U.S. Air Force

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Boeing wins U.S. Air Force T-X pilot training programme contract

$9.2 billion award funds 351 jets, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment U.S. Air Force pilots will soon train for combat with T-X jets and...

Boeing MH-139 to replace U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey fleet

Boeing will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used...

Boeing KC-46 tanker programme completes FAA certification

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker programme a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), verifying that its refuelling and mission avionics...

Boeing KC-46 programme completes flight testing required for first delivery to U.S. Air Force

Boeing and U.S Air Force teams recently achieved a major KC-46 tanker programme milestone, completing all flight testing required for first delivery. This past...

Plane spotters catch of the day at Brussels Airport: a U.S. Air Force Boeing E-4B “nightwatch”

This evening a flock of plane spotters rushed to the Brussels Airport spotters platforms to catch another special visitor: this Boeing E-4B "nightwatch". The Boeing E-4...

Boeing KC-46 tanker programme completes FAA certification flight testing

Boeing’s KC-46 tanker programme has now completed all required Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) flight tests following a successful refuelling/communications flight with a C-17 Globemaster...

US Air Force F-16 jet crashes outside Las Vegas

The US Air Force said in a statement that "an Air Force F-16 assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, crashed at approximately 10:30...

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...

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...

Boeing KC-46 tanker programme receives FAA certification for its 767-2C aircraft

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) for its core 767-2C aircraft configuration, verifying...

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

Newest aircraft moves closer to delivery after airborne operational checks The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next...

77 US army UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters have been shipped via Zeebrugge

A total of 77 US army helicopters (UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-64 Apache) and 1,900 military have been shipped via Zeebrugge this week. It's the...

U.S. Air Force test team completes first KC-46 to KC-46 refuelling

A Boeing-U.S. Air Force test team recently refuelled a KC-46A tanker from another KC-46A tanker for the first time. During the four-hour flight, the two...

Boeing proposal for MH-139 helicopter could save U.S. Air Force more than $1 billion

The Boeing proposal for its MH-139 helicopter to replace the U.S. Air Force’s ageing Huey fleet could save more than $1 billion in acquisition...

As President Trump wanted a cheaper Air Force One, the USAF is now buying two undelivered 747-8s from bankrupt Russian airline Transaero

The Air Force awarded a Boeing contract modification Aug. 4, 2017, to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft for future modification to replace the two...