Boeing C-17

By Brian Everstine
A U.S. Air Force C-32 carrying Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his staff experienced a hard landing during a visit through the Middle East in March 2023.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
U.S. Air Force flight-related incidents increased in 2023, while Navy and Marine Corps rates stayed steady.
Aircraft & Propulsion

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Readers write about South Korea’s KF-21, NASA'S Psyche, China's Y-20, a quadriplegic pilot, JetBlue-Spirit merger and more. Plus: Behind the Scenes at Dubai.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

By Brian Everstine
The surge of military aid to Israel and related movement of air defenses to U.S. bases in the Middle East has meant a peak tasking of American airlift.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brandon Patrick
The regional market for medium and heavy military transports is heating up as Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states work to modernize their airlift capabilities.
AWIN Knowledge Center

By Tony Osborne
Aging fleets and regional instability are making Gulf Cooperation Council member countries prime marketing opportunities for airlifter OEMs.
Dubai Airshow

By Brian Everstine
The Pentagon has put 2,000 forces on prepare-to-deploy orders as it also has extended the deployment of a carrier strike group the Middle East.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Graham Warwick
The demonstrator is representative of the Chaparral full-scale prototype that Elroy is preparing for flight testing.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
A decision will be announced by the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 16 that could decide the future shape of the strategic mobility fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
President Joe Biden has tapped Gen. David Allvin to become the next Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne
India’s hunt for a new medium transport aircraft (MTA) has attracted interest from Airbus, Embraer and Lockheed Martin.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) has conducted a successful test of the Rapid Dragon pallet system.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
U.S.-led training highlights how air operations must change to prepare for a potential conflict in the region.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The service seeks shift from one-for-one replacement of KC-135s and C-17s to a series of aircraft, from the basic to the exquisite.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
Boeing has started a series negotiations with U.S. military officials to address the “tough” problem.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris
The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct additional test flights of drag reduction modifications to its Boeing C-17, KC-135 and Lockheed Martin C-130 aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Boeing currently supports several training programs in the UK.
Light Attack and Advanced Training

By Tony Osborne
The UK Royal Air Force has demonstrated a nonstop long-range flight of its Airbus A400M airlifter, from the UK to Guam.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
The U.S. Air Force hailed the test flights as a “groundbreaking achievement," but magnetic navigation technology still faces technical limitations.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Garrett Reim
U.S. Space Systems Command is closely watching SpaceX’s launch test of the fully reusable Starship/ Super Heavy launch vehicle, planned for April 20.
Space

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Air Force is planning the largest transatlantic crossing of combat aircraft since the lead-up to the 1990-1991 Gulf War this summer.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Air Force recently deployed F-22s to a tiny, bare base in the Pacific for the first in a significant demonstration of its new agile operating concept.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Bradley Perrett
The results of the work will be a factor in any eventual decision on whether to attach finlets on the sides at the rear of the aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion