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  • What’s the speed record for a helicopter?

    Airbus Helicopters’ X3 demonstrator reached a top speed of 293 mph (472 km/h) in 2013. But it’s not officially the fastest helicopter in history. The Westland Lynx has held the record since 1986.
     

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  • C-5 Galaxy, biggest cargo aircraft in the US Air Force

    The C-5 Galaxy developed by the American manufacturer Lockheed in the late 1960s is a giant among military cargo aircraft. When it came into service nearly half a century ago it was the largest aircraft in the world. We take a look back at the history of this monster of the skies, still deployed today.
     

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  • Fighter jet makes spectacular landing – without front landing gear

    Landing a fighter plane with no front landing gear – that was the extraordinary feat of a US Navy pilot, who gently posed the nose of his McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier on a special tool designed for this type of emergency. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • Drone films Boeing 737 MAX taking a dip

    Boeing's 737 MAX has passed water spray tests at a small airport in Montana, northern USA. For the first time, Boeing engineers used a drone to film the test, an essential part of the aircraft certification process. Watch the video without comment. Read the article to find out more.
     

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  • Comac C919 edges toward first test flight

    The countdown for COMAC C919’s maiden test flight is getting closer by the day, after the Chinese medium-haul jet completed its first taxi tests at Shanghai International Airport. Watch the video without comment. Read the article to find out more.
     

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  • Repairs underway on Sukhoi Superjet 100

    Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi claims a defect that caused it to ground over a quarter of its SSJ100 fleet will be fully corrected by the end of January. Minor cracks in the stabiliser nodes were detected late December.
     

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  • Fifth delay for Mitsubishi Regional Jet

    Japanese aircraft manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has pushed back delivery of its first MRJ from 2018 to 2020. A review of some of the twin-jet’s electrical systems is required before it can meet latest certification standards.
     

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  • Safran launches €10bn bid for Zodiac Aerospace

    French giant Safran group has begun exclusive negotiations for a friendly takeover of Zodiac Aerospace. The move was announced at a press conference on Thursday in Paris to explain the €9.7 bn merger that will create the world’s second largest supplier of aircraft equipment. Read our news article.
     

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  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner structure: parts from around the globe

    To build their aircraft today, aeronautical manufacturers are supplied with parts from all around the world. See the map of subcontractors working on the structure of the Boeing 787. Read the article to find out more.
     

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  • Airbus and Boeing race for orders continues, despite slowdown in 2016

    Boeing delivered 60 more aircraft than Airbus in 2016. In terms of orders, it was the European aircraft manufacturer that surpassed the American company with 63 more aircraft on its books. But both are experiencing a sharp slowdown in their orders.
     

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  • Leonardo: Finmeccanica inspired by ‘genius’

    Finmeccanica changed its name to Leonardo on 1st January 2017. In doing so, the Italian aerospace and defence group not only “redefines its image”, but officially completes its transformation to a single company, following a decision ratified last April.
     

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  • Best of 2016: Top 5 aviation Industry videos

    For the Christmas holidays, aeronewstv offers you the best of 2016’s aviation videos. Today, we invite you to watch the TOP 5 reports viewed this year in the Industry category.
     

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  • Boeing-Saab T-X jet trainer takes off

    The new Boeing-Saab T-X has completed its first test flight. If chosen by the US army next year, it will serve as a training aircraft for USAF pilots. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • Gulfstream G600 flies ahead of schedule

    American aircraft manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace has successfully completed the first test flight of its G600 from Savannah, Georgia. This long-haul business jet will enter service in 2018, ahead of schedule. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • Liebherr-Aerospace's vibration test bench shakes it up

    Liebherr-Aerospace has invested 1.4 million Euros in a new vibration system. The test bench will enable the original equipement manufacturer (OEM) to internally certify its air conditioning packs. aeronewstv had a sneak preview.
     

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  • Drone delivery takes off

    Express delivery of small packages by drone is now a reality. GeoPost has launched the first regular commercial line and Amazon has just delivered to its first customer. Forget Father Christmas, the drone postmen are beginning their rounds.
     

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  • Jobcuts likely as Boeing slows output of 777

    Boeing has decided to reduce production of its current Boeing 777 by 40 per cent. This strategic choice is likely to entail jobcuts, as output drops from eight aircraft a month today to just five per month in August 2017.
     

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  • XB-1 – supersonic Baby Boom

    A supersonic jet flying at over 2,300 km/h with 45 passengers aboard is the project of American startup Boom. The XB-1, as it’s been named, could begin flying in 2023. A reduced-size model, dubbed ‘Baby Boom’, should be ready for take off by late 2017.
     

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  • World Record: Fleet of 500 drones

    A fleet of 500 “Shooting Star” drones flying simultaneously has just set a new world record. American company Intel, specialising in the manufacture of microprocessors, accomplished this feat near Munich, Germany. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
     

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