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23 Mar 2007

JF-17 Arrived in Pakistan

Two series production Chengdu JF-17 Thunder aircraft were airfreighted to Pakistan on March 2, 2007. The pair made a public appearance in Pakistan at the Armed Forces Parade on March 23.

The first aircraft, serialled 07-101, was painted in a special colour scheme of the Chinese and Pakistan flags to reflect the collaboration on the project. The second aircraft wore a two-tone grey scheme.

According to Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, nine JF-17s will be delivered to Pakistan this year: eight series produced aircraft and one prototype. All aircraft are batch one aircraft with Chinese avionics, including the Chinese Nanjing KLJ-7 radar.

Pakistan's requirement might grow up to 250 aircraft of the type.


28 July 2016 | IHS Jane's

China reveals cause of fatal April crash of J-15

China has revealed the cause of the 27 April fatal crash of a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-15 carrier-based fighter: the first such revelation of its kind. A report by China National Radio on 26 July revealed that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) J-15 fighter encountered a breakdown with the fly-by-wire flight control system...

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28 July 2016 | MILAVIA News

Netherlands and Luxembourg buy tanker aircraft together

The Netherlands is ready to purchase 2 Airbus tanker/transport aircraft with Luxembourg. The aircraft will be NATO property and will be stationed at Eindhoven Air Base for pooling and sharing. Belgium, Germany, Norway and Poland intend to join the agreement at a later date.

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26 July 2016 | Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s Second T-50A Aircraft for T-X Competition Takes Flight

Fort Worth, Texas, July 26, 2016 – Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries successfully completed the initial test flight of the second T-50A configured aircraft in Sacheon, South Korea. The T-50A is the company’s aircraft offering in the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition.

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25 June 2016 | MILAVIA News

Blue Angels Resume Schedule

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Michigan, Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

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21 June 2016 | Flight Global

Airbus to test solution for A400M helicopter refuelling

Airbus Defence & Space believes it has found a solution to a problem that was late last year revealed as leaving its A400M tactical transport incapable of refuelling helicopters in flight.

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20 June 2016 | IHS Jane's

Afghan Air Force gets five more MD 530F attack helicopters

Five additional MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters arrived in Kabul on 17 June to boost the Afghan Air Force's (AAF's) capability to support Afghan National Army ground operations. The latest delivery raises the number of such airframes provided by the United States to the AAF from 13

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17 June 2016 | IHS Jane's

PLAAF reportedly receives first Y-20 airlifter

The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has reportedly received the first of more than 1,000 Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC) Y-20 heavy strategic transport aircraft. Chinese social media reported the delivery of aircraft 11051 and 11052 to Chengdu-Qionglai Air Base on 15 June, though there has been no official confirmation.

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16 June 2016 | Google News

After Tragic Crash, Blue Angels Resume Air Show Training -

The Navy's elite flight demonstration team took to the sky again Thursday morning, just two weeks after a soloist was killed in a tragic crash during air show practice in Tennessee. The Blue Angels announced it would fly its first training flight over downtown Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, Florida, not far from the squadron's headquarters at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The team will fly the iconic blue-and-yellow F/A-18C Hornets in a five-aircraft "Big V" formation, officials said in a press release.

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16 June 2016 | Flight Global

RAF cancels Red Arrows aerobatic display at Farnborough

The Royal Air Force s BAE Systems Hawk T1-equipped Red Arrows team will not carry out its aerobatic display during July s Farnborough air show, amid concerns surrounding the safety of high-speed displays over populated areas following the fatal crash of a Hawker Hunter at the Shoreham air show last August.

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15 June 2016 |

Gripens To Replace Botswana F-5 Fighter Jets

The Botswana Defense Force has confirmed it is negotiating with Swedish aircraft manufacturer Försvarets Materielverk for the acquisition of JAS Gripen "C" and "D" aircraft variants.        

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