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Pilatus Defence Solutions Australia launched

Pilatus increases corporate presence in Australia 12 December 2017 Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is excited to announce that they have today created Pilatus Defence Solutions Australia Pty Ltd (PilDEF), a new corporate entity in Australia, to manage military contracts and operations in the Australasian region. This increased footprint in Australia is further strategic commitment to the […]

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Eighteen ex-RAAF ;Classic' Hornets will be transferred to Canada beginning in the first half of 2019. Picture Credit: Nigel Pittaway

Canada buys RAAF Hornets

Sale of Australian Classic Hornets to Canada 13 December 2017 Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, today announced the Government has agreed to the sale of 18 Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 A/B Classic Hornets to the Government of Canada. The offer follows an expression of interest from the Canadian Government received in September. The […]

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Carbon livery for third H160

Third prototype H160 gets its carbon design livery 12 December 2017 The third H160 prototype (PT3) has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft. Both aircraft are produced using advanced composite materials supplied by Airbus’ long term […]

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Further successful LRASM test

LRASM marks another successful flight test 12 December 2017 Lockheed Martin successfully fired production-configuration LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles) from a US Air Force B-1B bomber. During the test over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California, B-1B aircrew simultaneously launched two missiles against multiple maritime targets, meeting the primary test objectives, including target impact. […]

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US Navy to search for crashed C-2A

US Navy prepares to search for C-2A aircraft 7 December 2017 The US Navy will deploy a team of deep water salvage experts to search for the C-2A Greyhound aircraft that crashed in the Philippine Sea on the way to USS Ronald Reagan on 22 November. While the aircraft’s last position on the surface of […]

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Pilatus PC-24 achieves type certification

Pilatus obtains PC-24 FAA/EASA Type Certificates 8 December 2017 On 7 December 2017 Pilatus obtained type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US-American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the first ever Swiss business jet. Pilatus said that certification of the jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, which will see […]

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One year of Bundeswehr Heron ops in Mali

Heron 1 completes one year of operations for the Bundeswehr in Mali 7 December 2017 The Heron 1 UAV system, which is stationed at the Gao air base for the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) as part of the UN’s MINUSMA mission, logged its 3,000th flight hour in […]

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777 Freighter

First 777 Freighter for Turkish Airlines

Boeing, Turkish Airlines celebrate the airline’s first 777 Freighter 7 December 2017 Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated the delivery today of the airline’s first 777 Freighter, the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter. The aircraft and a second freighter on order will help the airline expand its cargo business. “The delivery of our first 777 Freighter is […]

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AS565 MBe

Final AS565 MBe Panther for Mexican Navy

Airbus completes AS565 MBe Panther deliveries to Mexican Navy 6 December 2017 The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for ten units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four […]

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First A320neo delivered to CALC

CALC takes delivery of its first A320neo 6 December 2017 China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC), the Hong-Kong based lessor, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft, and in parallel celebrated handing it over to lessee Frontier Airlines. CALC has 68 A320neo Family aircraft on order and a total of 147 Airbus […]

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