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  • Sikorsky's Raider days away from spinning rotors

    News | 30 Jan 2015 18:53 | Dan Parsons

    ​Sikorsky is days away from firing the engines of its S-97 Raider, marking the first time the prototype’s coaxial rigid rotor blades will spin in preparation for first flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorskys-Raider-days-away-from-spinning-rotors-408513/
  • RAF investigates Voyager wing strike incident

    News | 30 Jan 2015 16:36 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Royal Air Force is conducting an occurrence safety investigation after one of its Airbus A330 Voyager tanker-transports received minor damage during a ground manoeuvring incident in Canada last month. The mishap followed the arrival of aircraft ZZ331 at St John’s, Newfoundland from RAF Brize Norton in the UK on 19 December.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-investigates-Voyager-wing-strike-incident-408501/
  • Airbus military aircraft head quits over A400M delays

    News | 29 Jan 2015 20:51 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Airbus has acted to stem the instability affecting its A400M tactical transport programme, with the head of the company’s Military Aircraft division having resigned with immediate effect.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-military-aircraft-head-quits-over-A400M-delays-408453/
  • Army plans to modernise helicopters in peril

    News | 29 Jan 2015 20:42 | Dan Parsons

    The US Army has a tight and relatively inflexible plan to modernise existing rotorcraft and eventually achieve a future vertical lift aircraft within the budget it has.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Army-plans-to-modernise-helicopters-in-peril-408457/
  • Ukrainian armed forces destroy separatist aircraft

    News | 29 Jan 2015 15:33 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Ukrainian ministry of defence has claimed that it managed to destroy a number of aircraft held by Russian-backed separatists during two days of fighting in January.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ukrainian-armed-forces-destroy-separatist-aircraft-408446/
  • France looks to deter UAV flights over nuclear sites

    News | 29 Jan 2015 12:07 | Beth Stevenson

    The French government and its National Research Agency (ANR) are looking for technology that would be used to prevent unmanned air vehicles flying over nuclear facilities, bids for which need to be submitted by 2 February.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/France-looks-to-deter-UAV-flights-over-nuclear-sites-408434/
  • Ukraine gives approval for An-70 production start

    News | 28 Jan 2015 22:41 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The Ukrainian defence ministry has given its approval for Antonov’s An-70 tactical transport to enter series production for the nation’s air force, 20 years after the company’s first prototype took to the air. Confirmation of the move came during an event at Antonov’s facilities on 22 January, and followed a deal signed on 13 January.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ukraine-gives-approval-for-An-70-production-start-408413/
  • USAF chooses 747-8 as next Air Force One

    News | 28 Jan 2015 21:48 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force on 28 January announced Boeing’s four-engined 747-8 Intercontinental airliner will serve as the next Air Force One, besting the Airbus A380 as the next generation of aircraft specially outfitted to carry the US president.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-chooses-747-8-as-next-Air-Force-One-408408/
  • Airbus chief Enders promises action on A400M

    News | 28 Jan 2015 13:19 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Airbus chief executive Tom Enders has promised “management and organisational consequences” as a result of the production and delivery problems which are affecting the company’s A400M tactical transport programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-chief-Enders-promises-action-on-A400M-408384/
  • Polish defence ministry seeks bids for UAV projects

    News | 28 Jan 2015 11:49 | Bartosz Glowacki

    The ​Polish defence ministry's armament inspectorate has published a notice looking for new unmanned air systems in two classes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Polish-defence-ministry-seeks-bids-for-UAV-projects-408372/
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