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AirTanker Conducts First Passenger FlightAirTanker Conducts First Passenger Flight
AirTanker Conducts First Passenger Flight Received Relevant Regulatory Approval January 5th

 
Harrier GR.9 arrives at IWM DuxfordHarrier GR.9 arrives at IWM Duxford
Recently, BAE Systems Harrier GR9 ZD461 was transported from RAF Cottesmore to IWM Duxford, where it will undergo conservation work and a rebuild.
 
100th Air Refueling celebrates 20 years at RAF Mildenhall100th Air Refueling celebrates 20 years at RAF Mildenhall
The 100th Air Refueling Wing celebrated its birthday Feb. 1, marking 20 years since the wing returned to East Anglia. The 100th arrived in England Feb. 1, 1992, after being out of the U.K. for 47 years, and was redesignated the 100th Air Refueling Wing.
 
2(AC) Squadron Tornados, to the moon and back 2(AC) Squadron Tornados, to the moon and back
Servicemen and women from 2(AC) Squadron are returning to RAF Marham after supporting UK missions over Libya as part of Operation Ellamy.
 
Rare restored Fury arrives at DuxfordRare restored Fury arrives at Duxford
A very special aircraft arrives at Duxford. Recently, Historic Aircraft Collection (HAC) brought a very special historic aircraft to Duxford for reassembly and display.
 
RAF Tornado ground attack jets clock up 1,000,000 flying hoursRAF Tornado ground attack jets clock up 1,000,000 flying hours
The RAF’s ground attack Tornados currently serving in Afghanistan and Libya have clocked up a staggering one million flying hours. Number 617 Squadron “ The Dambusters” took the aircraft through the landmark in Afghanistan this week.
 
UK Apaches conduct operations over LibyaUK Apaches conduct operations over Libya
Apache attack helicopters, flying from HMS Ocean, conducted their first operational sorties over Libya last night as part of NATO's Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR to protect civilians under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
 
Enhanced Paveway III arrives for Operation EllamyEnhanced Paveway III arrives for Operation Ellamy
Royal Air Force capabilities for missions over Libya have been increased with the arrival of ‘bunker busting’ 2000lb bombs.
 
Apache clocks up 100,000 hoursApache clocks up 100,000 hours
The British Army’s Apache Attack Helicopter has clocked up a landmark 100,000 flying hours, a third of which have been flown on operations in Afghanistan. The achievement – equivalent to a single helicopter staying aloft for 11½ years – has seen Apache emerge as a vital battlefield tool in Afghanistan. As well as pinpoint strikes in support of ISAF troops, Apache has proved itself invaluable through its ability to escort other helicopters and land convoys and ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) capabilities.
 
The BBMF Dakota shows off its new schemeThe BBMF Dakota shows off its new scheme
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Douglas C-47 Dakota (ZA947) arrived back at RAF Coningsby on April 11, 2011 resplendent in a new colour scheme, following a major overhaul at Humberside over the winter months. It was then flown directly to Manchester Airport for repainting by Air Livery (Manchester). After several aborted attempts to return to its home base due to crosswinds, it arrived landed safely at Coningsby.
 
IWM Duxford's Conservation Team embarks on an exciting new projectIWM Duxford's Conservation Team embarks on an exciting new project
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Conservation Department is about to embark on a large-scale project to undertake conservation work on B-17 Flying Fortress Mary Alice, currently on display in the American Air Museum.
 
RAF's biggest ever aircraft arrives in the UKRAF's biggest ever aircraft arrives in the UK
The RAF’s largest ever aircraft with a 60 metre wingspan and nearly 60 metres long arrived in the UK for the first time today, the MOD has announced. The new future strategic tanker aircraft (FSTA) has also been named publicly by the RAF as Voyager.
 
RAF Tornados to get Helmet Mounted Cueing SystemRAF Tornados to get Helmet Mounted Cueing System
BAE Systems have been awarded an £8 million An Urgent Operational Requirement contract to fit a Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) to the Royal Air Force Tornado fleet.
 
RAF Typhoon drops bombs in LibyaRAF Typhoon drops bombs in Libya
Typhoon jets are providing a ground attack capability in addition to Tornado GR4 aircraft as British forces continue to support NATO operations in Libya.
 
RAF Eye in the sky hits 20,000 hours over AfghanistanRAF Eye in the sky hits 20,000 hours over Afghanistan
Reaper, the RAF’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft has reached a landmark 20,000 operational flying hours over Afghanistan, the MOD announced today. The 39 Squadron aircraft have proven themselves as the eyes in the sky for front line troops.
 
First Airbus Military A330 MRTT for RAF displays its three-point refuelling capability First Airbus Military A330 MRTT for RAF displays its three-point refuelling capability
The first A330 MRTT Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) for the UK Royal Air Force is here captured with both its underwing pods and fuselage refuelling unit (FRU) deployed simultaneously. The photo was taken from a Spanish Air Force F-18 during a recent handling qualities flight as the FSTA nears civil and military certification.
 
RAF Lossiemouth Tornado GR.4s set new recordRAF Lossiemouth Tornado GR.4s set new record
On March 23, 2011, XV Squadron, stationed at RAF Lossiemouth, set a new RAF record by flying for more than 5,000 hours in a year. No other fast-jet squadron in the history of the RAF has achieved this level of operation before.
 
First KC-135 arrives for Rivet Joint conversion for RAFFirst KC-135 arrives for Rivet Joint conversion for RAF
Following the decision to procure Rivet Joint as the replacement for the Nimrod R1, the first aircrew from No. 51 Squadron RAF Waddington deployed to commence operational conversion training on United States Air Force (USAF) Rivet Joint aircraft.
 
Operation Odyssey Dawn - Day 1 - RAF involvmentOperation Odyssey Dawn - Day 1 - RAF involvment
March 20 - On the first night of Operation Odyssey Dawn, British Armed Forces have participated in a coordinated strike against Libyan Air Defence system.
 
RAF C-130J's rescue British citizens from desert strips in LibyaRAF C-130J's rescue British citizens from desert strips in Libya
Two RAF Hercules aircraft have landed in Malta carrying more than 150 people evacuated from desert locations south of Benghazi in Libya.
 
Airbus Military A400M begins refuelling trials with RAF VC10Airbus Military A400M begins refuelling trials with RAF VC10
Airbus Military has begun air-to-air refuelling trials of the A400M airlifter using a Vickers VC10 tanker of the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) operating from Toulouse.
 
70th Anniversary of Search And Rescue 70th Anniversary of Search And Rescue
On the 6th February 2011, the RAF Search and Rescue Force (SARF) commemorate seventy years of saving lives.
 
RAF's Oldest Aircraft Retire At CranwellRAF's Oldest Aircraft Retire At Cranwell
The Hawker Siddeley 125 Dominie aircraft, the oldest aircraft in the Royal Air Force (RAF), is to retire from service at the end of January.
 
First RAF crews begin training with US Air Force on Intelligence AircraftFirst RAF crews begin training with US Air Force on Intelligence Aircraft
Members of the RAF's 51 Squadron have completed their first week of training with the US Air Force on the Rivet Joint aircraft, designed for airborne intelligence gathering.
 
RAF to retire over 50 early Tranche 1 TyphoonsRAF to retire over 50 early Tranche 1 Typhoons
According to the Guardian newspaper, the RAF is set to retire more than 50 of it's early Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons as it cannot afford to upgrade them.
 
RAF Lossiemouth frees jets from the big freeze to allow trainingRAF Lossiemouth frees jets from the big freeze to allow training
With snow continuing to fall in Moray this week, work has continued at RAF Lossiemouth to maintain the flying programme and ensure minimum disruption to the final operational preparations for 12 (Bomber) Squadron who deploy to Afghanistan in January.
 
Exercise Air Khanjar at Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAEExercise Air Khanjar at Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE
Ex AIR KHANJAR has been a prestige exercise involving the RAF and United Arab Emirates Air Force at Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE.
 
Culdrose Sea King Squadrons In AfghanistanCuldrose Sea King Squadrons In Afghanistan
Cornwall based 857 Naval Air Squadron and 854 Naval Air Squadron have exchanged responsibility for Sea King airborne surveillance and control duties in Helmand, Afghanistan. Both squadrons are based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose and take it in turn to deploy to Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan.
 
One Year On: RAF Merlins in action in AfghanistanOne Year On: RAF Merlins in action in Afghanistan
From Benson to Bastion - today the Royal Air Force Merlin Force marked their first anniversary on Operation HERRICK.
 
RAF Tornados at the sharp end in AfghanistanRAF Tornados at the sharp end in Afghanistan
Tornado GR4 squadrons honoured pilots from XIII Squadron who have recently returned to their home base today and demonstrated their role on operations in Afghanistan at RAF Marham in Norfolk.
 
IWM Duxford enjoys soaring summer air show successIWM Duxford enjoys soaring summer air show success
Imperial War Museum Duxford is delighted to announce that a record number of visitors - over 96,000 - attended the museum's air shows in 2010. This compares favourably with total air show visitors of 76,444 in 2009.
 
Royal Air Force aircrew to train at OffuttRoyal Air Force aircrew to train at Offutt
An agreement was signed recently between the US Department of Defense and the U.K. Ministry of Defence that allows the RAF to purchase three RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft over the next seven years.
 
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