Archive for April 2nd, 2016

Night flying for a pair of Yak-130

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Bell-Boeing given $151 million to start designing CMV-22B

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The U.S. Navy has given Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office $151 million to start development work on the CMV-22B.

U.S. Sailors move into position to refuel a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Operation Damayan in the Philippine Sea 131117-N-XN177-028
By MC3 Peter Burghart [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Advanced Arresting Gear traps its first manned aircraft

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The Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) has successfully trapped its first manned aircraft, a F/A-18E, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Mar. 31.

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Photo: U.S. Navy.

U.S. delivered three UH-1s to Lebanon

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The U.S. government has delivered three UH-1 helicopters to Lebanon on Apr. 1. The ceremony was attended by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Ambassador Richard H. Jones at Beirut Air Base.

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Photo: U.S. Embassy Beirut

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KC-46 encountered issue while transferring fuel to C-17

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During the transfer of fuel in mid-air from a KC-46 to a C-17, testers found that the boom’s axial load was higher than expected. This setback could delay the type’s Milestone C decision in May, the U.S. Air Force has said.

KC-46 Boom Extension
Boeing photo by John D. Parker
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