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...

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

Embraer, BAE Systems Sign MoU to Develop Defence Variant of Eve’s eVTOL...

July 20, 2022 @ 05:36 AM

Embraer and BAE Systems agreed to jointly develop a defence variant of Eves electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle. At the Farnborough Airshow, two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed between the two companies

Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik Expand Partnership to Support German P-8A Poseidon...

July 5, 2022 @ 02:59 PM

Boeing, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik signed a three-party agreement today to support Germanys new P-8A Poseidon fleet. With the new agreement, Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik will be the team responsible for executing the P-8A sustainment program in Germany

Sweden Orders Two GlobalEye AEW&C Aircraft from Saab for $710M

July 4, 2022 @ 11:19 AM

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) awarded Saab nearly$710 million (SEK 7.3 billion) for two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft

Textron Aviation Delivers Special Mission Cessna Citation Aircraft to Japan

July 2, 2022 @ 10:21 AM

Textron Aviation handed over special mission Cessna Citation Longitude jet fitted with flight inspection calibration equipment to be operated by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) on June 30. The aircraft will conduct flight validation and flight inspection operations to ensure the integrity of the airways that constitute the national airspace of Japan

China Could Develop Fixed-Wing Transport Plane for Third Aircraft Carrier

June 30, 2022 @ 06:55 AM

China could develop a transport plane based on the KJ-600 for its third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, featuring electromagnetic catapults. The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Naval Aviation University recently organized a series of training sessions under realistic combat scenarios with Y-7 transport aircraft at an airfield in North China recently, China National Radio reported on Wednesday

Korea Aerospace Ventures into Urban Air Mobility Aircraft

June 28, 2022 @ 09:59 AM

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) aims to develop an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) aircraft that will reportedly be 25-40% smaller than standard-size aircraft by 2024. KAI said it will later develop a full-scale UAM aircraft that can be used as a standardized model for the air taxi business in Korea amid the governments push to commercialize air taxis by 2025