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  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) is preparing to embark two F-35Bs on board the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for first of class flight trials (fixed wing) this fall. Nearly 200 ITF personnel—active duty US and UK military, US Department of Defense (DOD) civilians as well as contractors from […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first of class flight trials that Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra conducted demanded engagement of Army test pilots, Navy flight test engineers and Air Force technicians, all working on the task. Canberra’s Commander Air, Commander Adrian Capner said that military aviation was increasingly becoming a whole-of-Defence endeavour. “This ship is indicative of […]

  • 23 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide has been working in Tasmanian waters to conduct cold weather aspects of the first of class flight trials for the ‘big birds’ of the Army – the new Chinook CH-47F. The trials are critical for the safe operation of helicopters on board the amphibious giant. Lieutenant Tammielee […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After welcoming her first F-35B fighter jets on the flight deck as part of first-of-class flight trials, the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth recently welcomed two US Navy helicopter heavyweights on the deck. The first to land was the United States Navy’s biggest helicopter – the MH-53E Sea Dragon, followed closely by the […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    2017 will be a busy year for the Royal Australian Navy’s aircraft maintenance and flight trials unit which has seven first of class flight trials scheduled before September. The unit, along with Royal Australian Air Force’s aircraft research and development unit, and Army aviation test and evaluation squadron represents the Australian Defence Force’s core test and evaluation […]

  • 7 April 2020

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock (LHD) HMAS Adelaide (LO1) has left its homeport in Sydney to conduct first of class flight trials for the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopters off the coast of Queensland. As explained, the trials will determine the safe operating limits of the Romeo helicopters on the LHD in a range of sea […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy landing ship HMAS Choules recently welcomed the Army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopter aboard for its first of class flight trials. Elements from the Australian Army’s 5th Aviation Regiment and the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit embarked Choules for the duration of the flight trials. The CH-47F conducted 206 launches and flew for a […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Austrian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel announced its CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS completed qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude, the newest of the French Navy’s three Mistral class amphibious assault ships. […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new flight simulator for the F-35B Lightning II aircraft is now ready to help prepare pilots to take the real aircraft on flight trials on the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth next year. The simulator will test pilots’ skills to the limits as they practise landing on the deck of the new […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Shortly after arriving in Sydney from Vietnam, the Royal Australian Navy’s new aviation training vessel MV Sycamore hosted its first aircraft for flight trials. The Australian Navy’s future training helicopter EC-135 carried out first of class flight trials from MV Sycamore off the eastern seaboard. The trials are an important step in developing the safe limits for operations of a […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra made its first visit outside her homeport of Sydney since her commissioning. The vessel docked in Townsville on March 29, and hosted an open day. Over 15,000 people turned up at the Port of Townsville to tour the ship. Canberra is in far north Queensland conducting first of class flight […]

  • 20 March 2015

    March has been a busy month for Jervis Bay and surrounding waters with the bay dotted with frigates HMA Ships Newcastle and Anzac, Mine Hunter HMAS Gascoyne, helicopters and the Navy’s newest ship, Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra. Anzac achieved Unit Readiness in preparation for her Centenary of Anzac deployment across the globe, while Newcastle […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit along with C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment has conducted a ‘quick look’ trial of the CH-47D Chinook onboard the Navy’s Flagship, HMAS Canberra. The trials were conducted over a week with preliminary work being conducted at HMAS Albatross and the flying trials conducted at sea on […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After a period of dry docking in Sydney to resolve propulsion issues, Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide took to sea starting flight trials in July. Whilst in dock, Adelaide was subjected to a detailed inspection and renewal of her propulsion pods. Navy also took the opportunity to rectify a number of minor […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has commenced the first phase of helicopter trials at sea off the coast of both New South Wales and Queensland. The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit is onboard Canberra conducting the trials with two MRH 90 helicopters from 808 Squadron and one S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from […]

  • 20 February 2015

    The future warfighting capability of the Royal Australian Navy took further shape in Sydney Harbour recently as Romeo met the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade. The first of the Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters recently embarked in HMAS Perth alongside the Cruiser Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney. This was the first time a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R landed on […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s first Seahawk MH-60R ‘Romeo’ has successfully completed the final deck landing on HMAS Perth at the end of a rigorous period of First of Class Flight Trials. The trials were conducted under the direction of the Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit and marked the culmination of two years of […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac has recently completed MRH90 trials off the east coast of Australia enhancing multi-role helicopter support to the navy fleet. In a joint activity conducted during the months of May and June, HMAS Anzac embarked an MRH90 flight from 808 Squadron for a trial designed to expand the capability of […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In a new aviation milestone, Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra will be embarking two Army Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters for the first time. The two Tigers, will join two MRH-90 Taipan medium lift helicopters and one MH-60R Seahawk conducting first of class flight trials onboard the amphibious giant over the next six weeks. The trials are […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Equipment & technology

    Starting autonomous flight trials of its VSR700 Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) demonstrator, Airbus Helicopters has come a step closer to the first flight of the actual VSR700 prototype in 2018. A light military rotary-wing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, the VSR700 is being developed jointly by Airbus Helicopters and Helicopteres Guimbal, the original manufacturer of the civil-certified Cabri […]

  • 22 November 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has completed the final round of F-35B trials for this year and is heading home after spending two months off the US East Coast. F-35 Lightning stealth fighter jets took off from the carrier’s flight deck on November 19, after a total of 202 takeoffs, 187 vertical landings and […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Prior to the Chinook helicopter starting sea trials aboard the Royal Navy’s first MARS tanker, UK company SEA has performed a successful simulated flight trial. The company is providing modelling and simulation support to the UK MoD Chinook project team as a method of assessing key aircraft handling qualities. The project has involved updating the Ship/Air Interface […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The crew of HMAS Newcastle found their recent Sea Qualification Trials demanding, testing weapons and engineering systems after a lengthy maintenance period. Added to this hive of activity was the embarkation of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit and the Navy Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit teams who joined Newcastle to conduct first-of-class flight trials […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    F-35 Lightning jets achieved another milestone during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth by completing first night-time landings. Britain’s biggest warship is currently conducting flight testing off the east coast of the United States and part of that is practicing landing in darkness. These tests were carried out with […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education, Vessels

    The trials, known as Westlant, will take place off the US East Coast.

  • 18 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    UK’s F-35B fighter jets are now cleared for take-off from the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth after they passed land-based ski-ramp trials. This was announced by UK defense minister Harriett Baldwin who spoke on Tuesday before the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. “Successful ski-ramp trials mean the F-35 is cleared to fly […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s recently-commissioned destroyer HMAS Hobart recently added an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to the list of her capabilities, certifying its deck for helicopter handling. The deck handling trial took place at the Oiler Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney, on November 7. At the center of the undertaking was Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance And Flight […]

  • 25 October 2018

    The Netherlands became the first UK ally to announce it would send a warship to join the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on her first operational deployment in 2021. The announcement was made on October 24 during the visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands to Downing Street. The exact type […]

  • 29 April 2015

    The Australian Navy’s newest ship, HMAS Canberra was the hottest ticket in town when she opened her gangway to the public in Hobart on the Anzac Day weekend. During the open day, 6,120 people worked their way around the 27,500 tonne, 230 metre long warship, viewing aircraft on the flight deck, the medical facilities and […]