This month, the global fleet of nearly 1,200 Pilatus PC-12s reached a major milestone by accumulating 4,000,000 flight hours since the first aircraft was delivered in October, 1994. To date, the highest time PC 12 has logged over 24,000 hours… Continue reading
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the software’s ability to provide reliable and effective command and control for the GPS… Continue reading
The second Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, known as AF-1, joined the 500 flight hour club recently during its 272nd flight. It joins AF-2 which passed the milestone June 26, 2012. The conventional takeoff… Continue reading
Airbus reached another programme milestone for its 21st century flagship A380 with delivery of the 80th aircraft, received today by Singapore Airlines. This carrier was the first to operate the double-deck jetliner in October 2007, and has used the A380… Continue reading
Another aviation milestone was reached using an Airbus jetliner this week when Air Canada performed the first transatlantic flight powered by biofuel using an A330.
This week’s A330 trip from Montreal to London, which carried a number of Canadian athletes… Continue reading
Lakota fleet achieves 100,000 flight hours with 219 aircraft operating in U.S., Europe, Caribbean, and Pacific with Army and Army National Guard units
HERNDON, Va. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 22 May 2012
The U.S. Army’s fleet of 219 UH-72A Lakota helicopters… Continue reading
Two unmanned K-MAX helicoptershave delivered more than one million pounds in less than four months in support of the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan and will remain in theater until September on a deployment extension.
The aircraft, a joint effort… Continue reading
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has successfully completed the first run of an upgraded version of the Trent 1000 that will be the launch engine for the latest member of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family, the 787-9.
The Trent… Continue reading
Now, those on the other side of the Atlantic might look twice… Continue reading