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Dawn Of Our Loyal Wingman

Dawn Of Our Loyal Wingman

by WOFA October 31, 2019

The first high performance military aircraft to be designed and developed in Australia in more than six decades was the subject of an official announcement by Defence Minister Christopher Pyne.

Gulfstream eyes a happy home for its G600

Gulfstream senior regional vice-president for sales Roger Sperry says the business jet maker’s soon-to-be-certified G600 should find a happy home in Australia. The G600 is on display at this week’s Avalon Airshow alongside the G550 and G650ER. Sperry said the new technology embedded in the G600’s flightdeck, such as active control side sticks and fly-by-wire

Leonardo markets commercial tiltrotor for EMS role

Italian-headquartered aerospace, defence and security company Leonardo is promoting the AW609 tiltrotor in an emergency medical services (EMS) configuration, promising to combine the strengths of fixed and rotary-wing platforms in a hybrid aircraft. The company is displaying a mockup of the cabin of what is billed as the first civilian tiltrotor or ‘powered lift’ aircraft

Airbus wins South Pacific A220 boost

Air Vanuatu signed a firm order for four A220s and purchase rights for a further four aircraft at the 2019 Avalon Airshow on Tuesday. It is the first time the carrier has purchased Airbus aircraft.

Waterproof drone nominated for innovation prize

A waterproof drone designed by RMIT University engineers in conjunction with Defence Science & Technology (DST) Group has been nominated for a National Defence Innovation Award at the airshow.

Avalon Airshow kicks off for 2019

From advanced military hardware to corporate jets to the hundreds of trade exhibitors, the 2019 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition has something for everyone.


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