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September 23, 2022, 5:25 AM

French Navy Receives First Airbus H160 for SAR Duties

Six civilian-standard helicopters are being taken into service by the Marine Nationale in advance of the first deliveries of militarized H160Ms.

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U.S. student naval aviators in front of Leonardo TH-73A helicopter
Sep 27, 2022 - 11:07 AM
Student naval aviators will now train in the Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher.
Aerial view of H160 owned by the French navy overflying a French lifeboat
Sep 23, 2022 - 5:25 AM
Six civilian-standard helicopters are being taken into service by the Marine Nationale in advance of the first deliveries of militarized H160Ms.
Bombardier BACN delivery (Photo: Bombardier Aerospace)
Sep 16, 2022 - 11:51 AM
The latest Global to go to the U.S. Air Force, a 6000 modified for the BACN program, marks the first delivery under a June 2021 contract.
two Airbus H125s in flight at sunset
Sep 16, 2022 - 5:39 AM
The order for 27 Airbus H125 helicopters will be used by the Brazilian air force and navy flight training programs.
MQ-4C Australia
Sep 15, 2022 - 6:54 AM
The high-altitude, long-endurance uncrewed aircraft will operate on maritime surveillance duties alongside crewed P-8A Poseidons.
MH-139A Grey Wolf
Sep 9, 2022 - 3:12 PM
The FAA STCs clear the path for the Boeing-Leonardo MH-139A helicopter's operational testing.
U.S. Air Force’s E-11A, a highly modified Bombardier Global 6000 business jet that operates in the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node
Sep 9, 2022 - 11:39 AM
Bombardier CEO Martel estimated that its defense unit could possibly become a $1 billion business.
Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter in Poland
Sep 9, 2022 - 4:34 AM
If all the planned 96 AH-64Es are purchased it will make the Polish army the second biggest Apache operator after the U.S. Army.
Stevens Aerospace King Air Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck
Sep 8, 2022 - 11:13 AM
Stevens Aerospace has completed its first G1000 NXi avionics installation under a U.S. Army C-12U/B200C King Air contract.
C-390 fire-fighting aircraft in flight dropping water
Sep 8, 2022 - 5:04 AM
Military certification of fire-fighting equipment will add another capability to the multi-role medium airlifter.