as A7-BGB, concluded its…

VARA Ponders Fokker 100 Replacement

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) is investigating replacing its Fokker 100 fleet with either the Embraer E190-E2 or Airbus A220-100. In a memo to staff, VARA Executive GM Nathan Miller…

More F-35, RSAF Joins USAF in Bilateral Training

As the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) plans to add eight more Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter aircraft to its fleet, the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs, for the…

MENC Conference Discusses Strategies to Overcome Maritime Security Challenges

Military leaders, academics and experts held forth on the challenges facing maritime security, their impact on global economies, and the strategies needed to overcome them at the Middle East Naval…

Rebreathing Device Fido Revolutionises Oxygen Delivery in Complex Environments

Mirola Rescue from Sweden has developed "Fido," a rebreathing device that revolutionises oxygen delivery on the field and complex environments. Fido is four times smaller and 90% lighter than existing…

‘The Middle East is a Very Important Region for BAE Systems’

The Middle East is a very important region for BAE Systems and the company continues to pursue a number of export opportunities for Typhoon in the region as well as…

Raytheon’s KuRFS and Coyote Detect and Defeat UAS Targets During U.S. Army Test Period

Raytheon, an RTX business, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the Low, slow, small-unmanned aircraft Integrated Defense System, or LIDS, during the U.S. Army’s annual test period in 2023. Raytheon’s Ku-band…

Robit Showcases Azab and Azat Kamikaze Drones

Robit Technology, the manufacturer of the Azab and Azat family of kamikaze UAVs, is attracting attention at the show. The company has developed two types of fixed-wing kamikaze UAVs with…

Poongsan Bags Major Ammunition Supply Order

South Korean ammunition manufacturer Poongsan, which has seen surging interest for its products across regions, has signed an agreement with Barer Holdings, a Barzan Holdings company, to supply 600 million…

Roketsan MIDLAS National Vertical Launcher System Makes DIMDEX Debut

Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan is displaying its MIDLAS National Vertical Launcher System for the first time at the ongoing DIMDEX. A company official confirmed to GBP Daily News, that this…

Thales Eyeing Qatar’s Air Defence Needs

Thales is presenting a range of solutions at the ongoing DIMDEX targeted at the needs of the Qatar Armed Forces to develop a comprehensive air defence system that can protect…

Rheinmetall Barzan Advanced Technologies Strengthens Qatar’s Air Defence

Rheinmetall Barzan Advanced Technologies (RBAT) is showcasing a cutting-edge Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) network developed for the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s Air Defence arm at the ongoing DIMDEX. The…

Eyeing Exports, MS SPEKTRAL Makes DIMDEX Debut

MS SPEKTRAL, which specialises in electro-optic and X-ray imaging systems that are extensively used in Turkey, is at the show, hoping to catch the attention of the sizable international audience…

Barzan Holdings Signs MoUs with QAF, Poongsan

Barzan Holdings and the Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the company to modernise and provide repair support for up to 54 VABs. According…

First Time in Qatar for Meteksan’s Felix Counter-UAS System, ULAQ KAMA USV

The Felix On-The-Move Counter UAS System and the Yakamos-RT retractable radar are among the capabilities that Turkish company Meteksan Defence is exhibiting at DIMDEX for the first time. Felix is…

Exceeding Expectations, the DIMDEX Way

The final numbers will emerge only after the event concludes, but if one were to judge from the range of advanced technological capabilities on display and the number of visitors,…

Ekovar Promotes the Green Way of Demilitarising Ammunition

At first glance, Turkish recycling company Ekovar looks a little out of place at the ongoing show. Dig deeper and you realise you are mistaken. The company is highlighting its…

Baykar Turns Heads with TB2, Akinci Models

A model of the TB2 combat drone that has seen its reputation soar after recent or ongoing global conflicts is on show at Turkish drone maker Baykar’s booth. The drone…

Aselsan Highlighting Advanced Naval Technologies

Turkish defence firm and leading global arms manufacturer, Aselsan is showcasing its growing portfolio of advanced naval products at the ongoing DIMDEX. On display are Aselsan’s Naval System Solutions, Military…

Artemis Technologies Bats for Sustainable Maritime Solutions

Belfast-based Artemis Technologies, which is a part of the UK pavilion at the ongoing show, is highlighting the capabilities of its all-electric high-speed boats and its commitment to sustainable maritime…

Aselsan and Barzan Holdings Sign MoUs to Enhance Cooperation in Qatar

Aselsan and Barzan Holdings signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on the second day of the ongoing show, both aimed at aimed at bolstering defense capabilities and enhancing strategic partnerships,.…

Scoot Announces SE Asian Destinations on New E190-E2 Aircraft

Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), revealed the initial six Southeast Asian destinations to be served by its new fleet of Embraer E190-E2 aircraft on Tuesday (Mar. 5).…

Lockheed Martin Delivers PAC-3 MSE to Bahrain

Lockheed Martin announced on Tuesday (Mar. 5) the delivery of the initial shipment of Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors to Bahrain. The introduction of this…

Icelandair Picks Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines for New Airbus A320neo Fleet

Pratt & Whitney, a business under RTX, announced on Monday (Mar. 4) that Icelandair has chosen GTF engines to power up to 35 new Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The selection…

American Airlines Announces Significant Fleet Expansion

American Airlines has revealed plans for a substantial expansion of its fleet, signalling a strategic move to bolster its operational capabilities and improve the overall passenger experience. The airline's proactive…

Qatar’s Project 401 is Ready for Training

One of the highlights of the ongoing DIMDEX is the Qatar Armed Forces pavilion showcasing the capabilities of Project 401’s Special Operations Training Centres. The inauguration of Project 401 training…

MBDA Offering New Generation Air Defence

MARTE ER is already one of the key components of Qatar's Missile Defence Coastal Batteries, together with Exocet MM40 Block 3. The country was able to rely on the system…

We Continue to Explore New Avenues for Collaboration: Abdullah Al Khater, Barzan Holdings CEO

Barzan Holdings, founded seven years ago, has had a significant impact on Qatar’s defence industry and has contributed to bolstering the country’s autonomy through the development of local capabilities and…

Raytheon’s Ghosteye MR Proves Operational Readiness During USAF Exercise

Raytheon, an RTX business, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, recently demonstrated the operational performance and readiness of the GhostEye MR advanced medium-range sensor…

“V-BAT Teams for ISR and targeting on every US and Allied Ship is Shield AI’s…

San Diego-based Shield AI, which is attracting attention at the ongoing Show with its V-BAT unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and the newly introduced concept of V-BAT Teams, is working to…

Aeralis Unveils Common Core Fuselage Full-Scale Mock-Up

UK-based Aeralis unveiled a full-scale mock-up of its common core fuselage at the Barzan Holdings pavilion on the opening day of the show. “We are incredibly excited to showcase the…

British Army Eyes Partnership with Qatar for Boxer IFV

The British Army is eyeing the modernisation of the Qatar Armed Forces with an offer of the Boxer family of highly mobile, protected and modular 8X8 wheeled vehicles. Speaking to…

‘VBCI 8×8 proposal Will Generate Jobs, Ensure Qatar’s Sovereign Operational Capability’

The localisation plan that is a key element of KNDS company Nexter’s VBCI 8x8 proposal to the Qatar Armed Forces will ensure the country’s sovereign operational capability and generate future…

Fincantieri-built Italian Navy’s Frigate Federico Martinengo at Hamad Port

Attracting attention at the Visiting Warships Display at Hamad Port in connection with DIMDEX 2024 is the Italian Navy’s Federico Martinengo, a Carlo Bergamini-class frigate built by Fincantieri. The vessel…

“We Are Not Going to Change Our Identity”

Although DIMDEX has evolved over the years to become an internationally acclaimed platform showcasing the latest integrated defence capabilities, the event will retain its focus on the maritime defence and…

Boeing Focusing on Sustainment of Platforms in Service with Qatar’s Military

Boeing’s Defence, Space & Security counts Qatar as one of its most important customers in the region, with the Qatar Emiri Air Force operating advanced F-15QA fighter jets, AH-64 Apache…

We Continue to Explore New Avenues for Collaboration: Barzan Holdings CEO

Barzan Holdings, founded seven years ago, has had a significant impact on Qatar’s defence industry and has contributed to bolstering the country’s autonomy through the development of local capabilities and…

EDGE Group, Indra Forge Joint Venture in Radar Technology

EDGE Group has formalised a new Joint Venture (JV) agreement with Spain's Indra Sistemas (Indra) to develop and manufacture next-generation radar systems. The JV will be granted prime rights for…

Rheinmetall to Supply NATO Member with €300M+ Ammunition & Systems

Rheinmetall has secured a contract to supply a NATO member in Europe with multiple rocket launcher ammunition. Deliveries are scheduled from 2024 to 2027. The contract, confirmed in December 2023,…

Airbus and DSTA Reveal A330 MRTT Maintenance Analytics

Airbus Defence and Space and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have collaborated on developing data analytics models for the Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aerial refuelling systems.…

Shield AI Plans V-BAT Teaming Demonstration in Region This Year

U.S.-based Shield AI is highlighting the autonomous teaming capabilities of its V-BAT unmanned Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) at the Show. “We hope to have new and continuing conversations with…

Second Successful Live Lire for RTX’s Raytheon LTAMDS

Raytheon, an RTX business, completed a second successful live-fire demonstration of the advanced, 360-degree Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, known as LTAMDS. This tactical ballistic missile live fire…

Qatar and the U.S. to Take Ironclad Ties to the Next Level

Qatar and the U.S. share a longstanding partnership of over 50 years and the two countries have seen their military-strategic partnership grow significantly since 1992. Qatar was designated as a…

Qatar’s Performance Marine Introduces Eshail Fully Autonomous Boat

Qatar-based Performance Marine, which is attending DIMDEX for the second time, is showcasing the 39' Eshail fully autonomous boat that has been built at the company’s facilities in Doha. According…

Nurol Makina Displays Ejder Yalçın 4×4

Turkish armoured vehicle manufacturer Nurol Makina is displaying its Ejder Yalçın 4x4 tactical wheeled armoured vehicle at the ongoing show. The Ejder Yalçın is well suited for operations in difficult…

Qatar Emiri Air Force Displays NH-90 NFH at World Defence Show

The Qatar Emiri Air Force displayed one of its new NH-90 NFH helicopters at the recently concluded World Defence Show, organised by the General Authority of Defence Industries of the…

Nexter Offers VBCI MkII IFV to Qatari Armed Forces

Nexter, a company of KNDS has announced at the ongoing show that it will offer the latest evolution of its combat-proven VBCI MkII Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to the Qatari…

All Eyes on the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference

One of the highlights of the ongoing show, the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), has grown immensely in stature since it was first launched at the inaugural edition of…

MBDA: Fostering a Future of Security Thanks to High Tech Defence

As MBDA attends the eight editions of DIMDEX (Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference - Hall 4, stand n. 108), by reaffirming its long-term and consistent commitment to this key…

Qatar Awaits LIDS to Shut Drones

Qatar is looking forward to acquiring the fixed site-low, slow, small, unmanned aircraft system integrated defeat system (FS-LIDS) system of systems from the United States. The proposal to buy 10…

Leonardo’s AW149 & AW249 the Latest in Military Specialized Rotorcraft

The AW149 is a latest-generation medium multi-role military helicopter that delivers the highly effective and survivable capability required by today’s armed forces, combining advanced technologies, equipment, and weapons with unparalleled…

A Showcase of Qatar’s Defence Aspirations

When the world’s biggest arms exporter starts to take the capabilities of its domestic defence industry to the next level, people sit up and take notice. While much of the…

Kongsberg Promotes RWS, Solutions for Defence Communications

Kongsberg, which has a long-standing relationship with the Qatar military, is showcasing its remote weapon systems and its defence communications portfolio at the Show. Kongsberg is the world’s leading provider…

John Cockerill Unveils Anti-drone System

Following successful testing in Bulgaria, Belgian company John Cockerill Defense has brought its new anti-drone system, which can be fitted to all its medium-caliber turrets, to the eighth edition of…

GORD 3D Presents Advanced 3D Printing Solutions

GORD 3D, a Center of Excellence under the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD), is showcasing its cutting-edge 3D printing solutions at the ongoing Show. Headquartered in Qatar Science…

Qatar Emiri Air Force Completes Five Years with Rafale Fighter Jets

The Qatar Emiri Air Force has completed five years with its state-of-the-art Dassault Aviation fighter jets. The first Rafale was formally handed over by the company to the Qatar Emiri…

Boeing to Showcase Range of Defence Capabilities

The F-15 and the AH-64 Apache, which have been in service with the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) for three and five years respectively, are among the advanced capabilities that…

Four Bell 429 Aircraft to a Middle East Country

Bell Textron has announced an order for four Bell 429 aircraft for parapublic operations in the Middle East. These aircraft will join the 90 Bell 429s supporting law enforcement, firefighting,…

Barzan Holdings Spreads its Wings, Facilitates Growth of Domestic Defence Industry

It has been only six years since it was formally launched at the 2018 edition of DIMDEX, but Barzan Holdings, the strategic investment and procurement arm of the Qatari Ministry…

BAE Systems’ Wide Range of Capabilities on Display

The Eurofighter Typhoon Next Generation Cockpit, Striker II Helmet, Nautomate Autonomous Control System, and an Amphibious Combat Vehicle (model) are among the capabilities that BAE Systems has brought to the…

Committed to Strengthening Strong Alliance with Qatar: Aselsan President & CEO Ahmet Akyol

Aselsan, which has a strong presence at DIMDEX 2024, aims to develop sustainable capabilities that reinforce the firmly established mutual trust between Türkiye and Qatar, support increased operational capacity, and…

Ares Shipyard Unveils Design of ‘Gamechanger’ Ares 76 Corvette

Turkish company Ares Shipyard has completed the design process of the Ares 76 Corvette and will highlight the capabilities of the vessel at the Show. The design of the compact…

Qatar Emiri Navy to Boost Capability with New ‘Al Fulk’ Landing Platform Dock

One of the newest military vessels on order with the Qatar Emiri Navy, the Landing Platform Dock (LPD) ‘Al Fulk,’ was recently launched at the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard…

Garuda Indonesia to Expand International and Domestic Flights

Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia's national airline, plans to ramp up its international and domestic flight operations from its Jakarta and Denpasar hubs by the end of March 2024. Additionally, the airline…

Indonesian Army Receives Dozens of AFVs

The Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) has taken delivery of a significant number of new Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) during a high-level leadership meeting convened between the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) and…

Boeing Awarded $3.4 Billion Contract for 17 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $3.4 billion contract to manufacture 14 P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force and three more for the German Navy. “We…

Heliswiss Signs LOI with Columbia Helicopters for 234SP Chinook

Columbia Helicopters, an Oregon-based provider of heavy-lift helicopter solutions, announced on Thursday (Feb. 29) the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Heliswiss International, marking the first international customer…

Volocopter Approved for VoloCity Serial Production

Volocopter announced on Thursday (Feb. 29) that the company has received an extension of its Production Organisation Approval (POA) from the German Federal Aviation Office (LBA) for the production of…

Airbus Helicopters Concludes Heli-Expo 2024 with 155 Commitments.

Airbus Helicopters concludes the 2024 edition of Heli-Expo at Anaheim, California with 155 commitments, including 40 firm orders, from customers worldwide for various multi-mission helicopters. Highlights included a contract with…

Nexter Qualifies New SHARD 120mm APFSDS Ammunition

Nexter, a member company of KNDS, has recently achieved qualification for its new SHARD 120mm APFSDS ammunition in late 2023. The new ammunition represents an advancement in firepower - with…

Bell and Leonardo Sign MoU for Tiltrotor Technology Collaboration

Bell Textron (Bell) and Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate cooperation opportunities in the tiltrotor technology domain on Thursday (Feb. 29). As two of the established companies…

Jetstar Unveils its New Uniform

Jetstar introduced its updated uniform on Thursday (Feb. 29) as the airline approaches its 20 years of operations. Designed by Australian fashion designer Genevieve Smart, in collaboration with 40 Jetstar…

Niagara Helicopters Renews Fleet with Six Airbus H130 Order

Niagara Helicopters, a tourism company based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has confirmed a full fleet renewal by ordering six H130 helicopters. The company, which annually serves over 100,000 customers worldwide…

ACHI Signs Airbus Maintenance Contract for Its H225 Fleet

Air Center Helicopters, Inc (ACHI) has inked a five-year Airbus HCare In-Service contract to maintain their fleet of 18 H225 helicopters. The company employs these aircraft for various global missions,…

Airbus Helicopters, LCI Unveil Flight Path Partnership

LCI Aviation (LCI) and Airbus Helicopters announced a new Flight Path partnership which will address the long-term capacity, sustainability, and financing requirements of the industry on Thursday (Feb. 28). The…

IWI Unveils Micro Folding Battle Sight (MFBS)

The Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), a member of the SK Group, recently introduced its new Micro Folding Battle Sight (MFBS) on Thursday (Feb. 28). The new sight was developed to…

Leonardo to Provide Falcon Shield C-UAS to Canada

Leonardo has been awarded a contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to supply its Falcon Shield C-UAS (Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems) for use by the Canadian Armed Forces.…

Recoil Aerospace Unveils T1000-E System’s Launch Clients

Recoil Aerospace announces three launch customers for its T1000-E Wildfire Suppression System at Heli-Expo 2024 in Anaheim, California (Feb. 27). These customers have chosen to equip their aircraft with the…

Bristow Signs Framework Agreement for 10 AW189 Helicopters

Leonardo and Bristow Group, a global provider of vertical flight solutions, have announced a framework agreement with firm orders for 10 AW189 super medium helicopters and 10 options. “This latest…

DRF Luftrettung Orders Up to 10 Additional H145s

DRF Luftrettung, a German helicopter emergency medical services operator, and Airbus Helicopters have announced a firm order for seven H145 helicopters, including an option for three more. “It is the…

THC Signs Agreement for 120 Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), a provider of commercial helicopter services in Saudi Arabia and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund, has signed a significant framework agreement with Airbus at…

Three New 787-9 Dreamliners Join the Etihad Airways Fleet

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The national airline of the UAE welcomed the latest additions to its expanding fleet at Abu Dhabi Zayed International…

Turkish Technic Provides Component Pool Services for Silk Way West Airlines’ 777F Fleet

Istanbul-based MRO provider Turkish Technic has signed a component pool agreement with Silk Way West Airlines, one of the youngest Boeing 777F fleet operators with ongoing orders. As part of…

Hensoldt Partners with Smith Myers for Enhanced Mission Management System

Sensor solutions provider Hensoldt's EuroNav 7 mission system for critical airborne applications has been enhanced with the integration of Smith Myers’ award-winning Artemis Mobile Phone Detection, Location, and Communication System.…

Saab to Further Expand Footprint in the Asia Pacific, Will Employ More Locals: Chun-Chau Chew

Defence major Saab intends to further expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region and will hire more local talent who will act as bridges between customer requirements and the…

Saab Receives Gripen order for Hungary

Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and received an order for four additional Gripen C fighter aircraft for Hungary. The order follows an amendment…

‘Social Acceptance is Critical for the Success of UAM’

There will not be a ‘big bang’ increase in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operations in a few years, but the sector is expected to come…

MBDA is Gold Sponsor for DIMDEX’s 8th Edition

The organising committee of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024) has announced MBDA as a returning Gold Sponsor for its eighth edition, taking place from March…

DIMDEX 2024 to Feature 200 Companies and 9 International Pavilions

The organising committee of DIMDEX has confirmed that over 200 international and local companies will showcase their latest innovations, technologies, and comprehensive defence and maritime security solutions at DIMDEX 2024,…

Hydrogen’s Role in Singapore’s Aviation Decarbonization

Singapore, Feb. 22, 2024 - The Singapore Hydrogen Cooperation Committee acknowledges hydrogen fuel's potential in the state's aviation decarbonization efforts. Formed after the Cooperation Agreement signing by Airbus, Changi Airport…

RTX’s Collins Aerospace Enhances FlightHub with Route Efficiency Solution

Singapore, (22 Feb.  2024), Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, has integrated the Flight Profile Optimization (FPO) solution into its FlightHub offering. FPO rapidly reviews changing environmental conditions to suggest more…

RTX’s Collins Aerospace to Supply Avionics Hardware to Air India

Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, has been chosen by Air India to supply avionics hardware for its expanding Boeing 737 MAX fleet. The agreement, announced at the Singapore Airshow 2024,…

Saab and Thales Sign MoU to Modernize Singapore’s ATM Infrastructure

Singapore Airshow 2024 - Saab and Thales have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the innovation and modernization of Singapore’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) infrastructure. The partnership combines…

Liebherr and Japan Airlines Sign Landing Gear Overhaul Agreement

Singapore, February 2024 – Liebherr-Aerospace and Japan Airlines (JAL) have finalized a long-term service contract for the overhaul of landing gears. Under this exclusive agreement, Liebherr-Aerospace will provide maintenance, overhaul,…

Vietjet Air Signs MoU for Purchase of 20 A330neo Widebodies

Singapore, (22 Feb. 2024), Vietjet Air has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the acquisition of 20 A330-900 widebodies. This marks Vietjet’s inaugural widebody order, intended for…

Resuming The N219A Project: First Flight Planned in August 2024

In Indonesia, a vast archipelago of over 17,000 islands spanning three time zones, the potential of amphibious aviation remains largely untapped. Despite its inherent advantage as a maritime nation, Indonesia's…

Korean Air Improves Operational Capability with Skywise Digital Solutions

Singapore (22 Feb. 2024), Korean Air has chosen Airbus Skywise Predictive Maintenance + (S.PM+) and Skywise Health Monitoring (S.HM) digital solutions to enhance safety, sustainability, and operational efficiency in its…

Honeywell, ST Engineering Collaborate on Cockpit Upgrade for Tunisian Air Force C130s

Singapore (22 Feb. 2024) – Honeywell has announced a collaboration with ST Engineering Defence Aviation Services (STEDAS) to provide cockpit and mechanical component upgrades for two Tunisian Air Force (TAF)…

Elbit Systems Unveils Hermes 650 Spark

Elbit Systems has launched the Hermes 650 Spark, a new state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The next-generation, autonomous, and digital UAS is designed to meet diverse operational needs across Air,…

STARLUX Invests In More Airbus Aircraft

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has placed a firm order for five A350F freighters and three more A330neos aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Singapore Airshow by KW Chang, Chairman…

Japan Defense Companies Eye Export Opportunities

Interview With Fukawa Hideki, Director of the Defense Equipment Cooperation Planning Office at the Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency (ATLA), Japan Ministry of Defense. In a candid discussion, Fukawa Hideki,…

Jet Zero Set For Take-Off

JetZero the California-based start-up has emerged as a major player with a replacement for the Boeing 767, 757 and A300 market with a blended wing body concept (BWB) called the…

High-Tech, Low Drag: Japan’s Aviation SMEs on the Global Stage

Interview With Junichi Iwasaki, Director of the Aircraft Component and Material Industries Office at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI). GBP Aerospace & Defence had the opportunity to…

Boeing Bullish on APAC Defence & Services Market

Boeing Defence is bullish on its market prospect for defense equipment and services, senior company officials informed during a media briefing at the airshow. Boeing views opportunities in the APAC…

Air India Inks Inventory Technical Management Agreement with SIAEC

SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) has entered into an Inventory Technical Management (ITM) agreement with Air India Group, at the ongoing airshow. SIAEC will provide extensive component support coverage for…

DIMDEX 2024: Barzan Holding is Strategic Partner and Gold Sponsor

Barzan Holdings is a Strategic Partner and Gold Sponsor of the eighth edition of Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024), which will take place from March 4-6…

Built to Last: Sustainment Program Keeps Launchers Mission Ready

Connected, capable, artillery systems like HIMARS and M270A2 are urgently needed to protect homelands and deter threats across the globe. In the Indo-Pacific region, agile artillery systems that can strike…

Apache Fire Control – Continuing the Legacy of Excellence Abroad

The Target Acquisition Designation Sensor/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) is the combat-proven, advanced electro-optical fire control system used by AH-64D/E Apache helicopter pilots across the globe for long-range precision engagement…

Asia’s First Specialized Aviation Mediation Framework Takes Flight

Singapore (Feb. 21, 2024), The Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation (The Hague CAA), and the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) have joined forces to establish Asia's inaugural specialized mediation…

Fokker Services Group Progresses to Become an Embraer Authorized Service Center

Singapore (Feb. 21, 2024), Fokker Services Asia, a subsidiary of Fokker Services Group, and Embraer announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU outlines the path…

CAAS, EDB, and Supernal to Drive Advanced Air Mobility in Asia-Pacific

Singapore (Feb. 21, 2024) Hyundai Motor Group’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, Supernal, signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Civil Aviation…

Honeywell appoints AMETEK Singapore as Solid-state FDR and CVR Authorized Repair Center

Singapore (Feb. 21, 2024), AMETEK Singapore PTE has been named a Honeywell Authorized Repair Center (ARC) for solid-state Flight Data Recorders (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR) for Airbus A320/A330/A340…

Honeywell, PTDI Collaborate on S-70M Helicopter Fleet Enhancement

Honeywell announced on Wednesday (Feb. 21) the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) at Singapore Airshow 2024. The MoU aims to enhance the overall…

ST Engineering Renews CFM56-7B Maintenance Contract with PT Lion Group

ST Engineering's Commercial Aerospace division announced a new five-year agreement for CFM56-7B engine maintenance with PT Lion Group, the largest airline in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, in Singapore on Wednesday…

Malaysia Airlines, Thales Collaborate for Avionics Enhancement

Malaysia Airlines has announced a partnership with Thales focused on equipping 20 Airbus A330neo aircraft with avionics equipment. This equipment includes Thales’ Flight Management System (FMS) and ACSS’ Traffic Collision…

Pratt & Whitney Enhances Aftermarket Repair Operations for GTF Components in Singapore

Pratt & Whitney announced on Wednesday (Feb. 21) that the company is expanding the industrialization of repairs for specific components of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines across its Singapore-based maintenance…

Collins Aerospace, HNA Aviation Group Announce MRO Agreement

Singapore (Feb. 21, 2024) Collins Aerospace has been chosen by HNA Aviation Group to deliver nacelle maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services to its subsidiaries, including Beijing Capital Airlines, Tianjin…

Breeze Airways Targets All-A220 Operations by 2024 End

Breeze Airways has announced an order for 10 additional A220-300 aircraft, bringing its total firm order for this aircraft type to 90, thus positioning the airline as one of the…

RSAF Thrills Crowds with Aerial Maneuvers

The RSAF is performing a series of aerial maneuvers using an F-15SG fighter jet and an AH-64D attack helicopter at the ongoing show, which demonstrate the maneuverability and precision of…

“The S-A2 eVTOL vehicle product concept will be very close to our final product”

Supernal, Hyundai Motor Group’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company is racing to be one of the first eVTOL makers to commercialize safe, efficient, and affordable everyday passenger air travel.  “At…

MH370 Update: New Report Proves WSPRnet Tracking Over Long Distances

In an extremely significant MH370 development, a new report proves that the breakthrough technology WSPRnet can track aircraft over long distances. MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER, was lost 10 years ago…

HISTORIC FLASHBACK: The Birth Of The 707 Was No Secret

The birth of the classic and game-changing Boeing 707 was no secret – everyone knew – but the lay media has continued to keep pedaling the myth that Boeing stole…

First E-Jets E2 Full Flight Simulator in Singapore

As Embraer prepares for the entry of service of its E190-E2 aircraft in Singapore, the airframer along with CAE, opened an E-Jets E2 full flight simulator (FFS) in the country,…

Clark International Airport Eyeing Aerospace Companies

The Philippines has launched a campaign encouraging global aerospace companies to establish facilities at Clark International Airport (CRK) to serve the Asia region and global market. CRK, located within the…

Brigadier-General Kelvin Fan Sui Siong Announced as New RSAF Chief

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced that Brigadier-General (BG) Kelvin Fan Sui Siong, currently Deputy Secretary (Policy) at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), will take over…

GBP Aerospace & Defence Wins Again at Aerospace Media Awards Asia

GBP Aerospace & Defence, publisher of Asian Defence Technology, Asian Airlines & Aerospace, Show Preview and Insight, has won two awards at the 2024 Aerospace Media Awards ASIA from seven…

Royal Brunei Airlines Orders Four Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and Royal Brunei Airlines announced the airline's purchase of four 787 Dreamliners to renew its widebody fleet at Singapore Airshow 2024 (Feb. 20). The airline's selection of the 787-9…

Embraer, Scoot Sign Agreement for Collaborative Inventory Planning

Embraer and Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, have entered a contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP), a program aimed at optimizing inventory levels to reduce operational…

Pratt & Whitney to Power 15 Additional Aircraft for Cebu Pacific Air

Pratt & Whitney, a business under RTX, has been chosen by Cebu Pacific Air (Cebu Pacific) to supply GTF engines for an additional 10 A321neo and five A320neo aircraft. In…

Airbus Anticipates Robust Demand Within the Asia-Pacific Freight Market

Amidst the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region's ongoing robust economic growth and active trade dynamics, Airbus projects a demand for approximately 400 widebody freighters in the area over the next two decades,…

Singapore Airshow 2024 Officially Opens

Singapore Airshow 2024, scheduled from 20-25 February at the Changi Exhibition Centre, promises an exhilarating showcase with a lineup of eight captivating aerial displays. This edition boasts the participation of…

Pratt & Whitney Canada Expands Helicopter Engine Overhaul Capacity at Singapore Facility

On the first day of the Singapore Airshow 2024, Pratt & Whitney Canada announced its plans to enhance its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities by establishing a new overhaul…

We Remain Focused on Growth: Chin Yau Seng, SIAEC CEO

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC), which will commission two hangars in Subang, Malaysia, next year, is on the constant lookout for growth opportunities in Asia Pacific as well as other major…

IATA DG Willie Walsh Goes Back to the Future

IATA’s Director General Willie Walsh has told delegates at the Changi Aviation Summit that "we need to look back at the shape of the industry over the past few decades,…

‘Asia is a Major Market for Rafael’

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has seen a significant increase in international orders, with the Asia Pacific region emerging as a key market. “The Asia Pacific region has emerged as a…

‘Interest in Gripen Remains Strong from Customers Around the World’

The Swedish defense firm Saab counts the Asia-Pacific region as one of its most important markets with a wide range of equipment delivered and in service with militaries in the…

Indonesian Air Force Jupiter Aerobatic Team Marks Repeat Appearance

"Airmen Hit Singapore's Skies Again: Jupiter Aerobatic Team Practices First Singapore Airshow 2024." The Indonesian Air Force’s Jupiter Aerobatic Team (JAT), known as the "Nation's Ambassadors in the Air," hit…

India’s Sarang Helicopter Display Team Makes Changi Debut

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has brought its ‘Sarang’ (Peacock in Hindi) Helicopter Display Team to the Singapore Airshow. This is the maiden appearance of the Indian helicopter display team…

Historic Flashback: Passenger Etiquette in 1953 Banned Wide Brim Hats

In 1953 airline passenger etiquette was not about using bad language but ladies not wearing wide-brim hats that would annoy other passengers and not tip the hostesses. You could only…

Key Analysts Still Bullish On Boeing

One of the world’s most respected analysts New York-based Bernstein is bullish on Boeing and is revising its Boeing production and delivery outlook based on new commentary from the company…

Thai Airways to Give Details of Aircraft Buy

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) will acquire 45  mid-range and long-range wide-body aircraft from Boeing Co. and engines from GE Aerospace.  THAI, along with Boeing and GE Aerospace,…

China’s C919 Makes International Airshow Debut

The C919, China’s self-developed large passenger aircraft, is making its maiden appearance at an international air show.  The trunk jetliner is built in accordance with international airworthiness standards and owns…

Australia will Have 60M Drone Flights by 2043

Analysis commissioned by Airservices Australia predicts the annual number of drone flights in Australian skies will surge from 1.5 million a year in 2023 to 60.4 million a year by…

S-A2 Furthers Supernal’s eVTOL Vision Concept

Supernal LLC’s S-A2 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle product concept, which was unveiled earlier this year in January, marks the latest milestone in the eVTOL pioneer’s roadmap to…

On the Rebound

The Singapore Airshow 2024 marks the full-scale return of the region’s most important aviation event. According to the show organizer Experia Events, more than 1,000 companies from over 50 countries/regions…

China’s Z-10ME Attack Helicopter Makes International Show Debut

Capping off the strong Chinese presence at the ongoing airshow is the Z-10ME attack helicopter which is being displayed for the first time at an international air-show by the Aviation…

Pratt & Whitney Expands Its ESA Facility in Singapore

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, announced the official opening of a 48,000-square-foot expansion of its Singapore-based engine center, Eagle Services Asia (ESA) on Monday (Feb. 19). The facility will…

Nandina REM Introduces High-Quality Reclaimed Carbon Fiber from Aircraft

Nandina REM introduces reclaimed carbon fiber materials derived from retired aircraft, meeting aviation standards and addressing the demand for high-quality resources in manufacturing. “Reclaiming high-quality circular materials from end-of-life aircraft…

Eve Air Mobility, Yugo to Explore Urban Air Operations in SE Asia

Eve Air Mobility (Eve) and Yugo Global Industries Pte. Ltd. (Yugo) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Singapore on Monday (Feb. 19) to explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and…

ST Engineering Highlights Tech Innovations at Singapore Airshow 2024

ST Engineering returns to this year's Singapore Airshow to showcase its latest advancements in the Aviation, Defence, and Smart City sectors. Some of these have also integrated cutting-edge digital technologies…

Airbus A350-1000 Flies With SAF at Singapore Airshow

Airbus is bringing its newest A350-1000 widebody aircraft to the Singapore Airshow, where it will be featured in the flying display from February 20th to 22nd. The A350 is being…

India on a Shopping Spree for Weapons

India plans to acquire advanced defence platforms and equipment across various branches of the military as part of its efforts to strengthen overall combat capabilities. The capital acquisition proposal worth…

ASELSAN Delivers Modernized M60T Tanks

ASELSAN delivered the first two modernized M60T tanks to the Turkish Land Forces on 10th February 2024. The project is an effort to increase these tanks’ capabilities and survivability in…

Eve Air Mobility Debuts at Singapore Airshow

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) will make its first appearance at the Singapore Airshow 2024. The company's will feature its full-scale cabin mock-up and a unique virtual reality flight experience. This…

RTX to Highlight Future Flight & Security Advances at Singapore Airshow 2024

RTX will showcase its latest aerospace and defense tech at the Singapore Airshow from February 19-24, emphasizing the company's commitment to regional military and commercial aviation needs, aftermarket capabilities, and…

DIMDEX 2024: Fincantieri is Diamond Sponsor

The organising committee of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024) has announced Fincantieri as ‘Diamond Sponsor’ for its eighth edition, taking place from March 4-6 at…

Topcast to Participate in the Singapore Airshow 2024

Topcast Aviation Supplies announced its participation in the upcoming Singapore Airshow, from 20 – 25 February, 2024. The Hong Kong-based aircraft parts and MRO company will showcase its range of…

Embraer Joins United Airlines Ventures Sustainable Flight Fund

Embraer announced its partnership with the United Airlines Ventures (UAV) Sustainable Flight Fund SM, on Wednesday (Feb. 14). This fund focuses on expanding the availability of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)…

Indra Completes Acquisition of Global Training Aviation

Indra, a Spain-based global consulting and technology company, has finalized the acquisition of 65% of Global Training Aviation (GTA), now owning its entire capital. This move positions the company as…

Pratt & Whitney Opens Its India Digital Capability Center

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, announced on Tuesday (Feb. 13) the establishment of its new India Digital Capability Center (IDCC) in Bengaluru, India. The center aims to boost innovation…

Korean Air Gets EC Approval on Asiana Airlines Merger

Korean Air, South Korea's flag carrier, announced in Seoul on Tuesday (Feb. 13) that the European Commission (EC) has approved its merger with Asiana Airlines. This approval comes in the…

ECS Group, Thai VietJet Air to Grow Cargo Operations Across Asia

Thailand subsidiary of Vietnam’s low-cost carrier, Thai VietJet Air, has awarded the tender of its cargo operations to ECS Group after signing a Master General Sales & Service Agent (GSSA)…

Naval Group Completes Final La Fayette Frigate Modernization

Naval Group has wrapped up the modernization of the third and final French Navy’s La Fayette frigate, the Aconit, following six months of work and a series of dockside and…

Liebherr-Aerospace to Showcase Its Products at Singapore Airshow

During the Singapore Airshow from February 20 to 25, 2024, Liebherr-Aerospace will showcase its range of products for the aviation industry, from environmental control and thermal management systems, flight control,…

Dassault Falcon 6X Debuts at Singapore Air Show

Dassault Falcon 6X long-range twinjet will make its debut at the Singapore Air Show 2024, opening on February 20 at the Changi Exhibition Centre. The aircraft will be showcased alongside…

Mayman Aerospace, Savback Helicopters Sign LOI for 300 Speeders

Mayman Aerospace, the US-based manufacturer of the Speeder Air Utility Vehicle (AUV), and Sweden-based Savback Helicopters announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the procurement of 300…

Skyports, RTA, and Joby to Launch Air Taxi Service in Dubai

Skyports Infrastructure (Skyports), a London-based vertiport provider for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), announced a Definitive Agreement with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and electric aircraft company Joby Aviation for…

Maiden Flight for Hungary’s C-390 Millennium

The first C-390 Millennium of the Hungarian Air Force successfully completed its maiden flight recently in Gavião Peixoto. The Embraer Defense & Security team flew the aircraft for approximately 4…

Air Japan Launches Tokyo-Bangkok Route

Air Japan, a newly established subsidiary of All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings, initiated flight operations between Narita Airport, located near Tokyo, and Bangkok, Thailand on Friday (Feb. 9). The new…

Singapore Airshow 2024 Features Record Number of Flying Teams

The Singapore Airshow 2024, taking place at the Changi Exhibition Centre from February 20 to 25, will feature eight aerial displays, including six from air forces and two from commercial…

Embraer, Mahindra Collaborate on C-390 Millennium Aircraft

Embraer Defense & Security and Mahindra announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday (Feb. 9), aiming to collaborate on the C-390 Millennium multi-mission aircraft bid for…

Boeing to Showcase Commercial and Defense Products at Singapore Airshow 2024

Boeing is set to participate in the Singapore Airshow 2024, showcasing its commercial products, defense capabilities, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), sustainable aviation solutions, and more. “We are proud to once…

Indonesia’s Nusantara to Utilize Urban Air Mobility Connectivity

Indonesia’s Nusantara Capital Authority (Otorita Ibu Kota Nusantara / OIKN) and the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation (Kementerian Perhubungan / Kemenhub) are conducting a location survey at two airports in East…

Gulfstream G700 To Make Singapore Airshow Debut

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will bring the company’s G700 business jet to the Singapore Airshow 2024. The G700 together with the G600 will be on display February 20-25 at Changi Exhibition…

BlackSky, Thales Alenia Space to Provide Reconnaissance Satellites to Indonesia

BlackSky Technology (BlackSky), an American company specializing in space-based intelligence, has won a contract with Thales Alenia Space to deliver Gen-3 Earth observation satellites, ground station capabilities, and flight operations…

EDGE, Turkish Aerospace Collaborate on Airborne-Domain Projects

The UAE-based technology and defense groups, EDGE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkish Aerospace to work together on several aerospace-specific initiatives at the World Defense Show in Riyadh,…

CAAC Certifies ExecuJet Haite for Gulfstream G650 Heavy Checks

ExecuJet Haite, based in Tianjin, China, has been granted certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to conduct heavy maintenance checks on Gulfstream G650 and G650ER aircraft. This…

American Rheinmetall Vehicles, GM Defense Deliver HX3 Prototypes for U.S. Army’s CTT Program

American Rheinmetall Vehicles, a subsidiary of Rheinmetall, and GM Defense LLC recently delivered 3 HX3 prototype trucks for the first phase of the U.S. Army’s Common Tactical Truck (CTT) Program.…

Terma to Supply Radars to Four More Indian Airports

Terma is set to provide SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radars (SMR) for four major Indian airports in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Hyderabad, according to the company’s press release on…

Challenge Group Expands Fleet with Boeing 747-400F Acquisition

To demonstrate its growth and improved capabilities, the Malta-based air cargo company Challenge Group announced the acquisition of an additional Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft on Wednesday (Feb. 7). "The new…

Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-52 to Power Piper M700 Fury Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced its PT6A-52 engine has been selected by Piper Aircraft Inc. for the Piper M700 Fury aircraft on Tuesday (Feb. 6). This is the first time…

Indonesia AirAsia Reopens Jakarta-Kinabalu Direct Route

Indonesia AirAsia, the Indonesian associate carrier of Malaysian AirAsia, officially reopened its flight route from Jakarta to Kota Kinabalu on Tuesday (Feb. 6). This marks the airline's first international route…

Garuda Indonesia Launches Jakarta-Doha Daily Flights

Indonesian flag carrier airline, Garuda Indonesia with codeshare partner Qatar Airways on Tuesday (Feb. 6) announced the launching of its new daily direct flight between Jakarta and Doha starting on…

Indra to Equip Four Saudi Ships with Rigel EW Suite

Indra has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to equip four Multi-Mission Surface Combat Ships (MMSCs) with Rigel Electronic Support Measures systems, also known as the Rigel EW suite. These…

Schiebel Expands UAS Production in Abu Dhabi

Following the award of a contract for the supply of the CAMCOPTER S-300 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for the South Korean Navy, Schiebel is…

Starburst Aerospace, AIR Lab to Launch Innovation Challenge

Starburst Aerospace and Aviation Innovation Research (AIR) Lab joined forces to launch the AIR Lab Innovation Challenge at Singapore Airshow 2024. The collaborative initiative aims to source innovative solutions from…

SRCTec to Supply U.S. Army with AN/TPQ-50 Radars

The United States Army (U.S. Army) has awarded a contract worth USD99.95 million to SRCTec, LLC, to supply an undisclosed quantity of AN/TPQ-50 exportable lightweight counter-fire radar (LCMR) systems, including…

Gebrüder Weiss Expands USA Network

After establishing the US network in Laredo, Texas, and Miami last year, the international transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is now expanding to Salt Lake City, Utah by taking…

DIMDEX 2024: Organising Committee Hosts Introductory Diplomat Briefing

The Organising Committee of the eighth edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024) organized a diplomat briefing, at Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha, for representatives of…

PEI-Genesis to Showcase Connector Innovations

PEI-Genesis will showcase its products and capabilities at the upcoming edition of the Airshow. The company will highlight its ruggedized mil-aero and harsh environment interconnect solutions from top manufacturers, including…

WestJet Cargo Partners with Awesome Cargo LLC as US GSA

WestJet Cargo has appointed Awesome Cargo LLC, a division of Aerocharter GSA, as its General Sales Agent (GSA) for commercial operations based in Los Angeles, effective immediately. Awesome Cargo LLC…

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia, and Vattenfall Collaborate on Hydrogen Aviation in Sweden and Norway

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia, and Vattenfall signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday (Jan. 31) to explore hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. This…

Qatar Airways Cargo Appoints New Chief Officer

Qatar Airways Cargo recently confirmed that Mark Drusch has been appointed as Chief Officer Cargo effective immediately. With over 25 years in senior airline management roles, Mark is a well-known…

ZeroAvia, flyv Partner on Clean, On-Demand Flight Across Europe

ZeroAvia announced on Thursday (Feb. 1) the signing of an agreement with flyv to explore powering flyv’s on-demand, low-cost flight operations using hydrogen-electric engines. “Flying can be the cleanest, quickest,…

Show Debut for Embraer’s C-390 Millennium

Embraer's C-390 Millennium multi-mission tactical transport aircraft will make its show debut at the upcoming edition of the Singapore Airshow 2024 that will take place from Feb. 20-25. The aircraft…

SATS, UOB Partner for Supplier Engagement and EV Workshop

SATS Ltd, a global provider of ground handling, air cargo, and food solutions, collaborates with UOB to promote sustainability across its supply chain. The Supplier Engagement Programme targets small-medium enterprises…

Turkish Technic Reaches Milestone in A330P2F Conversion

Turkish Technic, a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) company based in Istanbul, Turkiye, has initiated A330P2F conversions in partnership with Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), recognized as a center for Airbus…

Allen-Vanguard Secures Contract for SCORPION ECM Systems

Allen-Vanguard, a provider of solutions for countering Radio Frequency (RF) based terrorist and extremist threats, has been awarded a contract to supply 68 SCORPION Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) systems, accessories,…

DHL, Schneider Electric to Launch Sustainable Shipping Model

DHL Global Forwarding, in partnership with Schneider Electric, agreed to design and launch a new multi-modal shipping model in Singapore, on Wednesday (Jan. 31). This new method will utilize sustainable…

FOSAA Conference to Make Its Debut in Venice

The inaugural Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation (FOSAA) conference debuts in Venice, Italy, on March 20, 2024. Organized by Quaynote Communications and Arena Group Associates, the event extends…

Korean Air Gets Japan’s Approval for Asiana Merger

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) approved a business combination between Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, marking a significant milestone in the two airlines’ merger process. To date, the South…

Garuda Indonesia Places First on OAG’s On-Time Airlines Rating

Garuda Indonesia has secured first place in the “Top 20 Airlines Ranked by On-time Performance”, according to the UK-based company OAG. The Indonesian national carrier achieved an outstanding 95.28% On-Time…

Malaysian Army Aims to Procure Instalaza C90 RPGs

The Malaysian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) has announced its intention to procure Instalaza C90 Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) for the Malaysian Army. Released on Tuesday (Jan. 30), the Request For Bids…

Aeromedic Secures Three-year easyJet Medical Kit Contract

Ametek MRO AEM signed a 3-year agreement to provide total refurbishment services for easyJet’s first aid kits (FAKs) and supplementary medical kits (SMKs) for its fleet of A320 family aircraft.…

EDGE Group Appoints Hamad Al Marar as Managing Director & CEO

EDGE Group announced the appointment of Hamad Al Marar as its new Managing Director & CEO, on Monday (Jan. 29). Effective on 1 February, Al Marar transitions into his new…

Bakamla, U.S. Inaugurate Anambas Maritime Training Center

The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Badan Keamanan Laut / Bakamla) and representatives from the United States (U.S.) inaugurated the "Anambas" Maritime Training Center building on Monday (Jan. 29). Located at…

GA-ASI’s Gray Eagle 25M Makes its First Flight

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted the first flight of the Gray Eagle 25M (GE-25M) Unmanned Aircraft System at its El Mirage, Calif. flight facility on Dec. 5 last…

Eve Names Suppliers for eVTOL Sensors, Guidance and Navigation, Seats and Flight Controls

Eve Air Mobility has named four additional suppliers for its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Thales will supply a proven air data solution, comprising sensors and a computer…

IKAR Aviation to Enter Flying Taxi Business

IKAR Aviation, a subsidiary of British-based IKAR Holdings, is planning to enter the urban air mobility industry and is targeting 2027 for the entry of a battery powered aircraft. The…

Akasa Air Orders More Than 300 LEAP-1B Engines

Akasa Air and CFM International have signed an agreement to purchase CFM LEAP-1B engines to power 150 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, the sale of which was announced recently. The agreement…

Malaysia Airlines, Firefly Add Flights for Chinese New Year

Malaysia's national flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines, announced an increase in flight frequencies to accommodate travel demands during the upcoming Chinese New Year (CNY) and school holidays from February to March…

Indonesia Starts Building Second Bung Karno-Class Corvette

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) officiated the steel-cutting of its second Bung Karno-class corvette in Batam on Thursday (Jan. 25). Built by PT Karimun Anugrah Sejati shipyard, this ship will likely…

Airbus, Tata Group to Set Up H125 Helicopter Assembly in India

Airbus Helicopters has announced that it is partnering with the Tata Group to establish a Final Assembly Line (FAL) for helicopters in India. The FAL will produce Airbus’ H125 helicopter…

Saudia Ranks 9th Position in 2023 On-Time Performance Review

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's flag carrier airline, Saudia, ranked ninth among international airlines in On-Time Performance for the year 2023. The ranking issued by an independent flight monitoring website…

Lockheed Martin Delivers First C-130J-30 Super Hercules to the Georgia Air National Guard

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first of eight C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters to the Georgia Air National Guard. The 165th Airlift Wing ― the first C-130 operator in the…

Azorra Delivers Two Embraer E195-E2 to Royal Jordanian Airlines

Azorra is celebrating the delivery of the first two Embraer E195-E2 aircraft to Royal Jordanian Airlines. A ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos on Monday was followed…

Atlas Air Worldwide Appoints Joel Goldberg as Executive VP, CIO

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. today announced the appointment of Joel Goldberg as Executive Vice President (VP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective February 26, 2024. Mr. Goldberg will report…

Hainan Airlines Chooses SATS For Cargo Handling in Saudi Arabia

Hainan Airlines awarded a contract to SATS Ltd. for cargo handling services in Saudi Arabia on Thursday (Jan. 25). The new contract will see SATS providing warehouse handling services for…

Garuda Indonesia to Increase Flights to Haneda, Japan in March

The Indonesian flag carrier airline, Garuda Indonesia, will increase the frequency of its Jakarta-Haneda flights from four times weekly to daily starting March 2024. The move is driven by the…

Nose Wheel Comes off Delta Boeing 757 Before Takeoff

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 plane recently lost its nose wheel shortly before taking off at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, says a report from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).…

Airbus Opens First ALSC Facility in Chengdu, China

The Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre (ALSC) has started its operations in Chengdu (China), offering solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of an aircraft. Certified by both the European Union Aviation…

French Ministry of Interior Orders 42 H145 Helicopters

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) ordered 42 new H145 helicopters at the end of 2023, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, with deliveries set to start in 2024.…

Atmaca Anti Ship Missiles to Arm Refurbished TNI-AL’s Ships

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut / TNI-AL) will arm at least three classes of warships with Turkiye’s Atmaca Anti Ship Missiles (AShMs). This was revealed during…

EDGE Group Expands Capabilities with IGG

EDGE Group announced the addition of the International Golden Group (IGG) to the EDGE portfolio of companies in Abu Dhabi, today (Jan. 23). The move will allow EDGE to expand…

TE Connectivity Achieves Certification for K-Series Contactors

TE Connectivity (TE) has achieved VG certification for its HARTMAN K-Series contactors, facilitating their adoption for demanding aerospace, rotorcraft, eVTOL, ground vehicle, marine, and defense sectors. “Achieving VG certification for…

Liebherr-Aerospace and ISAE-SUPAERO Invest in Industrial Chair

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse and ISAE-SUPAERO (Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace) have jointly established an industrial chair in Toulouse, France today (Jan. 23). Co-financed by the French National Research Agency…

ECS Group Acquires Morocco’s EFIS MAROC

The ECS Group today announced that it has officially merged EFIS MAROC into the group to reinforce its presence in Africa. The acquisition agreement, signed on December 13, 2023, marks…

EDGE Introduces Three New Drones at UMEX 2024

EDGE introduced three new unmanned products, the GY300, BUNKER PRO, and M-BUGGY on the first day of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) and Simulation and Training Exhibition (SimTEX)…

Challenge Group to Expand Services and Facilities in 2024

Following a successful growth in 2023, the Challenge Group is focusing on fortifying internal collaboration and fine-tuning its service within the air cargo industry this year. The group has introduced…

Pratt & Whitney Canada Unveils MCU for Hybrid-Electric Airplane

Pratt & Whitney Canada today announced the development of an advanced Mobile Charging Unit (MCU) capable of charging high-power batteries at up to 1500 volts, making it compatible with Megawatt…

Saab Signs GlobalEye AEW&C Support Contract with UAE

Saab and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Defence have signed a contract regarding in-service support for the GlobalEye AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control ) solution. The order…

TNI-AU Takes Delivery of Its Fourth C-130J Super Hercules

The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) officially received a C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft at Halim Perdana Kusuma airbase in Jakarta today (Jan. 22). This marks the fourth delivery of…

PT PAL Lays Keel for Philippine Navy’s Third LPD

Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder, PT PAL, conducted a keel-laying ceremony for the third Landing Platform Dock (LPD) ship for the Philippine Navy, in Surabaya, East Java today (Jan. 22). Also known…

Bali Welcomes New Direct Flight from Shanghai

I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia has added a new direct flight to Shanghai, China which had been planned for a year prior. Served by Juneyao Airlines,…

Air Astana Group Grows Fleet to 50 Aircraft

The flag carrier airline of Kazakhstan, Air Astana, received a delivery of an Airbus A321neo aircraft on Saturday (Jan. 20). Directly flown from the Airbus assembly line in Hamburg, Germany,…

Lockheed Martin, Indra Ink New Industry Teaming Agreement

Lockheed Martin and Indra have signed a new collaboration agreement to jointly explore areas of cooperation in the air, land, sea, and cyber defense sectors, as well as in simulation…

Lion Air Opens New Jakarta-Ternate Route

Lion Air, Indonesia’s biggest low-cost airline, has announced that the airline will start flying its new Jakarta-Ternate route this month. The announcement follows the airline’s news release regarding its new…

RMN Recommissions Two Upgraded Keris-class Patrol Crafts

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) recommissioned two upgraded Keris-class Patrol Craft at Kuantan port on Friday (Jan. 19). Officially named KD Sri Sabah (46), and KD Sri Sarawak (48), both…

MEHAIR Orders 20 ZeroAvia ZA600 Hydrogen-Electric Engines

ZeroAvia announced on Thursday (Jan. 18) that MEHAIR (Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt Ltd.) has placed a conditional order for up to 20 ZA600 hydrogen-electric engines. The order adds…

AirAsia Opens New Route to Ahmedabad, India

AirAsia, the Malaysia-based multinational low-cost airline, will fly a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur to Ahmedabad, India starting May 1, 2024. This marks the airline’s eleventh route between Malaysia and…

EDGE and Baykar Collaborate on Payload Integration onto Baykar’s UAVs

EDGE, UAE-based advanced technology and defence group, and Baykar, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and artificial intelligence technology company in Turkey, are collaborating to integrate EDGE smart weapons onto Bayraktar…

IAI to Maintain PW4000 Engines for ATSG

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Aviation Group signed a long-term contract to maintain and service PW4000 engines for Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG’s) leasing company, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) in Tel…

RTAF Plans to Acquire 12 New Jet Fighters

In a symposium set to be held next month, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) will unveil its development plan including a proposal to acquire 12 new jet fighters. This…

ZeroAvia and Verne to Explore Cryo-Compressed Hydrogen for Aviation

ZeroAvia and Verne will jointly evaluate the opportunities for using cryo-compressed hydrogen (CcH2) on-board aircraft and for conducting CcH2 refueling from gaseous hydrogen (GH2) and liquid hydrogen (LH2) sources. ZeroAvia…

Terma Unveils Drone Detection for SCANTER 5000 Radars

Terma introduced a drone detection technology that will augment land-based radars of the company’s SCANTER 5000 series. "We are thrilled to introduce our groundbreaking add-on, a true game-changer in drone…

Airbus Helicopters Acquires Aerovel to Expand Unmanned Aerial System Portfolio

Airbus Helicopters and Aerovel have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor. Flexrotor is a small tactical unmanned aerial system designed for…

Scoot Offers Discounts on Its International Routes

Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, is offering a limited-time ticket sale on its popular international destinations. The sale starts today and will be valid until 22 January 2024.…

Germany to Donate Four Additional Drones to PCG

Following the donation of two drones to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) from Germany in 2022, the European country will donate four more to further strengthen cooperation between these two…

Batik Air Malaysia to Make KLIA as Central Umrah Hub

Budget airline Batik Air Malaysia and its parent company Lion Air Group are set to make Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as central hub for Umrah flights. These two companies…

Banyuwangi to Become Indonesia’s Newest Umrah Flights’ Hub

To provide convenience and extra services for Umrah pilgrims in the area, the Banyuwangi International Airport (BWX) in Indonesia’s East Java province will soon become the country’s newest hub for…

FAA Grounds Max 9 Planes, Increases Oversight of Boeing Production and Manufacturing

After taking decisive action to ground about 171 Boeing 737-9 MAX planes, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday announced that it is increasing its oversight of Boeing production and…

Royal Malaysian Navy Receives Four G2000 Mk II FIC

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) received a delivery of four domestically-made G2000 Mk II Fast Interceptor Crafts (FIC) on Friday (Jan. 12). These boats are part of 13 Mk II…

AirAsia Adds New Route to Shanghai

AirAsia has announced that the airline is opening a new route connecting Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia to Shanghai, People’s Republic of China (PRC). This new route will start operational on…

Delta Air Lines Orders 20 Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft

Delta Air Lines has placed a first order for 20 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. These aircraft will be a new aircraft type in Delta’s fleet. “We are thankful for Delta’s continued…

Garuda Indonesia Introduces Its First Pokémon-themed Aircraft

The Indonesian flag carrier airline, Garuda Indonesia, has introduced the first of two Pokémon-themed aircraft liveries which will serve the Jakarta-Denpasar route next month. Called Pokémon Jet GA1, the first…

EDGE to Showcase UAV, UGV at UMEX and SimTEX 2024

EDGE is making its third appearance at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) and Simulation and Training Exhibition (SimTEX) 2024 in Abu Dhabi from 23 to 25 January Returning…

Indonesia Offers Anti-Submarine Aircraft to The Philippines

During a bilateral meeting in Malacañan Palace on Wednesday (Jan. 10), Indonesian President Joko Widodo sought support from President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. for the Philippines to purchase anti-submarine…

Nearly There: Air Travel Reaches 99% of 2019 Levels in November

Aviation's recovery from the pandemic is nearly complete. According to data for air travel performance in November last year released by International Air Transport Association (IATA), air travel demand topped…

RAFAEL, IMOD DDR&D Successfully Test SPYDER All-in-One

RAFAEL announced the successful test of its advanced SPYDER All-in-One air defense system on Wednesday (Jan. 10). The test was conducted by the Israeli defense company together with the Israeli…

FC30: DJI’s First Delivery Drone Takes Flight Globally

DJI, the Chinese civilian drone and creative camera technology company, introduced DJI FlyCart 30 (FC30) in Shenzen, China, on Wednesday (Jan. 10). With its large payload capacity, long operation range,…

L3Harris Company Aerojet Rocketdyne Teams Up with Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) have signed a multi-year agreement to increase production for solid rocket motors for key national defense programs. “This…

ZeroAvia, ScottishPower Plan Hydrogen Supply for Zero-Emission Flights

ZeroAvia announced today (Jan. 10) that it has signed an agreement with ScottishPower to work together to develop low carbon hydrogen supply to key airport locations to support the decarbonization…

Korean Air, Yusen Logistics to Expand Cargo SAF Program

Korean Air has announced today (Jan. 10) that the South Korean flag-carrier airline together with Yusen Logistics will further promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the air…

Vietjet Adds Four Aircraft for Tet Holiday Season

Vietjet, Vietnam’s first privately owned low-cost airline based in Hanoi, announced that the company has received four wet-leased aircraft to better accommodate travel demands during the Tet holiday season this…

Vaisala Launches Xweather Insight Weather Confidence Platform

Finland-based weather and environmental company Vaisala announced the launch of the Vaisala Xweather Insight weather confidence platform at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, United States on Tuesday (Jan. 9). It…

Supernal Opens R&D Facility in Fremont

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company Supernal on Tuesday announced the opening of its primary R&D facility in Fremont, California. The company had in 2023 announced its engineering headquarters in Irvine,…

Supernal Debuts eVTOL Product Concept S-A2 at CES 2024

Supernal, Hyundai Motor Group's Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, on Tuesday unveiled S-A2, its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle product concept at CES 2024. The pilot-plus-four-passenger vehicle marks…

Air Cargo Demand Up 8.3% in November

According to data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for November 2023, global air cargo markets recorded the strongest year-on-year growth in roughly two years. The data reflects…

CAE Wins Bell Contract for U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Program

CAE Defense & Security has signed a contract with Bell Textron to support the U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. As a FLRAA team member, CAE will…

Elettronica Acquires Solynx Corporation

Elettronica has completed the acquisition of Solynx Corporation, a company based in Salem, New Hampshire (U.S.) in which it was already a shareholder. Solynx is a high tech procurement and…

Thai Airways Resuming Flights to Perth, Milan, and Oslo

Thai Airways has announced today (9 Jan.) that the airline will resume its direct flight route to Perth Airport (PER), Australia. The route will be served daily starting 27 March…

Indonesia Finalizes Third Tranche for 18 Rafale F4 Fighters

Following the first and second tranches for six and 18 Rafale F4 jet fighters in September 2022 and August 2023, Indonesia has now finalized the third and final tranche for…

Lion Air Launches Two More Indonesian Routes

After announcing a new route connecting three Indonesian cities recently, Lion Air has just launched two new daily direct flight routes in Indonesia which will be operational this month. The…

AirAsia Group Offers Low Fares in Malaysia, New Indonesia Route

AirAsia, the Malaysia-based multinational low-cost airline, is offering limited-time fixed low fares for late-night flights to seven destinations in the country. The program is launched to anticipate the Chinese New…

Four Turkish Shipyards Compete for LMS Batch 2 Contract

STM, Dearsan, ASFAT, and TAIS Shipyard are four Turkish shipbuilding companies currently being evaluated by the Malaysian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF). The winner will be awarded a contract to build…

US DoD Confirms AH-6i Sale for Thailand Army

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) in late December 2023 confirmed the sale of eight Boeing AH-6i light attack and scout helicopters to Thailand for the Royal Thai Army…

Skunk Works to Unveil the Supersonic X-59

The NASA X-59, designed and built by Lockheed Martin at its Skunk Works facility, will be unveiled on Jan. 12. The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (Quesst) jet is shaped to quiet…

Phil Jasper Named Raytheon President

Phil Jasper has been appointed president of Raytheon and will report to President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher T. Calio. Jasper, a 31-year aerospace and defense veteran, succeeds Wesley D.…

Indonesia to Open 264 Pioneering Flight Routes in 2024

The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation (Kementerian Perhubungan / Kemenhub) has announced that they will open 264 new pioneering flight routes for passengers in 2024. There will also be another 44…

Korean Air Releases a New Safety Video Featuring Virtual Humans

Korean Air, South Korea’s flag carrier airline, has released a new inflight safety video featuring a virtual flight attendant in a virtual setting, as stated by the company’s press release…

Lion Air Opens New Route Connecting Three Indonesian Cities

Lion Air, the largest Indonesian low-cost airline, announced that the company will start a new route connecting three Indonesian cities. This new route will connect Bandar Lampung, Yogyakarta, and Denpasar,…

GA-ASI Completes First Lifetime for Full-Scale Fatigues Test on MQ-9B

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed the full-scale fatigue testing of an MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). Testing was conducted from Dec. 13, 2022 to Dec. 5, 2023,…

MMEA Officially Receives First Tun Fatimah-class OPV

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officially received the first Tun Fatimah-class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) at Pulau Indah, Port Klang, Tuesday (Jan. 2). Launched in October 2022, the ship…

BOC Aviation to Lease Six Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft to Condor

BOC Aviation will purchase four new Airbus A321neo and two new Airbus A320neo aircraft from Airbus. The aircraft will be leased to Condor on long term leases and are scheduled…

Cargojet And Canadian North Announce Renewed Cargo Partnership

Cargojet and Canadian North have unveiled a renewed cargo partnership aimed at increasing capacity to better serve Canada’s Arctic. The renewal deepens a 20-year relationship. Under the renewed partnership, Cargojet…

Planes Collide and Catch Fire at Japan’s Haneda Airport, Airbus Issues Statement

An Airbus A350-900 aircraft operated by Japan Airlines was involved in an accident during flight JAL516 from Sapporo New Chitose Airport to Haneda International Airport. The aircraft and a Japanese…

Indonesia Postpones Ex-Qatari Mirage 2000-5 Fighters Acquisition

The Indonesian Ministry of Defense (Kementerian Pertahanan / Kemhan) has postponed its plan to acquire 12 Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets from the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) for the Indonesian…

First BrahMos Battery for The Philippines to Arrive This Month

The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) is expecting to receive the first delivery of an India-made BrahMos Shore-Based Anti-Ship Missile (SBASM) battery in the coming days. The delivery is part of…

Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Embarks on Seventh Mission

The Boeing-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane launched Friday aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, marking the beginning of its seventh mission. "The X-37B government and Boeing teams have worked together to…

Indonesian Bakamla to Arm All Patrol Ships

The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Badan Keamanan Laut - Bakamla) is planning to equip its whole fleet of patrol ships with weapons. This was expressed by the head of the…

Malaysia’s DOSD Reveals Its New 4×4 Rapid Intervention Vehicle

Malaysia’s Defence Special Operations Division (DOSD) recently revealed its new 4x4 assault vehicle during a visit by the chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), General TS Mohammad Ab Rahman…

Airbus Delivers First Aircraft from New Toulouse Final Assembly Line

Airbus has delivered its first Airbus A321neo assembled at its newest A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. The A321neo, which will be operated by Pegasus Airlines, the leading…

LATAM Orders Five Additional Boeing 787s

LATAM group has ordered five more Boeing 787 Dreamliners to continue advancing its commitment to be more efficient and sustainable. The South American airline group is the largest operator of…

Boeing Delivers First Orca Extra Large Uncrewed Undersea Vehicle to U.S. Navy

Boeing has delivered the first Orca Extra Large Uncrewed Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) to the U.S Navy following acceptance testing completion in December. The XLUUV, designated by the Navy as “Orca,”…

Vietjet Receives Airbus A321neo ACF Delivery, Launches 5th International Roure

Vietjet, a Vietnamese low-cost airline based in Hanoi, recently celebrated the delivery of an Airbus A321neo ACF as its 102nd aircraft. The airline’s 5th international route was also launched in…

IAI To Supply MINI-POP Sensors For The Royal Thai Navy

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will supply 6 of its advanced Sea Mini-POP sensor payloads to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to enhance the capabilities of the RTN's patrol vessels to…

SIA Engineering Company Signs Lease Deal for Hangar in Subang, Malaysia

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Impeccable Vintage Properties (IVP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad, to potentially lease…

Embraer Signs Follow On Support Agreement with Hellenic Air Force

Embraer will provide integrated logistical support services through the Follow On Support Agreement contract signed recently for the Hellenic Air Force fleet of one ERJ-135LR and four ERJ-145 AEW&C aircraft.…

AAR Expands Flight-hour Component Support Deal with ASL Aviation Holdings

Aviation services provider AAR has signed a multi-year contract extension and expansion for flight-hour component support services with ASL Aviation Holdings DAC (ASL Airlines). The contract extends and expands AAR’s…

Indonesian Air Force To Retire Its SA330 Puma Helicopter Fleet

The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara / TNI-AU) will hold an official event to retire all of its SA330 Puma helicopters after 45 years of service.…

Eve Air Mobility Receives ESG Financing Guarantee from Bradesco Bank

Bradesco Bank has concluded with Eve Mobilidade Aérea Urbana, a subsidiary of Eve Air Mobility, the first ESG financing guarantee operation aligned with the Green Loans Principles (2023 version), which…

AAR to Acquire Triumph Group’s Product Support Business

Aviation services provider AAR has entered into a definitive agreement with Triumph Group to purchase Triumph Product Support for US$725 million in cash. As part of the transaction, AAR expects…

CAE Delivers NH90 Full Mission Training Center to the German Navy

CAE GmbH has delivered a fully equipped NH90 training center to the German Navy during an official ceremony at the facility. Members of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA),…

Spain Orders 16 Airbus C295 in Maritime Patrol and Surveillance Configurations

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 Airbus C295 aircraft in Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) configuration and Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) configuration. The contract amounts to €1.695 billion. The…

Canada to Acquire MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS

Canada has signed a contract to purchase a fleet of MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The order includes the associated Certified…

Embraer to Add Three More MRO Facilities in the U.S. for Business Aviation

Embraer is doubling its maintenance service capacity in the United States, to support the continued growth of its executive jets’ customer base through the addition of three Executive Aviation MRO…

Raytheon Wins U.S. Navy Contract to Prototype Advanced Electronic Warfare for the Super Hornet

The United States Navy has awarded Raytheon an US$80 million contract in a down select to prototype Advanced Electronic Warfare, or ADVEW, for the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. The prototype…

8tree Scores with dentCHECK2, dentCHECK-as-a-Service

A calculated gamble taken during the pandemic has paid off handsomely for 8tree, a company that makes 3D optical surface inspection tools for aviation and other industries. Going against conventional…

easyJet Orders an Additional 157 A320neo Family Aircraft

easyJet has confirmed a firm order for 157 more A320neo Family aircraft following shareholder approval. The firm order comprises 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo aircraft and also includes the upsizing…

Spairliners Selects HEICO Repair Group for E-Jet Component Support

HEICO Repair Group has been selected as an authorized service center to perform MRO services on Embraer 170 and 190 components by Spairliners. "We are excited to partner with Spairliners…

GE Aviation Materials Expands Partnership with AvAir

AvAir, inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has expanded its management agreement with GE Aviation Materials (GEAM) with an additional 20,000 line items bringing the total amount under management…

Elfly Signs LOI with Lofoten for Zero-emission Aviation

Elfly Group, developers of all-electric seaplane programme ‘Noemi’, (No Emissions) signed a Letter of Intent with the Lofoten Green Islands, a private-public partnership for sustainable development, in the Lofoten Archipelago…

Etihad Airways And China Eastern Airlines Strengthen Strategic Cooperation

Etihad Airways and China Eastern Airlines on Monday signed a Strategic Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to enhance commercial and operational ties. Building upon their existing partnership, the airlines plan…

STARLUX Airlines Expands US Network

Taiwan-based luxury carrier STARLUX Airlines launched nonstop flights from San Francisco to Taipei on Dec. 16. The new route marks the airline’s second U.S. gateway after Los Angeles, offering U.S.…

Transavia France to Fly A320neo with Support from AFI KLM E&M

Transavia France and AFI KLM E&M have signed a custom-designed Component Support program for its first A320neo aircraft that it will acquire within the next few weeks as part of…

Southwest Airlines and Leonardo to Reshape Baggage Handling System at Denver Airport

Southwest Airlines has chosen Leonardo’s sorter technology to reshape the transfer bags facility at Denver International Airport. The cross-belt sorter technology is being introduced in the U.S. for the first…

Silent Arrow Awarded USAF AFWERX Contract to Develop a Long-Range Powered Cargo Drone

Silent Arrow has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR contract focused on the Silent Arrow CLS-300 ("Contested Logistics System, 300 Nautical Miles") to address one of the most pressing challenges in the Department…

BAE Systems to Reinforce Support of Ukrainian Artillery Systems

BAE Systems and AMS Integrated Solutions Ltd have committed to working together to offer support for artillery systems being used in Ukraine and produced by BAE Systems. During a visit…

DART and OffSec Partner to Advance Cybersecurity Landscape

DART and OffSec (formerly Offensive Security) have officially revealed their joint strategic partnership to enhance and elevate cybersecurity talents. DART, who excels in cyber capacity building and customized training programs,…

IndiGo Becomes 1st Indian Carrier to Carry 100 Million Passengers in a Year

Indian carrier, IndiGo has created history by becoming the first Indian airline to carry 100 million passengers in a single calendar year. With this achievement, it has joined a select…

Chris Raymond is President and CEO, Boeing Global Services

Boeing has appointed Chris Raymond as president and chief executive officer of Boeing Global Services (BGS). Raymond will succeed Stephanie Pope, who was recently named Boeing chief operating officer. Brian…

Northrop Grumman Supports End-to-End Missile Defense Demonstration

Northrop Grumman supported Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) recent test of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. The FTG-12 test used a stage selectable Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) missile system against the…

Air China Cargo Receives First A330P2F Conversion of EFW from Ameco

The first A330 aircraft that was inducted at Elbe Flugzeugwerke's (EFW) conversion partner Ameco's Chengdu facility earlier this year has been delivered to customer Air China Cargo as per schedule.…

Turkish Airlines to Order an Additional 220 Airbus Aircraft

Türkiye’s national carrier, Turkish Airlines, will expand its fleet with an order for 220 Airbus aircraft, made up of 150 A321s and 70 A350 widebody aircraft (50 A350-900s, 15 A350-1000s…

Raytheon Interceptor Successfully Defeats Ballistic Missile Target

An Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, developed by Raytheon, successfully destroyed an Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile during a recent test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System. The test was conducted in the Pacific…

Christopher T. Calio to Succeed Gregory J. Hayes as RTX CEO

RTX President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher T. Calio will succeed Gregory J. Hayes as chief executive officer at the 2024 RTX Annual Shareowners Meeting on May 2. Hayes will…

Industry Leaders Welcome Italy, Japan & UK Government Agreement on Next Generation GCAP

Defence industry leaders involved in the Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP) – Leonardo (Italy), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan) and BAE Systems (UK) - have welcomed the signing of the Convention…

Ryanair Invests US$1.4 Billion in Morocco for 2024

Ryanair has announced its biggest ever Summer schedule to Morocco, operating over 1,100 weekly flights across 175 routes, including 35 new routes. As part of this $1.4 billion investment, Ryanair…

Boeing Wins USASOAC Contract for Six MH-47G Block II Chinook Helicopters

The U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) has awarded Boeing a contract to produce six remanufactured MH-47G Block II aircraft as a part of the Army’s modernization efforts. With…

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Precision Strike Missiles to US Army

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM) to the U.S. Army providing long-range precision fires capability and achieving a major modernization milestone. Initial deliveries followed a successful…

Israel MoD Unveils Iron Dome Interception Footage in Southern Israel

The Israel Ministry of Defense has unveiled recent Iron Dome interception footage from southern Israel. Filmed by the Israel Missile Defense Organization under the DDR&D, the footage showcases the interceptions…

Missile Defense Agency and Boeing-led Industry Team Conduct Early Release Intercept Test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and a Boeing-led industry team successfully intercepted an intermediate-range ballistic missile in space during the latest test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense, or GMD, system.…

L3Harris’ VAMPIRE System Helps U.S. Navy Fill Ukraine’s Counter-UAS Gap

L3Harris Technologies’ Vehicle Agnostic Modular Palletized ISR Rocket Equipment (VAMPIRE) multi-purpose weapons systems are having an immediate impact in Ukraine’s wartime efforts. “Early customer reports say VAMPIRE is already having…

KNDS and Leonardo Form Strategic Alliance

Leonardo and KNDS have signed an agreement for further development of a more intensive cooperation. The aim is to create a truly European Defense Group and, in addition, to cooperate…

Royal Malaysian Air Force Orders Thales’ New Ground Master 400α

Thales signed on 8 December 2023 a letter of award for the supply of a GM400α long range radar delivered with a complete station infrastructure to the Royal Malaysian Air…

Volocopter Completes Multi-Day Flight Test Campaign in Japan

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), has successfully conducted a multi-day flight test campaign (from 7 to 13 December) with a crewed 2X aircraft in the Japanese cities…

MAAS Aviation Creates New Embraer E2 Profit Hunter Livery 

 MAAS Aviation, a globally recognised expert in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, is extremely proud to have painted Embraer’s latest Profit Hunter, the E195-E2 ‘Tech Eagle’.  “We were delighted to…

Kuwait Naval Force to Acquire Saab SAROV

Saab has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for a Double Eagle Semi-Autonomous Remotely Operated Vehicle (SAROV) for the Kuwait Naval Force. “We’re excited to introduce production of this…

FatHopes Energy, Lootah Biofuels to Explore Supplying Cleaner Jet Fuel for Dubai’s Aviation Sector

Malaysia headquartered biofuel feedstock supplier FatHopes Energy Sdn Bhd, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai-based Lootah Biofuels LLC to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to airlines flying…

Damen Naval’s ASW-Frigates to Receive Propulsion Diesel Engines, Diesel Generator Sets from MAN Energy Solutions

Damen Naval has contracted MAN Energy Solutions to supply the propulsion diesel engines and the diesel generator sets for the new Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) frigates. The order consists of eight…

Avolon Orders Additional 140 Aircraft

Avolon will order 100 A321neo aircraft and 40 737 MAX aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery out to 2032. Avolon has added 200 new technology aircraft to its orderbook…

Boeing Names Stephanie Pope Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie Pope is Boeing's executive vice president and chief operating officer. In the newly created position, effective Jan. 1, 2024, Pope will report to company President and Chief Executive Officer…

Joby, ANA Holdings Partner with NRE for Vertiports in Japan

Advanced air mobility company Joby Aviation has partnered with Nomura Real Estate Development (NRE), one of Japan’s largest real estate developers, and ANA Holdings for the development of take-off and…

Leonardo’s Status as Sustainability Leader in the Aerospace and Defense Industry Confirmed

International rating agency S&P Global, which evaluates the environmental, social and governance aspects of over 13,000 companies in different sectors, has included Leonardo in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index…

Lufthansa Technik to Provide Total Component Support for Air Serbia

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, and Lufthansa Technik have signed a minimum five-year contract to provide Total Component Support (TCS) for their current and future…

LOT Polish Airlines to Launch Flights To Saudi Arabia

LOT Polish Airlines are launching direct flights from Warsaw to Riyadh. The first aircraft will reach the new destination on 4 June 2024, with tickets for that flight already being…

Etihad Announces Flights to Bali

Etihad Airways is Bali-bound, and will start flying non-stop to the tropical Indonesian getaway four times a week from April 23, 2024. Guests will arrive at the island’s Ngurah Rai…

Lufthansa Group and Lilium sign Memorandum of Understanding for Strategic Partnership

The Lufthansa Group and Lilium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore a strategic partnership on electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft operation in Europe. The companies…

AAR to Expand Alaska Airlines MRO Relationship, to Expand Oklahoma City Facility

AAR, aviation services provider, has signed an agreement to extend its existing airframe MRO services with Alaska Airlines through 2030 and expand its heavy maintenance partnership. AAR has committed to…

First 100% SAF Flight with PT6C-67C-powered Leonardo AW139 Helicopter

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Leonardo have successfully completed the first flight for an AW139 using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in both PT6C-67C engines. The 75-minute flight and ground…

Boeing Wins $2.3 Billion Deal for Additional U.S. Air Force KC-46A Tankers

Boeing will build an additional 15 KC-46A Pegasus tankers under a Lot 10 contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force valued at U $2.3 billion. One hundred fifty-three KC-46A multi-mission…

Canada Selects P-8A Poseidon as its Multi-Mission Aircraft

Canada will acquire up to 16 Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft, as part of the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) project. First delivery is expected in 2026. Canada joins eight defense partners,…

Raytheon to Improve DoD Supply Chain Resilience

Raytheon's BBN Technologies unit will help the Department of Defense (DoD) address systemic risk in the procurement and delivery of supplies under an $8 million DARPA contract. Under the Resilient…

L3Harris Names Ken Bedingfield Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

L3Harris Technologies has appointed Kenneth “Ken” L. Bedingfield as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Michelle Turner and will report to Chair and Chief Executive Officer…

Italian Air Force Flies New MQ-9A Block 5 RPA

The Italian Air Force (ItAF) made its first flight of a new MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), on Nov. 9.…

Greensea IQ Demonstrates Autonomous Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mission for US Navy and DIU

Greensea IQ is the first to successfully complete a demonstration of a prototype Autonomous EOD Maritime Response Vehicle (AEMRV) for the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and US Navy. Utilizing the…

Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 6X Enters Service

Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 6X entered service on Nov. 30. Type certification for the aircraft was granted Aug. 22 by both EASA and the FAA. Since that time, post-certification upgrades were…

Honeywell to Supply Lilium with Thermal Management System

Lilium has chosen Honeywell to provide its thermal management system for the all-electric Lilium Jet. Lilium selected Honeywell’s MicroVCS (Vapor Cycle System) to optimize cabin cooling and manage the aircraft’s…

Wisk Aero Leads First-of-its-Kind Flight Trials to Integrate Uncrewed Aircraft Into Controlled Airspace

A first-of-its-kind trial, led by Wisk Aero and including a series of test flights aimed at evaluating the operational integration of uncrewed aircraft flying beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)…

Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines Expand Cooperation on Air Cargo Transportation

Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines recently signed an agreement to further foster cooperation in the field of air cargo transportation. Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines intend to enhance cooperation in…

Kellstrom Aerospace Group Appoints John McKirdy as Chief Commercial Officer

Kellstrom Aerospace Group has named John McKirdy as Chief Commercial Officer. McKirdy most recently served as SVP, Technical Services Group for Kellstrom. Prior to that, he has held various executive…

China Airlines Signs Service Agreement with GE for 747-400F Fleet

GE Aerospace has announced a TrueChoice services agreement with China Airlines to support their fleet of CF6-powered Boeing 747-400F aircraft. As part of the long-term service agreement, China Airlines is…

IBA Predicts Long-Term Turbulence in Narrowbody Engine Market

IBA, aviation market intelligence and consultancy company, has predicted that engine market values and lease rates are likely to increase given the current and ongoing supply chain issues and the…

Turkish Airlines and Riyadh Air Sign Strategic Cooperation MOU

Turkish Airlines and Riyadh Air have inked a Memorandum of Understanding to offer a range of benefits for guests traveling between Saudi Arabia, Türkiye and points beyond their Riyadh and…

AVIAN Inventory Management Partners with Azorra to Acquire 2x Embraer ERJ-170s

AVIAN Inventory Management (AIM), a customized inventory capital solutions provider and financier to the aviation industry, announced that it has closed on the acquisition of two Embraer ERJ 170-100 LRs…

Vietjet and Novus Aviation Capital to Establish Aircraft Financing and Leasing Vehicle and Develop SAF

Vietjet and Novus Aviation Capital, have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) to explore the establishment of an aircraft financing and leasing vehicle as well as collaborating on the supply of…

Piaggio Aerospace Delivers 1st Retrofitted P.180 to Italian Air Force

After the latest test flights, Piaggio Aerospace has successfully completed the retrofit of a first P.180 operated by the Italian Air Force. Company technicians and engineers upgraded, certified and delivered…

South Korea Becomes 1st Asian Customer for Embraer’s C-390 Millennium

South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced Embraer’s C-390 Millennium as the winner of the Large Transport Aircraft (LTA) II public tender to provide the Republic of Korea…

Quantum3D Introduces New Version of MANTIS at I/ITSEC

Quantum3D unveiled a new version of MANTIS Image and Sensor Generation Software at the recent IITSEC 2023 in Orlando. To boost overall system performance, the company has implemented support for…

SAMI and Embraer Sign MoU for Cooperation Between Saudi Arabia and Brazil in Defense and…

SAMI and Embraer have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a cooperation in their respective aerospace industries, prioritizing defense and security. The agreement is geared towards expanding the…

Embraer and the Netherlands Industries for Defence & Security Sign MoU to Expand Cooperation

Embraer and the Netherlands Industries for Defence & Security (NIDV) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the 34th NIDV Exhibition for Defense and Security (NEDS 2023). The signing of…

Cubic HIghlights Air and Ground LVC Training Solutions at I/ITSEC 2023

Cubic Defense, a recognized industry leader in providing live, virtual and constructive (LVC) for air and ground training, showcased its advanced solutions during the I/ITSEC 2023 conference in Orlando, Florida.…

Project OdySSEy to Form Backbone of New Military Training Collaboration

BAE Systems, PLEXSYS and Red 6 have agreed to explore the integration of Red 6’s augmented reality headset technology and immersive simulation from PLEXSYS into BAE Systems’ single synthetic training…

Collins Aerospace Introduces Arcus Training Image Generator

Collins Aerospace has released Arcus, a new image generator that combines Collins' advanced rendering and processing tools with gaming technology to deliver immersive, modular aircrew training. Designed with a flexible,…

Pratt & Whitney Canada Announces PT6T-3/6 Twinpac Engine Overhaul Program for Military Customers

Pratt & Whitney Canada has announced a cost-effective P&WCSMART military overhaul program developed specifically for military customers flying Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters with PT6T-3 or PT6T-6 Twinpac engines.…

GA-ASI and USMC Complete First MQ-9A WTI Training Class

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) teamed up to conduct flight training for Marines that was completed on Oct. 29. The seven-week course on…

Etihad to Fly A380 to The Big Apple

Etihad Airways will start flying its A380 double-decker to New York JFK from 22 April, 2024. “We’re thrilled to start flying our remarkable A380 across the Atlantic, and we know…

SunExpress to Purchase CFM LEAP-1B Engines for Expanded 737 MAX Fleet

Leading leisure carrier SunExpress, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, announced a commitment to order up to 180 LEAP-1B engines to power up to 90 Boeing 737-8 and…

Eve Air Mobility and flynas to Work for eVTOL Advancements in Saudi Arabia

Eve Air Mobility and flynas, the leading low-cost airline in the world and the Middle East, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the future of electric vertical…

ZeroAvia Engines to Power Ecojet

ZeroAvia has signed an agreement with newly launched airline Ecojet for up to 70 hydrogen-electric, zero-emission engines. Ecojet will begin operations in 2024 with conventionally powered aircraft operating routes to…

Porter Airlines Orders 25 Embraer E195-E2s

Porter Airlines has exercised purchase rights to place a firm order for 25 Embraer E195-E2 jets, adding to their 50 existing firm orders. Porter will use the new aircraft to…

Vietnam Airlines Selects Skywise Predictive Maintenance Solution

Vietnam Airlines has selected the Airbus Skywise Predictive Maintenance (SPM) digital solution. The long-term agreement covers up to 65 A321 Family aircraft (A321ceo and A321neo) and represents a key milestone…

Turkish Airlines to Launch Wholly-owned Subsidiary AJet in 2024

Turkish Airlines has launched its new wholly-owned subsidiary, AJet, which will start operating to the UK from the end of March 2024. The unveiling of the new carrier was held…

Surf Air Mobility and Azul Conecta to Incorporate Electric Powertrains into Azul’s Cessna Caravan Fleet

Surf Air Mobility and Azul will collaborate on the commercial deployment of electric Cessna Caravan within Azul’s existing fleet. By electrifying its Cessna Caravan fleet, Azul believes they can take…

Atlas Air Worldwide Appoints Artem Gonopolskiy Executive VP and CFO

Atlas Air Worldwide, provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, has appointed Artem Gonopolskiy as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company, effective Dec. 1. Gonopolskiy…

Embraer Delivers Upgraded Fifth E-99 Aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force

Embraer has delivered to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) its fifth EMB 145 AEW&C aircraft, upgraded and designated as E-99M in the FAB. The aircraft has been updated to perform…

Boeing Shifts Toward Production of MH-139A Grey Wolf

Boeing is transitioning towards low rate initial production of the MH-139A Grey Wolf after completing the program’s Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) phase, delivering the sixth and final test…

Thales’ Friendly Hackers Team Wins French Ministry of Defence’s CAID Challenge

The Friendly Hackers team from Thales, a world leader in data protection and cybersecurity, has won the CAID challenge organised by the French Ministry of Defence during the fifth edition…

DARPA Wants to Create Next-generation Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will award a contract next summer to establish a U.S. hub for advanced microelectronics manufacturing. The program, called Next-Generation Microelectronics Manufacturing, will fund…

Northrop Grumman Completes Critical Design Review for Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Tracking Layer

Northrop Grumman recently completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) on a proliferated low-Earth orbit constellation of 16 missile tracking satellites for the Space Development Agency, clearing the way to begin…

Derco and Aerostar Sign Agreement in Support of Romanian Air Force F-16 Fleet

Derco, a Lockheed Martin Company, has signed an agreement with Aerosta to repair landing gear, wheels and brakes in support of the Romanian Air Force F-16 fleet, reducing lead times…

Live-fire test success for Raytheon Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor

Raytheon, in support of the U.S. Army, has completed a live-fire engagement using the advanced, 360-degree Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS.) The milestone is the latest event…

L3Harris to Develop and Modernize Rocket Launch Vehicle Fire Control Systems

L3Harris Technologies will develop and modernize fire control systems on rocket launch vehicles that help the U.S. Army and allied forces around the world establish battlefield dominance. Under contracts totaling…

EDGE Group Partner SIATT to Provide Maritime Protection Technology to the Brazilian Navy

Brazilian high-tech system specialist, SIATT, in which EDGE Group holds a 50% shareholding, has been awarded a pilot project to supply secure communications technology for the surveillance and protection of…

Qatar Airways Cargo Launches ‘Drive’ for Transport of Automobiles

Leading air cargo carrier Qatar Airways Cargo has introduced its latest product, Drive. Designed to transport various types of automobiles by air, Drive caters to the unique requirements of each…

Lufthansa Technik Will Maintain Airbus A320s for Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian and Lufthansa Technik have expanded their cooperation in the field of Base Maintenance. Recently, two Airbus A320s underwent a C-check at Lufthansa Technik Budapest. The experts at Lufthansa…

WestJet Cargo and Awesome Cargo Sign Deal

WestJet Cargo has signed a strategic arrangement to operate on behalf of Awesome Cargo, a player in the Mexican air freight industry. The collaboration connects Awesome’s Cargo NLU hub with…

Pratt & Whitney to Maintain PW980 Auxiliary Power Units for Emirates’ Airbus A380 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney has signed a 10-year agreement with Emirates to maintain and support the airline's 116 PW980 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its Airbus A380 aircraft. "The PW980 is…

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream Complete First 100% SAF Transatlantic Flight with G600 Business…

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream Aerospace have successfully completed the first transatlantic flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with both PW815GA engines on a Gulfstream business jet. "Collaborating with…

Air Lease Corporation Delivers First of Eight New Airbus A321 Aircraft to LATAM Airlines

Air Lease Corporation has delivered a new Airbus A321-200neo aircraft to LATAM Airlines. The aircraft is the first of eight new Airbus A321s confirmed to deliver to the South American…

airBaltic Receives its 45th A220-300 Aircraft

Earlier this week, Latvian national airline airBaltic welcomed its 45th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABS, in Riga. This is the sixth Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2023. It…

SMBC Aviation Capital orders 60 A320neo Family Aircraft

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has ordered a further 60 A320neo Family aircraft taking its total for the type to nearly 340 aircraft purchased directly from Airbus. Together with its…

Boeing Expanding Capacity for Advanced Patriot Missile Seeker Production

Boeing has broken ground on a 35,000-square-foot expansion of its Huntsville factory that produces the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) seeker. The expansion will enable Boeing to increase annual PAC-3 seeker…

New Uncrewed Undersea Capabilities Strengthen AUKUS Partnership

The UK, US and Australia have strengthened their maritime forces, introducing new uncrewed undersea vessels to extend the range and lethality of their warfare capabilities. As part of the AUKUS…

Pratt Wins Engine-work Deal to Keep B-52, AWACS Flying

Pratt & Whitney has won a sole-source contract worth as much as U$870 million to sustain the TF33 engines that power the Air Force’s B-52H Stratofortress and E-3 Sentry aircraft.…

Australia’s First MQ-4C Triton Takes Flight

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first flight of Australia’s multi-intelligence MQ-4C Triton uncrewed aircraft at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center in California. The first flight took approximately 6 hours…

BAE Systems to Equip Royal Australian Navy’s Hunter class Frigates with Mk 45 Naval Guns

BAE Systems has received a contract to deliver multiple shipsets of the Mk 45 Medium Caliber Gun and automated Ammunition Handling System (AHS) for the Royal Australian Navy’s new Hunter…

BAE Systems Selected to Enhance GPS Technology on Eurofighter Typhoon

Following successful activity to demonstrate functional compatibility and physical installation feasibility, BAE Systems Digital GPS Anti-jam Receiver (DIGAR) has been selected to continue into the next phase of the Phase…

Lockheed Martin Opens 25,000-Square Foot Missile Defense Lab

Lockheed Martin has opened a US$16.5M engineering facility at its Huntsville campus, introducing more capabilities for missile defense innovation in North Alabama. The new Missile System Integration Lab (MSIL) is…

E190-E2 and E195-E2 Attains Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Type Certification

Embraer’s E190-E2 and E195-E2 have attained type certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Scoot, low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is due to operate the E190-E2 from 2024.…

Viper Shield EW Suite Soars Through Integration Test with F-16 Advanced Radar

During the recent Drop 2 integration event at Lockheed Martin’s Systems Integration Lab, L3Harris' advanced Viper Shield electronic warfare (EW) suite demonstrated full radio frequency compatibility with the F-16's on-board…

Bayanat Showcasing New Cutting-Edge Video Analytics Platform

UAE-based technology firm Bayanat is showcasing a cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered video analytics platform at the ongoing airshow. The brand-new technology is being showcased for the first time at…

Commercial Orders Overshadow Defence Deals on Second Day

The ongoing airshow, which features participation from over 1,400 exhibitors from more than 95 countries and over 190 aircraft on static display, is resulting in large commercial orders with announcements…

EDGE Entity AL TARIQ Completes Initial PGM Integration onto HAL Tejas Light Fighters

UAE based EDGE announced the successful completion of the feasibility studies for the integration of the AL TARIQ long-range precision-guided munitions (LR-PGMs) on the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas LCA…

ELT Group Showcase Activities in the Space Domain

Italy’s ELT group which enjoys a strong relationship with the United Arab Emirates starting back in the 1990s is targeting Space as a strategic area from both a civilian and…

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Scouting for C-2 Airlifter Export Opportunities

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries is eyeing export opportunities for its domestically-developed and manufactured C-2 airlifter which was inducted into the Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) in March 2017. Kawasaki which…

UAE Bags Export Order for Anti-Ship Missiles from Brazil

EDGE has announced the sale of extended range National Surface Anti-Ship Missiles (MANSUP-ER), and the sale of the shorter-range version of the advanced system, to the Brazilian Navy in a…

SCAT Airlines Orders Seven 737 MAX aircraft

SCAT Airlines has announced an order for seven 737-8 airplanes to expand its 737 MAX fleet. The latest order will nearly double SCAT's 737 fleet as the airline looks to…

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Up To 67 Boeing Aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines has announced an agreement to order 11 787s and 20 737 MAX aircraft with options for 15 and 21 additional jets, respectively. The agreement, signed by Ethiopia's national…

Emirates Chief Not Happy With Rolls Royce

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark said the airline will not be ordering the Airbus A350-1000 because the Rolls Royce engine will not do what the airline wants it to do…

EgyptAir Goes A350

EgyptAir has placed an order for 10 A350-900s at the Dubai Airshow. The signing took place in the presence of EgyptAir’s Chairman and CEO, Engineer Yehia Zakaria and Airbus Chief…

Gulfstream Appoints Michael Swift GVP of Sales

Michael Swift has been named Gulfstream Aerospace vice president of Sales overseeing Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC). Swift will manage Gulfstream’s EMEA and APAC…

Show Debut for MIRA Aerospace’s High Altitude Pseudo Satellite Autonomous Aircraft

Abu Dhabi-based Mira Aerospace's revolutionary ApusDuo solar High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) Autonomous Aircraft has made it debut at the ongoing Show. The autonomous aircraft is one of only two…

Riyadh Air Unveils Latest Livery

Riyadh Air has unveiled its second livery ahead of the Dubai Air Show. The second livery sees Riyadh Air aircraft adorned in a lavender and indigo paint featuring a feather-like…

Royal Jordanian Orders More 787s

Royal Jordanian has ordered four more 787-9s as the airline expands and modernizes its widebody fleet. Jordan's flag carrier also reconfirmed at the Dubai Airshow a previous order for two…

airBaltic Orders 30 More A220s

airBaltic will become the largest A220 customer in Europe after confirming an incremental order for an additional 30 A220-300s. This new order will take the airline’s total firm order book…

SunExpress Orders 90 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing and SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, have announced the airline has again selected the 737 MAX to continue its robust growth with a commitment to…

Flydubai to fly Boeing 787-9s

flydubai is to place its first widebody order with a commitment to 30 787-9s as the airline diversifies its fleet with the introduction of widebody jets. In a signing ceremony…

Emirates’ Blockbuster Boeing Order

Emirates, the world’s largest 777 operator, has launched the Dubai Airshow in spectacular fashion with an order for 90 Boeing 777X and 787s, including 55 777-9 and 35 777-8 jets…

Volocopter Completes First Flight in New York City

Uurban air mobility (UAM) company Volocopter has completed its first flight test at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) in New York City (NYC) with its crewed Volocopter 2X. Hosted by…

Airbus’ Detumbler To Tackle In-Orbit Debris

Airbus-made Detumbler device, designed to prevent satellites at the end of their lives from tumbling, was launched on Nov. 11, and will be tested in space on the mission in…

Leonardo Eyes Deepening Partnership with UAE

Leonardo is looking to deepen its partnership with the UAE, which is one of the largest export markets for the Italian defence conglomerate with 100 helicopters, 45 ships featuring dedicated…

International Show Debut for Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder Block III

The Pakistan Air Force’s JF-17 Thunder Block III is making its international show debut at the ongoing airshow. The JF-17, also known by the Chinese designation FC-1, is a single-engine…

GA-ASI to Integrate EDGE Group PGMs and Guided-Glide Weapons onto MQ-9B

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced an agreement on the inaugural day of the ongoing airshow to integrate EDGE smart weapons onto the former’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA. This is…

Defence Deals Worth US$1.28 Billion Inked

Day 1 of the Dubai Airshow saw defence deals worth US$1.28 billion (AED 4.7 billion) being finalised. Tawazun Council, the independent government entity that works closely with the Ministry of…

Boeing Getting Increased Interest in New F-15EX

Boeing Defence, Space & Security’s F-15EX, which is the most modern and advanced version of the F-15, is facing a market resurgence with growing demand from interested nations in the…

EDGE Group Launches 11 New Disruptive Aerospace Systems

EDGE, has thrown down the gauntlet to global defence firms at the start of its participation at Dubai Airshow 2023 by announcing the launch of and solutions adding to its…

Gulfstream G700, G500 Make Maiden Show Appearance

Gulfstream’s ultralong-range Gulfstream G700 and the class-leading Gulfstream G500 are being shown at the ongoing airshow for the first time. “Gulfstream has a longstanding history in the Middle East and…

Boeing F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) Fighter Makes Show Debut

Boeing Defence, Space & Security is demonstrating its state-of-the-art F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) fighter, built for the Qatar Emiri Air Force for the first time at the ongoing airshow in what…

Saab Showcases Growing Partnership with UAE

Saab is displaying a range of advanced systems at the ongoing Dubai Airshow that highlights its deepening partnership with the UAE’s defence forces. Among the equipment on display is DeployNet,…

Indian Tejas Light Fighter Makes Return Appearance

India is showcasing its indigenously developed Tejas light combat aircraft at the airshow for the second time. The aircraft is part of an Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent which also…

EANAN Debuts Operational Fleet of UAE-made Heavy Cargo and eVTOL Aircraft

EANAN, a UAE technology company, is showcasing a range of zero-emission heavy cargo and vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at the ongoing airshow. The company is showcasing its S-120…

PLAAF Bayi Aerobatic Team Makes Middle East Debut with New J-10Cs

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force Bayi Aerobatic Team is making its debut in the Middle East with their new J-10C aircraft. The team is operating a formation…

Middle East Fleet to More Than Double By 2042: Boeing

Boeing has forecast that widebody airplanes will comprise 45 percent of deliveries to Middle East airlines over the next 20 years ─ the highest percentage of the 10 global regions…

Emirates Puts on Big Show

Emirates is showcasing its entire family of aircraft at the ongoing Dubai Airshow in a show of strength. On display is the latest retrofitted Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER in…

Qatar Airways Showcases New Generation Fleet

Qatar Airways has brought its latest generation Boeing 787-9, Airbus A350-1000, and its Gulfstream G650ER aircraft to the ongoing airshow. Qatar Airways new Group Chief Executive, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer,…

Gulfstream G700, G500 Make Maiden Show Appearance

Gulfstream’s ultralong-range Gulfstream G700 and the class-leading Gulfstream G500 are being shown at the ongoing airshow for the first time. “Gulfstream has a longstanding history in the Middle East and…

EANAN Debuts Operational Fleet of UAE-made Heavy Cargo and eVTOL Aircraft

EANAN, a UAE technology company is showcasing a range of zero-emission heavy cargo and vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at the ongoing airshow. The company is showcasing its S-120…

AAPA Pledges 5% SAF by 2030

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines has pledged to work together to strive for a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) utilization target of 5% by 2030. The airlines disclosed their collective…

Turkish Airlines set to order Airbus and Boeing jets

Bloomberg is reporting that Turkish Airlines is poised to order 350 aircraft at this week’s Dubai Air Show, starting Monday, November 13. The agency says, quoting un-named persons, that “the…

Marie-Louise Philippe is Embraer Commercial Aviation VP Sales & Marketing, Head of Region for Europe…

Embraer Commercial Aviation has appointed Marie-Louise Philippe Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Head of Region for Europe and Central Asia. Philippe reports to Martyn Holmes, the Chief Commercial Officer…

E195-E2 Receives Steep Approach Certification for London City Airport Operations

Embraer's E195-E2 has received certification for Steep Approach into London City Airport from EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). This allows airlines to operate the E195-E2 at London City Airport (LCY),…

ITA Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

ITA Airways has taken delivery of its first A321neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation from Airbus' Hamburg production facilities. The latest addition further consolidates ITA Airways' all-Airbus fleet strategy,…

MBDA and PGZ Ink US $4.9B Deal for Next-gen Air Defence System

Missile manufacturer MBDA and Polish defence company PGZ have signed a landmark, US$4.9 billion-plus agreement to develop a next generation extended-range air defense system for Poland. The deal is the…

General Dynamics Electric Boat Wins US$217 Million Contract for Virginia-Class Submarines

Electric Boat was recently awarded aUS$217 million contract for long lead time material associated with the construction of Virginia-class submarines SSN 814 and SSN 815. “This contract will enable Electric…

S. Korea, Indonesia KF-21 Partnership to Continue, Countries Finalize Fighter Jet Costs

After months of uncertainty over Indonesia's continued involvement in the KF-21 program, the country has reached an agreement with South Korea on the payment it would have to make for…

Honeywell Offers Renewable Fuels Technologies to Refiners in Asia Pacific

Honeywell has announced the availability of technologies and digital solutions to enable customers in Asia Pacific to produce renewable fuels from multiple sources of renewable feedstocks. Refiners are facing market…

Northrop Grumman Completes Essential Tests for Arctic Region Satellite Communications Program

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed Thermal Vacuum tests on the Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM), a two-satellite constellation designed to deliver broadband communications to the Northern polar region for the…

Lockheed Martin Brings Advanced Communications Into The Field

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated its Hybrid 5G-Tactical Mesh Network live in a multi-domain environment, for the first time. Working with leading commercial technology companies, Lockheed Martin proved the integration of…

POINT BLANK – a hand-launched electro-optical guided missile

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is showcasing the Point-Blank precision strike missile for the first time at the Defense and Security Expo 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. Point Blank introduces new attack…