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India signs up for C295 tactical transport

India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) legacy fleet of HAL/BAe 748M Subroto aircraft

Rolls-Royce to power USAF B-52 bombers

Rolls-Royce North America has been selected to provide the powerplant for the US Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress under the Commercial Engine Replacement Program, meaning that US-made F130 engines will power the aircraft for the next 30 years

Edinburgh urges Scottish Government to back aviation recovery

A new report by Edinburgh Airport calls on the government to help Scottish aviation, claiming that its recovery is slower than that in other regions

DARPA awards Northrop Grumman PNT contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Blackjack programme has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for Phase 2 development of an advanced, software-defined positioning, navigation and timing payload, with options to build units destined for space flight

Perth continues rollout of COVID-safe initiatives

In 2021, 5.9m people have so far travelled though the airport without a single COVID-19 breach

FBB and easyJet commence works on construction hangar

The facility is based at BER and is set to be fully operational by 2023

Lockheed Martin highlight UK benefits of F-35 programme

Lockheed Martin has detailed the current and future economic benefits to the UK of the F-35 stealth fighter programme stating gains to date of around £9bn, a figure which would continue to rise through to the late-2030s

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Emergent player – Turkey’s drone industry

Spurred on in the early 2000s by the growing international unmanned market, Turkey developed an indigenous drone industry and has become a significant UAV player

Collaboration key to zero emissions, says easyJet

EasyJet has urged industry and governments to work closely to deliver the zero-emission technology needed to transform aviation

Helsinki unveils plans for travel centre at Terminal 2

Finland’s Helsinki Airport is to create a new travel centre as an extension of Terminal 2, offering bus, train and taxi connections

Norse Atlantic announces BALPA partnership

A partnership between Norse Atlantic Airways and the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) will help create hundreds of jobs in UK aviation

4GD to integrate Parrot drone into synthetic environment

European drone manufacturer Parrot has entered into a strategic partnership with immersive environment specialists 4GD, which will see the integration of the former company’s ANAFI USA platform into the latter’s synthetic training environments

Inclusivity in space: ESA’s Parastronaut Project

The European Space Agency has called for would-be astronauts whose physical disabilities would previously selection previously, reports Mark Broadbent

How airports can manage the ‘tidal wave’ of COVID-19 documentation

Tech firm boss says collaboration is key with border control, immigration, ground handlers and airlines to minimise delays

RSW terminal expansion project to begin in October

The $331m initiative is set to take three years to complete

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