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 RAF’s Voyager fleet has been cleared for protected air transport operations with the defensive aids suite, allowing the aircraft to operate into theater. Voyager operations to Afghanistan began just before Christmas 2013.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:00 AM
Soon several countries will be operating the Airbus A330-based MRTT tanker aircraft, with more orders expected from around the world.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings this year, the RAF painted on a Eurofighter Typhoon the invasion stripes that were used to distinguish allied aircraft in 1944.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:30 AM
Eurofighter has moved up a gear, but there is more to come that should enhance its export potential further.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:20 AM
After Embraer completed its initial design review for the E2 it is showing the new E-Jet variant’s cabin at Farnborough.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:14 AM
Airbus expects to have received EASA type certification for the A350 by the end of September.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:12 AM
The European manufacturer hopes to limit cabin furnishing options for the twin-aisle A350XWB twinjet in order to keep final-assembly lines flowing.
During pre-certification testing, the Airbus A350XWB  twin-aisle twinjet underwent water ingestion trials on a long military runway at Istres, France, that also is used for high- and maximum-energy rejected takeoff work.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:10 AM
Airbus is starting to fully engage with customers for the A350XWB as it nears first delivery to Qatar Airways toward the end of this year.
Jul 3, 2014 - 9:29 AM
Boeing 787 reliability rates continue to rise, but several operators have deferred fixes to avoid down time.
Jul 2, 2014 - 9:00 AM
Two batches of Sukhoi Su-25s have been delivered to Iraq.
Jul 1, 2014 - 10:29 AM
The first A320neo rolled out of its paint hangar in Toulouse on July 1.