On September 6th 2016, Gregory Polek wrote an article for AIN Online discussing how Airbus announced a deal with Vietnamese Airlines that recently passed. The contract consisted of three different orders. The first order was for Vietjet for 20 Airbus A321s. Another order was for Jetstar Pacific for 10 Airbus A320s. Lastly, there was an order for Vietnam Airline for 10 Airbus A350-900s. In total, these orders have a combined potential value of around $6.5 billion at list price.


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Piper Aircraft is proud to present its latest aircraft model, the M600. After long extensive trials and errors Piper finally gets its M600 model approved by the FAA. In as little as month Piper gets its first order for the M600 from trusted proud owners Jerry and Jack Wardlaw. A ceremony was held for the Wadlaws at the Piper headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida where they were handed over the first M600 model ready to be sold. The brothers are owners of Jerry C Wardlaw Construction Company in Savannah, GA, Previous owners of the Piper Aircraft models such as the Piper Archer, the Saratoga, Meridian, and M500 model. The Wardlaws have planned to use their planes for both travel and business trips alone.


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The Machinists union from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has recently approved of a new contract which will keep the mile long assembly line for the stealth F-35 joint strike fighter uninterrupted for the next six years.


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Airbus, the aircraft manufacturing giant has made history with the first ever successful “Gate-link” secure wireless data transfer. An Airbus A350 MSN02 test flight aircraft was used to demonstrate the ability for the aircraft to transfer large amounts of operational data between the A350 and the ground via the Gate-link network. About one gigabyte of data was moved via Gate-link which uses the WLAN or Local Area Network (LAN) technology which can transmit data wirelessly with high-bandwidth protocols from various destinations throughout the airport straight to a docked aircraft.


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The Germany defense ministry is looking to replace their fleet of CH-53D Sea Stallions Heavy Helicopters. The Sea Stallions have served the Germans since the late 1960s when they were first introduced. Boeing and Sikorsky are top prospects for the prime supplier for these heavy duty helicopters. All a part of the German Heavy Transport Helicopter Program this deal has an estimated cost of €3 billion ($3.35 billion).


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Vietjet purchases 100 Boeing Aircraft to add to their collection of US planes to their Airlines. Behind the billion-dollar deal, the airlines wish to amplify to new frontiers. Expanding the Asian tourism and increasing the traveling market with plenty more passengers. The deal approximately cost 11.3 Billion US dollars being Vietnam's largest purchase of aircraft in Vietnamese history. The purchase of 100 737 MAX 200 jets will add to Vietjets collection making them owners of over 200 Boeing aircraft. The approximate delivery time of the 737 MAX 200 jets to Vietjet would be between the years 2019 – 2023.


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Airbus has managed to astonish once again with its soon to be world fastest helicopter. As of April, the United States Patent and Trademark Office go forth with Airbus’ very own Axel Fink, Ambrosius Weiss, and Andrew Wink-worth application for a new compound helicopter. The design of the drawings (patent) is based on Airbus’ revolutionary X3 testing prototype that was first flown in 2010.


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Bell Helicopter has teamed up with Lockheed Martin to develop the V-280 Valor for the US Army’s FVL (Future Vertical Lift) program. Bell has just linked the airplane’s body to the wings and nacelles of the V-280 Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) jet.


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Helicopter Press Release uploaded a web log entry to Vertical Magazine talking about how ground run testing will become soon. There is a third prototype, coined the A/C3 of AgustaWestland that will finish its ground run at the company’s facilities in Cascina Costa, Italy. This is considered a huge milestone for the company in terms of advancement in testing and research for its flight activities.


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Space exploration and studies continue to enhance human life by becoming the world’s eye from above. Accountable for one third of the space operations is the United States of America. The first satellite was launched into space in February 1958. U.S satellites are mostly operated for electronic, intelligence, weather, technology, surveillance, missile detection, and communications.


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