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India Set to Approve C-295 Purchase

India Set to Approve C-295 Purchase

The defence ministry is likely to soon take a decision on the joint bid of Tata and Airbus to replace Indian Air Force’s aging fleet of 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 military transport carriers. Defence ministry sources said the next […]


UK’s first A400M aircraft named “City of Bristol”

Airbus A400M

Royal Air Force has recognized important role Bristol has had with A400M Atlas by naming first aircraft “City of Bristol”. The UK’s first A400M Atlas has been named “City of Bristol” by the Royal Air Force in a rare honor […]


Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft makes successful first flight

KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft First Flight

Embraer today successfully performed the first flight of the new military transport and aerial refueling jet, the KC-390. Test pilots Mozart Louzada and Marcos Salgado de Oliveira Lima and flight test engineers Raphael Lima and Roberto Becker flew the aircraft […]


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 […]


European Air Transport Fleet Enters New Phase

European Air Transport Fleet Enters New Phase

Launched four years ago by 20 participating nations, the European Air Transport Fleet (EATF) partnership has now entered its second phase. The initiative is expected to grow based on the building blocks that have already been put in place. With […]


US Deploys First MC-130J to Asia

US Deploys First MC-130J to Asia

Kadena’s newest aircraft touched down here, Dec. 21, 2014, after a flight across the Pacific to its new home with the 353rd Special Operations Group. The MC-130J Commando II is replacing the retiring MC-130P Combat Shadow assigned to the 353rd […]


RAF’s A400M Begins Base-Testing Tour

RAF’s A400M Begins Base-Testing Tour

The RAF’s latest transport aircraft, the A400M Atlas, touched down on Akrotiri soil for the first time yesterday (15 Dec 14). The aircraft was visiting the RAF Base as part of its ongoing checks to ensure that our airfields are […]


Heavy-Duty Y-20 Military Airlifter Weighs In At Show

Heavy-Duty Y-20 Military Airlifter Weighs In At Show

China’s first domestically developed strategic air lifter, the Y-20 Kunpeng, will soon be delivered to users, a senior aviation executive said, adding that the development of its engine is “faring well”. “We still need to conduct some ground and flight […]


Australia to Buy 2-4 More C-17s

Australia to Buy 2-4 More C-17s

The Australian Government has begun the process of purchasing two additional C-17A Globemaster strategic airlift aircraft, Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced today. Senator Johnston said should the Government elect to exercise this option the two extra Globemasters would […]


 
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