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After months of seeing Dassault Aviation being browbeaten in the Indian press, French arms procurement agency DGA defended its contractor, asserting that a 2012 agreement to provide India with Rafale fighter jets never committed the company to guarantee aircraft manufactured in India at state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL). However, a recent senior adviser to HAL’s management tells Aviation Week that guaranteeing HAL’s work is not the issue, but that the French are being “rigid” and refusing to stand behind the integrity of the design. ... more

Full-scale development of a Russo-Chinese widebody may begin next year. ...more

    

This type of icing does not appear on radar due to its low reflectivity. Neither airplane ice detectors nor visual indications reliably indicate the presence of ice crystal icing conditions. It is often undetected by the flight crew and has caused many high-altitude engine failures. ...more

    

American Airlines has exercised options for 24 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft with deliveries beginning this November. ...more

As the company enters into 2015, Northrop Grumman’s aerospace sector is seeing exciting growth overseas, and is looking to gain a better footing for domestic growth. During the recent fourth quarter 2014 conference call, Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush noted that 2014 international sales increased 20 percent across all sectors, with a particular rise in aerospace. The company expects international revenue to continue ballooning through the coming year resulting from increased demand for unmanned and manned aircraft. ...more

As the company enters into 2015, Northrop Grumman’s aerospace sector is seeing exciting growth overseas, and is looking to gain a better footing for domestic growth. During the recent fourth quarter 2014 conference call, Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush noted that 2014 international sales increased 20 percent across all sectors, with a particular rise in aerospace. The company expects international revenue to continue ballooning through the coming year resulting from increased demand for unmanned and manned aircraft. - See more at: http://www.samoloty.pl/wszystkie-aktualnosci/15154-northrop-grumman-ceo-sees-sequestration-squash-domestic-growth-as-international-sales-flourish#sthash.zMgt4Gvu.dpuf

   

The attitude and flight profile of theTransAsia ATR 72 that crashed after take-off from Taipei's Sung Shan airport - shown in high quality video of the aircraft's last few seconds - indicates it was fully stalled. ...more

   

At least 12 people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei. ...more

    

Cessna has rolled out its first production Citation Latitude at the company’s Wichita, Kan., manufacturing facility, three years after being announced to the market. The Citation Latitude certification program, which includes four flying aircraft, has accumulated 500 flights and 1,200 hours to date. ...more

    

North American transportation safety officials are recommending avionics upgrades and improved capabilities for new and existing aircraft that fly oceanic routes to improve the ability of operators and air traffic controllers to track them. The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) latest set of recommendations follow a year that saw two major incidents involving the disappearance of commercial airliners from radar coverage: the March 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and a similar occurrence involving AirAsia Airbus jet flight QZ8501 in December 2014. ...more

    

Bloomberg reports that pilots had shut down power to a flight protection system after trying to deal with a string of alerts from it. ... more

    

The U.S. Air Force has chosen Boeing as the sole-source provider and prime integrator for the multibillion dollar program to develop the next U.S. presidential transport, based on the company’s 747-8. ...more

    

The competition to build South Korea’s proposed KF-X indigenous fighter will probably come down to price, putting Korean Airlines (KAL) at an advantage, according to a government official. ...more

     Living the Dreamliner: American Airlines Welcomes First 787

American Airlines officially welcomed its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner last week, making it the second airline in the United States to receive the next-generation aircraft. American took delivery of the airplane, a 787-8, on Thursday Jan. 22 at the Boeing factory in Everett, Wash. The new plane touched down in Dallas/Fort Worth airport, American’s headquarters, the following evening. ...more

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago. ...more

   

Jeppesen has signed a multi-year contract with leading Saudi Arabian private jet operator NasJet to provide international trip planning services. The services aim to increase the Middle East company’s operational efficiency and streamline operations in the global private jet marketplace. ...more