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  • Airbus beats Boeing in South Korean tanker competition


    Airbus Defence & Space this week added South Korea to its growing list of A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) operators after the nation downselected the tanker type over Boeing’s KC-46A Pegasus and Israel Aerospace Industries’ 767-based design.


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  • Airbus beats Boeing in South Korean tanker competition


    Airbus Defence & Space this week added South Korea to its growing list of A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)...


  • Boeing 767-2C tanker completes first flight with boom, wing pods


    The first engineering and manufacturing development aircraft of Boeing’s KC-46 tanker programme has completed its...


  • Boeing 767-2C tanker airframe resumes airworthiness flights


    The first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus test tanker has returned to the skies over the US state of Washington with a...


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  • Airbus beats Boeing in South Korean tanker competition

    News | 30 Jun 2015 13:46 | James Drew

    Airbus Defence & Space this week added South Korea to its growing list of A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) operators after the nation downselected the tanker type over Boeing’s KC-46A Pegasus and Israel Aerospace Industries’ 767-based design.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-beats-Boeing-in-South-Korean-tanker-competition-414161/
  • Boeing 767-2C tanker completes first flight with boom, wing pods

    News | 04 Jun 2015 00:04 | James Drew

    The first engineering and manufacturing development aircraft of Boeing’s KC-46 tanker programme has completed its first airworthiness flight equipped with an aerial refuelling boom and wing air refuelling pods with a 4.3h flight from Boeing Field to Paine Field in Washington state.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-767-2C-tanker-completes-first-flight-with-boom-wing-pods-413084/
  • Boeing 767-2C tanker airframe resumes airworthiness flights

    News | 29 May 2015 23:57 | James Drew

    The first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus test tanker has returned to the skies over the US state of Washington with a four-and-a-half-hour airworthiness flight on Thursday and another flight late on Friday, the company says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-767-2C-tanker-airframe-resumes-airworthiness-flights-412910/
  • 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/