Mystery Shrouds Chinese Defense Spending

China’s Type-001A Carrier following its launching ceremony on April 26, 2017. Ministry of National Defense Photo

While China’s known military spending has remained consistent as a percentage of its gross domestic product for decades, but this provides only a rough measure of what Beijing has actually committed to a broad range of obscured or classified expenditures, two experts on defense spending said Tuesday.

Peter Robinson, dean of the University of Western Australia’s Business School, said...

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/26/mystery-shrouds-chinese-defense-spending

Vessels vs Aircraft: Similarities and differences as a value analysis

Vessels vs Aircraft: Similarities and differences as a value analysis

Ten years after we launched our online Maritime asset valuations and market information services, we’ve now expanded coverage into commercial passenger aircraft.

“Similar to what we did in Shipping ten years ago, we are the first to bring a daily updated, truly automated valuation model (AVM) to the Aviation market.”

– Richard Rivlin, Founder and CEO

Adrian Economakis, CSO, reports on the similarities and differences between...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/10/22/vessels-vs-aircraft-similarities-and-differences-as-a-value-analysis/

Navy Approaching ‘Weak’ Rating in New U.S. Military Strength Survey

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the South China Sea with Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS-16) on Sept. 7, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s ability to defend the nation’s vital security interests is “marginal,” – with the caveat that its score is trending to “weak” in capability and readiness – while the Marine Corps’ ability is graded as “strong,” according to a think tank’s latest survey of United States military power.

The Heritage...

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/21/navy-approaching-weak-rating-in-new-u-s-military-strength-survey

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 18, 2021

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Oct. 18, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

Total U.S. Navy Battle Force:294Ships Underway

Deployed Ships UnderwayNon-deployed Ships UnderwayTotal Ships Underway
6733100

Ships Deployed by Fleet

Fleet Forces3...

Boutsen Aviation celebrates…

Boutsen Aviation celebrates…

Good Morning Monaco – Saturday, October 16, 2021

WELCOME to our Saturday edition of Good Morning Monaco

Boutsen Aviation celebrates 400th aircraft sale
There’s a cheerfully busy atmosphere in the Monaco offices of Boutsen Aviation as the company has just sealed a symbolic deal marking the 400th aircraft sold to date.

Antoine Bahri – an unexpected journey that led to Carlo
When you shop or eat in Monaco with each use of the Carlo App, five percent of your bill is...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/10/16/boutsen-aviation-celebrates/

The Future of Air Travel: Navigating Pandemic Uncertainty and Embracing Sustainability

The Future of Air Travel: Navigating Pandemic Uncertainty and Embracing Sustainability 

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The Future of Air Travel: Navigating Pandemic Uncertainty and Embracing Sustainability

Few industries have faced greater disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic than the commercial airline industry. As carriers recover and rebuild, they are navigating significant financial and organizational challenges related, in part, to evolving health and safety protocols, technology outages, labor...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/10/15/the-future-of-air-travel-navigating-pandemic-uncertainty-and-embracing-sustainability/

Airblue receives its first A321neo

Airblue receives its first A321neo

Hamburg – Germany, 14 October 2021 – Airblue Limited, the private Islamabad-based airline, has taken delivery of its first A321neo aircraft. It marks an important step in Pakistan’s aviation journey, making Airblue the first operator of an Airbus neo aircraft in the country. The airline currently operates an all Airbus fleet of nine A320 Family aircraft.

Airblue’s A321neo, on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is equipped with CFM International’s...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/10/14/airblue-receives-its-first-a321neo/

Fugro achieves new UK CAA accreditation as approved helideck monitoring systems provider

Fugro achieves new UK CAA accreditation as approved helideck monitoring systems provider

Fugro has become one of the first approved providers of helideck monitoring systems conforming to the new 2021 UK CAA standards (CAP437-certified offshore helideck upgraded by Fugro shown)

Fugro has become one of the first companies to secure accreditation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Helideck Certification Agency (HCA) as an approved supplier of helideck monitoring...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/10/14/fugro-achieves-new-uk-caa-accreditation-as-approved-helideck-monitoring-systems-provider/

Navy Recovers Helicopter, 5 Sailors Killed in Crash that Prompted Pause in Flight Operations

Sailors who are presumed dead after an Aug. 31, 2021 MH-60S Knighthawk crash off the coast of California. USNI News Photo Illustration

A search-and-salvage team has located and recovered – from a depth of 5,300 feet – the five crewmembers and MH-60S helicopter that crashed while operating on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Aug. 31, the Navy announced Tuesday.
The Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 was training with Lincoln at sea about...

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/12/navy-recovers-helicopter-5-sailors-killed-in-crash-that-prompted-pause-in-flight-operations

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