Boeing MQ-25 T1 ARS

Boeing tests automated aerial refuelling store

Boeing has successfully completed the first test of its MQ-25 T1 Automated Aerial Refuelling Store. The 2 1/2 hour test flight was conducted in partnership with the US Navy and was designed to test the aerodynamics of the vehicle using the underwing mounted Cobham Aerial Refuelling System (ARS). The Cobham [read more]

Boeing F15EX

Boeing F15EX to go ahead after USAF order

The US Air Force (USAF) has given Boeing a contract worth nearly (USD)$1.2bn for eight F15EX Air Superiority Fighter and Multi-role combat aircraft. The most-advanced F15 ever built will help the USAF meet its capacity requirements and add capability to its fighter fleet. The F15EX will carry more weapons than [read more]

First Mobile built Airbus A220 takes-off (Image: Airbus)
Civil Aviation

First Alabama made Airbus A220 takes flight

The first Airbus A220 built at the European Airframers Mobile, Alabama assembly line has completed its test flight. The first aircraft is destined for Delta Airlines and is the first to roll off the brand new assembly line which was only recently officially opened. Like the A320 assembly lines, parts [read more]

An image of the crash site shared widely on social media.
Air Safety

Two survivors in Pakistan Airbus A320 crashes in Karachi

Local media in Pakistan is reporting that a Pakistan International Airways Airbus A320 has crashed in Karachi whilst attempting to land at Jinnah International Airport (KHI/OKPC). Flight PK8303 crashed in the Karachi’s Model-Colony district after reportedly developing a “technical fault”. Local reports suggest the aircraft hit 5 houses on the [read more]

South African Airways
Civil Aviation

South African Airways close to collapse

South African Airway (SA/SAA) is close to collapse after it failed to secure further backing from the South African Government. The airline has offered redundancy packages to all of its 4,700 staff members from the end of April. State-owed South African Airways has received numerous bailouts from the South African [read more]