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The 747 Supertanker is ceasing operations

The 747 Supertanker is ceasing operations

The company in charge of the Boeing 747-400 SuperTanker operations, the Tanker 944, which is used in firefighting around the world, may be discontinuing operations with its massive aerial firefighting aircraft.

The information was gathered from an e-mail sent on April 21st to employees in the United States (Colorado, Oregon, and Washington) as well as the United States government, in which Dan Reese, president of Global SuperTanker Services, wrote: “This week, the Global SuperTanker investor-owners just told me that they had made the difficult decision to cease operations of the firm, as of this week.” It’s a huge letdown because the plane was outfitted with a new system and other upgrades to make it safer and more powerful. ” The aircraft’s future is unclear.

The 747 Supertanker is ceasing operations

Courtesy : Global super tanker services

The SuperTanker can transport more than 20,000 gallons of water. The US government, however, has licensed it to carry 19,200 gallons. However, the plane normally consumes less than 17,500 gallons.

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When it comes to firefighting aircraft and their capabilities, the Boeing 747-446(BCF) has the most capacity for this form of service, followed by the Ilyushin IL-76 – with a total capacity of 11,574 gallons – and the DC-10, which was previously allowed to hold 11,600 gallons but is now limited to 9,400 gallons.


About Super tanker :

The Boeing 747 Supertanker is one of many aerial firefighting airtankers derived from different Boeing 747 versions. The planes can hold up to 19,600 US gallons (74,000 L) of fire retardant or water. They are the world’s biggest aerial firefighting aircraft. Evergreen Aviation suggested converting up to four of its Boeing 747-200 Freighters to Supertankers. On February 19, 2004, the first converted Boeing 747 (N470EV) took to the skies.

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First drop on a fire

The initial version of the Supertanker installed by Evergreen in a 747-100 made its first ever drop on a fire 12 years ago at the Railbelt complex in Alaska in 2009. When Evergreen went bankrupt Global Supertanker bought the hardware and the rights to the retardant system and installed it in a newer more powerful 747-400.



Boeing’s Showstopper Aircraft and Green Commitment at Dubai Airshow 2023

– The airshow will feature a Boeing 777-9 flying display, while customer 777, 787 Dreamliner, and 737 MAX aircraft will be on static display.

Boeing's Showstopper Aircraft and Green Commitment at Dubai Airshow 2023

Boeing Co [NYSE: BA] is set to showcase its market-leading commercial, defense, and services portfolio at the 2023 Dubai Airshow. During the event, they will feature their new widebody 777-9 jet in the flying display. Additionally, the company will demonstrate the state-of-the-art F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) fighter, marking the first time that the digitally advanced Qatar Emiri Air Force F-15 has performed at an air show.

As a strategic sponsor of the Aerospace 2050 conference at the airshow, Boeing will emphasize its commitment and actions in promoting a more sustainable aerospace future. They will also express their support for the aviation industry’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Boeing's Showstopper Aircraft and Green Commitment at Dubai Airshow 2023

Boeing’s activities at the airshow:

Boeing Commercial Airplanes:

  • Boeing will showcase its widebody 777-9 airplane from November 13-15.
  • The 777-9 is the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, based on the successful 777 family with technology from the 787 Dreamliner. It can seat 426 passengers and has a range of 13,510 km.
  • Customer displays will feature aircraft from various airlines, including the 787-9 Dreamliner, 777-300ER, 787-10 Dreamliner, and 737 MAX.

Riyadh Air:

  • Riyadh Air, a new Saudi carrier, will display a Boeing-owned 787-9 in a new indigo livery inspired by the sky at dusk.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security:

  • Boeing’s Advanced F-15QA fighter jet will perform aerial demonstrations.
  • The T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Pilot Training System simulator will be showcased.
  • Several Boeing aircraft, including the F-15E, KC-46A Pegasus, P-8A Poseidon, AH-64 Apache, and CH-47F Chinook, will be on display.

Boeing Global Services:

  • Boeing will present services for government and commercial customers, including digital, sustainment, modifications, parts, and training solutions.
  • They will highlight partnerships for support and digital capabilities for aviation operations.

Sustainable Aviation:

  • Boeing will discuss efforts to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint at the Aerospace 2050 forum.
  • They will also talk about the Cascade Climate Impact Model, a tool for reducing carbon emissions.

Innovation and Technology:

  • Boeing’s Aerospace Xelerated is partnering with the Vista 2023 startup hub.
  • They will feature 10 portfolio companies supported by the UAE’s Tawazun Council.
  • Boeing’s Applied Innovation team will work with seven portfolio companies to bring startup technology into their products.
  • Visitors can learn more about Boeing’s capabilities at Exhibit 1005.

Boeing’s High-Flying Presence at Dubai Airshow 2023

Boeing showcased its Business jet BBJ aircraft at the MEBAA event in Abu Dhabi last year, an event designed for a private jet flight expo. The Dubai Airshow 2023 is also highlighting private jet companies such as Gulfstream, Embraer, and Bombardier. Boeing recently secured a significant order for its Boeing 737 Max aircraft, with 108 orders for the 737-7 Max variant from Southwestern Airlines. Similar aircraft of this type will be featured at the Dubai Airshow, targeting new commercial market segments. Additionally, the event will feature the presentation of the new Boeing 777x upgraded versions.

Passenger planes are available for sale with prices that vary depending on their seating capacity and range. Boeing offers a range of commercial planes priced between $50 million and $450 million, all customized to meet specific customer requirements.

The Boeing 777x is in competition with the Airbus A350, both incorporating cutting-edge technology and composite materials that reduce the aircraft’s weight, thereby enhancing fuel efficiency and range for airlines. Boeing is also conducting tests with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on all its aircraft to make them more environmentally friendly by 2040. At the Dubai Airshow 2023, Boeing and Airbus are presenting the finest aircraft available for sale. The event also includes demonstrations of simulation technology for airline pilot training, electric aircraft, and the latest innovations in aviation.


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Nigeria In Talks For The 5th Generation Su-75 Checkmate

Nigeria has expressed an intense interest in purchasing the highly desired fifth-generation Su-75 Checkmate stealth fighter jet from Russia in an effort to strengthen its air power capabilities. The Su-75 Checkmate was created by Sukhoi, a division of United Aircraft Corporation, and was formally presented in July 2021 during the MAKS-2021 aerospace Exhibition. Russia has been vigorously promoting cutting-edge fighters to allies throughout the world, and it has drawn interest from several nations in Africa and Asia, including Nigeria.

Russia is now setting its sights on African countries for potential exports of this stealth aircraft, and Nigeria is among those expressing a strong interest. The development of the Su-57, a previous Russian fighter, was partly funded by India. However, India’s withdrawal from the program posed challenges, leading Russia to look for alternative markets for its advanced military technology. Additionally, Western sanctions have hampered the development and foreign sales of Russian aircraft, making it crucial for Russia to seek potential buyers in other regions.


The Su-75 Checkmate is a state-of-the-art, single-engine fighter aircraft designed to enhance air defense capabilities significantly. Its stealth capabilities, cutting-edge technology, and superior performance make it a highly coveted asset for countries seeking to modernize their military forces.

The director of Russia’s Federal Services for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), Dmitry Shugaev, disclosed during the Russia-Africa Forum that Nigeria has expressed an interest in purchasing Russia’s cutting-edge aircraft. Even though it is too soon to talk about specific contracts, Nigeria is actively interacting with the Russian arms sector. The possible agreement shows Nigeria’s commitment to enhancing its air defense capabilities and highlights the rising demand for the Su-75 Checkmate on the global market.


Nigeria emerges as a possible prospect for the advanced stealth fighter jet as Russia looks to widen its customer base for the Su-75 Checkmate. The procurement of cutting-edge aircraft will greatly improve Nigeria’s military capabilities and provide the nation with a competitive edge in its stance for regional security.

The development and potential sale of the Su-75 Checkmate also showcase Russia’s ongoing efforts to maintain its presence in the global defense market, despite the challenges posed by international sanctions and financial constraints. As negotiations proceed, the world watches keenly to see how this prospective arms deal will unfold and contribute to the evolving geopolitical landscape in the African region.


The Su-75 Checkmate, a remarkable achievement in Russia’s aerospace technology, is poised to revolutionize air warfare on a global scale. This cutting-edge aircraft combines stealth capabilities and advanced avionics, propelling it to the forefront of modern combat aviation.

The Su-75 Checkmate has the potential to change the world, and it also has an impressively cost-effective design. According to Sergei Chemezov, the chairman of Rostec, each Checkmate jet will cost between $ 25 and $ 30 million. This tactical strategy aims to increase the aircraft’s utility for a wide variety of customers ensuring that its influence will be felt across various air forces around the world.

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Su-75 Checkmate Fighter Jet Concept Reveals Major Design Changes for Enhanced Performance

Recently, Russia released the eagerly awaited Su-75 Checkmate, its most recent fighter jet design. With a focus on enhancing performance and stealth abilities, the aircraft has undergone substantial design modifications. The improved aerodynamics and smaller radar cross-section of the aircraft are highlighted in the new concept images, which also show other modifications.

Yury Slyusar, CEO of the company, said the company’s strategies while noting that the Checkmate project makes use of cutting-edge supercomputer technologies. Because of this, the business can begin the flight tests as early as 2024 and drastically cut the prototype construction time.


The new fighter has numerous significant modifications aimed at improving flight performance and stealth capabilities. The nose cone has been sawtooth-patterned to improve aerodynamic qualities while considerably lowering radar cross-section.

Additionally, the wing root form has been modified to optimize airflow and minimize drag, resulting in improved maneuverability and overall efficiency. The flaperon, a control surface positioned on the wing, has been significantly enlarged and extended towards the back of the aircraft. This enhancement increases control authority and allows for precise maneuvering in a variety of flight modes.


One of the key aspects of the Su-75 Checkmate is its stealthy design. The aircraft incorporates a reduced radar cross-section, advanced composite materials, and optimized shaping to minimize its visibility to enemy radars. This stealth capability allows the Su-75 to penetrate hostile airspace with reduced risk of detection, enabling it to carry out precision strikes and other missions with a higher chance of success.

The aft strakes, which are lateral aerodynamic surfaces on the fuselage’s back, have also been expanded. The aircraft’s performance in terms of stability, control, and high-angle-of-attack are improved by these changes, together with the enlarged strake flaps.


These extensive design changes result in an aircraft that has better flight characteristics, superior agility, and increased stealth capabilities. This fighter is more maneuverable, effective, and substantially harder to spot in a variety of operational conditions with its sawtooth-treated nose cone, modified wing root form, expanded flaperon, extended aft-strakes, and redesigned vertical stabilizer assembly.

The Su-75 Checkmate is about ready for the next phase of development, which will include flight testing and evaluation. Its introduction demonstrates Russia’s dedication to innovations in military aviation as well as the country’s ambition to compete with other top manufacturers in the global fighter jet sector.

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Meet Turkish Newest Helicopter T925 Utility Helicopter

Turkish TAI is one of the companies in the aerospace industry that is developing the fastest since it is releasing back-to-back aircraft for the defense industry. The KAAN 5th generation fighter, UAV, and other fighter jets were just recently launched. It is now getting ready to demonstrate its medium-capacity helicopter in competition with the Mi 17.

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For the first time, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is displaying the T925 Utility Helicopter on a full scale. The remarkable TAI products ANKA, AKSUNGUR, T929 Attack Helicopter, and Unmanned Cargo Helicopter are shown alongside the helicopter, which has the tail number “TC-925,” in the static area.

The first flight is scheduled to take place after the T925’s manufacture is finished, which is expected to happen in 2024.


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Temel Kotil, the general manager of TAI, had previously declared that the T925’s inaugural flight would occur on March 18 of that year.


Turkish Aerospace has spent many years developing its idea for a large helicopter. Prior to now, it was believed to be primarily focused on military requirements, possibly displacing larger helicopters currently in use by Turkey’s military.

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The Gökbey has a main rotor diameter of 13.20 m and is 15.87 m long, whereas the T925, also known as General Purpose II by Turkish Aerospace Industries CEO Temel Kotil, is 19.95 m long and has a main rotor diameter of 17.3 m. According to Temel Kotil, the General Purpose II actually fills a requirement for expanded transport capacity, notably in terms of passengers. Whereas the T625 can carry 12, the T925 will be able to carry 18.

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Performance-wise, the General Purpose II will be inferior to the Gökbey with a range of 370.4 km and an operational range of up to 3 hours. The service ceiling will be 20,000 feet (or 6096 meters).

  • transport of troops and equipment,
  • search, and rescue,
  • VIP transport,
  • firefighting,
  • medical transport.

TAI has got more attention from the industry and which is also served the best in class categories. Current plans call for the production of around 24 Gokbey helicopters per year in 2025 and ramping up to as many as 40 a year in 2027.

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Total sales of Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer at Farnborough Airshow 2022

Farnborough Airshow has emerged as the key event for the aerospace industry. A significant occurrence has demonstrated the future demand for aircraft. We have provided some sales information for Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer.

Total sales of Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer at Farnborough Airshow 2022

As of yesterday’s Farnborough airshow closing ceremony for 2022. It experienced the high demand aviation expansion expected by Boeing and Airbus in the following years. The same has been reported by OAG. As the airshow has become a game changer for several manufacturers and a new challenger in modifying the strategy to attract customers.

Boeing aircraft

Boeing would suspend max 10 project if certification is delayed.

(Boeing photo)

Let us begin with Boeing. The Boeing company performed exceptionally well at the airshow, receiving the greatest number of orders and commitments to purchase the aircraft despite the fact that the aircraft manufacturer had previously faced criticism for the Boeing 737 Max, but after the aircraft returned to commercial service, few airlines still consider the Boeing 737 Max for their airlines.

The Boeing corporation has three significant airlines in the pipeline with production halts owing to clarification and certifications: the Boeing 737-10 max and the Boeing 787, as well as the Boeing 777x, which is in the experimentation phase.

With all of the challenges and successes, Boeing is poised to challenge the market with great confidence. The long wait has finally come to an end. Since the Farnborough airshow, the company’s reputation has improved and demand has returned to pre-show levels.


On Boeing last day at Farnborough, the company maintained high order rates, and airlines are placing new orders. Surprisingly, the Boeing 737 Max is in high demand, with orders for more than 253 aircraft, including purchase commitments for purchasing aircraft. As Boeing demonstrated, the majority of commercial and defense products are attracting attention.

  • Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA recommitment to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
  • Aviation Capital Group Announce Order for 12 737-8 Jets
  • 777 Partners announced a new order and commitment for up to 66 737 MAX jets
  • Qatar Airways Finalize Order for 25 737 MAX Airplanes
  • Saltchuk Aviation Orders Up to Four Additional 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters.
  • Azerbaijan Airlines to Expand its Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet, Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Purchase Four More Airplanes
  • BBAM Orders 9 More 737-800 BCF, Takes First Position at New Conversion Line
  • AerCap, World’s Largest 787 Customer, Adds Five Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s to Its Fleet
  • Air company Armenia and Georgian Airlines Add Capacity with Order for three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters.
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA), held a signing ceremony today at the Farnborough International Airshow to formalize an order for 20 737-8 airplanes, with 10 options in addition to the airline’s selection of the new 777-8 Freighter.
  • Delta Carrier selects largest 737 MAX model, ordering 100 737-10s with options for 30 more jets

Boeing received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow 2022.

  • 253 –  Boeing 737 max
  • 12 – B737-800 BCF
  • 4 – Boeing 767-300 F
  • 9 – Boeing 787
  • 2 – Boeing 777x

Airbus Aircraft

Airbus in talks to sell more A220 jets to Delta.

(Airbus Photo)

Airbus has also competed fiercely with Boeing, launching a number of technologies at airshows. Airbus displays its best-selling aircraft, the A320 Neo and the A350, as well as other products. Airbus‘ recent legal dispute with Qatar Airways has had a negative influence on the aircraft market here. Qatar Airlines has picked the Boeing 737 Max aircraft after cancelling an order for Airbus A320 aircraft. Aside from that, Airbus has received a good number of orders for A320 aircraft from regular clients.

Airbus also showcased the Airbus A350 ITA airlines exceptional cabin interiors, which were the show’s highlight. We had the aircraft interior tour. Airbus is continuing to develop the Airbus A350 to the next level; as of today, it is the best and most successful aircraft, providing good competition to Boeing aircraft.

  • LATAM Airlines reinforces fleet with additional order for 17 A321neo, endorses A321XLR
  • easyJet confirms order for a further 56 A320neo Family aircraft
  • Delta Air Lines has firmed up orders for 12 A220-300 aircraft

Airbus received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow.

  • 17 – A321 neo
  • 56 – A320 neo
  • 12 – 220-300

Embraer Aircraft. 

How Embraer E195 will be the best fit for Air India.

(Embraer E195-E2)

Embraer has also performed admirably in the airshow. It displays the important aircraft. In the airshow, an Embraer E192-E2 aircraft with two liveries presents a stunning key display. Embraer anticipated with the eVTOL projects, which have also experienced significant progress. Embraer also got orders for the passenger and freighter versions of the aircraft. In comparison to other airshows, Embraer fared exceptionally well.

  • Alaska Air Group Orders Eight New E175 Aircraft for Operation with Horizon Air
  • Porter Airlines Orders a Further 20 Embraer E195-E2s to Support Major Expansion Plan
  • NAC Places Two Embraer E190F With Astral Aviation

Embraer received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow.

  • 8 – 175
  • 20 – E195-E2
  • 2- E190F

Airbus, Boeing’s sustainable and Hydrogen technology overviews

Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) announced they will build on their decades-long partnership and collaborate on achieving the world’s ambitious climate targets. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is focused on jointly studying enabling sustainable technologies – including hydrogen, electrification, sustainable materials, zero climate impact propulsion technologies, and new aircraft design concepts as well as commercializing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Boeing and MHI will together study new feed stocks and technologies for SAF production, including in the area of green hydrogen and carbon capture.

Airbus has joined Hy24, the world’s largest clean hydrogen infrastructure investment fund managed by Ardian, a global private investment firm, and FiveTHydrogen, an investment manager specialising in clean hydrogen initiatives.

The Hy24 investment fund will give financial backing for genuine, large-scale green hydrogen infrastructure projects around the world. Airbus’ participation demonstrates its commitment to the expansion of a worldwide hydrogen economy, which is required for the successful entry-into-service of its zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035.

Embraer projects with Widerøe such as ‘Project Zero’ – a collaboration with Rolls-Royce to study a truly zero emission aircraft (zero NOx and other greenhouse gases) of around 50 seats. This complementary work looks at all aspects of developing and operating the 19-50 seat Energia concepts.


The above statistics are based on the company’s press release; if you have any more corrections or updates, please contact us at [email protected].

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Sukhoi handed the brand-new SU-57 fighter jet to the Russian defence in the midst of the Ukraine crisis.

Sukhoi handed the brand-new SU-57 fighter jet to the Russian defence in the midst of the Ukraine crisis.

The new Sukhoi 57 fighter jets have been delivered by United Aircraft Corporation of Russia to its national Air force defence. according to the official press release from earlier.

The manufacturer said that the Su-57 and versatile Su-35S fighters for the Russian Aerospace Forces had been produced according to schedule at the aircraft facility for the current year. It will keep up with its responsibilities. The aeroplane is already in production and will be delivered the following year.

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Serial deliveries for the Su-57 began in 2022. The Russian defence ministry will buy 22 fighters by the end of 2024, and 76 fighters by the end of 2028. Russian Aircraft Corporation and Sukhoi Design Bureau are working on the fifth-generation Su-57. It is made to destroy various surface, ground, and aerial targets.

The aircraft is equipped with contemporary onboard technology, a supersonic cruising speed, in-fuselage weaponry, a radio-absorbing coating, and more. The fighter’s exceptional mobility and supersonic cruise capability are believed to give it an advantage in close-quarters combat situations.

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The UAC has currently built 21 aircraft out of the 11 that are currently in service for defence. Let’s analyze the Su 57 fighter’s 5 features. 

  1. A fifth-generation stealth multirole fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi is the Sukhoi Su-57. It is the first stealth-technology-designed aircraft in Russian military service. The Su-57 is outfitted with a variety of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and boasts cutting-edge avionics, including as an active electronically scanned array radar and an infrared search and track system.
  2. The Su-57 had its first flight in 2010, and the general public first saw it in 2017. It was the first fifth-generation fighter aircraft used by the Russian Air Force when it entered Russian military service in 2020.The Su-57 had a 3,530 km range and a top speed of 1,600 km/h (990 mph) (2,190 mi). It has two Saturn AL-41F1S engines and a takeoff weight of 34,500 kg (76,060 lb).
  3. The Su-57 has seen a number of development setbacks, and Russia has been debating whether to produce and use it in the future. The Russian military, however, has expressed confidence in the aircraft and its skills, and it is anticipated that the aircraft will play a significant part in the nation’s future air defence and offensive capabilities.
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