Tag: RAAF

RAAF C-17A Completes Antarctic Cargo Air Drop

Reading Time: 1 minute The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has conducted an air-to-air refuelling over the sub-Antarctic region for the first time to deliver about 10,500kg of cargo to researchers at Australia’s Davis Research Station. A RAAF C-17A Globemaster III conducted the air drop on Wednesday, taking off from Melbourne Avalon Airport carrying fresh food such as carrots, […]

The RAAF’s Major Multinational Large-Force Employment Exercise Begins

Reading Time: 1 minute The RAAF’s major multinational large-force employment exercise, Pitch Black, is under way. Up to 115 aircraft and 2,500 personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and the US are participating in the three-week long Exercise Pitch Black 2016, which officially began on July 29 and continues through to August 19. […]

First RAAF PC-21 Completes Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first Pilatus PC-21 advanced trainer for the Royal Australian Air Force has completed its first flight. Bearing both Swiss civil registration HB-HWA and its ADF military serial A54-001, the aircraft completed its first flight from Pilatus’s Stans, Switzerland facility on July 21. “This initial flight of the first Australian PC-21, only seven months after […]

Pilatus Sales Revenue Surpasses the One Billion Swiss Franc Mark

Reading Time: 2 minutes Excellent sales revenue figures of 1.1 billion Swiss francs ensure continuation of the revenue trend achieved by Pilatus in recent years. Operating results, at 191 million Swiss francs, were also outstanding. 63 new jobs were created in Stans alone during the past year, and there was more major investment in site infrastructure. The PC-24 development […]

Boeing to Provide P-8 Training Systems to Royal Australian Air Force

Reading Time: 1 minute The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has selected Boeing to provide the service with P-8 maintenance training devices. This is the first international sale of P-8 maintenance training equipment currently used by the U.S. Navy for its P-8A Poseidon fleet. The RAAF virtual trainers were purchased through the U.S. Navy and RAAF Cooperative Program and […]