Tag: Royal Air Force

RAF Jets Escort Pakistan Airlines Flight to London

Reading Time: 1 minute Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted a Pakistani civilian airliner to Stansted Airport near London after a passenger became disruptive, police and the British military said. The air force said RAF Typhoon jets were launched from an eastern England air base Tuesday afternoon, and that the plane “was intercepted and safely escorted to Stansted Airport,” […]

IFS Supports Affinity in UK MOD Military Flying Training System

Reading Time: 2 minutes IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Affinity Flying Training Services has chosen IFS Applications™ 9 and IFS Managed Cloud™ as one integrated solution for aircraft maintenance and ERP. The agreement with IFS, including licenses, is valued at approximately £1.2 million for the first six years of the 18-year contract. Affinity Flying Services Limited […]

MoD Announces £1.1 Billion Programme to Train Future Military Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than a billion pounds is to be invested by the Ministry of Defence to continue the modernisation of military flying training in the UK. A new fixed-wing flying training system will provide modern training aircraft as well as up-to-date ground-based training devices such as simulators and classroom learning for aircrew across the Royal Air […]

Rescue Of ‘Blinded’ RAF Pilot Who Was Guided Down By Colleague

Reading Time: 2 minutes AN RAF fighter jet pilot who suddenly lost his sight while on a training flight was guided down to safety by a colleague who raced to his aid, it has emerged. Leading airmen described the rescue at RAF Leeming as “amazing” – saying the 622mph maximum speed Hawk T Mk 1 combat planes would still […]