Aussie KC-30A in the Middle East

09/25/2017
09/25/2017: Two KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft were together at the main air operating base in the Middle East region recently to conduct a routine aircraft ‘tailswap’. The aircraft, flown in by crews from its home unit, No. 33 Squadron, will begin its service as part of the Air Task Group…

The A400M Becomes an Integral Part of the Combat Force: An Interview With Captain Cyril, French Air Force

09/04/2017
2017-08-31 By Murielle Delaporte Former Transall (C160) pilot and “Touraine” Transport Squadron, Captain Cyril is currently in charge of operations within the 61st Wing at Orléans Air Base. This wing was specifically created for the arrival of the A400M. This interview was done onboard the MSN 31 last Spring while…

Operating in Contested Airspace: Air Commodore Lennon Discusses the Way Ahead for the Lift and Tanking Fleet

08/23/2017
2017-08-18 By Robbin Laird During my current trip to Australia, I had a chance to talk again with the Air Mobility Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Commodore Richard Lennon. We last met earlier this year at Amberley Airbase. During that visit, Air Commodore Richard Lennon, the head…

HMAS Adelaide in Shakedown After Maintenance Period

08/20/2017
08/20/2017: HMAS Adelaide conducts a shakedown in the East Australian Exercise Area after the completion of a maintenance period. Post un-docking, HMAS Adelaide has completed Sea Acceptance Trials, Aviation Sea Safety Assessment and a Mariner Skills Training program, to ensuring the ship is ready in all respects for future tasking. HMAS…

The A400M Debuts at Mobility Guardian 2017: The Premier USAF Global Reach Exercise

08/18/2017
2017-08-12 Mobility Guardian is the USAF's premier global power projection or global reach exercise. According to an article published by Force Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez375th Air Mobility Wing: JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Aug. 1, 2017 — Nearly 30 partner nations are participating alongside U.S. counterparts during Air Mobility Command's Mobility…