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Royal Thai Air Force joins H135 military training operators and orders 6 additional Airbus H135 helicopters

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New order of six H135s will increase its Airbus fleet to 18 helicopters Airbus Helicopters has signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters...

Bell Boeing delivers first V-22 Osprey for U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers

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Latest V-22 variant will replace C-2A Greyhound fleet Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, delivered the first CMV-22B Osprey, which is the...

Four Airbus H160 helicopters for the French Navy’s search and rescue missions

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The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between...

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...

Poland signs contract to acquire 32 F-35A fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

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After Belgium, Lockheed Martin registers a new purchase contract in Europe for its F-35 fighter jets with Poland. In today’s signing ceremony, Polish Defence Minister...

Eurowings trains the Special Air Mission Wing of the Federal Ministry of Defence on the Airbus A320

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Getting passengers safely, punctually and reliably to their destination is key for any flight operation. This is also true for travelling government representatives –...

Ghana Air Force CASA 295 overruns the apron during routine engine run

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On 22 January, a Ghana Air Force CASA 295 (GHF552) overran the apron at the Accra Air Force Base. The incident occurred during a...

UK Military Flight Training System orders four more Airbus H145 helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters in the UK is to provide four additional H145 helicopters as part of an expansion of the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS). The...

Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey successfully completes first flight

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New U.S. Navy variant demonstrates tiltrotor capability The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo...

Boeing and U.S. Navy complete first F/A-18 Super Hornet IRST Block II flight

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IRST Block II provides F/A-18 aircrew with improved optics and processing power Sensor enhances collection, use of real-time data for F/A-18 pilots For the...

South African Air Force C-130 crashes during landing at Goma Airport, DRC

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On 9 January, a South African Air Force C-130 (403) crashed during landing at Goma Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The military aircraft carried...

52 Air Force F-35A aircraft from the 388th and 428th Fighter Wings symbolically form up in an “elephant walk” exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, U.S.

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On 6 January, the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings of the United States Air Force conducted an F-35A Combat Power Exercise...

Eight people including Taiwan’s top military official die in Black Hawk helicopter crash

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On 2 January, a Black Hawk helicopter of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force crashed in a forest in the mountainous terrain near...

Landing gear of Peruvian C-130 collapses during landing at Santiago de Chili

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An incident was registered late Saturday at Santiago Airport when the nose gear of a C-130 Hercules plane of the Peruvian Air Force collapsed...

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...

[WWII Commemorations] “75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge” in Bastogne area (Belgium)

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Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Saint-Hubert. This Friday, December 13th and this weekend December 14th and 15th, the operation Piper Cub...

Bell Boeing delivers first modified Osprey to U.S. Marine Corps for improved fleet readiness

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Upgrade reduces configuration types to streamline maintenance and repairs Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, have delivered the first modified MV-22 Osprey...

Airbus delivers first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ search and rescue service ahead of schedule

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Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) search and rescue service to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment,...

Chilean Air Force Hercules C-130 with 38 passengers on board goes missing

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On 10 December, the Chilean Air Force issued a press release informing that radar contact was lost with one of their Hercules C-130. The...