Top News on Royal Air Force

  • Airbus works to get troubled A400M back on track


    Airbus is heralding mixed fortunes for its troubled A400M military transport programme, with expected deliveries in 2015 of 16 units – double 2014’s total – coming on the back of a €551 million ($620 million) fourth-quarter charge for delays and action needed­ to ramp-up production.


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  • Bristow kicks off final push to UK SAR operations


    ​Bristow Helicopters has officially unveiled the first of five new bases it is constructing as it begins the transition...


  • Eurofighter gets close-air support boost with P3E deal


    ​The four Eurofighter programme nations have signed a roughly €200 million ($224 million) contract for a Phase 3...


  • Northrop to design clean-sheet T-X trainer for USAF


    ​Northrop Grumman has opted to design a brand new aircraft for the US Air Force’s T-X trainer programme rather than a...


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  • Airbus works to get troubled A400M back on track

    News | 27 Feb 2015 12:00 | Dan Thisdell

    Airbus is heralding mixed fortunes for its troubled A400M military transport programme, with expected deliveries in 2015 of 16 units – double 2014’s total – coming on the back of a €551 million ($620 million) fourth-quarter charge for delays and action needed­ to ramp-up production.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-works-to-get-troubled-A400M-back-on-track-409543/
  • Bristow kicks off final push to UK SAR operations

    News | 26 Feb 2015 18:29 | Dominic Perry

    ​Bristow Helicopters has officially unveiled the first of five new bases it is constructing as it begins the transition to managing search and rescue operations on behalf of the UK government.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bristow-kicks-off-final-push-to-UK-SAR-operations-409509/
  • Eurofighter gets close-air support boost with P3E deal

    News | 26 Feb 2015 17:26 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The four Eurofighter programme nations have signed a roughly €200 million ($224 million) contract for a Phase 3 capability enhancement (P3E) package, intended to strengthen the type’s multi-role credentials.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Eurofighter-gets-close-air-support-boost-with-P3E-deal-409501/
  • KV Aviation executive director departs

    News | 11 Feb 2015 16:23 | Laura Mueller

    ​Bill Cumberlidge is retiring from his position as executive director of Sydeny-based KV Aviation after being with the lessor and its predecessor, Allco Aviation, for the past 13 years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/KV-Aviation-executive-director-departs-408938/
  • Northrop to design clean-sheet T-X trainer for USAF

    News | 06 Feb 2015 21:40 | Dan Parsons

    ​Northrop Grumman has opted to design a brand new aircraft for the US Air Force’s T-X trainer programme rather than a modified version of the BAE Systems Hawk it had planned to pitch.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Northrop-to-design-clean-sheet-T-X-trainer-for-USAF-408807/
  • AirTanker starts A330 conversion for Thomas Cook

    News | 06 Feb 2015 09:57 | Craig Hoyle

    AirTanker is on schedule to deliver an Airbus A330-200 to Thomas Cook Airlines by May under a lease arrangement.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AirTanker-starts-A330-conversion-for-Thomas-Cook-408775/