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Republic of Mali Orders Airbus C295 Transport Plane

December 3, 2020 @ 07:48 AM

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has placed a firm order for an additional Airbus C295 airlifter in the transport configuration. This second aircraft, to be delivered in 2021, will supplement the first C295 already in operation since December 2016 which has already accumulated 1,770 flight hours and...

Boeing to Support Canadian C-17 Transport Planes

December 2, 2020 @ 05:44 AM

Boeing will support Canadas C-17 transport planes for $275 million. The U

Lockheed Wins $1.4B C-130J Support Contract

December 1, 2020 @ 06:24 AM

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Israeli Air Force Trainer Aircraft Crashes: Pilot, Instructor Killed

November 24, 2020 @ 04:43 PM

An Israeli Air Force (IAF) light aircraft crashed today killing a trainee pilot and instructor. Following the incident, all training flights have been suspended

China's Y-20 Military Transport Aircraft Flown with Indigenous WS-20 engine

November 23, 2020 @ 08:20 AM

China has flown its Y-20 military transport aircraft with an indigenously made WS-20 engine replacing a Russian origin D-30 powerplant. The development has not been confirmed by the authorities

Lockheed Martin To Build New Training Center For Binational French, German C-130J...

November 21, 2020 @ 08:42 AM

French and German C-130J Super Hercules aircrews and maintainers will train in a facility located in France, built and equipped by Lockheed Martin for the countries binational C-130J Super Hercules Squadron. The company will provide training devices, the learning management system, courseware and options for five years of training services under the terms of a new direct commercial sale (DCS) contract, allowing for in-country learning

Dassault to Make Falcon 2000LXS in India for Use as French AF's...

November 19, 2020 @ 06:22 PM

The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, today announced the upcoming notification of the contract for an initial order for seven “Albatros” Maritime Surveillance and Intervention Aircraft (AVSIMAR) aircraft. The “Albatros” is the next generation Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) of the French Air Force with some features in common with the Boeing P8 and could be a competitor to it in future

China’s Y-20 Tanker Variant Refuels J-20 Jet Mid-Air

November 18, 2020 @ 04:52 AM

The new tanker variant of Chinas Y-20 transport plane reportedly conducted aerial refueling of a J-20 stealth jet, which could extend its range to over 8000km and combat radius to 3000km. An unauthorized photograph circulating on social media shows the Y-20 dragging a refueling hose in the air, with a J-20 approaching from the rear in a move that looks similar to aerial refueling

Hungary signs Contract to Acquire Two Embraer KC-390 Airlifters

November 17, 2020 @ 05:54 PM

Hungary and Embraer signed today a contract for the acquisition of two multi-mission transport aircraft Embraer C-390 Millennium, in its air-to-air refueling (AAR) configuration, designated KC-390. Additionally, pilots and technicians training as well as other services and support are included in the contract as part of the process to strengthen the Hungarian Defence Forces capabilities specifically on the tactical airlift, AAR and medical evacuation roles as well as in other missions of public interest

All-new Russian Il-76MD-90A Military Transport Aircraft Completes Final Assembly

November 11, 2020 @ 08:27 AM

The Russian heavy-lift Il-76MD-90A military transport plane, the all-new version of the popular IL-76, has completed final assembly and is scheduled to commence ground and flight tests soon. The installation of new PS-90A-76 engines, a modified wing and a reinforced landing gear significantly expand the operational capabilities of the aircraft

Kenya Air Force Receives Third C-27J Transport Plane

November 3, 2020 @ 04:36 PM

Kenya Air Force has received all three ordered C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft. The final aircraft resumed test flights in Italy in May and arrived in Kenya at the beginning of October, where it was handed over in an official ceremony on 2 October

Boeing to Manufacture 2 Additional KC-46A Aircraft for Japan for $342M

October 30, 2020 @ 05:34 AM

Boeing has been awarded a $342 million contract to manufacture two KC-46A aircraft for Japan. “The Boeing Co

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