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'Better than US-made 5G': PAK-FA fighter to engage sea, air & ground targets
Sukhoi PAK-FA fifth-generation fighter jet is finalizing tests of its versatile arsenal before deployment next year. Russia’s Air Force chief says there will be no such target on the scene of operations that the fighter would not be able to engage.

28.05.2015 08:34

France probes Boeing 777’s near crash into active volcano in Africa
An investigation has been launched into a “serious incident” involving Air France Flight 953. It was revealed the plane with nearly 40 on board risked crashing into a giant volcano in Cameroon while trying to avoid a storm.

27.05.2015 16:02

​FBI investigates series of bomb & chemical threats against airliners
The FBI is investigating a series of anonymous threats made to US-bound passenger planes on Memorial Day, none of which proved to be credible. One incident involved US fighter jets intercepting and escorting an Air France flight to New York City.

26.05.2015 03:45

Cold war games: NATO, friendly air forces brace for large Arctic drills
Finland, Norway and Sweden are readying for one of Europe’s largest fighter jet drills this year – the Arctic Challenge Exercise 2015, kicking off on Monday. Nine northern countries are taking part, with up to 90 aircraft expected in the sky at once.

25.05.2015 10:18

Faux pas: French man lands in custody for delaying girl’s flight… with bomb threat
Police in France have arrested a man who made a fake bomb threat with the sole purpose of delaying his girlfriend’s flight, because she was afraid of being late. The caller is facing a fine of tens of thousands of euros, local prosecutors said on Sunday.

24.05.2015 22:46

US-led wars and arms sales in Middle East ‘very big business’
Washington says it provides arms to the Middle East in the name of defense, but this activity has fomented wars while fragmenting the region, says Brian Becker from the anti-war Answer Coalition.

22.05.2015 14:46

'Are we on fire?' Edge-of-your-seat cockpit footage of VE Day flyover emergency landing
The pilot of a vintage Avenger torpedo bomber who made an emergency landing during a VE Day flyover in Washington DC has released cockpit footage of the incident.

21.05.2015 19:24

Gyrocopter pilot who landed on Capitol lawn indicted on 6 charges
The Florida postal carrier who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the US Capitol faces up to nine and a half years in prison.

20.05.2015 20:39

Blown away: Planes battle wild winds at one of world’s most dangerous airports (VIDEO)
One of the world’s most dangerous airports – Madeira in Portugal – almost claimed several planes for itself. Due to strong winds, some of them simply couldn’t land safely, and had to fly off seeking other airports. A video depicts this dance with death.

18.05.2015 06:41

US marine dies, 21 injured in Osprey crash-landing at Hawaii base
One US marine has been killed and all other 21 aboard an MV-22 Osprey have been injured after their aircraft experienced a “hard-landing mishap” at Bellows Air Force Base in Waimanalo, Hawaii, US Marine Corps confirmed.

17.05.2015 23:41

TSA to gun owners: Don’t pack heat on planes, keep it in your checked bags
The Transportation Security Administration is trying very hard not to lose its patience with American gun owners. TSA has seen an increasing number of firearms confiscated at airport checkpoints and is warning people not to try to bring guns on planes.

12.05.2015 22:50

Controversial US planes to be deployed in Tokyo despite local opposition
Japan has announced it will let the US Air Force deploy a number of CV-22 Osprey aircraft at an airbase in western Tokyo from 2017. The move has brought numerous protests from local residents concerned about the plane’s safety record.

12.05.2015 10:56