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At the start of this century, the then-EADS began exploring the potential for its A330 widebody to deliver air-to-air refuelling (AAR) services for military operators. In doing so the European company replicated its strategy for the airliner market, by going head to head for international sales with Boeing, which held a virtual monopoly in the tanker sector.
Northrop Grumman has performed the first flight of Japan s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning and surveillance aircraft.
As Bell Helicopter prepares for the first flight of its new V-280 Valor, the manufacturer is already eyeing optionally piloted operations of the tiltrotor.
A Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and a Sukhoi Su-35 shared a common runway ramp for the first time at the Dubai air show.
Eight years ago, the first A400M took to the sky from Airbus Defence & Space s Seville final assembly site, powered by a quartet of Europrop International (EPI) TP400-D6 engines.
The process for approving a permanent propeller gearbox fix for the Airbus Defence & Space A400M will take longer than previously expected, according to propulsion system supplier Europrop International.
While its years-long search for a future fighter continues, the United Arab Emirates has revealed a plan to modernise its in-service fleet of French-supplied combat aircraft.
A family of jet-powered Combat Shadow unmanned air systems displayed at the Dubai air show offer a potent mix of high-altitude intelligence-gathering and weapons capabilities but unusually short endurance, according to specifications released by AVIC.
The United Arab Emirates air force is to update its medium transport capabilities, with a new fleet of Airbus Defence & Space C295s to enter service from late next year.
Leonardo Helicopters is looking for additional partners on its new attack rotorcraft programme, which has now been designated the AW249.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force has conducted its first domestic flights with the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, after a trio of the fifth-generation type touched down at its rland air base early this month.
The internationalisation of the Italian air force s Jet Pilot Training School (JPTS) and advances in its Integrated Pilot Training System (IPTS) are combining with the advent of full capability for Leonardo s M-346 lead-in-fighter trainer and the upcoming introduction of its M-345 basic/advanced trainer to propel Italy to the leading edge of fighter pilot training.
Bell Helicopter's immediate attentions at Dubai may be centred on the sale of AH-1Z attack helicopters, but back at its Amarillo, Texas facility the focus is on first flight of its latest rotorcraft.
UMS Skeldar is celebrating a successful year, and gearing up for further sales next year of its V-200 and R-350 vertical take-off and landing unmanned systems.
Airbus Defence and Space is seeing strong interest from Middle East and North African nations for the heavily armed ISR/strike variant of its C295 tactical transport.
As interest in fifth generation fighters builds in the UAE, a top Royal Air Force officer explained at the Dubai air show how the Eurofighter Typhoon is already demonstrating how a non-stealthy fighter can integrate with the Lockheed Martin F-35 in contested airspace.
The Embraer KC-390 protoype involved in a stall speed incident on 12 October has not been significantly damaged and is set to return to flight testing following minor repairs
Even as Boeing s KC-46A struggles with testing and meeting schedule, Boeing is already marketing the next-generation tanker to potential customers in the Middle East.
TAI s chief executive expects at least eight different aircraft types will roll off its production line in the next five years, a move that could turn the Turkish aircraft manufacturer into an international player.
Test pilot Michael Gerzanics puts Embraer's KC-390 transport/tanker through its paces and asks: how does it fare against Lockheed Martin's long-established C-130 Hercules?