Military aircraft

July 5, 2007 - 5:45am

Frontier Airlines expects to take delivery of its first Bombardier Q400 this month and launch service aboard the 74-seat turboprop with its new Lynx Aviation subsidiary on September 5. Early last month the company waited for a waiver approval from the DOT to begin “advertising, accepting payments and selling” tickets on June 14 for its first four markets, all of which it plans to serve from Denver.

June 20, 2007 - 12:25pm

France and Germany’s militaries signed an accord to study future helicopter capabilities that could be available by 2020. The countries are interested in developing a transport helicopter larger than the NH90 medium twin. 

June 20, 2007 - 11:12am

Derco Aerospace has won a contract from Singapore Technologies Aerospace to install new auxiliary power units and improved environmental control systems on four

June 20, 2007 - 10:45am

Israel’s Elbit Systems (Chalet A332) has won contracts to supply its aviator’s night vision imaging system/head-up display (ANVIS/HUD) for the helicopters of two more as yet undisclosed NATO countries.

June 20, 2007 - 9:22am

It seems there is no slack left in the Europrop TP400-D6 turboprop engine program for the Airbus A400M military transport.

June 19, 2007 - 11:54pm

New aircraft rollouts are all too rare these days, so the double unveiling by Kawasaki Heavy Industries of its C-X transport and P-X maritime patroller was a welcome surprise, even if the revelation was not a public occasion.

June 19, 2007 - 10:14pm

Newly acquired Boeing Chinook CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters supplied to the royal Netherlands air force are to be fitted with a state-of-the-art modular pod designed to protect it from missiles fired by hostile ground forces.

June 19, 2007 - 4:26am

Boeing has selected Crane Aerospace & Electronics (Hall 5, Stand A20) to supply tire- and brake-monitoring (TBMS) and AirWeighs onboard weight-and-balance systems for Model 777 aircraft. Deliveries of TBMS-equipped aircraft began last month, while AirWeighs, which is to be a standard production-line fit on 777F cargo variants, will enter service when deliveries begin in late 2008.

June 18, 2007 - 11:51am

The MiG-29M flying here with its Klimov RD-33 OVT thrust vectoring engines is a testbed for the technology, which is available as an option on the company’s flagship MiG-35 fighter.

June 18, 2007 - 7:26am

In the fighter aircraft business, there’s no substitute for combat experience, if you want to impress potential customers. The Dassault Rafale has now dropped bombs in anger as part of NATO’s stabilization effort in Afghanistan.

 
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