RAAF P-8A Poseidon ready for operations

The RAAF has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, meaning the maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft can now be tasked on operations. The milestone was announced by Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne at the RAAF's 2018 Air Power Conference … [Read more...]

Boeing marks 10 years of local R&D

Boeing is marking the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Boeing Research & Technology Australia (BR&T-Australia). Established in 2008, BR&T-Australia has worked with government and university partners to lead and collaborate on major technology projects spanning advanced manufacturing, … [Read more...]

Boeing’s baby MAX takes flight

The smallest member of Boeing's 737 MAX narrowbody airliner family, the 737 MAX 7, has completed its first flight. On the flightdeck for the 3 hour, 5 minute flight on Friday were Boeing test and evaluation captains Jim Webb and Keith Otsuka, with the aircraft taking off from Renton, Washington … [Read more...]

Qatar orders 28 NH90 helos

Qatar has become the latest customer for the NH Industries NH90 helicopter, with an order for 28 of the type. The 28 machines will be split between 16 tactical transport helicopters (TTH), and 12 of the naval frigate helicopter (NFH) configuration. As part of the deal, Qatar also ordered 16 Airbus H125 … [Read more...]