Monthly Archives: June 2012

Company to develop commercial replacement for leaded general aviation gasoline

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Professionals in the aviation and energy sectors have formed a company to scale up production of a high-octane, unleaded, sustainable general aviation gasoline and bring it to market. Swift Fuels LLC was created in partnership between Swift Development Renewable Fuels LLC and South Dakota-based RMB Energy LLC. […]

Boeing KC-767

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia KC-767 Japan Air Self-Defense Force KC-767J Role Air-to-air tanker Manufacturer Boeing First flight 21 May 2005 Primary users Italian Air Force Japan Air Self-Defense Force Produced 2003- present Number built 8 Unit cost ~US$145 million Developed from Boeing 767 Variants Boeing KC-46 The Boeing KC-767 is a military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed from […]

Airbus A400M

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A400M The second prototype A400M, Grizzly 2, at the 2010 Farnborough Airshow Role Long-range military transport Manufacturer Airbus Military First flight 11 December 2009[1] Status Under development, in flight testing Primary users German Air Force (planned) French Air Force (planned) Spanish Air Force (planned) See Operators below for others Number built 5 as of December 2011[2] Unit cost […]

Airbus A400M

The A400M is the most versatile airlifter currently available responding to the most varied needs of world Air Forces and other organisations in the 21st century. It can perform three very different types of duties: it is able to perform both tactical missions directly to the point of need and long range strategic/logistic ones. And […]

Embraer KC-390

Embraer KC-390 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia KC-390 Concept of the KC-390 Role Medium-sized transport aircraft Manufacturer Embraer Defense and Security First flight 2014(Scheduled)[1] Introduction 2016(Scheduled)[2] Status Under development Program cost US$1.51 billion[3] Unit cost US$50 million[4] The Embraer KC-390 is a medium-size, twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft under development by Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer. It is to perform aerial refueling, transport cargo […]

Embraer and Boeing cooperate on KC-390

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, June 26, 2012 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Embraer [NYSE: ERJ; BOVESPA: EMBR3] today announced an agreement to collaborate on the KC-390 aircraft program. Under this agreement, Boeing and Embraer will share some specific technical knowledge and evaluate markets where they may join their sales efforts for medium-lift military transport opportunities. […]

2nd Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Successfully Completes 1st Flight

  These images are available for editorial use by news media. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., June 16, 2012 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced the successful de-orbit and landing of the second X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. The X-37B landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:48 […]