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Global 7000

Global 7000 flight test setback

Global 7000 suffers in-flight flameout 18 August 2017 Bombardier issued the following statement today, in response to the flameout of one the two GE Passport engines fitted to the second prototype Global 7000. The incident occurred during a test flight on 15 August, causing the aircraft to make a single-engine recovery to Wichita, Kansas, where […]

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Mi-171A2 achieves Type Certification

Rosaviatsia certifies Mi-171A2 18 August 2017 Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) obtained a type certificate for medium utility Mi-171A2 helicopter in a convertible configuration from the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation (Rosaviatsia). This document opens the door for helicopter deliveries to commercial customers. The helicopter was demonstrated to […]

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Canadian CC-130J IRB commitments delivered

CC-130J Super Hercules delivers IRB commitments for Canada 16 August 2017 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the Aircraft Capability – Tactical (ACP-T) Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments valued at US$1.4 billion associated with Canada’s purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007. Lockheed Martin completed its IRB commitments one year ahead of schedule […]

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Chief of Air Force

Chief of Air Force flies PC-21

Chief of Air Force completes first flight in the PC-21 15 August 2017 In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the Air 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft. The occasion was celebrated at a media event hosted by Australian […]

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First Challenger 350 for Argentina

Bombardier delivers first Challenger 350 in Argentina 15 August 2017 Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today it delivered the first Challenger 350 aircraft to be based in Argentina, joining Bombardier’s fleet of 122 Challenger aircraft in Latin America. Bombardier’s business jet fleet in Latin America is comprised of approximately 685 aircraft in service – spanning the […]

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Learjet 75

First Learjet 75 delivered to Brazil

Bombardier delivers first Learjet 75 to Brazil 14 August 2017 Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that it delivered its first Learjet 75 aircraft to a Brazilian customer. The aircraft joins Bombardier’s business jet fleet of 685 Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft in Latin America. “Learjet aircraft are iconic, rooted in deep pride and based on […]

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CargoLogicAir launches UK-Mexico service

CargoLogicAir launches scheduled UK-Mexico 747F service 9 August 2017 CargoLogicAir the only British all-cargo airline, is to launch its first scheduled cargo route on 19 August 2017, providing main-deck services connecting the UK and Mexico. Twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 flights will depart from CLA’s base at London Stansted Airport every Wednesday and Saturday. Flights will operate […]

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Air Lease Corporation

Air Lease Corporation Firms 737 MAX Order

Air Lease Corporation finalises order for 12 737 MAXs 8 August 2017 Boeing and Air Lease Corporation have finalised an order for 12 737 MAXs first announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement also includes two new orders for the 787-9 Dreamliner. “These additional orders reflect ALC’s highly successful placements to date of […]

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Marand Vertical Tails For Third RAAF F-35A

Marand vertical tails installed on Australian F-35A fighter 7 August 2017 The third Australian F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has received its Marand made vertical tail as it nears production completion. The Victorian based company is an Australian industry leader in the global F-35 programme with an exceptionally strong performance record to date, one of which […]

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MV-22B Osprey

US Marines MV-22B Osprey Missing

US Marines MV-22B missing off Shoalwater Bay 6 August 2017 Search and rescue operations continue for three US Marines that were aboard an MV-22B Osprey involved in a mishap off of the east coast of Australia around 4:00 pm 5 August. Twenty-three of 26 personnel aboard have been rescued. The MV-22B was assigned to Marine […]

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