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A file image of the Dassault’s Falcon 8X. (Dassault)

Ultra smooth: flying on the Dassault Falcon 8X

March 29, 2019 1 comment

Reporter Robert Nutbrown says the passenger experience on board a Dassault Falcon 8X flying from Melbourne to Auckland is “smooth, ultra-smooth.”

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The Royal Australian Air Force’s first P-8A Poseidon flies down the St Vincent Gulf coastline near Adelaide in South Australia. (Defence)

TBT: Australia’s Poseidon Adventure

December 13, 2018 0 comment

This Australian Aviation feature from January-February 2017 looks at the arrival of the first RAAF Boeing P-8A Poseidon in November 2016.

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Multirole Aviation Training Vessel enters Sydney Harbour

July 4, 2017 2 comment

The Multirole Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore has arrived in Sydney Harbour, completing its maiden voyage, ahead of its official handover on July 28. “It is definitely an impressive sight to see the Sycamore enter Sydney Harbour,” stated Damen sales director for the Asia Pacific, Roland Briene. “The MATV project really highlights what can

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Defence completes tender evaluation for Special Purpose Aircraft managing contractor role

May 5, 2017 2 comment

As part of a plan to replace the VIP transport service operated by the Royal Australian Air Force from mid-2019, Defence has confirmed that it intends to enter into contract negotiations with a preferred tenderer for the role of managing contractor, having completed a tender evaluation process. The managing contractor will manage the establishment, delivery

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Air Force highlights Jericho initiatives at Avalon

March 2, 2017 0 comment

The Royal Australian Air Force has hosted an event inside a C-17A Globemaster heavy transport aircraft to demonstrate how it has been partnering with industry under Plan Jericho, which is helping transform the service for the information age. Having identified obstacles to achieving the networked and integrated combat force envisaged by Plan Jericho, the RAAF

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Boeing establishes Joint Battle Management Development Environment

March 1, 2017 0 comment

Boeing has spoken publicly for the first time about its Joint Battle Management Development Environment, which allows the company to experiment with Royal Australian Air Force capabilities in a laboratory setting and get feedback on the way forward from the customer. The lab, which has already been established in Brisbane, is at the heart of

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