Tag: UK

Bombardier to Open Service Centre with Heavy Maintenance Capabilities in London

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce its plan to establish a new, wholly owned Service Centre in the London area. The Bombardier Service Centre will offer complete tip-to-tail heavy maintenance capabilities, and will complement the Bombardier Business Aircraft Service and Support Network in the United Kingdom. Located at London Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB/BQH), the […]

Worldwide Drone Sales Could Reach US$36.9bn by 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone sales continue exponential growth with analysts forecasting global sales to reach a staggering US$36.9bn in just six years. Already one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hobby drones, DJI, generated revenue of US$1bn in 2015 alone. As a consequence of drone systems leading the way in aerospace manufacturing, many […]

RAF Jets Scrambled To Intercept Russian Bombers

Reading Time: < 1 minute RAF combat aircraft have been scrambled after reports Russian bombers were heading towards UK airspace. The Typhoon jets were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Wednesday afternoon following the security alert. An RAF spokesman said the situation was “on-going” and was not uncommon.  “We have Typhoons up on a quick reaction alert. The situation is […]

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 […]

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

Reading Time: 10 minutes ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]

“Starman” Takes a David Bowie With British Airways

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways customers will be able to watch a specially made TV tribute about rock icon David Bowie on board the airline’s long-haul flights from next week. ‘David Bowie – Five Years In The Making of an Icon’, which was shown just a few days ago on BBC 2, features a wealth of previously unseen […]

Experts From China, UK and US Participate in Su-24 ‘Black Box’ Decoding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Experts from China, Great Britain and the US have participated in decoding of the flight recorder of the Russian Su-24 jet downed by Turkey over Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Foreign experts have no complaints over Su-24 “black box” decoding, the Defense Ministry added. The decoding of the “black box” from a Russian warplane […]

British Bombers Make First Air Strikes on Syria

Reading Time: 2 minutes British bombers made their first strikes on Syria on Thursday, just hours after Britain’s parliament voted to target Islamic State targets in Syria, a government source said. Tornado bombers took off from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus and made strikes on targets in Syria, the source said. The bombers were back at base. […]

British Parliament Votes to Authorize Airstrikes in Syria

Reading Time: 2 minutes British lawmakers on Wednesday voted to approve bombing raids in Syria targeting Daesh, also known as ISIL/The Islamic State. Members of Parliament voted 397 to 223 in favor of launching an air campaign in Syria. Following the approval, two Tornado warplanes and six Typhoon attack jets are set to take to the skies from British […]

DroneFest 2016 at SkyTech Drone Expo

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the world of film and photography changing as fast as new drones can be developed, artists around the world are celebrating. New York hosted the first NYC Drone Film Festival in 2015, and now the UK’s first international drone centered film and photography competition, DRONEFEST, will be seen for one night only during London’s […]