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Eve Unveils First Full-Scale eVTOL Prototype, Names Suppliers

On the eve of the 45th Farnborough Airshow, urban air mobility (UAM) company Eve Air Mobility unveiled the aircraft being built at the Embraer test facility of Gaviao Peixoto, Sao…

The Real Story Will Lie Beyond the Numbers

With Boeing choosing not to bring any of its signature jets to the Show, Airbus has the battle for the eyeballs already won, but the jet orders tussle involving the…

Qantas Designs Lighting To Reduce Jetlag

Qantas, working with Airbus, Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and Caon Design Office, has created lightning to reduce Jetlag for its A350s for ultra-long-haul flights. The design is a result of…

Boeing Forecasts 44,000 New Aircraft Required By 2043

Boeing has forecast the need for 44,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years as air travel surpasses pre-pandemic levels. Released ahead of the Farnborough Air Show, the Boeing annual…

GA-ASI Tests MQ-9B with Pratt & Whitney PT6 Engine

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) successfully conducted a flight of its MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft on 15 July 2024, equipped with a PT6 E-Series model turboprop engine from…

HENSOLDT Group Announces Restructuring to Foster Growth

The HENSOLDT Group has announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate growth and maximise the benefits of its recent acquisition of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG). The company will reorganise into…

Pratt & Whitney and SR Technics Announce First GTF Engine Induction

Pratt & Whitney and SR Technics have announced the induction of the first GTF engine at the MRO service provider's Zurich-based facility. SR Technics will provide full disassembly, assembly and…

Airbus A321XLR Receives EASA Type Certification

The Airbus A321XLR powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines has received its Type Certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), preparing the way for the entry-into-service of the new…

Czech Republic to Get Lockheed Martin-made Hellfire

The Czech Republic is buying 200 Lockheed Martin-made Hellfire air-to-ground missiles AGM-114R and related equipment from the United States at an estimated cost of US$138.26 million. The Hellfire missile (AGM-114…

MBDA Brings a New VSHORAD Missile

MBDA is unveiling advanced effectors for MBDA’s flagship Sky Warden counter-drone solution, as well as a new VSHORAD missile, at the Farnborough International Airshow. The air defence capabilities focus on…

There Was a Lot For Embraer to be Happy About in 2Q24

Embraer delivered 47 jets in 2Q24, an 88% increase compared to the previous quarter (qoq), when 25 jets were delivered. The company's overall backlog ended at US$21.1 billion, more than…

Havelsan Highlight FFS, Other Pilot Training Equipment

Buoyed by its success in the field, Havelsan is promoting its pilot training equipment solutions at the show. The Turkish company has a team at the show for discussions with…

Show Debut for Turkish Major Aselsan

Turkey's leading defence company Aselsan, which is making its first appearance at Farnborough, is showcasing air radar, communication, electro-optical and electronic warfare systems. Among the systems that the company is…

Indra Integrates IDBOTIC into NGWS/FCAS Programme

Indra has integrated the Spanish startup IDBOTIC into the Next Generation Weapon System/Future Combat Air System (NGWS/FCAS) programme, the most ambitious defence initiative in Europe, aimed at developing the future…

Belgian-Dutch First rMCM Oostende Undergoes Sea Trial

The Oostende, the premier mine countermeasures vessel in the Belgian-Dutch rMCM programme designated for the Belgian Navy, embarked on its initial sea trials from Concarneau on 17 July 2024. This…

Scoot Announces New Route to Subang, Malaysia

Scoot, the budget airline subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has revealed the launch of a new flight route to Subang, Malaysia, commencing on 1 September 2024. The daily flights will…

Bali International Airshow 2024: Ticket Prices Announced for Public Day

Marking the return of international airshows to Indonesia after nearly thirty years, the organiser of the Bali International Airshow 2024 has revealed the activities and ticket prices for the event’s…

Hanwha Unveils Homegrown 15,000 lb Thrust-Class Turbofan Engine

South Korean Aerospace firm Hanwha Aerospace is showcasing the prototype of a homegrown 15,000lb.-thrust-class turbofan engine on par with GE’s F414 at the Show. This is the first unveiling of…

Singapore Army to Complete Transition to Colt IAR this Month

The Singapore Army is set to complete the transition from the Ultimax 100 SAW (Section Automatic Weapon) to the Colt IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle) 6940E-SG by the end of this…

Lockheed Martin Delivers First C-130J-30 Super Hercules to Ohio Youngstown Air Reserve Station

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first of eight C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters to the Ohio Youngstown Air Reserve Station, introducing a new mission capability for the aircraft: the aerial…

Challenge Group Appoints Eyjolfur Vestmann Ingolfsson as Head of Materials and Logistics

Challenge Group has announced the appointment of Eyjolfur (Eyvi) Vestmann Ingolfsson as its new Head of Materials and Logistics, aimed at enhancing its portfolio of sustainable and cost-efficient recycled aircraft…

SATS, SIAEC, and CAG to Trial Autonomous Buses for Changi Staff

SATS Airport Services Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SATS Ltd (SATS), SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC), and Changi Airport Group (CAG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to…

INJAZ Al-Arab, Boeing Collaborate on Aviation Sustainability Course

INJAZ Al-Arab, a Jordan-based non-profit education and training organisation and a member of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, has partnered with Boeing to introduce a course focused on aviation sustainability. This…

RTAF Receives First Two AT-6TH Wolverines

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) officially accepted the delivery of its initial pair of AT-6TH Wolverine turboprop aircraft in Mueang Chiang Mai district, Chiang Mai province, on Tuesday (Jul.…

TransNusa Launches Jakarta-Subang Route

TransNusa is set to become the first foreign airline to operate from Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport, commonly known as Subang Airport, in Malaysia. The airline will commence daily scheduled international…

SATS, SF Group Forge Global Supply Chain Partnership

SATS Ltd, a Singapore-based provider of air cargo handling services and food solutions, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SF Group, a Chinese express delivery and logistics…

RTAF Selects JAS 39E/F Gripen as Preferred Fighter

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has chosen the Swedish-manufactured SAAB JAS 39E/F Gripen over the American Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70/72 as its preferred fighter jet. A recommendation has…

Batik Air Unveils New Routes to Thailand

Batik Air Malaysia has unveiled two new routes from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand, with Hat Yai and Krabi being the latest additions. Starting on 13th September 2024, these daily flights…

Emirates SkyCargo Orders Five More Boeing 777 Freighters

Boeing and Emirates SkyCargo have announced an order for five additional 777 freighters. The purchase takes Emirates' order book to 245 Boeing widebody airplanes, including 10 777 Freighters. Emirates SkyCargo's investment…

Major Korean Air 777X Order Likely at Show

Boeing aircraft will be conspicuous by their near-total absence from the show, but the American OEM is expected to walk away from the upcoming Farnborough Airshow with a major order.…

Eve Air Mobility to Provide Update on First Full-scale Prototype

Eve Air Mobility will provide an update on key program milestones, including its first full-scale prototype, at the Farnborough Air Show. The company will also showcase its eVTOL cabin mock-up…

Boeing to Highlight Factory Safety and Quality at Show

Boeing, which is not bringing any of its commercial jets to this year's Farnborough Airshow, will instead focus on highlighting new technology, sustainability, security and services solutions. The company will…

Gulfstream Appoints New VP & Chief Sustainability Officer

Gulfstream Aerospace has appointed Smitha Hariharan as vice president and chief sustainability officer, effective immediately. In the newly created role, Hariharan will help to drive Gulfstream's sustainable transformation and stated…

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Achieves ‘A’ Rating Upgrade

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been upgraded to an 'A' credit rating by S&P Global Ratings, with a stable outlook. The agency reassessed Rafael's business risk profile from 'fair' to…

Qantas May Use North Pole Route For Sydney-London Nonstop

Qantas will likely use a North Pole route to achieve its Project Sunrise Sydney to London nonstop with the A350-1000 to be delivered in 2025. In an exclusive media round…

Fincantieri Launches Seventh PPA “Domenico Millelire”

Fincantieri marked an important milestone with the launch of the seventh PPA (Multipurpose Combat Ship), named "Domenico Millelire," at the company's shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Genova, on Saturday (Jul. 13).…

New Partners Join Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser Project

Sierra Space Corporation, in collaboration with Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Kanematsu Corporation, and Oita Prefecture, has announced the inclusion of MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance…

Malaysian Army to Acquire Hundreds of M72 LAW-EC Units

The Malaysian Army has recently announced a tender inviting local companies to supply and deliver 800 M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon Enhanced Capability (LAW-EC) units for the 10th Parachute Brigade. Manufactured…

China Offers Type 052D Destroyer to Indonesian Navy

China has proposed supplying the Type 052D destroyer to the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) as part of a broader effort to sell its S26T submarine, originally intended for Thailand, complete…

Philippines Eyes Japan-made Type-81 SAM Systems

Following the recent signing of the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) between the Philippines and Japan, reports suggest that the Philippines is interested in acquiring Japan-made Type-81 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems.…

SRC Secures Contract for Long-Range Radar Development

The U.S. military has awarded SRC, Inc. a contract worth USD 25 million to develop the Long-Range Radar, a large instrumentation radar designed for range safety, research, development, testing, and…

Exercise Pitch Black Commences Over Northern Territory

Australia’s largest international air combat training exercise, Exercise Pitch Black, is set to take place from 12 July to 2 August over the Northern Territory. This year marks the highest…

PLD Space Secures EUR31.2 Million for MIURA 5 Programme

The Spanish space launcher company, PLD Space, has secured a EUR31.2 million syndicated loan with Banco Santander, EBN Banco, and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO). This transaction, covered by…

First Malaysia Airlines A330neo Rolls Out of Paint Shop

Malaysia Airlines’ inaugural A330neo has been unveiled in Toulouse, proudly displaying the airline’s distinctive Malaysia flag livery. This milestone marks the completion of the painting phase in the aircraft's production.…

IFS Acquires EmpowerMX to Boost Aviation Maintenance

IFS, a Sweden-based provider of cloud and industrial AI software, has announced the acquisition of EmpowerMX - an AI-powered aviation maintenance software company specialising in Airframe Maintenance Repair and Overhaul…

Indonesian Navy Launches Two Dorang-Class Patrol Vessels

The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) launched two new Dorang-class patrol vessels in Serang, Banten province, on Friday (Jul. 12). Constructed by PT Caputra Mitra Sejati (PT CMS), a privately-owned shipbuilding…

Vietjet to Establish MRO Facility in Laos

Vietjet, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Laos, has announced a new agreement aimed at strengthening air transport connectivity between Vietnam and Laos. This initiative,…

China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

China Southern Airlines (CSN) and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) have expanded their codeshare flights to encompass three new routes: Guangzhou-Penang, Kuala Lumpur-Beijing Daxing, and Kuala Lumpur-Shanghai Pudong, announced on Wednesday, 10th…

Saudi Arabia Orders Four Additional Airbus A330 MRTTs

Saudi Arabia has ordered four additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Saudi Arabia Air Force (RSAF). The first aircraft will enter into conversion at…

Embraer’s E190F Makes Show Debut

Embraer has brought its brand-new E-Freighter, the E190F to the show, marking the aircraft's first public appearance. The company is also showcasig a range of aircraft for commercial aviation and…

WestJet Cargo Introduces Campus’Air Service

WestJet Cargo has announced the launch of its new Campus'Air service, aimed at providing affordable shipping solutions for students and university staff. This initiative expands WestJet Cargo's range of services,…

SITA Achieves Record Revenue for 2023, Anticipates Further Growth in 2024

SITA has reported a record revenue of nearly US$ 1.5 billion for 2023, marking a 7% increase from the previous year. The outlook for 2024 remains positive, as revealed during…

ASELSAN Celebrates Successful TURKSAT-6A Launch

ASELSAN achieved a significant milestone in its space research and satellite payload development with the successful launch of the TURKSAT-6A satellite. The launch took place on 9 July from the…

Japan, Philippines Sign Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA)

Japan and the Philippines have formalised a defence pact through the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA), aimed at facilitating joint exercises and disaster relief operations between the two nations. The agreement…

Indonesia to Deploy Missiles at Key Maritime Choke Points

Indonesia is set to deploy missiles around strategic choke points along its sea lanes, as announced by the Acting Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, Donny Ermawan Taufanto,…

ZeroAvia At Farnborough 2024

From July 22-26, ZeroAvia will be back at historic Farnborough embracing 120 years of aviation innovation, and showcasing the company's contribution to the next great frontier: delivering a clean future…

Commtact Secures Major Missile Communication Contract

Commtact Ltd., a provider of advanced wireless communication solutions for defence, security forces, and robotic platforms, has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract for a missile project with a prominent defence…

Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines Secure Approval for Joint Venture

Garuda Indonesia (GIA) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) received the green light from the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) for their commercial joint venture agreement on Friday (Jul. 5).…

PAL Resumes Clark – Basco Service

Philippine Airlines (PAL) reopened its Clark - Basco route on Tuesday (Jul. 2). The event was attended by airline officials and aviation industry stakeholders. The restored route now operates four…

Boeing Not to Bring 737 MAX Or 777X Test Aircraft To Show

Airbus is bringing a wide range of its aircraft to the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow but Boeing aircraft will be conspicuous by their near total absence. In a departure from…

Textron Aviation is Bringing its New Military Trainer to the Show

Textron Aviation's new military multi-engine training aircraft will be on display at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow, marking its debut in Europe. The trainer is based on the Beechcraft King…

Saudia Named Most Improved Airline at 2024 Skytrax Awards

Saudia, Saudi Arabia's national carrier, has been honoured as ‘The World's Most Improved Airline’ and has topped the ranking for Best Economy Class Airline Catering at the 2024 Skytrax World…

AirAsia Expands Network with New Route to Labuan Bajo

AirAsia is set to expand its route network between Malaysia and Indonesia with the launch of its 21st direct route between the two countries. This new service, featuring three weekly…

Super Garuda Shield 2024 to be Held in Three Locations

The Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) will hold this year’s Super Garuda Shield (SGS) Joint Exercise across three locations in Indonesia: Situbondo, East Java; Baturaja, South Sumatra; and Karawang, West…

Airbus Awarded Contract for SATCOMBw Military Satellite System

Germany's armed forces, the Bundeswehr, have awarded Airbus the SATCOMBw 3 prime contract for the next generation secure military satellite system. This contract includes geostationary satellites, ground segment, launch, and…

Leonardo, Rheinmetall Forge European Defence Partnership

Leonardo and Rheinmetall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a 50:50 joint venture aimed at developing a European industrial and technological strategy for land defence systems. The…

China Proposes S26T Submarine to Indonesia

The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has reportedly proposed its S26T submarine to the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL). This submarine is the same vessel that CSSC has constructed for the…

Airbus H160 Begins US Service with PHI Aviation

PHI Aviation has received the first Airbus H160 helicopter in the United States, marking the start of H160 operations in the country. This helicopter is the first of four H160s…

Satair, Transavia France Form Supply Chain Partnership

Satair, a subsidiary of Airbus Services, has launched a significant long-term contract with Transavia France for its Integrated Material Services (IMS) supply chain solution. This contract, signed earlier this year,…

Launching of the Tournai, Third Belgian-Dutch rMCM Vessel

The Tournai, the third vessel in the Belgian-Dutch robotic Mine Counter Measure (rMCM) programme, was launched on 2nd July 2024 in Concarneau, France. Scheduled for delivery to the Belgian Navy…

Turkish Airlines Orders Four New Boeing 777 Freighters

Turkish Airlines has placed an order for four additional Boeing 777 Freighters, further solidifying its position in the global air cargo market. This new acquisition will bring the airline's total…

WFS Expands Cargo Capacity in Madrid with New Terminal

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has increased its cargo handling capacity by 60% at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport with the opening of its fifth cargo…

Indonesian Navy to Expand Military Sealift Command Fleet

The Indonesian Navy (TNI Angkatan Laut/TNI AL) is set to enhance its Military Sealift Command (Komando Lintas Laut Militer/Kolinlamil) by acquiring additional Landing Platform Dock (LPD) and Landing Ship Tank…

Milrem Robotics Opens Ground Robotics Centre in Poland

Estonian developer of robotics and autonomous systems, Milrem Robotics, has opened a centre of excellence for ground robotics in Poland. This move aims to enhance the company's presence across Europe…

AirAsia X Announces New Route to Nairobi

AirAsia X (AAX) has introduced a new route to Nairobi, Kenya, via Kuala Lumpur, starting on 15 November 2024. This will be the first time a low-cost carrier in Malaysia…

PTDI Eyes Market Expansion in Africa and Latin America

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) is actively seeking to expand its market reach into Africa and Latin America, focusing on the sales of its NC-212i and CN-235 aircraft. "First is expansion…

Korean Air Updates Cabin Procedures to Weather Turbulence

Korean Air has revised its cabin service protocols to bolster passenger and crew safety in response to increasing turbulence incidents, effective from 1 July. The airline will now conclude cabin…

Cebu Pacific Commits to 152 A321neos

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’s largest airline has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of up to 152 A321neo aircraft for U$24 billion based…

Boeing Delivers First CH-47F Block II Chinook to U.S. Army

Boeing has delivered the first CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army as part of the service’s ongoing modernization efforts. This aircraft is the first of up to…

Air Astana to Boost Flights Between Kazakhstan and China

Air Astana is set to increase its flight services between Kazakhstan and China, following new agreements from the China-Central Asia Aviation Co-operation group meeting held in Xi'an from 18th to…

Emirates Reveals Destinations for Refurbished Boeing 777

Emirates has announced the first cities to be served by its newly refurbished Boeing 777 cabin interiors. The airline will introduce these upgraded B777s to provide customers with the opportunity…

Airbus Enters Agreement with Spirit AeroSystems

Airbus has signed a binding term sheet agreement with Spirit AeroSystems, considering the potential acquisition of several major Airbus-related activities. These include the production of A350 fuselage sections in Kinston,…

Jens Fehlinger Appointed CEO of Swiss International Air Lines

Jens Fehlinger has been named the new CEO of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), effective 1 October 2024. He will succeed Dieter Vranckx, who will join the Lufthansa Group Executive…

Fincantieri to Build Fourth U212NFS Submarine for Italian Navy

The Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement (OCCAR) has commissioned Fincantieri to construct the fourth submarine in the U212NFS (Near Future Submarine) program for the Italian Navy. This contract,…

Naval Group Delivers Second Gowind Corvette to UAE Navy

French shipbuilder Naval Group has handed over the Gowind corvette Al Emarat to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday (Jun. 27). The ceremony in Lorient was attended by a delegation…

TE Connectivity Expands VITA 66 Product Family

TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensors, has expanded its VITA 66 optical backplane interconnect family with the new VITA 66.5 Style D optical modules. These high-density modules…

GA-ASI and Lockheed Martin Developing Net-Enabled Weapons Capability for MQ-9B SeaGuardian

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Lockheed Martin are collaborating to provide Net-Enabled Weapons (NEW) capability for the MQ-9B SeaGuardian. The addition of NEW capability for SeaGuardian will bolster…

Boeing Delivers Advanced F/A-18 Super Hornets to U.S. Navy

Boeing has completed the upgrade and life extension of the first two service life modification (SLM) F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets and delivered them to the U.S. Navy. These are…

EURA to Focus on New European Helicopter Engine

Safran Helicopter Engines and MTU Aero Engines have formed a joint venture to enable the joint development of a new engine from the continent for the next generation of European…

AAPA Show Solid Expansion in May

Preliminary May 2024 traffic figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show solid expansion in both international air passenger demand and air cargo markets, in tandem with…

Leonardo’s AW609 Tiltrotor Completes Ship Trial Campaign

Leonardo has announced that its AW609 tiltrotor programme set another major industry capability milestone after its first successful ship trial, which was recently conducted with the support of the Italian…

Challenge Group Signs MoU with China Henan Aviation

Challenge Group and China Henan Aviation, the holding company of Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (IATA: CGO), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Air Cargo China trade show.…

Leonardo Announces Aero Facility as Japan’s Official AW09 Distributor

At a recent event held at Kopter's facility in Mollis, Switzerland, Leonardo announced the appointment of Aero Facility as the official distributor for the AW09 helicopter in Japan. This announcement…

Thordon Bearings Joins Vard Marine’s Team Vigilance Programme

Vard Marine Inc. (VARD), part of Fincantieri, has announced Thordon Bearings Inc. as a preferred supplier for the VIGILANCE project, aimed at replacing the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Kingston Class…

GOES-U Weather Satellite Launched by Lockheed Martin

The GOES-U weather satellite, constructed by Lockheed Martin for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday (Jun. 25) at 5:26 p.m.…

Sener Supplies Key Components for Lilium Jet

Sener, a Spanish industrial engineering and technology group, has delivered the first units of servo-actuators for the Lilium Jet, which are now set for certification testing. The company plans to…

PINDAD to Develop Lighter Harimau Tank

Indonesian state-owned land systems defence company, PT PINDAD, has announced plans to develop a lighter version of the Harimau (Tiger) tank. This revelation was made during the recently concluded Eurosatory…

Malaysia Eyes Su-57, KF-21 for MRCA Programme

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is reportedly exploring the potential procurement of Russia's Sukhoi Su-57 (NATO: Felon) or South Korea's Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-21 Boramae for the service's…

Korean Air Expands SAF Initiative with CEVA Logistics

Korean Air has announced an expansion of its cargo Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme in partnership with global logistics company CEVA Logistics. This development follows the airline’s customer-participation SAF initiative,…

Hanwha Aerospace Receives KF-21 Engine Supply Contract

Hanwha Aerospace, South Korea's leading aerospace and defense corporation, announced today that it signed a contract with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to supply the first mass production engines…

Qantas Group Modernises Fleet with 14 Additional Mid-Life Dash 8-400 aircraft

Qantas has announced that it will acquire 14 additional mid-life Dash 8-400 aircraft (Q400) as part of a new investment in its DeHavilland Dash 8 turboprop fleet. The additional aircraft…

Air Astana Scores Multiple Wins at 2024 World Airline Awards

The Air Astana Group has been recognised with several prestigious accolades at the Skytrax's 2024 World Airline Awards, which took place on 24th June at the Fairmont Windsor Park in…

WFS, Singapore Airlines Extend Cargo Handling Partnership

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), part of the SATS Group, has secured three-year extensions for its cargo handling contracts with Singapore Airlines in the UK, France, and Belgium. In the UK,…

HENSOLDT ATC Radar Reaches IOC for RAAF

HENSOLDT Australia has achieved an important milestone for the AIR5431 Phase 2 program by introducing a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) sensor into operational service at the Army Aviation Centre…

AirAsia Wins World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at Skytrax Awards

AirAsia, the operating name of Capital A, has been named the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2024, marking its 15th consecutive year of receiving this…

Netline Unveils New Drone Detection Sensor

Netline Communications Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of advanced electronic warfare and tactical spectrum dominance systems for defence forces and homeland security agencies, introduces a new approach to drone detection…

CargoAi Unveils Allotment Feature

CargoAi has launched Allotment, a new feature that simplifies and automates batch pre-booking and allotment for regular air cargo across more than 40 airlines in over 130 countries. This enhancement…

Royal Thai Army to Receive Eight AH-6i Helicopters in 2025

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is set to receive eight Boeing AH-6i light attack and armed reconnaissance helicopters in May 2025. This follows Boeing's recent flight trials of the first…

Sky Power Launches Online Shop Including Engine Configurator

Sky Power International, provider of propulsion solutions for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), has launched its new online shop. The online shop has been developed to meet the growing needs of…

MAIRE (NEXTCHEM) Secures Licensing Deal for SAF Plant in US

MAIRE S.p.A. announced that NEXTCHEM, through its subsidiary MyRechemical, has entered into a licensing agreement with DG Fuels Louisiana, LLC for its NX Circular gasification technology, aimed at producing Sustainable…

SIA to Launch Daily Flights to Beijing Daxing International Airport

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is set to introduce daily flights between Singapore and Beijing’s Daxing International Airport starting 11 November 2024, pending regulatory approvals. The new service will enhance access to…

ECS Group, TUI Launch SAF Partnership

ECS Group and TUI have initiated a partnership involving Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), marking the first collaboration of its kind between an airline and a General Sales & Service Agent…

Skynopy Secures USD3.1 Million to Develop LEO Satellite Connectivity

Paris-based satellite connectivity start-up Skynopy has announced the successful raising of USD3.1 million in just three weeks. This funding round, supported by investors including Heartcore Capital, Kima Ventures, Better Angle,…

Skyports, Jeju Air to Develop Vertiport in Korea

Skyports has announced a partnership with Jeju Air Co. to support the deployment of vertiports for air taxi operations in Korea. The agreement was formalised during a signing ceremony in…

Vietnam Airlines, AirAsia Group Top On-time Performance Figures

Cirium has issued the on-time performance figures for May which show Vietnam Airlines and AirAsia Group airlines leading the way. In May, Vietnam Airlines led the region with an OTP…

Korean Air Expands Asian Network

Korean Air is increasing its capacity by resuming and adding services to China, and increasing frequencies on select routes to Japan to meet rising demand. The airline will resume daily…

Indo Defence 2024 Expo & Forum: Exhibition Space Filling Up Fast

The organizer of the 10th edition of Indo Defence Expo & Forum is delighted to announce that exhibition space is becoming scarce. Scheduled for 6 - 9 November 2024 at…

Honeywell to Acquire CAES Systems Holdings for US$1.9 Billion

Honeywell has agreed to acquire CAES Systems Holdings from private equity firm Advent International for approximately $1.9 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will enhance Honeywell’s defense technology solutions…

Lockheed Martin Completes Flight Test Of Future Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Reentry Vehicle

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin conducted a planned flight test of the unarmed, developmental Mk21A reentry vehicle in the Pacific Ocean on June 17. Mk21A is the U.S.…

Lockheed Martin Delivers 2,700th C-130 Hercules Tactical Airlifter

Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 2,700th Hercules multi-mission tactical airlifter, increasing the size, reach and strength of the worldwide C-130 fleet. The landmark aircraft is a KC-130J Super Hercules tanker…

Avolon Raises US$750 Million In New Unsecured Bank Facility

Avolon has raised US$750 million in a new unsecured credit facility with a syndicate of seven banks predominantly in the Middle East and India. The facility has a three-year tenor…

Penny Burtt is President of Boeing’s Southeast Asia Business

Penny Burtt has been appointed as the new President of Boeing's Southeast Asia business, effective July 3. Based in Singapore, Burtt will oversee Boeing's strategy and operations as the company…

AAPA Airlines Boost Profits in 2023

Preliminary financial performance figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) revealed a strong rebound in the earnings of Asia Pacific airlines in 2023, following three consecutive…

Israel Sets New Record in Defence Exports with Over US$13 Billion in 2023

The Director General of the Israel Ministry of Defense, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Eyal Zamir, and the Director of the IMOD International Defense Cooperation Directorate (SIBAT), Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yair Kulas…

Survitec Wins Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Contract

Global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has secured a multi-year servicing contract from Sojitz Aerospace, on behalf of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), to service safety critical Submarine Escape…

Leonardo Secures Leading Role in Europe with 13 EDF Programme Wins

Leonardo ranks as the second largest European participant in the 2023 European Defence Fund (EDF) work programme. The European Commission has recently announced the selection of 13 projects involving Leonardo:…

EH216-S Pilotless eVTOL Completes Debut Flight in Saudi Arabia

EHang Holdings EH216-S pilotless electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has completed its first autonomous air taxi flight in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Partnering with Front End, a Saudi-based enterprise…

Bangkok Airways Launches “Low Carbon Skies” Campaign

Bangkok Airways has unveiled its Low Carbon Skies initiative, a significant step towards sustainability through the reduction of carbon emissions from its aviation operations. The airline, in partnership with PTT…

Vietnam Airlines Implements Amadeus’ Altéa PSS

Vietnam Airlines has integrated the Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS) from Amadeus, marking a significant step in its ongoing digital transformation. The system provides a range of solutions, including inventory,…

NHI, NAHEMA Launch NH90 Upgrade Program

NH Industries (NHI) and the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) have inked a contract to initiate the development and qualification of the NH90 Block 1 upgrade, also known as Software…

Palindo Marine Lays Keel for TNI AL’s New KCR 60

PT Palindo Marine, a private shipyard in Indonesia, began construction on a new model of the "Kapal Cepat Rudal 60" (KCR 60 - Fast Missile Boat 60) for the Indonesian…

Aselsan’s KORKUT 8×8 System Showcased at Eurosatory

ASELSAN displayed a wide array of products and solutions at Eurosatory 2024, which ended June 21. The highlight of the exhibition for the company was the KORKUT Air Defence Gun…

EDGE Consolidates Key Capabilities into Two Centres

EDGE Group has launched the Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW) Centre of Excellence, and the Electro Optic Centre of Excellence (EOCE) in Abu Dhabi, on Thursday (Jun. 13). These new…

Gulfstream G500 and G600 Exceed 100,000 Flight Hours

Gulfstream's clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 have each surpassed 100,000 flight hours. Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, both aircraft feature the award-winning Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck, with…

Emirates Uses SAF for Its Flights from Singapore

Emirates has started utilising sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for its flights departing from Singapore Changi Airport. This marks the airline's first investment in SAF in Asia, with around 3.3 million…

Eve Air Mobility Releases Third eVTOL Prototype Video

Eve Air Mobility on Wednesday released a second video of its first full-scale eVTOL non-conforming prototype as it continues production of the aircraft at its facility in Brazil. The company…

Rheinmetall, Ukraine Boost Strategic Cooperation

Rheinmetall AG, the Düsseldorf-based technology group, and Ukraine have taken a significant step towards strengthening their strategic alliance. The Minister of Strategic Industries, Oleksandr Kamyshin, represented Ukraine at the signing…

Charles Szar Takes Helm as President of AeroTransCargo

AeroTransCargo (ATC), a global cargo airline, has announced the appointment of Charles Szar as its new President. Szar brings a wealth of experience from his 30-year career in commercial, civil,…

Americas GSA Extends Partnership with JetBlue Cargo

Americas GSA, a subsidiary of ECS Group, announced a strategic partnership with JetBlue Cargo. This partnership marks a significant development for both parties to enhance services on domestic routes from…

Milrem Robotics Introduces Starlink-equipped Combat Support UGV

Estonian robotics and autonomous systems developer, Milrem Robotics, and AEC Skyline, a supplier of advanced critical data solutions, have collaborated to incorporate Starlink satellite communications (SATCOM) and related equipment into…

EDGE Signs MoU Agreements with Cummins Arabia

AL TAIF, an entity of the EDGE Group and a provider of military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the UAE, has entered into two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…

Singapore Inks Air Services Agreement with Ukraine

Singapore and Ukraine have entered into an Air Services Agreement (ASA) to support air connectivity between both countries. The agreement marks an important milestone in bilateral aviation relations, and replaces…

AI-Backbone for European FCAS Operational

The HIS consortium comprising of of Helsing GmbH and Schönhofer Sales and Engineering GmbH (SSE), a 100% subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH and Co. KG has announced the attainment…

Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau Releases Preliminary Findings on SQ321 Incident

The Transport Safety Investigation Bureau of Singapore (TSIB) has issued its Preliminary Investigation findings of the SQ321 incident, which took place on 21 May and resulted in the death of…

USMC to Acquire MTGR Robits from Roboteam

Israel based Roboteam, a leading developer and manufacturer of tactical unmanned platforms for defence and security missions, has announced today an initial purchase order from the United States Marine Corps (USMC)…

BAE Systems EPAWSS Completes IOT&E Testing with USAF

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) recently completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E) of BAE System’s Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS),validating the game-changing capabilities the advanced system brings…

PTDI, Intercrus Aero Indonesia Collaborate on AAM Development

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Bandung on Wednesday (Jun. 12). The signatories were Moh. Arif Faisal, Director of…

Kadet Defence Systems Develops Jet-Powered Aerial Targets for Defence Training

India's Kadet Defence Systems (KDS) has announced the launch of jet-powered aerial targets, making it the first private company in the country to design and manufacture them. KDS, which is…

KNDS and Leonardo Abandon Negotiations

Amsterdam-based KNDS, a joint venture between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter, is no longer in talks with Leonardo regarding a potential partnership with the Italian company. The partnership was based around…

AIROD Signs Collaboration with TAI, ASFAT

Malaysia’s AIROD (Aircraft Inspection, Repair & Overhaul Depot) has entered into a collaboration with Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc (TAI). The partnership, formalised through a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), is aimed…

RTX Wins US$677 million US Navy Contract for SPY-6 Family of Radars

Raytheon has been awarded a US$677 million contract to continue to produce AN/SPY-6(V) radars for the U.S. Navy. This is the third option exercised from the March 2022 hardware, production…

German Ministry of Interior Orders up to 44 H225 Helicopters

The German Ministry of the Interior has ordered up to 44 H225 helicopters for its Federal Police. The record order for the H225 includes 38 firm orders with options for…

KNDS Advances with ASCALON Gun Testing

KNDS, a Franco-German defence company, has recently completed another successful round of testing for its ASCALON 140mm gun. The test demonstrated the gun's ability to change its barrel calibre from…

BAE Electronic Warfare Pods to Protect U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

BAE Systems has received an US$95 million contract from the U.S. Navy for advanced countermeasure pods to protect the P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft from missiles and other threats. The…

STM to Build Three Ada-Class Corvettes for Royal Malaysian Navy

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has selected Turkiye’s STM (Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş) for the procurement of three Ada-class corvettes under the Littoral Mission Ship Batch-2 (LMS Batch-2)…

Qatar Airways Cargo, MASkargo Sign MoU for Joint Cargo Business Operations

Qatar Airways Cargo and MASkargo, the cargo subsidiary of Malaysia Aviation Group, have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster their joint cargo operations. The MoU is a follow-up…

Air Canada Cargo Selects Rotate’s Sales Cockpit for Digital Boost

Air Canada Cargo has chosen Rotate to deploy the Sales Cockpit to propels the company's worldwide digitalisation initiatives. The Sales Cockpit is an online software that persistently analyses the airline's…

Chemring Nobel Inks USD83 Million Deal with Northrop Grumman

Chemring Nobel, the Norwegian arm of Chemring, has entered into a 15-year partnership with Northrop Grumman. The agreement is centred around the supply of HMX energetic material, a crucial component…

Global Air Cargo Demand Soars Amid E-commerce Boom

May 2024 has seen a solid global air cargo demand, primarily driven by an e-commerce boom originating from China, according to a report by DHL Global Forwarding. The report also…

Yahsat Contracts Airbus to Build Advanced Geostationary Satellites

UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat) announced a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the construction of its new geostationary telecommunications satellites, Al Yah 4 (AY4) and…

Recovery Complete: Cathay Pacific’s Last Aircraft Leaves Storage

Faced with the challenge of storing its entire fleet during the COVID pandemic, Cathay Pacific turned to an unexpected oasis: Alice Springs. This remote location, far from the ocean with…

TE Connectivity introduces five-bay connector shell for MiniMRP Avionics and Electronics Packaging

TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced a new five-bay connector shell configuration for its MiniMRP (Mini Modular Rack Principle) Avionics and Electronics Packaging product family. The modular avionics architecture, based on…

EDGE to Bring Advanced Defence Tech at Eurosatory 2024

EDGE Group is set to debut at Eurosatory 2024, the world's leading international land and air defence exhibition, scheduled to take place in Paris, France, from 17 to 21 June,…

EPC Industry’s Offer Chosen for EDF’s 2nd Modular Patrol Corvette

The European Commission has chosen a proposal for a European Multi-Mission Patrol Corvette (EPC/MMPC) on 16th May 2024. The proposal was submitted by a consortium of three European shipyards, Navantia,…

Escribano, Indra, TRC Collaborate on Advanced C-UAS Solution

Indra, Escribano, and TRC have entered into a partnership to develop a solution for countering drones (C-UAS) to cater to the operational needs of the Spanish Armed Forces. The agreement…

Eaton, SIAEC Form Eaton Aerospace Component Services Asia

SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) and Eaton have established a joint venture (JV) firm, Eaton Aerospace Component Services Asia Sdn Bhd, based in Malaysia. The equity distribution of the JV…

Vietjet Launches Melbourne-Hanoi Route

Vietjet, the Vietnamese low-cost airline, has launched its sixth route between Vietnam and Australia, connecting Melbourne and Hanoi on Tuesday (Jun 4). The new route, which will operate two round…

Lion Group, Jeju Air Offer Multi City Concepts for Travelers

Lion Group and Jeju Air have unveiled a strategic alliance aimed at simplifying international travel for explorers. The agreement was recently inked by Capt. Daniel Putut Kuncoro Adi, President Director…

AirAsia Indonesia Launches Bali-Cairns Route

AirAsia Indonesia is set to connect Bali (Denpasar) and Cairns, the gateway of Tropical North Queensland, with three weekly flights. The new service is scheduled to start from 14 August…

Riyadh Air and Singapore Airlines establish partnership

Riyadh Air and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a new partnership between the two airlines. The agreement was signed by Riyadh Air CEO…

Naval Group Belgium Leads Europe’s Mine Countermeasures Project

The European Commission has chosen a consortium led by Naval Group Belgium to spearhead the European Extended Mine Countermeasures (E=MCM) project. This initiative, funded by the European Defence Fund (EDF),…

German Ministry of the Interior Orders H225 Helicopters for Federal Police

The German Ministry of the Interior has placed an order for up to 44 H225 helicopters for the Federal Police (Bundespolizei), comprising 38 confirmed orders and options for an additional…

Exaill Demonstrates DriX O-16 Transoceanic USV

Exail has recently launched and tested its new transoceanic Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV), the DriX O-16. The vessel was presented to notable customers and partners, including significant global hydrographic institutes…

Indonesia Begins Construction of Second Red-White Frigate

PT PAL Indonesia conducted a steel-cutting ceremony for the Red-White Frigate (Indonesian: Fregat Merah Putih / FMP) at its facility in Surabaya, East Java on Wednesday (Jun 5). This event…

IAI Unveils New Long-range Air Launched Ballistic Missile

Israel Aerospace Industries has unveiled its new “Deep Stand-off” long-range air launched ballistic missile named “AIR LORA.” The new missile demonstrated its capabilities in a fire test launched from an…

Embraer and Rheinmetall Discuss C-390 Training Center in Europe

Embraer and Rheinmetall are in discussions to expand their training network with a focus on the C-390. The aim is evaluate the needs of the increasing number of C-390 European…

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Demonstrates AI in Air Interception Scenarios

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works has joined forces with the University of Iowa's Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) to demonstrate the practical application of artificial intelligence (AI) in air-to-air intercept scenarios. The…

Airbus, Avincis Collaborate on AAM Development

Airbus and Avincis have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore opportunities in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Their focus will be on electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL)…

PT PAL, Naval Group Strengthen Strategic Partnership

PT PAL Indonesia and Naval Group have taken significant steps to enhance their strategic partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday (Jun 4). Held at the Naval…

Airbus Unveils Wingman Concept for Unmanned Fighter Support

Airbus is set to showcase its Wingman concept at the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin. In military aviation, while the term traditionally refers to a pilot in another aircraft…

ST Engineering Breaks Ground on New Aircraft Maintenance Hangar in Pensacola

ST Engineering commenced construction on its third aircraft maintenance hangar at Pensacola International Airport today. The groundbreaking ceremony marks a significant milestone in the company's growth and expansion plans in…

Fincantieri, iGenius Collaborate on Italian-Based AI Systems Development

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has entered into an agreement with iGenius, a Milan-based scale-up specialising in Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. The collaboration aims to develop AI systems based entirely on…

ST Engineering Antycip, Merlin Flight Simulation Group Establish Global Partnership

ST Engineering Antycip, a provider of simulation and virtual reality solutions, has announced an exclusive distributorship agreement with Merlin Flight Simulation Group, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art real-time Academic Engineering Flight…

SCD Unveils Mini Blackbird 1280 HFM Detector

Semi Conductor Devices (SCD), a company specialized in cooled and uncooled infrared detectors and high-power laser diodes, announced the launch of its latest off-the-shelf product: the Mini Blackbird 1280 HFM.…

RMN to Receive First Maharaja Lela-class LCS in 2026

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is expecting the arrival of its first Maharaja Lela-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in August 2026. This milestone follows the ship's recent launch into the…

India to Host IATA AGM in 2025

India will host the 81st annual general meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in 2025. This will be the third time the IATA AGM is being convened…

SAF Production to Triple in 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its projections for a tripling of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) production in 2024 to 1.9 billion liters (1.5 million tonnes) are…

Airline Profitability Outlook Improves for 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced strengthened profitability projections for airlines in 2024 compared with its June and December 2023 forecasts. However it warns that an aggregate return…

Airbus next-generation H160 gets CASA approval

Airbus has received certification from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for the twin-engine H160, heralding a new chapter for helicopter operations in Australia. The H160 has already been…

ADAS 2024 to Showcase Advances in Modern Defence Technology

As many as 200 domestic and international companies will exhibit cutting edge innovations and advanced defence technologies at Asian Defense & Security (ADAS) 2024, which will take place from September…

Mexicana de Aviación Orders 20 Embraer E2 Aircraft

Mexicana de Aviación, Mexico's state-owned airline, has placed an order for 20 Embraer E2 aircraft, including 10 E190-E2 and 10 E195-E2 jets. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the second…

Rheinmetall, Lithuania Sign Agreement for New Factory

Lithuania has signed an agreement with German defence company Rheinmetall to establish a new factory in the country, marking a significant development in Lithuania’s defence sector. Lithuanian Minister of the…

Terma to Supply SCANTER 6002 Radars to Belgian and Netherlands Navy Frigates

Terma has secured a contract to supply four SCANTER 6002 naval surveillance radars for the Belgian and Netherlands Navy's Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) frigates. This contract highlights the company's role in…

Wiremind Set to Launch SKYPALLET 2.0 This Summer

Wiremind is preparing to launch the upgraded version of its space optimization tool, SKYPALLET 2.0, this summer. The new iteration has been developed using extensive feedback from several leading airlines…

Airbus, Japanese Consortium Invest USD 100M in AALTO HAPS Expansion

A consortium of Japanese businesses, led by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. and Space Compass Corporation, along with Mizuho Bank Limited and the Development Bank of Japan Inc., has committed to investing…

Thales, PT Len Sign Radar Joint Venture Agreement

Thales and Indonesian state-owned company PT Len Industri (PT Len) signed a joint venture (JV) agreement on 30 May 2024. The agreement aims to establish a centre of excellence to…

Qantas Announces Largest Airport Deal in its History

Qantas and Perth Airport have ended a long-running standoff over terminals, a new runway and passenger processing costs with a combined multi-billion dollar deal that will see Qantas move to…

BlackSky Secures USD 7 Million Space-based Intelligence Contract Renewal

BlackSky Technology Inc. has secured a USD 7 million contract renewal to provide space-based imagery and analytics monitoring services to an existing international government client. “With disruptive speed and economics…

ASELSAN Showcases Advanced Defence Systems at EFES-2024

ASELSAN showcased its latest systems during EFES-2024, held in İzmir, Turkey, on 29 and 30 May. The event was attended by prominent figures including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and National…

Indra, Navantia to Equip Spanish Navy with Advanced IFF Systems

Indra and Navantia have collaborated to install an Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) system on a first ship designated for export and plan to extend this system to the…

RTAF Eyes New Radar System This Year

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) is looking to procure a new 3D long-range airborne warning radar system this year. Valued at THB 940 million (USD 25 million), the new…

PT PAL Lays Keel for PN’s Second Improved Tarlac-class SSV

Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL laid the keel for the second improved Tarlac-class Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) intended for the Philippine Navy (PN) in Surabaya, on Wednesday (May 29). This…

Vietjet Wins Top Honors in 2024 AirlineRatings.com Awards

Vietjet has been recognized as the ‘Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline’ and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline Onboard Hospitality’ for 2024 by AirlineRatings.com, a prominent airline safety and product rating platform. These awards…

Sikorsky Flight-Tests Scalable ‘Rotor Blown Wing’ UAS For DARPA Project

Sikorsky is conducting flight tests to mature the control laws and aerodynamics of a novel vertical takeoff and landing uncrewed aerial system (VTOL / UAS). The flight tests are intended…

CAE to Support Canada’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian Systems

CAE Defense & Security has been awarded a contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to support the MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) acquired by Canada. The…

Leading Aerospace Companies Collaborate on 100% SAF Compatibility

Leading aerospace companies are collaborating to evaluate technical issues regarding the compatibility of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with airplane systems, says The International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG). Recognizing that…

Aselsan’s Backlog at an All-time High, Net Sales Grow

Turkish defence major Aselsan's backlog increased to a record high US$ 11.1 Billion, according to the company's 2024 first quarter financial report. Net sales grew by 5% compared to the…

Aura Aero and Airbus Protect to Work for Certification of Regional Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Aura Aero and Airbus Protect have signed a cooperation agreement in view of the certification of ERA, the next regional transport 19-seater hybrid-electric aircraft developed by Aura Aero. Both companies…

Patrick de Castelbajac Named Chief Strategy Officer for GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace has announced that Patrick de Castelbajac will join the company as Chief Strategy Officer, effective June 24. He will report to GE Aerospace Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence…

STS Aviation Services Acquires UK-Based GT Engine Services

STS Aviation Services, a division of STS Aviation Group and a global provider of aircraft MRO solutions, has acquired UK-based engine MRO, GT Engine Services (GTES). Since establishing itself in…

Leonardo Strengthens its Role in the VIP-Corporate Helicopter Market

Leonardo and partners from the passenger transport sector in Europe and Asia have announced new progress in introducing modern rotorcraft technologies and capabilities, The announcements were made at EBACE 2024.…

Bird Aviation and easyJet Renew Maintenance Agreement

MRO company Bird Aviation and easyJet have announced a contract extension for another two years. The renewed contract encompasses a range of nose-to-tail checks. Frederic Pralus, CEO at Bird Aviation,…

GA-ASI Completes Durability Test for HFE 2.0 Engine

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has completed durability testing for the 200-horsepower heavy fuel engine, which is being considered by the U.S. Army to be the fleet replacement for…

IAI to Present Arrow Weapons System, Other Latest Systems at ILA Berlin 2024

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is bringing its latest state-of-the-art solutions in air defense, radars, loitering munitions, UAVs, and electronic warfare to the ILA Berlin exhibition that will take place from…

SkyAlyne Wins Contract for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training Program

Canada has awarded a contract for the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program to SkyAlyne. The initiative, set to last 25 years with a value of $11.2 billion, reimagines training for…

ACIA Aero Leasing Delivers Two ATR 72-212 Large Cargo Door Freighters to Aerlink

ACIA Aero Leasing (ACIA) has delivered two ATR 72-212 Large Cargo Door (ATR 72 LCD) freighters to leading Australian FIFO and cargo air charter operator Aerlink. Aerlink took delivery of…

Fincantieri Nextech and CAE Ink Strategic Alliance

Fincantieri NexTech, a subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, and CAE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding( MoU) for collaboration in Training & Simulation solutions for adaptive learning, Integrated Product Support…

Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau Releases Preliminary Findings on SQ321 Incident

The Transport Safety Investigation Bureau of Singapore (TSIB) has issued its Preliminary Investigation findings of the SQ321 incident, which took place on 21 May and resulted in the death of…

AI-Backbone for European Future Combat Air System Operational

The HIS consortium comprising of of Helsing GmbH and Schönhofer Sales and Engineering GmbH (SSE), a 100% subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH and Co. KG has announced the attainment…

U.S. Marine Corps to Acquire MTGR Robits from Israeli firm Roboteam

Israel-based Roboteam, developer and manufacturer of tactical unmanned platforms for defence and security missions, has announced today an initial purchase order from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to deliver…

BAE Systems EPAWSS Completes IOT&E Testing with USAF

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) recently completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E) of BAE System’s Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS),validating the game-changing capabilities the advanced system brings…

Rheinmetall to HIghlight Range of Capabiltieis at ILA Berlin 2024

Rheinmetall will showcase many of its capabilities, including the Air defence system Skyranger 30, at the upcoming aerospace trade fair ILA Berlin in 2024. The exhibition will take place from…

Satys Cabin to Manufacture Lavatory Assemblies for D328eco Regional Turboprop

Satys Cabin will supply lavatory assemblies for German OEM Deutsche Aircraft's D328eco. In August 2023, Deutsche Aircraft commissioned Satys Cabin to design and produce the interior fittings for the D328eco.…

Terma Plans to Double Revenue in Three Years, Several Acquisitions on the Cards

Revenue at Denmark's largest defense company, Terma, has grown by 17% compared to last year. Profit before tax has increased by 33%. The company, headquartered in Lystrup, Denmark, announces a…

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…