Airbus seeks A400M opportunities

Last year saw the Airbus A400M airlifter achieve some significant milestones while the program also worked to resolve a technical issue with the aircraft engine’s gearbox. “Overall the aeroplane is a significantly better, more capable aeroplane than it was a year ago,” said Fernando Alonso, head of military … [Read more...]

KC-30 aircrew training reaches a constant state

RAAF KC-30A pilot and air refuelling officer training should stabilise in 2017 as the tanker transport approaches full operating capability (FOC) and the first of two additional aircraft enters service later in the year. Using a Level D-certified full-mission simulator (FMS), an integrated procedure trainer … [Read more...]

Northrop Grumman Australia to double in size

Northrop Grumman Australia is planning to double in size over the next few years as it bids for new defence acquisition programs and prepares to support the MQ-4C Triton unmanned surveillance aircraft and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as they enter RAAF service. “Our forecasts are pretty aggressive, we should … [Read more...]