Anthony Osborne

Anthony Osborne
EASA Issues Safety Advice For Ash-Contaminated Flight 
Airspace closures should be an action of last resort in the event of volcanic ash contamination according to new advice issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
A380 Operations Remain Challenging For Heathrow 
Flights into Heathrow were seen as one of the key critical markets for the four-engined aircraft when it was first developed during the early 2000s, with airlines able to fly more passengers into the slot-constrained two-runway airport.
South African Combat Aircraft Flies 
South African defense firm Paramount Group’s first aircraft, the Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (Ahrlac), has made its first flight.
AirTanker Receives 10th Aircraft 
AirTanker, the consortium charged with the operation of the U.K. Royal Air Force’s (RAF) aerial tanker force, has taken delivery of its 10th aircraft.
Aerostar Upgrades MiG-21s For Mozambique 
Romanian maintenance and upgrade house Aerostar has completed the overhaul and upgrade of eight MiG-21 fighters for the air arm of Mozambique.
MBDA Test Fires CAMM Missiles
European missile manufacturer MBDA has completed the first firings of its Sea Ceptor missile during trials in Sweden.
Saab Finishes Gripen/Meteor Integration Trials 
Sweden looks set to become the first country to declare an operational capability with the MBDA Meteor air-to-air missile, following the completion of integration trials with the JAS 39 Gripen.
Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Firms Up Third Runway Plans 
The new plans, unveiled on May 13 prior to their submission to the commission tomorrow, are modified from those revealed last July.
EASA OKs EC225 Replacement Vertical Bevel Shaft 

Airbus Helicopters has completed the redesign and certification of the bevel gear vertical shaft fitted in its EC225 heavy helicopters.

Failure of the component — a critical part inside the main gearbox — caused the ditching of two EC225s into the North Sea in May and October 2012, prompting a nine-month halt in operations for both the EC225 and the military version, the EC725. The stopping of operations created issues for oil and gas operators across the globe.

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