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A majestic presence

British royal Bae-146

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BAE Systems hands over 100th Eurofighter Typhoon production aircraft

The UK, Spain, Germany and Italy joined celebrations at BAE Systems in Lancashire, England, this week to mark the handover of the 100th Typhoon production aircraft. This aircraft is the 35th Typhoon to be handed over to the RAF and the 100th production aircraft to be manufactured by the four partner nations. Chris Boardman, BAE Systems managing […]

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RAF’s first A330 ‘Voyager’ lands in the UK

The UK’s first Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) has arrived at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire at the start of its programme of in-country testing, as the Ministry of Defence has announced that the type will be named the Voyager in Royal Air Force service. Continue reading…

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Q&A with Ross Young of the Royal Air Force

After a number of years with the UK’s Ministry of Defence, Qinetiq’stask technical manager for ‘Project Julius’ Ross Young is nowresponsible for upgrading Boeing Chinook Mk2 helicopters for the RoyalAir Force. Why did you choose an aerospace-related career? I was interested in aircraft from an early age and used to attendair shows with my father. […]

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RAF VC10 Tanker

Today’s image of the day is the user-submitted photo from Rick Croy of a UK Royal Air Force Vickers VC10 tanker, ZA148, on a refueling mission, with the aircraft showing its hoses trailing.The photo was featured on the contents page of the 30 June-6 July issue of Flight International. For a chance to have your […]

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Pic of the week (21 April) Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR4

AirSpace user Ranger703 uploaded this image of a Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR4 departing Lossiemouth on a cold December morning. See more images from Ranger703′s gallery

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Chinook damaged by rocket-propelled grenade

Fresh details and images have emerged of an incident in which one of the Royal Air Force’s Boeing CH-47D Chinook HC2 transport helicopters was damaged during an attack by the Taliban in Afghanistan last May. Read on.. (Image courtesy Crown Copyright)

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Nimrod MRA4 achieves power-on milestone

  BAE Systems has achieved the power-on milestone for the first of nine Nimrod MRA4s on firm order for the UK Royal Air Force. Read on …

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RAF 90th Anniversary Flypast

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BAe Hawk T1

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