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October 2014
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Boeing Announces SF Airlines Order for Boeing Converted Freighters

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China carrier signs definitive agreement for 767BCFs

SEATTLE, Oct. 23, 2014 – Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that SF Airlines has placed an order for an undisclosed number of 767-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversions (Boeing Converted Freighters). SF Airlines, a subsidiary… Continue reading

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout Prepares for Shipboard Testing

MQ-8C Fire Scout

MQ-8C Fire Scout completes “slope testing”

POINT MUGU, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2014 –Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, in preparation for… Continue reading

Terna receives two Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e rotorcraft to support the country’s electrical grid

AS350 B3e Terna

Italian electrical transmission grid operator Terna has taken delivery of two Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e rotorcraft to perform surveillance and maintenance support for power lines that deliver electricity throughout the country.

These two Ecureuil family helicopters were delivered by Airbus… Continue reading

The Royal Thai Navy and Air Force acquire five EC645 T2 and two EC725 rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters

EC725 rotorcraft

The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy and air force will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725.

The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 T2s… Continue reading

The Common Type Rating is approved for A350 XWB and A330 pilot training

Type Rating is approved for A350 XWB and A330 pilot training

Airlines and pilots will both benefit from the Common Type Rating pilot training on the A350 XWB and A330 jetliners, further extending Airbus’ concept of flight operational commonality between its fly-by-wire aircraft families.

The new regulatory approval means that pilots… Continue reading

Russian Helicopters’ Mi-38 pre-series production prototype makes first flight


The fourth prototype of the new multirole Mi-38 helicopter has carried out a series of ground runs and completed its first flight at Russian Helicopters’ (part of State Corporation Rostec) Kazan Helicopters’ test flight centre.

The helicopter was piloted by… Continue reading