Condor's E-Racer a Double-Engined Rule-Pusher

By Angus Batey Nov 18, 2019
Aircraft design is all about trade-offs and pushing at the limits. Just ask British firm Condor Aviation, which is designing an aircraft to compete in the forthcoming Air Race E series of electrically powered air races.
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Russia Expects To Equal Arms Export Record Despite U.S. Sanctions

By Steve Trimble Nov 18, 2019
Russia’s defense industry expects to finalize at least $2.5 billion in new arms export sales by the end of the year, Rostec chief executive officer Sergei Chemezov said at the Dubai Air Show.
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Dubai 2019: Reflecting On How The Aviation Landscape Is Evolving

By Jens Flottau Nov 17, 2019
Commercial and defense announcements show how priorities and business are changing, Aviation Week editors conclude. Listen in as they discuss the news emerging at the Dubai Air Show and what it all means.
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Russia Markets New-Generation Weapons

Nov 17, 2019
Russia’s JSC Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the state corporation Rostec, has begun marketing new-generation combat aircraft, according to Alexander Mikheev, director general.
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Quality the Focus for 10th Anniversary Bahrain Air Show

Nov 17, 2019
From a standing start a decade ago, the Bahrain International Air Show has become one of the Middle East's highest-quality gatherings for the aerospace and defense industry. That is the key theme stressed by the show's organizers, Farnborough International, whose chief executive officer, Gareth Rogers, believes the event has become an important fixture on the region's aviation calendar.
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Collins' Wide-Area Display Makes Dubai Air Show Debut

By Angus Batey Nov 17, 2019
Head-up displays began as futuristic extras for fighter cockpits, but today the technology is available on high-end cars. Collins Aerospace believes it may have found a technology with similar potential – the wide-area touchscreen display.
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Saab, Frequentis Bring Digital Tower Tech to Dubai

Nov 17, 2019
The challenges are considerable, as two companies demonstrating their digital tower solutions at the Dubai Air Show this week explain.
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Boeing Global Services on Track for $50 Billion Goal

Nov 17, 2019
Ted Colbert, Boeing Global Services’ new CEO, sits down for an exclusive interview with Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss his goals for the business and how he’s transitioning from CIO.
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Aerospace Hub Aims to Dominate Dubai Bizjet Market

By Angus Batey Nov 17, 2019
Business aviation is on the up in Dubai – and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub is at the heart of the increase.
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Dassault Brings Military and Business Jets to Dubai

Nov 17, 2019
The blend of military and business jets is serving Dassault well in the region, but it is the latter that the company seems keenest to focus its marketing efforts on.
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Euramec Takes Simulators Upmarket

Nov 17, 2019
At the world's major air shows, there may be an understandable temptation to concentrate on the big names and big contracts. And while new aircraft and multi-billion-dollar orders will always make headlines, the depth of innovation – both in terms of technology and business models – is often found elsewhere on the show floor.
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Regional Threats Drive Leonardo's Miysis DIRCM

By Angus Batey Nov 17, 2019
The announcement may not have made huge headlines, but that should not diminish its significance. When Leonardo confirmed, during last year's Farnborough Air Show, that it had sold its Miysis DIRCM (directed infrared countermeasures) system to an undisclosed Middle Eastern customer, the company was implicitly underscoring the changing nature of threats in the region.
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Airbus Invests in Zephyr Battery Supplier

By Angus Batey Nov 17, 2019
As aviation explores electrically powered flight, battery technology has emerged as critical. Current systems are unable to deliver anywhere near the same amounts of energy as a comparably sized conventional fuel tank.
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Embraer Places More Aircraft With Air Peace, CIAF Leasing

By Jens Flottau Nov 17, 2019
Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery sees significant opportunity for smaller aircraft in the Middle East region as the global hubs mature.
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Boeing Sees Sustained Widebody Demand In The Middle East

By Jens Flottau Nov 17, 2019
Boeing continues to see solid demand for widebody aircraft in the Middle East in spite of Emirates’ delay in confirming a 2015 preliminary order for 40 Boeing 787s and plans to stretch 777X deliveries over a longer period.
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SalamAir Expanding Fleet With GECAS A321LRs

By Sean Broderick Nov 17, 2019
SalamAir has agreed to lease two new Airbus A321LRs from GECAS and is eyeing them to address peak-season capacity surges and winter charter demand to Europe, among other routes, the airline’s top executive says.
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Leonardo, Falcon Plan Expo 2020 Mobility Center

Nov 17, 2019
Leonardo Helicopters and the UAE’s Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) have revealed their vision for a multi-modal transport air terminal that could service the Dubai Expo 2020.
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P&W Power for New Russian Light Helicopter

By Tony Osborne Nov 17, 2019
Pratt & Whitney Canada is to provide the powerplant for Russian Helicopters’ new VRT500 light helicopter.
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Russia’s Mi-38 Heavy Helicopter Makes Dubai Debut

By Tony Osborne Nov 16, 2019
Russian Helicopters has bought its impressive Mil Mi-38 twin-engine heavy helicopter to Dubai for its international debut.
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How L3Harris Is Extending Its Expertise Into Commercial Aviation

Sponsored by L3Harris Nov 16, 2019
L3Harris Technologies provides airlines and business jet operators a wide portfolio of innovative products and services including avionics, displays, recorders, and FDM/FOQA services for safe and efficient operations.
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More Than Just Cost Savings at Combined Collins Aerospace

By John Morris Nov 16, 2019
Ahead of its first birthday, Collins Aerospace is already seeing the benefits of the merger that created the new conglomerate.
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Airbus Blowing Smoke on Hiding Helicopters

By Tony Osborne Nov 16, 2019
Airbus Helicopters has tested a rapid obscuration technology for the military version of its H145M twin-engine light utility helicopter to reduce aircraft and troop vulnerability while loading and off-loading.
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Middle Eastern VIP Market Beckons for Bell 525

By Tony Osborne Nov 16, 2019
Bell is hoping its new Model 525 Relentless super-medium, twin-engine helicopter can crack open the VIP market in the Middle East currently dominated by competitors such as Leonardo and Sikorsky.
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De Havilland Canada Shows Reborn Dash 8-400 At Dubai Air Show

Nov 16, 2019
The de Havilland name has returned to aircraft manufacturing with completion of its $300 million acquisition of the Dash 8 program from Bombardier on June 1 by Canada’s Longview Aircraft Capital.
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Middle East Takes World Leadership Role in Business Aviation

Nov 16, 2019
Next year’s huge Expo 2020 exposition will drive records for business aviation in the region, with annual bizjet traffic to Dubai likely to double to 30,000 as visitors flock to the show.
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