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[Belgian Air Force][Pictures & Report] Laying of foundation stone for new Airbus A400M hangar by Minister of Defence Philippe Goffin

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Laying of the foundation stone for new Airbus A400M hangar by Minister of Defence Philippe Goffin Text and pictures by Martin Gillet & Benoît Denet On...

Airbus transforms A330s into Multi Role Tanker Transports through an optimised conversion process

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Having earned its reputation as the new-generation aerial tanker of choice for military services worldwide, Airbus’ A330 Multi Role Tanker Transports (MRTTs) are now...

Airbus military aircraft perform life-saving medevac missions during the COVID-19 pandemic

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With the number of coronavirus patients mounting around the world, Airbus-built military transport aircraft are increasingly used for civil medical evacuation (medevac) duties in...

Airbus achieves world’s first fully automatic refuelling contacts

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Airbus has achieved the first-ever fully automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) operation with a boom system. The flight test campaign, conducted earlier in the year...

Japan Coast Guard orders two more Airbus H225 helicopters

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Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings JCG’s Super...

Dassault sells its 96.85% shareholding in SABCA to Sabena Aerospace and SFPI/FPIM

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Dassault Belgique Aviation SA (“DBA”), Sabena Aerospace SA (“Sabena”) and Société Fédérale de Participations et Investissements – Federale Participatie- en Investeringsmaatschappij SA/NV (“SFPI/FPIM”) announce...

Air-to-air refuelling broadens the Airbus C295 tactical airlifter’s operational versatility

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The new capability for Airbus’ C295 to serve as an aerial tanker brings additional flexibility for this tactical airlifter, further increasing its already-proven versatility...

Irish Department of Defence orders two Airbus C295 aircraft

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Ireland’s Department of Defence has announced the acquisition of two Airbus C295 medium airlifters in a maritime surveillance configuration. With this new order, the Irish...

Czech Air Force orders two additional Airbus C295 aircraft

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The Czech Air Force has signed a contract for the acquisition of two additional Airbus C295 medium airlifters. The aircraft, equipped with winglets and...

First Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus C295 makes maiden flight

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The first Airbus C295, purchased by the Government of Canada for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement...

[Paris Airshow] “Meet & Greet with Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Crew”

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Authors and Photo Credits Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet  A look back at the Paris Airshow held on June 2019. We had the opportunity to 'Meet &...

Lockheed Martin and Airbus reaffirm tanker partnership at 2019 Paris Air Show

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With an agreement in place to explore U.S. military tanking opportunities, Airbus and Lockheed Martin senior executive leaders met for some "tanker talk" during...

Airbus welcomes Franco-German decision to get Spain as partner in Future Combat Air System programme

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At the 2019 Paris Air Show, the Governments of France and Germany officially welcomed Spain as a partner nation in the sixth-generation Future Combat...

Dassault Aviation and Airbus achieve next decisive milestone for Future Combat Air System programme – Industrial agreement, offers delivered to France and Germany

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Industrial agreement on demonstrator programmes covers core elements of a Future Combat Air System: a New Generation Fighter, Remote Carriers and an Air...

[Pictures] Seville Airbus A400M assembly plant visit featuring cn104 (Luxembourg Air Component)

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Authors Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet Last Tuesday, April 29th 2019, the final assembly of the first Belgian-Luxembourg A400M started at the AIRBUS assembly plant...

[Pictures] Seville Airbus A400M assembly plant visit featuring cn106 (Belgian Air Component)

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Authors Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet Update on the A400M for the Belgian Air Force Programme In parallel to the onsite visit with the Luxembourg delegate...

Kazakhstan Border Service places order for Airbus C295

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The Border Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft.  Through this new agreement, which includes...

Airbus delivers first upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter to Spanish Air Force

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Airbus has delivered the first upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter to the Spanish Air Force. The upgrade was carried out at Airbus facilities in Getafe...

Republic of Korea Air Force receives first Airbus A330 MRTT

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The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. The new-generation A330 MRTT...

Ivory Coast joins the family of Airbus C295 operators

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The Ministry of Defence of Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft. The aircraft, in transport configuration, will enhance...