The Textron AirLand Scorpion has become the test case for a new airworthiness initiative by the U.S. Air Force that could make non-program of record military aircraft more attractive to international buyers....More
The U.S. Air Force is contemplating pursuing a low-end, light attack “OA-X” aircraft to augment the A-10 Warthog in a close-air support role, while simultaneously aiming for a more robust replacement, dubbed “A-X2,” down the line....More
Although Lockheed Martin is facing a gap in F-16 production starting next year, top officials say the company is keeping the line warm in anticipation of new international orders of the lightweight fighter before too long....More
The process of creating a safe, fuel-efficient and regulatory-compliant oceanic flight plan actually begins with the compilation of a comprehensive international operations manual based on standardized procedures and best practices....More
Helicopters have proved extraordinarily versatile and valuable across a wide range of missions, but even after the first brief pioneering flights their successful development involved decades of trial and error. Aviation Week takes a visual journey through that history.