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Arianespace To Launch Satellites For Australia And India
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Will Be Boosted Into Orbit Atop An Ariane 5 Rocket For its eighth mission of 2016, and the year's fifth Ariane 5 launch from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, Arianespace will orbit two satellites: Sky Muster II for the Australian operator nbn (National Broadband Network), and GSAT-18 for the Indian space agency ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).

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Argentinian Air Force select 8 Tecnam P2002JF as basic trainer

Tecnam announced that the Argentinian Air Force has ordered eight (8) Tecnam P2002JF single seat training aircraft for its Military Aviation Academy.

Local Tecnam distributor AEROTEC ARGENTINA SA was awarded the contract to supply the Tecnam fleet to the Argentinian Air Force under a lease purchase agreement. The aircraft will be assembled at AEROTEC ARGENTINA S.A’s Rivadavia, Mendoza Province facility under agreement with COSTRUZIONI AERONÁUTICHE TECNAM SRL.

During the first quarter of 2016, the Argentinian Air Force initiated technical studies to incorporate a new simple trainer “screener” aircraft as the first flying step of its Military Aviation Academy.

With all Tecnam models already certified by the Argentina Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), and with more than 30 brand new Tecnam aircrafts already delivered to private owners, aero clubs and flight schools, the Argentinian Air Force selected the glass cockpit, night VFR version of the P2002JF.

The Tecnam P2002JF is a two-seat, single engine, low wing aircraft and is firmly established as one of world’s most popular single engine aeroplanes and thr aircraft of choice by so many Flight Training Organisations.

Paolo Pascale, TECNAM Managing Director: “We are delighted that yet another Air Force is choosing Tecnam for its training. We are honored by this choice and the Argentinian Air Force’s appreciation of our commitment to the quality of our products and service.”

Diego Cardama, AEROTEC ARGENTINA Director. “This contract with Air Force is further proof of how well the low maintenance and operational costs and excellent handling and the many other Tecnam benefits are valued by our customers in Argentina.”

Aerotec was founded in 1996 by Mario Cardama and his sons: Diego, Mario N and José. The company is offering several aerial services as agriculture, touristic aviation. It is the exclusive Tecnam Dealer in Argentina and Chile.

The Air Force’s history begins with the establishment of the Army Aviation Service’s Escuela de Aviación Militar (Military Aviation School) on 10 August 1912. Several military officers were amongst the pioneers of Argentine aviation, including Jorge Newbery, a retired Argentine Navy officer. The school began to turn out military pilots who participated in milestone events in Argentine aviation, such as the crossing of the Andes mountains. During all these years the Academy has gained a history and reputation of excellence and prestige in South America and worldwide.


China Airlines becomes new operator of the A350 XWB


China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner.

CAL’s A350-900 is configured with a premium three class layout with a total of 306 seats, comprising 32 in Premium Business class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 31 in Premium Economy and 243 in the main cabin.

Altogether CAL has ordered 14 A350-900s. After an initial period flying on regional services between Taipei and Hong-Kong, the aircraft will be deployed on long haul flights, starting with Amsterdam, followed by Vienna and Rome.

The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. The spaciousness, quietness, beautiful interior and mood lighting in the cabin contribute to superior levels of comfort and well-being, setting new standards in terms of flight experience for all passengers.

To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 810 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 43 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

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For more information about CAL’s first A350 XWB, please visit the Airbus’ dedicated website:


The maiden flight of Yak-152 aircraft was performed by the test pilot Vasiliy Sevastyanov

During the maiden flight Yak-152 training aircraft was piloted by the test pilot of JSC Yakovlev Design Bureau Vasily Sevastyanov.

Reporting on the flight, Vasily Sevastyanov said: "Flight mission is done completely. The aircraft performed well".

The maiden flight of the Yak-152 initial training aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation on September 29, 2016.

Yak-152 aircraft has been developed by Yakovlev Design Bureau, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation.

This new aircraft provides initial pilot training by day and night. Yak-152 is designated for training pilots in flying techniques, basics of navigation, simple, complex, and aerobatic pilotage, as well as group piloting.

Yak-152 will allow mastering of instrumental flying along the route and landing approach with the use of airfield landing systems, as well as pilot's performance in emergencies.

Yak-152 aircraft will provide professional selection and training of young pilots in military and civil training centres, and aerobatic pilots in flight clubs.

Serial production of this new training aircraft is unfolding at Irkutsk Aviation Plant. Development and production preparation of Yak-152 are based on up-to-date Russian design solutions in small aviation.