Advanced Jet Trainer

RAF grounds entire Hawk T2 fleet after engine fault

The RAF has grounded its BAE Systems Hawk T2 fast-jet training aircraft as a precaution after one aircraft suffered an engine failure on the runway at RAF Valley in Anglesey, North Wales

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FIA 2022: Aero outlines first delivery dates for initial L-39NG operators

Aero Vodochody has outlined when it expects to deliver the first serial production examples of its new-generation L-39NG advanced jet trainer to the Vietnam People’s Air Force and the Hungarian Air Force

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FIA 2022: L-39NG attains type certification as Aero announces new MoU with Patriot Global Training

Aero Vodochody – the Czech Republic-based aircraft manufacturer and MRO services provider – made two major announcements regarding its new L-39NG advanced jet trainer on the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow on July 18

DSEI 2021: Middle Eastern fund invests in Aeralis start-up

UK aerospace start-up Aeralis has received a boost in its efforts to develop a new jet training aircraft after signing an investment agreement with an unnamed Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund

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Slovakia’s advanced jet trainer competition hots up

The Slovak Air Force is looking for a new advanced jet trainer to replace the obsolete aero L-39CM/ZM Albatros. The delivery of 14 new F-16C/D Block 70s, starting in mid-2023 has made it a top priority, with Leonardo and Aero Vodochody offering solutions

Belarusian Yak-130 crashes in Baranovichi

A Yakovlev Yak-130 belonging to the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence Forces crashed near a residential area in Baranovichi on May 19, killing both pilots

Saab delivers first T-7A airframe section to Boeing

Saab has shipped its first aft airframe section for the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer to Boeing, marking a key milestone in the platform’s engineering and manufacturing development programme

Elbit to supply M-346s to Greece for new training school

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract, worth approximately US$1.65bn (€1.38bn), for the establishment and operation of the Hellenic Air Force International Flight Training Centre

Joint British-Qatari Hawk squadron to be based at RAF Leeming

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and his Qatari counterpart, Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, have announced an expansion of the relationship between each nation’s air forces

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The Rise of the T-7A Red Hawk

With the T-7A Red Hawk, Boeing is creating the world's first fifth-generation advanced flight training system. We explore the program that's set to replace the USAF's workhorse T-38 Talon after 60 years of exceptional service