Air

Airbus has recently signed a contract to provide a digital services focus for the maintenance of the Air Refueling Boom System on the RAAF's KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport fleet.

In early December 2020, Air Affairs Australia participated in a large naval exercise within the Eastern Exercise Area and completed the first ever dual Phoenix target presentation.

Tools have been downed as No. 278 Squadron closed out its maintenance training support to Air Combat Group on December 17.

Australia set to acquire two more P-8A Poseidon surveillance and response aircraft, bringing the total fleet size to 14.

Australia’s F-35A Lightning II fleet can now be deployed on operations after Initial Operational Capability (IOC) was officially achieved on December 28.

Boeing Australia and the RAAF completed the first high-speed taxi test of the Loyal Wingman before Christmas in preparation for first flight.

A number of announcements related to Australia’s F-35 program were made this week, starting with the news that Lockheed Martin has been awarded a sovereign Training Support Services contract.

A RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet has crashed on the runway at RAAF Amberley, forcing two pilots to eject from the aircraft.

Amaero has received a purchase order from Boeing for the manufacture of metal evaluation parts.

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld has announced the signing of the Air Cooperation Framework with the Royal Air Force formalising the two services’ long-standing collaboration.

Boeing recently completed flight tests with five high-performance surrogate jets operating autonomously in a team at the new Queensland Flight Test Range in Cloncurry.

Lockheed Martin Australia has announced contracts with five Australian SMEs to explore Australian sovereign technologies that may be incorporated into the Air 6500 system solution.

A high-speed satellite communications (SATCOM) system has been installed on a second Air Force C-130J Hercules, providing in-flight internet connection to crew and passengers.

A Victorian small business will build the aircraft safety stands used in the maintenance of Air Force’s F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growler aircraft.

Army Aviation is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance with a few new helicopters on the horizon.

Babcock Australasia’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) contract with the Queensland Government has been extended by three years.