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RIAT: Red Arrows bring colour to grey skies

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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MORE PICTURES: UK’s first Nimrod MRA4s scrapped after £4bn investment

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 […]

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BA 777 LHR Incident

BA 777 LHR Incident

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 […]

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Image of the week (10 August) RAF Tornado departs RIAT 2009

AirSpace user runlikehell uploaded this image of an RAF Tornado departing RIAT this year.  

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Pic of the week (2 June) F-18 prior to launch

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…

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On this day in 1965: Sir Geoffrey de Havilland died

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 […]

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USAF orders production revival for upgraded Maverick missile

  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 

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Prototype Utva Lasta-95/Lasta 3 piston trainer first flight

  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….

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Boeing’s P-8I Poseidon close to India deal

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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