ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $12 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop a Multi-Modal Sensor Fusion (MMSF) testbed for rotary-wing aircraft.
A soldier participates in Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER on September 22, 2016. The purpose of the exercise is to develop and sharpen the skills of Canadian Armed Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Improvised Explosive Device Disposal operators and Counter Explosive Threat enablers.
Photo credit: 8 Wing Imaging © 2016 DND-MDN Canada
October 16, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
The Canadian Armed Forces will conduct a counter explosive threat exercise involving international military participants and Canadian law enforcement agencies at Canadian Forces Base Borden and 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford from October 16 to November 3, 2017.
WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 16, 2017) – Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has secured a fleet order from Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance for 11 aircraft, including the first medevac-configured Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet and 10 Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprops. The aircraft will support Babcock’s contract with Air Ambulance Services of Norway to provide communities across Norway with vital air ambulance support.
Only non-stop service between the UK and Taiwan to begin 1 December
China Airlines, the national flag carrier of the Republic of China (Taiwan), is returning to the UK following a five year hiatus, with the launch of a new non-stop service between London Gatwick and Taipei’s Taoyuan International from Friday 1 December.
The Lufthansa Group has submitted an offer letter today, expressing its interest in establishing a “NewAlitalia”. Lufthansa has opted not to make an offer for the complete Airline but has stated interest in only parts of the Global network traffic and European and domestic point-to-point business.
The order for three AW169 Emergency Medical Services helicopters was placed by Travis County, Texas for its STAR Flight program
Travis County’s AW169s will be the first in the US to support patient transport, search and rescue, law enforcement and firefighting missions
Contract builds on the global success of the AW169 for EMS and public service operations, as total orders exceed 160 of the type for 70 customers in 30 countries around the world
Rome, 16 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, USA that Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft.
Expanding presence in Japan includes first AW189 for a Japanese customer and the first firefighting configured AW169
The AW189 and AW169, with two additional AW139s, will add to a fleet of 120 Leonardo helicopters operated in Japan also for government, medical emergency and first response missions
Tokyo, Shizuoka, Fukushima and Yamaguchi agencies will replace older helicopter types with Leonardo products between 2019 and 2020
Rome, 16 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today that it has significantly grown its market share in the Japanese helicopter market by securing orders for AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters in firefighting configuration following highly competitive tenders.