Thursday, August 25, 2016

A400M demonstrate capability to operate from unprepared runways


Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated the capability of the A400M airlifter to operate from unprepared runways.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Airlander 10 crash lands during second flight


The hybrid airship Airlander 10 has sustained damage on landing during today's flight from Cardington, England.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CS100 complete 30 day service with SWISS

The first Bombardier CS100 commercial jet has completed more than one month in commercial service with launch customer SWISS Airline.
Bombardier CSeries

The aircraft which entered service on July 15 is performing as expected and demonstrating technical reliability according to Bombardier.

Cessna Citation Longitude prepares for first flight

Cessna has completed initial ground engine tests on its new mid-size Citation Longitude, ahead of first flight of the prototype aircraft in the coming weeks.


North Korea test fires sub launched ballistic missile

North Korea has successfully test fired a submarine launched ballistic missile for the first time from its east coast on Wednesday.
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GE and ATEC to develop new engines for US Army Apache and Black Hawk fleets

The U.S. Army has awarded Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, and GE a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army’s fleet of UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-64E Apache helicopters.


Apache crew trainer delivered to South Korea

Boeing has delivered to South Korea the first simulators for training pilots for the Boeing Apache Attack helicopters ordered by the country.

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Civilian C-130J freighter to fly in 2017

The first LM-100J commercial freighter, based on the C-130J Super Hercules military airlifiter continues to make significant progress, reaching major production milestones at the Lockheed Martin's Marietta facility.

Forward fuselage of LM-100J under assembly Lockheed Martin Photo

Boeing to unveil T-X trainer next month

Boeing has offered a sneak peak into its T-X trainer design, ahead of unveiling the aircraft officially next month.


The clean sheet design developed partnering with Swedish Saab, features shoulder mounted anhedral wings and tail plane with side mounted engine air intakes having splitter plate.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Iran unveil indigenous turbojet engine

After successfully reverse engineering the U.S. built Northrop Grumman F-5 fighter, Iran has unveiled cloned turbojet engine of the fighter on Sunday.


Dubbed the "Owj" the engine closely resembles the General Electric J85 turbojet engine that powered the F-5 supplied to the Islamic Republic in the 1960s and 1970s.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Northrop's T-X trainer jet revealed during taxi trials

The first prototype of Northrop Grumman's T-X trainer jet for the U.S. Air Force Advanced Pilot Training competition has been revealed during taxi trials at Mojave, California on Aug 19.

David Kern photo
The low risk, clean sheet design by Northrop's subsidiary Scaled Composite carries heritage of its own T-38 Talon trainer jet, which it is intended to replace.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

USAF contracts for 30 more Reaper drones


U.S. Air Force is acquiring an additional 30 General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper armed drones under a $ 370.9 million contract.

These strike UAVs are USAF's primary unmanned remote ground attack aircraft with secondary surveillance roles and are currently employed extensively in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan to eliminate terrorist targets.

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