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transport aircraft

Aircraft designed primarily for carrying personnel and/or cargo. It should be able to carry ten or more passengers or equivalent cargo and have a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) greater than 12,500 lb (5670 kg).
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The agency has appointed a team to "study the different possibilities for the pooled operation of a fleet of Airbus A400Ms," the future European tactical transport aircraft acquired by different countries.
The IAF has purchased heavier transport aircraft C- 17s from the US.
In France, the situation is similar for the country's 86 tactical transport aircraft. According to a report by the National Assembly, the rate of availability of the C-160 Transall (53 units) is 52% and that of the C-130 Hercules (14 units) has fallen from 74% in 2005 to 48% in the first half of 2007.
Japanese and French aerospace industry groups signed an accord in France in June this year to conduct joint research on a next-generation supersonic transport aircraft as a successor to the Concorde, which went out of service in 2003.
The new High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, known by the acronym HIMARS, can roll onto an Air Force C-130 transport aircraft. Army Lt.
The C-40A transport aircraft being built for the Naval Reserve by the Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., has been officially designated the Clipper.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jun 6 (ANI): The search operations for the Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft, which went missing over Arunachal Pradesh, entered the fourth day on Thursday.
Embraer has announced that it was possibility of military transport aircraft. When will the Brazilian company officially launch the full-scale development is matter for speculation, but on the other hand Embraer has so far never aired an aircraft project that failed to mature as a true development and eventually materialise into an industrial programme.
Germany's Defence Minister, Rudolf Sharping, has announced an order worth Euro 5 billion for Airbus A400M military transport aircraft in the context of a European military air transport programme.
The Ukranian aircraft design bureau Antonov has announced that it will be producing a civilian version of its Antonov-70 military transport aircraft in 2001, with full production expected to commence in 2002.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jun 5 (ANI): The search operations for the missing AN-32 transport aircraft entered the third day on Wednesday.

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