Airbus Wins USAF KC-X Tanker Contract

US AIR Force officials announced on February 29 that the Airbus A330-200 has won its KC-X competition for a new air refuelling tanker. To be designated KC-45A in USAF service, the multi-role tanker-transport will be assembled at a new plant in Mobile, Alabama. Offered jointly by Northrop Grumman and Airbus’ parent company EADS, the aircraft was previously dubbed the KC-30 by the manufacturers.

$1.5 Billion SDD Phase

The initial $1.5 billion KC-X contract covers four flight test aircraft. It also includes five production options, targeted for a total of 64 aircraft, costing $10.6 billion. Ultimately, the programme will be worth

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Airbus has tested false thermal targets on transporter A400M

European Airbus aircraft manufacturing concern experienced self-defense system of the new military transport aircraft A400M, reports Flightglobal.   During the tests, the aircraft made multiple shooting infidels thermal purposes, which are designed to protect from the A400M launches anti-aircraft missiles.   Currently, the use of incorrect targets on the A400M is not implemented, it will appear on the transport workers after the introduction of the software version of SOC1.   First, in March 2013 took the first flight of the transporter A400M. This aircraft, received board room MSN7, built in the interests of the French Air Force.   As expected,

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EMSS produces billets for Boeing and Airbus

PJSC "EMSS" Kramatorsk (EMSS, enters the engineering division of Rosatom — AtomEnergoMash) completes the manufacture of parts stamping equipment on request "VSMPO-Avisma."

These parts are for the first time in the company for machining Russian partner. Accessories designed for stamping Boeing and Airbus.

Eight die tooling plates for cutting parts weighing 253 tons have already been sent to the customer. At the final stage are the top two and bottom two punch that pass machining.

The second half order weighing 234 tonnes under the terms of the transaction sent in July 2013.

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The Board of Directors of Aeroflot has approved a deal to lease SSJ-100

Moscow. March 11. AviaPort

The Board of Directors of JSC "Aeroflot — Russian Airlines" has approved the transaction with JSC "VEB-Leasing" finance lease 10 aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 in the full-specification made by the requirements of the air carrier, said the airline.

Liners should replace the previously obtained 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 in a simplified specification (light). The transfer of new aircraft to be held from March 2013 to April 2014 Lease term — no more than 144 months for each aircraft.

As previously reported, in 2005, "Aeroflot" and CJSC "Sukhoi

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Interview with Vice-President of the Irkut MS-21

The new Russian aircraft MS-21 should appear on the world market in a very good time for us — in 2017. That is at least a year earlier than most of their foreign counterparts — the American Boeing 737 MAX, A320 NEO, the Canadian Bombardier CS-300 and the Chinese C919. The last two projects are now experiencing some technical and organizational difficulties, which have led to the postponement of the first flight, while the establishment of the MS-21 while that strictly follows the schedule. About how is the development of MS-21, for whom this ship is designed and how

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Irkut Corporation has transferred the Airbus 500-set landing gear

Corporation "Irkut" solemnly handed over to Airbus 500th anniversary kit niche nose landing gear for the A320 Family. The event was part of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2013 with Oleg Demchenko, President of the Corporation "Irkut" Christopher Buckley, Airbus Vice President of Sales for Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific, and Raphael Duflo, Director of Procurement Aerolia.

 

Cooperation Airbus c Corporation "Irkut" began in 2004 when an agreement was signed for the supply of components within the strategic partnership program A320. Corporation "Irkut" has received a large number of orders for the supply

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In Russia will develop a long-range aircraft — Rogozin

Dmitry Rogozin, in an interview Rossii24 touched haul aircraft PAK FA and the PAK DA, and Armata tank. Tank on a platform of "Armata" will be shown in September this year for the country’s leadership. When her show to a large audience is not specified.

 

In addition, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the development of the PAK FA (T-50) is fully on schedule and soon the plane will go on trial in the Air Force.

As for the long-term aviation system Aviation (PAK DA), the Deputy Prime Minister said thatPresident ordered the full

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EMSS produces billets for Boeing and Airbus

PJSC "EMSS" Kramatorsk (EMSS, enters the engineering division of Rosatom — AtomEnergoMash) completes the manufacture of parts stamping equipment on request "VSMPO-Avisma."

These parts are for the first time in the company for machining Russian partner. Accessories designed for stamping Boeing and Airbus.

Eight die tooling plates for cutting parts weighing 253 tons have already been sent to the customer. At the final stage are the top two and bottom two punch that pass machining.

The second half order weighing 234 tonnes under the terms of the transaction sent in July 2013.

Continue reading EMSS produces billets for Boeing and Airbus

Aeroflot board of directors has approved a deal to lease SSJ-100

Moscow. March 11. AviaPort

The Board of Directors of JSC "Aeroflot — Russian Airlines" has approved the transaction with JSC "VEB-Leasing" finance lease 10 aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 in the full-specification made by the requirements of the air carrier, said the airline.

Liners should replace the previously obtained 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 in a simplified specification (light). The transfer of new aircraft to be held from March 2013 to April 2014 Lease term — no more than 144 months for each aircraft.

As previously reported, in 2005, "Aeroflot" and CJSC "Sukhoi Civil

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The construction of a new central Saratov Airport

October 10 in the Saratov region laying of the first stone building of the new airport "Central".

The new airport will be located 30 km from Saratov have to. Saburovka. Approximate dimensions of the site for the construction of the airport — 380 m, the length of the runway with artificial turf — 2.65 km. The new airport will take long-haul aircraft Airbus A-310-300 medium-range Tu-204, Airbus A-319, as well as short-haul and cargo ships.

It is planned that the new airport complex will increase passenger traffic to 1.3 million people a year (now — 400 thousand).

The overall cost

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