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Stealth Chinese Fighter Similar to U.S. Prototypes

Stealth Chinese Fighter Similar to U.S. Prototypes

China’s second stealth fighter jet, the J-31 Falcon Eagle, looks remarkably like earlier models of a twin-engine variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Last week’s maiden flight of the JSF’s Chinese doppelgänger comes less than two years after the inaugural flight of China’s first twin-engine J-20 Black Eagle stealth fighter, built by Chengdu Aircraft. […]
Algerian Military Plane Crashes in France Kills Four

Algerian Military Plane Crashes in France Kills Four

An Algerian military transport plane flying home from Paris crashed in southeast France on Friday, killing four of the six people aboard, police and fire brigade sources said. They said the other two people were missing after the plane crashed in a mountainous, uninhabited area near the city of Avignon. About 70 firefighters put out a blaze at […]

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Tuskegee Airmen Veteran Carter Dies

Tuskegee Airmen Veteran Carter Dies

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Herbert E. Carter died Thursday at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala. He was 95. Carter was a university alumnus and member of the original cadre of the 99th Fighter Squadron of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. He flew combat missions during the North African, Sicilian, Italian and European campaigns […]
Viking Delivers First of Six Twin Otters to Vietnamese Navy

Viking Delivers First of Six Twin Otters to Vietnamese Navy

Patience, diligence and a lot of hard work paid off Thursday as Viking Air handed over the first of six Twin Otter aircraft to the Vietnamese navy in a ceremony at one of its hangars at Victoria International Airport in British Columbia, Canada. It’s taken more than three years and more than a few leaps of […]

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Video: Go Behind the Scenes of Skyfall

Video: Go Behind the Scenes of Skyfall

Want to know what it’s like to film helicopter scenes in a James Bond film? Check out this video, courtesy of AugstaWestland, to see the AW101 and AW159 Lynx Wildcats, which played exciting roles in Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film that debuted on the big screen last month.
Champaign Aviation Museum Partners with Foundation

Champaign Aviation Museum Partners with Foundation

The Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio, has partnered with the Springfield Foundation for the administration and oversight of an endowment to support its operations and collections. One of the main focuses of the museum is the restoration of B-17 Flying Fortress “Champaign Lady.” “Partnering with the Springfield Foundation for the administration of the museum’s […]

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End of an Era

End of an Era

Fifty-four years ago this week, the famed Bell X-1E rocket-powered flight research aircraft flew for the twenty-sixth and final time.  The flight marked the close of the highly productive twelve-year flight test history of the first series of X-aircraft. In the years immediately following World War II, the United States began a relentless pursuit of […]
MC-12s Could Provide Intel After Disasters

MC-12s Could Provide Intel After Disasters

The ability of the Air Force’s Beechcraft MC-12 Liberty surveillance planes to provide real-time intel to troops in the war zone could prove an invaluable asset for patrols in the U.S., the chief of the Air National Guard said. The Air Force plans to transfer all 42 of its MC-12s to the Guard, but that proposal is […]

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Boeing Board OKs Offering Bigger 787

Boeing Board OKs Offering Bigger 787

Boeing has taken the first formal step toward launching a third version of the Dreamliner, the stretch 787-10. “We are beginning to discuss more details about the airplane with customers,” spokeswoman Karen Crabtree said Wednesday. She said the talks are conditional “upon our obtaining final board approval to launch the program at a yet-to-be determined […]
With Another Storm, Airlines Take No Chances

With Another Storm, Airlines Take No Chances

Major airlines scrapped flights in and out of the New York area Wednesday as the region was socked with the second significant storm in little more than a week. United and American suspended operations in the region by afternoon, as white-out conditions developed. Other airlines have cancelled flights too. All are encouraging passengers to reschedule are […]
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