How well do you know business jets? [Quiz]

From Lockheed's JetStar to Boom Supersonic's Overture, how well do you know the history and various models of business jets?...


How the F-35 became the most expensive fighter jet ever built

The F-35 stealth fighter jet was supposed to be a groundbreaking aircraft that would replace a multitude of already existing fighter jets in their role and thus help rationalize supply chains and costs. However, the fifth-generation fighter jet cost has since exploded to become the most expensive weapon program in military history. The budget is now estimated to reach $1.5 trillion over the operational life of the aircraft....


Risk of explosion: Dutch F-35As must stay away from thunderstorms

Among several other deficiencies, the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), the Royal Dutch Air Force identified a defect on its F-35A fighter jets that could potentially lead to a fuel vapor explosion in case of a lightning strike....


USAF already flew full-scale next-generation fighter prototype

Taking the aviation world by surprise, Dr. Will Roper, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, revealed that a full-scale prototype of a next-generation fighter jet was already flown by the United States Air Force....


Sketching the 6th generation fighter jet

While countries are still developing the 5th-generation fighter jets, the most advanced so far, manufacturers around the world are already outlining the future of combat aircraft. Let's take a look at the most promising ones to try and decipher what could be the 6th generation fighter jets....


U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots: one and same thing?

It is well-known that not everyone can become a U.S. Air Force or Navy pilots. At first, candidates have to fit in the strict educational and physical requirements, then take intense pilot training sessions to finally be able to operate incredible aircraft. Here are several differences between U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots, from the requirements to their various pilot wings.  ...


USAF accidentally drops hypersonic missile during test

A hypersonic missile under development accidentally separated from a B-52 aircraft during tests in the United States, according to media reports....


Flawed Boeing KC-46A tanker catches Israel interest

The State Department officially informed the Congress of its intention to proceed with the sale of 8 Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tankers, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced. The sale could help reduce the stress currently affecting the USAF aerial refueling capacities....


First Dutch F-35A grounded for three weeks after welcome blunder

As the Koninklijke Luchtmacht, the Dutch Air Force, was receiving its first operational F-35A fighter jet in Leeuwarden, on October 31, the whole country had eyes on the new aircraft. However, not everything went as expected....


British F-35Bs land for the first time on HMS Queen Elizabeth

For the very first time, F-35B Lightning II fighter jets of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy have landed on the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier while off the coast of the United States....