Malaysia’s Weststar Aviation Expects AW609 Delivery By Mid-2024
The Malaysian helicopter operator also inked a deal with Leonardo for five more AW139 twin-engine helicopters at the LIMA Exhibition in Langkawi.
cory.hitt@avia… Wed, 05/24/2023 - 11:12
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USAF, Boeing In Early Discussions For MH-139 Change

By Brian Everstine May 23, 2023
Boeing has delivered four of the six aircraft ordered under the research, development, test and evaluation contract, with two more set to come this summer.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Italian Space Agency Eyes In-Orbit Servicing

By Irene Klotz May 15, 2023
The spacecraft will be designed to perform a wide range of robotic operations on existing satellites.

MBDA Test Fires CAMM-ER For Italian Air Force Trials

By Tony Osborne May 05, 2023
European missile manufacturer MBDA has conducted the first Common Anti-Air Modular Missile-Extended Range (CAMM-ER) missile firings.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Liebherr, Safran Join Eurodrone Supplier List

By Tony Osborne Apr 25, 2023
Liebherr and Safran have joined the growing list of suppliers for the Eurodrone medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) uncrewed aircraft system (UAS).
Aircraft & Propulsion

Leonardo Delivers Prototype Eurofighter Radar 2

By Tony Osborne Apr 21, 2023
BAE Systems will fit Radar 2 into a development aircraft ready for initial flight tests planned for next year.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Eurofighter Consortium Names Mezzanatto CEO

By Tony Osborne Apr 18, 2023
Eurofighter GmbH, the joint venture that coordinates the multinational Eurofghter Typhoon program, has a new CEO.
Aircraft & Propulsion

UK Releases More Cash For GCAP Development

By Tony Osborne Apr 13, 2023
The £656 million ($822 million) contract was awarded to BAE Systems on April 14.
Budget, Policy & Operations

French Aerospace Programs May Be Trimmed Despite Budget Hikes

Helen Chachaty Apr 13, 2023
The country’s latest military programming law was presented to the Council of Ministers on April 4.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Former Italian Government Minister To Lead Leonardo

By Tony Osborne Apr 13, 2023
Roberto Cingolani has been put forward to succeed Alessandro Profumo as Leonardo CEO.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Sumitomo Mitsui Investment Boosts Rotorcraft Lessor LCI

By Tony Osborne Mar 30, 2023
Helicopter lessor LCI has been bolstered by investment from Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Nigerian Air Force Has 50 Aircraft On Order, Commander States

By Tony Osborne Mar 27, 2023
The purchase aligns with efforts to strengthen the Nigerian Armed Forces to help tackle the threats posed by Islamic insurgents.
Budget, Policy & Operations

First Take, March 27, 2023

By Graham Warwick Mar 24, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Re-Engined Leonardo AW09 Makes First Flight

By Tony Osborne Mar 20, 2023
Leonardo has conducted the first flight of its re-engined AW09 single-engine light helicopter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Leonardo’s Cutillo Pursues Smart Rotorcraft Vision

By Tony Osborne Mar 20, 2023
Leonardo Helicopters Managing Director Gian Piero Cutillo talks digitalization, supply chains and his vision for the company’s UK operation.
Aircraft & Propulsion

GCAP Partners Dive Deeper Into Electronics, Design Collaboration

By Chen Chuanren Mar 16, 2023
Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric, Leonardo UK and both Leonardo and Elettronica from Italy are collaborating on the Global Combat Air Program’s (GCAP) electronics.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Energy Industry Signals Growth Opportunity For Offshore Helicopters

By Tony Osborne Mar 15, 2023
Offshore helicopter industry faces supply chain challenges, strong competition and squeezed pricing from energy companies.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Leonardo Pitches M346 For Future Japanese Trainer Program

By Chen Chuanren Mar 15, 2023
Leonardo has responded to a request for information from the Japanese ministry of defense about a replacement for its Kawasaki T-4 trainers.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Europe Aims To Halve Future Regional Aircraft Emissions

By Graham Warwick Mar 09, 2023
Clean Aviation’s Hybrid-Electric Regional Aircraft thrust is developing technology for a mid-2030s service entry.
Aircraft & Propulsion

MH-139A Grey Wolf Moves Into Production Phase

By Guy Norris Mar 09, 2023
Boeing plans to deliver the final pair of developmental MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters to the U.S. Air Force in July-August.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Sikorsky, Leonardo Study X2 For Italian High-Speed Mission

By Guy Norris Mar 08, 2023
Sikorsky is working with Leonardo Helicopters to evaluate its X2 coaxial rigid-rotor compound helicopter technology for application to an emerging Italian Army.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Leonardo Expects Tiltrotor Milestones To Slip Into 2024

By Tony Osborne Mar 08, 2023
Leonardo Helicopters has updated on the progress of its AW609 and the Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor (NGCTR) technology demonstrator.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Leonardo Envisions AW139-Like Success For AW09

By Tony Osborne Mar 07, 2023
Leonardo executives believe their AW09 single-engine helicopter could achieve similar levels of success as the company’s twin-engine AW139.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Leonardo Advancing Simulation For Rotorcraft Development

By Tony Osborne Mar 06, 2023
Leonardo Helicopters is expanding its use of simulation, enabling the company’s engineers to iterate faster and reduce the cost of development.
Emerging Technologies

Leonardo Expands Big Data Analysis From Helicopter Fleets

By Tony Osborne Mar 06, 2023
Leonardo Helicopters is exploring the use of big data collected from operators of its helicopters to better understand its fleets.
Connected Aerospace