PHOTOS: C-17 load trials for M777 Howitzer

The Department of Defence has released images of load trials of an Army M777 Howitzer artillery piece on a RAAF C-17 airlifter. The trials, held on April 20 at RAAF Base Amberley, marked the first time an Australian Army M777 had been loaded on a RAAF C-17. "The trials will help inform future practice … [Read more...]

50,000 hour milestone for RAAF VIP fleet

The RAAF’s 34 Squadron has marked 50,000 flying hours with its current fleet of two Boeing BBJ and three Bombardier Challenger 604 Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA). The 50,000 flying hour milestone was passed in March. “Recent flood and cyclone damage in Queensland and northern New South Wales led 34SQN … [Read more...]