Over 100 elite pilots, parachutists take part in Bucharest air show

The 6th edition of the most impressive air show in Romania - the BIAS - is gathering 100 civil and military planes both in an air show and on display for the public as well as over 100 elite pilots and parachutists at the Romanian capital's Aurel Vlaicu - Baneasa Airport on Saturday and Sunday.

Russia Launches Military Drills Simultaneously with NATO's Maneuvers

Russian Baltic Fleet, Airborne Troops and Air Force have started drills in the Kaliningrad Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said, Tuesday.

The military exercise is taking place at the same time as the international drills Saber Strike 2014 and BALTOPS 2014 that started in Europe.

Turkey’s unmanned ambitions shift up gear

Despite some false starts, Turkish aerospace engineers are moving ahead at full speed with new unmanned aerial vehicles, including the much anticipated Anka from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Shortly before parliamentary elections in 2011, several election campaign billboards of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) featured blue skies with unidentified aircraft, accompanie

Solar plane makes debut with eye on global trip

A sun-powered plane made a successful test flight on Monday, clearing a vital hurdle towards its goal of a round-the-world trip next year, its pilot and mission chiefs said.
Solar Impulse 2 carried out a flight lasting two hours and 15 minutes, half an hour longer than scheduled, German test pilot Markus Scherdel said.

Air force seeks F-16 upgrades

Greece is looking to make improvements to its fleet of F-16s after already setting in motion an upgrade for its Mirage fighter jets, Kathimerini has learned.

Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos has asked for a plan to be put in place for the improvements to the F-16s. It is not yet known how much such a scheme would cost.

Swiss Voters Turn Down Minimum Wage, Swedish Fighters

Swiss voters rejected Sunday the introduction of a EUR 3300 worth minimum wage, which would have been the world's highest.

Some 76 percent declared themselves against the minimum CHF 22 (EUR 18) an hour that workers in one of the richest countries could receive under the proposal which was put forward on a referendum, according to the Swiss daily Neue Zuercher Zeitung.