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United States: Fitch - Ex-Im Charter Expiration Would Affect US Manufacturers

July 4, 2015 Expiration of the US Export-Import Bank's (Ex-Im) charter would marginally reduce the competitiveness of the US manufacturers but likely not enough to affect credit ratings in isolation, according to Fitch Ratings. So...

Bombardier signs five-year heavy maintenance agreement with Mesa Air Group

July 4, 2015 Under this contract, which extends to 2020, Bombardier will perform all heavy maintenance tasks for the airline's fleet of CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft at its service centres in Macon, Georgia, Bridgeport, West Virginia...

Solar Impulse 2 makes history; arrives safely in Hawaii to complete record-breaking non-stop Pacific flight

July 4, 2015 ABU DHABI, 3rd July 2015 (WAM) ? Solar Impulse 2, the revolutionary solar-powered aircraft able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday at 19:57 UAE time after crossing the P...

GECAS launches Boeing 737-800NG passenger-to-freighter conversion program

July 4, 2015

GECAS plans to convert up to 20 of its Boeing 737-800NG passenger aircraft to freighters. AEI Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.

Northrop Grumman to deliver anti-missile system to Air National Guard and AFRC

July 4, 2015 Under the terms of the $31.7 million contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver three modernized third-generation pods, which are based on the Northrop Grumman Guardian system that was developed for the Department of Hom...

New Terminal Opens at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

July 4, 2015 The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and Tibah Airports Development Company today announced the opening of the new terminal at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport (PMIA) in Madinah Al-Munawa...

Raytheon and Bombardier team up with Lockheed Martin for JSTARS program

July 4, 2015 Embracing the US government's desire for strong industry partnerships, the Lockheed Martin-led team will provide the Air Force capabilities superior to the current JSTARS. The team will also deliver a true open system...

Boeing delivers C-17 Globemaster III aircrew training simulator to US Air Force

July 4, 2015 Boeing completed the first of these centers in 1992 at Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, S.C., including one aircrew simulator during the program's beginnings. Since then, the company and Air Force have establish...

Analysis: Afghan Air Force strikes out on its own

July 4, 2015 FULL TEXTA number of reports suggest the Afghan Air Force is developing an organic airstrike capability, but a shortage of platforms means supply cannot keep up with demand. Franz J Marty reports from KabulANALYSISOn ...

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to open office at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley

July 4, 2015 The Mobile facility will serve to strengthen Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's existing international support network. "This decision reflects our commitment to support customers locally and expand our relationship with Airbus,...

JPO counters media report that F-35 cannot dogfight

July 4, 2015 FULL TEXTThe Joint Program Office (JPO) for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has taken the unusual step of publicly defending the aircraft's air-to-air capabilities following a damning ...

Bulgaria to begin negotiations for 'new' fighter aircraft

July 4, 2015



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Bulgaria has approved the procurement of a new combat aircraft type to replace its ageing MiG-29 'Fulcrum' and Sukhoi Su-25 'Frogfoot' platforms, national media reported on 1 July.

Argentine Tucano crashes, explosion reported

July 4, 2015 An Argentine Air Force (FAA) Embraer EMB-312 Tucano basic trainer crashed on 29 June in Arroyito, Cordoba.The aircraft was performing an instruction flight from the Military Aviation School (EMA) located in Cordoba. B...

RESERVE, GUARD TANKERS IMPROVE SAFETY WITH PODS

July 4, 2015 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., July 3 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release:The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve are scheduled to receive three new system pods that will allow tankers to safely...

UPGRADED AWACS PLATFORM TESTED AT NORTHERN EDGE

July 4, 2015 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska, July 1 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release:Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a bat...

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