A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
Military Aviation News

US Bombers arrive in UK ahead of NATO exercises

US Air Force Boeing B52 Stratofortress have begun to arrive at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire ahead of a “long-planned” training mission with NATO allies. Four of the long-range heavy bombers arrived at the base today with up to four more potentially arriving in the coming days. The timing of the [read more]

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Military Aviation News

RAF takes delivery of final P-8A Poseidon

The Royal Air Force (RAF) took delivery of the last of 9 Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth yesterday completing the deliveries of the type. Known in the UK as Poseidon MRA1, the submarine-hunting aircraft is based on the Boeing 737 airliner and replaces the capability previously carried out [read more]

F35B Lightning II (Image: Lockheed Martin)
Aviation Safety News

British F35 lost at sea after pilot ejects

A British F35B has crashed into the Mediterranean sea after its pilot was forced to eject from the aircraft. The pilot was safely rescued from the sea. No other aircraft or hostile action is believed to have caused the crash of the aircraft after taking off from the British aircraft [read more]

BN2T-4S Islander
Aviation Engineering & Leasing News

Britten-Norman eyes export for ex-MOD islanders

Isle of Wight based Britten-Normal has acquired a number of BN2T-4S Islander aircraft that have served with the UK’s Ministry of Defence under a short-term urgent operational requirement. The aircraft have been operating in a surveillance role under the military designation Defender 4000 (D4K) both in the UK and overseas. [read more]