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September 18, 2014
Upgraded Brazilian Army helo passes evaluation
Marignane, France (UPI) Sep 16, 2014
Modernization of Brazilian Army's AS365 K Panther helicopters is to continue following the first aircraft passing technical-operational evaluation. Airbus Helicopters said the first Panther upgraded by its Brazilian subsidiary Helibras demonstrated 98 percent availability in the evaluation phase. The phase included performance of about 150 different missions and hundreds of flight hours. "These test flights allowed the Brazilian Army to prove the operational gains of the K2 helic ... read more

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Flight MH17 hit by numerous 'high energy objects'
A Malaysian passenger jet which blew up over rebel-held east Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board was hit by numerous "high-energy objects", according to a report Tuesday which appears to back up claims it was downed by a missile. ... more
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Singapore has full fleet of Alenia Aermacchi trainer planes
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Aircraft emissions to be regulated by EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue a finding of endangerment for greenhouse gas emissions from commercial aircraft. ... more
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New phase of MH370 search to start in 2 weeks: Australia
An intensified underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will start in about two weeks' time, Australian premier Tony Abbott said Saturday as he visited Malaysia to discuss the issue. ... more
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Embraer receives flight test software system
Software that will allow Embraer to complete aircraft systems integration on its new KC-390 airlifter has been delivered by Rockwell Collins. ... more
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China to need more than 6,000 new planes by 2033: Boeing
China will need more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years, US manufacturer Boeing forecast Thursday - an increase of almost 500 on its equivalent prediction last year. ... more
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Russian Helicopters upgrades assault/transport helos
A first consignment of upgraded Mi-8AMTSh assault/transport helicopters has been delivered to Russia's Ministry of Defense by Russian Helicopters. ... more
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Cobham touts fuel transfer equipment on A400M
Airbus' A400M tactical airlifter has demonstrated its aerial fuel transfer capabilities through the use of Cobham's 908E air-to-air refueling pods. ... more
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First of 3 upgraded aerial tankers returned to France
The first of three French Air Force KC-135RG aerial tankers has been returned to France following upgrade work by Rockwell Collins. ... more
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F-35 hanger construction work contracted by Navy
The U.S. Navy has given five companies indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity awards for hanger construction work related to the F-35 aircraft. ... more
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U.S. Navy executes advanced acquisition contract for aircraft
The U.S. Navy has put into effect an advanced acquisition contract for Australia's procurement of Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. ... more
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Engineers and Technicians Install Protective Shell on NASA's Orion Spacecraft
The heat shield on NASA's Orion spacecraft gets all the glory when it comes to protecting the spacecraft from the intense temperature of reentry. Although the blunt, ablative shield will see the hig ... more
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New Zealand receives first Beechcraft trainers
Two Beechcraft T-6C trainer aircraft for the Royal New Zealand Air Force have arrived in the country and will be delivered to the service in October. ... more
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CAE demonstrates interoperability of its C-130J trainers
The networking and interoperability of simulation-based C-130J aircraft training systems have been demonstrated by CAE Australia. ... more
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China's BOC orders 82 Boeing planes worth $8.8 billion
Aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation said Monday it has ordered 80 Boeing 737 planes and two B777-300ERs worth a total $8.8 billion at list prices, to meet expanding client needs as travel booms in Asia. ... more
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Japan mulls building its own fighter jets: report
Japan is considering building its own fighter jets after years of playing second fiddle in a US construction partnership, a report said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke fears of its military resurgence among Asian neighbours. ... more
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Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise
The upcoming flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft will be a mission of firsts. This new crew vehicle, making its debut on Exploration Flight Test-1, will become the first of its kind in four decad ... more
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Northrop Grumman with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Experimental ... more
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Bodies of two pilots found after fighter jets crash in Italy
Italian authorities said Wednesday they had found the bodies of two pilots after a pair of Tornado fighter jets crashed following a mid-air collision, while two other crew members were still missing. ... more
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Airborne Systems supplying decoys to New Zealand
Decoy systems for protection against RF-seeking missiles are to be procured by the Royal New Zealand Navy from Airborne Systems Europe. ... more
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Snoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landing
A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety. ... more
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Digital cockpits for UH-60L Black Hawks
Hundreds of U.S. Army UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters with cockpit analog gauge displays are to receive a digital upgrade from Northrop Grumman. ... more
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Army taps Sikorsky-Boeing to develop new helicopter
The U.S. Army has given the nod for continued development of a new medium-lift military helicopter by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Boeing. ... more
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