Aviation news


13th September 2017

USS Abraham Lincoln Tests F-35C Lightning II at Sea

BAE Systems detail ‘Advanced Head-up Display’

Strike Update: Coalition strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

RAF Hercules enables Royal Marines deployment to Turk & Caicos Islands following hurricanes

Around the Air Force: Sept. 13

AF awards contract to begin designing next Air Force One aircraft

Leonardo at ERF / SFTE-EC 2017

US clears suspended Super Hornet export to Canada

USAF mulls canceling JSTARS recapitalisation

G120TP buy completes ETPS fleet renewal

Gripen Aggressor targets UK, US requirements

US State Department approves F-16V sale to Bahrain

UK plots fresh Chinook helicopter acquisition


11th September 2017

New Photos of Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 Stealth Jet Show Some Progress of Russian Advanced Fighter Program

Red Arrows head to the Middle East

Travis AFB transports critical aid in support of Hurricane Irma relief operations

E-8C JSTARS evacuate to Tinker AFB

Kentucky Air Guardsmen evacuate personnel following Hurricane Irma

Little Rock AFB accepts military aircraft in response to Hurricane Irma

Dobbins ARB provides hurricane evacuation support

Amateur archeologists uncover WWII artifacts

Leonardo Has a Major Presence at the World’s Leading Defence and Security Exhibition DSEI in London


8th September 2017

Two A-10 Thunderbolt II Jets Crash Near Nellis AFB, Nevada; Both Pilots Eject Safely.

C-17 and Voyager aircraft to fly British troops and aid to Caribbean after hurricane

Wright-Patterson AFB to provide safe haven to aircraft from multiple service branches

MacDill AFB KC-135s reposition in wake of Hurricane Irma

Around the Air Force: Sept. 8

AF Week in Photos

H145M completes first flight with HForce weapon system

V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion

L-3 selects Gulfstream for Compass Call platform

Romanian order critical to launching local H215M production

PICTURE: First Phénix tanker rises for France

Belgium seeks clarity over French bid for fighter deal

Saab ready for Polish surveillance tenders

Boeing re-inserts orders for Air Force One aircraft into backlog

Canada entertains Australian Hornet buy to fill interim role

7th September 2017

XV666 returns to service with Heli Operations captured by KS Aviation

The Massive U.S. Military Response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas; On Alert For Irma In Florida.

Up Close And Personal With Textron’s Scorpion Light Attack Jet During Weapons Separation Testing

These Aircraft Sampled Air For Radioactive Particles To Determine If North Korea Actually Detonated A Hydrogen Bomb

Reserve wing continues fire fighting efforts

MDHI Awarded $1.4 Billion IDIQ for Armed Scout Attack Helicopters

Eurofighter pitches Typhoon for Polish requirement

Poland ready to advance CSAR helicopter project

Attack helicopter rivals target Warsaw’s Kruk deal

Vixen radar chosen for Romanian trainer project

Silicon Valley-style software approach comes to F-35, F-22

News photo reveals new Northrop stealth design concept


6th September 2017

UK committed to 24 British F-35s onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth by 2023

A guide to the UK’s RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft

P-8 Poseidon being examined as replacement for Sentinel surveillance aircraft

UK P-8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft to cost £250m each

Around the Air Force: Sept. 5

Powering partnership: Singapore tankers boost coalition forces

CAE-built SW-4 helicopter full-flight simulator enters service for Polish Air Force

Haverfield Aviation purchases Black Hawk helicopter

Slovakia shows off new Black Hawk

India armed forces sign for 41 HAL Dhruvs

5th September 2017

New Russian MiG-41 Interceptor Will Be Able to Operate In Space

Leonardo Vixen 500E AESA radar chosen for Romanian IAR-99 aircraft

US Marine Corps awards CH-53K production contract

12th April 2017

Rockwell Collins To Upgrade Pakistan Air Force C-130

India to Acquire At Least 60 Airbus C-295 Transport Aircraft

Italian Air Force T-346A and RAF Hawk T2 jet trainers conduct joint training at Decimomannu airbase

U.S. Air Force deploys WC-135 “nuclear sniffer” plane to Japan to monitor North Korea’s possible nuke weapons tests

RAF Tornados join NATO partners to put defences to the test

First nine-ship for 2017 Red Arrows team

End of an era for RAF Lossiemouth Tornados

EDA pushes for more action on tanker capacity

PICTURE: Eurofighter delivers 500th Typhoon

Leonardo’s AW139M targets Czech opportunity

Airbus Helicopters may expand HForce to include two new types

PICTURE: First MiG-35 nears delivery for Egypt

Philippines FA-50 fleet grows to eight

Initial speed requirements pushed UH-1Y out of Huey competition

Boeing, Lockheed debate F-35C capability gaps

US Navy temporarily grounds T-45 fleet

More aircraft announced for Duxford Air Festival

Easter opportunity to peer inside Duxford’s Lancaster

Warbirds line up for Oostwold Airshow in the Netherlands

Lancaster to fly at Croft Nostalgia Festival

13th March 2017

First hand account: Flying the Eurofighter Typhoon in the Aggressor role during supersonic air combat training

ANALYSIS: Malaysia’s air force operates on shoestring budget

China’s J-20 set to receive indigenous engine

Boeing renews Korean F-15K sustainment pact


16th January 2016

Boeing 747-400 on a DoD mission lands at Poznan airport for the first time in history, bringing 300 US troops to Poland.

Check Out This Mind-Blowing Photo Of A CV-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor aircraft at Night

This VFA-31 cruise video includes rare ATFLIR view of a Russian Flanker encountered during anti-ISIS mission

£269m deal signed for Crowsnest airborne early warning and control system

F-35B in first operational deployment

Yes, the new carriers will have aircraft

JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Travis AFB named next KC-46A locations

AF announces NAS JRB Fort Worth as the preferred location for next F-35A base

AF Week in Photos

Around the Air Force: Jan. 13

Edwards AFB reduces cost for fire suppression test

Italian Army UH-90 Helicopters Achieves 3.000 Flying Hours In Afghanistan

Italy presses ahead with AW129 attack helicopter replacement

Italian deal opens M-345 order book

ANALYSIS: Wildcat export sales key to Yeovil’s future

KC-46 schedule unlikely to go as planned

Hundreds of deficiencies could push F-35 tests to 2019

Leonardo confident on securing UK Apache support work

OPINION: How to keep a Cold War veteran flying

Mattis strikes sharp contrast to Trump on F-35, nuclear weapons

Germany to acquire used A321 for VIP missions

PICTURE: Lockheed delivers 200th F-35

Trump teases possible F-35 competition

Rafale output rose in 2016, Dassault says

Qinetiq outlines basic trainer, helicopter purchase plans


10th January 2017

France Hands Over Lead in Baltic Air Policing to the Netherlands

Photographers capture Airbus A400M at low level through the Mach Loop for First Time

These crazy photos show a Russian Su-27 Flanker dogfighting with a U.S. Air Force F-16 inside Area 51

Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

Around the Air Force: Jan. 6

2016 Air Force Year in Photos

Leonardo Awarded £271 Million AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support & Training (WIST) Contract by UK Ministry Of Defence

Beijing recieves first four Su-35s

Air Force Secretary: B-52 accident will not push engine upgrade

Early work under way on Tiger Mk III attack helicopter


5th January 2017

China Focus: Civil-Military Integration Lifts China’s Helicopter Industry

China Targets Export Sales with its Latest Advanced Fighter Jet

First Batch of Su-35 Fighter Jets Arrives In China

In a massive exercise HMLA-369 launched a unique assault formation of AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters

Watch the B-2 Spirit Bomber’s Rose Bowl Flyover from two spectacular view points

F-35 given ‘clear commitment’ by Donald Trump’s choice for defence secretary

Around the Air Force: Jan. 4

JB Charleston test new equipment, saves AF millions

Welcome to a new helicopter on the south coast…

B-52 bomber drops engine

Argentinian Kfir negotiations set to resume

Budget allocated for Israeli governmental VIP transport

French air force, Qinetiq confirmed as PC-21 buyers


3rd January 2017

Zambia drafts in air force to combat pests

This video shows the Polish MiG-29 Fulcrum air display at RIAT from inside the cockpit

This is the best video of the U.S. Air Force’s last active duty F-4 Phantom II jets final flight

Lockheed Martin respond to concerns raised by Donald Trump over F-35 price

Ronald Reagan offered Britain the F-117 stealth aircraft

L3 WESCAM Wins Defense Contracts Valued at More Than U.S. $90 Million

Maiden flight for M-345 trainer

Mexico receives special mission Citations

Leonardo acquires full ownership of SD-150 Hero UAV

Israel retires F-16A fleet

FORECASTS: What’s in store for 2017?

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