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  • RAF's first A400M Atlas completes maiden flight


    ​The Royal Air Force is a step closer to receiving its first Airbus Defence and Space A400M Atlas airlifter after the aircraft made its maiden flight in Spain on 30 August.


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  • RAF's first A400M Atlas completes maiden flight


    ​The Royal Air Force is a step closer to receiving its first Airbus Defence and Space A400M Atlas airlifter after the...


  • RAF Rivet Joint on first operational deployment over Iraq


    The Royal Air Force has deployed its first Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft to support...


  • PICTURE: BAE's Hawk T1 turns 40


    Qinetiq has marked the 40th anniversary of the Hawker Siddeley (now BAE Systems) Hawk jet trainer's first flight, by...


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  • RAF's first A400M Atlas completes maiden flight

    News | 01 Sep 2014 14:02 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Royal Air Force is a step closer to receiving its first Airbus Defence and Space A400M Atlas airlifter after the aircraft made its maiden flight in Spain on 30 August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAFs-first-A400M-Atlas-completes-maiden-flight-403215/
  • ANALYSIS: NATO summit is no routine meeting

    News | 27 Aug 2014 11:17 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The world’s leaders are flocking to the Welsh town of Newport this week, as NATO’s summit is set to take place on 4-5 September – and the event is shaping up to be anything but routine.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-NATO-summit-is-no-routine-meeting-403024/
  • RAF Rivet Joint on first operational deployment over Iraq

    News | 21 Aug 2014 16:44 | Beth Stevenson

    The Royal Air Force has deployed its first Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft to support operations over Iraq, marking the first operational deployment of the aircraft since its delivery in November 2013.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Rivet-Joint-on-first-operational-deployment-over-Iraq-402899/
  • PICTURE: BAE's Hawk T1 turns 40

    News | 21 Aug 2014 16:36 | Jamie Hunter

    Qinetiq has marked the 40th anniversary of the Hawker Siddeley (now BAE Systems) Hawk jet trainer's first flight, by commissioning in-flight pictures of pre-production aircraft XX154 – which remains in use with the Empire Test Pilots’ School.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-BAEs-Hawk-T1-turns-40-402914/
  • ​More details emerge on RAF Tornado deployment

    News | 13 Aug 2014 09:27 | Beth Stevenson

    A “small number” of Royal Air Force Panavia GR4 Tornado combat jets have been deployed to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus where they will be positioned to support aid delivery to displaced people in Iraq.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/More-details-emerge-on-RAF-Tornado-deployment-402639/
  • Oman retires last Jaguar strike aircraft

    News | 12 Aug 2014 13:29

    ​Oman has retired its last four operational Sepecat Jaguars, with the strike aircraft having been involved in a disbandment flypast by 8 Sqn at its Thumrait air base on 6 August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Oman-retires-last-Jaguar-strike-aircraft-402605/