News archive April 2012

16th April 2012

sf

Spitfires lost in Burma could fly again

12

Turkey to lease King Air ISR fleet

e3

E3D Sentry Aircraft Grounded By MoD

jw

Exercise Joint Warrior Begins

35

MOD Reconsiders Carrier Programme

vulc

Falklands Veteran Back In Vulcan Cockpit

typ

Typhoons Make Sonic Boom In False Alarm

35

Air Force officials release draft EIS for F-35 operational basing

22

Annual Aviation Inventory and Funding Plan

t

New Fixed-Wing Aircraft Will Replace C-12s

t

Tornado Role Demo for Shoreham

b

737 MAX Design Changes

35

UK’s first F-35 flies

35

Eglin’s first F-35 formation

139

AW139 to Egyptian Air Force

Bidding Reopens Next Week on Controversial Afghan Aircraft Contract

_________________________________________________________________________

11th April 2012

HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier is coming together
Navy ‘Junglies’ reunite with US crews from Libya ops
Army’s rapid reaction force takes to the air

Netherlands makes final trim to F-16 fleet size

w

IN FOCUS: Why the UK’s carriers will not be ‘airfields at sea’

15

Lockheed Martin, BAE awarded contracts to support Saudi F-15SA upgrades

47

Chinook Emergency Landing: Seven Hurt

35

Fifth generation fighters provide air superiority

35

Navy’s Newest Squadron Prepares for New F-35 Fighters

22

Reserve, active duty F-22 pilots fly long-range strike exercise

c

Army moves toward pure fleet of upgraded Chinooks

350

Final assembly of first A350

a

Transaero Orders Dreamliners

re

Voyager achieves its first flight in RAF service

35

UPDATED: Video: F-35A completes first night refuelling

af1

New Air Force One Debuts in Pentagon Planning

uav

U.S. Navy Grounds Unmanned Helicopters After Incidents

400

A400M To Visit Asian Nations in Marketing Push

_________________________________________________________________________

6th April 2012

Voyager planes poor fit for RAF

60

US Army working to overcome degraded visuals

60

Lockheed Martin awarded new contract to modernize USN MH-60 fleet

22

Industry officials divided over US Army future vertical lift requirements

US Army reveals digital Black Hawk goal

US Army to seek C-12 replacement deal

po

Poland launches new trainer contest

uav

Extra Pilot Training For US Aircraft

2

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Completes First Ever Polar Test Mission

35

Su-35 Fighters Made 500 Test Flights

35

F-35: UK House of Commons Issues Status Report on JSF

53

Poland Issues Tender For Multipurpose Helicopters

ap

Apache Block III Helicopter Performs Well In Tests

t

New helmet for Tornado pilots

35

First Dutch F-35

_________________________________________________________________________

4th April 2012

Search and Rescue crews save 7 sailors from stricken ship
t

Raytheon nets £60m UK Paveway IV order

f

This week’s Flight International: F-22 flying into the sunset

h

Turkey close to receiving first interim T129 attack helicopters

15

Boeing Completes On-cost, On-schedule Delivery of F-15K Slam Eagles to Korea

t

Rockwell Demos Synthetic Vision on Military Helicopters

235

Telephonics to Upgrade Colombian Navy CN-235s

t

Dambusters charity call

16

4,500th F-16 delivered

ty

BAE Systems gets £446 million Typhoon contract

h

Armed Aerial Scout 72X+ unveiled

35

Canada Auditor General Blasts F-35 Program

_________________________________________________________________________

3rd April 2012

car

Weighing up new carriers

Portsmouth bomb squad called to V-2 missile found in Suffolk

RAF Tornados hit Taliban bombers

Blue Peter takes to the skies with the Navy

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire – Press Release
New Promotional Video Launched
Our Heritage, Your Heritage – Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire – Press Release
Spring Conference Highlights Lincolnshire Home of Aviation

22

IN FOCUS: Latest F-22 upgrade brings ability to jam enemy radars

22

IN FOCUS: End of F-22 production closes chapter in eventful history

hal

Safety concerns stalling first flight of HAL’s naval Tejas

ch

Boeing bulllish on Chinook winning Indian competition

sq

Eurocopter calls for conclusion of India competition

USAF promotes 767-2C as civil freighter

22

F-22 scientific board findings announced

typ

Eurofighter: Five Year Support Contract Signed

raf

India’s Antony Talks Tough, Says Will Cancel ‘Murky’ Deals

27

C-27 program cut explained, budget aligned with strategy

us

US Navy Carrier Air Wing 14 Deactivation Cancelled

uav

British students to fly the flag at international ‘Drone Olympics’

dev

Yorkshire Air Museum’s new exhibits

Jag

Big Cat prowls Newark

b

New E-Jet for BA

ab

New Boeing for Aerosvit

35

Extended F-35 facility opens in UK

mir

UAE completes A330 MRTT qualifications

400

A400M in South America

35

F-35A completes first night refuelling

135

Chilean Air Force gets last Stratotanker

Japan Begins Building Technology Demonstrator Fighter

Eurofighter Nations Award $2.7B in Typhoon Support Contracts

First Rafale To Be Equipped With AESA This Summer