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Boeing The US Air Force has launched an investigation into the cause of the first major accident to have involved a Boeing C-17 strategic transport. A C-17A assigned to the service's 3rd Wing at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska crashed on the base at 18:14 local time yesterday while "on a local training mission", the service confirms. The status of the four crew members aboard the aircraft was listed as "unknown" following the incident. Jul 29, 2010

NH Industries Australia has discovered that an engine failure on an NH Industries MRH90 transport helicopter was caused by the compressor blades fracturing after coming into contact with the engine casing. The engine failure, on one of the NH90's two main RTM322 engines, happened on 20 April and led the Australian Department of Defence to ground its entire fleet of 11 MRH90s until the outcome of an investigation. The helicopter's engine-maker, Rolls-Royce Turbomeca, as well as other industry parties and Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organisation, worked to identify the cause of the engine failure, the DoD says. Jul 28, 2010

TransAsia Airways Taiwan Air Force to pay airline record damages. Taiwan's Air Force was ordered to pay a record 537 million Taiwan dollars (16.78 million US) to an airline for causing its passenger plane to be damaged, a court official said Friday. TransAsia Airways, a small local carrier, sued the Air Force for failing to clear the runway after its Airbus hit a construction vehicle while landing in 2003 at Tainan Airport, a military-managed air field in southern Taiwan. Three people in the vehicle were wounded while all 175 aboard the plane were unhurt, but the airline said it was forced to retire the plane because of the damage caused by the collision. The amount sets a new local record for government compensation. However, the Air Force can still appeal the ruling. Aug 6, 2010

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