Australian SBAS project “well and truly underway”

An infographic on SBAS. (Lockheed Martin)

An Australian project to develop a space-based augmentation system (SBAS) that promises navigational accuracy to less than 10 centimetres is "well underway", according to Lockheed Martin, one of three industry participants in a two-year Australian Government-led trial. "We are undertaking a two-year … [Read more...]

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...]