U.S. Air Force

MQ-9B SkyGuardian: The next generation of remotely piloted aircraft

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The MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) possesses a number of unique advantages not found in manned platforms:...

Bell Boeing delivers 400th V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor aircraft to U.S. Air Force

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The Bell Boeing V-22 team recently delivered its 400th aircraft, a CV-22 for U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command. The first production V-22 was delivered...

U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35A crashes at Eglin Air Force base in Florida

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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Sq crashed upon landing at Eglin Air Force base in Florida around 21:30 yesterday. The...

Dassault sells its 96.85% shareholding in SABCA to Sabena Aerospace and SFPI/FPIM

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Dassault Belgique Aviation SA (“DBA”), Sabena Aerospace SA (“Sabena”) and Société Fédérale de Participations et Investissements – Federale Participatie- en Investeringsmaatschappij SA/NV (“SFPI/FPIM”) announce...

Poland signs contract to acquire 32 F-35A fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

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After Belgium, Lockheed Martin registers a new purchase contract in Europe for its F-35 fighter jets with Poland. In today’s signing ceremony, Polish Defence Minister...

52 Air Force F-35A aircraft from the 388th and 428th Fighter Wings symbolically form up in an “elephant walk” exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, U.S.

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On 6 January, the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings of the United States Air Force conducted an F-35A Combat Power Exercise...

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin reach agreement reducing F-35A cost by 12.8 percent

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The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin finalised a $34 billion agreement for the production and delivery of 478 F-35s at the lowest...

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashes near Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; pilot OK

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On 8 October at about 15:00 (UTC +2), a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed near Zemmer, Germany, during a routine training sortie. The...

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet surpasses 500,000 flight hours

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Osprey continues to provide unique tiltrotor capabilities to support worldwide military missions The V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron...

New T-7A Red Hawk honours legends of the past and heroes of the future

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  The U.S. Air Force has announced its name for Boeing’s new advanced pilot training system: the T-7A Red Hawk. The name is derived from the...

41st Sanicole Airshow kicks off with stunning Sunset Program

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On Friday 13th, Sanicole kicked off its 41st edition with a stunning Sunset line up. Established in 1977, the award-winning International Sanicole Airshow plans and...

U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II unintentionally releases rocket into the Arizona Desert

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On 6 September, during a routine training mission, a U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron from the 355th...

US Air Force selects Boeing for A-10 Thunderbolt II re-winging contract

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The eleven-year award builds on more than a decade of A-10 support Boeing will continue its legacy of A-10 Thunderbolt II sustainment work under an...

US Air Force Boeing KC-46 makes an unusual landing at Le Bourget ahead of the Paris Air Show 2019

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On Saturday 15 June 2019, a United States Air Force Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft made an unusual landing at Le Bourget Airport near Paris,...

President Trump unveils his livery for the new Air Force One

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More than a year after announcing a $3.9 billion makeover for America's most famous aircraft, President Donald Trump shared never-before-seen images of Air Force...

U.S. Air Force F-16 crashes into a warehouse near March Air Reserve Base

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On 16 May, a U.S. Air Force F-16 crashed into a warehouse just outside of March Air Reserve Base, California. According to local reports...

Dakota C-47 “Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber”, Former Belgian Air Force K11 to return to Europe for WWII Commemorations.

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In June 2019 the D-Day Invasion will be the 75th commemoration. It will most probably be the very last large commemoration of this historical...

[Military Plane Spotting] INIOCHOS Exercise 2019 at the Andravida Air Force Base, Greece

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Exercise «INIOCHOS» is an annual medium scale exercise based on the facilities of the Air Tactics Center at the Andravida Air Force Base, located...

[Military Plane Spotting] Luke Air Force Base (Glendale, Arizona, U.S.)

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Our business conference was held in Las Vegas, roughly a 7 hours drive to Tucson. To make the most out of this trip, we...

[Airshow USA] “Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona” at Davis Monthan Air Force base

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On the weekend of 23 and 24 March, the Davis Monthan Air Force base hosted the “Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona” Airshow. The U.S. Air...