Archive for February 23rd, 2017

Five U.S. lawmakers urged Kenya to rethink the purchase of AT-802s

Posted in Industry on February 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Five U.S. lawmakers have asked Kenya to rethink the purchase of 12 armed Air Tractor AT-802s from the United States.

AirTractor Paris I
By PvK (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indian C-130J damaged after landing; Squadron CO relieved

Posted in Air Force on February 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The commanding officer of the Indian Air Force’s 77 Squadron was relieved of his duties after he damaged a C-130J at a high-altitude airstrip during a night sortie on Dec. 13, 2016.

Lockheed C-130J-30 'KC-3801'
By Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Boeing bringing KC-46 suppliers to court

Posted in Industry, KC-X on February 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Boeing is suing Able Aerospace Adhesives and AlfaKleen Chemical Labs for supplying a mislabeled chemical that caused the maiden flight of the KC-46 tanker to be delayed by a month.

Boeing Flight Test & Evaluation (28081863073)
By US Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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RAF Air Seeker flew to Offutt AFB to have its landing gear fixed

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A Royal Air Force RC-135 Airseeker had trouble with its landing gear during Exercise Red Flag. The aircraft was then flown to Offutt Air Force Base on Feb. 11 for the 55th Maintenance Group to troubleshoot the problem.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Delanie Stafford

A-10 pilots exchange knowledge with KA-1 counterparts

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A-10 pilots from the 25th Fighter Squadron joined their South Korean counterparts from the 237th Tactical Control Squadron on Feb. 13 for a week of training.

U.S., ROK pilots flex capabilities in Buddy Wing
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