Archive | April, 2017

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1500th Target Drone Delivered By Airbus

Airbus completes 1,500th target drone 28 April 2017 Airbus has completed the 1,500th target drone (Do-DT – direct target) at the Friedrichshafen site, which will soon enter service on behalf of the German Armed Forces. Since 2002, around 40 employees from the Target Systems and Services department have manufactured and operated target drones for training […]

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Sweden Orders Next Generation RBS15

Saab receives order for next generation RBS15 missiles 28 April 2017 Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for production of next generation RBS15 anti-ship missiles. The total order value amounts to SEK 500 million and deliveries will begin in the mid-2020s. In March 2017, Saab […]

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Perth-London Non-Stop One Step Closer

Qantas puts Perth-London on sale, downgrades Melbourne service 27 April 2017 Australians can now book non-stop flights* from Australia to Europe for the first time, with tickets for Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route going on sale today, the airline announced. Daily flights on the history-making route begin on 24 March 2018 and form part of a […]

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China Southern

China Southern Orders 20 A350s

China Southern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWBs 26 April 2017 China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft. The airline now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 […]

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Lockheed Martin Improves ALIS

Lockheed Martin delivers new capabilities for F-35 ALIS 26 April 2017 Lockheed Martin’s next iteration of the F-35’s ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System) has been approved for installation at US Air Force and US Navy F-35 sites. Along with a number of improvements to the system’s baseline, the upgrade delivers significant enhancements for managing forward […]

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Japan Upgrades Apache Sensors

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade ensors for Japan’s Apache fleet 26 April 2017 Lockheed Martin has received contracts to upgrade the Modernised Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) system for Japan’s fleet of AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopters and provide Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support. Under the M-TADS/PNVS contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver 14 laser […]

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First A320neo For WOW Air

WOW air takes delivery of its first A320neo 21 April 2017 WOW air the low-fare airline based in Iceland has taken delivery of its first A320neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The airline is an all Airbus operator with 12 aircraft in its fleet to date. WOW air selected the A320neo for its low […]

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Lockheed Martin Displays Fury

Lockheed Martin flight demonstration of Fury UAS 26 April 2017 Lockheed Martin’s advanced tactical Group 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS), Fury, is regularly flying long-range endurance test missions as the company prepares it for low-rate production. In flight tests since May 2016, Fury has flown more than 200 hours and reliably demonstrated more than 12-hour […]

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Patria Wins Norwegian NH90 Maintenance Contract

Patria wins contract for on-aircraft maintenance on Norwegian NH90 26 April 2017 Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has selected Patria to supply on-aircraft maintenance for the Norwegian NH90 helicopters. The scope of the contract covers phase and calendar inspections, associated repairs and maintenance for the Norwegian NH90 NFH Helicopters. The agreement is for two years […]

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Air New Zealand No.1 On Both Sides Of Tasman

Air New Zealand has No.1 reputation on both sides of Tasman 26 April 2017 Air New Zealand has taken out the number one spot in AMR’s 2017 Corporate Reputation Index in both Australia and New Zealand, the company announced today. This is the first time in the airline’s history the airline has been named as […]

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