Air International 2022-09
K.Chapman - Farnborough in Focus
TURKISH AEROSPACE Industries (TUSAS) has confirmed that it will supply T129 ATAK attack helicopters to Nigeria under a recently signed contract
DESPITE STIFF competition from other European-based contenders, Sikorsky remains optimistic about the S-70M Black Hawk's chances in the UK's New Medium Helicopter (NMH) programme, which calls for the acquisition of 44 helicopters to replace four legacy rotorcraft fleets across the UK Armed Forces.
CZECH-BASED Aero Vodochody made two major announcements regarding its new L-39NG advanced jet trainer on the opening day of FIA on July 18, 2022.
BAE Systems and Embraer signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at FIA on July 19, 2022 to collaborate in Middle Eastern markets for the C-390, with an initial focus on Saudi Arabia. Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security, said: “The aircraft brings a new concept to market, offering a versatile and multi-mission platform with very low operating costs and fast turnaround, which is an unbeatable combination”
LEONARDO HELICOPTERS announced on July 18, 2022 that it has started to establish a new AW149 production line at its facility in Yeovil, Somerset, as the race for the UK MOD'S New Medium Helicopter (NMH) contract gains considerable pace.
IN ITS bid to secure the UK MOD’S highly sought New Medium Helicopter (NMH) contract, Airbus Helicopters has revealed the first members of its UK-based industry team, dubbed the ‘H175M Task Force’, in the lead-up to FIA.
For the first time, Bell exhibited a full-scale mock-up of its V-280 Valor tiltrotor offering for the US Army s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) programme at FIA. Although it was kept within the confines of the company’s chalet and was largely restricted from public view, Bell boasts that tie platform (while large on paper) will boast the same footprint as the UH-60 Black Hawk and will be able to utilise the same infrastructure
The Tempest six-generation fighter programme, part of the UK’s overall FCAS effort, is following a new development model designed to maintain the programme’s ambitious pace
PLANS FOR the UK to lead the development of a new, airworthy sixth-generation combat air demonstrator were revealed by UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace during the opening day of FIA on July 18, 2022.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN and US-based Boom Supersonic have finalised a collaborative agreement to offer new special mission variants of the latter's Overture family of supersonic aircraft to the US military and its allies. The agreement was announced at FIA on July 19, 2022.