Aircraft

News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

Il-80 in flight
Dec 7, 2015 - 8:40 AM
The Ilyushin Il-80 is a modified Il-86 airliner for the control of the armed forces.
Export-Import Bank headquarters
Dec 4, 2015 - 11:50 AM
The U.S. House and Senate by wide margins passed highway legislation containing a four-year reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank.
Airbus Helicopters H145M in flight
Dec 3, 2015 - 12:45 PM
Deliveries of the new light military support helicopter are on time and budget.
HondaJet on runway
Dec 3, 2015 - 12:01 AM
Dec. 13, 2003, marked the announcement of the first flight of the experimental HondaJet, a milestone reached after decades of research.
Dec 2, 2015 - 6:27 PM
Cirrus Aircraft releases the Vision SF50 single-engine jet's performance capabilities.
AC-130 gunship on ramp
Dec 2, 2015 - 4:41 PM
The U.S. military is taking disciplinary action after the AC-130 gunship attack on the MSF hospital that killed 30.
F-16D-Plus on static display
Dec 2, 2015 - 3:51 PM
The island nation will spend more than $1 billion to modernize 60-70 F-16C/D combat aircraft.
Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Dec 2, 2015 - 2:43 PM
The stretched version of the 787-9 will seat 300-to-330 passengers and fly up to 6,430 nautical miles.
Dec 2, 2015 - 1:57 PM
The carrier completed the first approved 330-minute ETOPS flight by flying a 777-200ER from Auckland to Buenos Aires.
G650ER
Dec 2, 2015 - 11:23 AM
Some 145 of the ultra-long-range business jets—105 G650s and 40 G650ERs—are currently flying.