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Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Airbus Defence and Space announced during Satellite 2015 the forthcoming move of its Skynet 5A satellite. The move of Skynet 5A will enable delivery of protected and secure satcom services in the new coverage footprint from mid-2015. Airbus Defence and […]


Airbus Hands Over First A400M to Malaysia

Airbus Hands Over First A400M to Malaysia

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) today officially received its first of four Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, ordered from Airbus Defense and Space. Chief of RMAF, General Dato’ Sri Roslan Saad officially took over the aircraft from Bernhard Gerwert, […]


Airbus A400M Refuels Two F-18 Fighters Simultaneously

A400M‬ refuels two F-18 fighters simultaneously

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refueling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the A400M performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of […]


Airbus A330 Increased Maximum Takeoff Weight Version Completes Its First Flight

242 Tonne Take-Off Weight A330

The newest evolution in Airbus’ market-leading widebody jetliner product line – the A330 with an increased 242-tonne maximum takeoff weight capability – is another step closer to entering service later this year after its successful maiden flight. Taking off from […]


Thailand to Acquire Five EC645 T2 and Two EC725 Helicopters

Thailand to Acquire Five EC645 T2 and Two EC725 Helicopters

France: The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy and air force will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 […]


Panther Helicopter Successfully Upgraded for Brazilian Army

Panther Helicopter Successfully Upgraded for Brazilian Army

Helibras’ contract to modernize 34 AS365 K Panther helicopters for the Brazilian Army Aviation (AvEx) to the K2 version, known as the Super Panther, reached an important milestone in August following the successful completion of the first technical-operational evaluation. The […]


Airbus A400M Successfully Demonstrates Tanker Capability

Airbus A400M Successfully Demonstrates Tanker Capability

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has performed successfully air-to-air refueling tests with a F/A-18 Hornet fighter. The tanker test campaign was developed in five flights in which the A400M performed 33 dry contacts and dispensed 18.6 tonnes of fuel […]


Airbus Zephyr 7 UAV Flies 11-day Mission

Airbus Zephyr 7 UAV Flies 11-day Mission

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has just completed its most demanding mission to date and thus set a new benchmark in persistent, year-round operations for this class of Unmanned Aerial Systems […]


Airbus Completes P-3 Orion Modernisation for Brazilian Air Force

Airbus Completes P-3 Orion Modernisation for Brazilian Air Force

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the last of nine P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft modernized with new systems and avionics for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft has been ferried from Seville, Spain to Salvador de Bahía, […]


 
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