AirTanker Conducts First Passenger Flight

AirTanker Conducts First Passenger Flight Received Relevant Regulatory Approval January 5th

U.K.-based AirTanker took its first Ministry of Defence passengers to Cyprus since gaining the relevant approvals to become an airline on January 5th. As part of its set-up to provide operational capability to the MOD, AirTanker will operate at least one of its 14 specially converted A330 aircraft, named Voyager by the RAF, on the civilian ...
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X-47B aboard USS Harry S. Truman

X-47B aboard USS Harry S. TrumanNorthrop Grumman X-47B Pegasus Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The air vehicle arrived by barge from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. The USS Truman is the first aircraft carrier to host test operations for an unmanned aircraft. The Navy plans to conduct X-47B carrier deck handling tests aboard the ship. Read More >>

 

KC-135 upgrades to keep aircraft flying

KC-135 upgrades to keep aircraft flying for decadesThe 1950's-era KC-135 Stratotankers are slated starting next year to be souped-up with upgraded engines that will extend the nation's global reach for another two decades. At the same time, experts say the improved engines will also burn less fuel and spend less time in maintenance. Read More >>

 

493rd EFS protects Iceland's air sovereignty

493rd EFS flies to protect Iceland's air sovereigntyKEFLAVIK, Iceland -- The 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is conducting Icelandic air policing missions here until June 7. The squadron, which is made up of U.S. Air Force and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization personnel, is a specialized team prepared to ensure Iceland's air sovereignty. Read More >>

 

MC-130 J name change promotes modern missions

MC-130 J name change promotes modern missions, preserves heritageOfficials announced at HURLBURT FIELD, Fla on March 9 a popular name change for the MC130-J that honors the Air Commando legacy and capitalizes on the versatility of the aircraft. "Air Force Special Operation Command MC-130 Js will be equipped to fly various missions and will be called Commando II," said Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel, AFSOC commander, in the memorandum requesting the change. "This name best reflects the multimission role of the aircraft and the units that will fly them." Read More >>

 

Harrier GR.9 arrives at IWM Duxford

Harrier GR.9 arrives at IWM DuxfordRecently, BAE Systems Harrier GR9 ZD461 was transported from RAF Cottesmore to IWM Duxford, where it will undergo conservation work and a rebuild. Read More >>

 

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