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STORIES Jun 04, 2024 Russian Plane Issues Triple Since Sanctions Imposed In response to Russia's offensive actions in Ukraine, various Western governments imposed sanctions on the Federation. This has led to Russian airlines struggling to find spare parts to fix crippled aircraft and has further contributed to a spike in malfunctions. Read More →
STORIES May 15, 2024 The U.S. Daring Mission to Steal a Soviet Made Helicopter Operation Mount Hope III was a daring mission executed by the US military in June 1988. Members of US Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment were able to pull off a dangerous heist without ever alerting the enemy or suffering any casualties. Read More →
STORIES May 04, 2024 Death Flights: A Legacy of State Terror in Argentina Death flights were just as terrible as they sound. One regime in South America used this as a primary tactic of suppressing its political enemies. This is the story of Argentina's "death flights" Read More →
NEWS Apr 13, 2024 Iranian Drone Attacks Force Airspace Closures, Airlines to Cancel or Divert Flights Several Middle Eastern countries closed their airspace to flights after Iran launched a drone attack against Israel on April 13. This drone attack comes a few days after an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Damascus killed seven officers from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Multiple airlines canceled or diverted flights flying over the region amid the worsening geopolitical environment. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 08, 2024 How Geopolitical Events Affect Civil Aviation Safety During armed conflict, no-fly zones are enacted in airspace that cannot be guaranteed safety. As a result, rules of war are in place to deter civilian aviation from getting looped into these conflicts. Read More →
NEWS Mar 11, 2024 Ukraine Starts Negotiations With US and EU Authorities to Resume International Flights Despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the country has been in official negotiations with international regulators regarding the possibility of resuming international flights. Commercial flights in Ukraine have remained suspended since Russia invaded the country in February 2022. Read More →
NEWS Feb 29, 2024 Ukraine Shoots Down $774 Million Worth of Russian Military Aircraft in Ten Days Ukraine's military claimed to have shot down $774 million worth of Russian aircraft, representing ten planes, in the past ten days alone. The claims come amid shortages of weapons in Ukraine due to delayed deliveries from the West. Ukrainian pilots are set to deploy American-made F-16 fighter jets later this year. However, Ukraine has shown the capability to perform better than Russia on the battlefield with its existing surface-to-air, Western-made weapons. Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 Military Planes From Four Countries Drop Humanitarian Aid on War-Torn Gaza Strip Amid the ongoing crisis in the Gaza Strip, various air forces participated in a joint effort to drop aid parcels by parachute along Gaza's coast. According to the Kingdom of Jordan, this operation was a direct effort to help needy people. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Russia Loses Ninth Military Aircraft in One Week After Ukraine Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet Ukraine shot down a second Russian Bariev A-50 military aircraft on February 23, according to Ukrainian Air Force sources. A video posted on the social media platform Telegram by Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk shows an explosion in the night sky. The explosion appears to be a Ukrainian missile striking the early warning and control aircraft over Russian territory between Rostov-on-Don and the Krasnodar region. The aircraft impacted the ground near the city of Yeysk. Read More →
NEWS Feb 19, 2024 Rwanda Accused of Deadly Drone Attack on Airport in Eastern DR Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) military has accused Rwanda's military of attacking an airport in eastern DRC as fighting escalates in the region. A supposed Rwandan drone attacked Goma International Airport (GOM) with a single bomb, damaging a Congolese Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet and another civilian aircraft. The bombing forced air traffic to cease for several hours as local authorities and the military inspected the damage. Read More →