Canada considering RAAF classic Hornets?

The Canadian government is considering the acquisition of soon-to-be-retired Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 classic Hornets to bolster its own fleet of CF-18A/B Hornets, a September 6 media report claims. The online report in the Globe and Mail says the RAAF jets are being considered as an interim … [Read more...]

CAF launches Plan Jericho

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown formally launched the bold Plan Jericho at the Chief’s Symposium held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on Monday. Plan Jericho is described as the first step for the RAAF to meet the challenges of the future. It says more work will continue in 2015, to further … [Read more...]

Indonesia AirAsia A320 missing 24 hours

UPDATED 10.40 29/12/14 AEDST  (Additional reporting by John Walton - @thatjohn) An Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 disappeared from radar over the Java Sea whilst operating flight QZ8501 from Surabaya on the eastern end of Java to Singapore on Sunday morning. As of Monday morning, 24 hours after contact was … [Read more...]

RAAF starts C-27J training

The RAAF has accepted the first two of 10 C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters onto the Commonwealth register, and commenced maintenance training on the aircraft at L-3’s facility at Waco in Texas on December 8, and aircrew training with instructors from L-3 Communications on December 15. The milestone is the … [Read more...]

Reports: NZ considering C-17 acquisition

Media reports in New Zealand have indicted the NZ Defence Force may be considering acquiring between two and four C-17s to replace its C-130H Hercules and Boeing 757 transports in service. First reported with little accompanying detail on Auckland’s Radio ZB on December 13, the story has spread … [Read more...]