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2008-09-06 00:00:20

SCOTTISH budget airline Flyglobespan have landed a military contract to fly to the Falkland Islands twice a week. The service will carry a mixture of civilian passengers and Army troops in and out of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The Ministry of Defence agreed the two-year deal.

2008-08-07 18:01:12

By Paul James SAFETY investigators were yesterday examining an RAF Tornado at Newcastle Airport following its emergency landing on Tuesday.

2008-08-06 18:00:23

Airport passengers' plans in chaos as bird strike grounds RAF jet Full story P3 (c) 2008 The Journal - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-18 15:00:38

By Liam Rudden THUNDERING from the clouds, the roar of their engines ensuring every head below is turned skyward, some of the most spectacular civil and military aircraft in the history of aviation will fly- past East Fortune Airfield a week tomorrow, providing the highlight of the Museum of Flight's 2008 Airshow.

2008-07-13 09:00:27

GE-Aviation was recently selected by BAE Systems to provide spares inclusive repair and overhaul of Royal Air Force VC-10 Powered Flight Control Units (PFCU). The five-year agreement is valued at up to $14 million.

2008-07-01 00:10:00

By Olivier Vergnault Eleven teachers, headteachers and governors have been recognised by their pupils and peers in this year's Teaching Awards.

2008-06-11 11:45:00

University of Florida mechanical and aerospace engineering associate professor Subrata Roy has submitted a patent application for a circular, spinning aircraft design reminiscent of the spaceships seen in countless Hollywood films. Roy, however, calls his design a “wingless electromagnetic air vehicle,” or WEAV.

2008-03-06 12:00:39

By Jim Entwistle AN RAF Harrier jet was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday after the aircraft's canopy smashed during mid-flight refuelling.The fighter diverted to Durham Tees Valley Airport after its pilot reported getting into difficulties at 2.42pm.The airport was placed on full emergency status.But the Harrier, on routine exercises from RAF Cottesmore, in Leicestershire, limped to safety and touched down at 2.55pm.Emergency crews were stood down ten minutes later.Speaking last...

2006-08-31 18:00:28

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson will remake "The Dam Busters," a classic British war film about a Royal Air Force mission to cripple the German steel industry, Universal Pictures said on Thursday.

2005-11-08 04:41:21

LONDON (Reuters) - British and French rescuers scrambled on Tuesday to reach the crews of three yachts which capsized in "ferocious" conditions during an Atlantic race.

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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

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