Archive for July 10th, 2016

A400M gearbox fix is certified

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An interim fix to address the cracking issue on the power gearbox of the A400M has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency.

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By Laurent ERRERA from L’Union, France (DSC_8340-EC-402Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Five fighter manufacturers have indicated their interest in Canada’s fighter competition

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Representatives of Boeing, Eurofighter, Lockheed Martin and Saab took part in a conference call with Canadian officials on Jul. 7 on talks to replace Canada’s CF-18 Hornet fleet.

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By John Davies – CYOW Airport Watch [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-22 pilot with the most hours flew his final flight as 477th FG commander

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U.S. Air Force Col. David Piffarerio, with 1,540 hours on the F-22, has flown his final flight on the jet as the commander of 477th Fighter Group on Jul. 8.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson
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Growlers have left Philippines

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VAQ-138 has wrapped up its Air Contingent deployment to the Clark Air Base, Philippines and redeployed to Misawa Air Base in Japan to resume a previously scheduled deployment to the western Pacific.

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Video shows Russian Mi-25 shot down near Palmyra, Syria

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Russia confirmed that a Syrian Mi-25 attack helicopter with two Russian pilots on board was shot down near Palmyra on Jul. 8.


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