Military Aircraft

France orders three more Airbus A330 MRTT tankers

Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA)...

Boeing on contract for second Japan KC-46 Tanker

The U.S. Air Force has exercised the option for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s second Boeing KC-46 tanker through the Foreign Military Sale (FMS)...

Maintenance centre for Russian Helicopters opens in Peru

The maintenance and repair centre for Russian-made helicopters Helicentro Peru has been launched in Lima at the facilities of the Peruvian Air Force Maintenance...

The new President of Mexico sells his official aeroplane and will travel on commercial aircraft

The President-elect of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrado, who took office last Sunday, will keep his electoral promise. His government will sell the presidential...

Boeing KC-46 Tanker programme completes phase II receiver certification testing

Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program has completed its planned Phase II receiver certification flight testing following three weeks of flights with F-15E aircraft out of...

German Air Force Airbus A340 with chancellor Angela Merkel on board diverts to Cologne/Bonn Airport after technical issues

On 29 November, the German Air Force Airbus A340-313 (reg. 16+01) having chancellor Angela Merkel on board was en route from Berlin to Buenos...

French presidential A330 aircraft under maintenance at Sabena Technics in Nîmes-Garons

This Monday morning, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife arrived at Brussels Airport for a two-day State Visit in Belgium on board of...

World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane crashes in Texas during re-enactment show, two dead

A privately-owned vintage fighter plane that saw action during World War II and the Korean War crashed into the parking lot of an apartment...

Eurofighter fleet passes 500,000 flying hours

The Eurofighter fleet is celebrating after passing the 500,000 flying hours mark, as it cements its place at the heart of European air defence. Eurofighter...

Two fishermen rescued from sinking fishing boat in North Sea, spotted by Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 crew

On 5 November, the crew of a Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 Helicopter noticed fishing vessel Lainey, sinking with two crew on-board approximately 6 miles...

Belgium buys 34 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter jets

Belgium will buy 34 new F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. This was confirmed by the Belgian Government on Thursday 25 October...

The Royal Thai Air Force receives two new H225Ms

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of its seventh and eighth H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters. Since 2012, the...

Airbus Helicopters to showcase H135 as future Navy helicopter trainer during U.S. Navy Fleet Fly-In event

Modern, twin-engine H135 is a proven military trainer in use globally Airbus Helicopters will showcase the versatile and...

F-22 Raptor fighter jets visit Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium

F-22 Raptor aircraft arrived at Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium today from RAF Lakenheath, England, to conduct local training with the Belgian Air Force. The...

Saudi Royal Air Force Hawk plane crashes during training mission

A Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashed on during a training mission in the northwest region, leaving all of its crew dead, an official...

The F-16 incident at Florennes Air Base: Belgian Air Force reacts to an unworthy newspaper article

This weekend, an article appeared in Belgian newspaper De Standaard about the incident with an F-16 fighter jet at Florennes Air Base. The commanders...

US, UK and Israel ground entire F-35 stealth fighter jet fleet

The United States military has grounded its entire fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets, worldwide, until it can find out why one of the...

Belgian Air Force F-16 destroyed by fire during maintenance – Collateral damage on second F-16

On 11 October around 14:10 (UTC +2), a Belgian Air Force F16 caught fire during maintenance works at Florennes Air Base. The fire completely...

Malaysian Airbus A400M transport aircraft undertakes flights to support relief efforts in Indonesia

The Indonesian Government, the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the Airbus Foundation have been working together to support humanitarian relief efforts in Palu,...

Dutch Air Force scrambles 2 F-16s to escort KLM flight from Abu Dhabi with unruly passenger

The Royal Netherlands Air Force scrambled two F-16 fighter jets this Saturday morning 6 October to escort a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight from...