FEBRUARY 2019 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Aviation Defense Industry

The BAAINBw officially invites prospective candidates for the Schwere Transporthubschrauber (STH) program, which is considering the replacement of the 80 CH-53GA / GS / GE operated by the Luftwaffe and whose withdrawal will start in 2025.

Aquila Aerospace LLC (“Aquila”) is proud to announce the signing of its first contract with the United Arab Emirates Air Force (“UAEAF”) for the supply of one next-generation Challenger 650 aircraft in multi-mission configuration (“Aircraft”) to update and expand the Emirates’ maritime and airborne surveillance and search and rescue capabilities. Additionally, Aquila has an option to supply a second Aircraft to the UAEAF.

The Russian Helicopters holding company, part of State Corporation Rostec, and the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) have delivered technical and operational documentation for the Mil Mi-171A2 helicopter to the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency. Brazilian aviation authorities will decide on the certification of the helicopter for the local market based on its application.

The U.K. Ministry of Defense has unveiled new plans for a new stealth fighter jet called "Tempest" at the biennial Farnborough Airshow, referring to the legandary Hawker Tempest of Word War 2. After having rejected Moscow’s proposal to jointly develop a fifth-generation fighter aircraft, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be invited this month to co-develop  the Tempest.

Russian State Corporation Rostec has handed over the first batch of aviation equipment - four Ansat helicopters and four Mi-8 helicopters in medical configuration - to the country's National Air Ambulance Service (NAAS). By 2021 Rostec will supply the NAAS with 104 Ansats and 46 Mi-8 with medical modules.

According to Indian Aeronautics Development Agency (ADA), the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), being developed as India's next generation fighter (fifth-generation jet fighter), is expected to make its first flight by 2032.

The Mil Helicopter Plant in Moscow completed additional certification trials of Mi-38 helicopter in extremely cold temperatures. They confirmed the technical servicing capability, flight preparation and reliable engine startup at air temperatures below minus 45 degrees Centigrade, the Russian Helicopters Holding said.

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