In 2012:

2012-11 Republic of Singapore Air Force: The first of the twelve advanced trainer Alenia Aermacchi M-346 of the Republic of Singapore Air Force arrived at Cazaux Airbase in France. The M-346 Advanced Jet Trainer is the replacement of old Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk. The arrival of the new jet trainer coincided with the visit of ··»

2012-08 Royal New Zealand Air Force: Aircraft from New Zealand’s mothballed Air Combat Wing to be sold to US Company, JDI Holdings, after finally receiving sale approval. The air force’s fleet of eight remaining Skyhawks have been collecting dust since they were grounded since 2001.It was announced that United States company JDI Holdings ··»

2012-07 Israeli Air Force: Israel Air Force has signed the contract for 30 new Italian-made Aermacchi M-346 Master Advanced Jet Trainer, rather than Korean T-50, to replace its aging fleet of A-4 Skyhawks Jet Trainers in a hotly contested $1 billion contract includes aircraft, engines, maintenance, logistics, simulators and training. Compatibility with ··»

2012-04 Aermacchi M-346 Master: The first IPA (Initial Production Aircraft) of M-346 Master advanced combat trainer was involved in a testing campaign at Decimomannu airbase in the Italian island of Sardinia. The aircraft was spotted with BRD (Bombs and Rocket Dispencer) for Mk-106s thin-cased cylindrical bombs used to simulate the high-drag (retarded) ··»

2012-04 Training Incidents: A Bangladeshi Air Force cadet force-landed his PT-06A trainer plane on the Indian side of the border in West Bengal. He had taken off from the Bangladeshi Air Force training academy at BAF Matiur Rahman Base in Jessore on a training sortie but crash land on an agricultural ··»

2012-03 Philippine Air Force: Russia has decided to join a tender on the delivery of six light fighter jets to the Philippines AF with its new Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten combat trainer. The Italian Alenia Aermacchi M-346 and South Korea’s KAI TA-50, are also competing in the tender. The results will be made ··»

2012-03 Afghan Air Force: Afghan AF achieves first fixed wing UPT flights in 30 years. Three US instructors paired with three Afghan students, as they took in three separate Cessna 183 aircraft, marking the first undergraduate pilot training.

2012-02 Bangladeshi Air Force: Bangladesh AF to purchase ten new Russian-built Yak-130 Advanced Jet Trainer.

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