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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C295 SAR

C295 SAR Completes World Tour

Airbus C295 SAR for Brazil ends successful world tour 3 August 2017 The first Airbus C295 SAR (search and rescue) aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), which performed a successful five-week demonstration tour through four continents, ended its long trip today at the Campo Grande military base. ‎The Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, […]

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Hornet

$145 Million Hornet Sustainment Contract

$145 million for Hornet sustainment 4 August 2017 Defence’s maintenance contract with Boeing Defence Australia for the F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet aircraft fleet has been extended to include ongoing engineering, logistics and maintenance sustainment support. Valued at approximately $145 million, this expanded commercial arrangement will see continued support for Australia’s current fleet of 71 Classic Hornets […]

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Enhanced Laser Guides Training Round

More Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds

US Navy awards contract for Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds 3 August 2017 Lockheed Martin received a US$26.5 million contract award from the US Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR). The contract includes a base year order with options for four additional years. Under the contract, which extends ELGTR production into late […]

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BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation Finalises Deal For 737 MAX 10s

Boeing, BOC Aviation finalise order for 10 737 MAX 10s 3 August 2017 Boeing and BOC Aviation Limited have finalised a deal for 10 737 MAX 10 airliners. The announcement, first made at the 2017 Paris Air Show, is valued at approximately US$1.25 billion at list prices. “We are pleased to be adding the Boeing […]

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Perlan Mission II

New Heights For Perlan Mission II

Airbus Perlan Mission II reaches new high altitude 2 August 2017 Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly a glider without an engine to the edge of space to collect ground-breaking insights on climate change, weather and high-altitude flight, this week reached a new high altitude in its second season of flight testing in […]

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CHC Helicopter

First H175 For CHC Helicopter

CHC takes delivery of first H175 aircraft 2 August 2017 CHC Helicopter will today take delivery of its first H175 for use in offshore oil and gas operations. The aircraft has been delivered in full offshore passenger transport configuration, allowing CHC to begin training and adjustment from the operator’s base at Aberdeen, ahead of operational […]

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E190-E2

Air Astana Leases Five E190-E2 Aircraft

Air Astana leases five E190-E2 airliners from AerCap 2 August 2017 Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, has signed a long-term lease agreement with AerCap for five Embraer E190-E2s, which will commence delivery to the airline during the final quarter of 2018. Peter Foster, president and CEO of Air Astana, stated that, “The acquisition […]

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flydubai

First 737 MAX 8 for Flydubai

Boeing delivers first 737 MAX 8 to flydubai 31 July 2017 Boeing and flydubai today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX 8, making the Middle East carrier the first in the region to operate Boeing’s newest single-aisle airliner. Today’s delivery is the first of 75 737 MAX aircraft the airline will be […]

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Nimitz

USS Nimitz Joins Inherent Resolve

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group begins Operation Inherent Resolve 31 July 2017 The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is carrying out strike sorties in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Arabian Gulf. The first aircraft launched from USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron […]

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