China’s 100th Ecureuil Helicopter Delivered

CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th Ecureuil helicopter 9 December 2016 CMIG Leasing received a brand new H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France, making it the 100th Ecureuil family helicopter to operate in China’s skies. The helicopter will be operated by the Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (Skyway GAC), one of the […]

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Gray Eagle

First Flight Of Gray Eagle ER

Flight testing of production representative Gray Eagle Extended Range 8 December 2016 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Incorporated (GA‑ASI), today announced the commencement of flight testing for its MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range (ER) series with the successful first flight of the company’s production representative MQ-1C Gray Eagle ER aircraft from its El Mirage Flight Operations […]

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787-10 Begins Final Assembly

Boeing begins final assembly of first 787-10 Dreamliner 8 December 2016 Boeing’s facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, has started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development programme. The first 787-10 will cycle through Boeing South Carolina’s Final Assembly facility as all major sections are joined, interior […]

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Canada Selects Airbus C295W For FWSAR

Royal Canadian Air Force orders 16 C295W aircraft 8 December 2016 Today, the Government of Canada announced that it had selected the Airbus C295W for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) programme. As part of the FWSAR programme, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will purchase 16 C295W aircaft modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). […]

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Sea Lion

First Flight Of German Navy NH90 Sea Lion

German Navy NH90 Sea Lion performs maiden flight 8 December 2016 On Thursday, the NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland; Ralph Herzog, Director in the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) […]

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Brimstone To Arm RAF Protector

MBDA’s Brimstone missile planned for RAF’s Potector RPA 8 December 2016 MBDA’s Brimstone precision strike missile is being planned as the UK’s guided missile solution for the Royal Air Force’s Protector Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) programme. If confirmed, the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) Certifiable Predator B will enter service with the British […]

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Boeing sees larger pilot technician demand

Boeing Sees Larger Pilot, Technician Demand

Boeing sees demand for pilots, technicians in Asia-Pacific 7 December 2016 Boeing unveiled its 2016 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook for the Asia-Pacific region today, projecting that more than 500,000 new pilots and technicians will be needed to support the expanding demand for new airliner deliveries over the next two decades. Boeing sees larger pilot, […]

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Black Hawk

Chilean AF Orders Six Black Hawk Helicopters

Six S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for Chilean AF 7 December 2016 Sikorsky has successfully concluded contract negotiations with the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) for six S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for the service’s medium-lift helicopter recapitalizstion programme. When delivered in 2018, the new helicopters will fulfill Chile’s requirement to perform both military and […]

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A4OOM Global Support Service Contract

A400M Global Support Service Contract Signed

A400M Global Support Service contract signed with three nations 7 December 2016 Airbus Defence and Space has signed a long-term Global Support Service contract for the A400M new generation airlifter with the UK, France and Spain. The new agreement, effective 1 December, runs as a first step for two years and follows previously signed contracts […]

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Three H215s For Germany’s Bundespolizei

German Bundespolizei to receive three H215 helicopters 7 December 2016 The German federal police (Bundespolizei) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 multi-role rotorcraft via the purchasing administration of the German Federal Ministry of Interior . The aircraft will be tasked with a number of challenging roles, among them […]

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