CHC awarded RAAF SAR contract extension

Search and rescue (SAR) coverage for RAAF flying operations from five air force bases around the country will continue to be provided by CHC Helicopter under a 30-month contract extension announced last week. Under the extension, which came into effect last November, CHC's Australian operation is replacing … [Read more...]

Final RAAF C-27J Spartan arrives

The RAAF has taken delivery of its tenth and final Leonardo/L-3 C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter. The delivery was marked with a flying display and ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond on Wednesday, and is the latest milestone for the AIR 8000 Phase 2 program which saw 10 C-27Js ordered in 2012 to replace the … [Read more...]

RAAF accepts three more F-35As

The RAAF has formally accepted three more F-35As from Lockheed Martin at the Integrated Training Centre at Luke AFB in Arizona. After rolling out and taking flight for the first time in December and January, F-35As A35-003, 004 and 005 were accepted into the ITC in early March. The new aircraft are the … [Read more...]