Top News on Royal Air Force

  • A330 flight control laws saved Voyager, inquiry finds


    ​An in-flight mishap involving a Royal Air Force Airbus A330 Voyager en route to Afghanistan last year has been categorised as “an extremely serious near-miss” by the director general of the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA), following the completion of a service inquiry.


  • Other News for Royal Air Force

  • RAF C-130J deployed to South Sudan


    ​The Royal Air Force says that its Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules strategic transport has been deployed to...


  • Fallon rejects 'modest' description of UK's anti-IS role


    ​The UK Ministry of Defence has rejected claims that it is only making a “strikingly modest” contribution to the...


  • Airbus starts delivering training version of UH-72


    ​Airbus Helicopters has rolled the first UH-72A Lakota off the assembly line that will be delivered straight to Fort...


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  • RAF C-130J deployed to South Sudan

    News | 27 Mar 2015 18:48 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Royal Air Force says that its Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules strategic transport has been deployed to northeastern Africa to deliver supplies to a remote region under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) humanitarian relief effort.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-C-130J-deployed-to-South-Sudan-410644/
  • Fallon rejects 'modest' description of UK's anti-IS role

    News | 26 Mar 2015 15:28 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The UK Ministry of Defence has rejected claims that it is only making a “strikingly modest” contribution to the multinational coalition effort against Islamic State militants in Iraq, touting that it has performed only second to the USA throughout the campaign.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Fallon-rejects-modest-description-of-UKs-anti-IS-role-410605/
  • Airbus starts delivering training version of UH-72

    News | 25 Mar 2015 21:14 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Airbus Helicopters has rolled the first UH-72A Lakota off the assembly line that will be delivered straight to Fort Rucker, Alabama, as the US Army begins to replace more than 180 Bell Helicopter TH-67 Creek primary trainers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-starts-delivering-training-version-of-UH-72-410574/
  • A330 flight control laws saved Voyager, inquiry finds

    News | 24 Mar 2015 10:49 | Craig Hoyle

    ​An in-flight mishap involving a Royal Air Force Airbus A330 Voyager en route to Afghanistan last year has been categorised as “an extremely serious near-miss” by the director general of the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA), following the completion of a service inquiry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A330-flight-control-laws-saved-Voyager-inquiry-finds-410491/
  • ANALYSIS: Strength of UK's offensive fleet hangs on upcoming SDSR

    News | 19 Mar 2015 09:30 | Beth Stevenson

    The island state of the UK is positioned – both politically and geographically – within a number of ongoing international conflicts.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Strength-of-UKs-offensive-fleet-hangs-on-upcoming-SDSR-409587/
  • ANALYSIS: Where next for BAE's military aircraft unit?

    News | 17 Mar 2015 10:22 | Beth Stevenson

    ​As the UK’s largest remaining defence contractor, BAE Systems is in a state of flux, with its domestic market continuing to experience reduced spending, but the need to provide a sovereign capability staying at a consistent high.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Where-next-for-BAEs-military-aircraft-unit-409865/