Friday, April 28, 2017

Pictures: JF-17B fighter trainer complete maiden flight

The twin seater version of the Chinese FC-1/JF-17 fighter has successfully completed maiden flight on April 27, from Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAC) plant in Sichuan, China.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Israel receive more F-35I Adir stealth fighters

An additional batch of three Lockheed Martin F-35I stealth fighters for Israel Air Force has arrived at the Nevatim air base in Southern Israel.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pictures: Qatari Dassault Rafales takes off

The third Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft for Qatar Emiri Air Force has taken off for the first time, from the Bordeaux-Merignac airport in France.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

PTDI contracts Honeywell TPE331 engines for NC212i

Indonesian aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia has signed a contract with Honeywell for the purchase of 34 Honeywell TPE331 turboprop engines.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fatal Sept 2016 U-2 crash caused by pilot error

The fatal crash of a US Air Force TU-2S surveillance aircraft on 20 Sept, 2016 near Sutter, California has been attributed to pilot error, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report.

US Navy F/A-18 abroad USS Carl Vinson crashes

Official U.S. Navy file photo of an F/A-18E Super Hornet Strike Fighter on final approach for an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
 A US Navy F/A-18E fighter jet has crashed while attempting to land aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier on April 21.

UK awards Meteor, CAMM and Sea Viper missile contracts

F-35 launch meteor BVRAAM

UK Secretary of State, Sir Michael Fallon, has announced three new missile contracts worth a combined £539/$689 million for state-of-the-art Meteor, Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and Sea Viper missile systems to MBDA UK.

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