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  • NATO rotates Baltic air policing force


    ​NATO has made its latest force rotation to deliver the Baltic Air Policing mission protecting the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with Norway to lead the activity until 31 August.


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  • RAF scrambles Typhoons in response to Russia as British troops train in Estonia


    ​Two Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons were scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft in eastern European NATO...


  • Thomas Cook Airlines debuts A330 leased from AirTanker


    ​Thomas Cook Airlines has made its first commercial flights with an Airbus A330-200 being operated under a three-year...


  • Bristow still unable to confirm date of AW189 SAR debut


    Bristow Helicopter is now a month in to its £1.6 billion ($2.5 billion) contract to take over the UK’s search and...


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  • ANALYSIS: Eurojet looks for EJ200 to power ahead on new platforms

    News | 22 May 2015 11:25 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Each time a quick reaction alert sortie is launched from any of the nations operating the Eurofighter combat aircraft, it is dependent on the availability of the type’s twin Eurojet EJ200 turbofan engines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Eurojet-looks-for-EJ200-to-power-ahead-on-new-platforms-412446/
  • RAF scrambles Typhoons in response to Russia as British troops train in Estonia

    News | 14 May 2015 16:27 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Two Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons were scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft in eastern European NATO airspace in early May, as a multinational NATO exercise to prepare allies against potential threats takes place in Estonia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-scrambles-Typhoons-in-response-to-Russia-as-British-troops-train-in-Estonia-412336/
  • OBITUARY: Maurice Flanagan, the expat who helped Emirates take over the world

    News | 08 May 2015 17:13 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Maurice Flanagan, who has died aged 86, caught the Dubai bug when he arrived on a two-year secondment to run the city’s airport and travel operator Dnata in the late-1970s. “Everything looked so promising that I decided to stay,” he recalled two decades later. By taking up the royal family’s invitation in 1985 to launch an upstart state-owned airline called Emirates, the expat Englishman helped change the shape of aviation and ensured his place in the industry’s history.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OBITUARY-Maurice-Flanagan-the-expat-who-helped-Emirates-take-over-the-world-412126/
  • A400M ready for RAF self-protection system tests

    News | 08 May 2015 11:09 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The Royal Air Force is set to commence testing of the defensive aids subsystem for its Airbus A400M tactical transport, following the arrival in the UK of its first modified example.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A400M-ready-for-RAF-self-protection-system-tests-412105/
  • Thomas Cook Airlines debuts A330 leased from AirTanker

    News | 05 May 2015 13:58 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Thomas Cook Airlines has made its first commercial flights with an Airbus A330-200 being operated under a three-year “damp lease” agreement with the UK’s AirTanker Services.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thomas-Cook-Airlines-debuts-A330-leased-from-AirTanker-411933/
  • NATO rotates Baltic air policing force

    News | 05 May 2015 11:34 | Craig Hoyle

    ​NATO has made its latest force rotation to deliver the Baltic Air Policing mission protecting the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with Norway to lead the activity until 31 August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NATO-rotates-Baltic-air-policing-force-411917/