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The latest top stories in aircraft manufacturing worldwide.

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has completed the modification and production of the first Section 18 panels for the A321XLR.
April 15, 2021
Parts of the centre wing box are reinforced, such as the spars, frames and upper and lower panels. Its arrival in Hamburg, along with fuselage panels from TAI, marks the start of aircraft structural assembly. Full Story
Bell will offer the Bell 525 in the upcoming tender for the renewal of the helicopter fleet for the Bundespolizei.
April 15, 2021
Seven businesses based in Germany have been signed up as suppliers to Bell as the company promotes its 525 model for law enforcement service there. The local police are a long-standing Bell customer. Full Story
SF Express, together with its Munich based subsidiary, Amazilia Aerospace, has partnered with Pipistrel to accelerate the development of large-scale commercial UAV operation.
April 15, 2021
Research at the Technical University of Munich is behind the Amazalia flight control system which will steer Pipistrel's heavy cargo hybrid VTOL drone. The partners hope it will see service in 2023. Full Story
Bombardier has completed the 100th wing for its Global 7500 business jet.
April 15, 2021
Employer-of-the-year in Texas, Bombardier has delivered fifty Global 7500 jets and has now completed the first hundred wings at its Red Oak facility. A local apprenticeship scheme has maintained the flow of fresh talent. Full Story
UltraAir is a laser communication terminal demonstrator for aircraft.
April 15, 2021
The UltraAir terminal will be capable of laser connections between an aircraft and a satellite in geostationary orbit at a rate of several gigabits-per-second, while providing anti-jamming and low probability of interception. Full Story
The roll-out ceremony of the first KF-X prototype, the 'KF-21 Boramae’.
April 15, 2021
South Korea reckons to have become the eighth nation worldwide to produce its own supersonic jet aircraft. KAI is aiming to source 65% of the list price of the first mass production unit domestically, across 85 items. Full Story
April 7, 2021
Mike Rivenbark is going to use his Air Tractor 502XP to spray crop protection products on farm fields of blueberries, corn, beans and vegetables. His aircraft is the 4,000th to roll off the Air Tractor lines. Full Story
April 7, 2021
A seven-year deal will see United Arab Emirates' based Strata Manufacturing Company engine mounting flaps, the horizontal flap of the aircraft's tail and the conical stabiliser for the tail. Full Story
April 7, 2021
BAE's system is built on a suite of software defined radios using an open system architecture and will provide the backbone of the Gulfstream G550-based EC-37B's operating system. Full Story