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U.S. Air Force

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...

[Behind the scenes] Operation “Atlantic Resolve”, United States’ 4th rotation passing through Belgium

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"The deployment of ready, combat-credible U.S. forces to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve is evidence of the strong and unremitting U.S. commitment to...

Eighty American helicopters through Belgian skies this Tuesday, 29 January

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The American military chose to send their equipment and their soldiers through Belgium More than 80 US helicopters will cross the Belgian sky on Tuesday....

U.S. Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft

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The U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, setting the stage for the aircraft’s delivery to McConnell Air Force...

A plane spotter discovered President Trump’s “top secret” trip to Iraq

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On a sunny but cold 26 December, Alan Meloy from Yorkshire was standing outside when he spotted an aircraft in the blue skies. Alan...

Boeing on contract for second Japan KC-46 Tanker

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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

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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...