Production of HATS H135s continues apace


Production of the 15 Airbus Helicopters H135s for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Helicopter Aircrew Training System is continuing apace with the fifth and sixth aircraft noted at the manufacturer's Donauwörth production facility in Germany on Tuesday. N52-005 ('cab' number 845) and N52-006 (cab … [Read more...]

Black Hawk accident remembered 20 years on

Black_hawk_20th_Michael Power

Commemorative services were held at the Black Hawk Memorial in the Townsville Palmetum as well as in Canberra, Sydney and at Campbell Barracks, Perth on June 12 to mark the 20th anniversary of Army’s worst peacetime aviation disaster. On the evening of June 12 1996, a flight of six S-70A-9 Black Hawks from … [Read more...]

Army’s Tiger ARH achieves FOC


The Australian Army's 22 Airbus Helicopters Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARHs) achieved final operating capability (FOC) on April 18, more than 11 years after the type first entered service. “Tiger is ready to go as a full operational capability with a full regiment of two … [Read more...]