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September 27, 2006

Kyrgyz President's Plane, KC-135 Collide At Manas Airport

No Injuries In Possible Runway Incursion Accident

A Kyrgyz jet collided with a USAF KC-135 tanker at Manas airport near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Tuesday. Authorities reported no injuries, but the tanker caught fire.

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Boeing Antes Up Three 7s In USAF Tanker Contract Game

Would Carry 350,000 Pounds Of Fuel... But Is That Too Much?

Boeing threw another airplane into the mix this week in its bid to win a lucrative USAF tanker contract. The American planemaker is offering its 777 airframe as another possible contender for the bid, in addition to the smaller 767 widebody.

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New High Performance EH101 Enters Flight Test Phase

Features More Powerful Engines, BERP-IV Rotor Blades

The first flight of a high performance variant of the AgustaWestland EH101 fitted with new technology British Experimental Rotor Program (BERP) IV main rotor blades, more powerful CT7-8E engines and a new integrated cockpit display system took place at AgustaWestland's Yeovil facility on Tuesday.

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First KC-130T Delivered To Marines

Lockheed Martin hosted a ceremony last week to mark the delivery of the first upgraded KC-130T aerial refueling aircraft to the United States Marine Corps at its Donaldson Site Operations facility in Greenville, SC.

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