Tag: modernization

US and EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization and Pilot Training

Reading Time: 1 minute The US and the European Union (EU) are amending two joint agreements expanding cooperation on aviation safety and air traffic management (ATC) modernization. Officials from FAA, the EU and the European Commission co-signed the amendments in Brussels Dec. 13. The amendment to the US-EU Safety Agreement, which originally took effect May 1, 2011, enables the […]

U.S. Air Force Authorises Extended Life For F-16

Reading Time: 1 minute The F-16 Falcon will live to fight another day, or at least another 4,000 hours, according to the US Air Force and Lockheed Martin. The USAF authorized extending the F-16’s service life from its original 8,000 flight hours to 12,000 flight hours, a 12 April Lockheed release states. After performing SLEP modifications, the service will […]

Iran Air Receives Its First Airbus A330-200

Reading Time: 1 minute Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new A330-200, the first of 45 family aircraft on order. The delivery of the new jetliner is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, settled in December 2016 with a firm order placed for 100 Airbus aircraft, including 46 A320 family jetliners and 16 A350s. The […]

Russia to Upgrade Aircraft Carrier in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute Planned repairs and modernization of Russia’s renowned aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, will start during the first half-year of 2017 at the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk and will take two and a half years. “The decision to start Admiral Kuznetsov’s modernization at Zvezdochka in the first six months of 2017 has been made. The project plan […]

Boeing Begins Digital Flight Deck Upgrades to NATO Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered to NATO the first of fourteen E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with cockpit upgrades that improve mission-readiness, decrease customer costs and reaffirm Boeing’s overall commitment to the fleet. The Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) digital flight deck and avionics enhancements ensure compliance with current and future air traffic control […]