Aircraft

Korean Air wins $92.4 million parts deal with

South Korea's top carrier Korean Air said April 23 that it had secured a 100 billion won ($92.4 million) deal with Airbus to supply parts for the European firm's new A330neo.

From 2016, Korean Air will start producing "sharklets" - specialised winglets attached to the tip of an aircraft's wings - for the twin-engine jet under development by Airbus, a spokesman said.

Emirates Airline picks Rolls-Royce for $9.2 bln engines deal

Dubai's Emirates Airline on April 17 awarded a lucrative engines deal worth a record $9.2-billion (8.5-billion-euro) to British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce.

"Emirates today announced an historic $9.2 billion deal with Rolls-Royce for Trent 900 engines and a long-term TotalCare package," it said in a statement.

Bulgaria's Shumen Looking for Licensed Hot-Air Balloon Pilot

Shumen has become Bulgaria's first municipality to own a hot air balloon certified by the country's Civil Aviation Administration, BGNES news outlet reported on Friday

The municipality in northeastern Bulgaria is now looking for a licensed pilot to be able to use the balloon as a tourist attraction, according to the the head of Shumen Municipal Tourism Company Dobromir Zhekov.

Bulgarian Military Arms with New Unmanned Planes

The Bulgarian military is preparing to arm itself with a new model of unmanned airplanes or so-called drones.

It is expected that Bulgaria's land forces are to receive tactical unmanned aerial system Scout in the beginning of April.

This emerged from the annual report on the state of Bulgaria's armed forces in 2014, daily Sega reports.

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