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.

Flare dispenser trials culminated in this spectacular full flare jettison test of the Airbus A400M.
Jul 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM
The fleet of Airbus A400M tactical transports is starting to grow as the Royal Air Force prepares to take delivery of the first of its 22 in September.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:21 AM
Predictions for next 20 years remain robust.
Final assembly flow rates for the 777 now stand at 47 days, down from 48 days last year and 87 days in 1997.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:20 AM
Boeing’s latest supplier agreements for the 777X reflect a commitment to risk containment, as do efficiency improvements to the current 777 line.
The CH-53K “King Stallion,” one of the first all-digitally designed helicopters, was assembled inside a 3-D virtual reality lab at Sikorsky’s headquarters before any metal was cut or composites were laid out.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:15 AM
Operational service of the mostly composite helicopter, which has been dubbed the “King Stallion,” is expected in 2019.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:13 AM
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.