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First RAAF C-27J Spartan Arrives in Australia

C-27J Spartan

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, welcomed the first RAAF C-27J Spartan battlefield airlift aircraft in Australia at a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond today. The acquisition of the C-27J Spartan will fill a gap in Australia’s […]


Fourth C-130 Touches Down In Kabul, Expands Afghan Air Force Capabilities

A C-130 Hercules touches down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, June 20, bringing increased tactical airlift and mobility operations to Afghanistan. It is the fourth and final aircraft in the fleet from the United States that will enable the Afghan Air Force to transport supplies or troops throughout the country and to partner nations where they can execute missions, trainings and exercises. (U.S. military photo by Capt. Eydie Sakura/Released)

KABUL, Afghanistan: A C-130 Hercules touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, June 20, bringing expanded flight capabilities to the Afghan Air Force. After a weeklong journey beginning at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, the arrival […]


Russia’s UAC Asks HAL to Speed Up Joint Aircraft Project

Russia’s UAC Asks HAL to Speed Up Joint Aircraft Project

PARIS: Looking at India as its key focus market, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has asked its Indian partner to speed up the design work for their joint production of the Multi-role Transport Airplanes (MTAs). UAC chief Yuri Slyusar also […]


Airbus Resumes A400M Deliveries

Airbus Resumes A400M Deliveries

France: Airbus Defence and Space is about to recommence deliveries of Airbus A400M aircraft following the lifting of all remaining flight restrictions on new production aircraft by Spanish regulator DGAM yesterday. As a result, all A400Ms are now cleared for […]


Airbus says US to be biggest customer for A400M military plane

Airbus says US to be biggest customer for A400M military plane

European aircraft maker Airbus believes the United States will be the biggest customer for its A400M military transport plane, despite a fatal crash involving one of them during a test flight last month. “By the next decade at the latest, […]


Spain allows A400M test flights to resume after deadly crash

Airbus A400M

Spain on Thursday said test flights of Airbus A400M military planes that have already rolled off the assembly line could resume, after suspending them in May following a crash that killed four people. Airbus executives met with Spain’s National Institute […]


Safety protocol breaches may be behind Spain A400M crash: report

Safety protocol breaches may be behind Spain A400M crash: report

Several safety protocols were allegedly ignored during the final assembly of the A400M military plane which crashed in Spain, killing four, reportedly to make up for delays in delivery, online news site El Confidential said Tuesday. “Several protocols were ignored,” […]


Airbus admits ‘assembly quality problem’ after A400M crash

Airbus admits ‘assembly quality problem’ after A400M crash

Berlin: Analysis of the flight recorders of the A400M which crashed in Spain on May 9, killing four, indicated there were no structural faults but assembly quality problems, a senior Airbus executive said in a newspaper interview to appear on […]


Airbus warns of bug that could affect A400M engines

Airbus A400M

Airbus on Tuesday warned of a technical bug potentially affecting the engines of its A400M that was discovered during an internal test after one of the military planes crashed in Spain. The company said in a statement it had sent […]


A400M Accident: Update Number 2

A400M Accident: Update Number 2

Following the accident to an Airbus A400M on Saturday 9 May, Airbus Defence and Space technical advisors are providing full assistance to the official committee that is in charge of the investigation. The investigating authority is the Spanish Ministry of […]


 
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