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The latest top stories in aircraft manufacturing worldwide.

Global interest is high for new-build F-16 with orders already secured from Bahrain, Bulgaria, Slovakia and two other international customers.
December 2, 2021
PZL Mielec last manufactured jet powered aircraft more than 20 years ago. Now it will build the rear fuselage, centre fuselage, cockpit structure, cockpit side panel and forward equipment bay for all F-16s. Full Story
Aernova will partner with Heart Aerospace to design the wing, fuselage and empennage of the nineteen passenger, ES-19 electric aircraft.
December 2, 2021
The 19-passenger ES-19 has an aluminium airframe with retractable landing gear, a high wing, a T-shaped empennage and a non-cylindrical fuselage to optimise the cabin interior. It is Heart Aerospace's first aircraft. Full Story
The Kratos TDI-J85 has a diameter of 8.5 inches and a thrust of 200 pound (force).
December 2, 2021
Work on a new, initial production order for a high performance UAS jet engine will be performed at a secure Kratos manufacturing facility, but the company is sworn to secrecy as to its application. Full Story
ATEA is a five-seat vertical take-off and landing aircraft with modular hybrid engines.
December 2, 2021
Eight rotors are set into a tandem wing configuration. Patented by Ascendance, this shrouded rotor technology allows increased power during the take-off and landing phases in addition to significant noise reduction. Full Story
The H2ERA aircraft is reported to be on track to launch in 2030.
December 2, 2021
Atkins' Aerospace team will provide EAG with multi-layered strategic business and technical support as it commercialises its unique hybrid hydrogen-electric technology. Full Story
The MC-21-300 is transferred from the final assembly facility at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the flight test division.
December 2, 2021
The share of composites in the MC-21-300 design is about 40%, which Irkut says is a record figure for medium-range aircraft. After switching to local production, the first aircraft is about to fly. Full Story
November 25, 2021
The new version of the PC-7 trainer features improved avionics and cockpit displays. The turboprop aircraft is aimed at the military basic training market. Full Story
November 25, 2021
Airbus will develop the central flight control system, Thales the primary computing systems and Diehl the secondary flight control computer. The combined systems are critical to the safety of the eVTOL air taxi. Full Story
November 25, 2021
Removed from its jig, the X-59 is ready for final assembly including the first power-on of the aircraft to test its internal systems. The first flight is planned for 2022. Full Story