Canadian Government Disqualifies Boeing Bid For Fighter Deal

By Steve Trimble Dec 01, 2021
The decision leaves the Lockheed Martin F-35A Block 4 and Saab Gripen E in the competition for the Future Fighter Capability contract.
Aircraft & Propulsion

GE Outlines NASA Electric Propulsion Test Plan

By Guy Norris Oct 01, 2021
GE Aviation says it will use a modified Saab 340B regional airliner as a flying testbed for hybrid electric propulsion technology to be evaluated as part of NASA’s Electric Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) program.
Aircraft & Propulsion

C&L Aviation Claims World’s First Saab 340Bplus Cargo Conversion

By Victoria Moores Aug 17, 2021
C&L Aviation Group has redelivered its first Saab 340Bplus passenger-to-cargo conversion, with another five of the type scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Moves First T-7A Section Into Final Assembly

By Steve Trimble Feb 24, 2021
The move activates the final assembly line nearly 29 months after the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $9.2 billion contract to supply 351 jets and 46 simulators to replace the Northrop T-38C Talon. 
Light Attack and Advanced Training

Swedish Gripen C/Ds Could Remain In Service Beyond 2030

By Tony Osborne Oct 15, 2020
Sweden hopes to keep part of its C/D-model Saab Gripen fighter fleet in service beyond 2030 as it looks to strengthen the country’s defense capabilities against what it sees as a growing regional threat from Russia. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Team Tempest Expands, Saab Investing In UK FCAS Hub

By Tony Osborne Jul 20, 2020
The UK has brought another seven aerospace companies into the Team Tempest consortium to develop technologies for a future UK-led combat air system.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Local Assembly Of Gripen Structures Begins In Brazil

By Steve Trimble Jul 07, 2020
Completed structures will be delivered to the Saab final assembly line in Linköping, Sweden.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Rex Approves Plan To Add Narrowbody Jets To Fleet

By Adrian Schofield Jun 29, 2020
Australian carrier Regional Express Holdings (Rex) is a rare example of an airline looking to make new fleet moves to take advantage of market opportunities despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Airlines & Lessors

Finnish Fighter Hopefuls Sending Aircraft For Assessment

By Tony Osborne Jan 02, 2020
Contenders for Finland’s fighter competition will be put through their paces in January and February in the Nordic nation’s challenging climate. The…
Defense and Space