Archive | November, 2015

Airservices Technicians

Airservices Technicians Graduate

Airservices new technicians to help maintain Air Traffic Control systems 30 November 2015 Twelve new Airservices technicians have graduated from an intense training programme that has given them the skills to maintain Australia’s air navigation and surveillance equipment. Airservices said the two-year Diploma in Engineering – Electronics and Communications, at TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, has […]

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USAF C-17A

USAF C-17A Display For Wanaka

USAF C-17A demo team to appear at Warbirds Over Wanaka 27 November 2015 The United States Air Force has confirmed it will be part of the flying display at Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow for the first time in the 28 year history of the event. The Pacific Air Forces C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team, hosted […]

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Bahamasair signed fot two ATR 72-600s and three ATR 42-600s at the Paris Air Show in June

Bahamasair Takes Delivery Of First ATR 72-600

Bahamasair becomes a new ATR operator 27 November 2015 Bahamasair, the national flag carrier of the Bahamas, took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 today. The airline and ATR inked a deal for two ATR 72-600s and three ATR 42-600s at the last Paris Air Show. With the arrival of this new aircraft, Bahamasair becomes […]

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The operational milestone on 16 November also occurred on the Heron UAS' 410th flight of the year

Luftwaffe Heron I Achieves 25,000 Flight Hours In Afghanistan

Operational milestone for Luftwaffe UAS 27 November 2015 On November 16, the IAI Heron Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) jointly operated by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) and Airbus Defence and Space, successfully landed in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, bringing the total number of flight hours it has completed in the country up to 25,000. The occasion was […]

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Fire Fighter Recruits

Airservices Australia Fire Fighter Recruits Graduate

Fire fighter recruits ready for their next chapter at airports 27 November 2015 Airservices Australia announced today that eighteen new aviation rescue fire fighters will start work next week at airports around the country providing a vital first response to airport emergencies and ensuring the safety of airport users. Graduating from Airservices Learning Academy in […]

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The end of C-17A production at Long Beach also brings large aircraft manufacture in Southern California to a close

Last C-17A To Leave Long Beach

Boeing prepares final C-17A for departure 28 November 2015 Boeing announced on November 25 that the last C-17A Globemaster III was being prepared for ferry from its former production facility in Long Beach in Southern California to San Antonio, Texas. A Boeing spokesman said that the aircraft is the last of four additional C-17As for […]

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Elbit's Hermes 900 HFE (Heavy Fuel Engine) UAS has been ordered by the Swiss DDPS

Switzerland To Aquire Elbit Hermes 900 HFE

US$200 million contract for Hermes 900 HFE UAS 26 November 2015 Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately US$200 million contract from the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (“DDPS”), for the supply of Hermes 900 HFE (Heavy Fuel Engine) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and an advanced ground […]

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The Airbus A350XWB was one of the main attractions of the last Singapore Airshow, held in February 2014. Picture Copyright: Nigel Pittaway

Singapore Airshow To Focus On Global Trends

Fifth Singapore Airshow to be held 16 to 21 February 2016 25 November 2015 The Singapore Airshow, which the organisers claim is Asia’s largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, will return for its fifth edition from 16 to 21 February 2016. The organisers said that the Singapore […]

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The Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engined A320ne achieved Joints EASA & FAA certification on 24 November

A320neo Receives Joint Type Certification

A320neo joint certification milestone 25 November 2015 The Airbus A320neo variant powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines, received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24 November. The EASA A320neo type Certificate was signed by EASA’s certification director Trevor Woods and the FAA […]

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