Boeing Wins $2.8 Billion US Air Force KC-46 Tanker Aircraft Contract

August 19, 2016 @ 08:50 AM

Boeing has been awarded a $2.8 billion contract for the acquisition of low-rate initial production (LRIP) of KC-46 tanker aircraft Lots 1 and 2 for the US Air Force

Netherlands, Luxembourg To Buy 2 Airbus A330 Tanker Transport Aircraft

July 28, 2016 @ 03:38 PM

The Netherlands is ready to purchase two Airbus tanker transport aircraft with Luxembourg. The aircraft will be NATO property and will be stationed at Eindhoven airbase in the Netherlands for pooling and sharing

Boeing Anticipates Production Approval For KC-46 Tanker Following Milestone C Testing

July 23, 2016 @ 02:54 PM

Boeing has completed all necessary Milestone C testing to receive customer approval to enter production for the KC-46 tanker. The airborne tanker recently refuelled F-16, A-10 and C-17 aircraft to signal the end of Milestone C testing, a Boeing statement said

Boeing Completes Flight Tests Of KC-46 Pegasus Tanker

July 19, 2016 @ 02:01 PM

The KC-46 Pegasus program completed all flight tests required for the Milestone C production decision July 15 by offloading 1,500 pounds of fuel to an A-10 Thunderbolt II. The Milestone C decision to begin Low-Rate Initial Production is expected in August

Airbus Begins Replacement Process Of Defective A400M Engine Parts

July 18, 2016 @ 02:56 PM

Airbus is starting repair process of defective parts of the A400M engines that caused the latest problems in the military airlifter assembled in Seville. The A400M will be updated with a new Propeller Gear Box (PGB) which has already been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), according to El...

Embraer KC-390 Tanker Demos Cobham Aerial Refuelling System

July 12, 2016 @ 11:38 AM

Embraer Defence and Security has achieved a significant milestone in the KC-390 Tactical Military Tanker and Transport Aircraft program by demonstrating the Cobham aerial refuelling systems installed in KC-390's prototype 001. Configured as a tanker for the first time, a KC-390 test aircraft fitted with Cobham 912E wing mounted pods completed a series of successful flight trials during May 2016

Indra To Provide Full Flight Simulator For Airbus A330 Tanker Training

June 22, 2016 @ 11:18 AM

Airbus Defence and Space has placed an order for the development and provision of a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to support the training of crews on the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport. The contract, signed with Indra of Spain, covers the installation at the Airbus Defence and Space International Training Centre in Seville of a Level D FFS, which is certified to qualify pilots on the A330 MRTT with zero flight time in the real aircraft

Boeing Tests Fourth KC-46 Pegasus Test Aircraft

April 27, 2016 @ 08:55 AM

Boeing has successfully flight tested the fourth and final test aircraft, a 767-2C of KC-46 Pegasus fleet on April 25th. During the 1 hour, 40 minute flight, test pilots performed operational engine checks, flight controls and environmental systems checks and took the 767-2C to a maximum altitude of 39,000 feet prior to landing at Boeing Field, south of Seattle

Boeing’s Second KC-46A Tanker Aircraft Completes First Flight

March 5, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Boeings second KC-46A tanker aircraft completed its first flight Friday. The aircraft took off from Paine Field and landed later at Boeing Field in Seattle

Boeing, USAF Completes First Refueling Flight Of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft

January 27, 2016 @ 07:57 AM

Boeing and US Air Force aircrews successfully completed the KC-46A tankers first refueling flight on January 24. Following takeoff from Boeing Field in Seattle, the KC-46A flight test team completed a series of checkpoints before smoothly offloading 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 fighter aircraft flying at 20,000 feet

Indian Air Force Stresses Decision On A-330 Refuelling Tanker Acquisition

January 25, 2016 @ 12:34 PM

Indian Air Force has stressed for a decision from Defense Ministry over the $2 billion acquisition of six Airbus 330 Mid Air Refuelling Aircraft or tankers. The IAF wants the A-330 MRTT deal to be inked at the earliest to boost strategic reach of its fighters and bombers

Italy Transfers Authority Of 31 Military Air Transport Aircraft To EATC

January 14, 2016 @ 08:26 AM

The European Air Transport Command (EATC) has integrated 31 fixed wing air transport aircraft from Italian Air Force, the command centre announced Tuesday. EATC based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will now have operational control over these transferred Italian transport and tanker assets, including four Boeing KC 767A, twenty Lockheed C-130 J Hercules II and seven Alenia C-27 J Spartan