After selling all eight Dornier 228s batch built in a new-generation configuration, RUAG Aviation (Chalet 120, Static A5, Hall 4 B77) is reconfiguring its supply chain to deliver a minimum of four and up to 12 of the 19-seat aircraft every year, beginning in 2016. And the MRO-specialist-turned-OEM is offering a range of gap-bridging solutions to ensure its product remains competitive on delivery timescale.
An in-flight propeller-blade balancing system, which LORD says will soon start to be installed on the U.S. Air National Guard's C-130H fleet, could bring threefold savings in maintenance costs, enhance performance, extend airframe life and increase availability.
An appeal to NATO nations to supply intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) along NATO’s eastern flank has so far fallen on deaf ears, according to the deputy commander of the alliance’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet.
The response to the December cyberattack on Sony Pictures, and the U.S. government sanctions on North Korea that followed, have raised some eyebrows in the information-assurance and cyber-defense communities.
After canceling the Euro Hawk program in 2013 because of concerns about the UAV’s ability to fly in civil airspace, Germany may instead use a related Northrop Grumman platform, the MQ-4C Triton, as an airborne signals intelligence gatherer.