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  • USAF chooses 747-8 as next Air Force One


    ​The US Air Force on 28 January announced Boeing’s four-engined 747-8 Intercontinental airliner will serve as the next Air Force One, besting the Airbus A380 as the next generation of aircraft specially outfitted to carry the US president.


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  • USAF chooses 747-8 as next Air Force One


    ​The US Air Force on 28 January announced Boeing’s four-engined 747-8 Intercontinental airliner will serve as the...


  • USAF will downgrade T-X requirements to shave cost


    ​In an effort to reduce cost and speed up its often snail-paced acquisition system, the US Air Force intends to water...


  • Single Reaper passes flight hour milestone


    ​Following a 17-hour combat sortie in support of the US military’s operations in Afghanistan, a single US Air Force...


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  • USAF chooses 747-8 as next Air Force One

    News | 28 Jan 2015 21:48 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force on 28 January announced Boeing’s four-engined 747-8 Intercontinental airliner will serve as the next Air Force One, besting the Airbus A380 as the next generation of aircraft specially outfitted to carry the US president.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-chooses-747-8-as-next-Air-Force-One-408408/
  • ANALYSIS: Where next, Virgin Galactic?

    News | 26 Jan 2015 10:01 | Dan Thisdell

    ​A 2014 that opened with great expectations that the era of privately funded personal spaceflight would finally begin ended with a crash, nowhere near spacehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Where-next-Virgin-Galactic-407537/
  • USAF will downgrade T-X requirements to shave cost

    News | 14 Jan 2015 23:07 | Dan Parsons

    ​In an effort to reduce cost and speed up its often snail-paced acquisition system, the US Air Force intends to water down the capabilities it expects to see in a new jet trainer, as well as several other ongoing acquisition programmes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-will-downgrade-T-X-requirements-to-shave-cost-407923/
  • Single Reaper passes flight hour milestone

    News | 14 Jan 2015 03:12 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Following a 17-hour combat sortie in support of the US military’s operations in Afghanistan, a single US Air Force General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicle surpassed a record 20,000 flight hours to date.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Single-Reaper-passes-flight-hour-milestone-407863/
  • Iraqi pilots begin F-16 training in USA

    News | 02 Jan 2015 15:47 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Iraqi air force pilots have begun training on the service’s first two Lockheed Martin F-16Ds, following a US government decision to transfer the jets to an Air National Guard facility at Tucson International airport in Arizona.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iraqi-pilots-begin-F-16-training-in-USA-407575/
  • Boeing completes first flight of new freighter and tanker

    News | 28 Dec 2014 21:22 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing on 28 December completed a 3h, 32min flight of the 767-2C prototype that will be modified to become the first US Air Force KC-46A tanker.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-completes-first-flight-of-new-freighter-and-tanker-407472/