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Military/Government/Police Aircraft

Search and rescue ongoing for three missing crew members of Irish Coast Guard helicopter #Rescue116

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At approximately 1 am this morning contact was lost with one of the Irish coastguard SAR helicopters, a major search and rescue is ongoing...

2 F-16s scrambled above Belgium after Hungarian cargo plane lost communication with ATC

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This morning 2 F-16 fighter jets scrambled from Florennes Air Base after a Hungarian cargo plane (SF34 registered HA-TAB operating Flight FRF101) lost communication with...

Boeing launches proven, affordable MH-139 in U.S. Air Force helicopter competition

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Capable, ready-to-serve solution intended to replace UH-1N “Huey” Fleet, which guards U.S. weapons Boeing today unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the...

Belgian Defence wishes to join a ravitail aircraft  purchase programme 

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On Thursday, February 16, Belgian Defence Minister Steven Vandeput signed a declaration of intent for his department to join a programme to purchase supply...

US Vice President Pence in Brussels on 19-20 February with Air Force Two, before President Trump in May with Air Force One

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Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed on Monday the arrival of the new US Vice President, Mike Pence, in Brussels. The two men will...

U.S. department of Defense and Lockheed Martin sign $8.5bn F35 order

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The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement on the next lot of F-35 aircraft (LRIP 10). This lot includes...

Boeing awarded $2.1billion for third KC-46A tanker production lot

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The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing $2.1 billion for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spare engines and wing air refuelling pod kits. This order is...

A Russian military Tu-154 disappears in the Black Sea with 92 on board

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A Russian plane has vanished from radar moments after take off. The airliner had set off from the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Christmas...

Belgian Air Defence to deploy Eurocontrol’s MUAC shared air traffic services system at several military sites in Belgium

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The air traffic control system of EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) will be deployed at several military sites across Belgium for the...

Belgian Air Component retires CM-02 after 43 years of VIP flights

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Today the Belgian Air Component (Dutch: Luchtcomponent, French: Composante air) retired CM-02, a Dassault Falcon 20E-5 VIP aircraft transporting the Royal Family, ministers and other...

Boeing T-X completes first flight, validates design for Air Force requirements

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Milestone proves the aircraft’s low risk, maturity and safety Boeing and partner Saab today completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft, which is...

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft to deliver the third Sukhoi Business Jet to the Royal Thai Air Force

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 JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC), SuperJet International (SJI) and the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) signed a contract for the delivery of another Sukhoi...

Boeing Statement on a possible cancellation of Air Force One order by President-elect Trump

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Boeing today issued the following statement regarding the Air Force One program: We are currently under contract for $170 million to help determine the capabilities...

Royal Thai Air Force launched operation of Sukhoi Business Jets

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Sukhoi Business Jets (SBJ) have entered service with the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). The two aircraft were delivered in July 2016 to provide...

Royal Thai Air Force takes delivery of Sukhoi business jet

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 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) held a roll-out ceremony of two Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ) aircraft built for Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). The aircraft...

Boeing and U.S. Air Force adjust KC-46 tanker schedule

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“As detailed in its statement released today, the U.S. Air Force is moving its formal production decision on the KC-46 tanker program—known as Milestone...

Second U.S. Air Force Boeing KC-46A tanker completes first flight

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Tanker aircraft to conduct mission systems, exterior lighting testing The Boeing test team successfully completed the first flight of the program’s second KC-46A tanker aircraft...

U.S. Air Force completes Boeing KC-46 tanker refuelling flight with F/A-18

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A combined Boeing/U.S. Air Force aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 aircraft in flight February 10th. The air refueling was the...

U.S. Air Force carries out first Boeing KC-46A tanker refueling flight

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Pegasus refueling boom provides exceptional handling, stability during transfer Flight kicks off tests leading to production decision Boeing and U.S. Air Force aircrews successfully completed the...

Lebanese Air Force selects A-29 Super Tucano for Close Air Support role

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​The Republic of Lebanon today confirmed the acquisition of six A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft from Embraer Defense & Security and Sierra Nevada Corporation....