USMC Reserve Squadron Receive First Lockheed KC-130J Super Hercules

May 30, 2020 @ 05:36 AM

Lockheed Martin said it has delivered the first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 (VMGR-452), the Marine Forces Reserve squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York. US Marine Corps crew ferried the aircraft from Lockheed Martins facility in Marietta, Ga

Russia's IL-76MD-90A Plane Clears Leak Test

May 28, 2020 @ 11:24 AM

Russia's Aviastar-SP Ulyanovsk plant has completed leak test of Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft. "The company's specialists performed a test of a new transporter with air under a certain pressure according to the sequence and set time,” production manager Vyacheslav Loginov said

Airbus A400M Transport Plane Certified for Automatic Low Level Flight

May 26, 2020 @ 12:57 PM

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability. “Inherent to the fighter aircraft world, and as a unique capability for a military transport aircraft, the Automatic Low Level Flights improves the A400Ms terrain masking and survivability, making the aircraft less detectable in hostile...

Saab Received $158M Order for Erieye AEW&C

May 18, 2020 @ 09:17 AM

Saab has signed a contract and received an order for the Airborne Early Warning and Control solution Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C. The order value is 1

Leonardo’s M-345 Trainer Receives Initial Certification as per New European Standard

May 8, 2020 @ 12:08 PM

Leonardo today announced that the DAAA (Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness), the Italian MoDs Certification Authority, has issued the "Initial Certification" for Leonardo's new M-345 training aircraft. The Initial Certification of the M-345 marks the first case of enforcement of the new AER (EP) P 21 rule for a fixed-wing...

Croatian Air Force Trainer Plane Crashes, Two Dead

May 7, 2020 @ 05:55 PM

Croatian Air Forces twin seater training aircraft crashed in the southwest of the country today, killing both pilots. The defence ministry said in a statement that Zlin 424L, tail number “403” crashed near Zadar AF base at around 4 p

Boeing Terminates Joint Venture Agreement with Embraer

April 25, 2020 @ 01:21 PM

Boeing announced today that it has terminated its Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) with Embraer, under which the two companies sought to establish a strategic partnership. Under the MTA, April 24, 2020, was the initial termination date, subject to extension by either party if certain conditions were met

First Cessna Citation Latitudes Configured for Flight Inspection Delivered to Japan

April 24, 2020 @ 01:41 AM

Kanematsu Corporation has taken the delivery of the first two flight inspection-configured Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft to be operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). "Textron Aviation Inc

South African C-130 Hercules Suffers Nose Wheel Collapse

April 22, 2020 @ 05:41 AM

A South Africa Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules preparing to take-off from AFB Waterkloof for a test flight on Tuesday morning reportedly suffered a nose wheel collapse. State-owned Denel is preparing the upgraded C-130BZ Hercules ‘405 for it to join back the service and conducted a test flight on the morning of April 21

Piaggio Aerospace Sale: Bid Submission Deadline Extended till May 29

April 21, 2020 @ 05:14 PM

The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest to purchase the business of Piaggio Aero Industries and Piaggio Aviation, the two companies under administration operating under the Piaggio Aerospace brand, has been further extended to the 29th of May. The ongoing international epidemiological emergency from COVID-19 and the consequent additional containment measures adopted by numerous governments have in fact convinced the Extraordinary Commissioner Vincenzo Nicastro to postpone the time limit for the submission of the necessary documentation by approximately one month, "so as to allow the widest possible participation in the sales procedure," Mr

Antonov Details AN-178 Aircraft Manufacture for Peru Under ‘Quarantine’

April 15, 2020 @ 05:22 PM

Antonov Company has completed key pre-production work on the AN-178 aircraft under a contract with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Peru. “Due to the quarantine conditions we keep operation of separate production sites to continue an assembly of the aircraft according to the international contract

USAF Reserve Takes Delivery of First Lockheed HC-130J

April 4, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

The US Air Force Reserve recieved their first HC-130J Combat King II on April 2. "The 39th Rescue Squadron took possession of their first, brand new HC-130J Combat King II aircraft on April 2