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Pictures: Aero India 2019 opens with missing man flypast, B-52, A330neo and more

Aero India 2019 opened today at Yelahanka Air Force Station. The show which was inaugurated by the defence minister of India began with a series of flypasts, one of which was a missing man formation to commemorate Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, the pilot who lost his life in the Surya Kiran crash yesterday. Innugural Flypast The show began with a …

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India orders 22 Apache and 15 Chinook Helicopters

The Indian Ministry of Defence has finalized an order with Boeing for 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. The order includes production, training and support of both the helicopters. The order which is worth around 2.5 billion US dollars, was cleared by the cabinet committee on security on the 22nd of this month just before …

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Indonesian C-130 crashes in Medan

An Indonesian Airforce Lockheed C-130 Hercules has crashed into a residential area in Medan, Indonesia’s third largest city. The aircraft took off from Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma Airport on with around 113 people on board, but the aircraft made two stops in Pekanbaru and Dumai before it crashed, due to which it is not clear how many people were on the …

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India finalizes deal for 36 Dassault Rafale’s

The Rafale performing at Aero India 2015.

India has finalized a deal for 36 Dassault Rafales during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to France. The deal comes after three years of Dassault and the Indian Air force (IAF) working on the larger Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) contract. The Rafale was shortlisted in 2012 as the final aircraft during the IAF’s MMRCA competition. The original MMRCA tender was …

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Embraer KC-390 makes first flight

Embraer KC-390 - Maiden Flight. Embraer Image.

Yesterday Brazillan airframer successfully performed the first flight of the KC-390 military transport and aerial refueling jet. The aircraft bears the registration PT-ZNF and is powered by International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500-E5 engines. The aircraft was crewed by test pilots Mozart Louzada and Marcos Salgado de Oliveira Lima and flight test engineers Raphael Lima and Roberto Becker who flew the …

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USAF chooses 747-8i platform for next Air Force One

The US Air force has announced that the Boeing 747-8i will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One. The decision, made official through a Determinations and Findings document, authorizes the commercial aircraft purchase by other than full and open competition. The Air Force intends to purchase three numbers of the aircraft platform as well as …

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Boeing completes successful first flight of KC-46 Tanker

United States Air Force Boeing 767-2C. Boeing Image.

US airframer Boeing has successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker program. The plane, a Boeing 767-2C, took off from Paine Field, Washington, USA at 9:29 a.m. (PST) and landed three hours and 32 minutes later at Boeing Field in Renton. The aircraft will receive its military systems following certification. The KC-X tanker competition was floated by the …

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Boeing reports third quarter deliveries

by BA Staff American manufacturer Boeing has reported its aircraft deliveries for the third quarter of 2013, with 213 deliveries recorded in the three month period, split as 170 Commercial and 43 Defense & Space. For the year to date, Boeing has recorded 595 deliveries, split as 476 Commercial and 119 Defense & Space. Find the full breakdown of Boeing’s …

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Boeing Reaches 250,000-Kit Milestone for JDAM Weapon Program

Boeing’s defense arm today reached a major milestone with the production of its 250,000th Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit. Find the details in the press release below. 20th August 2013   ST. CHARLES, Mo., Aug. 20, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today marked its recent production of the 250,000th Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit, a major …

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