Archive | November, 2017


First H175 helicopters for Australia

Australia’s first H175 helicopters touch down in Darwin 27 November 2017 Darwin aviation enthusiasts are encouraged to turn their attention skyward this Monday, 27 November. One of the world’s largest transport aircraft, the Antonov An-124, is set to touch down at Darwin International Airport, carrying Babcock Australasia’s cargo of two Airbus H175 super-medium helicopters. Costing […]

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Third RAAF F-35A rolled out

Australia’s F-35A Lightning II fleet grows 24 November 2017 Australia’s third F-35A aircraft has rolled off the assembly line at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, marking another major milestone in Australia’s F-35A Project. Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, said No. 3 Squadron markings were applied to the aircraft in early November, […]

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National 119 Rescue Helicopter

Two H225s for National 119 Rescue Headquarters

National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225s 22 November 2017 Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea’s National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters. The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225. This new purchase will bring […]

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Aussies in 3rd round of Airbus BizLab

Airbus BizLab starts its third season 23 November 2017 Airbus BizLab, the start-up accelerator of the global corporation Airbus, is pleased to announce the next chapter in its success story. Beginning in October 2017, twelve new start-ups joined locations in Hamburg and Toulouse, where they will tinker with and perfect their ideas for the aerospace […]

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UMS Skeldar launches R-350 platform

UMS Skeldar launches R-350 VTOL platform 22 November 2017 UMS Skeldar adds to rotary vehicle portfolio with new version of R-350 platform; demonstrates new capabilities and target sectors UMS Skeldar is launching its new enhanced R-350 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) platform to the Australian civilian, maritime and military sectors. This ITAR-free light tactical high-performance […]

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5800 ft cabin altitude for Legacy 450 & 500

Embraer introduces 5,800 ft cabin altitude on Legacy 450 and 500 14 November 2017 Embraer today announced the enhancement of the flight experience aboard its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 mid-cabin business jets. The cabin altitude of these two revolutionary aircraft is already considered among the lowest on the market, but the maximum cabin altitude […]

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KC-390 flight testing in US

KC-390 arrives in the United States for flight trials 20 November 2017 The new Embraer KC-390 multi-mission military transport and tanker jet will start a series of flight trials in the United States as part of its flight test campaign for certification. The aircraft left Brazil last Saturday and today arrived at Embraer´s facility in […]

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Weapons System Trainers

CAE provide C-130J Weapon Systems Trainers

CAE to develop C-130J weapon systems trainers 20 November 2017 CAE USA has been awarded subcontracts from Lockheed Martin to support the design, development and manufacture of six C-130J Weapon Systems Trainers (WSTs) for the United States Air Force and Air National Guard. The orders for these six C-130J WSTs were booked during CAE’s second […]

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Airbus selected for Singapore A380 refresh

Singapore Airlines selects Airbus for A380 retrofit programme 20 November 2017 Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products […]

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P-8A simulators arrive at Edinburgh

High-tech transition begins for P-8A training facility 20 November 2017 Boeing has commenced fit-out of the Royal Australian Air Force’s purpose-built state-of-the-art P-8A Poseidon Integrated Training Centre at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia. The new 16,500 square metre centre will accommodate 70 advanced P-8A operational and tactical training devices including two pilot simulators, two Air […]

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