EUROPE CALLS FOR A NEW COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Germany and France want to jointly develop a new generation of a European combat aircraft. They want to replace existing squadrons of supersonic military aircraft. At present, Germany uses Eurofighter European machines. France has developed its own Rafale supersonic aircraft due to disagreements in this project. The countries are also planning to develop a new generation of the Tiger Combat Helicopter and combat system, which should include both pilot and unmanned machines. A specific development plan should be known by the middle of next year.
“I think that shortly after the new government came to power, we showed that we are ready to add a new enthusiasm to the Franco-German relations.” said Angela Merkel, German Chancellor.
FATE OF NIGERIAN AIRLINES
Ethiopia Airlines is discussing takeover of Arik Air, the largest airline in Nigeria. The East African carrier itself claims to be ready and able to take over the Nigerian airlines. During
ENDED UP IN JAIL FOR THE WAY HE PILOTED A DRONE
39-year-old Paul Skinner has earned his place in aviation history. But with no doubt, not the one he would want. He became the first person to be convicted for the
ASTRONAUT SALLY RIDE DIED FIVE YEARS AGO
Sally Ride managed to do what only few women did. She entered the predominantly male NASA team. She first came to space in 1983. "She was a very exceptional lady. She