- Simpler, clearer and more personalized;
- Launch of the new Flying Blue programme on 1 April 2018.
In-country pilot and maintenance training ramps up
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently delivered F-35 Full Mission Simulators (FMS) to the Israeli, Italian, Japanese and Norwegian Air Forces – the first-ever deliveries to international F-35 operators.
The simulators are critical components of the pilot training capability at F-35 operating bases in these four countries, where they will facilitate pilot qualification training, continuation training and mission rehearsal training.
“Lockheed Martin fully supports these customers and their F-35 training goals – we’re here to enable their success,” said Colleen Arthur, vice president of F-35 Training at Lockheed Martin. “Lockheed Martin has unparalleled experience and expertise in leading day-to-day F-35 training operations and we look forward to our continued partnerships with these important allies as they build their respective training programs.”
Lockheed Martin personnel assist with operations and maintenance of the simulators in-country for these partners, providing training, supporting scenario creation to achieve tactical training objectives and ensuring the simulators are mission ready.
The U.S.-based F-35 training these customers received will be the foundation for standing up their sovereign training capabilities. Dozens of international pilots and maintainers have been trained in the U.S., while some of their instructor cadre have been trained in-country by Lockheed Martin’s Global Mobile Training Team (GMTT). The GMTT is a knowledgeable and experienced group of subject matter experts who provide worldwide, on-demand site standup and sustainment training for F-35 training centers and operational units.
Lockheed Martin continues to support the F-35 maintenance training in Israel, Italy, Japan and Norway, as all of these countries have or are scheduled to receive courseware, curriculum and an Aircraft Systems Maintenance Trainer (ASMT). As the F-35 program prepares for full-rate production, pilot and maintenance trainers will be delivered to additional international F-35 customers beginning in 2018.
For additional information on F-35 global participation, visit www.F35.com/Global
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Keflavik Airport marks the development of its German connections with the launch of Icelandair’s inaugural flight to Berlin Tegel today. Despite the recent loss of airberlin from its airline roll call, the Icelandic airport is experiencing an immediate reaction to fill lost capacity, celebrating the decision by its home-based a three times weekly service to Berlin’s main international airport.
Tour operator FTI has launched Cologne Bonn’s new connection to Dubai Al Maktoum today. The leading German travel group will offer weekly flights to the UAE flown on Condor’s 275-seat 757-300s. Complimenting FTI’s existing portfolio within Cologne Bonn’s route network, the latest link to the Middle East joins established charter routes to Salalah in Oman and Hurghada in Egypt.
Cyprus’ largest airline now serving Frankfurt twice-weekly.
Larnaca, Cyprus, 3 November 2017 – Cobalt Air, Cyprus’ largest airline, is proud to announce a new twice-weekly service this winter linking Frankfurt Airport directly with Larnaca, which commenced on 1 November. As a result of Cobalt Air’s latest expansion, the airline is currently providing the earliest arriving flight from Cyprus into the German financial centre, with its services touching down in Frankfurt at 13:15 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
National flag carrier becomes first Chinese 737 MAX operator
SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Air China today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX 8. China’s national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to receive the 737 MAX. Customers throughout China will take delivery of nearly 100 737 MAXs by the end of next year.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 2, 2017) – Rockwell Collins, a leading provider of aviation and high integrity solutions for military and commercial customers in the Middle East, will tout its growing capabilities both on and off the aircraft—cockpit, cabin, communications and connectivity—at the Dubai Airshow, Nov. 12-16.
- Title Western Australia
- Released 03/11/2017 10:00 am
- Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
- DescriptionFrom the fourth most populous city to the rugged Outback, the Sentinel-3A satellite gives us a wide-ranging view over Australia’s southwestern corner.
London, 2 November 2017: The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain has received a number of inquiries regarding the false allegation of deliberate targeting and acts of reprisals against Members of Al-Wedaei Family.