Chinese AG600M Amphibious Aircraft Signs Six Purchase Agreements with Local Companies

September 28, 2022 @ 04:46 PM

The Chinese "Kunlong" AG600M Amphibious Aerial firefighting aircraft obtained Six Purchase agreements following the completion of a 12-ton water drop test. The aircraft filled with 12 tons of water took off from the Zhanghe Airport runway

U.S. Advanced Air Mobility Center for eVTOL Development Breaks Ground

September 2, 2022 @ 06:00 AM

The Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence (NAAMCE) which will support the development of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, in Springfield, Ohio. In an official release issued today, the Air Force said the groundbreaking ceremony took place on...

Philippines to Cancel Procurement of 16 Mi-17 Helicopters from Russia

August 11, 2022 @ 03:50 AM

The Philippines Department of National Defense (ONO) is formalizing the termination of a contract with SOVTECHNOEXPORT LLC of the Russian Federation for the procurement of 16 units of Mi-17 heavy-lift helicopters for the Philippine Air Force."We have reconstituted the ONO Contract Termination and Review Committee (CTRC) that will undertake the...

Malaysia Receives First CN-235 Transporter Converted into Maritime Patrol Aircraft by U.S....

August 6, 2022 @ 10:27 AM

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has taken delivery of first of three CN-235 military transport aircraft converted to a maritime patrol platform by the U.S

Dirgantara Indonesia Signs $150M Contract to Service Indonesian C-130 Aircraft

August 5, 2022 @ 01:11 PM

Indonesias state-owned PT Dirgantara Indonesia has signed a deal worth $150 million with Unity Accipiter Corporation (UAC), a subsidiary of California-based Unity Resources Group to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support to the C-130 Hercules aircraft of the Indonesian Air Force. Dirgantara will ensure the readiness of C-130 planes in...

Boeing to Support Italy’s KC-467A Tanker

August 4, 2022 @ 06:48 AM

Boeing has signed a contract to continue providing full Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support to the Italian Air Force (ItAF) four KC-767A tankers through December 2025. The contract was awarded to the company by the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA)

China's AVIC Delivers Two MA600 Passenger Aircraft to Malawi

July 27, 2022 @ 11:20 AM

The Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC) delivered two MA600 ‘Xinzhou turboprop passenger aircraft to the African country of Malawi on July 18. Taking off from Kunming Changshui International Airport, the aircraft flew more than 10,000km and landed in Malawi after flying through 13 countries

Airbus A400M Tested with Removable Fire-Fighting Kit

July 27, 2022 @ 06:32 AM

Airbus has tested a removable firefighting demonstrator kit on the A400M new generation airlifter during a flight test campaign in Spain. The test campaign took place in daylight conditions with a minimum operating height of 150ft, flight speeds as low as 125 knots and drops involving up to 20 tons of water from the current tank in less than 10 seconds

Textron Aviation Unveils Cessna Citation Longitude-Based Maritime Patrol Aircraft

July 24, 2022 @ 04:04 PM

Textron Aviation has unveiled a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) variant of its Cessna Citation Longitude Aircraft.Textron Aviation has developed and has certified factory provisions for various mission equipment supporting maritime patrol and surveillance missions, according to a press release quoting Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation

Israel Aerospace to Provide Special Mission Aircraft to a NATO Member Country...

July 22, 2022 @ 07:17 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said it signed a contract valued at over $200 million to provide Special Mission Aircraft to a country in Europe, which is a NATO member country. The Special Mission Aircraft will be developed by IAIs Group and subsidiary ELTA Systems

First Kiwi P-8A Poseidon Rolls Out of Paint Shop

July 22, 2022 @ 05:52 AM

Boeing today debuted the first P-8A Poseidon aircraft built for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). New Zealand is one of eight nations to have acquired the P-8 as their new multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft