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Russian Aviation Hits Over 50 ISIL Facilities in Syria With 60 Flights

Russian aviation has conducted over 60 flights hitting more than 50 infrastructure facilities of the Islamic State in Syria, Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff said Saturday. (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

The Time A Tanker Saved A Fighter That Was Falling Apart Over The Atlantic

On the 5th of September, 1983, 4 USAF F-4E Phantom jets were flying over the Atlantic en route to Europe along with the support of a KC-135 known as “North Star.” These five aircraft were part of a larger number of Phantoms and tankers on a routine trans-Atlantic flight. To make the crossing, the Phantoms would need to tank a total of 8 times to fill their thirsty engines. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Russia’s MiG Warns Bulgaria Over Jet Deal With Poland

In the letter, the Russian manufacturer warned Sofia against performing aircraft maintenance activities in Poland, as RSK MiG claims that Polish defense companies are not officially authorized to repair MiG fighter jets. Nenchev has responded to the claim by saying that Poland’s offer was "two times lower" than what Sofia was offered by Russia. By signing a contract with Polish defense companies, Bulgaria will save up to 24 million leva (US $14 million), Nenchev said. (www.defensenews.com) More...

Pakistani pilots’ row with management grounds 51 flights

Some 51 flights scheduled by the Pakistani flag carrier have been cancelled in three days after pilots refused to work following a dispute over conditions, an airline spokesman said Saturday. Due to pressure from PALPA (Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association) so far 51 flights have been cancelled and it has affected 5,000 passengers since Thursday,” spokesman for Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Danyal Gilani said in a statement. The row started after the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority… (www.ngrguardiannews.com) More...

New Jet Fuel Additive May Reduce Explosion Risk

A polymer additive could reduce misting of jet fuel during crashes. (gizmodo.com) More...


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