First KC-46A to KC-46A refuelling

Boeing, Air Force team completes first KC-46 to KC-46 refuelling 11 October 2017 A Boeing – US Air Force test team recently refuelled a KC-46A tanker from another KC-46A tanker for the first time. During the four-hour flight, the two aircraft successfully refueled each other and achieved the maximum fuel offload rate of 1,200 gallons […]

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Final HATS EC135 T2+ delivered

Final HATS EC135 T2+ delivered for next-gen aircrew training 11 October 2017 Boeing’s delivery of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) continues to ramp up, with the final Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ aircraft arriving in Australia in late August. The last aircraft delivery marks the completion of the training […]

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Aircalin orders A320 and A330 airliners

Aircalin firms up order for two A320neos and two A330neos 11 October 2017 Aircalin, the Noumea based carrier in the French territory of New Caledonia has firmed up its order for two A320neos single-aisle and two A330-900 wide-body aircraft. The A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney engines and equipped with 168 seats will be deployed […]

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Asian customer

ACJ319neo for Asian customer

Airbus Corporate Jets wins new ACJ319neo order from Asian customer 10 October 2017 Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won a new A319neo order, from an Asian customer that is trading up from a traditional business jet, highlighting the market appeal of the aircraft family’s proven cabin and improved intercontinental range. The order means that new […]

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GA-ASI switches to MQ-1C ER production

GA-ASI transitions to all MQ-1C ER production for US Army 10 October 2017 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated (GA-ASI) officially transitioned its production line from the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to its new long-range variant, the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range following the completion of the last contracted MQ-1C aircraft. GA-ASI’s investment in airframe composite […]

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Challenger CL604

RUAG completes Challenger CL604 inspection

RUAG completes multiple 48-month inspection on Challenger CL604 10 October 2017 Heavy maintenance specialist, RUAG Aviation, recently completed a multiple 48-month inspection on a government-owned and operated Bombardier Challenger CL604. The preceding 240-month inspection event was also completed by RUAG at their Munich location. The government customer continues to rely on RUAG Aviation to apply […]

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Cranfield gets Saab ATC digital solution

Saab signs contract for digital solution at Cranfield Airport 10 October 2017 Defence and security company Saab has been selected by Cranfield University, one of the top four commercial research universities in United Kingdom, to deliver a digital air traffic control system to Cranfield Airport. Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions will deliver a digital air […]

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RFDS introduces P&WC FAST solution

RFDS uses P&WC FAST prognostics solution 9 October 2017 Australia’s famed RFDS (Royal Flying Doctor Service) South Eastern section is adopting Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC)’s FAST (Full flight data Acquisition, Storage and Transmission) prognostic solution to help optimise its operations, reduce costs, increase the availability of its fleet of Beechcraft King Air aircraft and […]

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Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota

Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to US Army 9 October 2017 Airbus Helicopters has delivered the US Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter, fulfilling its contract requirements to date by delivering every aircraft on time, on budget and meeting the Army’s rigorous quality standards. “From the moment when the Army awarded Airbus the contract to […]

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Zenith Aviation

Two more Learjet 75s for Zenith Aviation

Zenith Aviation orders two more Learjet 75 business jets 9 October 2017 Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that London-based Zenith Aviation, a private jet charter provider based in the UK, has purchased two additional Learjet 75 aircraft. Zenith Aviation, whose team has been flying Learjet aircraft since 1999, acquired its first two new Learjet 75 […]

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