African Nation Receives King Air 350ERs Configured for Maritime Patrol

February 18, 2020 @ 06:05 AM

Leonardo has delivered two King Air 350ER Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to the Navy of an unspecified African nation. "Leonardo has revealed that two King Air 350ERs, equipped as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), have gone into service with an African Navy following their delivery by the Company, which acted as prime...

Airbus, Singapore to Develop A330 Automatic Air-to-air Refueling Aircraft

February 12, 2020 @ 09:54 AM

Airbus and Singapore have commenced work on an automatic air-to-air refueling (A3R) A330 MRTT aircraft which will apply for certification by 2021. The A3R system requires no additional equipment on the receiver and is intended to reduce air refuelling operator (ARO) workload, improve safety and optimise the rate of air-to-air refuelling...

Airbus Unveils Blended Wing Aircraft Demonstrator at Singapore Airshow

February 11, 2020 @ 07:55 AM

Airbus unveiled MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator on Tuesday at the Singapore Airshow (February 11-16). At 2 metres long and 3

French Air Force Gets Second KC-130J Aerial Refueler

February 8, 2020 @ 05:36 AM

Lockheed Martin handed over the second of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to the Frances Armée de l'Air on February 4, at the companys Aeronautics facility in Marietta, Georgia. France has received a total of four Super Hercules aircraft — two C-130J-30 combat delivery airlifters and two KC-130J aerial refuelers...

Airbus A320 Production Could Take a Hit as Company Shuts Chinese Facility:...

February 5, 2020 @ 04:51 PM

European Airbus' decision to shut down its facility in China's Tianjin as a precautionary measure to contain 2019-nCoV Coronavirus spread, could affect the production rate of A320 single-aisle jetliners. "China domestic and worldwide travel restrictions are posing some logistical challenges

Coronavirus Not a Deterrent to Chinese Vessels Invading Indonesian EEZ

February 5, 2020 @ 10:12 AM

A Chinese coast guard ship accompanying fishing boats was detected lurking in the Indonesian terrestrial waters even as the battle against the deadly 2019-nCoV coronavirus which originated in China's Wuhan city is far from being over. As of Wednesday morning, over 24,300 cases of coronavirus infection have been reported and 490 deaths confirmed in China alone

UK Royal Air Force to get first P-8A Poseidon Today

February 4, 2020 @ 07:48 PM

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) will receive its first submarine-hunting Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft, named "Pride of Moray," today. "The new submarine-hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft arrived in the UK today at Kinloss (39 Engineer Regiment) in Scotland

US Coast Guard Takes Delivery of First HC-130J Plane With Block 8.1...

February 4, 2020 @ 07:09 PM

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Block 8.1 upgrade HC-130J to the US Coast Guard which "Lockheed Martin representatives joined U

Chinese Arms Manufacturers Halt Work over Coronavirus Fright

February 4, 2020 @ 06:11 AM

Major Chinese arms manufacturers, including those working on the third aircraft carrier and the J-15 fighter jets have stopped work indefinitely owing to fears of spreading the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Wuhan city, Hubei Province where the coronavirus reportedly originated, is home to many Chinese weapons and equipment design and manufacturing institutes, such as the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co Ltd, which builds submarines, the Naval University of Engineering, which is developing advanced naval technologies like the electromagnetic catapult, railgun, full electric propulsion, and submarine-related technologies, state-owned Global Times reported

Chinese PLA Commissions 3-seat Gyroplane for Border Patrol in Tibet region

February 3, 2020 @ 06:08 AM

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently commissioned its 3-seater gyroplane is expected to be deployed as a patrol vehicle along China's southwestern Tibet region mainly bordering India and Nepal, state media reported. The new Lieying gyroplane, ‘Falcon is equipped with three seats instead of two in earlier models and has a more powerful engine with 135 horsepower and a rotor blade measuring 8

Leonardo Delivers First 2 C-27J Transport to Kenya Air Force

January 31, 2020 @ 07:58 AM

Leonardo delivered the first two C-27J military transport aircraft at a ceremony in Nairobi on Thursday. The handover ceremony was presided over by the Kenyan President, Leonardo posted on its Twitter account

Russia to Swap Western Avionics in MC-21 Airliner with Locally-made Ones

January 24, 2020 @ 08:23 AM

Russia has planned to replace MC-21 twin-jet airliner's avionics manufactured by America's Honeywell and Rockwell Collins, and France's Thales with indigenous airborne avionics before 2023. A draft tender was issued to look for potential Russian manufacturers