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A flock? A gaggle? Or an accident waiting to happen?

Taken from the US Air Force site is this cracking picture of too many aircraft all trying to occupy the same space. It was shot at the 2012 Kaneohe Bay Air Show on Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii last month and shows a US Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130, a pair of Sikorsky […]

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A shape only its mother could love

Although it has a shape that only its mother - or a geometrician - could love, the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit Bomber is certainly striking, particularly in this US Air Force photo where it’s pictured taking on fuel from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker. Credit: US Air Force

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Army Air Corps Gazelle foraging in Canada

From the UK Defence Images flickr stream is this Eurocopter Gazelle, somewhere in a field in Canada with an oh-so-moody sky. Actually, according to the caption it’s at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Alberta, Canada. Credit: Defence Images

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AH-64D Block III Apache first delivery

In the light of the first delivery of the Block III variant of Boeing’s Apache to the US Army yesterday, here’s a nice shot of the attack helicopter (also featuring an AAI RQ-7 Shadow) on test at Dugway’s Michael Army Airfield. (And for anyone wanting a somewhat low-tech version of same – click here). Credit: US […]

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Aero Sekur’s Package for Helicopter Survival

The Farnborough Airshow, the industry’s largest event, is only a few weeks away but here’s one sight to look forward to: Aero Sekur will display what it calls “integrated package for helicopter survival”.Here’s a photo from Aero Sekur:The company explains: The shock absorption/flotation system concept that will be previewed at the show isdesigned to increase […]

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AVX Conversion Process of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

AVX Aircraft is targeting helicopter and non-helicopter prime contractors to sell the Fort Worth, Texas-based start-up’s coaxial rotor and dual ducted fan concept for the US Army, AVX founder Troy Gaffey confirms. Gaffey, a retired chief engineer of Bell Helicopter, is seeking partners to launch the project in advance of a potential competition to replace the […]

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Avicopter ponders alternative engine following EC175 first flight

Chinese state-owned helicopter manufacturer Avicopter is consideringthe launch of a new engine programme for the EC175/Z15 medium twin thatit is developing jointly with Eurocopter. Eurocopter chief executive Lutz Bertling says that while Eurocopter had no plans to equip the EC175 withany engine other than the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67AE, theChinese partner was understood to be […]

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Australia says two candidates remain for Seahawk replacement

The Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R and NH Industries NH90 remain as potential replacements for the Royal Australian Navy‘s Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawks and cancelled Kaman Aerospace SH-2G(A) Super Seasprites, the nation’s Department of Defence says. Read more…(Australian Department of Defence)

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AgustaWestland clinches Egyptian deal

AgustaWestland has clinched an order from Egypt’s Petroleum Air Services for an AW139 helicopter plus an option for two more of the medium twins. The deal marks the … continue reading…

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AgustaWestland AW149 mock-up unveiled

  AgustaWestland has formally unveiled a full-scale mock-up of its AW149 armed utility helicopter at the IDEF exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey. Continue reading….

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