RNZAF eases NH90 flying restrictions

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has eased flying restrictions on its fleet of eight NH90s, three weeks after an engine failure resulted in one of the medium utility helicopters making an emergency landing. An NH90 had just departed RNZAF Base Woodbourne with nine people on board en route back to its base at Ohakea when the crew felt a large vibration followed by a loss … [Read more...]

Boeing completes 100th deeper maintenance for RAAF’s classic Hornet

Boeing Defence Australia has completed its 100th deeper maintenance activity for the Royal Australian Air Force’s F/A-18A/B Hornet fighter aircraft, representing more than 500,000 hours of work over four years. The RAAF celebrated the achievement of the milestone alongside the Boeing unit based at Williamtown, Boeing said in a statement. “The incredible daily serviceability … [Read more...]

Penske Power Systems secures ADF diesel engines maintenance contract

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced the signing of a $78 million contract with Penske Power Systems to deliver supply support and maintenance services for Australian Defence Force (ADF) diesel engines. The contract supports diesel equipment and auxiliary systems that power the Anzac class frigates, the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) and … [Read more...]

Thales and Thomas Global complete ASLAV turret simulator upgrade

Thales and subcontractor Thomas Global Systems have delivered nine upgraded crew procedural trainer (CPT) turrets for the Australian Army’s Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) under a contract valued at $5 million. The simulator enables the crew commander and gunner to practise gunnery skills without using live ammunition. “The upgrade will lead to lower lifecycle costs … [Read more...]

Precise Advanced Manufacturing Group secures drilling tool commercialisation licence

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has congratulated the Precise Advanced Manufacturing Group on securing the licence to commercialise and market a unique drilling tool developed by the Defence Science and Technology Group that is designed for use in the maintenance of Defence aircraft. The Hole Rework Alignment Tool has great potential for any application that … [Read more...]