Airlift

October 28, 2011 - 10:40am
A400M Engine

Although it gained EASA certification in May, the Europrop International (EPI) TP400-D6 engine that powers the Airbus Military A400M airlifter subsequently encountere

August 15, 2011 - 5:15am
Europe’s rival medium-size airlifters–the Airbus C295 (inset) and Alenia C-27...

Airbus Military and Alenia announced new orders for their rival medium-size tactical transports. Airbus Military has sold two C295s to the Ghana Air Force, which will use them for troop transport, paratrooping, medical evacuation and humanitarian operations. The company said the C295 was chosen because of its ease of maintenance and proven operational capabilities in any environment, including deserts.

July 1, 2011 - 6:51am

The commander of the Indian Air Force (IAF) said that the IAF would likely acquire at least six more Boeing C-17s and another six Lockheed Martin C-130J airlifters. The first two of six C-130Js already ordered by the IAF have been delivered, and the order for an initial 10 C-17s has been finalized, according to ACM P. V. Naik, who was interviewed for the latest edition of India Strategic magazine.

June 23, 2011 - 2:35am

According to the latest speculation, the A400M will soon gain an official name: Atlas. Not a bad choice for a heavy airlifter, although references to Greek mythology invariably suffer from conflicting and sometimes mischievous interpretations.

June 20, 2011 - 9:26pm

EADS Cassidian has selected Goodrich’s Terprom terrain-referenced navigation (TRN) system for the Airbus Military A400M airlifter.

May 23, 2011 - 10:45am
Airbus Military expects civil certification for its A400M airlifter by year-e...

Flight testing of the A400M airlifter is on track, and Airbus Military expects civil type certification (TC) by the end of the year, according to the new head of the program, Cedric Gautier. The four development aircraft have now logged more than 1,600 flight hours and will be joined by a fifth next October, which will be in production configuration.

May 16, 2011 - 6:38am
The Europrop International TP400 that powers the Airbus A400M airlifter has r...

In recent weeks, important contractual issues surrounding the A400M airlifter have been resolved. First, Airbus Military signed a formal agreement to amend the development and production contract with the seven European launch nations, represented by the OCCAR procurement agency.

November 19, 2010 - 7:32am
As part of a recent contract with EADS, the UK and Germany have elected to ta...

EADS announced “the conclusion” of talks to amend the Airbus A400M airlifter development and production contract with the seven European partner nations.

November 5, 2010 - 8:07am
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France and the UK signed a wide-ranging defense pact with far-reaching consequences for operational and industrial policy. The two countries will create an integrated carrier strike group and coordinate refits to ensure that one British or French aircraft carrier is always operational.

October 19, 2010 - 3:47pm

Mach 2 Management (M2M), an event/marketing company, has announced a strategic alliance with the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC). The VAC provides free transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes via a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. M2M will help VAC to identify and confirm sustainable corporate sponsorship.

 
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