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Leonardo AW101 on lighted helipad surrounded by mountains at dusk
Oct 24, 2022 - 7:52 AM
Tri-engine Leonardo AW101 helicopter completes OEI high-altitude testing at famed Colorado airport.
Artist rendering of Typhoon EK Sky Shield in flight
Oct 21, 2022 - 5:53 AM
The podded system is aimed at the Luftwaffe’s requirement to outfit Eurofighter Typhoons for the electronic attack role.
GE's CT7-2E1 engine
Oct 19, 2022 - 3:45 PM
Poland has selected GE's CT7-2E1 engines for its fleet order of Leonardo AW149 helicopters.
Beechcraft T-6 Texan II
Oct 14, 2022 - 5:32 AM
The primary flight trainer that produces pilots for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps has also passed five million flying hours.
Lockheed Martin Darkstar
Oct 6, 2022 - 6:15 PM
Fact and fiction have combined to create a top-draw attraction, as Lockheed Martin’s hypersonic creation for the "Top Gun: Maverick" movie goes public.
U.S. student naval aviators in front of Leonardo TH-73A helicopter
Sep 27, 2022 - 11:07 AM
Student naval aviators will now train in the Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher.
Aerial view of H160 owned by the French navy overflying a French lifeboat
Sep 23, 2022 - 5:25 AM
Six civilian-standard helicopters are being taken into service by the Marine Nationale in advance of the first deliveries of militarized H160Ms.
Bombardier BACN delivery (Photo: Bombardier Aerospace)
Sep 16, 2022 - 11:51 AM
The latest Global to go to the U.S. Air Force, a 6000 modified for the BACN program, marks the first delivery under a June 2021 contract.
two Airbus H125s in flight at sunset
Sep 16, 2022 - 5:39 AM
The order for 27 Airbus H125 helicopters will be used by the Brazilian air force and navy flight training programs.
MQ-4C Australia
Sep 15, 2022 - 6:54 AM
The high-altitude, long-endurance uncrewed aircraft will operate on maritime surveillance duties alongside crewed P-8A Poseidons.