Leasing coming to military freighters

MADRID — The first commercial aircraft lease was inked in 1965. Today, around 40% of commercial aircraft are leased. Today, in addition and finally, the military sector is starting to discover leasing. At SMi Group’s Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refueling Conference here last Tuesday, both Boeing and TLD Group, a provider of cargo handling equipment, […]

A400M orders hit 174

MADRID — Acquisitions of Airbus’s A400M military transport are continuing apace, the company reports. Airbus now has 174 orders for the A400m, according to a company presentation last Tuesday at SMi Group’s Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refueling Conference here. Airbus says 53 A400Ms have been delivered, with the most recent coming to the French Air […]

China provides boost to An-178 program with fifty-unit order

During this year’s Paris Airshow, executives from a trio of Ukrainian firms – aircraft designer Antonov, state-owned engine design bureau Ivchenko Progress, and engine manufacturer Motor Sich, met with a “Chinese customer” and signed an agreement for fifty An-178s. The first twelve An-178s will be delivered fully-assembled, with subsequent units in kit form for final […]
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