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Airbus wants FCAS, Tempest merger talks in 2021

A European Union, United Kingdom next generation fighter program should be negotiated in 2021 because coronavirus’ economic shock will make anything else unaffordable, Airbus’ head of defence has said.

Titan to Add Maiden Airbus A330

Titan to Add Maiden Airbus A330

Titan Airways is set to introduce an Airbus A330-200 as part of a wider effort to transition to an all Airbus fleet. The five-year-old airliner is to enter service with the charter and airline sub-charter specialist in April 2020.

South African to Lease A350s from Air Mauritius

South African to Lease A350s from Air Mauritius

When, in a June 30 press release, South African Airways (SAA) confirmed it would lease a pair of Airbus A350-900s, very little was detailed about the carrier’s acquisition. Airliner World has since learned that the two jets will be handed over to the airline as part of Air Mauritius’ order for six examples, placed at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow.

 Farnborough Airport Changes Hands

Farnborough Airport Changes Hands

Farnborough, the UK’s only dedicated business aviation airport, has been sold to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) for an undisclosed sum.

Hellenic Phantoms – THE LEGEND CONTINUES

Hellenic Phantoms – THE LEGEND CONTINUES

Over 40 years after its service entry with the Hellenic Air Force, and thoroughly rejuvenated by a wide-ranging upgrade program, the F-4 Phantom II remains an essential component of Greece’s Tactical Air Force planning.

USAF moves closer to finalising T-7A Red Hawk design

Boeing and the US Air Force (USAF) have recently conducted both the Aircraft Critical Design Review (CDR) and the System CDR for the T-7A Red Hawk next-generation advanced jet trainer.

RAF adapts BAe 146 CC3s for medical use

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has announced that a pair of BAe 146 CC3 tactical transports – operated by No 32 (The Royal) Squadron from RAF Northolt in west London – have been modified to provide a medical mission.

Australia to procure an additional MQ-4C Triton

The Australian Department of Defence has announced that it will acquire a third Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

China Southern Airlines

Why has China Southern been Flying a ‘737 MAX’ for Nine Months?

Those who pay close attention to flight tracking apps may have noticed that, what appears to be a China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 MAX, has been flying around in the region since September last year.

Elbit Systems to support Israeli T-6A Efroni fleet

Elbit Systems has announced that it has been contracted to provide operation, maintenance and logistic services for the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) Beechcraft T-6A Efroni trainer aircraft fleet.

Alaska Airlines

E175s Set to Land in the Last Frontier

Alaska Airlines is set to add a Brazilian element to its services in and out of the state as it expands the scheduled use of its Embraer E175s to the region for the first time.

Martin Needham

Why PIA is Operating Flights to Europe After Being Banned

Today is the first day of a six-month ban on European flights for Pakistan’s national carrier as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday withdrew its Third Country Operator (TCO) authorisation.

South Korea orders 20 more TA-50s

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been contracted to deliver 20 new-build TA-50 Block 2 lead-in fighter trainer/light attack aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF).

Airbus to lead Eurofighter radar integration effort

Airbus has been contracted to develop, supply and integrate 115 Captor-E electronically scanned array (E-Scan) radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter fleets.

Qantas

Fancy a Trip on Qantas' Final 747 Flight? Here's How

Australian flag carrier Qantas has unveiled a programme of events to mark the retirement of its final Boeing 747.