For years, the Civil Aviation Administration of China insisted that China had three big airlines, three big bases and therefore three intercontinental gateways. Now dogged Chengdu has managed to join their ranks....More
Redesigns and retrofits required to address a faulty integrated fuel system for the tanker appear to be the cause of the latest cost overrun for Boeing to keep the U.S. Air Force’s KC-46 aerial refueling program on track....More
The U.S. Marine Corps has completed an operational readiness inspection of its first F-35B squadron, the last major hurdle before the service can assess whether VMFA-121 in Yuma, Arizona, is suitable to declare initial operational capability....More
Air France, Western Europe’s fifth largest scheduled airline by fleet size, underwent many fleet changes in the last 10 years. See the visual representation of Air France's fleet as it changed from 2005 to 2015....More
It is back to the future for Lockheed Martin with its planned purchase of helicopter maker Sikorsky. In the 1960s, Lockheed had a rotorcraft business and its focus was on developing a high-speed helicopter - a key technology that will come with the Sikorsky acquisition.
The Indian Air Force has arrived in the U.K. to take part in Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow), a bilateral air and ground exercise which will see Indian Sukhoi Su-30s pitted against and working together with their Royal Air Force counterparts flying the Eurofighter Typhoon....More
To mark the milestone of Boeing's centenary in 2016, Russ Banham has written ‘Higher: 100 Years of Boeing’ – a lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched overview of the aerospace giant’s first century....More
Two 727-200's cost less than one Airbus. That was the claim made by Boeing, which placed this ad in Aviation Week & Space Technology in 1972 promoting the cost and performance advantages of the tri-jet....More