Archive | July, 2017


Portugal To Order Five KC-390 Airlifters

Portugal begins KC-390 aquisition process 27 July 2017 The Portuguese Government officialised the beginning of the acquisition process for five (with option of one more) KC-390 multi role cargo aircraft. The decision to authorise KC-390 negotiations with Embraer had been taken on the Ministers Council on 8 June 2017, but put into effect only on […]

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F-35 LRIP 11 International Contract

Lockheed Martin announces international F-35 LRIP 11 contract 28 July 2017 The second of two Undefinitised Contract Actions (UCA) to provide initial funding for F-35 LRIP 11 jets currently in production was awarded to Lockheed Martin on 28 July. This second award, which is valued at US$3.7 billion, is for International F-35 Partners and Foreign […]

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Chinook Block II Upgrade

Boeing to modernise Chinook Helicopters for US Army 28 July 2017 Boeing will build and test three US Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernisation effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company’s Philadelphia site. A recent US$276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which […]

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Black Hawk

Sikorsky To Refurbish Black Hawk Helicopters

Refurbishment of Black Hawk helicopters in Australia 27 July 2017 In a ground-breaking new deal, Kaan Air Australia, Sikorsky and StarFlight Australia, have signed an agreement worth up to A$63 million to bring 10 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters into Australia, with options for an additional 10 aircraft. In a world-first refurbishment program to be […]

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KC-46 Electromagnetic Testing Complete

Boeing completes KC-46 electromagnetic testing 27 July 2017 A Boeing-led team, including US Air Force and Naval Air Systems Command representatives, recently completed KC-46 tanker electromagnetic testing. This testing evaluates the aircraft’s ability to safely operate through electromagnetic fields produced by radars, radio towers and other systems under mission conditions. “The KC-46 tanker is protected […]

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Essendon Airport

New Fuel Depot For Essendon Airport

New Air BP aviation fuel depot for Essendon Airport 27 July 2017 The commitment to future growth for aviation services at Essendon Airport has been strengthened with the construction and unveiling of a second aviation fuel depot at Essendon Fields. The facilities include two new CL17 17,000 litre fuel trucks that can deliver fuel to […]

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100th A350

Airbus Delivers 100th A350

Airbus delivers its 100th A350 XWB 26 July 2017 Airbus has delivered its 100th A350 XWB, just 30 months after the first delivery in December 2014. The 100th aircraft delivered is an A350-900 for China Airlines. “The 100th A350 XWB milestone comes as we reach our fastest widebody production ramp-up, on track to meet the […]

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KC-390 Completes World Tour

Embraer KC-390 concludes world demonstration tour 21 July 2017 The new multi-mission military transport and tanker jet, the KC-390, concluded this week a successful 40-day demonstration tour. During this tour it flew over 19 countries and was presented to nine nations in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. In total, 130 flawless flight hours were recorded, […]

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Three More A330-200s for LEVEL

IAG re-affirms confidence in A330-200 with three more for LEVEL 24 July 2017 Following the recent and hugely successful launch in Barcelona of International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low cost long-haul airline brand, LEVEL, the Group has selected the A330-200 as its aircraft of choice to further expand operations. The airline began operating in June 2017 […]

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Challenger 300

Expanded Challenger 300 Training Capabilities

Bombardier expands Dallas’ Challenger 300 training capabilities 24 July 2017 Bombardier announced today that it has expanded its Challenger 300 training capacity in Dallas, complementing the existing Challenger 350 aircraft training programme. The new Challenger 300 simulator was certified at Bombardier’s Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) Airport Texas facility by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in May […]

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