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  • Royal International Air Tattoo 2007: Show news

    News | 14 Jul 2007 12:25

    <DIV align=left>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=left>Following hot on the heels of June's Paris air show and its dominance by the commercial aerospace sector, this year's <A href=""><FONT color=#427ab4>Royal International Air Tattoo</FONT></A> provided a welcome chance for enthusiasts to sample the best on offer from the world of military aviation. Taking place at the Royal Air Force's Fairford airbase in southern England, 14-15 July, this year's extravaganza focused on&nbsp;the 60th anniversary of the <A href=""><FONT color=#427ab4>US Air Force</FONT></A>, which&nbsp;sent nearly 40 aircraft to the event.</DIV> <DIV align=left>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=center>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=center> <TABLE style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 4px; BORDER-TOP: 1px solid; PADDING-LEFT: 4px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 4px; MARGIN: 4px; BORDER-LEFT: 1px solid; WIDTH: 440px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px solid" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center bo
  • Farnborough first news: Global Hawk almost makes it for air show demonstrations

    News | 17 Jul 2006 23:00

    <p>The UK's Ministry of Defence and Civil Aviation Authority were planning for a demonstration of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle at this year's Royal International Air Tattoo and the Farnborough air show up until three weeks ago - but a lack of available aircraft foiled the idea.</p><p>Plans were so advanced that designated air corridors for ingress into and through UK airspace from the USA had been identified. Wing Commander Andrew Jeffrey, head of UAV operations at the MoD's directorate of air staff, says: "We had the airspace to bring Global Hawk all the way across from the USA, down between Ireland and Scotland into the Cardigan Bay danger area, do some work in there, [and] recover it to RAF Valley."</p><p>Several demonstration sorties would have then be flown around the Cardigan Bay area, "but the final piece of airspace that was in place until three weeks ago was to go overhead from West Wales airport in a corridor through the existing structure of the