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Airbus-Built Cargo Aircraft Completes Aerial Refueling Mission With Spanish F-18 Jets

An Airbus-built military transport plane refueled multiple F-18 fighter jets of the Spanish air force during an aerial refueling mission that took place Dec. 13. Airbus said Thursday its A400M aircraft completed an AAR human factors certification flight with six F-18s from Spain’s Center of Logistics for Armament and Experimentation and the Torrejon-based …

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Airbus, Thales Extend Military Flight Simulator Supply Partnership

Airbus has ordered an additional two flight training simulators from Thales for the AM400 military transport aircraft crewmen of the French and German air forces. Both simulators are designed to prepare A400M crews for missions such as in-flight refueling and low-level tactical operations, Thales said Tuesday. Thales has delivered A400M full flight simulators and a pair …

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Airbus Delivers Germany’s First A400M Airlifter Designed for Tactical Missions; Kurt Rossner Comments

Airbus‘ defense and space business has delivered an A400M tactical mission-qualified military transport aircraft to Germany’s air force. The company said Monday the aircraft represents the first in Germany’s A400M fleet that was built to support transport operations in areas with military threats and designed with  self-defense systems as well as air-drop cargo load and paratrooping features. “In …

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Airbus to Purchase 2 CAE-Built C295 Simulators; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Airbus’ defense and space business has ordered two additional CAE-built flight simulators for the C295 aircraft under a memorandum of understanding. Airbus will install one C295 flight simulator at the company’s international training center in Spain and provide the other one for an unnamed aircraft operator, Airbus said Monday. Gene …

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Germany Eyes Lockheed Martin Military Transport Plane Purchase

Germany has announced plans to procure between four and six Lockheed Martin-built transport planes following delays in the delivery of the Airbus Group-built A400M military cargo aircraft, Marketwatch reported Tuesday. Robert Wall writes Ursula von der Leyern, Germany’s defense minister, has signed a declaration of intent to acquire the Lockheed C-130J transport planes under …

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