RUAG takes new order for 2 Dornier 228 aircraft

RUAG Aviation has secured a new agreement for the sale of 2 new production Dornier 228 aircraft. The versatile aircraft will serve island communities in passenger and cargo operations, providing a reliable and cost-effective link to the mainland. The agreement was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow on 13 July 2016. This latest order for … Read more

Airbus Defence and Space welcomes signing of contract for A330 MRTT

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence has today notified Parliament of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Luxembourg to proceed with the acquisition of a pooled fleet of Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) aircraft. The signing of a contract paving the way for the delivery of two aircraft with options for … Read more

Australian Defence Force PC-21 Completes First Flight

Pilatus Aircraft announced that the first of 49 PC-21 aircraft destined for the Australian Defence Force has successfully completed its initial production test flight at the factory in Stans, Switzerland. The flight took place only seven months after contract signature. Under a contract signed in December 2015 aimed at harmonising Australian Defence Force flight training … Read more

AirTanker takes delivery of its fourteenth and final A330-200

AirTanker has taken delivery of its fourteenth and final A330-200 aircraft in the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft programme. The final aircraft touched down at RAF Brize Norton following its final sunny departure from the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Getafe, Spain. Known locally as FSTA14, this aircraft completes the fleet of nine core and … Read more

Royal Thai Air Force Takes Delivery of Sukhoi Business Jet

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft held a roll-out ceremony of two Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ) aircraft built for Royal Thai Air Force. The aircraft will be providing VIP transportation services for Thai top officials and government leaders as well as to the High Command of Thailand. The two SBJs are the company’s first business jets acquired by an overseas … Read more

Airbus A400M qualifies paratrooping capabilities

Airbus Defence and Space is conducting intensive paratrooping trials of the A400M new generation airlifter. The photo shows 30 paratroopers being dropped at the Tarbes drop zone in southern France and certification of this capability is expected imminently. Continuing trials will move stepwise to 40 paratroopers and beyond as the capability is demonstrated in flight-test. … Read more

Cessna bolsters Grand Caravan EX versatility with hard point provisions

Cessna Aircraft Company today announced it has recently received certification for and is now offering hard point provisions for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX. These hard points expand the aircraft’s versatility by allowing operators additional mission capabilities such as extended range with additional fuel tanks, increased cargo space, agricultural operations and the ability to configure the aircraft … Read more