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NATO receives first A330 MRTT

Airbus has delivered its first of eight Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker/Transport (MRTT) aircraft to NATO for use as part of its Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF).

Airbus to lead Eurofighter radar integration effort

Airbus has been contracted to develop, supply and integrate 115 Captor-E electronically scanned array (E-Scan) radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter fleets.

RAF unveils new scheme for VIP Voyager

The RAF has rolled out a specially painted Airbus A330 Voyager KC2 multi-role tanker/transport for special use as a VIP transport for senior UK government officials and members of the Royal Family.

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The Coronavirus Cargo Conundrum

As COVID-19 swept across the world and passenger aircraft were grounded, the vital air freight capacity they provide was decimated. Airlines started scrambling for ways to continue to carry cargo without flying empty jets. Thomas Haynes speaks to Airbus about how they helped to solve this problem.

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Hawk Staffel: Luftwaffe Special Operations H145Ms

Since 2015, the Luftwaffe has been rapidly developing a new Special Forces capability. Dr Kevin Wright talked with the commanding officer for 4 Staffel ‘Hawks’ of HSG 64, about this highly specialised squadron and its Airbus Helicopters H145Ms.

Al Baker: No Airbus or Boeing Deliveries Until 2022

Qatar Airways will be accepting no deliveries of any Airbus or Boeing aircraft this year or next. Akbar Al Baker, the company’s CEO told Sky News this afternoon that he had notified both manufacturers of the decision.

Airbus wants FCAS, Tempest merger talks in 2021

A European Union, United Kingdom next generation fighter program should be negotiated in 2021 because coronavirus’ economic shock will make anything else unaffordable, Airbus’ head of defence has said.

German Navy accepts first Sea Lion

The Marineflieger (the German naval air arm) has taken delivery of its first NHIndustries NH90 Sea Lion maritime multi-purpose utility helicopter.

Third Airbus Beluga XL Breaks Cover

The third example of Airbus’ Beluga XL transport aircraft has been rolled out the paint shop in Toulouse for the first time.

French A400M lands in New Zealand for the first time

An Armeé de l’Air (AdlA, French Air Force) Airbus A400M Atlas landed in New Zealand for the first time whilst conducting a repatriation mission in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.