Mali becomes latest customer for C295W

Airbus Defence and Space has secured its first order in 2016 for the market-leading C295W transport and mission aircraft. Mali becomes the 23rd nation to order the C295 with an order for one winglet-equipped C295W model, now the standard version, in transport configuration for the Mali Air Force. Delivery is due in the second half … Read more

Embraer Phenom 100 selected to train armed forces aircrew in the United Kingdom

The Embraer Phenom 100 business jet was selected to provide multi-engine pilot training to armed forces aircrew in the United Kingdom. The contract with Affinity Flight Training Services will provide five aircraft to the U.K Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System, (UKMFTS) program. The contract includes support services and an option for additional follow … Read more

Russian Helicopters delivers 151 helicopters to India

Russian Helicopters delivered the final batch of helicopters to India under a previously signed agreement. India received 151 Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters produced by JSC Kazan Helicopters through Rosoboronexport. “India is one of the key markets for Russian helicopter building industry and the largest operator of Russian-made helicopters in the South-East Asia. Today, this country … Read more

Boeing to provide C-17 training to NATO

The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing’s C-17 International Training Centre in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to this … Read more

Airbus Defence and Space and Provincial Aerospace announce creation of AirPro SAR Services

Today, following the submission of their proposal for Canada’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) replacement program; Airbus Defence and Space and Provincial Aerospace formally announced the establishment of AirPro SAR Services (AirPro). AirPro is a joint venture that, upon contract award, will be the Canadian in-service support integrator of the FWSAR C295W fleet for … Read more

Russian Helicopters offers Iran Mi-171, Mi-171E, Ka-32A11BC and Ka-226T helicopters

Russian Helicopters held discussions with representatives of Iranian state agencies and private companies to discuss prospects for the delivery of Mi-8/17, Ka-32A11BC, and Ka-226T helicopters. The company met with the Iran Aviation Industries Organisation (IAIO), the state body that is responsible for Iran’s aviation industry. IAIO is responsible for directing five aviation companies (SAHA, HESA, … Read more

U.S. Air Force receives two additional Super Hercules

U.S. Air Force crews recently ferried two additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the Lockheed Martin factory. These aircraft are a C-130J-30 Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, and an HC-130J Combat King II assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.  Maj. Gen. Rowayne A. “Wayne” Schatz, Jr., vice commander, Air … Read more

AN−178s for the Royal Saudi Air Force

On December 17, 2015, Antonov and Taqnia Aeronautics, from Saudi Arabia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the delivery of 30 multipurpose AN−178 aircraft to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). Retired Major General Ali Mohammed Al−Ghamdi, President of Taqnia Aeronautics, said:  “Signing this Memorandum is the next significant step in the development of our cooperation. … Read more