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28 SEP 2018

US F-35 fighters fly first ever combat mission


American F-35 stealth fighters have been used in a combat operation for the first time, officials said, marking a major milestone for the most expensive plane in history.Thursday's mission took place against Taliban targets ... More
20 SEP 2018
Changes to come for the maintenance of French Air Force's A400M fleet

Changes to come for the maintenance of French Air Force's A400M fleet


"When it comes to maintenance in operational condition for the A400M, we need to recognise that things are moving into place relatively well", one pilot ... More
18 SEP 2018

Syria shoots down Russian plane during Israeli air strike


Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said Tuesday.The incident late Monday ... More
16 JUL 2018

UK seeks to allay Brexit fears at Farnborough air show


Britain sought to project an image of aerospace prowess long after it leaves the European Union, at the Farnborough airshow on Monday, as Airbus and Boeing announced a raft of deals and issued optimistic ... More
18 JUN 2018

Trumps orders Pentagon to create US 'Space Force'


President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new US "Space Force," which would become the sixth branch of the American military but which requires Congressional approval to take effect."I'm hereby ... More
06 JUN 2018
Four questions to Monique Legrand-Larroche, director of the DMAé

Four questions to Monique Legrand-Larroche, director of the DMAé


Engineer-General Monique Legrand-Larroche from France's Direction Générale de l'Armement, the director of the brand-new Aeronautical maintenance department (DMAé), was in attendance at the presentation of ... More
06 JUN 2018
An overview of Sabena Technic's work on aircraft MOC in the Pacific

An overview of Sabena Technic's work on aircraft MOC in the Pacific


Over 18 000 kilometres away from mainland France, the French Navy's Falcon 200 Guardians and the French Air Force's CN235s enjoy a specific MOC (Maintenance ... More
25 APR 2018
Airbus and Dassault to team up on combat fighter

Airbus and Dassault to team up on combat fighter


Airbus and Dassault Aviation announced Wednesday they intend to team up on the development of a French-German combat fighter, a project Paris and Berlin ... More
11 APR 2018

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria


An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said.An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of the ... More
11 APR 2018

Russian helicopter crash kills 6 in far eastern city


Six people died on Wednesday when a helicopter operated by a local airline crashed in a city in far eastern Russia, investigators said.The Mi-8 helicopter belonging to Vostok airline crashed on a street in ... More
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