Planes

NASA unveils X-59 supersonic aircraft, its debut will be broadcast online

NASA is preparing to unveil the X-59 supersonic aircraft. Its debut will take place in the desert in California on January 12, 2024. This is stated in the report of the agency. This is an important event in the history of aviation, so NASA will broadcast the event live. It ... Read more

Lyte Aviation LA-44 SkyBus – 40-seat convertible aircraft for regional lines

British startup Lyte Aviation has received a pre-order for 10 LA-44 SkyBus convertibles from Indian airline Vman Aviation Services. The order is worth €400 million, Vertical. Unlike small two- to four-seater VTOL aerotaxi, Lyte Aviation LA-44 SkyBus is really more like a regional bus: 40 passengers, 2 pilots plus 2 ... Read more

H2FLY has tested the first airplane running on liquid hydrogen

The German company H2FLY has tested its HY4 electric hydrogen plane in Slovenia. This is not the first flight of the HY4, but it is the first time that it runs on liquid hydrogen instead of gaseous hydrogen. Tests have shown a potential increase in the range of liquid hydrogen ... Read more

Ukraine to receive 42 F-16 fighters from the Netherlands and Denmark after pilot training

After the training of Ukrainian pilots and ground personnel is completed, Ukraine will receive F-16 fighter jets from the Netherlands and Denmark. This was stated by both politicians during the visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the Netherlands and a meeting with Prime Minister Mark Rutte . Today, ... Read more

Sweden-Ukraine: joint production of CV90 infantry fighting vehicles and training of Ukrainian pilots on Saab JAS 39 Gripen

During President Zelenskyy’s visit to Sweden, some details of cooperation between Ukraine and Sweden were announced. First, it became known that agreements on the production of modern Swedish BMP CV90 in Ukraine had been finalized. “Today we have detailed our agreement on joint production of CV90 combat vehicles in Ukraine, ... Read more

US approves sending F-16s from Denmark and the Netherlands to Ukraine

The United States has agreed to send F-16 fighter jets from Denmark and the Netherlands to Ukraine as soon as pilot training is completed, Reuters reports this with reference to officials of these countries. “We welcome Washington’s decision to pave the way for sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine,” Dutch ... Read more

The Messerschmitt Me 262 is back in the skies of Great Britain

A replica of the legendary Messerschmitt Me 262, the world’s first production jet fighter, took to the air during the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) air show held at RAF Fairford in Great Britain, reports Militarnyi. This Messerschmitt Me 262B1A is a 1993-2000 USA built replica owned by Messerschmitt Museum ... Read more

Draken International is likely to train Ukrainian F-16 pilots in Romania

Private military company Draken International, which trains pilots for the US Air Force, has begun hiring instructors with flight experience on F-16 fighters in Romania. This is probably related to the training of Ukrainian pilots. This is reported by Militarnyi. In job offers on the Draken International website, the deployment ... Read more

The world’s first electric airline Ecojet will be launched in Great Britain. But there is one nuance

British businessman Dale Vince, who has been involved in clean energy for many years and owns the company Ecotricity, which builds and maintains wind farms and solar parks, is launching an environmentally friendly electric airline, Ecojet, writes The Guardian. But there is one important nuance. For the first years, the ... Read more

The USA green-lights the training of Ukrainians on the F-16

The USA allows European countries to train Ukrainians on F-16 fighters, said President Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan on the air of CNN. “The president has given a green light and we will allow, permit, support, facilitate and in fact provide the necessary tools for Ukrainians to begin being ... Read more

The Airbus A400M Atlas transport plane of the Royal Air Force made a record 22-hour flight

A Royal Air Force Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft made an unprecedented 22-hour flight from RAF Bryce Norton in Great Britain to Guam (Pacific Ocean). This is reported by Militarnyi with reference to RAF press office. The Airbus A400M Atlas with flight number ZM420 took off from Bryce Norton Air ... Read more

The Ford Trimotor – Ford’s most successful aircraft

Did you know that at one time the Ford Motor Company produced airplanes?! And they were so beautiful! Meet the Ford 4-AT, aka the Ford Trimotor, also known as the Tin Goose. The Ford Trimotor is a passenger all-metal trimotor monoplane that was produced in series from 1927 to 1933 ... Read more

Flightradar24 registered a record number of planes in the air

Flightradar24 registered a record number of planes in the air. On May 26, 2023, the service Flightradar24 registered a record number of planes, which were in the air – more than 22 thousand. A day earlier, it recorded a record number of flights during the day – 253 thousand flights. 22,000 ... Read more

The Roc aircraft has completed an exceptional test and is preparing for hypersonic flights

California-based aerospace company Stratolaunch has announced the latest successful test of its Roc aircraft, which launched a test version of the Talon-A hypersonic aircraft in flight. This is reported by Gizmodo. During the test, the Roc flew off the coast of California over Vandenberg Air Force Base’s West Range and ... Read more

The Czech Republic can provide Ukraine with Aero L-159 ALCA light combat aircraft

The Czech Republic may provide Ukraine with some of its L-159 light combat aircraft to support a planned counteroffensive, Czech President Petr Pavel said in a radio interview. This is reported by Reuters. “It is worth considering whether we could provide Ukraine with our L-159 aircraft,” said Petr Pavel. “As ... Read more

Canada will hand over the confiscated An-124-100 aircraft of the Russian airline Volga-Dnepr to Ukraine

Ukraine will receive the An-124-100 Ruslan transport aircraft of the Russian airline Volga-Dnepr, which was arrested in Canada. This was reported by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal summing up his visit to the USA and Canada. “A new package of sanctions against Russia from Canada. In particular, against the ... Read more

The first four Slovak MiG-29 fighter jets have already been handed over to the Armed Forces to Ukraine

The first MiG-29 fighters promised by Slovakia and Poland is already in Ukraine. Slovakia was the first to make it. As reported by the official website of the Ministry of Defense of the country, four MiG-29 fighters have been safely handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The transfer ... Read more

Poland and Slovakia transfer MiG-29 fighter aircraft to Ukraine

Finally, the process of transferring fighter aircraf to the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine got off the ground. First, Poland and then Slovakia agreed to transfer ALL of their MiG-29s to Ukraine. Poland will send four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in the coming days, announced by ... Read more

Saab JAS 39 Gripen – a potential Western fighter aircraft for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

There is information that Sweden received a request from Ukraine regarding the possible provision of Saab JAS 39 Gripen combat aircraft to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is reported by European Pravda with reference to the words of the Minister of Defense of Sweden, Paul Jonsson. “Yes. Of course, ... Read more

There will be planes! Maybe a Eurofighter Typhoon. Great Britain is going to train Ukrainian pilots on NATO fighter jets

President Zelenskyy is arriving in Great Britain today to meet with the country’s Prime Minister and visit the Ukrainian military. This is the second foreign visit of the president of Ukraine after the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. On the eve of the visit, the website of the government ... Read more

Boeing will build a demonstrator of the next-generation aircraft for NASA

Boeing received the order for the construction of the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) aircraft demonstrator from NASA. It is a new passenger aircraft configuration that is expected to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 30% compared to the most efficient aircraft of today. Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) is a ... Read more

The world’s largest aircraft Stratolaunch Roc made its ninth test flight

The world’s largest Scaled Composites Model 351 Stratolaunch aircraft, better known as the Stratolaunch Roc, has made another, already the ninth test flight, during which it set several records. The flight lasted 6 hours and Stratolaunch Roc flew for the first time outside the Mojave Desert, California. During the flight, ... Read more

Airbus is testing a pilot assistance system that can automatically change flight direction

Autonomous transport assistant can be found not only in cars. Airbus has launched testing of the DragonFly pilot assistance system, which can save the plane in an emergency situation. The system can automatically change the flight direction in emergency situations. Not only can it choose the route to the best ... Read more

Turkish TAI Hürjet jet trainer / light combat aircraft prototype

The first prototype of Turkey’s TAI Hürjet jet trainer / light combat attack aircraft has made its way to video for the first time. The vehicle was driven through the territory of the plant for further tests. TAI Hürjet is a project of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) to develop its ... Read more

Pentagon will receive a B-21 Raider bomber with advanced stealth technology

For the first time in the last 30 years, the American military received a new stealth bomber – the B-21 Raider. Northrop Grumman, which developed the plane, first showed the silhouette of the shrouded plane back in 2015. Now the Pentagon has officially unveiled the B-21 at an event at ... Read more