A lack of training, flying hours and funding have directly contributed to the high level of losses experienced by the Ukrainian air force as it battles Russian troops in the eastern part of the country.
“Risk adversity has crept into airline boards” since the early 2000s, says Emirates Airline President Tim Clark. And that has led many airlines to worry about their ability to fill A380 seats, causing them to shy away from the superjumbo....More
A pair of Lockheed Martin F-35Cs have successfully completed their first series of arrested landings and catapult takeoffs from the carrier USS Nimitz this month, marking the start of the developmental test program for the U.S. Navy’s first stealthy piloted aircraft....More
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall talks with Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler about challenges keeping existing programs on track while looking to the future....More
The FAA estimates that just 10% of general aviation aircraft and only 3% of the major air carrier aircraft will be ADS-B compliant by year-end. That means 200,000 light planes, business turboprops and jets and airliners have yet to equip....More
The biennial Zhuhai air show is a banquet for observers of Chinese defense technology. Although nuclear-capable missiles and the latest developmental and operational air force systems are absent, China’s policy of ensuring that there are multiple suppliers in all key areas results in many new programs at Zhuhai. This year, counterstealth technology and advanced missiles were in the forefront.
Rosetta is the first mission designed to orbit and land on a comet. The €1.4 billion exploration campaign, the first to undertake a lengthy exploration of a comet at close quarters, builds on the first fly-bys of comets in the 1980s led by NASA, ESA, Russia and Japan.
China unveiled its FC-31 stealth export fighter for the world to see at Airshow China in Zhuhai. The Avic Shenyang-built aircraft features twin engines, low-observable airframe, and an internal weapons bay.
These photos were taken by Chris Simundson for Aviation Week. They present a very dramatic sequence of the failure of the Antares rocket, which occurred around 10 sec. after lift-off at 6.22 p.m. EDT on Oct. 28, 2014.
Dassault's newest and largest Falcon jet, the 5X, is coming together at Dassault's Bordeaux-Merignac facility. First flight is expected in the second quarter of 2015, with Dassault aiming for certification before the end of 2016.