The Red Arrows took advantage of a rare break in the clouds to perform an aerial display at RIAT at the weekend. The display team painted the sky red, white and blue in celebration of its 40th anniversary this year. Flightglobal’s RIAT page Flankers arrive for showing off at RIAT AirSpace user Dragon Lady has […]
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With work to scrap the UK’s BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 maritime patrol aircraft having started at the company’s Woodford site in Cheshire earlier this week, widespread criticism of the decision has mounted. BBC footage aired on 25 January showed sections of at least three airframes being destroyed using an excavator and highlighted the coalition government’s […]
Carriers are on track to complete, within six months, modificationof nearly 1,900 Trent engines considered vulnerable to the fuel icingwhich brought down a British Airways Boeing 777-200ER two years ago. UK investigators have formally concluded that flight BA038 fromBeijing crashed on approach to London Heathrow after a highly-unusualset of circumstances conspired to restrict the fuel […]
AirSpace user runlikehell uploaded this image of an RAF Tornado departing RIAT this year.
This pic of the week is from AirSpace user Joris Van Boven who took this image on 21 Feb 2006, onboard the USS Roosevelt (CVN-71), sailing near Crete, in the Mediterranean Sea. A F/A-18 preparing for launch, at sunset. More from Joris Van Boven…
Sir Geoffrey de Havilland died 44 years ago today. Pictured is a De Havilland Mosquito on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon, London. In 1942 Flight published a feature on the Mosquito in its “Aircraft types and their characteristics” series, in which the aircraft was described as the “RAF’s latest, and probably fastest, light reconnaissance- bomber.” See […]
Raytheon is to restart production of a nearly 30-year-old air-to-ground missile system that is scheduled for replacement. Continue reading… Pictured is an F-16 taken by Master Sergeant Andy Dunaway, USAF
The first prototype of Serbia’s delayed Utva Lasta-95/Lasta 3 piston trainer made its first two flights from Batajnica air base on 5 February, flown respectively by test pilot Lt Col Salko Hadžić and Maj Saša Gruba. Continue reading….
Boeing’s P-8I Poseidon is close to winning India’s competition for eight maritime patrol aircraft, providing further evidence of the country’s growing defence ties with the USA. Read on….
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