Wednesday, October 26, 2016

South Korea receives Taurus cruise missiles

South Korean Air Force received its first batch of Taurus KEPD 350K air-launched standoff cruise missiles to arms its Boeing F-15K Strike fighters.

SWISS orders another 777-300ER

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) confirmed a new order for one Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) widebody jetliner, that will replace another Airbus A340-300 in its fleet.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sikorsky CH-53K completes intial operational testing

The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps to verify the key capabilities of the heavy lift helicopter.

The week-long operational assessment by Marine Corps pilots, aircrew and maintainers marked an important step in support of a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Milestone C decision early next year.

French Surveillance plane crashes in Malta

A surveillance configured Fairchild SA227 Metroliner twin prop aircraft operated by Luxemberg based CAE Aviation crashed shortly after taking off from the Malta International Airport.

Airbus-DCNS to develop new naval drone for France

French ship builder DCNS and Airbus Helicopter will design a tactical naval Unmanned Helicopter for France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Système de Drones Aériens de la Marine - SDAM) program.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Scorpion jet complete first weapon trials

The Scorpion twin jet has completed its first weapon firing exercises from the White Sands Missile Range, Textron Airland announced.

Operating from USAF's Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) in New Mexico, the exercise demonstrated the Scorpion’s close air support mission capability through the successful deployment of three widely used weapon systems.

Russia commence flight testing of improved Mi-28 attack helicopter

Russian Helicopters commenced flight testing of the improved Mi-28N Night Hunter combat helicopter on October 12, from its plant in Moscow.

The maiden test flight comes after the helicopter achieved first hover flight on September 9.

India-Russia ink Ka-226 local production agreement

Russia and India signed an agreement to jointly produce the Ka-226T light multirole helicopter in India.

The agreement was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev and the head of Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaikin with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman and Managing Director Suvarna Raju.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Spirit becomes first U.S. Airliner to operate A320neo

Florida based Spirit Airline became the first U.S. Airline to take the improved Airbus A320neo single aisle passenger jet.

Headquartered in Miramar, the airline took delivery of the very first of 50 A320neo Family aircraft the low-cost carrier has ordered, on Tuesday.

US approve additional Hellfire armed Cessna Combat Caravans for Iraq

U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of armed Cessna AC-208 turboprop light attack aircraft to Iraq.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Spain receive first Airbus H215 heavy rotorcraft

Spanish Air Force received its first Airbus Helicopters H215 heavy helicopter on October 3 from Airbus plant in Albacete.

C-295W demonstrate aerial refueling capability

Airbus C295W tactical military transport plane successfully demonstrated its aerial refueling capability on September 29 over Spain.

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