KC-135 upgrades to keep aircraft flying for decades
The 1950's-era KC-135 Stratotankers are slated starting next year to be souped-up with upgraded engines that will extend the nation's global reach for another two decades. At the same time, experts say the improved engines will also burn less fuel and spend less time in maintenance.
Helibras to modernize 36 Brazilian Army 36 AS350 Ecureuils
Helibras, a subsidiary of Eurocopter, has signed a contract for a major upgrade program on the Brazilian Army Aviation Command's (Comando de Aviacao do Exercito) fleet of 36 AS350 Ecureuils, this modernization includes the rebuilding of three of these aircraft.