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  • France confirms A330 tanker selection


    ​Paris has confirmed its selection of the Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT), with 12 of the type to replace its Boeing C/KC-135s from late this decade.


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  • Third Rivet Joint airframe to perform crucial testing for UK


    ​A new series of flight tests involving an aged Boeing KC-135 tanker will help to inform the UK Ministry of Defence...


  • RAF Rivet Joint completes first in-flight refuelling


    ​The UK Royal Air Force’s new RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft has been refuelled in flight for the...


  • USAF chooses Lm2 simulator motion modifier for KC-135 training


    ​Belgium-based technology company AWx has sold its patented flight simulation motion modifier – known as Lm2 – to the...


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  • ANALYSIS: Field on making ordinary aircraft extraordinary

    News | 27 Mar 2015 10:28 | Murdo Morrison

    ​For almost 70 years, Field Aviation has been turning mainly Canadian-built types into special mission platforms – making, as its website boasts, “ordinary aircraft extraordinary”. The modifications house, based next to Toronto’s international airport, began transforming surplus wartime transports in the late 1940s. Its latest projects include partnering with Boeing on its Bombardier Challenger 650-based Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) and designing and installing a first-of-type cargo door on a new Bombardier CRJ700.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Field-on-making-ordinary-aircraft-extraordinary-410635/
  • France confirms A330 tanker selection

    News | 20 Nov 2014 18:33 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Paris has confirmed its selection of the Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT), with 12 of the type to replace its Boeing C/KC-135s from late this decade.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/France-confirms-A330-tanker-selection-406332/
  • ANALYSIS: From vision to world's most successful commercial engine: 40 years of CFM

    News | 29 Sep 2014 10:07 | Murdo Morrison

    ​It began with a casual encounter in Paris and has flourished into a 40-year marriage with a prodigiously successful offspring. CFM International – the union between the USA’s General Electric and France’s Snecma – is heading towards production of its 30,000th engine. But the joint venture’s start, back in the 1970s, was stuttering. The first years of the transatlantic relationship were fraught with cultural and language challenges, questions over the structure of the enterprise, and concerns within the US administration over transfer of sensitive military technology.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-From-vision-to-worlds-most-successful-commercial-engine-40-years-of-CFM-403417/
  • Third Rivet Joint airframe to perform crucial testing for UK

    News | 17 Sep 2014 10:46 | Craig Hoyle

    ​A new series of flight tests involving an aged Boeing KC-135 tanker will help to inform the UK Ministry of Defence about whether the aircraft will be able to secure full operational clearance as a converted signals intelligence asset.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Third-Rivet-Joint-airframe-to-perform-crucial-testing-for-UK-403792/
  • RAF Rivet Joint completes first in-flight refuelling

    News | 07 Jul 2014 11:12 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Royal Air Force’s new RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft has been refuelled in flight for the first time since the service started training flights with the asset in late May, the US Air Force has disclosed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Rivet-Joint-completes-first-in-flight-refuelling-401124/
  • USAF chooses Lm2 simulator motion modifier for KC-135 training

    News | 01 Jul 2014 14:18 | David Learmount

    ​Belgium-based technology company AWx has sold its patented flight simulation motion modifier – known as Lm2 – to the US Air Force to equip its Boeing KC-135 simulator training organisation at Scott Air Force Base.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-chooses-Lm2-simulator-motion-modifier-for-KC-135-training-400950/