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December 08, 2006

Embraer Delivers Five Super Tucanos To Colombia

First Export Of Multipurpose Military Planes

Earlier this week, Embraer announced the delivery of the first five Super Tucano aircraft to the Colombian Air Force (FAC) in a ceremony held at Embraer's Gaviao Peixoto Unit in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Boeing Wins US Air Force UAS Support Contract

Will Provide Comm, Network Systems

Aero-News has learned Boeing will provide worldwide unmanned aerial systems (UAS) communications and network systems expertise to the US Air Force under a five-year $14 million contract. Boeing also will work with the Air Force to develop current and future UAS operations plans for allied missions.

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USAF Puts Off Tanker Bid Request Until January

Capitol Hill Concerns Could Drive A Requirements Rewrite

The US Air Force is pushing back its request for bids on a new tanker until the end of January. The change was made amid concerns on Capitol Hill the bid contest isn't fair enough.

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French Pilot OK After Ejecting From Fighter

Was Escorting Transport Plane

Little is known about the circumstances that led a French pilot to punch out of his Mirage F1 fighter Wednesday while on an escort mission... other than the best news, that the pilot is safe.

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