A WTO ruling on aircraft subsidies raises the risk of a tariff war

THE manufacture of airliners may be the world’s most globalised industry. Only two firms make big civil jets: Boeing of America and Airbus of Europe. Most of their revenues—55% for Boeing and 70% for Airbus—are earned outside their home territory. Both source parts from dozens of countries. But a ruling by the World Trade Organisation […]

The first aircraft carrier China has built is now undergoing sea trials

REUTERS/Stringer China’s first domestically made aircraft carrier began sea trials on Sunday. The Type 001A carrier is testing its power system ahead of entering service later this year. The carrier is only China’s second after it retrofitted a ship bought from Ukraine in 1998. China’s first domestically made aircraft carrier began sea trials on Sunday. […]

US military aircraft have been hit many times by lasers, possibly by China

Enlarge / U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathan E. Dewitt, a forward air controller, assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (BLT 2/6), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides landing zone control to a section of MV-22B Osprey medium tilt-rotor aircraft, April 2, 2018. (credit: Cpl. Santino Martinez / US Marine Corps) US […]

Vietnam Airlines Crew Suspended After Aircraft Lands on Closed Runway

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Australia is sending aircraft to monitor North Korean sanction breaches in the open seas

CPL Craig Barrett/ Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia Australia will be sending a surveillance aircraft to monitor potential sanction breaches by North Korea. Sanctions currently prohibit North Korea from importing or exporting particular goods in an attempt to limit cash flow and resources into the country’s nuclear weapons program. But North Korea has undertaken […]

These are the 20 aircraft carriers in service today

Daniel Brown/Business Insider Despite aircraft carriers’ immense cost, the Navy believes there is no replacing a well-armed, aircraft equipped, sovereign piece of US territory, powered by dual nuclear reactors. Former Defense Secretary William Cohen was fond of saying that without “flattops” the US has “less of a voice, less of an influence.” Evidently, many of […]

UAE says Qatari fighter jets flew dangerously close to 2 civilian aircraft

Paul Farley/US Navy via Wikimedia Commons Two Qatari fighter jets flew dangerously close to two civilian aircraft from the United Arab Emirates, according to UAE’s state news agency. UAE deemed it a “provocative action.” The UAE aircraft was forced to fly at a higher altitude. Two Qatari fighter jets flew dangerously close to two civilian […]

US military aircraft crashes in Iraq, casualties reported

Published time: 15 Mar, 2018 22:35 Edited time: 15 Mar, 2018 22:47 A US military aircraft has crashed in western Iraq, the military has confirmed, according to Reuters. Other reports indicate that up to seven people may have perished in the crash. Local sources, cited by Lebanese-based TV network Al Mayadeen, report the aircraft was […]

Grounded: Pensioner faces €10k fine after he chugged 2 bottles of wine and set off aircraft alarm

Airport security is a drag, especially if you forget liquids are banned and put two bottles of wine in your carry-on. That’s what happened to a pensioner who ended up chugging both bottles, getting so drunk that he couldn’t fly. The 67-year-old German citizen intended to give the two bottles of fine wine to the […]

The billionaire cofounder of Microsoft found a US aircraft carrier that was sunk during a pivotal World War II battle

The billionaire cofounder of Microsoft found the wreck of a US aircraft carrier that was lost during a pivotal World War II battle NOW WATCH: The wreckage of a World War II-era US warship that the Navy called the worst disaster at sea has been discovered See Also: 30 second clip shows how the US […]