Military Aircraft

Boeing KC-46 tanker programme completes fuel on-load certification testing

Boeing recently achieved a major certification milestone following a successful refuelling flight between two KC-46 tankers. The company's tanker programme has now completed its...

Airbus Helicopters awarded $273 million contract for 35 UH-72A Lakotas for the U.S. Army

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. received a contract valued at approximately $273 million to deliver 35 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The $273 million...

Russia Border Guard Mi-8 helicopter crashes in Chechnya

A Mil Mi-8 multipurpose helicopter crashed in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, a spokesman for the local emergencies services told TASS on Wednesday....

Antonov-26 transport plane crashed in Syria, 39 killed

A Russian Antonov-26 transport military plane has crashed in Syria killing 33 passengers and six crew members, the defence ministry says. All of them were...

Boeing receives U.S. Navy contract to modernise F/A-18 Super Hornet fleet

Boeing has been awarded a contract to modernise the U.S. Navy F/A-18 fleet, extending the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 9,000+...

Boeing has been assigned to build the next generation “Air Force One”

Boeing has been assigned to build the next generation of Air Force One, the American manufacturer just tweeted. "We are providing American Presidents with...

Belgian Air Component is looking for air traffic controllers

The Belgian Air Component is looking for air traffic controllers, you are responsible for the safe, smooth and efficient handling of air traffic. You manage...

Last minute job day registration: become an air traffic controller for the Belgian Air Component

On 14 February the Belgian Air Component is organizing a job day on four different locations in Belgium, and this for a very special...

Antonov AN-124 to visit Beauvechain Air Base to pick up two NH-90 Helicopters

Next Monday (5 February), a huge Antonov AN-124 aircraft will land at Beauvechain Air Base in Belgium. This cargo aircraft will transport two Defence...

Military aircraft crashes in Shuyang (Guizhou), China – 43 dead

A Chinese military aircraft crashed outside Zunyi Airport, Guizhou, China during a training flight, the Chinese Air Force has confirmed. The plane, thought to be...

Airbus delivers latest standard Eurofighter to Spanish Air Force

First two new-build aircraft to be delivered in P1Eb FW configuration Airbus Defence and Space has delivered to the...

The Brussels Air & Space Museum is restoring a Fairchild C-119 “Flying Boxcar”

Aviation24.be and RateOne.be were invited to visit a nice restoration project initiated by AELR, the association of friends of the Air & Space Museum,...

Brazil orders additional Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take...

The US State Department approves the sale of 34 F-35s to Belgium … and discloses the purchase price because of the shutdown

The shutdown of the US administration entered into force on Saturday because no budget compromise could be found to finance the Federal State. This...

Belgian Air Force announces new F-16 Solo Display pilot

The Belgian Air Force has announced its new F-16 Solo Display pilot for the next air show season. Senior captain aviator Stephan ''Vador" Darte will be...

Flexing its muscles: the Airbus A400M Atlas is proven in service as Germany’s 15th aircraft is delivered

Versatility, range and payload lift demonstrated in varied missions With 56 A400M multi-role military transporters delivered to date by Airbus – including last friday’s handover of...

Belgian Air Force F-16s scramble to intercept two Russian Tu-160 “Blackjack” bombers

Today, two Belgian Air Force F-16s scrambled from Florennes Air Base and successfully intercepted two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers above the North Sea. A...

Belgian Air Force to sell its five VIP aircraft

The Belgian Air Force is about to sell its fleet of five VIP aircraft. According to Defence Minister Steven Vandeput, an external supplier is...

New Belgian Defence NH-90 helicopters grounded for at least one year by radar problem

The four new Defence NH-90 “Caiman” helicopters will be grounded next week, reports radio news channel VRT. The Caiman was supposed to take over...

Missile warning and 3D-Audio/ANR for Belgian Defence F-16s

All original EPAF countries have now ordered the Terma PIDS+ pylons for their F-16s, equipped with the AAR-60(V)2 Missile Warning System.  With the Belgian Defence (BD) awarding a contract...