New 'Fat Albert' completes first test flight

The US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron's new 'Fat Albert' support aircraft, C-130J - BuNo 170000 (c/n 382-5483) - carried out its first functional check flight (FCF) from Cambridge Airport on July 20.

Progress for planned RAF Chinook buy

Plans to purchase additional Chinooks for the RAF appear to be moving forward.

Major assembly of first Belgian A400M completed

AIRBUS DEFENCE and Security has completed major assembly of the first A400M for Belgium, c/n 106, on the Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Seville-San Pablo Airport, Spain.

First Basic Flying Training course on Texan T1

THE FIRST Basic Flying Training (BFT) course using the new T-6C Texan T1 has begun at RAF Valley, Wales. The beginning of the syllabus was announced by the base on September 19, which said that it had started that week.

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Another batch of Yak-130s delivered to Belarus

Belarusian Yak-130 ‘82 Red’ on the flight line at Lida on...

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Madagascar Army acquires AS350B2

A SINGLE AS350B2 Écureuil has been delivered to Madagascar to...

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Inaugural solo flight after ETPS course is upgraded

THE FIRST student pilot has carried out a solo flight following...

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‘Windjammers’ receive first of two C-40A Clippers

Former VR-57 C-40A 166693 ‘693’ arrives at MCAS Kaneohe Bay...

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Four more T-50IQs delivered

A FURTHER batch of four T-50IQs has been delivered to Iraq. The...

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US Dept of State selling off S-61T fleet

THE US Department of State Air Wing’s (DOSAW) fleet of 13 S-61T...