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Russia to Base MiG-31 Interceptors in Arctic

Russia to Base MiG-31 Interceptors in Arctic

The Russian Defense Ministry is to base MiG-31 long-range interceptors at the Rogachyovo Arctic base on the island of Novaya Zemlya by the end of the year to defend against attack from the north, Izvestia reported on Tuesday quoting military sources. “The MiG-31 squadron will be the main element of Russia’s developing anti-missile defense system […]
Airline to Offer Baby-Free ‘Quiet Zone’

Airline to Offer Baby-Free ‘Quiet Zone’

Fliers eager to sit as far away as possible from crying babies and boisterous kids on planes are getting a new option to do just that in one part of the world. AirAsia, a low-cost airline in Southeast Asia with hubs in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, has begun advertising a “Quiet Zone” that will be offered […]

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Boeing Receives $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing Receives $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

More Boeing P-8A Poseidons are headed for U.S. Navy service, thanks to a $1.9 billion contract for 11 of the anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft announced by the manufacturer yesterday. The new order will take the total fleet to 24. This third low-rate initial production award follows two last year that totaled 13 aircraft. Boeing […]
Indian Air Force To Buy 22 Apache Helos

Indian Air Force To Buy 22 Apache Helos

India’s air force has agreed to purchase 22 Apache AH-64D multirole combat helicopters from Boeing in a deal worth an estimated $1.4 billion, according to a story by Jen DiMascio published Monday in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. “The financial bid for attack helos was opened some time last week, and since Russia had withdrawn […]

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Survivor: U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II Plus

Survivor: U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II Plus

If a picture truly is worth a 1,00o words, then this image could be worth the lives of countless U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. That’s because the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Plus pictured by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo was one of just two such aircraft that survived a Sept. 14 attack by Taliban insurgents on Camp […]
Flight Attendant’s Gun Goes Off at Philadelphia International Airport

Flight Attendant’s Gun Goes Off at Philadelphia International Airport

A day after a flight attendant’s gun accidentally went off in Philadelphia International Airport early yesterday, more information about the gun’s owner surfaced Monday, according to NBC10 Philadelphia’s Dan Stamm. The regional airline flight attendant who said she forgot she had a loaded weapon in her luggage when she arrived for work Sunday morning faced […]

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Airbus, Sinopec to Develop Chinese Alternative Aviation Fuel

Airbus, Sinopec to Develop Chinese Alternative Aviation Fuel

Airbus and the China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., one of China’s biggest energy companies and better known as Sinopec, today announced they are developing and promoting renewable aviation fuel production for regular commercial use in China. Sinopec is the instrumental partner in helping the Central Government to establish a Chinese airworthiness certification for alternative aviation fuels made […]
United’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

U.S. Airline Finally Receives Dreamliner

After a years-long delay, United Airlines received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today in a ceremony at Everett., Wash. The airline becomes the first North American carrier  to fly the long-awaited 787, the maker’s composite twin jet. Five airlines, including launch customer ANA, have already taken delivery of their first Dreamliners. United has announced it […]

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Farrell’s Crash Remembered 40 Years Later

Farrell’s Crash Remembered 40 Years Later

In one of the worst air show crashes in U.S. history, a Canadair Sabre Mark 5 slammed into a busy Farrell’s ice cream parlor in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 24, 1972. The accident claimed the lives of 22 people, including many children, and injured 28 others, the pilot among them. A ceremony marking the 40th […]
Wingman to the Aces

Wingman to the Aces

Lt. Floyd Fulkerson: Ultimate Wingman By John Dejanovich There are no great aces without great wingmen and young Lt. Floyd Fulkerson from Little Rock, Arkansas, was one of those wingmen. Although he had four confirmed victories, so he was nearly an ace himself, he sees his primary contribution to the war effort to have been […]
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