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  • Germany's first A400M runs its engines


    ​Airbus has performed the first engine ground run with an A400M tactical transport for future operator Germany, with the milestone having being reached in accordance with a schedule to deliver the aircraft before the end of this year.


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  • UK government debates offensive intervention against Islamic extremists


    ​The UK Prime Minister and his opposition leader have stood before the House of Commons in joint support of a...


  • Tornado could fly on into 2030s, partners say


    Europe’s Panavia Tornado will remain in use as a relevant frontline asset for more than another 10 years, according to...


  • Syrian air strikes mark combat debut for F-22 Raptor


    The US military-led air launched over Syria on 22 September against Islamic insurgents marked the debut for US Air...


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  • Germany's first A400M runs its engines

    News | 29 Sep 2014 12:05 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Airbus has performed the first engine ground run with an A400M tactical transport for future operator Germany, with the milestone having being reached in accordance with a schedule to deliver the aircraft before the end of this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Germanys-first-A400M-runs-its-engines-404239/
  • UK to join air strike campaign in Iraq

    News | 26 Sep 2014 16:41 | Beth Stevenson

    The UK Parliament has voted in favour of the Royal Air Force participating in the air strike campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-to-join-air-strike-campaign-in-Iraq-404201/
  • UK government debates offensive intervention against Islamic extremists

    News | 26 Sep 2014 13:42 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The UK Prime Minister and his opposition leader have stood before the House of Commons in joint support of a proposed British air strike campaign in Iraq against Islamic State (IS) militants.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-government-debates-offensive-intervention-against-Islamic-extremists-404184/
  • Kings of the swingers: Top 13 swing-wing aircraft

    News | 26 Sep 2014 11:17 | Craig Hoyle

    ​As the operators of Europe’s Panavia Tornado mark the 40th anniversary of its first flight, we bring together a baker’s dozen of variable geometry aircraft – only most of which made it into operational service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Kings-of-the-swingers-Top-13-swing-wing-aircraft-404176/
  • Tornado could fly on into 2030s, partners say

    News | 24 Sep 2014 16:48 | Craig Hoyle

    Europe’s Panavia Tornado will remain in use as a relevant frontline asset for more than another 10 years, according to its programme partners, even though one of its main operators does not plan to retain the type beyond the end of this decade.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Tornado-could-fly-on-into-2030s-partners-say-404109/
  • Syrian air strikes mark combat debut for F-22 Raptor

    News | 24 Sep 2014 13:10 | Beth Stevenson

    The US military-led air launched over Syria on 22 September against Islamic insurgents marked the debut for US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors in a strike role.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Syrian-air-strikes-mark-combat-debut-for-F-22-Raptor-404089/