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Hawker protests as AT-6 falls short in LAS contest

The news that the US Air Force has decided not to select the Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 Texan II for its light air support contest has been met, as you might expect, with howls of protest from the Witchita airframer. However, it does give us the opportunity to use this splendid picture of an AT-6 during recent […]

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Hawker Beechcraft adds power to armed AT-6

Hawker Beechcraft has demonstrated a more powerful version of its AT-6 turboprop, ahead of a US Air Force competition for a light attack and armed reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. The second AT-6 production-representative test vehicle flew on 5 April (below) and is equipped with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68D engine, increasing thrust to 1,600shp (1,190kW) from 1,100shp. Continue […]

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FAA and EASA certification for King Air 350i

Hawker Beechcraft has received US Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency type certifications for its new Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop. Launched in late 2008, the $6.6 million twin includes Rockwell Collins’ new Venue cabin management system in its lower-noise, LED-lit cabin. Continue reading… (credit: Hawker Beechcraft)

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International Space Station

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