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[Pics] Airbus Defence and Space delivers the first A400M to the Belgian Air Force

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The Belgian Air Force has taken delivery of its first of seven Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to the...

Airbus highlights Future Combat Aircraft System’s low observability and leads New Generation Fighter in Spain

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Initial framework contract positions Airbus at the heart of Spanish programme developments Spanish industry has signed the initial framework contract of the Future Combat Air...

[Belgian Air Component] Inland NH-90 Search And Rescue practice with graduation exercise

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Inland NH-90 Search And Rescue practice with graduation exercise Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Tournai diving site. December 8th, 2020, the well known NH-90 Search...

The Airbus Zephyr, Solar High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) concludes a successful new test flight campaign in Arizona, USA

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Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed a new test flight campaign for its Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) in Arizona, U.S.A. The 2020...

The Republic of Mali orders a second Airbus C295 airlifter

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The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has placed a firm order for an additional Airbus C295 airlifter in the transport configuration....

“Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich” satellite successfully lifted off into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

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The Airbus-built European ocean satellite "Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich" has successfully begun its “Seeing-the-Seas” mission. On 21 November 2020 the satellite lifted off from...

Airbus and Germany submit Eurofighter offer to Switzerland

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Airbus and the Federal Republic of Germany submitted their official offer to the Swiss Federal Office of Armaments armasuisse for the sale of Eurofighter...

Airbus signs contract for 38 Eurofighters with Germany

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Airbus has signed a contract to deliver 38 new Eurofighter aircraft to the German Air Force. This makes Germany the largest ordering nation in...

Airbus adapts business to coronavirus pandemic environment

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This morning, Airbus reported consolidated financial results for the 9 months ended 30 September. Net commercial aircraft orders totalled 300 (9m 2019: 127 aircraft)...

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) selects Airbus and IAI for Maritime Aerial Surveillance with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

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Contract awarded following several successful trials over the past years for Maritime Aerial Surveillance services with RPAS Successful partnership between Airbus Defence and...

[Belgian Air Component] Airbus A400M CT-01 arrival at Melsbroek 15th Wing

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A400M CT01 Arrival at Melsbroek 15th Wing Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Melsbroek Air Base. October 9th 2020, the press was invited for the...

First Airbus C295 aircraft arrives in Canada

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

[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...

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