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  • 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 first time since the service started training flights with the asset in late May, the US Air Force has disclosed.


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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: How CFM powered its way to market leader

    News | 30 Sep 2014 11:19 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Three decades ago, when CFM International was preparing to debut its new CFM56 engine on the re-engined McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Series 70, the engine market for commercial jets was a simple three-way affair.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-How-CFM-powered-its-way-to-market-leader-403438/
  • 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/
  • ANALYSIS: Is the passenger-carrying 767 really dead?

    News | 12 May 2014 14:59 | Stephen Trimble

    Although passenger-carrying 767 orders have largely dried up, Seattle is convinced there's still a potential market out there for the ageing type in a role other than special military applicationshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Is-the-passenger-carrying-767-really-dead-398918/