Airbus’s Beluga XL taking shape

ntegration of the Beluga XL core airframe will be performed inside the two-section L34 building at Airbus’ Lagardère industrial zone in France, which is adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. (Airbus)

Airbus’s first Beluga XL over-size transport aircraft is taking shape at the company’s Toulouse headquarters ahead of the aircraft’s first flight in 2018 and entry into service a year later. The aircraft’s core airframe, which is based on the A330-200 freighter, has been completed and is in the process of … [Read more...]

Jin Air touches down in Australia

South Korean carrier Jin Air has become the latest international airline to begin service to Australia, after its inaugural flight from Seoul touched down in Cairns on Thursday. Flight LJ659, operated by Boeing 777-200ER HL7743, landed a little after 0630 local time after an eight-hour journey from Seoul. … [Read more...]

Army CH-47D Chinook finds a new home

Army's CH-47D Chinook, A15-151 at its new permanent home. (Defence/1CER)

Army's last retired CH-47D Chinook, A15-151, has now become a training aid at Robertson Barracks, Darwin, for use by the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (1CER) and the 1st Brigade. A15-151 departed C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment, in Townsville for the final time on September 28 for a five-day journey to … [Read more...]