Tag: airlifter

Here’s why the C-141 is possibly The Most Significant Aircraft in History of Airlifter Design
The Lockheed C-5, McDonnell Douglas Boeing C-17, Ilyushin IL-76, Kawasaki C-1 and C-2, Embraer KC-390, Xi'an Y-20, and Airbus A400M would all embrace the C-141 Starlifter's basic design features. The C-141 Starlifter was the US Air Force’s first major jet aircraft designed to meet military standards as a troop and cargo carrier.
Maybe it’s because of their massive size, but don’t you think that FREDs in these photos look like enormous snowmen? Taken on Jan. 13, 2019 at Dover Air Force Base (AFB) the impressive pictures in this post feature 512th Airlift Wing (AW) C-5M Super Galaxy airlifters covered with snow.
NATO to lease 2 An-124-100 airlifters from Ukraine
The An-124 contract had been signed in the framework of Strategic Airlift Interim Solution program NATO has given Antonov a three year contract to lease two An-124-100 cargo planes under the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) program. Actually the contract signed in the framework of SALIS has been...
German budget commitee approves the purchase of 6 C-130 airlifters
The C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft will be stationed in Evreux in Normandy where France already operates the same type of aircraft A German parliamentary source has told Reuters that the budget committee of the lower house of parliament has approved the purchase of six C-130 airlifters. The package includes the procurement of spare parts, maintenance of the aircraft in the first...
Previously unreleased video shows A400M crash at Seville in 2015video
Spanish investigators have found that Airbus and European safety authorities were warned in late 2014 of a software vulnerability in the A400M cargo plane that was similar to a weakness that contributed to a fatal crash seven months later Brought to my attention by David Santamaría Sanz, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the horrific previously unreleased Euro Press...
That time a C-5 driver performed a high speed flyby over the house of then senator and future vice president Joe Biden
A phone call to the Pentagon led to calls to MAC headquarters at Scott AFB, then to the Dover wing commander to find out who the hell tried to take the roof off Senator Biden's house in a C-5 Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force...
Here's how you can taxi out a massive C-5 Galaxy from an untenable parking spot at an air show 
"'You should see the spectators running for their lives, pilot!' Apparently a few hundred show-goers wanted to watch the C-5 taxi out and had gathered on the far side of the rental car parking lot I had insisted be cleared. As the engine blast swung toward them, the crowd caught the hurricane torrent sweeping across the lot as it...
Indonesia to buy two A400M airlifters but not for its air force
The A400M transport aircraft will not have any military role as they will be used to move goods around the eastern part of the country Indonesia has decided to purchase two A400M transport aircraft from Airbus but these planes will not have any military role as they will be used to move goods around the eastern part of the country. According...
The Lockheed ACMA: the Twin Galaxy that never was
Under a study called ACMA, for Advanced Commercial/Military Aircraft, a transport aircraft design that was about twenty percent larger than a C-5 Galaxy was developed If one very large cargo aircraft could move a lot of cargo at one time, two could move even more, right? That was the basic premise of this conceptual design looked in the early 1980s by...
A400M airlifter might never get all its features
France has praised A400M performance on operations in Africa, but the largest buyer Germany has criticized Airbus for failing to do what it promised Reuters has seen a document signed last week between Airbus and seven NATO nations (Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey) that allows the former to deliver the A400M airlifter without some of its promised...

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