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DiscussionsThe Airbus Military C-295 aircraft and the market for tactical transport warplanes
Lisbon, Portugal - Commercial war for a profitable market segment
The C-295 is an Airbus Military programme in Spain which has its roots in the '90s. The idea of launching on the market a tactical transport aircraft which is capable of competing with other popular airplanes... more
DiscussionsAlitalia and Wind Jet: is the marriage off?
Rome, Italy - After Antitrust restrictions, integration is not the best solution
Thirteen days after the Antitrust ruling, the Alitalia/Wind Jet programme seems to have disappeared. Is it possible that Alitalia will make a U-turn on the arrangement? In the beginning, the take-over... more
DiscussionsAircraft demand grows in the US. Other market sectors fall
Washington, USA - Orders decrease. "Businesses are loosing confidence in the economy"
"The Washington Post" published an interesting article explaining that, outside aircraft and other transportation equipment, orders in the US decrease compared to 2011. According to this report, the... more
Discussions"Air Venture Oshkosh 2012". P-40 aircraft: from Pacific to Winnebago
Oshkosh, USA - The heroic Curtiss single-engine fighter celebrated today
During the opening of the "Air Venture 2012" at Oshkosh, Usa, a real American hero flew over spectators. As common in the Usa (most of all in relation to the mass production of warplanes during the WWII),... more
DiscussionsINS Vikramaditya sea-trials continue: fighter aircraft successfully landed
Moscow, Russia - Less missiles, but heavier short-range firepower
The sea-trials of the Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (ex-Kiev class missile helicopter carrier, which has been sold by Russian to India, AVIONEWS) successfully continue. Today, July 23, 2012,... more
DiscussionsDiscussion about the Turkish F-4 fighter aircraft shooting down
Damascus, Syria - "Moscow helped Syria in developing countermeasures against Israel"
An interesting article about the shooting down of the Turkish F-4 Phantom II over Syria was published today June 25, 2012, by a popular Italian daily. The investigation reports that Syrian radar operators,... more
DiscussionsJumbo jets are going cheap: 747s fall out of favour
Hong Kong, China - "When oil prices are high, you want your new plane"
Ascend Worldwide has made an investigation about the Boeing 747 today. According to it, prices for the most popular wide-body aircraft, are tumbling as carriers rush to replace what were once their flagship... more
DiscussionsDrone-aircraft spark fears of a "Surveillance society"
Washington, USA - "They can carry weapons, not only tear gas canisters"
Some controversies about the use of drone-aircraft inside the civil airspace have been risen in the United States. The idea that multitude of unmanned aircraft could be flying over cities within a decade... more
DiscussionsAircraft and crisis: Uruguay's company risk bankruptcy
Montevideo, Uruguay - South America's aviation hit by domestic competitors
"The price that airlines are paying for fuel is still very high so airlines have been pressured by costs. There has also been a worldwide and regional tendency towards mergers. This allows for lower costs... more
DiscussionsThe Vitrociset Radio Frequency Cable Tester for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft (2)
Rome, Italy - New facility in Sardinia will create job opportunities
As said before (AVIONEWS), Vitrociset is the only Italian firm having won a competition under the Joint Strike Fighter programme, the revolutionary fifth generation aircraft which is going to replace... more
DiscussionsHindustan Aeronautics Limited is the core of the MTA aircraft programme
Delhi, India - Preliminary design will commence with the signing of another contract
"HAL will showcase its expertise in the design of aircraft as well as systems, manufacturing and flight testing while jointly working with the Russian team in Moscow as well as in India" has said the India... more
DiscussionsAircraft and transport, change at the top in Alitalia's communication division: portrait of the new women in charge
Rome, Italy - Introducing Costanza Esclapon and Antonella Zivillica
According to a company bulletin, Alitalia's communication division is "Changing its look", at least for what concerns the unit's top brass. Starting from tomorrow, 01/06/2012, Costanza Esclapon will head... more
Discussions"Does anybody still need aircraft carriers?"
London, United Kingdom - English experts reply to some controversies
For "The Guardian"'s Simon Jenkins the new "Queen Elizabeth" aircraft carrier programme is the "Greatest waste of public money", while "The Time"'s Matthew Parris argued that the action in Libya "Had not... more
DiscussionsLM F-35 JSF aircraft. The United States GOA express concerns (5): results
Washington , USA - The GAO calls on Government to respect goals which are critical for the project future
The exhaustive statement released by the US Government Accountability Office to a government commission shows alarming results about the current limits of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft produced... more
DiscussionsLockheed Martin F-35 JSF aircraft. The United States GAO expresses concerns (3): the GAO's report
Washington, USA - Data and results from the GAO charts and graphs
The 2012 analysis released by the United States Government Accountability Office on the Joint Strike Fighter programme continues (AVIONEWS), showing many graphs and charts which describe the cost and the... more
DiscussionsF-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The United States GAO express concerns(2): what the GAO discovered
Washington, USA - Fragments from the official statement
Directly from the official statement, AVIONEWS reports some data from the analysis made by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) about the Joint Strike Fighter programme (AVIONEWS).... more
DiscussionsLockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft: the United States GAO express concerns
Washington, USA - The official statement released by the United States Government Accountability Office
Many doubts have risen through the last years on the F-35 Lightning II programme, the Joint Strike Fighter, most of all in relation to the cost growth and the test results. The American DoD has been... more
DiscussionsF-35 JSF aircraft. The United States GAO express concerns (4): the software is defective
Washington, USA - Software limits discovered and reported
One of the main topics of the investigation made by the United States Government Accountability Office (AVIONEWS) is the development of the F-35 internal software. According to the investigation, the test... more
DiscussionsAgustaWestland/ORNGE: Further hearings planned
Ontario, Canada - Investigations into illicit payments for helicopter deal continue
Following on our recent articles (AVIONEWS), hearings continue on Wednesday 9 May 2012 in an Ontario Public Accounts committee meeting. After the inconclusive testimony of a senior AgustaWestland representative,... more
DiscussionsTuesday May 8 2012 Government meeting on Finmeccanica's future
Rome, Italy - "Chilly reception for first quarter results"
The Italian industrial giant is living through a difficult time (AVIONEWS), most of all in relation to some cancelled orders and the alleged bribery which international press sources have been reporting... more
DiscussionsHelicopters: Canadian press reports comment on Finmeccanica bribery in Ontario
Rome, Italy - Kelly Long replies against accusation: "That money was not a kickback"
It seems that new bribes are emerging around Finmeccanica, this time in Canada. The ORNGE (the Ontario air ambulance service) has accused Kelly Long, the girlfriend of former ORNGE chief executive Chris... more
DiscussionsUS deploy 5th generation fighter aircraft in Middle East
Washington, USA - For which reason should the US deploy these sky hunters?
An F-22 Raptor squadron has been deployed in the Middle East as a deterrent for new talks with Tehran. The F-22 is the US 5th generation air dominance stealth fighter. US spokesmen said it was a scheduled... more
DiscussionsAircraft and taxes: Ryanair continues to surprise with its "Evasions"
Milan, Italy - An analysis over the local responsibilities related to Ryanair success
The Italian daily "Il Corriere della Sera" published an article today about Ryanair, which "Brings tourists but dodges taxes". The analysis made by the newspaper higlights the many troubles the Michael... more
DiscussionsCan Iran really copy the US Sentinel drone-aircraft ?
Washington, USA - Controversy and consternation for the loss of a super hi-tech airplane
"Time" published today April 24 2012 a discussion about the real possibility that Iran could copy the captured American RQ-170 Sentinel (an UAV with stealth capabilities, conceived for surgical strikes... more
DiscussionsRussia is the world's third largest military spender: airplanes, helicopters, ships and equipments to be renewed until 2020
Moscow, Russia - SIPRI continues its in-dept economic research
SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) published on Tuesday April 17,2012 a report about Russia's military expenditures. The report underlines that these expenditures in 2011 totaled... more
DiscussionsShort analysis of the Indian arms race
Delhi, India - India has replaced China as the world's largest arms buyer
Why has India become the top arms buyer in the world? Laxman Kumar Behra of the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis explains the Indian military industry failure. "We lack long-term vision. The... more
DiscussionsAfghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria
Washington, USA - Senators against this purchase due to Moscow's ambiguous policy
Despite Russia sent humanitarian aids to Syria its role in the tragic situation the Country is living is still ambiguous. In fact, 17 US' senators have sent a statement to Pentagon declaring the US'... more
DiscussionsThe "Enrica Lexie" case
Rome, Italy - Two Italian "Marò" charged by Indian police, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone must be released
Two Italian "Marò" have been charged by Indian police. This news has been released by world press agencies, newspapers and televisions. AVIONEWS is softly trying to take the stock of the situation.... more
DiscussionsAmerican task forces of ships and airplanes in Persian Gulf (VIDEO)
Strait of Hormuz, Iran - In addition to Lincoln, also the aircraft carrier "Carl Vinson" participate in controlling the Strait
The aircraft carrier "Abraham Lincoln" is not the only one US sent to patrol the Strait of Hormuz after the Iranian menace of a blockage of the oil-ship supply to international market. Americans never... more
DiscussionsEurope against entire world about aircraft pollution taxes
Brussels, Belgium - Brussels doesn't seem to came back on ETS
Brussels continues the economic war with the rest of the world started once it has ordered a tax-system that includes international airlines in ETS program (Emissions Trading System) announced in 2011... more