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US completes first Turkish KC-135R upgrade

A Turkish Air Force-operated Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker has recently been returned to Turkey after completion of a Block 45 upgrade

Sixth Poseidon MRA1 delivered to the RAF

The RAF took delivery of its sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 on September 21. The aircraft - serial ZP806 'Guernsey's Reply' (c/n 66106/8680, ex N665DS), callsign ‘Poseidon 1’ - landed at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, at around 0840hrs following a transatlantic ferry flight

First phase testing completed for GX30 terminal

Inmarsat Government, Boeing Commercial Satellite Services and Orbit Communications Systems have announced the Orbit GX30 multi-purpose terminal demonstration system has completed first phase testing over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network and high-capacity, global military Ka-band

£400m upgrade for RAF C-17As and Chinooks

The UK's Boeing Chinook HC5/HC6 helicopters are to be enhanced with state-of-the-art defensive systems, while the RAF's C-17A Globemaster III fleet will receive a software and hardware upgrade

Rollout ceremony for Qatar's future fighter

Boeing has marked the rollout of the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s new F-15QA fighter at a ceremony attended by representatives from the US Air Force and QEAF at the company’s St Louis facility in late-August

Qatar's first F-15QA officially rolled out

A formal roll-out ceremony for the Qatar Emiri Air Force's first F-15QA was held at Boeing’s facility in St Louis, Missouri, on August 25

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MQ-25A refuels US Navy E-2D for the first time

The US Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation programme completed its first aerial refuelling flight with an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye on August 18 during a sortie from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois

Boeing and Alaska Airlines trial Inmarsat IRIS

Inmarsat IRIS ATM modernisation programme being trialled outside Europe for the first time as part of Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme

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Poseidon looks to capture maritime patrol market

The P-8A Poseidon could become the dominant maritime patrol aircraft among NATO and key allied states; commonality bringing benefits to sustainment and interoperability. However, questions remain as to whether a lack of competition and variety could hinder operational effectiveness

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How many airliners did top manufacturers deliver in 2020?

In part three of our Global Airline Report, we analyse the delivery figures from last year for the world's top six airliner manufacturers including Boeing, Airbus, ATR, COMAC, Embraer and Irkut