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British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin’s quote about the necessity of developing an independent nuclear deterrent — “We’ve got to have the bloody Union Jack flying on top of it” — signifies the priority placed on this programme as the Cold War reared its head. It led, 70 years ago, to the first ‘special weapons’ arriving at an RAF station, and to the Vickers Valiant becoming the first platform able to deliver them
The concept of target-marking had been proved with great success by the RAF of World War Two, but how would it translate to the jet bomber age? The Vickers Valiant was chosen to lead the role into this new era. Why, then, did the menacing and very capable ‘Black Bomber’, the Valiant B2, end up being a one-off?
Over recent months, the Australian Army has been scrapping and subsequently burying its problematic fleet of MRH-90 Taipan (NH90 TTH) tactical transport helicopters – which were removed from operational service more than a year earlier than planned – despite recent second-hand interest from Ukraine
During a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group (otherwise known as the Ramstein Group) on January 23, German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius revealed that the nation will donate six German Navy-operated Sea King Mk 41 multi-role utility helicopters – which are now surplus to requirements due to their upcoming retirement – to the Ukrainian Armed Forces
On Sir Geoffrey de Havilland’s 67th birthday in 1949, the aircraft that propelled the world into the jet age took to the skies for the first time. Key Aero examines the history of the revolutionary DH.106 Comet
This week’s big news was that Alaska Airlines plans to purchase Hawaiian Airlines in a $1.9bn deal. If approved, the 94-year-old carrier will continue to operate as a separate brand and join the Oneworld alliance. So, for this week’s quiz, we will test your knowledge of the Honolulu-based carrier.
Craig West described a flight with a difference in the January 2015 issue of Airliner World when Virgin Atlantic added the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet
On Tuesday, November 28, Virgin Atlantic operated the world’s first transatlantic flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Flight 100 departed London/Heathrow at 11.49 am and touched down at New York/JFK just over seven hours later. To mark this momentous occasion in aviation history, this week, we test your knowledge of all things SAF!