Boeing claims that the WTO ruling sets the stage for the United States to seek up to US$10 billion in annual retaliatory tariffs on EU imports

Boeing Hails WTO Subsidies Ruling

Boeing hails WTO decision that Airbus failed to comply with subsidies obligation 22 September 2016 A World Trade Organisation (WTO) compliance panel today ruled that the European Union has failed to comply with its obligation to remedy the massive subsidies European governments have provided to create and sustain Airbus for more than 40 years, the […]

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Airbus Defence and Space has become the world’s first company to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the design and development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) intended for civil type certification

EASA Design Approval For Airbus UAS

Airbus secures Europe’s first design organisation approval for UAS 22 September 2016 After more than two years’ work Airbus Defence and Space has become the world’s first company to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the design and development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) intended for civil type certification. The company’s […]

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ADS-B uses satellite GPS systems, aircraft transmitters and a network of ground station receivers to follow aircraft with a more precise level of accuracy

ADS-B For New Zealand

ADS-B satellite-based aircraft tracking on the way for NZ 22 September 2016 A new satellite-supported system designed to replace radar as New Zealand’s main aircraft tracking technology is a step closer. Airways New Zealand has secured a supplier of ground infrastructure for its Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B) network. “The network will provide a […]

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Azores Airlines will introduce the A321LR on transatlantic services in 2019

Azores Airlines Orders A321LR

Azores Airlines to expand transatlantic operations with A321neo 20 September 2016 Azores Airlines which is fully owned by Sociedade Açoreana de Transportes Aéreos (SATA) is modernising its short-haul and transatlantic fleet with the A321neo and by 2019 with the longer range A321LR. The decision follows a growth strategy to expand into new transatlantic routes. Azores […]

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Seventy-nine General Atomics UAS platforms were airborne on 7 August, when the Predator family notched up its four millionth flight hour

Predator UAS Family Clocks Up Four Million Hours

GA-ASI Predator series aircraft exceeds four million flight hours 20 September 2016 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA‑ASI), today announced that its Predator-series family of aircraft, including MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and MQ-1C Gray Eagle, has achieved a historic industry milestone: four million flight hours. The milestone was crossed on 7 August, with 291,331 total missions […]

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Legion Pod is an Infra Red Seach and Track (IRST) pod

Legion Pod Flown On F-15C

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod completes first F-15C flight test 20 September 2016 Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod completed its first flight test on an F-15C aircraft, successfully demonstrating its ability to provide long-range detection and tracking of airborne threats for the US Air Force. The flight test began at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base in Florida. […]

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To date, all 50 empennages and 28 centre wing box components have been delivered on or ahead of schedule

Tata Delivers 50th C-130J Empennage

Tata-Lockheed Martin joint venture delivers 50th C-130J Super Hercules empennage 18 September 2016 The 50th C-130J Super Hercules empennage assembly was delivered by Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) on 16 September. TLMAL is a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin Aeroframe Corporation located here. TLMAL was established in 2010, […]

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Northrop Grumman Corporation is the prime contractor for the B-21 Raider

USAF B-21 Named Raider

US Air Force names the B-21 bomber the Raider 19 September 2016 The Secretary of the Air Force, the honorable Deborah Lee James, announced the name of the B-21 bomber today, the Raider, during her state of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association’s national conference. A video accompanying this release is available […]

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Matt Hall will be presented with his award in Brisbane in November. Picture Credit: Matt Hall Racing

Matt Hall Recognised By Company Of Air Pilots

Hall honoured by global Company of Air Pilots 19 September 2016 Merewether’s decorated former RAAF fighter pilot and Australia’s only ever competitor in the elite Red Bull Air Race World Championships, Matt Hall, has been recognised for his outstanding career in aviation by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. The Australian Regional Committee of the […]

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