Thursday, September 29, 2016

MRJ arrives in U.S. for flight testing

The first Flight Test Aircraft (FTA-1) of  MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet) has completed its ferry flight to United States, after two failed attempts.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A330neo enters final assembly

Airbus has commenced final assembly of its first A330neo, an A330-900, at its Final Assembly Line in Toulouse with the joining of the wings to the centre fuselage at station 40.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

First Japanese F-35A rolled out

The first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II was rolled out from the Lockheed Martin's production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 23.

Beale AFB resume U-2 flights

Upgraded Indian Mirage 2000 fire MICA missile

An upgraded Indian Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter successfully test fired a MBDA MICA air to air missile for the first time.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bell unveil new V-247 tiltrotor design

Bell helicopters unveiled a new unmanned tiltrotor design named the V-247 Vigilant, the third tiltrotor design from the company.

The V-247 unmanned aerial system (UAS) will combine the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft is mainly intended to meet a US Marine Corps requirement.

First Indian Rafale to arrive by 2019

India and France signed a long pending contract to acquire 36 Rafale fighters by India, ending a four year old negotiations between the two sides.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

737 MAX begin route proving trials

Boeing has commenced route proving trails of its new 737 MAX single aisle passenger jet ahead of maiden delivery next year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

USAF U-2 crashes during training flight

A U-2S high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by U.S. Air Force has crashed in a unpopulated area in Sutter County, California.

USAF's next generation bomber named B-21 Raider

U.S. Air Force's next generation bomber has been officially named the B-21 Raider, revealed during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference on Sept. 19.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Navy Growler flies on 100 percent Biofuel

U.S. Navy photo by Adam Skoczylas

A U.S. Navy Boeing EA-18G electronic attack aircraft completed a 100 percent biofuel powered flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland in September.

Limited F-35A fighters precautionarily grounded

U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin has precautionarily suspended flight operations of 15 newly delivered F-35A stealth fighters following a manufacturing quality issue.

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