Archive | June, 2016

First Australian King Air C90GTx

First Australian King Air C90GTx

Hawker Pacific announces Australian King Air C90GTx order 30 June 2016 Hawker Pacific is pleased to announce the first Australian order of a Beechcraft King Air C90GTx to the leading flight training provider CAE Oxford Aviation Academy. Hawker Pacific Aircraft sales manager Adam Johnson and John Walsh, CAE’s chief engineer recently travelled to Beechcraft’s factory […]

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First A350 for Ethiopian

First A350 For Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB 29 June 2016 Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft, opening a new chapter for the East African carrier, which also becomes the first African A350 XWB operator. The airline’s first aircraft, on lease from AerCap, arrived in Addis Ababa on 29 […]

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A Sukhoi SSJ100 in the colours of Dublin-based CityJet will be on display at Farnborough between 11 and 17 July

CityJet SSJ100 Farnborough Debut

CityJet SSJ100 makes its debut at Farnborough 2016 28 July 2016 A Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in the livery of CityJet airlines will be displayed at the Farnborough International Airshow, which will be held from 11 to 17 July. Dublin-based CityJet represents the first European customer operating the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The airline ordered 15 […]

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The new recruits will be posted to Alice Springs, Canberra, Darwin, Gladstone, Launceston, Melbourne and Sydney

Airport Fire Fighter Graduation

Fire fighter recruits ready for their next chapter at airports 24 June 2016 Sixteen highly trained aviation rescue fire fighters have completed an elite 11-week training course at Airservices Learning Academy at Melbourne Ariport, preparing them to respond to any incident on or around the airport within a matter of minutes. Graduating at a ceremony […]

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The CH-53K King Stallion has more than triple the payload capability of the older CH-53E, according to Sikorsky

CH-35K Achieves Lift Milestone

CH-53K King Stallion achieves 27,000 pound external lift 23 June 2016 Lockheed Martin today announced the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida. The aircraft executed an ‘out of ground effect’ (OGE) external load test at 100 feet […]

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Israel’s Minister of Defence Avigdor Liberman views the cockpit of the first Israeli Air Force F-35A Adir at the Lockheed Martin F-35 production facility in Fort Worth, Texas on 22 June

First F-35A For Israel Rolled Out

Lockheed Martin and Israel celebrate rollout F-35 ‘Adir’ 22 June 2016 Israeli and US government leaders joined Lockheed Martin to celebrate the rollout of the first Israeli Air Force F-35A Lightning II, marking a major production milestone for the future of Israel’s national defence. “Israel is proud to be the first country in the area […]

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Spain's Indra  will supply Airbus Defence and Space with a Level D FFS, which is certified to qualify pilots on the A330 MRTT with zero flight time in the real aircraft

Airbus DS Buys MRTT Flight Simulator

Airbus Defence and Space orders A330 MRTT Full Flight Simulator 22 June 2016 Airbus Defence and Space has placed an order for the development and provision of a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to support the training of crews on the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport. The contract, signed with Indra of Spain, covers the installation […]

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Airbus A350-941 F-WWCF (MSN002) will tour China between 25 June and 2 July. Picture Credit: Nigel Pittaway

A350 Begins Tour Of China

Airbus A350 embarks on its first demonstration tour of China 21 June 2016 The Airbus A350XWB will make its first demo tour of China between 25 June and 2 July 2nd and during the eight day trip, the test aircraft (MSN002) will fly to Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (SHA), Guangzhou (CAN), Haikou (HAK) and Chengdu (CTU). […]

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Bombardier's new wholly owned London-area Service Centre, based at London Biggin Hill Airport will serve Learjet, Challenger and Global business aircraft

Bombardier Announces Biggin Hill Base

Bombardier to open London-Area Service Centre 21 June 2016 Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced a plan to establish a new, wholly owned Service Centre in the London, United Kingdom area. The Bombardier Service Centre will offer complete tip-to-tail heavy maintenance capabilities, and will complement the Bombardier Business Aircraft Service and Support Network in the United […]

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The first A400M is MSN44 and will make its first flight in July

First Spanish A400M Rolled Out

First Airbus A400M for Spain leaves the paintshop 17 June 2016 The first Airbus A400M destined for the Spanish Air Force has finished its painting process and appeared in the colours of the customer. The aircraft, production number MSN44, left the paintshop at the final assembly line (FAL) in Seville and will now undergo ground […]

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