BUDGET 2017 – F-35 flying hours increase

We don’t actually have any F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft based in Australia yet and won’t until the end of next year. But already our two aircraft in the US, part of the international training unit, are accruing substantial flying hours, 500 in 2016-17 and 752 scheduled for 2017-18, the Budget Papers … [Read more...]

RNZAF eases NH90 flying restrictions

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has eased flying restrictions on its fleet of eight NH90s three weeks after an engine failure resulted in one of the medium utility helicopters making an emergency landing. A NH90 had just departed Woodburne Air Force base with nine people on board en route back to … [Read more...]