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  • IAF clears proposal to buy three C 17; Boeing says only one plane left to sell

    08/16/2015 11:18:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Economic Times, India ^ | 17 Aug, 2015 | Manu Pubby
    NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force appears to have taken too long to push through a Rs 8,100 crore proposal to buy three new Boeing C-17 transport aircraft. The American manufacturer simply does not have that many aircraft to sell anymore, having pledged four of the last five C-17s in its production line to Qatar. After months of efforts, the air force, at a Services Capital Acquisition Plan meeting on July 31, managed to push through the proposal to add three aircraft to its existing fleet of 10 Boeing C-17s that were ordered in 2011. Officials said the proposal is...
  • Why the US Sent a C-17 to a Chinese Air Show Despite Concerns Inside the Pentagon

    11/12/2014 7:12:43 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    The D Brief [ at Defense One ] ^ | November 11, 2014 | Gordon Lubold and Marcus Weisgerber
    The U.S. military sent a giant C-17 cargo plane to an air show in China this week as a way to strengthen its relationship with the People’s Liberation Army there, despite fears among security and policy experts that doing so puts American technology secrets in jeopardy and also risks angering an important Asia ally. The decision to send a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III to the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition at the Zhuhai Jinwan airport starting Tuesday is fraught for a number of reasons, defense and security officials told Defense One, noting that President Barack Obama’s arrival in the...
  • Northrop Grumman’s F/A-18 Super Hornet could face fate similar to Boeing’s C-17

    12/24/2013 1:54:24 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | 12/23/13 | Muhammed El-Hasan
    Inside a cavernous assembly line in El Segundo, Northrop Grumman employees build the center aft fuselage and vertical tail — everything behind the pilot except the wings — for the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Roughly 900 local Northrop employees help build this plane, the Navy’s workhorse fighter jet that has seen action in such theaters as Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, Northrop and prime contractor Boeing have delivered more than 2,100 planes, including earlier versions and an electronic warfare variant. However, those Northrop employees and thousands more throughout California and nationwide face the prospect of an end to the Super Hornet...
  • Algerian Military Testing An A330 MRTT at Boufarik

    05/14/2013 2:12:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Le Matin DZ ^ | May 13, 2013 | Le Matin DZ
    Algerian Military Testing An A330 MRTT at Boufarik (Source: Le Matin DZ; published May 13, 2013) (Published in French; unofficial translation by defense-aerospace.com) Just weeks after the C17 evaluation that took place in Boufarik and the air force test center at Tamanrasset, an Airbus A330 MRTT tanker landed last week at the main air transport base in Boufarik. According to the “secret difa3” blog, the Algerian Air Force is in the process of finalizing a contract to acquire three A330 aircraft to reinforce its tanker and long-range transport fleet. Besides their ability to refuel in-flight fighter and attack aircraft, the...
  • China's First Heavy Transporter Y-20 Takes Off

    01/26/2013 4:44:59 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    CRIENGLISH.com ^ | 2013-01-26
    China's First Heavy Transporter Y-20 Takes Off The prototype of China's first indigenously-developed heavy transport aircraft, Y-20, takes off from an unidentified airport for its first test flight Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2013. [Photo: Xinhua] China began test flights Saturday for the prototype of its first indigenously-developed heavy transport aircraft, Y-20, a craft similar in size to the Russian IL-76 and somewhat smaller than the U.S. C-17. The plane took off at around 2:00pm from an airport in Yanliang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, according to CCTV News. The Y-20 program is part of an effort to develop an indigenous long-range...
  • India-bound Boeing C-17 leaves Long Beach, heads to Palmdale for flight test

    01/25/2013 1:23:28 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Press-Telegram, California ^ | 01/24/2013 | Karen Robes Meeks
    India-bound Boeing C-17 leaves Long Beach, heads to Palmdale for flight test AVIATION: Ten of the Long Beach-built C-17s were sold for $4.1 billion. LONG BEACH - The first of 10 Boeing Co. C-17 Globemaster III airlifters bound for India flew out of the company's East Long Beach assembly plant this week and headed to Palmdale, where it will enter a U.S. Air Force flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base, according to Boeing. "The C-17 met the stipulated airlift requirements of the Indian Air Force when it flew field evaluation trials in India during June 2010," Air Commodore...
  • Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight

    01/10/2013 12:41:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 08, 2013 | Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins
    Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight While China's stealth aircraft prototypes may get all the buzz, the Y-20 offers new military operational possibilities. In 2011 and 2012, China flight-tested stealth fighter prototypes developed by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (J-20) and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (J-31). In 2013, Xi’an Aircraft Corporation (XAC) will look to get into the new aircraft game by flight-testing a prototype of the Y-20, an indigenously-developed large transport aircraft similar in size to the Russian IL-76 and somewhat smaller than the U.S. C-17. The Y-20 program is part of an effort to develop an indigenous...
  • C-17 lands at wrong airport....oops

    08/11/2012 5:29:16 PM PDT · by Doogle · 50 replies
    YT ^ | 07/20/12 | saintliam2003
    C-17 shows it's stuff after landing at wrong airport...(Peter Knight, Tampa)....."missed McDill by this much"..(holding up thumb and index) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkuqsd_tRHw&feature=relmfu
  • Military plane lands at wrong airport in Tampa

    07/25/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    WTSP ^ | 20 July 2012 | Beau Zimmer
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  • Cause of surprise landing at Davis Islands airport unclear

    07/22/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    TBO ^ | 21 july 2012 | Richard Mullins and Ted Jackovics
    TAMPA -- Update: The plane took off from Peter O. Knight Airport about 8:30 p.m. Stay with TBO.com for updates. *** Air Force officials are trying to figure out why an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet heading to MacDill Air Force Base instead landed at Peter O. Knight Airport this afternoon. The plane, flown by a crew from the 305th Air Mobility Wing at McGuire Air Force Basee in New Jersey, was arriving from Southwest Asia carrying 23 passengers and 19 crew when it made an "unscheduled landing," according to Sgt David Carbajal, a McGuire spokesman. There appears...
  • Air Force C-17 Globemaster III landed at small Peter O. Knight Airport(KTPF) rather than MacDill

    07/21/2012 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Teflonic · 26 replies
    Air Force Cargo Jet Lands at Wrong, Smaller, Airport TAMPA | A military cargo plane that typically requires 3,500 feet for takeoff landed unexpectedly Friday at Peter O. Knight Airport, where the longest runway is 95 feet short. Work began immediately to lighten the load of the 174-foot-long aircraft so that it might leave Davis Islands safely. The drama ended at 8:27 p.m., when the C-17 Globemaster III took a hop over Hillsborough Bay to MacDill, the original destination. It landed just a few minutes later. It was unclear why the plane, headed to MacDill, made an unscheduled landing at...
  • Boeing Looks Afar for New C-17 Jet Sales

    03/29/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2012, | DAVID KESMODEL & NATHAN HODGE
    Boeing Looks Afar for New C-17 Jet Sales As U.S. Demand for Military-Cargo Plane Wanes, Aircraft Maker Hopes Mideast, Asian Buyers Will Fill the Gap BA -0.34%Boeing Co., BA -0.34%racing to drum up sales of its C-17 to avoid shutting down production of the military-cargo plane, believes new orders may emerge in coming months from the Middle East or Asia, a senior executive said. "Our hope is that future sales occur [in those regions] this year," Bob Ciesla, program manager for the C-17 Globemaster III, said in an interview this week. Mr. Ciesla declined to discuss specific countries that may...
  • India to buy more than 16 C-17 airlifters

    06/14/2011 5:13:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    India to buy more than 16 C-17 airlifters NEW DELHI: The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik told India Strategic defence magazine in an interview that while the government had accorded approval earlier this month to buy 10 aircraft, the air force was now processing a case for six more of these airlifters. At a later date, "we will add some more," he disclosed but did not specify the number. He said that IAF's existing Soviet-vintage IL-76 heavy-lift aircraft would last approximately another 10 years, and the induction of the C-17 Globemaster IIIs during this period would be a...
  • India's $4.1 billion aircraft order with Boeing is boost for Long Beach factory

    06/07/2011 9:36:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2011 | W.J. Hennigan
    India's $4.1 billion aircraft order with Boeing is boost for Long Beach factory What would be nation's largest defense deal with a U.S. contractor, for the purchase of 10 C-17 military cargo jets, will extend work at Boeing's Long Beach plant through 2014. By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times June 6, 2011, 10:01 p.m. Boeing Co.'s beleaguered jet-making complex in Long Beach received a major boost with a year's worth of new work after India's government approved the purchase of 10 C-17 military cargo aircraft for $4.1 billion. The deal should keep things humming at the sprawling plant through 2014,...
  • Argentina Holds Confiscated U.S. Air Force Cargo

    02/15/2011 7:35:40 PM PST · by traumer · 5 replies
    Argentina's relations with the U.S. took a sharp turn for the worse Monday as the country continued to hold military equipment it confiscated last week from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane sent as part of a training course for local police. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Arturo Valenzuela, called on Argentina to return the property without delay. "It's absolutely necessary that they immediately return that material. It makes no sense for it to have been confiscated this way. This material was intended for a joint exercise in training people to rescue hostages," Mr. Valenzuela...
  • Argentina Confiscates U.S. Air Force Cargo

    02/15/2011 11:33:10 AM PST · by Islander7 · 42 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | Feb 14, 2011 | By TAOS TURNER
    Argentina's relations with the U.S. worsened sharply Monday as the South American country continued to hold military equipment it confiscated last week from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane sent as part of a training course for local police. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Arturo Valenzuela, called on Argentina to return the property without delay. "It's absolutely necessary that they immediately return that material. It makes no sense for it to have been confiscated this way. This material was intended for a joint exercise in training people to rescue hostages," Mr. Valenzuela Monday said on...
  • C-17 is First Air Force Jet to Cleared to Fly on Biofuel

    02/11/2011 4:47:46 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 2/11/2011 | Defense Tech
    Well, several years after the Air Force certified the C-17 to fly on coal-based synthetic jet fuel, it’s gone and certified the cargo hauler to fly on biofuel. In fact, the Globemaster III is the first Air Force plane to be cleared to fly using “hydroprocessed blended biofuels known as hydrotreated renewable jet fuels” mixed with standard JP-8 jet gas. This comes just under a year after the Navy cleared the F/A-18EF Super Hornet to fly using biofuel. This certification is part of an effort to find an alternative fuel source for all Air Force planes that emits fewer greenhouse...
  • Boeing Completes Industrial Participation Programs for 1st 5 UK C-17s

    02/11/2011 4:29:50 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Boeing ^ | 2/10/2011 | Boeing
    Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has successfully completed -- ahead of schedule -- its industrial participation (IP) programs for the first five C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF). To date, Boeing has delivered benefits of more than $1 billion to United Kingdom industry for this aircraft program. "Boeing has been a partner to the United Kingdom for more than 70 years, serving the needs of its commercial airplane customers and Britain's military," said Mike Kurth, managing director, Boeing Defence United Kingdom. "Boeing is a major contributor to the local economy. The company has...
  • A400M, KC-390 Will Reshape Transport Market

    02/04/2011 9:36:03 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 2/4/2011 | Douglas Royce
    The military transport market will see production of almost 900 new aircraft over the next decade, but the raw numbers obscure major changes in the landscape. Production of the Boeing C-17 could end, leaving the strategic transport market to the Airbus Military A400M, while the Lockheed Martin C-130J will face a challenge for the tactical sector from Embraer’s new KC-390. In the absence of Congressional funding for more U.S. Air Force aircraft, Boeing has restructured C-17 production to be economic at a lower rate but cannot hope to keep the line going indefinitely on export orders. Forecast International projects the...
  • Army aircraft are flying to North Queensland

    02/04/2011 9:27:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    Avio News ^ | 2/4/2011 | Avio News
    “Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft including both C-17 Globemaster’s (heavy transport aircraft) and C-130 Hercules are on standby to fly north to cyclone-affected areas and the Australian army based in Townsville is preparing Blackhawk and Chinook aircraft to assist in emergency operations,” an ADF member (Australian Defence Force) said yesterday. On Wednesday ADF helicopters, eight Blackhawk’s, three Chinooks and three NH90s had flown from Townsville to Mackay Airport due to Tropical Cyclone Yasi emergency, but the aircraft soon came back to Townsville yesterday to go and assist in disaster recovery operations in North Queensland. “There are approximately 4000 defence...