China’s first homegrown passenger jet makes maiden commercial flight

China's first domestically produced passenger jet, the C919, took off on its maiden commercial flight on Sunday, a milestone event in the nation's decades-long effort to compete with Western rivals in the air.    

China Eastern Airlines flight MU9191 rose into the skies above Shanghai Hongqiao Airport just after 10:30 a.m., footage from state broadcaster CCTV showed.    

Zelensky attends G7 as Ukraine wins access to F-16s

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Hiroshima for talks with the G7 Saturday, after winning long-sought access to advanced US fighter jets and training for Kyiv's pilots.

Zelensky's surprise summit appearance - he had previously been expected to appear by video - came after he welcomed a "historic" White House decision to allow Ukraine to get F-16 jets.

Military transport aircraft to symbolically fly over the Acropolis

The Hellenic Air Force General Staff announced that four military transport aircraft will fly over the Acropolis on Tuesday morning between 9.10 a.m. and 9.40 a.m. Specifically, there will be 2 C-130J of the United States Air Force assigned to the USAFE-AFAFRICA missions, accompanied by a C-130 and a C-27 of the Hellenic Air Force.

The crash of 2 AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters

Three soldiers were killed and the fourth was injured.
Two soldiers died at the scene of the crash, near Healy, and the third died on the way to a hospital in Fairbanks, the military said. The fourth soldier is in hospital due to injuries.
The names of those killed have been withheld until the next of kin have been notified, the military said.

More evacuees from Sudan touch down

Sixteen Greek nationals, a Cypriot, nine Romanians and 8 Finns have landed on board a Hellenic Air Force transport aircraft at Tanagra air base following their evacuation from Sudan via Jordan and Djibouti.

The C-27J Spartan transport carrier, which landed shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, contained several children.

Three Russian military aircraft intercepted in the airspace over the Baltic Sea PHOTO

Three Russian military aircraft flying without transponder signals have been intercepted in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, Germany's Luftwaffe said on Wednesday. German and British forces were deployed to identify the two Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft and one Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft, the German air force said on Twitter.