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  • Airbus pushes for UK maritime patrol contest


    ​One of the potential bidders for a future UK maritime patrol aircraft requirement is calling on the Ministry of Defence to hold a competition, rather than “rush in” to a sole-source deal to buy Boeing’s 737-based P-8.


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  • RIAT: Airbus Military steps up C295 MPA offer to UK


    The UK's lack of a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft fleet is continuing to draw the attention of companies eyeing a...


  • NASA team considers supersonic airliner for next X-plane


    A NASA official is preparing an internal proposal to launch a supersonic X-plane demonstrator aimed at proving to...


  • RAF's first Airseeker conversion on track, MoD says


    The Royal Air Force's first of three Airseeker electronic intelligence aircraft will enter operational service in...


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  • Airbus pushes for UK maritime patrol contest

    News | 23 Jul 2014 14:30 | Craig Hoyle

    ​One of the potential bidders for a future UK maritime patrol aircraft requirement is calling on the Ministry of Defence to hold a competition, rather than “rush in” to a sole-source deal to buy Boeing’s 737-based P-8.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-pushes-for-UK-maritime-patrol-contest-401924/
  • FARNBOROUGH: UK weighs options for maritime patrol reinstatement

    News | 15 Jul 2014 11:55 | Craig Hoyle

    High-profile search-and-rescue missions and a resurgence of Russian naval activity have put the UK's capability gap for maritime patrol aircraft in the spotlighthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-UK-weighs-options-for-maritime-patrol-reinstatement-400876/
  • FARNBOROUGH: How to organise an air display

    News | 02 Jul 2014 08:09 | David Learmount

    When the air display starts each afternoon at the Farnborough International Air Show, business transactions pause and eyes roll heavenward, surrendering to the raucous power play. A major part of the attraction is the evident – if calculated – risk the aviators takehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-How-to-organise-an-air-display-400245/
  • ANALYSIS: What to expect at this year's Farnborough

    News | 18 Jun 2014 12:42 | Murdo Morrison

    Farnborough air show boss Shaun Ormrod admits that hosting a major air show is harder than it used to be. A generation ago – with the industry concentrated in North America and western Europe and focused on a small number of events – the biennial UK gathering was a must-attend. Similarly, with fewer distractions, being able to lure families in their tens of thousands at the weekend to watch an air display and buy some ice cream was a given; it was the era before competition from theme parks, mega shopping malls and interactive video games.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-What-to-expect-at-this-years-Farnborough-400246/
  • UK Rivet Joint flight restores key RAF capability

    News | 29 May 2014 10:26 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Personnel from the UK Royal Air Force’s 51 Sqn have begun performing training flights using the unit’s first RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft, following the receipt of initial release to service approval.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-Rivet-Joint-flight-restores-key-RAF-capability-399804/
  • Cobham BAe 146 makes emergency landing after engine fire

    News | 29 Apr 2014 06:19 | Greg Waldron

    ​A British Aerospace 146 aircraft operated by Cobham Aviation Services had to make an emergency landing in Perth after the aircraft’s No. 2 Honeywell ALF 502 engine caught fire.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cobham-BAe-146-makes-emergency-landing-after-engine-fire-398671/