Archive | January, 2017

Hawker Pacific

Hawker Pacific Buys CNS, BNE FBO Operations

Hawker Pacific buys Adagold FBO operations in Brisbane and Cairns 30 January 2017 Hawker Pacific has today announced the acquisition of Adagold’s Fixed Base Operations (FBO) in Brisbane and Cairns. The two acquired FBO operations have been operating under the Hawker Pacific brand since 24th January 2017. In Brisbane the company will operate from both […]

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This order is the third KC-46A low-rate initial production lot for Boeing

Boeing Wins KC-46A Production Contract

Boeing awarded US$2.1 billion for Third KC-46A production lot 27 January 2017 The US Air Force today awarded Boeing US$2.1 billion for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. This order is the third low-rate initial production lot for Boeing. The first two came in August 2016 and included seven […]

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Qantas Opens LAX Maintenance Facility

Qantas unveils new aircraft maintenance facility at LAX 28 January 2017 Qantas has today unveiled its new engineering facility at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), an investment of more than US$30 million. It is one of the largest commercial hangars in North America and the first specifically designed to accommodate the Airbus A380. The 5.7 […]

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Qantas Begins Sydney – Beijing Flights

Qantas Sydney – Beijing flights take off in time for Chinese New Year 25 January 2017 Qantas’ new flights to Beijing take off today, helping power the Australia-China travel boom and marking the next step in the national carrier’s Chinese growth strategy. Beijing is Qantas’ third destination in Greater China, joining Shanghai and Hong Kong. […]

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FAI World Gliding Championships

FAI World Gliding Championships Conclude

FAI World Gliding Championships in Australia ends on a high 23 January 2017 A hard two-week battle in Australian skies sees three new chamions win gold at the FAI World Gliding Championships in Benalla. Three new FAI Gliding World Champions were crowned in Australia on Sunday 22 January 2017 – bringing to a close a […]

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B747-400 Firebomber Approved

B747-400 Firebomber Approved Global SuperTanker Services, LLC’s high capacity, rapid response aerial firefighting technology received interim approval from the U.S. Interagency Airtanker Board (IAB) on January 6. The interim approval will allow the tanker to be considered for critical federal, state, and international firefighting contracts ahead of the 2017 forest fire season. Global SuperTanker’s B747-400, […]

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ADG wins Virgin Galactic software contract

Aussie ADG Skyrockets with Virgin Galactic Win

Absolute Data Group’s S1000D software to support Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight systems ADG wins Virgin Galactic software Contract 19 January 2017— Whilst most small companies were taking a break over Christmas, Brisbane-based Absolute Data Group (ADG) was busy training Virgin Galactic staff in using its highly regarded technical publishing software, following the news they had […]

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RAAF KC-30A Support Programme

Paris, Amstelveen, Sydney, 18 January 2017 KC-30A Support Programme Services include component support solutions, auxiliary power unit and CF6-80E1 engine test, repair and overhaul. Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services (IDS), a fully-owned Australian subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), has signed an agreement with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) […]

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ALMDS Achieves IOC With US Navy

IOC for US Navy AN/AES-1 ALMDS (Airborne Laser Mine Detection System) 12 January 2017 The US Navy’s AN/AES-1 ALMDS (Airborne Laser Mine Detection System), designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corporation has achieved Initial Operational Capability. ALMDS provides rapid wide-area reconnaissance and assessment of mine threats in sea lanes, littoral zones, confined straits, choke points […]

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CAE operates the NFTC program out of 15 Wing Moose Jaw and 4 Wing Cold Lake, and the program is designed and delivered in cooperation with the Government of Canada

CAE To Support NFTC To 2023

CAE to support NFTC (NATO Flying Training in Canada) through 2023 12 January 2017 CAE today announced that the Government of Canada has formally modified the contract for the NFTC (NATO Flying Training in Canada) programme and will now utilise the programme through at least 2023. The original NFTC 20-year contract was scheduled to expire […]

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