Aviation

Hearings on MH17 Postponed Until 23 March

Earlier in the day, prosecutor in the MH17 case Thijs Berger said that the investigation into the 2014 downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine had almost been completed and the materials will be handed over to the court by June. The Dutch court announced on Tuesday that the hearings on the MH17 crash have […]

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WATCH Aleppo intl airport receive FIRST flight ending years-long shutdown after Syrian troops clear recovering city of militants 🎞️

A Syrian Air flight has landed at Aleppo International Airport for the first time in years, marking a milestone in the recovery of the city, which has been returning to normal life from the abyss of its civil war. The commercial flight, carrying Syrian officials and journalists, landed in Aleppo on Wednesday, some 40 minutes […]

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Pentagon Testing Chief Blasts ‘High Risk’ Software Update Regimen for F-35s

The head of the Pentagon’s testing and evaluation department sharply criticized the F-35 program’s schedule for incremental software updates on the high-tech aircraft, calling it “high risk” as the program falls further and further behind schedule. Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II stealth aircraft is basically a giant, flying computer, and its greatest asset, according to […]

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Mission incapable? Pentagon review finds gun on F-35 fighter jet can’t hit targets & 800+ software glitches – report

The long list of problems plaguing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to grow, with a Pentagon review finding over 800 software flaws in the costly aircraft, as well as defects that prevent its guns from hitting targets. The annual assessment by the Pentagon’s director of operational testing and evaluation, Robert Behler, revealed that the […]

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Why Putin landed in foggy Kyrgyz capital, while defense minister’s plane turned away

Vladimir Putin’s plane landing in Bishkek despite heavy fog and high humidity is no reason to doubt the skills of Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu’s pilots, who decided to reroute to another airport, a veteran aviator has said. The Russian president’s Ilyushin Il-96-300PU was approaching the airport in the capital of Kyrgyzstan late on Thursday after […]

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Plane Wrong Blame Game: How attacks on Iranian & Russian airliners are forgotten

The clamor to blame Iran and ‘Russian missiles’ for this week’s UIA PS752 plane crash in Iran is a reminder of how geopolitics plays its part in determining which disasters get the coverage, and which don’t. A missile taking down a passenger airliner, which had departed from Tehran airport, with heavy loss of life. No […]

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Top Secret Air Force One Facts That You Never Knew – So Goodly

Air Force One is way more than just a private jet for the President of the United States of America. There are many secrets within it that not many people know, but some information has been leaked about Air Force One that is quite interesting. Read on to find out some of those secrets. It […]

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US Observers Wowed by Unusual ‘Sexy Blue Colour Afterburners’ of Russia’s Tu-22M3 Bomber 🎞️

The Tu-22 strategic and maritime strike bomber is one of the mainstays of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ strategic bomber fleet, capable of fielding a broad range of standoff weapons including the Kinzhal, an air-launched, nuclear-capable hypersonic, maneuverable cruise missile unveiled by President Putin in a speech to lawmakers in 2018.

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Bye-bye Boeing: Russia’s biggest airline cancels 787 Dreamliner order

Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot has formally canceled an order for 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners valued at about $5.5 billion. This adds to the pressure on Boeing due to the grounding of 737 MAX jets after two recent crashes. The cancelation was not announced by either side but was buried in Boeing’s monthly order release. According […]

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Gotta Go Fast: MiG-25 Fighter Jet Frightened NATO With its Insane Velocity, US Media Reveals

The military aircraft, created in 1964 still remains faster than any other fighter plane even from the fourth and fifth generations. The world’s fastest fighter jet, the MiG-25 (NATO reporting name Foxbat) frightened the US and its NATO allies when it was designed by the Soviet Union, according to the military-themed portal We Are the […]

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High-speed armed drones to complement MiG-35 multi-role fighter jets & other aircraft – manufacturer

Russia’s leading aircraft manufacturer has said it is developing a new type of an aircraft complex based on high-speed drones that can be used in concert with advanced MiG-35 lightweight fighter jets and other warplanes. Russia’s MiG Aircraft Corporation, which marks its 80th anniversary on Sunday, said that it has been working on a brand […]

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Russians donate €1 MILLION in less than 24 hours in a bid to save Venice, as the city recovers from 3rd wave in a week

When Italy asked the world to help restore Venice after the worst flood in decades, some Russians didn’t waste time – donating one million euros in less than a day, the Italian ambassador to Russia has revealed. Italy’s Pasquale Terracciano said that donations were made by “wealthy” individuals whose identities were not named.

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US airlines won’t immediately bring Boeing 737 MAX back to the skies even if FAA says it’s good to go – reports

Aiming to win back public confidence in the Boeing 737 MAX, major US airliners are reportedly planning to hold demonstration flights with senior company officials, but not real passengers, on board to prove the model is safe.

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German Radar System Tracks Two US F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets – Report

The US-made fifth-generation F-35 warplane reportedly continues to face a raft of mechanical issues, although it has been developed for several decades with a budget of over $1 trillion. The German radar-maker Hensoldt has claimed that it managed to track two US stealth fighter jets F-35 from a pony farm for almost 100 miles (about […]

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Russia Has Found Aircraft to Succeed 5th Gen Su-57 Stealth Fighter

Under development since 2012, the 20+ tonne stealthy flying wing design began rigorous military testing earlier this year. The Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik heavy unmanned combat aerial vehicle may one day become a full-fledged replacement for all sorts of combat aircraft, including the latest generation of Russian fighter jets, Izvestia has reported, citing the military and […]

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