The Schools Aerospace Challenge winners for 2016 were announced at the Awards Reception held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London on Monday 21st November.
Well-known freight carrier UPS has ordered 14 747-8 Freighters from Boeing and has signed an option to purchase up to 14 additional airframes.
Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130T Hercules 5040 (ex USMC 163022) completed its delivery flight to Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base, Cebu, in the Philippines on October 9. It had left Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, four days earlier.
The RAF's 12 Squadron flew a rare five-ship on Tuesday, October 11 from its home base of RAF Marham. These days four-ships of Tornados are quite rare - never mind a five-ship. The first of the formation to depart left as a singleton with the remaining four leaving together and are shown in a photo on the runway. The main photo shows the five aircraft returning to RAF Marham. Photos: Dino Carrara
Azores Airlines plans to update both its short-haul and transatlantic fleets and is expecting to operate six new Airbus A321neos – including four of the longer-range A321LRs. The aircraft are being obtained under a lease deal signed with US-based Air Lease Corporation. The CFM Leap 1A-powered jets will be delivered from late 2017 until early 2021.