New RAAF pilot training contract signed

Pilatus

Formal contract arrangements have been signed between the federal government and Lockheed Martin Australia to provide and support the Australian Defence Force’s new pilot training system, after the company was named as the preferred tenderer the AIR 5428 project in September. Under the acquisition and … [Read more...]

RAAF Spartan, Army Chinook in load trials

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.

A Royal Australian Air Force 35 Squadron C-27J Spartan has visited RAAF Base Townsville to conduct loading trials and training with Australian Army personnel and an Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter. "Engineers and aircrew from Air Movements Training and Development Unit (AMTDU) oversaw the trials, which … [Read more...]

Australian Army receives final CH-47F Chinook

Australian Army Chinook helicopter commissioning

Boeing has announced that it delivered the seventh CH-47F Chinook to the Australian Army on August 10, within budget and three weeks ahead of schedule. The seven advanced helicopters acquired under the AIR 9000 Phase 5C Medium Lift Helicopters project, which will replace Army’s existing CH-47D variants, were … [Read more...]