Boeing has been awarded a US$21.4 million cntract to upgrade the acostics systems on the RNZAF's six P-3K2 Orions

Acoustic Upgrade For RNZAF P-3K2 Fleet

Boeing, RNZAF to add advanced acoustics to P-3K2 aircraft 24 August 2016 The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has awarded Boeing a US$21.4 million contract to upgrade its fleet of six P-3K2 Orion aircraft with an undersea acoustics and intelligence technology, enabling the Royal New Zealand Air Force to more effectively find, monitor and deter […]

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Three pilots were the first graduates from the Academy’s first class and five additional pilots and six sensor operators will follow shortly

General Atomics Graduates RPA Crews

General Atomics UAS Flight Training Academy graduates first aircrews 25 August 2016 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) today announced that the company’s new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Flight Training Academy graduated its first cadre of GA-ASI aircrews on 12 August. “Our first graduates have benefitted from safe, effective, cutting-edge training that will enable them to […]

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The Tuscon facility is the largest in Bombardier's Aircraft Service Centre Network and provides maintenance for Bombardier-manufactured business and commercial aircraft

40 Years Of Bombardier Heavy Maintenance In Tuscon

Bombardier celebrates 40 years of aircraft heavy maintenance in Tucson 25 August 2016 Bombardier is pleased to celebrate its 40th year of operations in Tucson, Arizona. Occupying almost one million square feet (92,900 square metres) of total hangar space, the Tucson Air Centre is the largest of the company’s nine Aircraft Service Centres and services […]

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The 50th USMC KC-130J will be stationd at NAS Mirimar in California, operating with VMGR-352

50th KC-130J For USMC

US Marine Corps receives 50th KC-130J aerial refueller 25 August 2016 The US Marine Corps accepted delivery of its 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueller at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia on 18 August. This KC-130J is assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. The Marine Corps has the distinction of operating […]

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A400 MSN2 lifts off from the sand runway at Woodbridge in the UK

A400M Lands On Sand Runway

A400M demonstrates sand runway capability 24 August 2016 Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated the capability of the A400M new generation airlifter to operate on a sand runway – the last of three unprepared types of surface on which it will be certified, the company announced today. The tests using the development aircraft MSN2 […]

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The new H175 helicopter has been delivered to Transportes Aéreos Pegaso for oil & gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico

First H175 In The Americas

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first H175 to be operated in the Americas 24 August 24, 2016 The H175 7-ton class helicopter has now arrived in Mexico, where it has joined the fleet of Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, a company which specialises in air transport services for the energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This makes […]

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As part of the new Defence contracts, BAE Systems Australia has won a two year extension to support the Hawk Lead-In Fighter Williamtown, and Pearce. Picture Credit: Nigel Pittaway

BAE Systems, Raytheon Win Defence Contracts

$300m of defence contracts secures jobs for Newcastle 24 August 2016 The Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, today announced two significant contracts worth approximately $300 million and securing hundreds of local jobs while visiting defence industry facilities at RAAF Base Williamtown. Minister Pyne said both BAE Systems Australia and Raytheon Australia had signed contract […]

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The Qantas Group's 2016 finacial result was the best in the airline's 95 year history. Picture Credit: Nigel Pittaway

Qantas Announces $1.53 Billion Pre-Tax Profit

Qantas Group full year result 2016 24 August 2016 Qantas today reported an underlying profit before tax of $1.53 billion for the 12 months ended 30 June 2016 – the best result in its 95-year history. The airline said the record performance is a 57 percent per cent improvement on financial year 2015. It means […]

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The six-place M500 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 500shp engine, sports a 260 KTAS / 482 km/h max cruise speed and has a range of 1,000 nm / 1,852 km

EASA Approval For Piper M500

Piper receives EASA approval of M500 22 August 2016 Piper Aircraft announced it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), for the Piper M500, clearing the way for it to enter into service on the European register. “EASA certification is an important milestone allowing us to kick off a major sales […]

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A 480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks" F-16C prepares to refuel from a  KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport air-to-air refuelling aircraft in the skies over the Middle East Region.

RAAF KC-30A Refuels USAF F-16s

KC-30A successfully refuels USAF multi-role F-16 fighter 19 August 2016 The operational capability of the Royal Australian Air Force’s KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft fleet has taken another important step forward with the first operational refuelling of fighter aircraft with the tanker’s advanced Aerial Refuelling Boom System. The boom was used to successfully refuel […]

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