News archive February 2012

23rd February 2012

Lusty in Denmark

Dambusters prepare for Afghanistan deployment

AIRSHOW NEWS: Cosford Airshow 2012 to go ahead on 17th June 2012

Paris open to offers to expand Anglo-French UAV project

UAC chief Pogosyan details Russian military aircraft production

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Boeing gets $300 million support deal for South Korean F-15Ks

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Singapore explores KC-135 replacement options

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Video: RAF pilot flies F-35C

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22nd February 2012

AIRSHOW NEWS: easyjet confirmed as Southend Air Festival sponsor

AIRSHOW NEWS: Axe hanging over Welshpool Airshow

SHOREHAM AIRSHOW BLOG: Full speed ahead

Imperial War Museum Duxford – Press Release
Colonel Richard Graham discusses the SR-71 Blackbird

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire – Press Release
TAKE FLIGHT
Loan Boxes available from the aviation sites

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire – Press Release
Time Capsule 2012 Competition Launched

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire – Press Release
17th April 2012 – Augsburg Raid 70th Anniversary Talk

Eurocopter airs frustration at Indian competition delay

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British Army set for operational trials with Watchkeeper UAS

USAF delays T-38 trainer replacement to 2020

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Apache Helicopter Ditches In Suffolk

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F-35A Conducts First External Weapons Test Mission

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France to Evaluate Watchkeeper UAV

Rise in Cost of F35 Fighters ‘Unknown’ to UK

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India to Buy 71 More Russian Helicopters

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Navy’s Next Helicopter Completes Trials on HMS Iron Duke

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Northrop Grumman To Repair US Navy SH 60 and EA 6B Aircraft

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FREMM Frigate Qualifies to Operate Lynx Helicopter

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Construction of Second Carrier Begins at Portsmouth

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Top Award for Waddington Air Show

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Al Fursan to debut at RIAT

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Wedgetail for Waddington!

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Kawasaki Ki-100 returns to Cosford

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‘Dirty Harry’ goes on display at Yeovilton

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A350 engine makes successful first flight

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Two More Refurbished P-3Cs Join Pakistan Navy

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First re-winged A-10 delivered

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Another new F-16 hits the showroom

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JSF Production Might Be Further Slowed

Defected Mirage Jets Return to Libya with New Colors

India To Install EW Systems on Aircraft, Expand Range
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14th February 2012

IN FOCUS: Israel embraces micro and mini unmanned systems

IN FOCUS: Unmanned systems lead IAI push for international growth

IN FOCUS: Elbit plots UAV expansion

IN FOCUS: Rafael targets developing international powers

Swiss Ministry Under Pressure Over Gripen Fighters

HAL prepares to manufacture Rafale combat jet in India

Russia Grounds Su-24 Bomber Fleet after Urals Crash

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Aviation industry warns of trade war over EU carbon tax

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Russian Helicopters Display Mi-171A2 in the USA

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Bell Helicopter Introduces the 525 “Relentless” Super Medium Helicopter

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Bell to Refurbish Royal Thai Army 212 Series Helicopters

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Typhoon is TV star

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13th February 2012

AIRSHOW NEWS: RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight release 2012 schedule
Click here for the BBMF show dates spreadsheet
(Spreadsheet will download to your downloads folder in Excel format with MS Excel reader to be found here for free if you don’t own a licensed version of Excel)

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Cutaway & technical description: How Boeing developed the F-15 Silent Eagle

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IN FOCUS: Southeast Asia’s helicopter market spirals upwards

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IN FOCUS: RSAF chief sets out strategy

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21st century airships may join Navy fleet

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First Flight of Tornado Production Aircraft with ASSTA 3.0

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AVIC Signs a MOU for Aircraft Financing

Saudi Arabia, Boeing Strike Deal for 36 AH-6i

Italy F-35 Cuts Announcement Possible This Week
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10th February 2012

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Royal International Air Tattoo – Press Release AVIATION JEWEL SET FOR DIAMOND DISPLAY

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UK defence reforms get mixed review from spending watchdog

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South Korea demands fair fight for Israeli trainer deal

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IN FOCUS: Singapore show stays upbeat despite global economy

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Pakistan receives three F-16s from USA

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Turkey grounds T-37 fleet for safety checks

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easyJet opens route to Iceland

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New Boeing for Uzbekistan

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A380s inspected for wing cracks

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Prince Harry moves to the frontline

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Singapore Airshow Raises Fighter Industry Stakes in Asia

Rafale Price Tag Trumped Eurofighter Bid: Report

Parts Fall Off U.S. Navy Plane in Japan, Causes Minor Damage

Fatal F-22 Crash Being Reviewed by Pentagon IG
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8th February 2012

RNAS Yeovilton – Press Release
Air Day wins Silver at
South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Newark Air Museum – Press Release
February 2012 Half Term Open Cockpits
Newark Air Museum

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Newark Air Museum – Press Release New Interpretation Board for Lancaster W4270 Memorial

COMMENT – Rampant Rafale: a contest the French needed to win

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NATO clears funding hurdle to buy five Global Hawks

USAF proposes to cut A-10s, defers questions on F-35A fleet size

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Taiwan grounds AT-3 trainers after mid-air collision

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MicroFalcon UAV completes qualification flights in extreme weather

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Russia to Upgrade Over 10 Tu-160 Bombers by 2020

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Pakistan Air Force Receives Final F-16 Aircraft from USA

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Eurofighter Better Than Rafale: Britain

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India to Share MMRCA Deal Fighter Selection Experience with Brazil

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Air Force announces force structure overview for FY 13 and beyond

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F-35 May Fail to Meet Key South Korean Requirements

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Poland Requests F-16 Support and Additional Weapons Munitions

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F-35 problems force US to upgrade old fighter jets

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Boeing begins production of F/A-18E/F distributed target system

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North Korea developing unmanned attack aircraft: report

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Northrop F-35 Sensors Deployed in Bold Alligator Maritime Exercise

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Japan Buys Helicopter Laser Mine Detection Systems

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Raytheon, US Navy Complete JSOW C-1 Developmental Testing

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RAF Leuchars to provide 2012 Typhoon display

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airberlin joins oneworld alliance

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Boeing Freighters for Korean Air

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Second Jet-Powered Predator C Avenger Flown

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UK to Buy Eighth C-17A Globemaster III

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5th February 2012

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Newark Air Museum – Press Release Auster AOP.9 out of storage

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3rd February 2012

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Italy committed to F-35 programme but may cut order

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US Navy to launch E-2D’s operational test and evaluation

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Boeing confirms $1.78 billion contract for India C-17s

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‘Shadow Hawks’ Growlers to Forward Deploy to Japan

USAF Turning to Flexible Multirole Aircraft
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2nd February 2012

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Israel resumes Apache upgrade programme

BAE, L-3 win contract extension for Australian Hornet modifications

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RAAF to examine C-130J fuel usage

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RNAS Culdrose To Welcome Olympic Flame Into UK

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Eurofighter Concedes Loss of Indian Competition

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Russia to Modernize 30 Tu-22M3 Bombers by 2020

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A320s for Spirit Airlines

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Australia Takes Delivery of Two ex-US Army CH-47D Chinooks

Companies Awarded C-130J Support Contracts

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1st February 2012

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Prince William deploys to Falkland Islands as tensions rise with Argentina

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France Receives Its First NH90 TTH

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Lockheed Martin Delivers 2,400th C-130 Hercules

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Small Tactical Unmanned Air System Executes Early Operational Capability

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Royal Navy Pilots Train for Aircraft Carrier Landings

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SaxonAir Orders Hawker 900XP

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Ocean Sentry 13

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Hungary extends Gripen lease

Boeing-Thales to Bid EC135 for Australian Helo Bid

Wrongly Installed Ejection Seat Parachutes Ground 15 F-35s

Bell Helicopter Lifted Eurocopter Patent: Court

Obama Confirms U.S. Drone Strikes in Pakistan

Australia Considers Deferring JSF Buy

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Indian Victory a Breakthrough for France’s Rafale