5/31/2013 – WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — The Air Force announced today it expects to declare F-35A Lightning II initial operation capability in December 2016. The announcement was included in a joint report detailing service-specific IOC requirements and dates for each… Continue reading
The Australian Department of Defence has declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) of the Airbus Military KC-30A – its designation for the A330 MRTT.
The announcement was made on the opening day of the Australian International Airshow, Avalon, by Minister for… Continue reading
Boeing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Deliver 2nd Low Rate Initial Production C-130 AMP Aircraft
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force’s Warner Robins (Ga.) Air Logistics Complex delivered the second C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) aircraft modified by Warner Robins on July 17. The aircraft is the fifth to be delivered to Little Rock Air… Continue reading
Airbus Military has received the initial type certification for the A400M new generation airlifter, marking a key milestone on the road to first delivery around the turn of the year. This first approval, known as a Restricted Type Certificate (RTC),… Continue reading
Starting this past summer, the test team put the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter… Continue reading
ABOARD USS WASP, At sea – The Navy and Marine Corps team made more remarkable naval aviation history today as the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) test aircraft BF-2 landed safely on USS Wasp’s (LHD 1) flight deck, the first… Continue reading
Northrop Grumman-built Block 30 Global Hawks Receive U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Capability Declaration
The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command has declared that the Northrop Grumman-built unmanned RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk has reached its initial operational capability (IOC).
IOC is declared when a development program completes initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E),… Continue reading
OTTAWA â€“ The â€œFrom the Investigatorâ€ (FTI) initial flight safety report for the November 17, 2010, crash of CF-18 aircraft number CF188789 near Cold Lake, Alberta, is available on the Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety website.
The Flight Safety… Continue reading
SEATTLE, Jan. 25, 2011 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] on Jan. 21 received a $1.6 billion contract from the U.S. Navy for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The LRIP 1 contract is for six P-8A aircraft, spares,… Continue reading
OTTAWA â€“ The initial flight safety report entitled â€œFrom the Investigatorâ€ (FTI) dealing with the August 5, 2010, forced landing of the CH-147202 Chinook helicopter in Kandahar, Afghanistan, will be available today on the Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety… Continue reading
Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed initial airworthiness testing on the 787 Dreamliner. This milestone will enable more crew members to take part in flights and will allow more airplanes to join the flight test program.
“This is an important step… Continue reading
NASA, Northrop Grumman Announce Initial Flight of Global Hawk Unmanned System for Environmental Science Research
NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the initial flight of a Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to be used for environmental science research.
NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and Northrop Grumman are returning NASA’s two Global Hawk… Continue reading