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28 JAN 2021
Biden freezes giant UAE jet package, Saudi arms for review
US President Joe Biden's administration has temporarily frozen for review a massive package of F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates and arms to Saudi Arabia, officials said Wednesday.The nearly week-old administration has already ... Continue Reading
04 NOV 2020
US approves sale of armed MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan
The United States has agreed to sell four armed MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan, the State Department announced Tuesday, helping to boost the island's defenses as China steps up its threats.The $600 million sale ... Continue Reading
09 SEP 2020
China's biggest airshow 'will be held' in November, say backtracking organisers
China's biennial airshow will be held as scheduled in November, organisers insisted late Wednesday, backtracking on an earlier statement that said the coronavirus had laid low the big-ticket aviation event. The show, scheduled to take place ... Continue Reading
20 APR 2020
Germany eyes Airbus and Boeing fighter jets
Germany confirmed Monday it aims to replace its ageing fleet of Tornado fighter-bombers with aircraft from both European manufacturer Airbus and US-based Boeing.Berlin is eager to balance European and American alliances via its military ... Continue Reading
12 APR 2020
France to isolate 1,900 sailors after virus-hit aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle docks
France on Sunday began an unprecedented operation to isolate 1,900 sailors after 50 naval personnel tested positive for COVID-19 aboard its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle.The flagship of the French navy docked in the southern ... Continue Reading
21 FEB 2020
Future Combat Air System : France, Germany sign prototype contract for future fighter jet
France and Germany on Thursday gave the green light for building a prototype of Europe's next-generation fighter jet, effectively launching a project long held up by disputes over how the industrial work would be ... Continue Reading
21 FEB 2020
SpaceX announces partnership to send four tourists into deep orbit
SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily cost more than $100 ... Continue Reading
13 FEB 2020
German lawmakers approve funds for new Euro fighter jet
German lawmakers signed off Wednesday on the first funds for a cross-border project with France to develop a new fighter jet and reinvigorate an ambitious programme aimed at bringing together Europe's disparate military forces.The ... Continue Reading
28 JAN 2020
US military jet crashes in Taliban territory in Afghanistan
A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed Monday, rejecting the insurgents' suggestions that it was shot down.Afghanistan US Forces spokesman ... Continue Reading
14 NOV 2019
RAVEL reconfigures the french Rafale Operational Condition Maintenance (OCM) RAVEL reconfigures the french Rafale Operational Condition Maintenance (OCM)
Awarded six months ago by the Direction de la maintenance aéronautique (DMAé) to Dassault Aviation, the RAVEL contract - or VErticaLIsed RAfale - is targeting ... Continue Reading
09 DEC 2021
The world's first Airbus A320 freighter takes off
09 DEC 2021
NYCO signs a major strategic agreement with Air France to develop sustainable aircraft lubricants
09 DEC 2021
New long-term agreement between Safran and SIAEC on CFM International's LEAP engines
09 DEC 2021
Boeing to add two 737-800BCF conversion lines at STAECO's facility in China
09 DEC 2021
Sabena Aerospace to take over several maintenance activities from Lufthansa Technik
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