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  • Pilatus waits on Indian trainer decision

    News | 13 Nov 2014 11:11 | Atul Chandra

    ​Swiss airframer Pilatus has quickly established itself as a trusted supplier to the Indian air force, because of the smooth entry into service and performance of its PC-7 MkII basic trainer aircraft (BTA). As of last month, its in-service examples had exceeded 22,000 flying hours and accumulated well over 42,000 landings.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pilatus-waits-on-Indian-trainer-decision-406011/
  • ANALYSIS: Alenia Aermacchi's training programme

    News | 13 Nov 2014 10:27 | Dominic Perry

    ​Tucked away in a hangar just off Alenia Aermacchi’s trainer assembly line at Venegono Superiore in the north of Italy is an aircraft that is part of the company’s more-than 100-year history, but which will also form a key part of its future.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Alenia-Aermacchis-training-programme-405591/
  • Australia formally requests extra C-17s

    News | 13 Nov 2014 01:22 | Andrew McLaughlin

    Australia has formally requested “up to four” more Boeing C-17A Globemaster III airlifters from the US government, a notification by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) posted on 12 November shows.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-formally-requests-extra-C-17s-405997/
  • Lockheed wins bulk of US laser guided bomb contract

    News | 12 Nov 2014 22:06 | Dan Parsons

    Lockheed Martin on 11 November was awarded a $40.3 million contract to build Paveway II Plus laser guidance kits for US aerial bombs.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lockheed-wins-bulk-of-US-laser-guided-bomb-contract-405985/
  • Canada lifts restrictions on small unmanned aircraft

    News | 12 Nov 2014 17:51 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Transport Canada has lifted most airspace restrictions on unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) weighing less than 2kg (4.41lb) and under many certain circumstances for UAVs weighing up to 25kg.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Canada-lifts-restrictions-on-small-unmanned-aircraft-405981/
  • AIRSHOW CHINA: Pakistan outlines JF-17 upgrade activity

    News | 12 Nov 2014 13:17 | Greg Waldron

    ​Pakistan is in the process of retrofitting its 50 Chendu/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 fighters to an improved Block II configuration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AIRSHOW-CHINA-Pakistan-outlines-JF-17-upgrade-activity-405957/
  • AIRSHOW CHINA: CATIC hunts elusive JF-17 export deal

    News | 12 Nov 2014 13:10 | Greg Waldron

    ​CATIC has had discussions with seven or eight countries about the Chengdu/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 fighter, but political turmoil in the Middle East has delayed a foreign purchase of the aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AIRSHOW-CHINA-CATIC-hunts-elusive-JF-17-export-deal-405956/
  • Tornado departure ends UK's fast jet role in Afghanistan

    News | 11 Nov 2014 23:02 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK has concluded a decade-long commitment of fast jet combat aircraft to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, with its last Panavia Tornado GR4s having left Kandahar airfield for the final time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Tornado-departure-ends-UKs-fast-jet-role-in-Afghanistan-405932/
  • US seeks to purchase small UAS for battle against Islamic State

    News | 11 Nov 2014 15:54 | Dan Parsons

    ​US President Barack Obama has asked for $55 million worth of small, tactical unmanned air vehicles as part of a $5.6 billion request to Congress for the US fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-seeks-to-purchase-small-UAS-for-battle-against-Islamic-State-405920/
  • Australian official confirms Taranis test location

    News | 11 Nov 2014 12:34 | Craig Hoyle

    ​A senior Royal Australian Air Force official has confirmed that flight testing of the BAE Systems-led Taranis unmanned combat air system demonstrator took place at the nation’s Woomera test range, removing a classification status previously imposed by the UK Ministry of Defence.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australian-official-confirms-Taranis-test-location-405903/
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