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...

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...

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

Saab to Supply Water-bombing Aircraft to Sweden

April 3, 2020 @ 08:20 AM

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency has awarded Saab a contract to provide two AT-802F water-bombing aircraft to put out raging forest fires. “The order is for the capability to fight fires with two firefighting aircraft, from 1 April to 30 September, through to 2023

Boeing Preparing KC-46 Aerial Tanker for Autonomous Refueling

April 3, 2020 @ 07:37 AM

Boeing and the US Air Force are preparing to upgrade the KC-46 Pegasus tanker for autonomous refueling capability. “The Air Force and Boeing will make the KC-46 synonymous with aerial refueling excellence

US Navy Orders 3 More Boeing MQ-25 Stingray Aerial Refueling Drones

April 3, 2020 @ 06:29 AM

The US Navy has placed an order for three additional MQ-25 Stingray aerial refueling drones from Boeing. “The US Navy has awarded Boeing a contract modification for three additional MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft Boeing is manufacturing to seven,” Boeing announced Thursday

Boeing to Manufacture 18 P-8A Poseidon Jets for S Korea, New ...

March 31, 2020 @ 05:41 AM

Boeing has received a $1.5 billion production contract for 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft including 8 for the US Navy, six for the South Korean Navy and four for the Royal New Zealand Air Force

USAF to Lease KAI T-50As Ahead of Training With T-7As

March 27, 2020 @ 06:55 AM

The United States Air Force is planning to lease T-50A trainers made by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin to teach pilots "tactical fighter skills," ahead of beginning training in their new T-7A Red Hawks. The USAF will lease between four to eight T-50A trainers, even as the jet lost the T-X contest to the T-7A, built by Boeing and Saab, in September 2018