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USNTPS upgrades C-12 with Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck

A C-12 assigned to U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Tester 38, has been upgraded with the Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck last month. Alan Lebeda [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2] The upgrade at Elliot Aviation started in September 2019. The aircraft will now undergo flight test by the Federal Aviation Administration in Olathe, Kansas, […]
Hensoldt Wins €1.5Bn Order for Eurofighter AESA Radar

Hensoldt Wins €1.5Bn Order for Eurofighter AESA Radar

TAUFKIRCHEN, Germany — Sensor system supplier Hensoldt has been awarded a contract by Airbus Defence and Space to develop and produce a new AESA (Active Electronic Scanning Array) radar for the German and Spanish Eurofighter fleets.

The project is jointly financed by the Eurofighter partner na…

FAA Completes Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flights

FAA Completes Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flights

The FAA and Boeing today completed the certification flight tests on the Boeing 737 MAX.

During three days of testing this week, FAA pilots and engineers evaluated Boeing’s proposed changes in connection with the automated flight control system on the aircraft.

While completion of the flight…

Overweight Australian Frigate Design Heads Back to Drawing Board

Overweight Australian Frigate Design Heads Back to Drawing Board

The [Australian] navy’s A$35 billion fleet of new frigates is undergoing design changes because they have become too heavy, risking a cost blowout for taxpayers and potentially compromising their performance.

The Defence Department confirmed BAE System’s Hunter class frigate has become longer, wh…

Boeing Hid Details of MCAS from FAA: IG Report

Boeing Hid Details of MCAS from FAA: IG Report

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the safety and certification of all civilian aircraft manufactured and operated in the United States. However, two accidents in late 2018 and early 2019 involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft raised significant safety concerns about FAA’s cer…

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