The Max-Viz 1400 is the latest Astronics Enhanced Visual System (EVS)

Astronics to supply RFDS with Max-Viz 1400 EVS

RFDS Launch Customer For Astronics Max-Viz 1400 EVS 16 November 2016 Astronics Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Max-Viz, announced that its newest Enhanced Vision System (EVS), the Max-Viz 1400, has been installed on five Beechcraft King Air aircraft for the South Eastern Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. “These enhanced vision […]

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Honeywell's Aspire 200 now offers AW139 customers high-speed wireless broadband

Honeywell Aspire 200 for AW139 Customers

Honeywell Aspire 200 Offered to AW139 Customers 12 November 2015 Honeywell Aerospace will now offer AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter owners its Aspire 200 satellite communications system, marking the first high-speed wireless broadband solution enabling reliable and fast data services aboard helicopters. Awarded a supplemental type certificate (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Aspire 200 system enables helicopters […]

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Qantas Unveils “Retro Roo II” 737

Qantas Celebrates 95th Anniversary, Unveils “Retro Roo II” 16 November 2015 A newly reconfigured Qantas Boeing 737-800 (VH-VXQ) painted in vintage 1960s livery has been unveiled in Sydney as the national carrier celebrates 95 years of flying. Retro Roo II has the same livery that featured on Qantas’ Boeing 707 jets from 1959 to 1961 – […]

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The G600 Flew from Savannah, Georgia to Henderson Executive Airport for NBAA 2015 at an average speed of Mach .85

Gulfstream G500 Makes NBAA Debut

G500 Arrives in Las Vegas for NBAA show 14 November 2015 The new Gulfstream Aerospace G500 made its first cross-country trip for the 2015 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA 2015). The flight test aircraft arrived at Henderson Executive Airport on 13 November to join the G650ER, G550, G450, G280 and […]

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Longest Wedgetail mission

RAAF Wedgetail Sets Record In Middle East

Longest Wedgetail Operational Mission 11 November 2015 A Royal Australian Air Force Boeing E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning, control and surveillance aircraft has set a new record by flying a 17-hour operational mission over Iraq and Syria. The Wegetail crew initially embarked on a standard mission to survey the airspace above Iraq and Syria. “Our […]

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American Airlines flew one of its Boeing 777-300ERs over Sydney this morning, prior to it being presented to the media at the Qantas Jet Base at Mascot

American Airlines 777 Visits Sydney

Media preview of American Airlines Boeing 777 13 November 2015 American Airlines’ state-of-the-art, flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft performed a flyover of Sydney Harbour this morning and was welcomed by joint business partner Qantas in Hangar 96 at Mascot. The aircraft visit is a prelude to American’s new daily service from Sydney to Los Angeles which […]

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Final assembly of the UH-72A Lakota for the US Army is carried out by Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Columbus, Mississippi

US Army Orders 12 More UH-72A Lakotas

US Army extends contract with order for 12 UH-72A Lakota helicopters 12 November 2015 The United States Army has exercised USD65.8 million (AUD 92.35 million) in contract options for 12 additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters and associated mission equipment packages . The UH-72A is manufactured by Airbus Helicopters Inc. at its final assembly plant in Columbus, […]

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Mr Todd Stibor, from L3 Mission Integration, demonstrates the new wireless capability being brought to the C-17A Globemaster by wirelessly connecting up a Tablet.

RAAF C-17A Fleet Gets Wi-Fi

Wireless technology increases C-17A in-flight connectivity 12 November 2015 A suite of new capabilities on-board an Air Force C-17A Globemaster were showcased in Canberra today including the provision of Wi-Fi internet access to portable Defence-issued electronic devices. The showcase is a part of Plan Jericho, Air Force’s plan to transform Air Force and the wider […]

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The first flight of Mitsubishi's Regional Jet (MRJ) took place in Nagoya on November 11. Picture: Mitsubishi

Maiden Flight Of Mitsubishi MRJ

MRJ Completes First Flight 11 November 2015 Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today conducted the first flight of the first flight-test MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet. Mitsubishi said the MRJ took off from Nagoya Airport and confirmed its basic characteristics and functionality in ascent, descent and turning manoeuvres in […]

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