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USAF A-10 accidentally fires live rocket during training
Clément Charpentreau
Defense
USAF A-10 accidentally fires live rocket during training

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II accidentally fired an M156 air-to-ground rocket outside Tucson, Arizona. No injuri...


Private Mirage F1 makes maiden flight in the United States
Clément Charpentreau
Defense
Private Mirage F1 makes maiden flight in the United States

Five years after its retirement from the French Armée de l’air, the Mirage F1 completed its maiden flight i...


Air Force One: how Boeing 747 became the VC-25A
Rytis Beresnevicius
Aviation History
Air Force One: how Boeing 747 became the VC-25A

Ever since the 1960s, Boeing jets were the dedicated aircraft for the United States president, carrying the Air Force On...


USAF deploys F-22 stealth jet in Qatar for the first time
Clément Charpentreau
Defense
USAF deploys F-22 stealth jet in Qatar for the first time

For the first time, the United States Air Force deployed F-22 Raptor fighter jets on its base of Al-Udeid, in Qatar....


US lawmakers seek to block Trump’s plans for Air Force One livery
Rūta Burbaitė
Civil Aviation
US lawmakers seek to block Trump’s plans for Air Force One livery

U.S. President Donald Trump is eager to move ahead with his plans to change the iconic livery on Air Force One jets from...


Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles
Rūta Burbaitė
Defense
Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy have fallen under scrutiny by the Pentagon, which has initiated a review of the...


Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles
Rūta Burbaitė
Space
Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy have fallen under scrutiny by the Pentagon, which has initiated a review of the...


Opinion: F-35 program not ready for combat-testing
AeroTime Team
Defense
Opinion: F-35 program not ready for combat-testing

The troubled $1.5 trillion F-35 program is not ready to begin the critical combat-testing phase, the Pentagon’s te...


Rolls-Royce to power Boeing MQ-25 aircraft for U.S. Navy
AeroTime Team
Defense
Rolls-Royce to power Boeing MQ-25 aircraft for U.S. Navy

Rolls-Royce announced on September 6, 2018, that its engines have been selected by Boeing to power the U.S. Navy’s...


Boeing awarded $2.9B for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot
AeroTime Team
Defense
Boeing awarded $2.9B for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force on September 10, 2018, awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares,...