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Week on the web 4 March

While the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows display team showed off new tail livery to celebrate its 50th display season, safety and operations editor David Learmount recalled their predecessor – the Black Arrows team of 16 Hawker Hunters (pictured). As he notes on his blog, Learmount: “They were good, too.” Also good are Israeli Defence […]

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Week on the web 25 February

In the DEW Line blog, Craig Hoyle asks whether Boeing’s Super Hornet has a long term future, after rejections by India and Brazil and the looming end to a multi-year procurement deal for the US Navy. “Pressure is mounting on Boeing to secure extra orders,” Hoyle says. “The question is whether the raft of Advanced […]

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Week on the web 18 February

On his Ariel View blog, Arie Egozi says linking simulators to a network could be a “winning combination when it comes to preparing air forces for warfare”. He uses the Israeli air force’s new Rangeless Helicopter Training and Safety System (HTS) to illustrate his point. During a ground-based demonstration late last year, HTS replicated the […]

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Week on the web 11 February

On the DEW Line blog, Craig Hoyle questions how last August’s flight test campaign for the Taranis unmanned combat air system technology demonstrator went unnoticed, given the plethora of eager aviation photographers across the globe. “Pop onto the Airliners.net website and you can see how many shots there are showing Typhoons and Tornados involved in […]

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Week on the web 4 February

In the DEW Line blog, Craig Hoyle recounts how Swiss opposition to the proposed procurement of 22 Saab Gripen fighters persuaded more than 65,000 citizens to sign a petition to trigger a national referendum on the issue. A public vote is to be held on 18 May, and a positive result is now required if […]

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Week on the web 28 January

On the DEW Line blog, Craig Hoyle talks about his eagerly-anticipated visit to the Royal Air Force’s 13 Sqn at Waddington in Lincolnshire – home to the UK-based ground control station for the General Atomics Reaper armed remotely piloted air system. A large part of the visit, Hoyle says, was to try to combat anti […]

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Week on the web 21 January

Our man in Tel Aviv, Arie Egozi, discusses on Ariel View how military aircraft that are involved in joint exercises with friendly forces from other countries are being upgraded to meet stringent international air traffic management standards, allowing them to operate safely in commercial airspace. On his blog, David Learmount dismisses the European Cockpit Association’s […]

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Week on the web 14 January

Whether one looks at the A-10 (pictured) and thinks “totally awesome” or “inexplicably ugly”, fans of the aptly nicknamed Warthog can rejoice (for now at least), as Washington’s recently-signed National Defense Authorisation Act has blocked the USAF from retiring any more examples until at least the end of this year. As The DEW Line notes, […]

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Week on the web 17 December

The DEW Line examines a Boeing-Saab alliance to pitch for the US Air Force’s T-X trainer requirement – and finds the duo aren’t talking about a rehash of the Swedes’ Gripen, but a clean-sheet design. Everybody in the business wants a tilt at what will be a huge prize, to replace the USAF’s ageing Northrop […]

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Week on the web 10 December

At the Airline Business blog, we learn that San Diego will get a direct connection to the Tijuana International airport when a new cross-border terminal facility opens in 2015, the first in either Mexico or the USA. The project will connect the existing terminal with a new building in the USA via a 150m bridge. […]

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