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Airbus Military A330 MRTT FSTA completes first contacts with Tornado

  An Airbus Military A330 MRTT Future Strategic Transport Aircraft (FSTA) for the UK’s Royal Air Force has successfully completed its first contacts with a Tornado fighter. This contact was a dry contact, by day and night, recently during a programme to qualify the Tornado to refuel from the FSTA in operational service. The operation was […]

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First torpedo launched from C295

Photo: Airbus Military Airbus reports it has successfully conducted the first torpedo launch from one of its C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA).Airbus says the launch is a significant entry for it into the market of Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft, currently dominated by veteran aircraft such as the P-3 Orion and the Atlantique.In other C-295 […]

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Airbus delivers first C295 MPA to Chile

The Chilean navy has received its first of three Airbus Military C-295 maritime patrol aircraft, launching a “renovation” of its fixed-wing reconnaissance fleet. Delivered on 30 April, the new aircraft adds to a Chilean naval aviation force already consisting of Lockheed P-3ACHs, Piaggio P-111s and Airbus Military C-212s. Continue reading… (Photos: Airbus Military)

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747-8 First Flight

Air-to-Air Photos of 747-8′s First Flight

Our AirSpace community section has lots of photos from the 747-8′s first flight, including air-to-air photos like this one: (Courtesy of Boeing) Head over to our 747 gallery on AirSpace for more photos.

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From Airbus to Boeing, With Fuel

The Royal Australian Air Force‘s first Airbus A330-basedmultirole tanker/transport has for the first time passed fuel toanother large aircraft, moving the type closer to its delayed serviceentry late this year. One of five RAAF-designated KC-30As on order, the modified airlinertransferred almost 30t of fuel from its centreline boom to a French airforce Boeing E-3F airborne warning and […]

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