Archive for November 9th, 2017

P-8A had left engine fire during touch-and-go

Posted in Navy on November 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A U.S. Navy P-8A had to make an emergency landing at Corpus Christi International Airport, Texas on Nov. 6 after its left engine caught fire.

P-8A of VP-5 over the Philippine Sea in September 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Europrop warned Airbus on dangers of accidental data wipe

Posted in Industry on November 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Europrop had warned Airbus that data needed to run its TP400-D6 engine smoothly could be accidentally wiped, seven months before the fatal crash of a A400M in May 2015.

Airbus A400M EC-404 ILA 2012 06
Julian Herzog [GFDL or CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-35 is Germany’s “preferred choice” to replace Tornado

Posted in Air Force on November 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Germany’s “preferred choice” to replace its aging Tornado fighter-bomber is the Lockheed Martin F-35, an official said at the International Fighter Conference on Nov. 8.

61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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