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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, […]


Korean Air, Airbus sign accord for jet fighter bid

Korean Air, Airbus sign accord for jet fighter bid

Korean Air and European aerospace giant Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly bid for an $8-billion jet fighter project, an airline spokesman said Sunday, pitting them against a team comprised of Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries. The project […]


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 shake up to get A400M military plane back on track

Airbus shake up to get A400M military plane back on track

Airbus announced Thursday a shakeup in the management of its A400M program as it sought to bring an end to repetitive delays hitting the military transport aircraft. The company announced Fernando Alonso would take over as head of military aircraft […]


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 […]


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 […]


 
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