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RAF Voyager in tyre blow out scare   

Whilst hurtling along the runway in Nevada with a take-off speed of around 160 mph, the tyre of the 204-tonne jet, laden with 80 tonnes of fuel, failed. The crew felt some minor vibrations early on, as per a routine take-off, but were unaware of the seriousness of the incident and the take-off continued safely.

RAF and Italian Air Force sign implementation agreement

Once established RAF engineers will be able to perform servicing and limited cross-maintenance activities on Italian Air Force aircraft, and vice versa, during exercises and operational Air Policing worldwide.

The move is part of wider NATO Agile Combat Employment initiatives to improve nations’ mutual operational advantage by operating better together.

RAF C-17 Globemaster delivers more vital aid to support civilians in Gaza

A Fourth RAF flight, carrying vital aid for humanitarian agencies to support civilians in Gaza, has arrived in Egypt.

Some B-1s and Crews Move From Ellsworth to Dyess to Train While Wreck is Cleared

The number of aircraft moved is being withheld as an operational security matter, although an Ellsworth press release referred to “several” jets taking off from the base.

While at Dyess, where they are expected to remain for at least several weeks, Ellsworth aircrews will fly the bombers and Ellsworth ground crews will sustain them. 

Harvard news round-up from Newark

The long-term in-depth restoration of the North American Harvard II B in Newark Air Museum's on site workshop continues and recently work has been undertaken on preparing to refit the restored nose cowlings to the fuselage. 

Clacton Airshow will go ahead for the next four years

Clacton Airshow will go ahead for the next four years under a commitment made today (Friday, 25 January). 
A Cabinet meeting held at event organisers Tendring District Council (TDC) agreed to run a Clacton Airshow annually up to and including 2027 during a meeting this morning.

Kingcobra ‘Fatal Fang’ returns to Californian skies

Bell P-63A-7-BE Kingcobra N94501 Fatal Fang made a successful return to the air on December 1, 2023, following many years of restoration work by the Chino, California-based Yanks Air Museum.

First GlobalEye for Sweden

On 25 January 2024, Global 6500 C-GZVH (c/n 60111) was delivered to Saab Aircraft at Linköping. The Global 6500 will undergo extensive modifications and equipped with the Erieye radar system. In Swedish military service it will be called the Spaning 106 (S106, Spaning stands for reconnaissance).

Loganair retires Saab 340

On 25 January 2024, Loganair performed its last ever Saab 340-flight after more than 24 years of service, which flew from Kirkwall to Inverness before departing for its last swoop down into Glasgow Airport, following the path of the first ever Loganair Saab 340 flight. It was operated by G-LGNA, and the crew consisted of Captain Eddie Watt, Captain Lionel McClean and Cabin Crew Nichola Charlish.

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