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.

The Saab Gripen did the first eight development firings of the MBDA Meteor BVRAAM. The European missile house chose the Swedish fighter in preference to the Rafale or the Eurofighter, but the Meteor has since been integrated on all three aircraft.
Jul 14, 2014 - 8:00 AM
The Saab Gripen has proved to be a good test bed for missiles, as Saab explains how it manages to keep costs under control.
The Reaper can be armed with four Hellfire missiles and two GBU-12 laser-guided 250-pound bombs. The RAF usually flies with all four missiles, but only one bomb. The UAV’s Raytheon MTS-B sensor ball and laser rangefinder/designator is beneath the nose, with the satcom antenna above.
Jul 14, 2014 - 7:45 AM
The UK RAF is proud of its Reaper capabilities and confident its rules of engagement in Afghanistan comply with the law and are adhered to.
Jul 14, 2014 - 5:35 AM
The Eurofighter contract adds further components to the ones already supplied by Denroy, which now provides 180 separate parts for the Typhoon.
Jul 14, 2014 - 5:30 AM
High-technology specialist will support the Mars 2020 rover and Embraer E-Jet E-2 programs.
Jul 14, 2014 - 5:30 AM
After a stop in Paris, Cessna’s recently certified Citation X+ arrived at the Farnborough Airshow.
Jul 14, 2014 - 5:15 AM
As Patrick de Castelbajac steps into the role of CEO, he discusses his plans for building on ATR’s success.
Jul 14, 2014 - 1:30 AM
Embraer and Saab announced on Friday a memorandum of understanding to partner in delivering the program for the Brazilian air force.
Jul 14, 2014 - 1:20 AM
The Viking Air Twin Otter Series 400 is selling well, while a new full flight simulator is being built to train pilots in water and land operations.
Jul 14, 2014 - 1:15 AM
Long delayed regional jet is on track for first flight next year.