Airpower is considered one of the best air shows in Europe. The meeting has just taken place in Austria and gathered 240 aircraft as well as 300,000 spectators on the ground, all with their heads locked skyward. Watch our best of video. Read the article.
France has just deployed its aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle, in the Mediterranean as strategic support to intensify air strikes against ISIL. This is the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, and only nuclear-powered carrier in operation today.
The flight lasted only seven minutes but was enough to show the EC645 T2’s potential to the launch customer. On November 27th, 200 metres (600 ft.) above the Airbus Helicopters Donauworth site, 100 kilometres (60 miles) north west of Munich in Germany, the aircraft carried out its first demonstration flight; a hands-on operation to test the manoeuvrability of the new light military helicopter that will equip the a year from now.